George Spears[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1799 - 1846  (47 years)


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  • Name George Spears 
    Born 17 Oct 1799  , Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1846  Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Winter Quarters Cemetery, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27112  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Adam Spears 
    Mother Mary Tate 
    Sealed P (LDS) 21 Nov 1924 
    Family ID F4528  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah Ann Churchfield,   b. 3 Jan 1803, , Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1836  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Spears
     2. Agnes Jane Spears
     3. Spears,   d. 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Sprague Spears,   b. 10 Oct 1846,   d. 31 Oct 1846  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F2702  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nancy M. Spears (Mrs.),   b. 1796 
    Married 27 Apr 1825  Overton, Shelby, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Spears,   b. 1825
     2. Porter B. Spears,   b. 1829
     3. Benjamin Spears,   b. 1835
    Family ID F16800  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1846 - Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winter Quarters Cemetery, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Wells, Block 4, Lot 3 pt
      Wells, Block 12, Lot NW/4
      Kimball 2ND, Block 19, Lot 4
      T6 R5, Sec 12, Lot NW/4
      T7 R5, Block 18, E/2 Lot 1 La Harpe
      T6 R8, Sec 6

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Members, 1830 - 1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, p 799, 967
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, by Black and Black, Vol 6, p 3442 - 3443
      Early Mormon Records, Vol 1, p 61

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      "The Tragedy at WinterQuarters" by Andrew Jenson
      Death Record of Child, Nauvoo
      Inscriptions on the Monument at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, Those who Died there.

      SURNAME VARIANT: SPEIRS, SPIERS
      DEATH DATE VARIANT: 13 Oct 1846

      Name transcribed from A "Grave" Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery. By Carlyle B. Jensen and Gail Geo. Holmes, Published by Authors October 1999. Quoted from with permission of Gail Geo. Holmes. The record is a "List of the Deaths and Burials in the Camp of Israel at Cutler's Park, after Sept, 1846. Spellings, dates and etc. are as written in the original record - mistakes and all."

      Stated in record abovefor Elizabeth Sprague daughter of George Spears, "Elizabeth Sprague; age 21 days; da. of George and Sarah Spears; deceased Oct. 31, 1846; birthdate Oct. , 1846; grave no. 46."

      Stated in record above, "George Spear; age 47 yrs., 1 mo.; husband of Sarah N. Spears and son of Hirum and Mary Spears; deceased Nov. 12, 1846; disease chills and dysentery; birthplace Birkshire, Scotland; Oct ., 1799; grave 59"

      Note: "Stated by transcriber George's surname is given as Spear but his wife and parents are listed as Spears. I believe the s to be left out of George's name and so I added it." Terry Latey

      Note: Unknown location at Winter Quarters Cemetery. Terry Latey

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , Nauvoo, by Black and Black, Vol 6, p 3442 - 3443.

    2. [S22] LDS - Early Mormon Records, , Vol 1, p 61.

    3. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), Vol 40, p 799, 967.

    4. [S145] LDS - Nauvoo Death Records.

    5. [S73] Article - "Tragedy at Winter Quarters, Alphabetical Listing of Saints", Jenson, Andrew, (Salt Lake Deseret News, 5 Sep-7 Nov 1936).

    6. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    7. [S27301]