HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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GEORGE G. SPEAR, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 20; P.O. Greenview; was born in Vermont, Oct. 16, 1836; was the third of a family of seven children, born to Elisha Spear. His mother's name prior to her marriage was Lucretia Walker. They came to this State in the fall of 1838, and were among the pioneer settlers of this county. George was bur 2 years of age when his parents came, which makes him a resident of the county forty-one years, and, while there are many older men in the county, yet, not many of them have been here as long as he. He, we might say, never left the parental roof, from the fact that he has always remained on the homestead, though leading the life of a bachelor for several years. Oct. 6, 1870, he changed his mode of living by uniting his fortunes with Sarah A. Dawson, who was born in Indiana in October, 1841. They have three children - Flora, born Oct. 2, 1871; Elsa, born Jan. 26, 1873; Elisha G., born Jan. 28, 1876. He has, since his marriage, been engaged in farming pursuits, and has 510 acres of land. Has been successful, and ranks among the stanch farmers of this township.


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