Nancy Ann Spear

16 March 1838–
Berlin, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Spear was born on 16 March 1838, in Berlin, Washington, Vermont, United States, her father, Thomas Spear, was 31 and her mother, Polly Cummings, was 39. She married Stephen G Stewart on 10 March 1866. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Stephen G Stewart
Nancy Ann Spear
Marriage: 10 March 1866
Nettie J. Stewart

Spouse and Children

    Stephen G Stewart



10 March 1866
Berling, Washington, Vermont


    Nettie J. Stewart


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Spear


    Polly Cummings




    Jacob Cummings Spear


    Jason P Spear


    Almira Betsey Spear


    Ellen F Spear



World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 26

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Nancy A Stewart in household of Stephen G Stewart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy A Spear in household of Thomas Spear, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Stewart in entry for Nettie J Stewart, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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