Spear, Elijah a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Hartford, Vt., in 1795. He was converted and commenced preaching in 1814, and entered the traveling ministry in 1819. He received the ordination of deacon June 24, 1821, and that of elder June 15, 1823. In 1827 he was returned as superannuated, and sustained that relation most of the time until his death, in Pomfret, Vt., Dec. 27, 1863. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, p. 110.