Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Results of Free Research to Members of 8 Genealogy Websites --- > Spiers of GA and MS

Task: Need info on John Spiers/Spears b. 1799 Georgia d. 1889 Hancock/Pearl River County, MS. Supposedly ran away from home and arrived in Mississippi around 1816. 

I examined all available records in Jefferson County and found the following proof that John was a son of Richard T. Spiers (or Spires) who died 1838 in Jefferson County. William Spiers was a appointed administrator. An Annual Return was filed for 1838, as follows:

paid out of the estate: Jesse Harrell
Owen McDermot
Prince & Ragland
Richard Hudson
John Spires $596.43
Received for a lot of land sold in Upson Co. $40 (date: 1839) 

One other estate was found in Jefferson County, as follows:
James Speir, Vouchers 1852 to 1860, pp. 84-97. This is a large estate consisting of properties and slaves. 

Spiers of Jefferson County 
           Richard Spiers, 10/6/1796.
  • George Spiers, 1796 Tax Tax Digest, 200 acres on Cheavers Creek adj. Thomas Little
  • George Spiers, Petit Jurior 10/1800 and 4/1801.
  • George Spiers, Plat Book 1, dated 1796, 211-1/2 acres on Chevers Creek, p. 97. Note: John and William Spiers weree also listed, but nothing beside their names.
  • Listed as Petit Juror 4/1797: Joseph Spiers
  • Listed as Petit Juror 10/1798 and 4/1800 (to 1818) William Spiers.
  • Court Case. Alexander Spiers vs. Joseph Stubbs 3/21/1810 and 3/8/1808
  • 1824 Tax Digest in Capt. Abbott's district, William Spiers gdn, estate of George Spiers. Monroe County 202-1/2 acres
  • 1830 Tax Digest lists William Spyers for orphans of George Spiers, Monroe County, 202-1/2 acres
Montgomery County
  • Tax Digest, 3/9/1797, Alexander Johnson Spiers listed adj lands of Thomas Fitzsimmons.
  • George Spiers owned 243 acres on the Augusta Road which was re-surveyed on 20 Sept 1817.
Spiers Families in Georgia

Revolutionary War Soldiers in Georgia in 1840
William Spears, aged 95, Franklin County John Spears, aged 89, Jasper County. 

William Speares or Spears,VA Line, S31980. Born 1745 in Amherst County, VA., lived in Buckingham Co., VA at time of enlistment. 1788 removed to Elbert County, GA. 1798 or 1799 removed to Franklin Co. GA where he applied for a pension on 5/6/1833. Brother: James Speares. 

Elbert County records reveal that a John Speer was granted land in Elbert County in 1793. In 1808, John Speer deeded this same land to Andrew Wet. Marey, wife of John, released her dower. Source: Revolutionary War Soldiers of Georgia by McCall 

William Speer, born Strebault, Ireland, Oct 18, 1745, died Abbeville District, SC, April 17, 1830. He married (1) 1784 in Abbeville District, Eleanor Little Norris; married (2) 1800 Abbeville District, widow Margaret McBride. 

Issue by 1st wife:
  • John b. Nov 5, 1784, married Nov. 6 1807, Elizabeth Caldwell in Abbeville Co.
  • William b. May 9, 1788 mar. 1811, Mary S. Gill
  • Alexander, b. Aug 3, 1790, mr. (1)Elizabeth Middleton (2)Mary Grant, widow (3)Carrie Day.
  • Margaret Houston b. Jan 1, 1792 mar. Joseph Rucker.<
Source: Revolutionary War Soldiers of Georgia by McCall

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