James SPAW born 11 June 1822 (Ky), parents unknown married 4 Oct 1846 Parke Co to Laura Ann PARDEE (b. 1822 Wythe co Va d/o Philo Pardee and Rachel MONTGOMERY). James was listed as a carpenter in the 1850 census Parke Co living with his wife and children, John Silas and Joseph William in the home of Laura's uncle William Montgomery.Laura Ann Pardee SPAW died in 1852/53 leaving an estate, property in Sec. 32 Twp 16N Range 7W, Parke Co probably property inherited from her grandmother, Elizabeth DRAPER MONTGOMERY who died March 1853. James became guardian of the estate of her heirs, their sons John Silas SPAW and Joseph William SPAW. Shortly thereafter he received permission to sell the property to Wesley, Alexander and Horace UNDERWOOD. He was found in 1860 in Bates Co, Mo, having remarried to a Martha Jane, last name unknown. Living with him was Jacob Spaw, b. 1780 Ky. No further records have been found for Jacob. I would like to know who James Spaw's parent and siblings were. James d. in 1906 in Walla Walla WA. Death records there give his birthplace as Tenn and his father as James, mother unknown, but all censuses I've found for him list his birthplace and that of his parents as Ky. He was listed in Parke Co 1850 as a carpenter. If anyone has any information on SPAWS, PARDEES, MONTGOMERYS who were in Parke Co. during this time period, I would be most grateful for your help and will gladly share any information I have. Thanks, Kathy Richmond 3270 Wood Ave, Eugene OR 97402.