This home page is based on research started by my parents many years ago. We've been fortunate to find many relatives also researching our family lines, especially Joan Holt who is also a Spear/Speir descendant. The majority of the information on the descendants of Bird Booker Speir is Joan's work.
At the moment, the surnames I am especially working on are Callison, Candler, Clarke, Halcomb, Helms, Hobbs, Holstein, McCullar, Moore, Morrow, Perry, Peyton, Phipps, Quinney, Riley, Robeson, Spear/Speir, Wiley, Woodley, Worthey, and Yarbrough.
This is an ongoing project and probably contains some errors.
- Ed Quinney Family (33 KB)
- Ida Quinney Worthey & Children (39 KB)
Elder, Gene, Espey
- Ethelred William Quinney tombstone (47 KB)
- G&R Helms Tombstone (11 KB)
Gabriel Helms & Rachael Hobbs
- Amy Elizabeth McDevitt (9 KB)
- L W Morrow tombstone (19 KB)
Laney Wilkerson Morrow, wife of William Henry Riley.
- Finley Clayton Callison Family (43 KB)
Finley and Molly Callison with children Georgia, Hattie, Berta, and Clate.
- AJ & Adelia Phipps Tombstone (25 KB)
Andrew Jackson Phipps & Adelia Ann Helms tombstone
- Woodley Clarke Spear Family (39 KB)
Back Row: Lizzie, Woodley, Lula; Middle Row: Oscar, Alla, Elizabeth Holstein, Otha; Front Row: Ola
- Lee Ella Phipps tombstone (41 KB)
Wife of Henry Acie Worthey
- Malachi & Elizabeth Spear Descendants (32 KB)
Spear Reunion, Union Valley, Texas
- A. Elder Worthey (17 KB)
Photo taken in Scotland during World War II.
- Andrea Worthey McDevitt (54 KB)
At the Texas Renaissance Faire
- Billie Benton, Cameron&Georgia Ruth Moore (20 KB)
- Jake Moore & Alla Spear (12 KB)
- David Atlas Spear family (34 KB)
Descendants of William Lane Spear. Left to right: David Atlas Spear, son William Ervin Spear, daughter Lyda Moore Spear, grandaughter Lyda Mae Carrier.
- Thomas Peyton Stephens (40 KB)
Son of John Stephens & Sarah Elizabeth Spear.
- Thomas & Emily Spear (61 KB)
Thomas Gisbon Spear & Emily A Thurmond
- Hymnal music by Thomas Peyton Stephens (77 KB)
Other music has not been located yet. If anyone has it, please advise.
- Lila Woodley, Oscar E Woodley, Vera Woodley (19 KB)
- Annie Belle Bagby Woodley (71 KB)
- Guardianship of Eliza Clarke (45 KB)
Jones County, Ga. Court of Ordinary minute book, 1808-1814
- Sarah Elizabeth Spear (39 KB)
Wife of John Stephens;daughter of Jesse Peyton Spear and Hannah M Cochran.
- Jessie Hamilton (23 KB)
Wife of John G Spear
- Angus B Spear Family (71 KB)
Source Paul Spear
- John G Spear (43 KB)
Son of Thomas G Spear. Photo taken in 1866, in Texas.
- Churches where Pleasant W Spear preached. (43 KB)
- Malachi Spear Bible (79 KB)
- Hiram A Riley Tombstone (20 KB)
- Bible of David & Eliza Campbell (104 KB)
- William Wesley Spear & wife Mae Smith (19 KB)
- Obituary of Eliza Woodley Campbell (28 KB)
- Oscar Wavley Woodley (64 KB)
- Andrew Franklin Spear (34 KB)
Son of William Lane Spear and Elizabeth Clarke Woodley.
- TJ Woodley Family (58 KB)
Oscar E Woodley, Thomas J Woodley, Martha Ann Burkett, Ruth Balm Woodley, George Elmo Strickland, Catherine Bunting Burkett seated.
- Samuel Madison Moore (10 KB)
Sam Moore, wife Alice Ervin, son Lester Moore
- Henry Acie Worthey (60 KB)
- A J Phipps & Adelia A Helms (41 KB)
- Woodley Clarke Spear (11 KB)
- Alla Pearl Spear (4 KB)
- James M Spear & family (32 KB)
- James,Charity,Bessie Spear (17 KB)
- Sarah Elizabeth Spear Stephens (35 KB)
Sarah Elizabeth Spear Stephens with daughter, Rosamonde Stephens who died at age 9.
- Patience and Mary Spear (54 KB)
Daughters of William Lane Spear and Mary Agnes Nelson.
- Franklin Scott Spear (1 KB)
- Peyton Malichi Spear (45 KB)
- Peyton M Spear at CSA Monument (52 KB)
- My DNA Print Triangle (13 KB)
- King Holstein (25 KB)
- Gus Lee Spear & Pearl Ingram (12 KB)
Descendant of William Lane Spear and Mary Nelson
- My mtDNA results (6 KB)
- Elizabeth Wiley (16 KB)
- Pearl Ingram (8 KB)
(Mrs Gus Spear)
- Wiseman Jasper Thomas Moore Children: (12 KB)
Tommi, Jake, Myrtie, Sam
- Lyda Moore Spear, descendant of William Lane Spear (54 KB)
Program from her 95th birthday party.
- Thomas Good will, page 1 (78 KB)
States Byrd Speir is the son of William Speir.
- Thomas Good will, page 2 (43 KB)
- Samuel Callison (23 KB)
- Robert Callison (13 KB)
- Cameron & Elder Worthey (36 KB)
- Elmer Worthey & Ida Quinney wedding day (36 KB)
- Lee Ella Phipps Worthey & family (28 KB)
Lee Ella holding Nuel, Ima beside Lee Ella, Elmer in chair, Wiley Caraway & Stella standing in back, Floyd, Sylvester.
- Malachi M Spear's bible (71 KB)
Marriage/birth page lists births of Bird Booker Speir and Mary Peyton, his wife.
- Fleming John & Virginia Caraway Worthey (34 KB)
- Malachi M Spear bible (69 KB)
Deaths page. Includes deaths of Bird B Speir and Mary, his wife.
- Buck Caraway & Flemming John Worthey (27 KB)
Lenora standing behind Buck. Virginia Jo standing behind Flemming John.
- William Lane Spear's home (59 KB)
Home and fishpond build by William Lane Spear in 1863 in Goshen Hill, Alabama.
- Mary Johnson Riley (7 KB)
- Daisy Bernice Stephens & Harold Theodor Frank (42 KB)
Joan Holt's parents
- William H Riley & Laney Morrow (10 KB)
- Joan Frank Holt (33 KB)
- Ed Quinney Family (41 KB)
Seated Mary Riley Quinney & Ed Quinney, standing Edward Hays Quinney, Wes Carraway, Lela Quinney Carraway,Ida Annabelle Quinney, Jim Bedford Quinney
- Angus B Spear (43 KB)
Son of John G Spear & Jessie E Hamilton
- Elizabeth Bachman tombstone (23 KB)
Wife of Hiram Riley
- H&M Caraway tombstone (34 KB)
Henry C Caraway & Mary Ann Staggs
- John Caraway Tombstone (19 KB)
- Margaret Clemmons Tombstone (21 KB)