Zebedee Spearman

Zebedee Spearman[1]

Male 1831 - 1897

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  • Name  Zebedee Spearman 
    Born  2 May 1831  , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Feb 1897  , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I4418  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  7 Feb 2007 

    Family 1  Mary E. Gardner,   b. Abt 1836, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1871, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Sep 1859  , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage date from obituary of Zebedee Spearman.
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F1635  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Cynthia F. Hawkins,   b. 1850, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1897 
    Married  Feb 1885  , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Info from obituary of Zebedee Spearman.
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F1000  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Federal Census 1860, U.S. Bureau of the Census, (U. S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), Miller Co., MO; Roll M653_633, Richwoods Twp, p. 408 (Reliability: 3).

      Household #472
      Spearman, Zebedee 29 m Farmer Land 1000 Prop 540 b. TN
      Mary 24 fb. KY

    2. [S36] Obituary Notice (Reliability: 3).
      OBITUARY OF ZEBEDEE SPEARMAN Zebedee Spearman was born in Tennessee on May 2, 1831 and at the age of 20 years came to Miller County circa 1851. On Sept. 11, 1859, Zebedee married Mary E. Gardner, a native of Barren County, Kentucky. He and Mary had several children, but the exact number is not known. Zebedee enlisted in the Missouri Home Guards, Co. E, Osage Regiment in June 1861. He was elected a Lt. in this Regiment and he later served as a Lt. in the State Militia. Mary Gardner died in April, 1871 after a lingering illness and Zebedee was left to rear several young children alone. H remained a widower for 15 years, and then married Cynthia F. Hawkins of Brumley in February, 1885. Cynthia was an amazing little lady...she had been handicapped since childhood , losing both her hands after they were crushed in an old cane mill. At age 35, Cynthia was probably classified as a spinister schoolteacher when she married Zebedee. Some of her students told of the 'lickin' she could give with a hickory switch!

      Zebedee died at the age of 65 years in February 1897. He was buried beside his first wife, Mary E. Gardner, in the old Spearman cemetery (many old-timers called it the Rankin Wright cemetery). Zebedee was survived by his widow, Cynthia, and several children; a brother : W.K.Spearman and a sister: Cornelia B. Spearman. He had been a charter member of the Brumley G.A.R. Post #425 since its organization in 1887 and was honored by hismany Civil War comrades at his death. Zebedee also served in the political field holding the office of County Assessor for three terms.
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