RESEARCHERS: James W. Young, 851 University Ave., Palo Alto, California 94301 who was a great grand nephew of John Parker and Susan Spahr.
Family Researchers, 115 Lake View Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50428 have the original family Group sheets by James Walter Young, great grand nephew of John Parker and Susan Spahr. The work was turned in on 28 Nov 1969.
BIBLE: Bible is located at the Floyd County Historical Society in Charles City, Iowa. The record is of A.B.F. Hildreth of Massachusetts, later of Vermont, and eventually Charles City, Iowa.
White pages: James W. Young San Jose, CA 95101 408-997-3570
There is a cousin who has done 40 years of research on our Spahr line, and he has published a book [he's descended from John's 2nd marriage, to Mary Collins].He still has some copies left, so I plan to send away for a copy.If you're interested, it's $40.00, and that includes postage and handling.
Author: Herman G. Spahr, 1031 N. 21st St., Lafayette IN 47904-2217. Phone (765) 447-3676 (Documentation included)!
In a EMAIL from C. Davis to Beverly Petty, he writes:I plan to start digging into the old issues of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society Register this next week.I plan to do quite an extensive research project on the Hildreth family in our direct line.It won't come in a flash, but it will be well documented for the Massachusetts part of our line. CDavis9461@aol.com.
LINAGE-Craig A. Davis, My Spahr Lineage
01). Thomas Spahr and Chrischona Wick 02). Thomas Spahr and Chrischoua Huegi 03). Hans Jacob Spahr and Verena Meyer 04). Hans Jorg Spahr and Margaret Heyer 05). John Ulrich Spahr and Judith Regar 06). Edward Spahr and Elizabeth Seitz 07). John Oliver Spahr and Experience Hildreth 08). Catherine Spahr and William K. Louck 09). Mary Elizabeth Louck and William Henry Bowen 10). Lenora “Pearle” Bowen and Harry Arnold Fletcher 11). Vera Bloise Fletcher and William Nelson Hill 12). Donald LeRoy Hill (Davis) and Joyce Elaine Loghry 13). Craig Allen Davis
01). Richard Hildreth 02). Joseph Hildreth and Abigail Shedd Hill 03). Hosea Hildreth and Experience Keep 04). Nathaniel Hildreth and Mary Ann Pierce 05). Experience (Exie) Hildreth and John Oliver Spahr 06). Caroline (Callie) Spahr and Charles William DeMoss 07). Della Mae DeMoss and Daniel Sylvester Stager 08). Imogene Malinda Stager and Albert Elias Wilhelm 09). Beverly Aljean Wilhelm
P.S. HISTORY: History of Hildreth Family, by Arthur L. Hildreth, Secretary of Hildreth Society. Some records were submitted by Beth W. Adams, Box 513, Lovell, WY.
LDS FAMILY HISTORY CENTER: Film Number 537494. Reference Number 26269. Also Film Number 538011.
MILITARY: In 1864 John Parker Hildreth enlisted in the 14th Indiana Volunteers and started for the South but was taken sick. After remaining in the hospital a while he came home on a sick furlough but didn't wait until he had sufficiently recovered, but started again for the front. He got as far as Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he died on February 11, 1865.
LAND: The Hildreths as a rule are tillers of the soil, farmers and stockmen. Those that have taken up other callings have been very successful also. By industry and honesty they have been able to keep pace with their fellowmen. As an example the descendants of John Parker Hildreth own and operate over 5,500 acres of land, have over 30 automobiles, are officers and directors of several banks as well as other corporations, and have a total wealth of about $1,000,000.
CEMETERY: Stones River National Cemetery, Rutherford, Tennessee. Grave number of John Parker Hildreth is #5704.
RELIGION: Nor do they put wealth first. They are almost without exception religious people. Among them are numberous teachers and superintendents of Sunday schools, believing the admonition of the Lord in Gen. 18-19. "He will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep; the way of the Lord." as quoted by ARTHUR L. HILDRETH.