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Robert Spearman (1782 - 1851)

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Robert Spearman
Born in Essex, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 1804 in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified 15 Aug 2019 | Created 12 Oct 2013
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Biography

Robert was born 1782 in Virginia. He is understood to be the son of Thomas Spearman and Margaret Rutherford. [1] Robert is understood to have married Ellender Smith (1777-1847). [2] As Robert's eldest children--and possibly all of his children--are born in South Carolina, and because Ellender was born in South Carolina, it is assumed that their marriage took place in South Carolina sometime before the birth of their eldest known child--son, Lorenzo--in 1804. In 1830, a Robert Spearman is enumerated on the federal census in Perry County, Alabama (where Robert's son Lorenzo was married in 1835). [3] In 1840 a Robert Spearman is enumerated on the federal census in Cherokee County, Alabama. [4] Robert was widowed in 1848 and in 1850 he is enumerated on the federal census in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. [5] Robert's occupation is "planter" and his real estate worth $2,500. He passed away in 1851. [6] [7] He is buried at Coffeyville City Cemetery.

Last Will & Testament

Robert Spearman's Last Will & Testament
In the name of God, Amen. I Robert Spearman of Yalobusha County and State of Mississippi considering the uncertainty of life and being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz.
1st It is my desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
2nd It is my wish and desire that all my stock of every description all my farming tools all my household and kitchen furniture and stock of provisions on hand all my growing crop of corn and cotton be equally divided between my son Rutherford Spearman & my daughter Ellen Spearman.
3rdly It is my wish and desire that all my negro property be equally divided between my sons Lorenzo Spearman Edmund Spearman and Rutherford Spearman and my daughter Ellen Spearman.
4thly It is my wish and desire that the following land, to wit: the south west quarter and the west half of the south west quarter of Section Eighteen Township Twenty four of Range Six East be equally divided between my son Edmund Spearman and my daughter Ellen Spearman and my grandson Robert L. Harrison.
5thly It is my wish and desire that should my grandson Robert L. Harrison attain the age of twenty-one years that my children shall pay him Two hundred dollars to be equally born by all of them.
6thly Should any of my before mentioned heirs die without issue it is my desire that their interest in my estate shall revert back and be equally divided amongst my surviving heirs.
Signed sealed and published, Robert Spearman (Seal)
and delivered by the above named Robert Spearman in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator. This 11th day of August, AD 1848
C A Davis
C C Nelson
E F Broom[8]

Slaves

In 1850, Robert Spearman had the following enslaved persons: a thirty-five year old woman, [9] a thirty-five year old woman, [10] a thirty year old woman, [11] a twenty-seven year old man, [12] a twenty-seven year old man, [13] a twenty-seven year old woman, [14] a twenty-two year old woman, [15] a twenty-two year old woman, [16] a twenty year old woman, [17] a twenty year old man described as mulatto, [18] an eighteen year old woman, [19] a thirteen year old girl, [20] a thirteen year old boy described as mulatto, [21] a twelve year old girl, [22] a ten year old girl, [23] a ten year old girl, [24] a nine year old girl, [25] a six year old girl, [26] a seven year old girl, [27] a six year old boy, [28] a six year old girl, [29] a five year old boy, [30] a three year old girl, [31] a two year old boy, [32] a two year old boy, [33] a one year old girl, [34] a girl under the age of one, [35] a boy under the age of one, [36] a six year old girl, [37] a four year old girl, [38] and a two year old boy. [39]

Research Notes

A middle name of "Smith" has at times been ascribed to Robert Spearman, but there is no source cited.


Sources

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  3. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHP9-N2S : 24 August 2017), Robt Spearman, Perry, Alabama, United States; citing 66, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 3; FHL microfilm 2,330.
  4. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHT8-JHB : 27 August 2017), Robt Spearman, Cherokee, Alabama, United States; citing p. 149, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 3; FHL microfilm 2,332.
  5. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4LV-7J4 : 14 August 2019), Robert Shearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing family 90, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. Robert Spearman in the Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982 View Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982: [1] Name: Robert Spearman Probate Date: 1 Dec 1851 Probate Place: Yalobusha, Mississippi, USA Inferred Death Year: Abt 1851 Inferred Death Place: Mississippi, USA
  7. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146182034 : accessed 14 August 2019), memorial page for Robert Spearman, Sr (1 Feb 1782–1 Sep 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146182034, citing Coffeeville City Cemetery, Coffeeville, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Mimosa (contributor 46875181) .
  8. Ancestry.com. Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982 [database on-line](Last Will & Testament : accessed 14 Aug 2019). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. (Subscription required to access link.)
  9. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1X8 : 30 July 2017), Robt Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 1, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  10. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XD : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 2, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  11. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XD : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 2, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  12. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XX : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 4, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  13. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XF : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 5, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  14. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XF : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 5, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  15. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XJ : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 7, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  16. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XV : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 8, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  17. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XK : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 9, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  18. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1X2 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 10, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  19. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XL : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 11, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  20. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XG : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 12, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  21. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XP : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 13, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  22. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1X5 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 14, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  23. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XR : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 15, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  24. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XT : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 16, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  25. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XY : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 17, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  26. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1XB : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 18, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  27. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1X1 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 19, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  28. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FM : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 20, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  29. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1F9 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 21, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  30. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FS : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 22, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  31. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1F3 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 23, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  32. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FQ : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 24, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  33. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1F7 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 25, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  34. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FW : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 26, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  35. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1F4 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 27, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  36. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FH : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 28, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  37. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FC : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 29, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  38. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1FZ : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 30, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.
  39. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVCN-1F8 : 30 July 2017), Robert Spearman, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing line number 31, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,602.


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