My Lines

Spears Ancestors:
Their Surnames
The Countries They Came From
The US States They Lived In

England to Boston, MA 1630. Moved to CT, back to MA, on to NY and finally settled in OH. My last Allis, Frances Henrietta, married George Spears and they moved to Chicago, Cook, IL by 1888.

Ireland to New York (?) Earliest known settlement Chicago, Cook, IL 1876.

Greece to Ellis Island, New York in 1895. Settled in Chicago, Cook, IL by 1900.

Czechoslovakia (Bohemia) to Ellis Island, New York 1901. Settled in Chicago, Cook, IL between 1901-1904.

Not yet proven through documentation where this line came from but DNA tests suggest England. In mid 1700s Johnsons were in Amelia (now Patrick) County, VA. By 1820 the family resided in Cabell County, WV.

Germany to US in 1866 (?) Lived in St. Louis, MO in 1874. In Chicago, Cook, IL by 1895. Ended up in Irvington, Essex, NJ by 1920.

Germany to US abt. 1879. In PA from 1882-1896. Settled in Chicago, Cook, IL by 1899.

This line was interrupted by “non-parental event” (out of wedlock birth) in 1829. Elizabeth Miller Spears, who was married to George Spears, had a son by Franklin Johnson. That son was given the name Henry Spears and raised as a Spears.

Descendant Charts

1 Moses Allis b. 13 Feb 1756 Montague, Hampshire, MA
+ 2Anna Newton m. 18 Dec 1781 Montague, Hampshire, MA
            3 William Allis b. 15 Sept 1793 Coventry, Chenango, NY;
            d. 31 Oct 1864 Elyria, Lorain, OH
            + 4 Betsey Wilson m.
            5 Franklin Allis b. 8 Jul 1830 NY
            +6 Mary Schmidt b. Hanover, Germany;
             m. 1866 in New Albany, Floyd,IN
            7 Frances Henrietta Allis b. 21 May 1870 Livermore,
            McLean, KY; d. 15 Jul 1938 Chicago, Cook, IL
            + 8 George Washington Spears (Johnson) b. 22 Feb 1858
            Ironton, Lawrence, OH; m. 01 Mar 1887 Hamilton, OH;
            d. 22 Dec 1923 Chicago, Cook, IL
            9 Florence M. Spears b. Aug 1888 Chicago, Cook, IL
            9 Eva E. Spears b. Oct 1890 Chicago, Cook, IL
            9 Roy Earl Spears b. 9 Mar 1895 Chicago, IL;
            d. 23 Mar 1946 Chicago, Cook, IL
            + 10 Irene Kries b. 30 Oct 1898 Chicago, IL;
            m. before 1920 Chicago, Cook, IL; d. 4 Sept 1979
            Lake in the Hills, IL
            11 Arthur Raymond Spears  b. 16 Jan 1922
            Chicago,IL; d. 1 Dec 1991Tucson, Pima, AZ
            +12 L.V. Holub b. 26 Apr 1928 Chicago,
            Cook, IL; m. 4 Aug 1944 Chicago, Cook, IL

            13 Patricia Frances Spears b. 24 Nov 1945 Ogden, Weber, UT
              5 Edward Allis b. 20 May 1818
              5 Ira Allis         b. 4 Feb 1821
              5 Leonard Allis b. 27 Apr 1823
              5 Angeline Allis b. 21 Jan 1836
      3 Leonard Allis          b. 24 Jan 1786
      3 Fanny Allis             b. 24 Nov 1790  
      3 Calvin Allis               b.   3 Apr 1797
      3 Luther Allis               b.   5 Sept 1799
                                                                                                                               
CARNEY
*1 John Carney b. abt. 1833 Ireland (this came from 1870 Chicago Ward 6 Census Roll: M593-201; Page: 531B but is not proven to be my ancestor)
  + Mary Ann Duffy b.  abt. 1845 Ireland (this came from 1870 Chicago Ward 6 Census but is not proven to be my ancestor)
      2 Mary Carney b. 14 Jun 1876 Chicago, Cook, IL; d. 23 Aug 1955 Chicago, Cook, IL
         + m1 Henry Kreis b. 3 Aug 4 1874 St. Louis, MO; m.4 Dec 1985
                                                                 Chicago, Cook, IL.
                         3 Henrietta Kries
                         3 Irene Kries (my paternal grandmother) b. 1998 Chicago, Cook, IL
                         + Roy Earl Spears
                                     4 Arthur Raymond Spears
                         + LaVerne Veronica Holub
                                       5 Patricia Frances Spears b. 1945
                              4 Francis Patrick Spears
          +m2 Otto Lauer 4 Apr 1908 Wheaton, IL.

*On her marriage license to Otto Lauer, Mary Carney Kries stated that her father was John Carney and her mother was Mary Duffy. This is the only record of Mary Carney Kries Lauer’ parents’ names that I have found.

1 Demetrius Flesouras b. ? Pighadakia, Tripolis, Greece
   + 2?
        3 Peter Flesouras b. 1876 Pighadakia, Tripolis, Greece; d. 4 Oct 1938
              Chicago, Cook, IL
            + 4 Louise Miller m. 30 June 1901 Chicago, Cook, IL
                 5 Katherine Flesseras/Flesouras b. 7 Apl 1904 Chicago, Cook, IL;
                                        d. Apr 1981 (my maternal grandmother)
                       m1 6 Frank Holub
                            7 LaVerne V Holub b. 26 Apr 1928 Chicago, Cook, IL
                          + 8Arthur Raymond Spears (b. 16 Jan 1922 Chicago,
                           Cook, IL; d. 1 Dec 1991 Tucson, Pima, m. 8 Aug 1944
                                                                   Chicago, Cook, IL
                           9 Patricia Frances Spears (b. 1945 Ogden, Weber, UT)
                           9 P L  Spears
                           9 Daniel Spears
                           9 L M Spears
                           9 D Spears
                           9 Mary Irene Spears
                           9 R E  Spears
                         7 Richard Holub
                           + 8 Marietta ________
                           9 R Holub
                           9 E  Holub
               5 William Flesseras/Flesouras b. 1908 Chicago, Cook, IL
         m2 Bledsoe
                        7 S Bledsoe
         m3 Kuehn
3 George Flesouras
3 Gus Flesouras
3 Tom Flesouras

1 Josef  Holub b. 13 Apr 1875 Naceradec, Czechoslovakia (Bohemia)
   + 2 Frances _______ b. 1876 Czechoslovakia (Bohemia)
          3 Frank Holub b. 23 Mar 1903 Naceradec, Czechoslovakia (Bohemia)
             + 4Katherine Flessouras b. 6 Sept 1899 Chicago, Cook, IL; d. Apr 1981
                                               Chicago, Cook, IL
                   5 Richard Holub
                     +6  Marietta I. Davin
                        7 R Holub
                        7 E Holub
                  5 LaVerne Holub b. 26 Apr 1928 Chicago, Cook, IL
                     + 6 Arthur Raymond Spears b. 16 Jan 1922 Chicago, Cook, IL; d.
                                                 1 Dec 1991 Tucson, Pima, AZ; m. 4 Aug 1944 Chicago,
                                                 Cook, IL
                   7 Patricia Frances Spears b. 24 Nov 1945 Ogden, Weber, UT

This line matches my brother’s, Roy Earl Spears’, DNA exactly at 37 markers
1 Benjamin Johnson b. 1765 (first Johnson in Kanawha County (now Cabell/Lincoln)
   married Sarah Franklin
      2 Franklin Johnson b. 1801 (this man was single when he had a son, Henry, by Elizabeth Miller Spears in 1829 while she was married to George Spears. It is not known if George knew the parentage of Henry but the boy carried the Spears name.)
         married Ida Elizabeth Holley
           3 Squire Asbury Johnson b. 1835
              married Rhoda Webb
                 4 Elisha Johnson
                 4 Charles A. Johnson b. March 1864
                    marriage 1 Sarah Edwards of Ohio
                    marriage 2 Rosie Holley of Lincoln County, WV
                       5 Marshall Johnson
                       5 Cleveland Johnson
                       5 Sullivan Johnson b. May 1895
                          married Susan Cinderella Hinkle
                             6 living Johnson b. 1929
                             6 living Johnson
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Just the male line:
Benjamin Johnson
Franklin Johnson
Squire Asbury Johnson
Charles A. Johnson
Sullivan Johnson
living Johnson

1 John W. Kreis (b. Germany; d. Newark, Essex, NJ, 25 Jan 1937
   +2  ??
      3 Henry Kries (b. Aug 1875 St. Louis, MO)
         +m1. 2 Mary Carney (b. 14 June 1876 IL; d. 23 Aug
            1955 Chicago, IL)
             m. 4 Dec 1895; div. 1906 Chicago, Cook, IL
              3 Henrietta Kries (b. 1896 Chicago, IL)
              3 Arthur James Kries (b. 1898 Chicago, IL)
                 + Julia Stopka
                   4 Mary Kries
                   4 Arthur Kries
                   4 Frank Kries
              3 Irene Kries b. 1 Oct 1898 Chicago, IL; d. 4 Sep 1979 Elgin, Kane, IL
                 + 4 Roy Earl Spears
                      5 Arthur Raymond Spears
                       + 6 La Verne Holub
                           7 Patricia Frances Spears
                           7 P. Spears (living)
                           7 D. Spears (deceased)
                           7 L. Spears (living)
                           7 D. Spears (living)
                           7 M. Spears (deceased)
                           7 R. Spears (living)
                   5 Francis Patrick Spears
                      + 6 Agnes Kasabian
                           7 I Spears (living)
                           7 R Spears (living)    
                3 William Kries b. 1900 Chicago, IL
      m2. 2 Henrietta Hausmann Williams b. Abt. 1873; d. 1956 Newark,
                  Essex, NJ; m. 1910/1911 Newark, Essex, NJ
                 3 Dorothy Kreis (b. 1911 Newark, Essex, NJ)
     (children living in household in 1920 NJ Census from Henrietta’s
     previous marriage to Elias Williams)               
               3 Leo H. Williams                a. 22
               3 Lillie Williams                   a. 20
     3 Maude E. Williams Hock   a. 25
                 3 Theodore Hock                a.   6
                 3 Wilburt Hock                               a.    4/12
                 3 Marian Williams               a. 18
                3 John Kreis (father-in-law)   a. 73

1 Frederick Miller b. Dec 1857 IL; d. 2 Nov 1920 Chicago, Cook, IL
    +2 Catherine (Kate) ________ b. Abt. 1859 Ireland; m. abt. 1882
         3 Louise Miller b. Nov 1882 PA
               + 4 Peter Flesouras b. abt. 1876 Pigadakia, Tripolis, Greece
                      5 Katherine Flesouras b. 7 Apr 1904 Chicago, Cook,
                                                                    IL; d. 23 Sept 1994 Winfield, Dupage, IL
                           + 6 Frank Holub b. 1904 Naceradec, Czechoslovakia;
                                   7 Richard (Dick) Holub b. 29 Jul 1924 Chicago, Cook, IL
                                       + 8 Marietta I. Davin m. 15 June 1945 Chicago, Cook, IL
                                   7 LaVerne Holub b. 26 Apr 1928 Chicago, Cook, IL
                                         + 8 Arthur Raymond Spears b. 16 Jan 1922;  m.
                                                 4 Aug 1944 Chicago, Cook, IL d.1 Dec 1991 Tucson, Pima, AZ
                                               9 Patricia Frances Spears b.24 Nov 1945 Ogden,Weber, UT
         3 Frederick Miller b. Nov 1883 PA
         3 Kate Miller        b.  May 1887 PA
         3 John Miller          b.  Feb 1889 PA
         3 Eva Miller            b. June 1891 PA
         3 Edith Miller          b. Aug 1893 PA
         3 Arthur Miller      b. June 1896 PA
         3 Edwin Miller         b. Aug 1899 IL       

 SPEARS 
Henry Spears, son of George Spears and Elizabeth Miller, was not a Spears. In 2010 DNA evidence from a living Johnson confirmed that my brother, Roy Spears’ DNA matches the Johnsons exactly.
             1 George Washington Spears b. abt. 1792; d. 1833
                     + 2 Elizabeth Miller (According to DNA evidence, Elizabeth’s first son,
                                                      Henry, was fathered by one Franklin Johnson.)
                        3 Henry Spears Johnson b. 1829 VA
                          + 4 Lucinda Hardy
                             5 George Washington Spears b. 1859 OH
                               + 6 Frances Henrietta Allis b. abt. 1870 KY
                                  7Florence M Spears b. 1889 IL
                                  7 Eva E. Spears b.  1891 IL
                                  7 Roy E. Spears b. 1895 IL
                                    + 8 Irene Kries/Kreis b. 30 Oct 1898 IL
                                        9 Arthur Raymond Spears b. 16 Jan 1922,
                                             Chicago, Cook, IL; d. 1 Dec 1991
                                             Tucson, Pima, AZ
                                      + 10  LaVerne V Holub b. 26 April 1928 IL;
                                               m. 4 Aug 1944 Chicago, Cook, IL
                                  11 Patricia Frances Spears b. 24 Nov 1945 UT
                                       + B Schuster b. 04 Oct 1946 Germany
                                  11 PL Spears b. 11 Apr 1948 IL (living)
                                  11 Daniel Spears b.17 Feb 1950 IL; d. 2008 AZ
                                  11 LM Spears b. 1 Jan 1957 AZ (living)
                                  11 D Spears b. 8 Dec 1957 AZ (Living)
                                  11 Mary Irene Spears b. 1959 AZ; d. 1973 AZ
                                  11 R Spears b. 1960 AZ (had DNA test done)