NATHANIEL BAILEY SPEARIN was born on October 7, 1831 a son of Jeremiah and Rhoda (Bailey) Spearin and brother of Jeremiah JR, Leonard and Jefferson. He married Elizabeth Tracy of Baileyville in 1857. He did not reside in Alexander after that time. He entered the Coast Guard Infantry on November 29, 1864 and was discharged on September 6, 1865.