John Moses "Mose" Spires Bible Record
( ) Information was obtained from Marriage Records,
Wills, Death Certificates, Census Records, Estate Records,
Tombstones and Family Members.
Bible presented to Stella Lewis in 1957.
Bible now in possession of Frank Shealy, great grandson
of James S. "Jim" and Sarah Jane "Ginny" Taylor Spires.
Husband James (S.) (Jim) Spires born Oct. 17,1863 at Hopkins, (Died 1923). (Buried Aaron Taylor Family Cem. in unmarked grave Reedy 0. Smith Road near Leesville, Lexington Co., SC), son of Eliga Spires and Mary Miller.
Married at Lexington in 1883 by Rev. Lot Lybrand.
Wife: Jane (Sarah Jane, "Ginny") Taylor born August 31,1863 at Gilbert, (Died Oct. 31,1939. Buried Providence Baptist Church Cemetery near Leesville, SC). Daughter of Aaron and Lucy (Adline) Shumpert.Taylor.
(The 10 children of James S. & Sarah Jane Taylor Spires.)
Lizzy (Leanna Elizabeth "Lizzie E." Spires) born July 27,1884. (Died 1960, Buried Pisgah
Lutheran Church Cem. near Lexington, SC beside husband No. 1 Married No. 1 Samuel F. Price, No. 2. J. A. Frye)
Aderline (Adline "Ada Mae" Spires) born July 12,1886. (Died June 22,1953, Buried Providence Baptist Church Cem. near Leesville, SC. Married No. 1. George Barefoot, No. 2. Walter Miller)
Blanch (Effie Julia Blanch Spires) born November 29, 1887. (Died March 26,1928 Buried
Providence Baptist Church Cem. near Leesville, SC Married Philip Waters).
Moses (John Moses "Mose" Spires) born November 1,1889. (Died Oct. 1964 Buried at Cem. in Gilbert beside wives 1 and 2.) (See marriages for wives of John Moses Spires). (Original owner of this Bible).
Luvia (Luvvie Catherine Spires) born June 10,1891. (Died Oct. 24, 1927 Married John H.
Gable. Both buried St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington County, SC).
Veator (Veta Mae Spires) born March 21,1893. (Died March 17,1971 Married John F. Pool.
Both buried Providence Baptist Church Cemetery near Leesville, SC).
James (Spires) born December 19,1895. (Died before Census of 1900. Buried in unmarked grave in Aaron Taylor Family Cem. near Leesville, SC).
Girlie (Spires) born December 8,1897. (She appears on 1900 Federal Census but died before
Census of 1910. Buried in unmarked grave in Aaron Taylor Family Cem. near Leesville, SC).
Witman? (Spires) born Sep. 12 1901. (Died before Census of 1910. Buried in unmarked grave in Aaron Taylor Cem. near Leesville, SC).
Ersney (Ersna Virginia Spires) born December 8,1904. (Died July 14,1938 Married William
Minton Gardner. Both buried Harmonv Baptist Church in Camden, SC)
NOTE: (Child net listed in Bible is Andrew Alonzo "Lonnie" Taylor, first child of Sarah Jane
Taylor born December 26, 1880. Died August 21, 1954 Married Corrie Whitman, both buried Old Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington County, SC).
J. M. Spires was married to Emma Stephens Sep. 17 (19) 1915.
Married to Minnie Andrews on August 11,1926.
Married to Mary Ellen Jordan on June 17,1931.
Married to Stella Lewis on August 11,1957.
(the four wives of John Moses Spires).
Emmer Spires died May 24.1925, age 34. (Buried Gilbert)
Miinnie Spires died June 21,1928, age 19. (Buried Gilbert)
Mary Ellen Spires died April 6,1956, age 69. (Buried Wateree Cem, Camden, SC)
NOTE: (The two children of John Moses and Minnie Spires not listed in Bible is:
1. Emma May Spires born 10 May 1926. After the death of her mother she was adopted and no information is available concerning her.
2. Emma Jean Spires born 24 September 1927. After the death of her mother she was adopted by Solomon William and Anna Kyzer Lark. Her name was changed to Annie Lou Lark and she married Allen Vemon Gunter.).
( ) information added and submitted to the chapter by Shirley F. Trotter
Posted 9 July 2004