Last updated 15 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 4 May 1796
Died: 17 Oct 1855
Father: James Spear (? – 1821)
Spouse/Partner: Nancy Bates (1808 – ?)
Married: 10 Apr 1828 in , Belmont County, Ohio, United States
Child: William Pey Spear (1828 – ?)
Child: Martha Spear (1830 – ?)
Child: James Spear (1833 – ?)
Child: Hannah Spear (1836 – ?)
Child: Adison Spear (1839 – ?)
Child: Sarah Spear (1842 – ?)
Child: Maranda Spear (1845 – ?)
Burial: at Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, United States
Cemetery: (Spears Cemetery) at Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, United States
Residence: Jun 1830 at Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States
Residence: Jun 1850 at Adams Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, United States
Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1850
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-197, census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-200]
Robert was able to read and write, and owned real estate worth $500 in 1850. [census-us-1850-ps-oh-coshocton-adams-315b]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
James may have been born in Virginia and died in Owen County, Indiana. [research-a-spear-family-history]
The 1830 U.S. Census identifies the household as containing James and one female between 20 and 30 (probably Nancy), one boy under 5 (probably William), and one girl under 5 (probably Martha). [census-us-1830-ps-oh-belmont-kirkwood-200]
Is Jame's middle intial 'H'?
Did James Spear and Louisa Hinton marry on 31 Mar 1856 in Indiana?
Is this the James Spear who purchased land in Ohio, recorded in the Zanesville land office -- 80 acres on 1 Feb 1831, 40 acres on 1 Apr 1837?
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