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.
- Obituary printed in the The Charleston Daily News (Charleston SC) on 27 Mar 1871
Death of a Well-Known Citizen. -- Mr. James E. Spear, who has been identified with our business community for a long series of years, died at his residence, No. 14 South Battery, at half-past 1 o'clock, yesterday afternoon.
He had been in ill health for the past year, and was confined to his bed on Friday evening by the attack which terminated fatally. Mr. Spear was a native of New Jersey, and about fifty-two years of age. On coming South, he first opened business in Savannah, but shortly afterwards came to our city, where he has been a prominent jeweler for the past twenty-six years. Mr. Spear was known as an upright and conscientious dealer, and was held in high esteem.
James married Laura Ann Wood in Nov 1840 in Savannah GA. (Laura Ann Wood was born in 1824 in Georgia and died on 16 Sep 1851 in Charleston SC.)