Spears, James Monroe, lawyer; born in Darlington
County, S. C., February 15, 1874; son of Jacob and Mary
(Reynolds) Spears; studied law at home without assist-
ance, admitted to bar in 1898 ; magistrate of Darlington
two years, served in S. C. Legislature, 1900-02, appointed
solicitor in 1908, and served continuously in that position
ever since; during World War assisted in Liberty Loan
and Red Cross campaigns; married Mamie Moore, Sum-
ter, S. C., in December, 1892 (died 1912), 2nd, Lilly Fair,
Newberry, S. C., 1913; member of Masons, K. of P.,
B. P. 0. E., W. 0. W., Moose, Junior Order United Amer-
ican Mechanics. Home, Darlington, S. C.
This is as far as I have gotten. Would like to know more about Jacob and forebears. Thanks for your help.
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