Descendants of Alexander Spier

 

Generation 1

 

1.      ALEXANDER1 SPIER was born about 1710 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. He married Mary Craig on 03 Dec 1731 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. She was born in 1711 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. Alexander is my 7th Great Grandfather.

 

Alexander Spier and Mary Craig had the following child:

 

2.               i. ALEXANDER2 SPEIR was born on 14 Nov 1732 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. He married Katharine /Stewart Stuart, daughter of William /Stewart Stuart and Katharine Howie in 1751 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. She was born before 1733 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      ALEXANDER2 SPEIR (Alexander1 Spier) was born on 14 Nov 1732 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. He married Katharine /Stewart Stuart, daughter of William /Stewart Stuart and Katharine Howie in 1751 in Lochwinnock, Renfrew, Scotland. She was born before 1733 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

Alexander Speir and Katharine /Stewart Stuart had the following children:

 

   3.               i. ALLEN3 SPEAR was born in 1752 in Paisley , Renfrew, Scotland. He died on 15 Sep 1801 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, New York. He married Elizabeth Scott, daughter of Alexander Scott and Margaret Robbe about 1775 in Stoddard, Chesire Co, NH. She was born in 1756 in Peterborough, Hillsborough Co, NH. She died on 19 Sep 1826 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, New York.

 

ii.       MARGRAT SPEIR was born about 1754 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      ALLEN3 SPEAR (Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born in 1752 in Paisley , Renfrew, Scotland. He died on 15 Sep 1801 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, New York. He married Elizabeth Scott, daughter of Alexander Scott and Margaret Robbe about 1775 in Stoddard, Chesire Co, NH. She was born in 1756 in Peterborough, Hillsborough Co, NH. She died on 19 Sep 1826 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, New York.

 

Allen Spear and Elizabeth Scott had the following children:

 

   4.               i. ELIZABETH (BETSSA)4 SPEARS was born on 07 Nov 1776 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co., NH. She died after 1820 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. She married Asa Robbins, son of Noah Robbins and Lydia Felt on 13 Jan 1799 in Stoddard, Chesire Co, NH. He was born on 21 Apr 1769 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough Co, NH. He died in 1813 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

   5.               ii. ALEXANDER SPEARS was born on 23 Aug 1779 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died on 23 Sep 1865 in Moscow, Hillsdale Co, MI. He married Elizabeth Unknown about 1801 in Webster, Ontario Co, NY. She was born about 1788 in New York. She died after 1860 in Moscow, Hillsdale Co, MI.

 

   6.               iii. ANNA SPEARS was born on 31 Mar 1781 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co., NH. She died on 05 Sep 1844 in Waupscpinacon, Scott Co, Iowa. She married Sterling Parkhurst, son of Ephraim Parkhurst and Jemina Hayward on 08 Mar 1800 in Ontario Co., New York. He was born on 03 Feb 1777 in Milford, Worcester Co., MA. He died on 23  Aug 1855 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

               

                     iv.       HANNAH SPEARS was born on 03 Nov 1782 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

   7.               v.     JAMES SPEARS was born on 08 Sep 1784 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died on 27  Aug 1849 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI. He married

                     MARY UNKNOWN. She was born in 1785 in Massachusetts. She died on 08 Jan 1862 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI.

 

   8.               vi. ALLEN SPEARS JR was born on 19 Aug 1786 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died before 1850 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He married Susannah Price in 1814 in Ontario Co, NY. She was born in 1797 in Maryland. She died after 1860 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

vii.     MARGRET SPEARS was born on 02 Feb 1788 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

   9.               viii. ROBERT SPEARS was born on 03 May 1789 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died before 1850 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY. He married RACHAEL UNKNOWN. She was born about 1790 in New Jersey. She died after 1850 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

ix.      NANCY SPEARS was born on 11 Jun 1791 in Easton, Ontario Co, NY.

 

x.       SALLY SPEARS was born on 13 Jul 1793 in Easton, Ontario Co, NY.

 

xi.      SAPHRONIA SPEARS was born on 31 May 1795 in Easton, Ontario Co, NY.

 

xii.     MARY SCOTT SPEARS was born on 22 Jun 1797 in Easton, Ontario Co, NY. She died on 22 Dec 1840 in Albion, NY. She married Samuel Tanner on 03 May 1821 in Ontario Co, NY.

 

Generation 4

 

4.      ELIZABETH (BETSSA)4 SPEARS (Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 07 Nov 1776 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co., NH. She died after 1820 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. She married Asa Robbins, son of Noah Robbins and Lydia Felt on 13 Jan 1799 in Stoddard, Chesire Co, NH. He was born on 21 Apr 1769 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough Co, NH. He died in 1813 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

Asa Robbins and Elizabeth (Betssa) Spears had the following children:

 

i.        HEPZIBAH5 ROBBINS was born on 17 Jun 1799 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. She married Joseph Cummings on 02 Feb 1819 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

ii.       BETSY ROBBINS was born on 14 Sep 1800 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

iii.      ALLEN ROBBINS was born on 20 Mar 1802 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. He married Sally Gage on 04 Feb 1827 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

iv.      AMOS ROBBINS was born on 12 Sep 1803 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. He married Philena Priest on 23 Feb 1826 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. She was born in 1806.

 

v.       ANNA ROBBINS was born on 02 May 1805 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH. She married Seth Jaquith on 16 Nov 1826 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

vi.      JULIA ROBBINS was born on 14 Jul 1807 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

vii.     LEVI ROBBINS was born on 28 May 1809 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

viii.    HORACE ROBBINS was born on 25 Feb 1811 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

ix.      EDNA ROBBINS was born on 27 Feb 1813 in Nelson, Cheshire Co, NH.

 

5.      ALEXANDER4 SPEARS (Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 23 Aug 1779 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died on 23 Sep 1865 in Moscow, Hillsdale Co, MI. He married Elizabeth Unknown about 1801 in Webster, Ontario Co, NY. She was born about 1788 in New York. She died after 1860 in Moscow, Hillsdale Co, MI.

 

Alexander Spears and Elizabeth Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        STEWART5 SPEARS was born about 1802 in Webster, Ontario Co, NY. He died about 1856 in Cleveland, OH.

 

ii.       RICHARD SPEARS was born about 1810 in Webster, Ontario Co, NY. He died about 1890 in Webster, Wayne Co, NY.

 

6.      ANNA4 SPEARS (Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 31 Mar 1781 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co., NH. She died on 05 Sep 1844 in Waupscpinacon, Scott Co, Iowa. She married Sterling Parkhurst, son of Ephraim Parkhurst and Jemina Hayward on 08 Mar 1800 in Ontario Co., New York. He was born on 03 Feb 1777 in Milford, Worcester Co., MA. He died on 23 Aug 1855 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

Notes for Anna Spears: Davenport Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa

 

Sep 12, 1844

 

On the Waupscpinacon, Scott county, Iowa, on Thursday the 5th inst, after a painful illness Mrs. Ann PARKHURST, consort of Sterling PARKHURST, Esq, in the 63d year of her age.

 

Notes for Sterling Parkhurst:

 

Sterling was induced by his youngest brother, Eleazer, to come to the new settlement of "Parkhurst" Town in Iowa from his home is New York State. He came on ahead of his family during the summer of 1836, arranging for his wife, sons Lemuel and Whitney, and two daughters, Mary and Jemina, to come by covered wagon that fall. The family left Ontario Co., New York on September 10, driving a team and wagon, with fourteen year old Lemuel in charge. They crossed the Niagara River at Lewiston, traveled through Canada by way of Windsor, and reentered the United States at Detroit.

 

On the trip from Detroit, the family encountered bad roads, or no roads, all the way West. Near Chicago the road was barely a track through swampland. They crossed the Rock River by ferry and arrived at Port Byron, Illinois on October 6, completing a journey of twenty six days. At Port Byron there was not yet a ferry, but someone was just finishing making a flat boat. The family helped to caulk and tar the flatboat, and they were the first settlers to cross the river on it. When they landed at the cabin on the river bank, they found 500 Indians camping at the area. The Indians had come by permission from their reservation on the Iowa River to do some hunting for the winter.

 

Princeton Twp:

 

Between the years 1836 and 1840 came Daniel Hire, Benjamin F. Pike, Jesse R. James, Samuel Sturtivant, John B. Doty, Benjamin Doolittle, Jonas Barber, Jacob Rose, Abijah Goodrich, Mr. Sweet, Avery D. Pinneo, Gideon Averill, William Palmer, Franklin Rowe, Sterling Parkhurst, Matthias L. Pinneo, Samuel Gast, George Gast, Susanna Gast, Issac Daughenbaugh, John Leamer, Polly Leamer, Samuel S. Gast, John A. Gast, Wm. Gast, Henry Shadle, Mary A. Shadle, Jacob Fulmer and Christina Fulmer.

 

HISTORY OF PRINCETON TOWNSHIP

 

"From History of Scott County, Iowa 1882 Chicago:  Interstate Publishing Co."

 

Surnames: Averill, Armstrong, Andrews, Barber, Budd, Boyd, Bell, Breckenridge, Bennett, Brusch, Conrad, Culbertson, Calhoun, Conrod, Coates, Chapman, Chamberlin, Doty, Doolittle, Daughenbaugh, Dunlap, Durbin, Dubois, Earhart, Fulmer, Fishback, Forsyth, Ferguson, Goodrich, Gast, Garber, Galt, Garner, Gaw, Harlaw, Haswell, Hubbard, Hammond, Hogan, Hire, Heleman, Huey, Herbert, Hays, Hopson, James, Kierney, Knox, Leamer, Lancaster, Maxwell, McKinster, McCoy, McKinstry, Metzgar, Morgan, McQuiston, Mathews, Moss, Martin, Monk, Pinneo, Pike, Palmer, Parkhurst, Peaslee, Patterson, Porter, Parcell, Penry, Rose, Rowe, Rice, Rathman, Stichter, Sturtivant, Sweet, Shadle, Sheer, Shafter, Slaughter, Stewart, Stafford, Shoemaker, Scott, Shaw, Sherman, Shearer, Suiter, Todd, Thompson, Taylor, Ulam, Vanduzer, Warren, Walker, Walter, Welch, Williams and Waters.

 

Princeton is the most northern township of Scott County, lying along the river, the first permanent settlement of which was made in the spring of 1836.

 

Giles M. Pinneo and Haswell H. Pinneo located their claims in the fall of 1835, and moved on them as permanent settlers in the spring of 1836. George W. Harlan had located some claims prior to this for speculative purposes, but with no thought of settlement. Giles M. Pinneo settled where he now resides, on section 84, while Haswell made his claim upon which a portion of the village of Princeton was subsequently located. Many of the early settlers will remember his neat hewed log cabin, and the welcome there extended to all who might choose to call and test the hospitality of its owner. He died many years since, enjoying the respect of all who knew him.

 

Thomas Hubbard, Sr., who had been living on the opposite side of the river since the close of the Black Hawk war, in the spring of 1836 moved over and settled on what is now a part of the city of Princeton. The Pinneos and Mr. Hubbard were the only settlers during the year 1836.

 

Thomas Hubbard was from Kentucky; had served in the Black Hawk war, and seemed to have much of the old Kentucky hatred for Indians. While settled upon the Illinois side of the river, he had frequent raids made upon him by the red skins, which were repelled in true pioneer spirit. The Indians were in the habit of stealing from him such few articles of "animal civilization" as he was able to gather around him, such as fowls, hogs and cattle. He had procured some bees from the forest, which at that time were plenty, when one day on his return to his cabin he found that they had been robbed by the Indians. He was soon upon their trail with his rifle, and came up with them as they were leaving the shore in their canoes. He fired upon them, when the fire was returned, Hubbard taking to a tree for shelter. Several shots were passed and one Indian was killed. Many other skirmishes were often related by the old man of the his exploits with the red skins. He returned to Kentucky and there died many years ago.

 

Between the years 1836 and 1840 came Daniel Hire, Benjamin F. Pike, Jesse R. James, Samuel Sturtivant, John B. Doty, Benjamin Doolittle, Jonas Barber, Jacob Rose, Abijah Goodrich, Mr. Sweet, Avery D. Pinneo, Gideon Averill, William Palmer, Franklin Rowe, Sterling Parkhurst, Matthias L. Pinneo, Samuel Gast, George Gast, Susanna Gast, Issac Daughenbaugh, John Leamer, Polly Leamer, Samuel S. Gast, John A. Gast, Wm. Gast, Henry Shadle, Mary A. Shadle, Jacob Fulmer and Christina Fulmer.

 

From 1840 settlement was slow in the township for 10 years, when for a time settlers came in quite rapidly. The township now has 300 voters.

 

In the first settlement of Princeton Township, like all other pioneer places, families underwent many privations. Supplies of every kind, except for wild meat, had to be obtained from Fort Armstrong, on Rock Island. These were taken up by water over the rapids in Indian canoes. It was but little they were able to purchase, and all that was expected in those days were the bare necessaries of life. A story is told of one of the Pinneos making a journey to Davenport, after it became settled and a store had been established, with a lot of beans in order to exchange them for goods to make clothing for his family. It was bitter cold weather, and on the way he had an attack of the ague. He exchanged his beans with much difficulty at 25 cents per bushel, heaping measure, and took their "five-cent" calico at the rate of 35 cents per yard. These were the beginnings of some of those who settled in this township. But the brighter days have dawned, and many of the old settlers now enjoy the fruits of early toil, and are no more placed under the necessity of "planning and contriving" to secure the little necessary to eke out an existence.

 

Benjamin F. Pike came up from Rockingham in the spring of 1838, and brought with him a small stock of goods, which was the first store of any kind in the township.

 

The first frame house built in the township was in 1837, by Daniel Hire. In the spring of 1838 Benjamin Doolittle established the first public ferry across the Wapsipinecon River, on the road from Davenport to Comanche. Jonas Barber built a steam mill this year, the first of any kind in the township. A distillery was also built this year by Jacob Rose. The first children born were Henry Hire, Thomas Doty, and Albert Pinneo. The first deaths in the township were Mrs. Mary Sweet and Mrs. Lucy Goodrich.

 

The Methodist circuit rider at an early day penetrated the township and was followed from time to time by representatives of various denominations. There are now three represented in the township by organizations-Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Lutheran. The later organization is at Lost Grove. In 1853 three members of the Methodist Episcopal church,-Porter McKinster, Jerry Goodrich and James Todd-assisted by their friends and neighbors, erected a brick church edifice, 26x36 feet. After holding services in this church about three years, the organization was transferred to Princeton, its three principal members having died meanwhile. On the 10th of February, 1856, Rev. Daniel Garber, a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Davenport, came to the township and organized a congregation of that faith.

 

On Saturday, May8, a meeting was held for the election of officers. Isaac Daughenbaugh was elected elder, and Samuel Gast, deacon. The first meetings were held at the brick church, erected by the Methodists, and which they continued to use as the property of that denomination until 1859, when they built a house of worship in the town of Princeton, at a cost of $565, which they exchanged with the Methodists for their church edifice at Lost Grove, where they yet worship.

 

Rev. Daniel Garber was the first pastor. He supplied the church until March 10,1857, when Rev. F.R. Sheer was called and served until 1869, with success, with the exception of one year (1858). In 1869 Rev. George W. Shaffer supplied the pulpit, during which time he had a revival and 14 additions to the church. Mr. Shaffer continued with the church until November, 1878, when Rev. J.L. Hammond assumed the pastorate. Regular services of the church are held every Sabbath. The present membership is 52. The present officers are as follows: Samuel Heleman and J.A. Gast, elders; Adam McCoy and John Shaffer, deacons.

 

The Sabbath-school was first organized by the Methodist Episcopal brethren in 1853. The first superintendent was Daniel Conrad, a local M.E. preacher from Le Claire; secretary and librarian, James Todd. In 1856 the Lutheran congregation took charge of the school, electing Dr. Samuel Gast, of Princeton, as superintendent; J.L. Gast, secretary and librarian. The present superintendent is Rev. E. Hammon, assistant superintendent, W.E. Gast, secretary, William Hammond, librarian, G.C. Gast. There are now 80 pupils enrolled, with the average attendance of 60.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 

The men who first settled this township being young men without families, it was for some time unnecessary to have schools, but as soon as children were reared large enough to attend, the parents provided schools as good as their limited means, both of money and ability in teachers, could afford. The first school that was kept in what is now known as Princeton Independent District, was taught in the year 1846 or '47, by Miss Hanah Peaslee, in a log house owned by H.H. Pinneo. The succeeding teachers in the same house were Mrs. Charles Budd and Milcah Goodrich. About 1850, a bitter dispute having arisen as to where a proposed school-house should be located, the quarrel was carried so far that the project for building at all had for a time to be abandoned. In the meantime G.H. Pinneo and Wilbur Warren being determined to have a school for their children, joined together and bought an old barn, added some lumber to it, and with their own hands constructed a house that was used for some time for both school and church purposes. In 1852 a house 25x35 now known as the old school-house was built in the town, costing $375, and was then thought to be quite extravagant. The first teacher in this house was Mathias D. Pinneo. In 1856 it was found that the title to the land on which this house was built was not good. So the heirs of the land made a compromise with the district by buying lot No.2, block 18, and building another house exactly like the old one on this lot. This house was used for school purposes till 1864, when this school and the other schools in town were consolidated and occupied the upper and lower stories of a hall on Front street. In 1862, under an act that had been recently passed, what had formerly been known as District No.1, Princeton Township, was erected into an independent district. The first president of the independent district was Samuel Scott; first secretary, A.H. Pinneo; and treasurer, D.H. Culbertson. Mr. Culbertson has been treasurer ever since. In 1866 it was determined to build a house suitable for school purposes, and the contract was awarded to the firm of Walker & Patterson, for $4,500. C.W. Pinneo was the first principal in this house, and has been ever since, except two years G.M. Boyd and two years J.S. Huey taught. The present teachers are C.W. Pinneo, principal; W.L. Calhoun, intermediate, and D.E. James, primary. Miss Peaslee, the first teacher in this district, received for salary $1.75 per week and boarded around. The present female teacher receives $9 per week. $20 per month was the highest wages paid to a male teacher previous to the year 1858, when the law requiring teachers to stand an examination before a county superintendent went into force. The wages very soon advanced when some qualifications were required, and greatly added to the efficiency of the schools. The number at present is about 150 scholars in all the departments, and the schools are considered quite satisfactory in their management.

 

Princeton Township has six sub-districts, an enrollment of 142, and 219 of school age. It has six school-houses, valued at $5,500. The town of Princeton is an independent district, with a stone school-house valued at $5,000. There are 189 pupils in the district with an enrollment of 98. Three teachers are employed, and the school is a graded one.

 

TOWN OF PRINCETON

 

The first recorded plan of Princeton bears date Dec. 22, 1853. Robert Bell, George H. Bell and John Culbertson were the proprietors. The beginning of a town had been made prior to this.

 

In the spring of 1838 B.F. Pike opened a store in the neighborhood, the first in the township. The next one was opened by a company known as "Lawyer Hammond & Co. In 1848 W.F. Breckenridge opened a store here, calling the place at that time "Pinnacle Point."

 

The city of Princeton was incorporated January, 1857, and in the month of March following the first charter election was held. Samuel Porter was elected the first mayor and resigned in May. At a special election held soon after, William Shaw was elected mayor to fill the vacancy. At this time the city contained about 250 inhabitants, one store kept by Walter & Armstrong, two public houses, one smith shop, one steam saw-mill, one church and forty-six dwelling houses.

 

In the month of March, 1858, William H. Thompson was elected mayor. This year the population of the place had increased to 500. The improvements were greater in the youthful city of Princeton than at any other point on the Mississippi River, for the number of inhabitants. This year there was built one steam saw-mill, by Isaac Sherman, from Cleveland, Ohio, at a cost of $8,000, capable of cutting 30,000 feet per day; two steam grist-mills, one by McKinstry & Hubbard, at a cost of $12,000; one by Herbert & Fishback, at a cost of $9,000, thought the firm failed before completing it. D.D. McCoy built a large house and opened a fancy dry-goods store. This season there were 62 dwellings built, among which was one by Dr. G.L. Bell, which cost about $5,000.

 

In March, 1859, Dr. Thomas Galt was elected mayor. This year the population had reached 1,000, but, owing to the hard times there was not so much improvement as the previous year. Walker & Patterson built a steam planing-mill, with all the improved machinery for making sash, doors and blinds, which was a great benefit to the place and surrounding country, besides being remunerative to its enterprising projectors. F.G. Welch built a large three-story building for a dry-goods store, but did not live to enjoy his enterprising undertaking. R. Bennett also erected a large store and opened a good stock of dry goods and groceries, and with the assistance of A. Kierney started a tin shop. This year the Presbyterians erected their church edifice. Dr. Galt erected a fine brick residence, 36x40, two stories and a half high, and finished in the latest style. At this time there were 15 carpenters, six blacksmiths, four shoemakers, two tailors, one tinker, seven stores, one drug store, two churches, two public houses, one livery stable, two steam saw-mills, two steam grist-mills, one steam planing-mill, two carriage shops, four blacksmith shops, two public schools, two private schools, one lawyer.*

 

Sterling Parkhurst and Anna Spears had the following children:

 

   10.            i. ANN P.5 PARKHURST was born on 11 Dec 1801 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 18 May 1882 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She married William Watson Gardner on 03 Jul 1828. He was born on 10 Jul 1803 in MA. He died in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.  

 

ii.       STERLING PARKHURST JR was born about 1803 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 15 Jan 1815 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York.

 

   11.            iii. HUBBARD PARKHURST was born on 30 Nov 1805 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 15 May 1880 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY). He married Rebecca Ann Madison, daughter of Elijah Mattison about 1833 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She was born in 1811. She died in 1866 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

iv.      ELIZABETH (BETSY) PARKHURST was born about 1807 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died about 1827 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She married NATHAN FLANDERS.

 

   12.            v. JONAS WHITNEY PARKHURST was born on 27 May 1811 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 06 Sep 1855 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. He married Caroline Betsy Dorman on 11 Mar 1835 in Ontario Co., New York. She was born on 22 Jul 1813 in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY. She died on 24 Feb 1889 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa.

 

vi.      JEMINA (JENNIE) PARKHURST was born on 06 Oct 1813 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 10 Feb 1902 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

  13.            vii. SARAH J. PARKHURST was born on 30 Oct 1815 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 23 Sep 1847 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. She married Nelson Rich Sr on 12 Mar 1840 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He was born about 1813 in VT. He died on 25 Jan 1853 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa.

 

  14.            viii. HARRIET PARKHURST was born about 1816 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 09 Oct 1856 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She married Levi Smith Chamberlin, son of Josiah B Chamberlin and Malinda Smith on 19 Feb 1843 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He was born on 12 Jun 1820 in Susquehanna Co., PA. He died on 06 Mar 1885 in Princeton, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

  15.            ix. LEMUEL PARKHURST was born on 12 Jun 1818 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 06 Mar 1903. He married Mary R. Davidson, daughter of Lemuel Edward Davidson on 18 Jan 1841 in Burlington, Iowa. She was born in 1819 in Clarksburg, Mecklenburg Co., VA. She died on 27 Apr 1902.

 

  16.            x. MARY PARKHURST was born on 11 Jan 1822 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 15 Jun 1921 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa (Marion Junction, AL). She married Laurel Summers, son of Enoch Summers and Alsy Hadden on 27 May 1841 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 02 Oct 1812 in Montgomery Co., Kentucky. He died on 17 Apr 1890 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

7.      JAMES4 SPEARS (Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 08 Sep 1784 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died on 27 Aug 1849 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI. He married MARY UNKNOWN. She was born in 1785 in Massachusetts. She died on 08 Jan 1862 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI.

 

James Spears and Mary Unknown had the following child:

 

17.            i. JOHN5 SPEAR was born in 1813. He died in 1880 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI. He married RACHEL UNKNOWN. She was born in 1818. She died in 1881 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI.

 

8.      ALLEN4 SPEARS JR (Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 19 Aug 1786 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died before 1850 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He married Susannah Price in 1814 in Ontario Co, NY. She was born in 1797 in Maryland. She died after 1860 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

Allen Spears Jr and Susannah Price had the following children:

 

   18.            i.      SIMON5 SPEARS was born about 1816 in Ontario Co, NY. He married MINERVA UNKNOWN. She was born about 1817 in New York.

 

ii.       JOHN P SPEARS was born in 1818 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He died on 20 Feb 1881 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

iii.      CHAUNCEY SPEARS was born on 05 Mar 1819 in Maryland. He died on 10 Jun 1910 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY). He married Mary J Smith after 1860 in Ontario Co, NY. She was born on 30 Nov 1819. She died on 21 Feb 1899 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

   19.            iv. JAMES ALLEN SPEARS was born in 1821 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He died in 1878 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He married MARY BELL. She was born in 1829. She died in 1924 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

v.       LAURA SPEARS was born in 1825 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. She died on 21 Nov 1831 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

vi.      ELIZABETH SPEARS was born about 1827 in Maryland. She died on 22 Jan 1866 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

vii.     ESTER A SPEARS was born about 1829 in Maryland.

 

9.      ROBERT4 SPEARS (Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 03 May 1789 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co, NH. He died before 1850 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY. He married RACHAEL UNKNOWN. She was born about 1790 in New Jersey. She died after 1850 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

Robert Spears and Rachael Unknown had the following child:

 

20.            i.      WILLIAM5 SPEARS was born about 1819 in Ontario Co, NY. He married LOUISA UNKNOWN. She was born about 1821 in New York.

 

Generation 5

 

10.      ANN P.5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 11 Dec 1801 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 18 May 1882 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She married William Watson Gardner on 03 Jul 1828. He was born on 10 Jul 1803 in MA. He died in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

William Watson Gardner and Ann P. Parkhurst had the following children:

 

i.        STERLING6 GARDNER was born about 1830 in NY.

 

ii.       ALBERT MURRAY GARDNER was born about 1834 in NY.

 

  21.            iii. WALDO PARKHURST GARDNER was born on 09 Oct 1835 in NY. He died on 05 Mar 1872. He married ELENORA DAVENPORT. She was born on 08 Dec 1842. She died on 04 Sep 1928.

 

iv.      WILLIAM "WILLIE" W. GARDNER was born about 1841 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

11.      HUBBARD5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 30 Nov 1805 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 15 May 1880 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY). He married Rebecca Ann Madison, daughter of Elijah Mattison about 1833 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She was born in 1811. She died in 1866 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

Hubbard Parkhurst and Rebecca Ann Madison had the following children:

 

i.        MARY E.6 PARKHURST was born on 22 Aug 1837 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 05 Jul 1916 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She married John W. Van Alstine on 14 Nov 1861.

 

ii.       WILLIAM S. PARKHURST was born on 20 Jan 1839 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died in NY. He married Adelaide S. Andrews on 17 Mar 1864.

 

iii.      MATHISON L. PARKHURST was born on 11 Nov 1840 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 18 Jul 1891 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He married Jennie L. Elton on 29 Nov 1877.

 

iv.      JOHN SPENCER PARKHURST was born on 18 Sep 1843 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 10 Jun 1903 in Lewellen, Garden Co., NE. He married Elmira Delight Clarey, daughter of Dennis Clarey and Rachel Ann Hooper on 24 Dec 1867.

 

v.       OSCAR JAMES PARKHURST was born on 20 Oct 1848 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 13 Jan 1866 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

vi.      ANNA JEANETTE PARKHURST was born on 25 Nov 1853 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She married Edward Arnold Conklin, son of William H. Conklin and Sarah Loden on 21 Apr 1875.

 

   23.            vii. CATHERINE E PARKHURST was born on 28 Oct 1834 in Manchester, Ontario Co., NY. She died on 09 Dec 1917 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY). She married Warren C. Stoddard on 07 Oct 1856 in NY. He was born in 1828. He died in 1907 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

12.      JONAS WHITNEY5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 27 May 1811 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 06 Sep 1855 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. He married Caroline Betsy Dorman on 11 Mar 1835 in Ontario Co., New York. She was born on 22 Jul 1813 in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY. She died on 24 Feb 1889 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa.

 

Jonas Whitney Parkhurst and Caroline Betsy Dorman had the following children:

 

   23.            i. ELENOR (ELLEN)6 PARKHURST was born on 20 Nov 1837 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa. She died in Iowa, Louisiana. She married William Scott, son of John Scott and Mary Bowman on 12 Feb 1860 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 15 Feb 1831 in Mercer Co, PA. He died in Iowa, Louisiana.

 

ii.       ANNA LUCY PARKHURST was born on 20 Apr 1842 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa. She died on 17 Jun 1934 in Caldwell, Canyon Co., ID. She married George Dixon Stafford, son of John Stafford and Nancy Ann Dixon on 16 Sep 1869 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

iii.      MARY JANE PARKHURST was born on 22 Mar 1845 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa. She died in Aug 1880 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. She married James Geggs on 02 Dec 1873 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa.

 

iv.      EMMA S. PARKHURST was born on 31 Mar 1848 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died in 1894 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. She married Daniel W. Ulam on 20 Sep 1868 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

   24.            v. DUDLEY MARVIN PARKHURST was born on 31 Mar 1853 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 24 Nov 1927 in Los Angeles Co., CA. He married Charlotte "Lottie" Christine Campbell on 25 Oct 1877 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. She was born in 1856 in Iowa.

 

13.      SARAH J.5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 30 Oct 1815 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 23 Sep 1847 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. She married Nelson Rich Sr on 12 Mar 1840 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He was born about 1813 in VT. He died on 25 Jan 1853 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa.

 

 

Nelson Rich Sr and Sarah J. Parkhurst had the following children:

 

i.        CHARLES6 RICH was born about 1840.

 

ii.       NELSON RICH JR was born about 1843.

 

14.      HARRIET5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born about 1816 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 09 Oct 1856 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She married Levi Smith Chamberlin, son of Josiah B Chamberlin and Malinda Smith on 19 Feb 1843 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He was born on 12 Jun 1820 in Susquehanna Co., PA. He died on 06 Mar 1885 in Princeton, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

Levi Smith Chamberlin and Harriet Parkhurst had the following children:

 

i.        MALINDA6 CHAMBERLIN was born about 1843 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She died after 1865. She married UNKNOWN ANTONY.

 

ii.       LEWIS CHAMBERLIN was born about 1845 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He died in May 1847 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA.

 

15.      LEMUEL5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 12 Jun 1818 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. He died on 06 Mar 1903. He married Mary R. Davidson, daughter of Lemuel Edward Davidson on 18 Jan 1841 in Burlington, Iowa. She was born in 1819 in Clarksburg, Mecklenburg Co., VA. She died on 27 Apr 1902.

 

Lemuel Parkhurst and Mary R. Davidson had the following children:

 

   25.            i. ANNA FRANCIS "FANNY"6 PARKHURST was born on 24 Feb 1843. She died on 27 Jul 1937 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. She married Theodore F. Eldridge on 07 Sep 1863 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He was born in 1841 in Scott Co, IA. He died in 1908 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

ii.       CLINTON HENRY PARKHURST was born on 09 Dec 1844 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 16 Nov 1933 in Marshalltown, Iowa. He married Agnes Unknown in San Francisco, CA. She was born 1857 in New York.

 

iii.      (LEMUEL) EDWARD PARKHURST was born on 04 Jan 1846. He died on 27 Jan 1916. He married (1) GRACE MARKLEY on 19 Nov 1881. He married EMMA UNKNOWN.

 

   26.            iv. CORA A. PARKHURST was born on 19 Mar 1847. She died on 11 Aug 1889 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. She married Charles D. Ward on 25 Dec 1878 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He died in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

v.       ALFRED B. PARKHURST was born on 05 Feb 1851 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 10 Jul 1938.

 

vi.      GRACE LILLIAN PARKHURST was born on 26 Jul 1858. She died on 28 Oct 1871.

 

16.      MARY5 PARKHURST (Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 11  Jan 1822 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 15 Jun 1921 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa (Marion Junction, AL). She married Laurel Summers, son of Enoch Summers and Alsy Hadden on 27 May 1841 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 02 Oct 1812 in Montgomery Co., Kentucky. He died on 17 Apr 1890 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

Notes for Laurel Summers:

 

Laurel Summers was born in Montgomery Co., Ky. He moved to Parkhurst, IA (now LeClaire, IA) in 1837. He started a farm & cattle ranch, & then went into politics. In 1838 he was elected to the 1st Territorial Legislature in IA., & was re-elected the 2 succeeding years. In 1844 he was elected to the Legislative Council & served 2 years. This was the council set up to write the Iowa State constitution. In 1850 he was elected to the State Legislature, & in 1853 was appointed U.S. Marshal of the District of Iowa under Pres. Pierce; served through his administration & was reappointed under James Buchanan for 8 more years. He was elected mayor of LeClaire for 4 terms, deputy sheriff of Scott Co., IA for 3 years. In 1874 he was elected trustee of IA. Agricultural College, Ames, IA for 4 years.

 

-------------------------

 

"From History of Scott County, Iowa 1882 Chicago: Interstate Publishing

 

Co."

 

Laurel Summers was born in Montgomery Co., Ky., Oct. 2, 1812; was a son of Enoch and Elsie Summers, nee Hadden, natives of Kentucky, who were married in 1811, in Montgomery County of that State. In 1823 they removed to Morgan Co., Ind., where Enoch Summers entered land and farmed until his death,

which occurred in 1845. The family then removed to Iowa, where the mother died in Jackson County, in 1867, having been the mother of six children - Laurel, Presley, Redman, Shelton, Dolly and Caleb. Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Summers in early life were members of the Baptist church, but upon the organization of the Christian church, joined that denomination, and affiliated with them until their death. He gave time and money to the building up of the church, and was one of its most zealous workers. The subject of this memoir remained on the farm in Morgan County until 1830, when he went to Indianapolis, where he learned the trade of brick mason. This he followed until 1837, when, being drawn thither by the then prevailing current, he came West, and located in the Territory of Wisconsin, in what is now Scott Co., IA. He here made a Government claim and embarked in farming. He also established a cattle ranch partnership with his brother, buying cattle from Indiana. The investment did not prove a lucrative one, and it was abandoned soon after. In 1838 he was elected to the first Territorial Legislature, and was re-elected the two succeeding years. In May, 1841, he married Miss Mary Parkhurst, who was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 11, 1822, and was a daughter of Sterling and Ann Parkhurst, the former a native of Massachusetts, and the latter of New Hampshire, who were married in the State of New York. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Summers has been blessed with five children - Helen L., now Mrs. C. P. Whitford; Elsie A., widow of E. S. Curtis; Sarah, now Mrs. W. P. Headley, Lewis C., who died in infancy, and Augustus D. Mr. Summers followed his trade until 1844, when he was elected to the Legislative Council, and served two years. In 1850 he was elected to the State Legislature, and in 1853 was appointed United States Marshal of the district of Iowa under President Pierce; served through his administration and was reappointed under James Buchanan, and served eight years. Since 1861 he has followed contracting and various other occupations. He was elected to the mayoralty of Le Claire four terms, and served as deputy sheriff of Scott County for three years. In 1874 he was elected one of the trustees of the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames, and served in that capacity four years. Mr. Summers was educated in the Democratic school of politics, and still adheres to the principles of that party.

 

Old settlers of Scott Co letter to:

 

LeClaire, Feb. 20, 1858

 

HON. JAMES GRANT:-Dear Sir: I am fearful that I shall not be able to attend the festival of the old pioneers of Scott county on the 22d inst., in your city. I have a severe cold, and am quite unwell to-day-trust, however, I shall be better on Monday. If so, I shall certainly be down. After witnessing the struggles of the "Old Settlers" for nearly twenty-one years, I feel like rejoicing when they rejoice, feasting when they feast, and mourning when they mourn.

 

In the event that I am too indisposed to come down, and there should be no person from here to respond to the twelfth regular toast, please do so yourself. I know I am safe in saying that our people would feel safe with their interests confided to your hands.

 

I think a good many of our old citizens will be down, but very few of them are public speakers.

 

I send you a volunteer toast, to be read if I cannot come.

 

Truly yours,

 

LAUREL SUMMERS.

 

"From History of Scott County, Iowa 1882 Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co."

 

Rev. William Rutledge, who was pastor of the Baptist Church in Le Claire for several years, and who aided in the erection of its first house of worship, entered upon his work in that connection in the summer of 1847. He was a native of England, having been born in Braintree, County of Essex, Aug. 19, 1804. He served the long apprenticeship to a tailor in London, to his uncle, then common and required in that country, and a few years after attaining his majority succeeded to the business of his employer, in Avery Row, Bond street, and became quite prosperous. Jan. 21, 1828, he married Sarah Ann Sharp, at St. James, Westminister, a very estimable woman who still survives, making her home with her daughter, Mr. Edward Russell, Davenport. While energetic in Business, the young master tailor exercised his abilities in earnest labors in the Sunday-school and temperance causes particularly, and at length enjoyed an extended reputation as a public speaker in their behalf. The result was that about the year 1843 he surrendered his business and devoted his entire time to lecturing in aid of the "Teetotalers" societies and the Rechabite order. In that connection he labored mainly in Essex and adjacent counties, with frequent visitations in London. Meanwhile along cherished desire to acquire citizenship in the United States, because of his great admiration for American institutions, grew stronger month by month. Securing at last the agreement of his intimate and cherished personal friend, Mr. William Russell (also an earnest laborer in the temperance reform, a "radical" in politics and a life-long enologist of the American Republic), that he, too, would emigrate, Mr. Rutledge closed up his engagements in England, and, leaving with his family, arrived in New York Sept. 1, 1845. Establishing himself in Philadelphia, he soon became intimate with Rev. John Lansing Burroughs, pastor of the Broad Street Baptist Church, by whom he was invited to active participation in the Sunday-school and temperance work of that organization. As a result, he was led to examine the scriptural grounds of the Baptist faith, and to accept that faith as his own. His abilities and worth being speedily recognized, he was appointed a colporteur of the Baptist Publication Society, and accepted a commission to the West. Journeying with his family via the Pennsylvania and Ohio canal and the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, he reached Davenport on May 5, 1847, having been previously, in Philadelphia, regularly ordained as minister of the gospel in the Baptist denomination. In Davenport he was gladly welcomed by the Baptist Church, and after a short residence in the city, was invited to labor with the Baptist Church of Le Claire, Iowa, and Cordova, Ill. These organizations he faithfully served until, in 1855, he was invited to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church in Davenport, in which relation he continued rather more than a year, returning to his old home in Le Claire. Thenceforward, until his death, he continued to labor in the ministry wherever called to the duty he loved so well. Part of the time he was the regular pastor of the Le Claire Church. During other periods he preached at Cordova and Port Byron, Ill., and at Princeton, Iowa, and neighboring towns. Everywhere he was known as "The Elder," and enjoyed the highest esteem of the people. All classes knew him as a thoroughly good man, sincere of speech, warm at heart and pure in life. He died on Oct. 27, 1868, in his Le Claire home, of diabetics, at the age of 64 years, 2 months and 8 days, rejoicing in the realities of the faith and hope he had so long presented to others as the consolation of a dying hour. He was a man of simple habits, earnest purpose and marked trust in Divine Providence. Laboring at his old trade whenever work was offered to him, and accepting that as an aid to his chosen labor of preaching the gospel, his meager salary as a minister always sufficed not only to support his family, but to render his home the hospitable resort for many a friend and wayfarer. A favorite with the young, he married in his day a larger number of couples in Le LeClaire, Princeton, Cordova, Port Byron and vicinity than any other minister ever resident thereabouts, while none were more sought for to attend funerals, or administer consolation in sickness and sorrow.

 

As an illustration of the kind of duty devolving upon pioneer ministers in the county a third of a century ago, it may be stated that when the Baptist of Le LeClaire erected their first house of worship in 1847, "Elder" Rutledge carried the hod for several successive days taking to the scaffold the brick and mortar with which Mr. Laurel Summers laid up the walls. That building, since torn down, stood on the north side of Wisconsin avenue, on the corner, one square west of Main street. The basement was long occupied for public-school purposes, town meetings, elections, etc., in common with the uses of the Church; the upper part not being finished until several years after the building was erected. Indeed, the public subscription made for the church erection was conditioned on the uses of the basement herein mentioned.

 

Long will the memory of those early days be recalled even by those who then were boys and girls among the residents of Le Claire. To all of these the genial smile, the kind word, the earnest life of elder William Rutledge, will have happy recollection to the end of their days

 

Laurel Summers and Mary Parkhurst had the following children:

 

          27.            i. HELEN L.6 SUMMERS was born in Apr 1842 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She died before 1910 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin. She married Carlos P.

                              Whitford on 11 Sep 1862 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He was born about 1839 in Illinois. He died in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

 

                     ii.   LEWIS CASS SUMMERS was born in 1844 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 04 Apr 1858 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa.

 

28.            iii. ELSIE ANN SUMMERS was born on 26 Aug 1846 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She died on 21 Nov 1919 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She married Edson Stanley Curtis, son of Spencer Lyman Curtis and Augusta A. Maklem on 04 Oct 1871 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 05 Jan 1844 in Middlebury, Wyoming Co., New York. He died on 28 Nov 1875 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

 

29.            iv. SARAH SUMMERS was born on 28 Jul 1849 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She died on 31 Dec 1882 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She married Walter Peter Headley on 31 Dec 1872 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He was born in 1845 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1920 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

30.            v. AUGUSTUS DODGE SUMMERS was born on 13 Jun 1859 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 29 Sep 1943 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama. He married Eveline K Moore, daughter of Benjamine F Moore and Catharine Unknown on 13 Oct 1885 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She was born on 16 Oct 1866 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She died on 20 Jun 1936 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama.

 

17.      JOHN5 SPEAR (James4 Spears, Allen3, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born in 1813. He died in 1880 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI. He married RACHEL UNKNOWN. She was born in 1818. She died in 1881 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI.

 

John Spear and Rachel Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        HARRIET6 SPEAR was born in 1847 in Michigan.

 

ii.       JOHN D SPEAR was born in Oct 1849 in Michigan.

 

iii.      ALICE A SPEAR was born in 1851 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI.

 

iv.      ELLINOR SPEAR was born in 1854 in Nankin, Wayne Co, MI.

 

18.      SIMON5 SPEARS (Allen4 Jr, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born about 1816 in Ontario Co, NY. He married MINERVA UNKNOWN. She was born about 1817 in New York.

 

Simon Spears and Minerva Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        MARIA A6 SPEARS was born about 1839 in Michigan.

 

ii.       MARCELLA C SPEARS was born about 1840 in Michigan.

 

iii.      NATHAN B SPEARS was born about 1842 in Ontario Co, NY.

 

iv.      WILLIAM E SPEARS was born about 1849 in Ontario Co, NY.

 

19.      JAMES ALLEN5 SPEARS (Allen4 Jr, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born in 1821 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He died in 1878 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY. He married MARY BELL. She was born in 1829. She died in 1924 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

James Allen Spears and Mary Bell had the following children:

 

i.        FRANCES B6 SPEARS was born about 1851 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

ii.       THEODORE A SPEARS was born about 1853 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

20.      WILLIAM5 SPEARS (Robert4, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born about 1819 in Ontario Co, NY. He married LOUISA UNKNOWN. She was born about 1821 in New York.

 

William Spears and Louisa Unknown had the following child:

 

i.        MAHLON J6 SPEARS was born about 1845 in Phelps, Ontario Co, NY.

 

Generation 6

 

21.      WALDO PARKHURST6 GARDNER (Ann P.5 Parkhurst, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 09 Oct 1835 in NY. He died on 05 Mar 1872. He married ELENORA DAVENPORT. She was born on 08 Dec 1842. She died on 04 Sep 1928.

 

Waldo Parkhurst Gardner and Elenora Davenport had the following children:

 

i.        VIRGINIA7 GARDNER was born about 1869 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA.

 

ii.       WALDO LEE GARDNER was born on 31 Dec 1870. He died on 31 Oct 1926. He married HILDA M. UNKNOWN. She was born on 27 Jun 1880. She died on 07 Sep 1975.

 

22.      CATHERINE E6 PARKHURST (Hubbard5, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 28 Oct 1834 in Manchester, Ontario Co., NY. She died on 09 Dec 1917 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY). She married Warren C. Stoddard on 07 Oct 1856 in NY. He was born in 1828. He died in 1907 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

Warren C. Stoddard and Catherine E Parkhurst had the following children:

 

i.        ROSELLA "ELLA" S7 STODDARD was born about 1859 in Ontario Co, NY. She died on 12  Jul 1955 in Canandaigua, Ontario Co, New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY). She married Frank Mills Curtis, son of Spencer Lyman Curtis and Augusta A. Maklem on 10 Apr 1889 in Chapinville, Ontario Co, NY. He was born on 18  Sep 1860. He died on 15 Sep 1935 in Canandaigua, Ontario Co, New York (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

ii.       FRANK A STODDARD was born about 1861 in Ontario Co, NY.

 

iii.      CHESTER W STODDARD was born in 1862 in Ontario Co, NY. He died in 1927 in Hopewell, Ontario Co, NY (Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY).

 

23.      ELENOR (ELLEN)6 PARKHURST (Jonas Whitney5, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 20 Nov 1837 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa. She died in Iowa, Louisiana. She married William Scott, son of John Scott and Mary Bowman on 12 Feb 1860 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 15 Feb 1831 in Mercer Co, PA. He died in Iowa, Louisiana.

 

William Scott and Elenor (Ellen) Parkhurst had the following children:

 

i.        LILLIAN V7 SCOTT was born on 02 Dec 1860. She married WILLIAM SCHAFFER.

 

ii.       ERNEST LEROY SCOTT was born on 27 Sep 1864.

 

iii.      WILLIAM D SCOTT was born on 20 Dec 1872.

 

iv.      JAMES W SCOTT was born on 10 Jan 1874.

 

v.       WALDO W SCOTT was born on 19 Sep 1876.

 

24.      DUDLEY MARVIN6 PARKHURST (Jonas Whitney5, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 31 Mar 1853 in Parkhurst, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 24 Nov 1927 in Los Angeles Co., CA. He married Charlotte "Lottie" Christine Campbell on 25 Oct 1877 in Princeton. Scott Co., Iowa. She was born in 1856 in Iowa.

 

Dudley Marvin Parkhurst and Charlotte "Lottie" Christine Campbell had the following child:

 

i.        ALICE L7 PARKHURST was born in 1879 in Princeton, Scott Co, IA. She died on 06 Mar 1889 in Princeton, Scott Co, IA.

 

25.      ANNA FRANCIS "FANNY"6 PARKHURST (Lemuel5, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 24 Feb 1843. She died on 27 Jul 1937 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. She married Theodore F. Eldridge on 07 Sep 1863 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He was born in 1841 in Scott Co, IA. He died in 1908 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

Theodore F. Eldridge and Anna Francis "Fanny" Parkhurst had the following children:

 

i.        CORA7 ELDRIDGE.  She died about 1955 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

ii.       LEE ELDRIDGE was born in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He died in 1928 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

iii.      ROY ELDRIDGE.  He died in 1905 in Chicago, IL.

 

26.      CORA A.6 PARKHURST (Lemuel5, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 19 Mar 1847. She died on 11 Aug 1889 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. She married Charles D. Ward on 25 Dec 1878 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He died in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

Charles D. Ward and Cora A. Parkhurst had the following child:

 

i.        PAUL7 WARD was born in 1888 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA. He died in 1889 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

27.      HELEN L.6 SUMMERS (Mary5 Parkhurst, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born in Apr 1842 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She died before 1910 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin. She married Carlos P. Whitford on 11 Sep 1862 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He was born about 1839 in Illinois. He died in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

 

Notes for Carlos P. Whitford:

 

1880 Wisconsin census - occupation milling business

 

1910 WI census - boarder listed as widower

 

Carlos P. Whitford and Helen L. Summers had the following children:

 

i.        MINNIE B7 WHITFORD was born about 1869 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin. She married UNKNOWN MILLER.

 

ii.       GEORGE S WHITFORD was born in May 1870 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin. He married ANNA UNKNOWN.

 

iii.      BABY WHITFORD was born between 1870-1878 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin. Baby died between 1870-1880 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

 

iv.      EMMA WHITFORD was born about Apr 1878 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

 

28.      ELSIE ANN6 SUMMERS (Mary5 Parkhurst, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 26 Aug 1846 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She died on 21 Nov 1919 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She married Edson Stanley Curtis, son of Spencer Lyman Curtis and Augusta A. Maklem on 04 Oct 1871 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 05 Jan 1844 in Middlebury, Wyoming Co., New York. He died on 28 Nov 1875 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

 

Notes for Edson Stanley Curtis: Mrs Aldrich - aunt to Edson

 

1850 Warsaw, Wyoming Co, NY with parents

 

1860 Warsaw, Wyoming Co, NY with parents

 

1870 not found

 

1873 - went into partnership with Carpenter, Baumes & Co, dry goods store, Beloit, WI 1875 died from typhoid fever

 

JAMES MADISON CARPENTER, dry-goods merchant. Financial ability and mercantile success have seldom been shown more conspicuously than in the successful career of James M. CARPENTER. No city in the country can claim a citizen whose mind more thoroughly comprehends the business of merchandising, and whose daily life is more conscientiously devoted to his business. James M. CARPENTER was born in Evansville, Ind., Nov. 3, 1840, and came with his father, A. B. CARPENTER, to Beloit, Wis., in 1844. While a lad, he attended the public school at Beloit, and took a preparatory and scientific course of study at Beloit College. He graduated from Byrant & Stratton's Commercial College in Chicago, receiving his diploma for a thorough knowledge of commercial law and book-keeping. In 1860 he entered, when quite young, then but 20  years of age, into mercantile business with his father. They were in business some three years, when J. M. C. purchased his father's interest and conducted the dry-goods business alone. In 1863, J. M. C. took Mr. Ira M. WHITE in as partner, under the firm name of CARPENTER & WHITE. They continued the business successfully in Beloit until 1865, when A.B. CARPENTER sold out his interest in the firm to Converse CLEMENT in 1866, and in 1869, J. M. C. sold out his interest in the firm at Evansville, and returned to Beloit, Wis., again engaging with his father, in the dry-goods business which continued for one year, when J. M. C. purchased A. B. CARPENTER's interest. On Jan. 1, 1873, Mr. CARPENTER took into partnership William H. BAUMES, under the firm name of CARPENTER & BAUMES. Two years later, Edson S. CURTIS, was admitted as a partner, and remained a partner to the time of his death, Nov. 28, 1875. For six years, Messrs. CARPENTER & BAUMES did a successful dry-goods business in Beloit, their annual sales having reached $100,000 a year. On Feb. 1, 1879, CARPENTER & BAUMES separated and divided their large stock, Mr. CARPENTER remaining in his elegant block at the east end of the bridge of which he is the owner, this being the finest block in the city, and his store one of the finest in the State, with all conveniences for doing a large business. Mr. CARPENTER married, Oct. 6, 1864, at Mohawk, N.Y., Miss Hattie G. ROOT, daughter of Hon. H. G. ROOT, of that place; she died at Beloit, Wis., Aug. 27, 1865. He married Miss Louise INGLE, only daughter of John INGLE, Jr., President of the Evansville & Crawfordsville Railroad, Dec. 23, 1869; their children are Alvin B. CARPENTER, born Dec. 23, 1870; Ingle CARPENTER, April 17, 1872; Isabella CARPENTER, July 19, 1879.

 

Edson Stanley Curtis and Elsie Ann Summers had the following child:

 

i. SARAH LOUISE7 CURTIS was born on 04 Jan 1875 in Beloit, Rock Co, Wisconsin. She died on 25 Mar 1954 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa (Glendale Cemetery LeClaire, IA). She married Harry Edgar Rogers, son of Frank Erastus Rogers and Elizabeth Ann Maxwell on 07 Oct 1896 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He was born on 15 Jun 1875 in Port Byron, Rock Island Co, IL. He died on 05 Nov 1942 in Edgfield, Troutdale, Multnomah Co, Oregon.

 

29.      SARAH SUMMERS (Mary5 Parkhurst, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 28 Jul 1849 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She died on 31 Dec 1882 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She married Walter Peter Headley on 31 Dec 1872 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He was born in 1845 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1920 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

 

Walter Peter Headley and Sarah Summers had the following children:

 

i.        GRACE HEADLEY was born on 21 Mar 1875. She died on 24 Feb 1941 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co, Florida. She married George Emmit Day, son of Lewis Day and Pauline Henry about 1892 (divorced before 1910). He was born about 1874 in Iowa.

 

Notes for Grace Headley:

 

1920 Iowa census - living in Davenport with father

 

Census: 1925 LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa, USA

 

Note:

 

Grace H. Day, Head, age 48, b.Iowa, D[ivorced], Owns home free of mortgage, Valued at $5000, Insured for $1500, Natl'd?: 1, Attended grade school, Completed 8th grade, can read & write, F: Walter P. Headley, b.Pennsylvania, age: --, M:

 

Sarah Summers, b.Iowa, age: --, m. LeClaire, Iowa, Domestic or personal service, Rel: Protestant.

 

Laurel S. Day, son, age 26, b.Illinois, Married, Natl'd?: 1, Attended high school, Completed 10th grade, Can read & write, F: George E. Day, b.Iowa, age 51, M: Grace H. Headley, b.Iowa, age 48, m.Le Claire, Iowa, Served in the Marines from Illinois, Laborer unclassified, Rel: None.

 

Thelma M. Day, daughter-in-law, age 24, b.Iowa, Married, Natl'd?: 1, Attended high school, Completed 12th grade, Can read & write, F: John Rippie, b.Iowa, age 50, M: Mary Garlaugh, b.Iowa, age: --, m.Princeton, Iowa, Domestic or personal service, Rel: None.

 

ii.       MARIE H HEADLEY was born on 09 Mar 1878 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She died on

 

28  Jul 1952 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She married George W Horton, son of Henry A. Horton and Elizabeth Hart on 09 Nov 1899 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He was born on 05 Sep 1871 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. He died on 01 Oct 1952 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA.

 

30.      AUGUSTUS DODGE6 SUMMERS (Mary5 Parkhurst, Anna4 Spears, Allen3 Spear, Alexander2 Speir, Alexander1 Spier) was born on 13 Jun 1859 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He died on 29 Sep 1943 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama. He married Eveline K Moore, daughter of Benjamine F Moore and Catharine Unknown on 13 Oct 1885 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She was born on 16 Oct 1866 in LeClaire, Scott Co, IA. She died on 20 Jun 1936 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama.

 

Augustus Dodge Summers and Eveline K Moore had the following children:

 

i.        AUGUSTUS DODGE7 SUMMERS JR.

 

ii.       BERNICE SUMMERS was born on 06 Sep 1886 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama. She died on 02 Nov 1971 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama. She married JOSEPH A. OSGOODE. He was born on 18 Aug 1875 in Canada. He died on 8    Sep 1959 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama.

 

iii.      LAUREL FRANKLIN SUMMERS was born on 29 Aug 1888 in Marion Junction, AL. He died on 29 Sep 1970 in Marion Junction, AL.

 

 

                       iv.      SAMUEL W SUMMERS was born about 1904 in Marion Junction, Dallas Co, Alabama. He died on 24 Sep 1955 in Dalllas Co, AL.