Saturday, February 12, 2011

Martha Lou Taylor Spearman

Martha Lou Taylor, daughter of Wade Columbus Taylor and Delila Duvall, married James Lavert "Jim" Spearman on July 25, 1883 in Itawamba County.  She and Jim had eight children together before her untimely death in 1905 at age of 40.  Martha was buried at Providence Cemetery, north of Tremont in Itawamba County.  

Martha and Jim's children were Dee, Lee Alvin, Effie, Troy, Audye, Archie, Bonnie and Johnnie Celesta.    Troy died in France during World War I while Bonnie and Johnnie, twins, died young.     Lee Alvin Spearman's granddaughter, Sue, shared this photograph of her great-grandmother with me.   Sue has accumulated quite a collection of memories, documents and photographs of her ancestors in Itawamba County.

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