HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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GEORGE C. SPEARS, farmer; P.O. Tallula; was born in Green Co., Ky,April 18, 1822, and is the son of Jacob and Letitia S. (Ewing)Spears; during his early life he obtained a good common schooling; he left his Kentucky home in 1843 and removed to Missouri; during the Mexican war he, with a brother, enlisted and served under Col. Doniphan; they participated in many skirmishes, during one of which his brother was skilled; George C. served one year, after which he returned to Missouri. He came to this county in 1849, and, Dec. 20, 1849, married Elizabeth, daughter of George Spears, Esq.; they have a family of six, viz., William B., born Sept. 17, 1850, Mary L., Nov. 11, 1853; Yates, Oct. 30, 1859; Henrietta, Feb. 15, 1863; George W., May 1, 1869, and Pauline B., Oct. 30, 1870. Mr. Spears is giving his family a good education. He has improved a fine farm, which consists of 320 acres, situated in the immediate vicinity of the pleasant village of Tallula.


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