Spear, James

Flourished: 1834 Menard County, Illinois

Spear arrived in Sangamon County, Illinois, around 1830, settling near the location of what would become the town of Petersburg, Illinois, an area later subsumed into Menard County. He remained in the area until at least 1834.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Menard County, 68:84, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 198; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois.