1. George Spear was born about 1613 supposedly in Yarmouth, England (but his parents are unknown and there is no formal English origins for this immigrant) and died sometime after 1680 at Pemaquid, Maine. He married about 1643 at Braintree, Massachusetts, Mary Heath, born 2 September 1627 at Nazeing, Essex, England, and died 7 December 1674 at Braintree, daughter of William and Mary (Perry) Heath. George and Mary had eight children: Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Ebenezer, Hannah, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Hannah.
2. Nathaniel Spear was born 15 May 1665 at Braintree, Massachusetts and died there 12 September 1728. He married at Braintree on 8 August 1689, Hannah Holman, born about 1669 and died at Braintree on 4 February 1750/1. Nathaniel and Hannah had ten children: Hannah, Nathaniel, John, Mary, David, Joseph, Nathan, Thomas, Margaret and Lydia.
3. Nathaniel Spear (Jr.) was born 25 September 1692 at Braintree, Massachusetts and died there 3 December 1732. He married at Dorchester, Massachusetts on 1 July 1714, Thankful Woodward, born 1 November 1693 at Dorchester and died after 1732, daughter of Smith and Thankful (Pope) Woodward. Nathaniel and Thankful had ten children: Thankful, Nathaniel, Hannah, Moses, Elijah, Jemima, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Joshua.
4. Jemima Spear was born 12 October 1721 at Braintree, Massachusetts and died about 1764 at Economy, Nova Scotia, Canada. She married at Braintree on 31 December 1741, Samuel Marsh, born 9 May 1717 at Braintree and died about 1801 at Economy, Nova Scotia, son of John and Sarah (Wilson) Marsh. Samuel was a soldier in the French and Indian War. Samuel and Jemima had eight children: Samuel, Joshua, Elijah, Jemima, Nathaniel, Henry, Jonathan, and Josephus.
“The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright” by Douglas Richardson, New England Historical & Genealogical Register 146 (1992):261-278.
“Heath - Johnson - Morris Update: The Ancestry of Agnes (Cheney) Heath” by Douglas Richardson New England Historical & Genealogical Register 149 (1995):173-186.
“The Perry Family of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire” by William Wyman Fiske, The American Genealogist 82 (2007):81-90, 187-195, 273-289.
Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (NEHGS, Boston, 1995), II:901-904. [Heath]
The Descendants of George Spear who settled at Braintree, Massachusetts 1642-1988 by Verne Raymond Spear (West Hawley, MA, 1988).
Marsh Family History by Warren L. Marsh (typescript in 4 volumes at NEHGS): Alexander Marsh Family in Volume 1, p. 2 et seq.
Planters and Grantees of Cobequid, Nova Scotia, 1761-1780 by Carol Campbell and James F. Smith (Colchester Historical Society, Turo, NS, 2011).