Wow, 10 year old post. If you are still looking for information, the gentlemen you are referring to are my grandfathers. I am Shane Spearman and my family has researched the family tree extensively back in the early 80's. I have been to the old Matthew Spearman homestead a couple of times and my father Garnett Spearman is still alive(and quite kicking). If anyone needs information about the Spearman family tree from Social Circle, or history about the 44th, please contact me at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane Lelland Spearman
Hope to hear from some bloodline!
ps: I've been to most of the battlefield sights the Spearmans fought at, and I had a reproduction of the 44th flag made from the specs at the CSA archives(still have them) in Atlanta. If anyone needs info, just let me know.