Samuel Sidney Spear

12 August 1834–30 November 1909 (Age 75)
Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel Sidney

When Samuel Sidney Spear was born on 12 August 1834, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Boyd Spear, was 47 and his mother, Nancy Richards, was 43. He married Clara S. Edwards on 13 February 1873, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. He died on 30 November 1909, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Samuel Sidney Spear
Clara S. Edwards
Marriage: 13 February 1873

Spouse and Children

13 February 1873
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Eugenia Richards Spear


    Eugene Richard Spear



    Ann Roselia Spear


    Diana Charlotte Spear


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World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 1

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

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)

  • Samuel L Shear in household of Alfred A Childs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel S Spear in household of Alfred E Childs, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Samuel S Spear, "United States Census, 1880"

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