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
1831–1903
Elizabeth Spear
1831–1910
Marriage: 10 April 1851
Rebecca J. Johnson
1852–
Sarah C. Johnson
1855–
Uriah Franklin Johnson
1857–1933
Beriah A. Johnson
1865–
Alice Johnson
1866–
Porter Wilson Johnson
1860–1930
Harriet Ann Johnson
1863–1945
Amos B. Johnson
1869–1931
Carrie Belle Johnson
1871–1944

Spouse and Children

    Esop A Johnson

    Male1831–1903Male

    Female1831–1910Female

MARRIAGE
10 April 1851
Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States
children

(9)

    Rebecca J. Johnson

    Female1852–Female

    Sarah C. Johnson

    Female1855–Female

    Uriah Franklin Johnson

    Male1857–1933Male

    Porter Wilson Johnson

    Male1860–1930Male

    Female1863–1945Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1803–1884Male

    Margaret Crawford

    Female1810–1893Female

siblings

(11)

    Sarah Speer

    Female1830–1840Female

    Female1831–1910Female

    Margaret Mary Jane Speer

    Female1831–1854Female

    William J Speer

    Male1832–1904Male

    Jane Miller Speer

    Female1832–1900Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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