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American Silversmiths

Thomas Spear
(abt 1793-1868)
Margaret Jacobus
(abt 1794-1866)
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James Emmons Spear
(1817-1871)

 

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Laura Ann Wood

James Emmons Spear

  • Born: 26 Jan 1817, Bloomfield NJ
  • Marriage: Laura Ann Wood in Nov 1840 in Savannah GA
  • Died: 26 Mar 1871, Charleston SC

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • He worked before 1846 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Savannah GA the mark shown, courtesy of Bruce Cherner, reads J. E. SPEAR twice, overstamping GELSTON & TREADWELL (?) and below, SAVANNAH overstamping NEW YORK
  • He worked from 1846 to 1848 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Charleston SC
  • Advertised in the Charleston Courier (Charleston SC), 22 Apr 1846, offering his services as a jeweler and listing goods for sale.

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  • He was a partner from 1849 to 1850 with J. Charles Wood in Charleston SC as J. E. SPEAR & Co.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Charleston SC, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Advertised in the Bagget's City Directory (Charleston SC), 1851,
  • He worked from 1851 to 1871 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Charleston SC
    Listed in the Southern Business Directory for 1854 at 235 King Street.

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  • Advertised in the Southern Business Directory, 1854,
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Charleston SC, listed as a jeweler.

James married Laura Ann Wood in Nov 1840 in Savannah GA. (Laura Ann Wood was born in 1824 and died on 16 Sep 1851 in Charleston SC.)




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