William Spear

Last updated 15 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Father: James Spear (? – 1821)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-197: 1830 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Belmont County, Kirkwood Township, page 197; 1830 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Ohio > Belmont > Kirkwood" images 19-20; citing “Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 127 (of 201), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 0337938]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14

Comment: Source includes name (William Spear). The last name may have an extraneous 's' at the end, but it is difficult to tell from the census page image.

marriage-spear-jarvis-1817: Marriage registry entry for William Spear and Cathrine Jarvis; Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020) > “Belmont > Marriage records 1803-1806 vol A” image 102; DGS 4016302, image 176; entry 5 (first #5 on page 143); citing “Marriage Book No. 1, pages 142-143; Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County, Ohio”

Comment: Source includes name (William Spear).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Cathrine Jarvis (? – ?)

Married: 27 Feb 1817 in , Belmont County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-spear-jarvis-1817: Marriage registry entry for William Spear and Cathrine Jarvis; Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020) > “Belmont > Marriage records 1803-1806 vol A” image 102; DGS 4016302, image 176; entry 5 (first #5 on page 143); citing “Marriage Book No. 1, pages 142-143; Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County, Ohio”

Comment: Source includes date (27th day of February, 1817) and location (Belmont County, State of Ohio).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: Jun 1830 at Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-197: 1830 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Belmont County, Kirkwood Township, page 197; 1830 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Ohio > Belmont > Kirkwood" images 19-20; citing “Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 127 (of 201), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 0337938]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 June 1830) and location (Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1830, bothers William, Robert, James, Samuel, David, Andrew, and Joseph Spear were all living in separate households in Kirkwood Township, Ohio. The record also suggests that Robert and William were next-door neighbors, as were James, David, and Andrew. [census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood]

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general notes

census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-197: 1830 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Belmont County, Kirkwood Township, page 197; 1830 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Ohio > Belmont > Kirkwood" images 19-20; citing “Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 127 (of 201), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 0337938]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 13, 14, 24

census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-200: 1830 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Belmont County, Kirkwood Township, page 200; 1830 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Ohio > Belmont > Kirkwood" images 25-26; citing “Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 127 (of 201), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 0337938]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 11, 18, 19, 20

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Birth and Death Information

William may have been born 2 May 1791 in Virginia and married Margaret Burton on 20 Dec 1830 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He may have died 27 Oct 1873 in Fairview, Gurnsey County, Ohio, and buried in Methodist Church Cemetery, in Oxford Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. [research-a-spear-family-history]

I'm also finding evidence for a William Spear that was born in Pennsylvania rather than Virginia. Is the expected birthplace correct (it seems to fit with what is known of his suspected siblings so far) but could there be more to the story of the family? Or is the Pennsylvania clan simply a different Spear lineage?

Other References

The 1830 U.S. Census identifies the household as containing William but no female over 10 (Catherine had probably died, and he didn't marry Margaret until December). There are also one boy between 5 and 10, and one between 10 and 15 (unknown), and two girls under 5 and one between 5 and 10 (unknown). [census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood]

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research notes

census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-197: 1830 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Belmont County, Kirkwood Township, page 197; 1830 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 11 Aug 2018) > "Ohio > Belmont > Kirkwood" images 19-20; citing “Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 127 (of 201), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 0337938]

Additional detail for reference: Line 14

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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