Biography of George Spear
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Spear, George, Colton, was born in Royalton, Vt., one of nine sons and three daughters of John and Axie (Hibbard) Spear, who came to Parishville in an early day. George was educated in the public schools, and married, September 30, 1848, Clarissa Ellis, of Morley, N. Y., born June 11, 1825. Their children were: Henry, born June 1, 1851; James, born August 27, 1853; Fred, born February 9, 1856; Frank, born April 1, 1867; Amy, born October 20, 1862; George T., born February 17, 1864; Marion and Adele E. Mr. Spear died April 28, 1892, and his widow lives in Colton. Mrs. Spear is a daughter of James S. Ellis, a son of Ziba Ellis, of New Bedford, Mass,, born June 29, 1774, who married Rhoda Nickerson and had eight children. James S. Ellis was born December 15, 1801, in New Bedford, Mass., and married Malinda Wilson, of Shoreham, Vt., by whom he had nine children. In 1825 he came to this State and finally settled in Colton, where he died March 1, 1870, and his wife June 7, 1871. Frank and George T., sons of our subject, formed a partnership in 1885 in the drug business in Colton and have since carried on a successful trade. Frank worked at the lumber business previous to 1885. August 4, 1883, he married Hannah Mahoney, of Colton, daughter of John and Julia Mahoney, of Ireland, who came to this country when young. Mr. Spear and wife have three children: Ernestine, Nettle, and Marion. George T. Spear married in 1886 Leora Little, of South Canton, by whom he has had two children: Muriel, who died aged one year; and Maleska, aged four years. He has served as town clerk two years.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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