Elizabeth Spear

4 July 1831–3 August 1910 (Age 79)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Spear was born on 4 July 1831, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Speer, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Crawford, was 20. She married Esop A Johnson on 10 April 1851, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Wayne Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 3 August 1910, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dundee Cemetery, Dundee, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Esop A Johnson
Elizabeth Spear
Marriage: 10 April 1851
Rebecca J. Johnson
Sarah C. Johnson
Uriah Franklin Johnson
Beriah A. Johnson
Alice Johnson
Porter Wilson Johnson
Harriet Ann Johnson
Amos B. Johnson
Carrie Belle Johnson

Spouse and Children

    Esop A Johnson



10 April 1851
Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States


    Rebecca J. Johnson


    Sarah C. Johnson


    Uriah Franklin Johnson


    Porter Wilson Johnson



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Crawford




    Sarah Speer



    Margaret Mary Jane Speer


    William J Speer


    Jane Miller Speer


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English spere ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Spear in household of James Spear, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Johson in household of Esop Johson, "United States Census, 1870"

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