I would like to thank Dick Nelson for his
tireless work on the Spear family. He has provided us
with an interesting insight into the perfidious
marriage of George Hartshorn to Betsy Spear.
Having been born in the same state and county
(Hampden Co., Mass.) as Betsy Spear, this project
really interested me. I have tried to make the links
between these two families but never got to first
base with the Spear family. Dick Nelson was the
individual who made this all possible.