James Emmons Spear
- Born: 26 Jan 1817, Bloomfield NJ
- Marriage (1): Laura Ann Wood in Nov 1840 in Savannah GA
- Died: 26 Mar 1871, Charleston SC
Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker
Events in his life were:
- He worked before 1846 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Savannah GA the mark shown, courtesy of Bruce Cherner, reads J. E. SPEAR twice, overstamping GELSTON & TREADWELL (?) and below, SAVANNAH overstamping NEW YORK
- He worked in 1846-1848 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Charleston SC
- Advertised in the Charleston Courier (Charleston SC), 22 Apr 1846, offering his services as a jeweler and listing goods for sale.
- He was a partner in 1849-1850 with J. Charles Wood in Charleston SC as J. E. SPEAR & Co.
- He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Charleston SC, listed as a jeweler.
- Advertised in the Bagget's City Directory (Charleston SC), 1851,
- He worked in 1851-1871 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Charleston SC
Listed in the Southern Business Directory for 1854 at 235 King Street.
- Advertised in the Southern Business Directory, 1854,
- He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Charleston SC, listed as a jeweler.
James married Laura Ann Wood in Nov 1840 in Savannah GA. (Laura Ann Wood was born in 1824 and died on 16 Sep 1851 in Charleston SC.)