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Mary Jane Spear

Mary Jane Spear

Female 1854 - 1919  (65 years)

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  • Name Mary Jane Spear 
    Birth 26 Aug 1854  IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 26 Nov 1919  Marion, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5869  forneyclark
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father James Wiley "Jim" Spear,   b. 5 Aug 1830   d. 9 Dec 1890 (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Surrelda Fitzsimmons,   b. 6 Jan 1833, KY Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1856 (Age 23 years) 
    Marriage 16 Oct 1853 
    Family ID F1877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George "Addison" Phillips,   b. 8 Sep 1852, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Aug 1927, Joplin, MO Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 10 Oct 1872  Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Wendell "Welly" Phillips,   b. 11 Aug 1873, Alpha, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Nov 1966 (Age 93 years)
     2. Flora Emeline Phillips,   b. 6 Aug 1875   d. 13 May 1902 (Age 26 years)
     3. Elizabeth Phillips,   b. 5 Sep 1877   d. 1877
     4. Surrelda "Blanche" Phillips,   b. 18 Jan 1879, Azalia, Jennings Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Jun 1977 (Age 98 years)
     5. Mary Edna "Birdie May" Phillips,   b. 2 Nov 1880, Bartholomew Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Aug 1917 (Age 36 years)
     6. Charles Thomas "Charlie" Phillips,   b. 17 Jan 1885, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Apr 1971, Houston, TX Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
     7. Frederic Clifford "Fred" Phillips,   b. 8 Jul 1889, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Apr 1967, Pompano Beach, FL; burial: Pompano Beach, FL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     8. George Raymond "Ray" Phillips,   b. 29 Sep 1893, Columbus, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

  • Photos
    Spear, Mary Jane (1854-1919)
    Spear, Mary Jane (1854-1919)
    Individual photo of Mary Jane Spear Phillips came via John Phillips from Blanche Phillips Fought's Phillips Collection, owned by Eileen Cufr.
    Spear, Mary Jane (1854-1919)
    Spear, Mary Jane (1854-1919)
    Individual photo of Mary Jane Spear Phillips came via John Phillips from Blanche Phillips Fought's Phillips Collection, owned by Eileen Cufr. Restoration of the photo was done by Susan Yvette Todd Barbour.
    Phillips, Frederic Clifford 'Fred' (1889-1967)  & Surrelda 'Blanche' Phillips (1879-1977) & Mary Jane Spear (1854-1919) & Charles Thomas 'Charlie' Phillips (1885-1971) & May Spear & Mary Edna 'Birdie May' Phillips  (1880-1917)  &  James Wendell 'Welly' Phillips (1873-1966)  & George Raymond 'Ray' Phillips (b. 1893)
    Phillips, Frederic Clifford "Fred" (1889-1967) & Surrelda "Blanche" Phillips (1879-1977) & Mary Jane Spear (1854-1919) & Charles Thomas "Charlie" Phillips (1885-1971) & May Spear & Mary Edna "Birdie May" Phillips (1880-1917) & James Wendell "Welly" Phillips (1873-1966) & George Raymond "Ray" Phillips (b. 1893)
    Group/ Pet/ Dog photo which was taken about 1905, in Marion, Indiana, by Fred Hamilton (May Spear Hamilton’s husband), came via John Phillips from Blanche Phillips Fought's Phillips Collection, owned by Eileen Cufr. Included (L-R, back row) are Frederic Clifford "Fred" Phillips & Surrelda "Blanche" Phillips Lindsey Fought & Mary Jane Spear Phillips & Charles Thomas "Charlie" Phillips & May Spear Hamilton (half sister of Mary Jane Spear Phillips). Included (L-R, front row) are Mary Edna "Birdie May" Phillips & James Wendell "Welly" Phillips & George Raymond "Ray" Phillips. The family dog is Old Bird.
    Phillips, George 'Addison' (1852-1927) & Mary Jane Spear (1854-1919) & James Wendell 'Welly' Phillips (1873-1966)
    Phillips, George "Addison" (1852-1927) & Mary Jane Spear (1854-1919) & James Wendell "Welly" Phillips (1873-1966)
    Residence photo is of the home of George "Addison" Phillips & Mary Jane Spear Phillips & James Wendell "Welly" Phillips. The home was located on Quick's Creek about halfway between Deputy and Crothersville, Indiana. Kathryn Sidensticker purchased this photo at an auction in Missouri, then donated it to the Scott County Genealogical Society, Inc., Scott County, Indiana. (SCGSI Website is FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER at http://www.angelfire.com/in4/scottcounty/Welcome.html ) Members of the Scott County Genealogical Society, Inc. checked to see which Scott County residents were married on the date listed on the back of the photo and found that only George “Addison” Phillips and Mary Jane Spear Phillips were wed on that particular day. The Phillips' eldest son James Wendell "Welly" Phillips was subsequently born on another date listed on the back of the photo. Naomi Keith Sexton, (Scott Co. Genealogical Society, Inc.,
    Research Rooms, Librarian & Newsletter Editor of the SCGSI Newsletter) sent this photo and information to John Phillips. John Phillips in turn sent the photo and info to us. See the notes for George “Addison” Phillips & Mary Jane Spear & James Wendell "Welly" Phillips for the story that accompanies this photo.

  • Notes 
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      Source:
      John Phillips:
      Naomi Keith Sexton:
      Kathryn Sidensticker:
      The following text accompanies a photo of the home of George "Addison" Phillips and Mary Jane Spear Phillips. From John Phillips: "George 'Addison' Phillips and Mary Jane Spear Phillips' cabin was located on Quick's Creek about halfway between Deputy and Crothersville, Indiana. Their eldest son James Wendell "Welly" Phillips, who was born in the cabin on August 11, 1873, said that the home was 15 by 20 feet and had a dirt floor. There was a small lean-to kitchen along one wall. The bride's father, Jim Spear, provided the cabin, which was on his property. George "Addison" Phillips and Mary Jane Spear Phillips' lived there two years."
      Naomi Keith Sexton, librarian and newsletter editor of the Scott County Genealogical Society Inc., Scott County, Indiana, sent the photo and information to John Phillips. (The Scott County Genealogical Society, Inc. is located at 1050 S. Main St, Box 23, Scottsburg, IN 47170-0023.)
      The following info was typed on the back of the photo: "This ONE room cabin in Scott county, Indiana. Father and Mother were married Oc 10 th 1872 and went to house keeping here and lived here TWO YEARS I was bo n [sic] in the CABIN Aug 11 th 1873"
      (Kathryn Sidensticker purchased this photo at an auction in Missouri, then donated it to the Scott County Genealogical Society, Inc., Scott County, Indiana.) (SCGSI Website is FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER at http://www.angelfire.com/in4/scottcounty/Welcome.html )
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      Source:
      John Phillips:
      PHILLIPS' FAMILY BIBLE TRANSCRIPTS:
      SPEAR FAMILY BIBLE
      James Wiley Spear (1830-90) kept a Bible. It passed to daughter Mary Jane (Spear) Phillips, to Mary's daughter Blanche (Phillips) Fought, then to Blanche's granddaughters Eileen and Kathleen Lindsey. Below is a transcript of the family data. Parentheses show what's been written in later, obviously by Blanche. Incidentally, the Bible lists her as "Surrelda B. Phillips."

      (Grandpa Spear) James Wiley Spear was born on the 5th day of August 1830.
      (mothers mother) Surrelda fit-Simmons Jas W. Spear wife was born on the 6 day of January 1833
      (mother) Mary Jane Spear (daughter of J.W. and Surrelda Spear) was born on the 26th day of August 1854
      Infant daughter of J.W. and Surrelda Spear was born on the 4 day of December 1856
      Armilda -- [?] wife of J.W. Spear was born on the 22 day of October 1832
      Surrilda Catherine daughter of J.W. and Armilda Spear was born on the 6th day of August 1860
      Infant twins sons of J.W. and Armilda Spear was born on the 19th day of June 1858
      James Wiley Spear was married on the 16th day of October 1853 to Surrelda fit Simmons now his wife
      James Wiley Spear was married Armilda Newkirk October the 4th 1857 (writing is light)
      L.E. Whitsitt and Cassie Spear were married December 9th [?] 1883.
      James W. Spear and Minerva Lowry was joined together as husband and wife October 2nd 1867
      James W. Spear and Angeline Peacock was joined togather as husband and wife September the 2nd, 1877
      James W. Spear and Mary Ellenor Clark was joined togather as husband and wife October the 6th 1883
      Birda May Daughter James W. Spear and Mary E. Spear was born on the 21st day of August 1884
      James Blaine son of James W. Spear and Mary E. Spear was born the 29th day of September 1886
      Benjamin Harrison Son of James W. and Mary E. Spear was born February the 19th 1889. Married Minnie [illegible] Died 1935
      Mary E. Clark wife of James W. Spear was born Sept. the 17th 1855, died Nov. 27th 1889
      Goldie S. Whitsitt was born Oct. 14th 1884 atKeokuk, Iowa Tuesday morning half past eight. Married Curtis Bard--died 6 mo. later. Goldie married Will Casey 5 children.
      (Mother's mother) Surrilda wife of James W. Spear died on the 15th day of Dec. 1856
      Infant Daughter of J.W. and Surrelda Spear Died on the 4 of December 1856
      Infant twins of J.W. and Armild Spear died the 19th day of June 1858
      Armilda wife of J.W. Spear Died November the 3th [5th?] 1866
      Mary E. Wife of James W. Spear Died November the 27th 1889
      James W. Spear died December the 9th 1890 Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock
      James Blain son of J.W. and Mary E. Spear died December [no date is given]
      Susan Fitz Simmons died april 6th 1893. Thursday 4 o'clock A.M. she was born Feb. 17, 1803
      George A. Phillips was born September 8th 1852. Died Joplin, Mo. Aug. 18, 1927
      Mary J. Phillips was born August 26, 1854. Died Nov. 26, 1919 715 W. 6th St. Marion, Ind.
      James W. Phillips was born august 11th 1873 Scott Co. Ind. Monday 1 P.M.
      Florra E. Phillips was born august 6th 1875 [last digit overwritten] Scott Co. Ind. friday half past 9 a.m.
      Infant daughter (Elizabeth) born & died wednesday September 5th [1877 is written in above the line, and the last digit has been overwritten] 1 A.M.
      Surrelda B. Phillips was born saturday January 18th 1879. 9 A.M. Jennings Co. Ind. [illegible note added]
      Mary E. Phillips [Birdie] was born Nov. 2nd 1880 Tuesday half past 9 P.M. Bartholomew Co. Ind.
      Charles T. Phillips was born Saturday January 17th 188511 A.M. bartholomew Co. Ind.
      Fredie Clifford Phillips was born (Commercial Hotel room #28) monday July 8th 1889 1 A.M bartholomew Co. Ind.
      George Raymond Phillips was born Friday Sept. 29th 1893 11 A.M. at columbus Ind at the Commercial Hotel (Room 28)
      Florra E. Phillips died Tuesday 4 p.m. [June crossed out] May 13, 1902
      Mary Edna (Birdie) Phillips died August 19th 1917 Sunday 4 o'clock P.M.
      Mae Spear Hamilton died April 11th 1919 Friday 5 o'clock A.M.
      Mary Jane (Mother) Phillips died Nov. 26 1919 Wed. 8:40 Marion Indiana 715 W. 6th St.
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      Source:
      SEE MARY BAIER'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=genealogy4&id=I0869
      SHOWALTER'S AND MATHEW:
      Mary Baier:
      ID: I0869
      Name: James Wiley SPEAR
      Sex: M
      Birth: 30 AUG 1830
      Death: 8 DEC 1890 in Westley [Wesley] Chapel at Crothersville IN
      Reference Number: 869
      Note:
      "James lost a part of his thumb and did not serve in the Civil War.
      ...a James W did serve in southern Indiana. might be a cousin."
      "Jim" farmed near Alpha in Scott Co. IN. He was Squire of the Peace and on "big days" served as Field Marshal. He was a Methodist and a Republican."
      Father: Ephraim SPEAR b: 2 AUG 1808 in VA
      Mother: Mary MATHEW b: 1807
      [Donna Forney Clark: for clarity, in the info below, I omitted children who were carried from one marriage to the next, putting the children with their birth mothers only.)
      Marriage 1 Surelda FITZSIMMONS b: 1833 in KY
      Married: 10 OCT 1853
      Note: Bible records say that James a [sic] Serelda had an infant girl on Dec 4 1856 and that she died that day and the Morter [sic] died 11 days later this child was unnamed.
      Children
      Mary Jane SPEAR b: 26 AUG 1854

      Marriage 2 Armilda NEWKIRK b: 27 OCT 1832
      Married: 4 OCT 1857
      Children
      Surelda Catherine SPEAR b: 6 AUG 1860

      Marriage 3 Minerva LOWERY b: 1837
      Married: 2 OCT 1867

      Marriage 4 Angelina FITZSIMMONS
      Married: SEP 1877
      Note: Jim and Angelina were Divorced.

      Marriage 5 Mary Elnor CLARK b: 17 SEP 1855
      Married: 6 OCT 1883 in Scott Co IN
      Children
      Birdie May SPEAR b: 1884
      James Blain SPEAR b: 28 SEP 1886
      Benjamin Harrison SPEAR b: 19 FEB 1889 in Marion In
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      Source:
      SEE KARI NORTHUP'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=knorthup&id=I02850
      Northup-Dye:
      Kari Northup:
      ID: I02850
      Name: Mary Jane SPEAR
      Sex: F
      Birth: AUG 1854 in Indiana
      Death: 26 NOV 1919 in Indiana
      Marriage 1 George Addison PHILLIPS b: 8 SEP 1852 in Scott County, Indiana
      Married: 10 OCT 1872
      Children
      James Wendell "Wellie" PHILLIPS b: 11 AUG 1873 in Alpha, Scott, Indiana
      Flora Emeline PHILLIPS b: 6 AUG 1875
      Elizabeth PHILLIPS b: 5 SEP 1877
      Surrelda Blanche PHILLIPS b: 18 JAN 1879 in Azilia, Indiana
      Mary Edna "Birdie May" PHILLIPS b: 2 NOV 1880 in Bartholomew County, Indiana
      Charles Thomas PHILLIPS b: 17 JAN 1885 in Columbus, Indiana.
      Frederick Clifford PHILLIPS b: 8 JUL 1889 in Columbus, Indiana
      George Raymond PHILLIPS b: 29 SEP 1893 in Columbus, Indiana
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      Source:
      SEE KARI NORTHUP'S SITES FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      KARI'S GENEALOGY SITE:
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~knorthup/
      NORTHUP-DYE:
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=knorthup
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      See also:
      2-Sources concerning Scott Co., Indiana families:
      John Phillips:
      Family Records, Etc.
      http://jphil36.blogspot.com
      Site is administered by John Phillips and includes the Diary of Sarah Bovard. The Bovard Diary entries concern family life on the frontier, Scott County, Indiana, 1859-1871. John Phillips welcomes any comments about Sarah Bovard's Diary that would further the understanding of who's who, et cetera. He is also especially interested in seeing additional pages of the diary that others might have.

      Bob Haefner:
      Sarah Waldsmith Bovard:
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~haefner/Bovard/
      Bob Haefner's mirror site Sarah Waldsmith Bovard also includes the Bovard Diary as well as sample scans of the original text. Bob Haefner describes the Sarah Bovard Diary as "a daily record of her personal activities, reflections, and feelings [during] the Civil War [and during the] bearing of 12 children in 20 years."
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