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Re: Mary Whitlach Sphar OH/IL early 1800's
Posted by: Barbara (ID *****2288) Date: November 02, 2005 at 17:13:54
In Reply to: Mary Whitlach Sphar OH/IL early 1800's by DeAnna Wright of 177

I did some checking for you after finding your message regarding Joshua Sphar on the Shelby County, Illinois board.
1850 Knob, Shelby County, Illinois Page 148B and 149A
23 September 814/814
Sphar, John age 40 b. PA
Matamey 23 male OH [a son, but listed before his mother:
Mary 43 OH
James 16 IN
Anna 9 IL

1860 Cold Spring Twp, Shelby County, IL 20 June
SPAR, John 59 PA
Mary 55 OH
James M. 24 IN
Pollyanna 18 IL

Ohio Marriages:
John Sphar to Mary Morrison 29 May 1823 Adams County, OH

parents of John are supposedly Mattern Sphar and Sarah Duncan

Pollyanna: Mary Ann Sphar to Joshua Christenberry
14 November 1861 Shelby County, IL

Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL [Macon County]
Mary A. Christenberry deeded property to Joseph E. Sphar
10 October 1901

Louisa Sphar died in Cold Spring Twp., Shelby County, IL
3-23-1928 Her death record should have her maiden name on it. You can order from the County Clerk's office in Shelby County.

Rebecca Jane Scarborough Sphar is buried in New Hope Cemetery, Section 9 Cold Spring Twp.:
Rebecca Jane wife of J.D. Sphar died 24 may 1863 aged 21 years 9 months 24 days also:
Mary Ann daughter of J.D. and Rebecca J. Sphar
died 24 June 1863 aged 3 months 19 days

Also in New Hope:
Sphar, Joshua D. 1839-1914
Sphar, Louisa M. 1844-1928 [M for Morrison or Mariah?]

John Sphar b. March 9, 1801 d. June 8, 1863 aged 62 yrs. 2 mos. 29 days

Mary Sphar b. August 22, 1803 d. March 30, 1863 aged 59 yrs. 7 mos. 8 days

Sarah J. Sphar daughter of J. and M. Sphar d. March 1, 1849 aged 19 yrs. 8 mos. 27 days

James M. Sphar b. June 16, 1835 d. May 20, 1901
aged 65 yrs. 11 mos. 4 days

Martin Sphar d. Sept. 30, 1880 aged 77 yrs. 3 months 18 days

Elizabeth Sphar wife of Martin Sphar
died Dec. 23, 1884 aged 76 yrs. 10 mos. 12 days

George W. Sphar d. Dec. 2, 1865 aged 31 yrs. 10 mos. 14 days

Elizabeth daughter of M. and E. Sphar
d. Feb. 22, 1841 aged 21 days

There are also a ton of Morrisons in this cemetery and some more modern Sphars! Let me know if there is someone in particular you are looking for?
Hope this is helpful, no relation to me :-)

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