Last updated 15 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Abt 1797 in , , Virginia, United States
Spouse/Partner: Robert Spear (1792 – 1861)
Married: 20 Dec 1821 in , Belmont County, Ohio, United States
Child: Alex Spear (abt 1823 – ?)
Child: Elizabeth E. Spear (abt 1828 – ?)
Child: A. Jackson Spear (abt 1829 – ?)
Child: Robert F. Spear (abt 1832 – ?)
Child: Samuel Spear (abt 1834 – ?)
Child: Margarat Spear (abt 1836 – ?)
Child: Nancy M. Spear (abt 1840 – ?)
Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Note that some genealogies and even search engines show a "marriage" date of 13 Dec 1821 for Robert and Margaret. However, looking at the actual record registry shows there is no affirmation of a marriage on that date, but there is notice of an affadavit from Robert. The 13 Dec date is not a marriage therefore, but probably the date of their marriage license being granted. A lttle more searching of the Ohio Marriage records shows that they were actually married on 20 Dec. The need for the affadavit on 13 Dec is unclear. These are usually attesting to the freedom to marry (for example, that they are old enough, or they are unencumbered by a previous marriage) but the need in this case is unknown. Was it just a formality? Since 29 is somewhat old for a first marriage, especially in the early 1800s, was Robert married before Margaret?
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