Ruth was born about 1808. She passed away in 1887.
29 Sep 1887 (published date)
Source for obituary, the September 29, 1887 Belmont Chronicle. This is the notice of my 2nd great-grandmother's passing. She was Ruth Ann "Lucy" Spears and she married Israel William Hepburn on 26 Oct 1828. Lucy was the daughter of Robert Spears and Catherine Ann Budd who married about 1803, possibly in Pittsburgh. A family story maintains that Catherine, who died 01 Mar 1870 was actually an illegitimate daughter of England's King George III. Naturally I researched this intriguing story but I have never been able to find even a shred of evidence connecting my 3rd great-grandmother to the British Royal family. I am seeking information on the Spears (could be Spear, Speers, et. al.) and Budd lines. I show Robert Spears born in Pennsylvania about 1785 and Catherine in shown in the 1850 census as being born in PA and in the 1860 census as being born in New York. Lucy's older sister Margaret Spears married Moses Gallaher and a younger sister Mary Spears married the prominent steamboat owner Capt. John Klinefelter on 28 Aug 1833 in Pittsburgh. 
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