Spears, James Monroe, lawyer; born in Darlington County, S. C., February 15, 1874; son of Jacob and Mary (Reynolds) Spears; studied law at home without assist- ance, admitted to bar in 1898 ; magistrate of Darlington two years, served in S. C. Legislature, 1900-02, appointed solicitor in 1908, and served continuously in that position ever since; during World War assisted in Liberty Loan and Red Cross campaigns; married Mamie Moore, Sum- ter, S. C., in December, 1892 (died 1912), 2nd, Lilly Fair, Newberry, S. C., 1913; member of Masons, K. of P., B. P. 0. E., W. 0. W., Moose, Junior Order United Amer- ican Mechanics. Home, Darlington, S. C.
This is as far as I have gotten.Would like to know more about Jacob and forebears.Thanks for your help.