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Zebedee Spearman
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Birth: May 2, 1831
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1897
Miller County
Missouri, USA

Son of Thomas William Spearman 1800 1870 and
Nancy E Shelton 1812 1870

Mary E. Gardner 1837 1871
Married September 11, 1859 in Miller Co, Missouri
4 children of this marriage

Cynthia Frances Hawkins 1851-1943
Married February 12, 1885 in Edmon Burks, Miller Co., Missouri
no children of this marriage

2nd wife, Cynthia Hawkins Spearman lived in Texas during the years her mother was alive, but returned to Miller County after 1880. In 1885, she married Zebedee Spearman, a widower with four children. His first wife was Mary Gardner who was a native of Barren County, Kentucky. Zebedee was a son of Thomas W. and Nancy (Shelton) Spearman, natives of South Carolina.

The 1860 Census shows Zebedee, age 29 and Mary, age 24, living in Richwoods, Miller, Missouri.

In the 1880 Census, Zebedee is shown as living in Richwoods, Miller Co., Missouri, a widower with 4 children:
Zebidee Spearman age 49;
Gilbert S. Spearman age 19;
Alzena A. Spearman age17;
Alice Spearman age 14;
Willard V. Spearman age 12

Zebedee's wife Cynthia never had any children of her own but she proved to be a wonderful step-mother to Zebedee's surviving children by his first wife, Mary E. Gardner. The children were Gilbert S. Spearman born c. 1861; Alzena A. Spearman b. c/1863; Laura Alice Spearman born c. 1866; Willard S. Spearman 1867-1950; and Orlando W. Spearman 1870-1870.

Mary Gardner Spearman died in April 1871 and is buried at the old Rankin Wright/Spearman cemetery in Richwoods township southwest of Iberia. Zebedee Spearman died in February 1897 and was buried beside his first wife in Rankin Wright/Spearman cemetery.
His second wife, Cynthia Hawkins Spearman, was buried in Hawkins cemetery near other members of her Hawkins family.

There was a Civil War Pension issued to spouse, Cynthia F. Spearman. Filing (Invalid), August 8, 1890 filed in Mo., and April 10, 1897 as widow, in Mo. (attached here as photo)


Thank you Lynda Miles for adding this information to Zebedee's memorial. She felt like he deserved some detail.

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  Cynthia Frances Hawkins Spearman (1851 - 1943)*
  Orlando M. Spearman (____ - 1870)*
  Infant Daughter Spearman (1871 - 1871)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 1st Lt Co D 42 Reg. Enr. Mo. Mil
Rankin Wright Cemetery
Miller County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Dec 31, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12832543
Zebedee Spearman
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Zebedee Spearman
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Zebedee Spearman
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