William Snow1

Marriage*He married Rebecca Backer, daughter of Robert Backer and Lucy Williams.2,1

Family

Rebecca Backer
Children1.William Snow+1
2.Joseph Snow+2,1 b. bt 1664 - 1668, d. 18 Dec 1753

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Snow, pages 300-304. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 168-169. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.

Zebedee Snow1

b. 26 February 1743/44
Father*Ebenezer Snow1 b. 29 Mar 1702
Mother*Sarah Hooper1 b. 9 Oct 1705, d. 10 Aug 1750
Birth*26 February 1743/44Zebedee Snow was born on 26 February 1743/44 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Zilpah Snow1,2

b. circa 1763
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Ebenezer Snow Jr.1,2 b. 16 Nov 1729, d. bt 9 Mar 1807 - 1 Jan 1811
Mother*Elizabeth Hooper1,2 b. 13 Apr 1729, d. a 1 Jan 1811
Birth*circa 1763Zilpah Snow was born circa 1763 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage Intention24 May 1795An intention of marriage for David Bolton and Zilpah Snow of Raynham was recorded on 24 May 1795 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
Marriage*She married David Bolton, son of Jonathan Bolton and Thankful Borden.1
Census 1800*Zilpah (Snow) Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her husband David Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. David and Zilpah would have been married about 5 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. Their household had two children: 1 male under 10 and 1 female under 10 who were probably their children and have not yet been fully identified.4
(Daughter) Will9 March 1807Zilpah Bolton was named in the will of her father Ebenezer Snow dated 9 March 1807 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The will named his son Ebenezer his Executor and made the following bequests: to his beloved wife Elizabeth, during her life, he gave the use of the easterly front room in his dwelling house along with a "decent annual maintenance" to be provided by his son Ebenezer; to his son Ebenezer, his heirs and assigns forever, he gave all his real and personal estate of whatever name or nature forever, and instructed Ebenezer to pay all the debts, funeral charges and other bequests named in the will; to each of his three daughters, Sarah Hall, Betsey Warren and Zilpah Bolton, he gave $20, and to his grandson Nathan Snow, he gave $1, stating again that all were to be paid by his son Ebenezer.5,6
(Heir) Probate1 January 1811In addition to a copy of her father's will, the only other document in the probate packet for her father's estate was dated 1 January 1811 at Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. The will officially approved on that date, his son and Executor, Ebenezer Snow Jr., along with Jonathan Shaw, Esq. and Seth Hall, Gentleman, agreed to pay the sum of $5,000 to the Judge of the Probate and Wills. The condition of the obligation was that Ebenezer Snow Jr. agreed as Executor to assume and pay all the debts and legacies of his father, Ebenezer Snow. The document appears to imply that all recipients named in the will were still living on 1 Jan 1811.6

Family

David Bolton b. c 1764
Children1.John Bolton+; He was probably the son of one of the sons of Jonathan Bolton and Thankful Borden, but whether of John, David, Thomas or possibly another not yet identified, is entirely speculation at this point in our research. Not much has been learned yet about David and Zilpah Bolton, but since we already placed one "stray son John" with David's brother John, we've placed this "son" with David and Zilpah
2.Daughter Bolton
3.Child Bolton7 d. 8 Aug 1801

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Volume 16, Part 3, Person number 856, pages 208-209. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of David Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  5. [S632] Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926 (Bristol County, Massachusetts), Microfilm of originals at the Probate Registry, Taunton, Massachusetts on 199 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 462,644, Volume 46, 1809-1811, pages 144-145. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926.
  6. [S647] Bristol County (Mass.) probate records, 1690-1881, Microfilm of manuscript on 351 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 580,779, alphabetical records, 1811, 8 page probate packet. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County probate records, 1690-1881.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, referencing P.R.4: citing a private record; from a record of deaths kept from 1766 to 1820 by Oliver Alden, and from 1820 to 1846 by his son, Caleb Alden, and grandson, Cromwell Alden, or members of the family, now in the possession of the Bridgewater Public Library.

Captain Nathaniel Soper1

Marriage*He married Betty Price, daughter of Benjamin Price and Silence Hayward, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).2,3

Family

Betty Price b. 15 Nov 1758

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Price, pages 292-293. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Price, pages 292-293, with the note that he was from Hanson.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 351, with the note that he was from Pembroke. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

George Soule

b. circa 1600, d. circa 22 January 1679
Birth*circa 1600George Soule was born circa 1600 in England.
(Signer) Mayflower Compact11 November 1620George Soule was one of the 41 adult males who signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620 onboard the Mayflower which was at anchor in what is now Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). All 41 of the adult male members on the Mayflower signed the Compact. It outlined the first written laws for the new land, determined authority within the settlement and was observed as "the law" until 1691. The Compact established that the colony of mostly persecuted Separatists was to be free of English law. It was devised to set up a government from within themselves and was written by those to be governed. When creating the Mayflower Compact, the signers believed that covenants were not only to be honored between God and man, but also between each other. They had always honored covenants as part of their righteous integrity and agreed to be bound by this same principle with the Compact. John Adams and many historians have referred to the Mayflower Compact as the foundation of the U.S. Constitution written more than 150 later.1,2,3
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656George Soule was among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. George Soule was one of those who never relocated his family and moved to Bridgewater.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.4,5,6,7,8
(Grantor) Land Transfer1660George Soule, Moses Simmons and Philip Delano never moved to Bridgewater and in 1660 sold their proprietor shares to Nicholas Byram who settled there soon after.9
Death*circa 22 January 1679He died circa 22 January 1679 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S841] Mayflower History.com, online at www.mayflowerhistory.com. Hereinafter cited as MayflowerHistory.com.
  3. [S912] All About History, online at www.allabouthistory.org. Hereinafter cited as All About History.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  6. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  7. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  8. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  9. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Byram, pages 127-130.

Hannah Soule1

b. 1733, d. 15 January 1795
Birth*1733Hannah Soule was born in 1733, her year of birth calculated from her age at death.1
Marriage*circa 1768She married Nathaniel Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Mary Harvey, circa 1768.1
Death*15 January 1795She died on 15 January 1795.1

Family

Nathaniel Hayward b. 1719, d. 9 Nov 1780
Children1.Philip Hayward1 b. 22 Dec 1769
2.Oliver Hayward1 b. 28 Mar 1771, d. 7 Sep 1819
3.Libeus Hayward1 b. 4 Oct 1772
4.Rufus Hayward1 b. 6 Sep 1774
5.Isaac Hayward1 b. 15 Mar 1777
6.Adam Hayward1 b. 15 Mar 1777, d. 1778

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.

Caroline Sox1

b. 24 May 1812, d. 2 May 1852
Birth*24 May 1812Caroline Sox was born on 24 May 1812.1
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Jacob Herlinger.1,2
Death*2 May 1852She died on 2 May 1852 at age 391
Burial* and was buried in Payne-Seeley-Saxe Cemetery, Audrain County, Missouri.1

Family

Jacob Herlinger b. 23 Jan 1813, d. 20 Jul 1879
Child1.Katherine Ann Herlinger3 b. 15 May 1835, d. 19 Aug 1907

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Caroline (Sox) Herlinger, Memorial# 30532202. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob Herlinger, Memorial# 30532138.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Katherine Ann “Katie” (Herlinger) Middleton, Memorial# 92692846.

Nathaniel Sparhawk1

Occupation*Nathaniel was a well-known merchant in Boston.1
Marriage*1 May 1742He married Elizabeth Pepperell, daughter of Sir William Pepperell and Mary Hirst, on 1 May 1742.1

Family

Elizabeth Pepperell b. 29 Dec 1723, d. Sep 1797
Child1.William Pepperell Sparhawk1 b. 1746, d. 1817

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 8-12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

William Pepperell Sparhawk1

b. 1746, d. 1817
Father*Nathaniel Sparhawk1
Mother*Elizabeth Pepperell1 b. 29 Dec 1723, d. Sep 1797
Birth*1746William Pepperell Sparhawk was born in 1746.2
Baronet Title*William Pepperell Sparhawk inherited the title of Baronet from his grandfather Sir William Pepperell and, himself, became known as Sir William Pepperell.1
Death*1817The last Sir William Pepperell died in London, England, in 18173
Baronet Title* and the name and title became extinct.3

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 8-12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  2. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 22.
  3. [S1010] New England Towns.org, online at http://newenglandtowns.org. Hereinafter cited as New England Towns.org.

Ebenezer Spear1

b. 3 August 1654
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*3 August 1654Ebenezer Spear was born on 3 August 1654 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*16 July 1679He married as his first wife, Rachel Deering, daughter of Samuel Deering and Mary Newcomb, his stepmother and her first husband, on 16 July 1679 in Braintree. They were married by Mr. Joseph Dudley.1,2
(Husband) Death16 October 1717Ebenezer became a widower when Rachel (Deering) Spear died on 16 October 1717.1

Family

Rachel Deering b. 30 Aug 1659, d. 16 Oct 1717

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.
  2. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, Volume I, Deering, pages 418-419.

Eliezer Spear1

b. 24 July 1678
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Newcomb1 b. 2 Mar 1640, d. 1 Aug 1678
Death* and died the same day.1
Birth*24 July 1678Eliezer Spear was born on 24 July 1678 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

George Spear1

b. circa 1613, d. September 1688
Birth*circa 1613George Spear was probably born in England circa 1613.2
Marriage*He married first Mary Heath, daughter of William Heath and Mary Crampthorne, in Massachusetts Bay Colony.2
(Husband) Death7 December 1674George became a widower when Mary (Heath) Spear died on 7 December 1674.2
Marriage*27 April 1675He married second, as her second husband, Mary (Newcomb) Deering, daughter of Francis Newcomb and Rachel ______, on 27 April 1675.1,3
(Husband) Death1 August 1678George became a widower for the second time when Mary (Newcomb) Deering Spear died on 1 August 1678.2
Marriage*He married third widow Elizabeth Gent of New Dartmouth in the Province of Maine possibly in Boston where she had taken refuge with her children during the Indian Wars.2
Relocation*After their marriage George Spear and his wife Elizabeth went to New Dartmouth, Cornwall County, Maine, (now in Lincoln County) and occupied the Gent property.2
Indian Attack*21 May 1688George was still living there on 21 May 1688 when, calling himself husbandman, he sent a petition to the Governor of New England stating that his wife's first husband, John Gent, was an ancient inhabitant of New Dartmouth, owning much land, before the Indian War, and was "cast away" while his family was in Boston, that he, Spear, had married the widow, returned to New Dartmouth when it was newly settled, bringing much stock with him, and that now being "very Antient" he wished to have his two sons Samuel and Nathaniel Spear live near him and to see them settled while he was still alive, and therefore asked that they be granted one hundred and fifty acres apiece as near to the town as may be, by His Majesty's patent and at a moderate quit-rent. His hopeful plan was never achieved, for less than four months later on 5 and 6 September 1688, New Dartmouth was attacked by a strong force of Indians. Although most of the inhabitants were able to reach the safety of the garrison and eventually escaped to the westward, all of the houses and buildings were burned and the place was completely deserted for the next thirty years.2
Death*September 1688He may have died as a result of the Indian attack on New Dartmouth in September 1688 because he was never heard of again. He would have been about 75 years of age.2

Family 1

Mary Heath b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Children1.Mary Spear2 b. 21 Apr 1644
2.Sarah Spear2 b. 11 May 1647
3.Samuel Spear2 b. 15 Oct 1652, d. 5 Jun 1654
4.Ebenezer Spear2 b. 3 Aug 1654
5.Hannah Spear2 b. 30 Mar 1656, d. 10 May 1668
6.Samuel Spear2 b. 16 Jan 1658/59
7.Nathaniel Spear2 b. 15 May 1665
8.Hannah Spear2 b. 6 Sep 1671

Family 2

Mary Newcomb b. 2 Mar 1640, d. 1 Aug 1678
Children1.Mary Spear2 b. 3 Jun 1676
2.Eliezer Spear2 b. 24 Jul 1678

Family 3

Elizabeth ______

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, Deering, pages 418-419. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.
  2. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367.
  3. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, Volume III, Newcomb, pages 38-43.

Hannah Spear1

b. 30 March 1656, d. 10 May 1668
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*30 March 1656Hannah Spear was born on 30 March 1656 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*10 May 1668 and died on 10 May 1668 in Braintree at age 12.1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Hannah Spear1

b. 6 September 1671
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*6 September 1671Hannah Spear was born on 6 September 1671 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Mary Spear1

b. 21 April 1644
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Baptism*21 April 1644Mary Spear was baptized on 21 April 1644 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). Her baptismal record noted she was "the daughter of Georg Speere of the Church of Braintree" and the Massachusetts Families source suggested that Mary (Heath) Spear had gone back to her home for the birth of her first child, as was a common custom, and had wanted her baby baptized by her family's friend and parson, the Reverend John Eliot.1
Death*She probably died young.1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Mary Spear1

b. 3 June 1676
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Newcomb1 b. 2 Mar 1640, d. 1 Aug 1678
Birth*3 June 1676Mary Spear was born on 3 June 1676 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*3 January 1703She married Nathaniel Mills on 3 January 1703.1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Nathaniel Spear1

b. 15 May 1665
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*15 May 1665Nathaniel Spear was born on 15 May 1665 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Samuel Spear1

b. 15 October 1652, d. 5 June 1654
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*15 October 1652Samuel Spear was born on 15 October 1652 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*5 June 1654 and died on 5 June 1654 in Braintree at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Samuel Spear1

b. 16 January 1658/59
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*16 January 1658/59Samuel Spear was born on 16 January 1658/59 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Sarah Spear1

b. 11 May 1647
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*11 May 1647Sarah Spear was born on 11 May 1647 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Catherine Spence1

b. 2 August 1849, d. 25 July 1920
Father*James H. Spence1 b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Mother*Rocceana Kensler1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Birth*2 August 1849Catherine Spence was born on 2 August 1849 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) Census 185022 October 1850Catherine appeared on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison County, Illinois. She was 1 year old.3
(Daughter) Census 186028 July 1860Catherine appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. She was 11 years old and had attended school within the year.4
(Daughter) Census 187021 July 1870Catherine appeared on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. She was 20 years old.5
Marriage*2 February 1871She married Philip Braden, son of Isaac Braden and Sarah Hawks, on 2 February 1871 in Madison County. Catherine's half-brother, James Heaton, had married Philip's sister, Lucinda Braden, in 1863.6
Census 1880*10 June 1880Catherine and Philip Braden appeared on the 1880 census taken on 09 and 10 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. Philip was 40 years of age and a farmer, and Catherine was 30 and keeping house. The couple lived with their four children in 1880. Jennie was 7, Charles 6, Isaac 4, and Katie 2. The three older children had all attended school within the census year.7
Census 1900*13 June 1900Catherine and Philip Braden appeared on the 1900 census taken on 13 June 1900 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. Philip was 60 years of age and a farmer, and Catherine, spelled "Katherine", was 50. The couple had been married for 29 years and Catherine had given birth to 8 children, all of whom were living. Five of their children, all unmarried, resided in their parents' household in 1900. Katherine was 21, Martha was 18, Chester 16, Emma 12 and Joseph 10. The three younger children had all attended school for 9 months within the census year. John Morgan, a 45-year-old farm laborer, also resided in the Spence household in 1900 as a boarder.8
(Daughter) Will15 June 1912Catherine's father prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.9
Death*25 July 1920She died on 25 July 1920 in Nameoki, Madison County, at age 702
Burial* and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Granite City, Madison County.2

Family

Philip Braden b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 3 Feb 1922
Children1.Jennie M. Braden7 b. 1873
2.Charles N. Braden7 b. 1874
3.Isaac F. Braden7 b. 1876
4.Katherine Braden7 b. Jan 1879
5.Martha Braden8 b. Mar 1882
6.Chester Braden8 b. Sep 1883
7.Emma Braden8 b. Jun 1887
8.Joseph Braden8 b. Jan 1890

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine Braden, Memorial ID# 36459009. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James H. and "Roxeeanna" Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Phillip Braden and Catharine Spence, Madison County, 2 February 1871, citing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip and Catharine Braden, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Philip and Katherine Braden, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0060; FHL microfilm: 1240326. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  9. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Edgar Wilson Spence1,2

b. 1 February 1885, d. 28 October 1945
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*1 February 1885Edgar Wilson Spence was probably born on 1 February 1885 in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri.2,3,4
(Son) Census 190011 June 1900Edgar appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 14 years old and had attended school for 4 months during the census year.1
Marriage*He married Marian Urquhart.5,6
(Grandson 4) Will15 June 1912Edgar's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.7
Draft Registration12 September 1918Edgar Wilson Spence completed his World War I Draft Registration Card on 12 September 1918 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. His home address was reported as RFD37, Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri, and his nearest relative was his wife, Marian Spence.8
Description*In 1918, Edgar was described as tall and stout with blue eyes and brown hair.8
Draft Registration*1942Edgar Wilson Spence completed his World War II Draft Registration Card in 1942. His home address was reported as Frederick Avenue and West Ripon Road, Ripon, San Joaquin County, California, and the person who would always know his address was identified as Robert Spence who also lived in Ripon.2
Death*28 October 1945He died on 28 October 1945 in San Joaquin County, California, at age 606
Burial* and was buried in Block 31, Lot 572 of Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.6

Family

Marian Urquhart b. 10 Mar 1885, d. 23 Jan 1956

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, age 57, date of birth 1 February 1885 in Centreview, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, Memorial# 106405659, recording his date of birth as 2 February 1885. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, recording his date of birth as February 1886.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marian (Urquhart) Spence, Memorial# 106405660.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, Memorial# 106405659.
  7. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  8. [S223] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, age 33, date of birth 1 February 1855, residence Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918.

Gentry Spence1

b. December 1887
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*December 1887Gentry Spence was born in December 1887 in Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census 190011 June 1900Gentry appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 12 years old and had attended school for 6 months during the census year.2
(Son) Census 191026 April 1910Gentry appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 23 years old and had no occupation recorded. He could read and write and had not attended school since 1 September 1909.1
(Grandson 5) Will15 June 1912Gentry's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.3

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Irene Spence1

b. September 1892
Father*John W. Spence2 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews2 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*September 1892Irene Spence was born in September 1892 in Missouri.2
Name VariationShe was called Rena.2
(Daughter) Census 190011 June 1900Rena appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 8 years old.2
(Daughter) Census 191026 April 1910Irene appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of her widowed mother in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 17 years old, could read and write and had attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.1
Marriage*22 June 1910She married J. R. Shadwick on 22 June 1910 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri.3
(Granddaughter 4) Will15 June 1912Irene's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.4

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, J.R. Shadwick and Irene Spence in Centerview, Johnson County on 22 June 1910. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

James Andrew Spence1

b. 4 September 1883, d. 11 June 1972
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*4 September 1883James Andrew Spence was born on 4 September 1883 in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri.1,2
(Son) Census 190011 June 1900James appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 17 years old and had attended school for 2 months during the census year.3
(Grandson 3) Will15 June 1912James's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.4
Death*11 June 1972He died on 11 June 1972 at age 885
Burial* and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.5

Citations

  1. [S1767] Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, James Andrew Spence, son of John Wesley Spence and Laura Ann Spence, born on 4 September 1883 in Centre View, Johnson County. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, recording his date of birth as September 1872. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868.
  4. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, James A. Spence, Memorial# 102264178. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

James H. Spence1,2,3

b. 26 July 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Birth*26 July 1825He was born as James Hamilton Spence on 26 July 1825 in Ohio.4,5
Marriage*3 February 1848He married, as her second husband, Rocceana (Kensler) Heaton, daughter of Jacob Kensler, on 3 February 1848 in Madison County, Illinois. She was about 12 years older than her husband.1,6,3
Census 1850*22 October 1850Rocceana and James H. Spence appeared on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison County, Illinois. James was 26 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, and "Roxceanna" was 38. Five of the Heaton children from their mother's first marriage resided in the household of their stepfather in 1850. Valentine was 18, Emaline 15, Jacob 13, James 10, and Matilda 9. Catherine Spence, daughter of James and Rocceana, was age 1. All of the children except Catherine had attended school within the year. In 1850, Rocceana's eldest daughter, Henrietta Heaton, age 16, was enumerated as a student in a seminary school for girls in Madison County, Illinois.7
Census 1860*28 July 1860Rocceana and James H. Spence appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. Their surname was transcribed as "Spiece". James was 35 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,800 and a personal estate valued at $1,000. "Roxiana" was keeping house and her age was recorded as 28, 10 years less than had been recorded 10 years earlier. She was likely about 48 in 1860. Three of Rocceana's children from her marriage with John Heaton resided with her in the Spence household. Emeline was 21 and keeping house with her mother, James was 20 and a laborer, and Matilda was 18 and also keeping house. Two children of James and Rocceana Spence also resided with their parents. Catherine was 11 and John was 9. All five of the children had attended school within the year. Adam Gates, age 60 and born in France, also resided with the family in 1860 and worked as a farmhand. Lucinda Braden, whom James Heaton would marry in 1863, was enumerated in her father's household on the same census page.8
Census 1870*21 July 1870Rocceana and James H. Spence appeared on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. James was 45 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $10,000 and a personal estate of $800. His birth place was recorded as Missouri. Rocceana was 58 and keeping house. Two of their children resided with the couple in 1870. Catherine was 20 and John was 18 and had attended school within the year. A 22-year-old male laborer also resided in the Spence household in 1870.9
Census 1880*12 June 1880Rocceana and James Hamilton Spence appeared on the 1880 census taken on 11 and 12 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. James was enumerated as "Hamilton J. Spence", 54 years of age and a farmer, and Roxana was 68 years of age and keeping house. Residing with the couple in 1880 were three children. The two youngest children were identified as the couple's grandsons. Henry Deer was 8 years old and his brother Osie Deer was 6. Their mother had been born in Illinois and we believe was Roxana's daughter, Matilda Heaton. The boys' father had been born in Germany. The third and oldest child residing in the Spence household in 1880 was a 14-year-old girl named Augusta Taulmann, who was identified as "adopted". She had been born in Illinois and there was no record of where either of her parents had been born or who they were. All three of the children had attended school within the census year. Two men described as laborers also resided with the Spence family in 1880. John Koerner was 60 years of age, born in Kentucky and his relationship to the family was recorded as "servant", and Colin H. McLean was 21, born in Illinois and had no relationship to the family other than as a laborer.10
(Husband) Death21 February 1886James became a widower when Rocceana (Kensler) Heaton Spence died on 21 February 1886 at age 74.11
Marriage*1889He married second Martha J. ______ in 1889.12,13
Census 1900*16 June 1900Martha J. and James H. Spence appeared on the 1900 census taken on 16 June 1900 at 222 South Street, Warrensburg, Johnson County. James was 74 years of age and a retired farmer. He owned his house free of mortgage. Martha was 38 years of age, had given birth to no children, and they had been married 11 years.13
Will*15 June 1912James H. Spence of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, prepared his will on 15 June 1912. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.12
Death*7 May 1913He died on 7 May 1913 at age 875
Burial* and was buried in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.5
Probate24 May 1913His will was presented to the Probate Court of Johnson County and approved for probate on 24 May 1913.12

Family 1

Rocceana Kensler b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Children1.Catherine Spence+4 b. 2 Aug 1849, d. 25 Jul 1920
2.John W. Spence+4 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
3.Joseph Spence14 b. Jun 1855, d. 10 Jul 1859
4.Augusta A. Taulmann10 b. 1866, d. 22 Feb 1896

Family 2

Martha J. ______ b. Nov 1861

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 31, page 1352. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James H. and Roxeeana Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Hamilton Spence, Memorial# 134389443. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, James H. Spence and Roxana Heaton. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James H. and "Roxeeanna" Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317.
  8. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Hamilton J. and Roxana Spence, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395D; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rockseanna (Kensler) Spence, Memorial# 134389633.
  12. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  13. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James H. and Martha J. Spence, Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0118; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Spence, Memorial ID# 36438159.

Jesse Jewell Spence1,2

b. 16 December 1894, d. 30 August 1963
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*16 December 1894Jesse Jewell Spence was born on 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri.1,2,3
(Son) Census 190011 June 1900Jesse appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 5 years old.1
(Son) Census 191026 April 1910Jesse Jewell appeared as "Jewell" on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 15 years old, could read and write and had attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.4
(Grandson 6) Will15 June 1912Jewell's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.5
Marriage*He married Cordelia Pearl Graham, daughter of James W. Graham and Valerie Showers.6,2,7,3
Draft Registration5 June 1917Jesse Jewell Spence completed his World War I Draft Registration Card on 5 June 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married and reported his home address as 1415 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri.6
Description*He was described as being medium tall and of medium build, with red hair and blue eyes.6
Census 1920*2 January 1920Pearl and Jesse J. Spence appeared on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Jesse was 25 years of age and worked as a bookkeeper in a mercantile store, and Pearl was 33. They rented their apartment. Jesse's mother and two of his sisters, the oldest and the youngest, resided with the couple in 1920, as did Pearl's brother and two lodgers. His mother, Laura Spence, was 64 years of age and widowed, his sister Roxie was 44 years of age, recorded as single, and worked as a sewing machine operator, and his sister Kathryn was 19 years old, single, and worked as a sales lady in a dry goods store. Pearl's brother, Walter Graham, was 23 years old, single, and was recorded as a lodger. He worked as a horse man in a horse barn. The two other gentlemen residing in the Spence household were lodgers. Ray E. Samuels was 24 years of age, single, and worked as a laborer in a stock yard, and Roy B. Smith was 56 years of age, divorced, and worked as a house painter.8
Draft Registration*1942Jesse Jewell Spence completed his World War II Draft Registration Card in 1942. His home address was reported as 416 1/2 Montgall, Kansas City, Missouri, and the person who would always know his address was his wife, Mrs. Pearl Spence.9
Death*30 August 1963He died on 30 August 1963 at age 683
Burial* and was buried in Centreview Cemetery, Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri.3

Family

Cordelia Pearl Graham b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 13 Feb 1965

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse Jewell Spence, age 47, born 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Spec J Jewell Spence, Memorial# 93918274. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  6. [S223] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse J. Spence, age 22, born 16 December 1894 in Centerview, Missouri, married and working as a bookkeeper for a jewelry company. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, C Pearl Spence, Memorial# 93918344.
  8. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  9. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse Jewell Spence, born 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri.

John W. Spence1,2

b. 11 August 1851, d. 10 September 1908
Father*James H. Spence1 b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Mother*Rocceana Kensler1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Birth*11 August 1851John W. Spence was born on 11 August 1851 in Madison County, Illinois.1,3,4
(Son) Census 186028 July 1860John appeared on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.5
(Son) Census 187021 July 1870John appeared on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. He was 18 years old and had attended school within the year.6
Marriage*6 February 1873He married Laura Ann Matthews on 6 February 1873 in Madison County, Illinois.2,7
Census 1880*10 June 1880Laura and John W. Spence appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. The family's surname was transcribed by Ancestry as "Strena". John W. Sr. was 28 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was 22 and keeping house. The couple's three children resided with their parents in 1880. John W. Jr. was 5, Roxanna A. 4, and William J., transcribed as "Urikaius J.", was 1 year old. Also residing in the Spence household in 1880 was the couple's niece, Truly Wheatley, who was 12 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
Census 1900*11 June 1900Laura and John W. Spence appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. John was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was 22. They had been married for 26 years and Laura had given birth to 12 children, 11 of whom were still living, and their farm and home was owned with a mortgage. Nine of their children resided in their parents' household in 1900. Roxie was 23 years old, James was 17, Edgar 14, Gentry 12, Laura 11, Lucy 9, Rena 8, Jesse 5 and Robert 2. Only James, Edgar, Gentry and Laura had attended school within the census year.9
Death*10 September 1908He died on 10 September 1908 at age 573
Burial* and was buried in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.3
(Son) Will15 June 1912John's father prepared his will on 15 June 1912, four years after his son's death, in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.10

Family

Laura Ann Matthews b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Children1.John W. Spence8 b. 1875
2.Roxanna Abigail Spence11 b. 23 Dec 1875, d. 3 Jan 1954
3.William Joseph Spence12 b. 1879, d. 1918
4.James Andrew Spence13 b. 4 Sep 1883, d. 11 Jun 1972
5.Edgar Wilson Spence9 b. 1 Feb 1885, d. 28 Oct 1945
6.Gentry Spence14 b. Dec 1887
7.Laura E. Spence9 b. Nov 1888
8.Lucy Spence9 b. Aug 1890
9.Irene Spence9 b. Sep 1892
10.Jesse Jewell Spence9 b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 30 Aug 1963
11.Robert Spence9 b. Jan 1897
12.Katie Spence14 b. 1901

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John W. Spence and Laura Matthews. Madison County, 6 February 1873, referencing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Wesley Spence, Memorial# 134388939. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, reporting the date of his birth as July 1851. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  7. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, reporting the year of their marriage as 1874.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  9. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868.
  10. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Roxanna Abigail "Roxie" (Spence) Graham, Memorial# 134388738.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Spence, Memorial# 133329270.
  13. [S1767] Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, James Andrew Spence, son of John Wesley Spence and Laura Ann Spence, born on 4 September 1883 in Centre View, Johnson County. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910.
  14. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

John W. Spence1

b. 1875
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*1875John W. Spence was born about 1875 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census 188010 June 1880John W. appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. He was 5 years old.1
(Son) Census 191026 April 1910John appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 34 years old and worked as a farm laborer on the family farm.2
(Grandson 1) Will15 June 1912John's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.3

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1769] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Joseph Spence1

b. June 1855, d. 10 July 1859
Father*James H. Spence1 b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Mother*Rocceana Kensler1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Birth*June 1855Joseph Spence was born in May or June 1855 in Madison County, Illinois,1
Death*10 July 1859 and died on 10 July 1859 in Madison County at the age of 4 years and 1 month.1
Burial*He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Granite City, Madison County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Spence, Memorial ID# 36438159. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.