Note for:   Miles Speary,   9 DEC 1818 - 23 AUG 1819         Index
Twin of Sophia. Died in infancy. It had been suggested to me that he was buried in Scott Cemetery, Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.. I had hoped that his mother Sophia who died the day after his birth & a sister Orpha who also passed in infancy would be somewhere near him.
However, I have searched the cemetery top to bottom & while I find many of the other surnames mentioned in this family tree - there are no stones marked Sperry or Speary at Scott Cemetery.


Note for:   Sophia Speary,   9 DEC 1818 - 12 JUL 1856          Index
Wilbur Flick age 3 is noted in the 1860 Pa. census as residing with Samuel Speary. Sophia Speary Flick died in 1856. I believe this may be her son.

Samuel & Mary do not appear in the 1870 Pa census but show up again in an 1875 Census record for the town of Orange (East), Schuyler co., NY. It reads as follows:

head of household Samuel Speary aged 64
born in Luzerne Co., Pa. married to
Mary age 66
born in Columbia Co., Pa.
His occupation is farmer
Also living in the house are:
Amos W. Flick age 18 listed as his adopted son born in Pennsylvania single. This would be the same age as the Wilbur Flick noted in the 1860 Pa census. The W. is probably for Wilbur.
Rosetta Brown age 9 listed as his granddaughter born in Sullivan Co., Pa.


Note for:   Julia Speary,   17 MAR 1830 -          Index
lived in Williamsport, Pa.


Note for:   Asa Speary,   7 JUN 1833 - 16 FEB 1905          Index
     Place:   Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont, Sullivan Co., Pa.

Individual note:   
Probably named for Miles' half brother Asa Rice.

The Sullivan County Democrat Jan. 18, 1856
Asa Sperry, of Davidson married to Miss Mary Jane Feister, of Shrewsbury, on the 27th ult, by Rev. Alvah R. Jones.

Letters from Alice Brown, granddaughter of Lucy Ann Speary - Asa's niece - Asa had 10 children.
Another note states that Ida was "raised" by Asa - implying that she is not a natural child. No further info.

In the 1900 census, Asa & Mary have a granddaughter named Elvena Richard - age 3 - residing with them. This may be Ida's daughter.

Asa is listed in among those from Davidson Township, Sullivan County who fought in the civil war. Other Speary names listed are:

James Speary (son of Asa's brother Christopher. James died at Battle of Chancellorville)
Dorson Minard. Speary (also Christopher's son )
John W. Speary (son of Asa's brother Samuel)
Benjamin C. Speary ( also Samuel's son. Bejamin was captured as a POW at the battle Chancellorsville.)

Asa is listed as a Private in Company A, Regiment 50, Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry.
Regimental History

Fiftieth Infantry.-Cols., Benjamin C. Christ, William H. Telford; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas S. Brenholtz, Edward Overton, JR., William H. Telford, Samuel K. Schwenk, Majs., Edward Overton, Jr., Samuel K Schwenk, George W.Brumm. The 50th regiment, recruited in the counties of Berks, Schuylkill, Bradford, Sesquehanna, Lancaster and Luzerne, was mustered into the U. S. service at Harrisburg, Oct. I, I86I, for three years.
It left Camp Curtin the next day for Washington, after which it moved to Annapolis and joined the expedition to South Carolina, being assigned to Stevens' brigade. The command camped near
Hilton Head until Dec. 6, when it occupied Beaufort and had a slight skirmish with the enemy the following day. On Jan. I, 1802, the brigade crossed the Coosaw river and captured a fort.
In May an attempt was made to destroy the railroad bridge at old Pocotaligo, which was unsuccessful in spite of the gallantry of the regiment. On July 12 it embarked for Fortress Monroe and on its arrival was attached to the 9th corps and ordered to join Gen. Pope on the Rapidan. Several skirmishes ensued at the fords of the Rapidan and Rappahannock. At the second Bull Run, Chantilly, South mountain and Antietam it fought gallantly and sustained heavy losses. It was present at Fredericksburg but not in the battle. It was then ordered to join the Army of the Ohio, advanced to Vicksburg, where it was posted on Haines Bluff, and after the siege followed Gen. Sherman to Jackson, where it was engaged and lost its brave Lieut.-Col. Brenholtz. In the southern campaign the men suffered much from malaria and on Aug. 10, such as were able returned to Kentucky. They were active at the battle of Blue Springs, Tenn., in October and in November at Lenoir Station and Campbell's station, near Knoxville, and the attack on Fort
Sanders. The regiment shared in the pursuit of Longstreet as far as Blaine's cross-roads, when it was ordered to Nicholasville and the reenlisted men were sent home on veteran furlough. In spite of the hardships of the winter nearly the entire regiment reenlisted and on March 20, 1864, reported at
Annapolis, the rendezvous of the 9th corps. The 50th was attached to the 2nd brigade, Ist division, of this corps, which joined the Army of the Potomac at the Rapidan on May 5, and engaged at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, the North Anna river and Cold Harbor. At Petersburg it was in support of the troops
that made the assault after the mine explosion; joined in the engagement at the Weldon railroad, and in the final assault on the city, April 2, 1865. About the middle of April it proceeded to Washington and remained there until June 30, when it was ordered to Gettysburg to represent the infantry of the
Union army at the corner stone ceremonies of the National Monument, July 4, and returned to camp at Georgetown, where it was mustered out on July 31, 1865.

The Union Army, vol. 1
History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865. (PARoster) Published in 1870

Battles Fought

B&O Railroad Depot, Washington, DC.
Near Petersburg, VA.
Petersburg, VA.
June 7, 1862 at Port Royal, SC.
June 21, 1862 at Beaufort, SC.
August 1, 1862 at Pocotaligo, SC.
August 28, 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
August 29, 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
August 30, 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
September 1, 1862 at Chantilly, VA.
September 14, 1862 at South Mountain, MD.
September 17, 1862 at Antietam, MD.
October 22, 1862 at Pocotaligo, SC.
December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
July 16, 1863 at Jackson, MS.
October 10, 1863 at Blue Springs, TN.
December 14, 1863 at Mine Run, VA.
May 6, 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
May 9, 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
May 11, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
May 13, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
May 15, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
May 25, 1864.
May 30, 1864 at North Anna River, VA.
June 1, 1864.
June 2, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
June 5, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
June 7, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
June 15, 1864.
June 17, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 18, 1864 at Norfolk Railroad, VA.
June 18, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 21, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 24, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 25, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 27, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 28, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
June 30, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
July 15, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
July 30, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
August 17, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
August 19, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
September 30, 1864 at Poplar Springs Church, VA.
December 31, 1864.
March 28, 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, VA.

Other surnames listed that had married in to the Speary family are Wilson, Glidewell, Bennett, Pennington and a B.Horn (quite possibly Benivel Horn who married Asa's sister Mary)