James Spear

Last updated 15 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 4 May 1796

Died: 17 Oct 1855

Father: James Spear (? – 1821)

Supporting evidence for:
name

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: Line 18

Comment: Source includes name (James Spear).

census-us-1850-ps-oh-coshocton-adams-315b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Coshocton County, Adams Township, page 315B (stamped) or 630 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Coshocton > Adams" image 28; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 670 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 4, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes name (James Spear).

marker-james-spear-1855: Gravestone of James Spear (1855); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 10 May 2021), memorial ID 41005468, photograph uploaded 4 Mar 2011; citing "Spears Cemetery (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA)" [from State Road 46 roughly 30 miles east of Terre Haute, Indiana, turn north onto Fish Creek Rd / County Road 450W (Owen Putnam State Forest), at about 3.1 miles turn left onto Lennox Road, at about 0.3 miles turn left onto Phaedrus Road, cemetery is on the right]

Comment: Source includes name (James Spear).

marriage-spear-bates-1828: Marriage registry entry for James Spear and Nancy Bates; Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020) > “Belmont > Marriage records 1821-1832 vol 2” image 105; DGS 4016301, image 311; entry 60 (page 176); citing “Marriage Book No. 1, pages 176-177; Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County Ohio”

Comment: Source includes name (James Spear).

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,
birth

census-us-1850-ps-oh-coshocton-adams-315b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Coshocton County, Adams Township, page 315B (stamped) or 630 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Coshocton > Adams" image 28; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 670 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 4, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes age (54) and location (Vir[ginia]). Using the census date of 1 June 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1795 to 1 June 1796.

marker-james-spear-1855: Gravestone of James Spear (1855); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 10 May 2021), memorial ID 41005468, photograph uploaded 4 Mar 2011; citing "Spears Cemetery (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA)" [from State Road 46 roughly 30 miles east of Terre Haute, Indiana, turn north onto Fish Creek Rd / County Road 450W (Owen Putnam State Forest), at about 3.1 miles turn left onto Lennox Road, at about 0.3 miles turn left onto Phaedrus Road, cemetery is on the right]

Comment: Source includes date of death (Oct 17, 1855) and age (59Y.5M.13D), giving a calculated anser ow 4 May 1796.

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death

marker-james-spear-1855: Gravestone of James Spear (1855); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 10 May 2021), memorial ID 41005468, photograph uploaded 4 Mar 2011; citing "Spears Cemetery (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA)" [from State Road 46 roughly 30 miles east of Terre Haute, Indiana, turn north onto Fish Creek Rd / County Road 450W (Owen Putnam State Forest), at about 3.1 miles turn left onto Lennox Road, at about 0.3 miles turn left onto Phaedrus Road, cemetery is on the right]

Comment: Source includes date (Oct. 17, 1855).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Nancy Bates (1808 – ?)

Married: 10 Apr 1828 in , Belmont County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-spear-bates-1828: Marriage registry entry for James Spear and Nancy Bates; Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020) > “Belmont > Marriage records 1821-1832 vol 2” image 105; DGS 4016301, image 311; entry 60 (page 176); citing “Marriage Book No. 1, pages 176-177; Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County Ohio”

Comment: Source includes date (10th day of April last ... [1828]) and location (Belmont County, Ohio).

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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 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, United States

Cemetery: (Spears Cemetery) at Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-james-spear-1855: Gravestone of James Spear (1855); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 10 May 2021), memorial ID 41005468, photograph uploaded 4 Mar 2011; citing "Spears Cemetery (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA)" [from State Road 46 roughly 30 miles east of Terre Haute, Indiana, turn north onto Fish Creek Rd / County Road 450W (Owen Putnam State Forest), at about 3.1 miles turn left onto Lennox Road, at about 0.3 miles turn left onto Phaedrus Road, cemetery is on the right]

Comment: Source includes location (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA).

marker-james-spear-1855: Gravestone of James Spear (1855); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 10 May 2021), memorial ID 41005468, photograph uploaded 4 Mar 2011; citing "Spears Cemetery (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA)" [from State Road 46 roughly 30 miles east of Terre Haute, Indiana, turn north onto Fish Creek Rd / County Road 450W (Owen Putnam State Forest), at about 3.1 miles turn left onto Lennox Road, at about 0.3 miles turn left onto Phaedrus Road, cemetery is on the right]

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Spears Cemetery) and location (Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana, USA).

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Attributes

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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: Line 18

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

census-us-1850-ps-oh-coshocton-adams-315b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Coshocton County, Adams Township, page 315B (stamped) or 630 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Coshocton > Adams" image 28; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 670 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 4, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes date (first day of June, 1850) and location (Adams Township in the County of Coshocton, State of Ohio).

census-us-1850-ps-oh-coshocton-adams-315b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Coshocton County, Adams Township, page 315B (stamped) or 630 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Coshocton > Adams" image 28; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 670 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 4, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes date (first day of June, 1850) and occupattion (farmer).

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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-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]

Supporting evidence for:
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

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?

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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: Line 18

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

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