Keller and Delano Families – The Delano Kindred

The Delano Kindred Logo

The Delano Kindred Logo

In past posts I have mentioned my membership in the Delano Kindred.  I joined them years ago to learn more about the lineage to Philip Delano of the Fortune, and have always wanted to go to one of their yearly reunions.  I almost made it to the one near San Francisco a few years back but it didn’t work out.  They have them yearly in an area of the country where a Delano settled.

Here is their website:

http://www.delanokindred.us/Wordpress/

They are also on Facebook with the same title as a public group.

The reunion is scheduled in San Diego this year and I was determined to go.  It will take place in September and I will be there.

Amarilla Spracklin, my great-grandmother and who I have featured on my other blog The Barclays of Pine River is a member of this family through her mother Elizabeth Keller a daughter of John and Mary Anne Delano Keller.

I refer you to the pages at the top of this blog in the drop down menu where you will find a list (table of contents) of the posts I have written about the Delano family and those written about John and Mary Keller’s family.  The title of the post is given with the date so you can access the post on this blog by using the Archive box on the right of this blog and picking the month and year, clicking and it will find the posts written for that time period. It is best to read the posts in sequence by date for it all to make more sense.  Have fun!

Stay tuned for more highlights of the Delano Kindred 2015 Reunion with pictures and happenings.

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John and Lydia Spracklin’s Children: Lydia Spracklin Kenner Ohio to Nebraska

Lydia Sophia Spracklin was a daughter of John Spracklin and Lydia Goss Spracklin. Lydia’s descendants have been giving me a great deal of trouble. Records for the State of Nebraska are very thin online, so finding information about her children and where they eventually ended up has been a bit of a struggle. Here is what I have found.

There is a marriage documented in Knox County, Ohio in which a Lydia Spracklin marries a Samuel Sharpneck in 1855 and then the following year another marriage to a Richard Kenner in 1856.

Sharpneck, Samuel to Spracklin, Lydia, pg. 123, 21 June 1855 by S.O. Beach JP, 482r

Kenner, Richard to Spracklin, Lydia, pg. 129, 9 Sep 1856 by D. Rutledge min 37r, in Knox Co., Ohio. 

Source:  Knox County, Ohio Marriages 1808-1875, Compiled by R. DeLauder and Indexed by Franklin Miller, Knox County Genealogical Society, 1995.  

It is very odd that Lydia would have used her maiden name when she weds Richard Kenner unless something went wrong with the first marriage?

What happened to this Samuel is unclear.  There are Sharpnecks in Knox County especially a Daniel, but I have yet to find anything on a Samuel such as a burial site or a link to a family.  Here is the source for the original marriage records.

Source: Original marriage certificates for these marriages can be found in Marriage Certificates 1809-1950, FHL#2243679, #1690 for Lydia and Samuel and #2140 for Richard and Lydia. 

Lydia’s husband Richard Kenner, was born 16 February, 1829 in Devonshire, England, and he died 6 May 1901 in Table Rock, Pawnee, Nebraska. Lydia Sophia Spracklin was born 24 January 1838 and died 7 November 1902 in Table Rock, Pawnee, Nebraska. Both are buried in the Table Rock Cemetery in Pawnee County. Find A Grave as a picture of the tombstone.

Before Lydia and Richard left for Iowa, they took care of her father, John Spracklin, in his later years.  He is living with them in the 1860 Census.

#1264, #1277 Line 26: Richd Kenner, age 30, male, farmer, born in Eng.; Lydia age 22, female, born in Ohio; Charles age 3, male born in Ohio, George age 8 male born in Ohio; Jno. Spracklin age 66, male, value of real estate is 6000, personal is 964 born in England; Wm. McKay age 23, male, born in Ohio; ____ McKay age 29, female born in Maryland.

Source:  1860 U.S. Federal Census, Liberty Twp., Knox Co., Ohio, Roll M653_995, pg. 312. 

Here is Richard’s obituary:

Richard “Dick” Kenner came from Devonshire, England in 1851 and settled at Mt. Vernon, Ohio at the trade of blacksmith. He met the daughter of John and Lydia Goss Spracklin and they married on the 9th of September, 1856. They lived in Mt. Vernon until 1862 when they moved to Benton Co., Iowa where they remained until 1881 when they then moved to Table Rock, Pawnee, Nebraska and here they lived till their deaths. Both Richard and Lydia are buried in the Table Rock Cemetery at Table Rock, Nebraska. They left three children and grandchildren to mourn them. By B. Roufley. 

Source: Table Rock Argus, Nebraska State Historical Society, Dated 5/23/1901, pg. 5, column 2.

Lydia followed the next year.

“Died – Lydia Spracklen was born in Knox County, Ohio, January 24, 1838, and died in this city Friday Nov. 7, 1902. In 1856, deceased was united in marriage with Richard Kenner at Mount Vernon, Ohio, who died in this place May 16, 1901. Two sons and one daughter remain to mourn the death of a mother. Funeral services were conducted by Elder H.J. Kennedy at the home of her daughter Mrs. Chambers in Table Rock, Nov. 8th, at 4 o’clock p.m. The remains were afterwards buried beside those of her husband. Rev. Shamel of the M.E. church and the choir of that denomination assisted Mr. Kennedy in the funeral services.

Another article in another paper reads: …….Saturday afternoon to attend the funeral. Other relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. Cooper of Humboldt, Mesdames Merrifield, Bates, Frederick, Perkins, ..iffith, Whitaker and Elder and Mrs. J. Kennedy of Pawnee. Elder Kennedy had charge of the funeral services. Mrs. Kenner was in her 60th year and had lived in this county for about 22 years……

Source: Pawnee Republic Newspaper, Nebraska, Dated 11/13/1902 pg 8, col. 4, Nebraska Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.  B. Roufley, Miles City, MT shared these obituaries with me. 

A careful study of the 1870 U.S. Federal census has not revealed where Richard and Lydia were at that time.

Moving ahead to the 1880 census we find Richard and Lydia in Tama County, Iowa. They are listed together with no other children present yet there is a G.W. Kenner living next door to them.  This county is to the west of Benton County, Iowa where the Spracklin brothers settled when the headed to Iowa in the 1850’s. Please note that the G.W. initials are probably a mistake and it should read C.W.

Tama County, Kinyon Digital Library

Tama County, Kinyon Digital Library

Line 6, 13, 14 Kenner Richard, W, M, 57, M, retired farmer, born England, parents born England. Kenner, L.S., W, F, 42, wife, Married, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio. 

Line 8, 14, 15, Kenner, [G].W.,W, M, 22, married, farm labourer, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio.  

1880 Tama Iowa - It looks like a G but I think it should be a C.

1880 Tama Iowa – It looks like a G but I think it should be a C.

Kenner, Kittie, W, F, 22, Wife, married, born Canada, father born England, mother Ohio, keeping house.

Kenner, Myrtle, W, F, 1, daughter, single, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Canada.

Source: 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Richard Kenner family, page 19, SD #2, ED #332, the unincorporated village of Irving, Salt Creek Township, Tama County, State of Iowa. Enumerated 1 June, 1880, by Fred Plaach.

By 1885 they have migrated to Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., Nebraska.  Richard and Lydia appear in the Nebraska State Census. Pawnee County is in the southeastern part of the state on the border with Kansas.

1859 Map of Nebraska

1859 Map of Nebraska from the US GenWeb

Line 35, 60, 62, Kenner, Richard, W, M, 53, born England, parents born in England. Kenner, Lydia, W, F, 48, married, he is a retired farmer, she is keeping house, born Ohio, father born England, mother Ohio. 

Source:  1885 Nebraska State Census, Richard and Lydia Kenner, page 6, ED#601, Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., Nebraska, enumerated 3 day of June 1885, by Samuel Little. 

They are still in Nebraska in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. This would be the last census for Richard and Lydia Kenner.

Line 32, 49, 53, Central Street, Kenner, Richard, head, W, M, Jan. 1829, 71, M, 44, born England, parents born England. Immigrated 1850 49, NA, yes, yes, yes, O, F, H. Kenner, Lydia, wife, W, F, Feb. 1838, 62, M, 44, 3 children born, 3 living, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio, yes, yes, yes. 

Source:  1900 U.S. Federal Census, Richard and Lydia Kenner, State of Nebraska, County Pawnee, Pawnee City Precinct, Pawnee City City, Ward of city #1,  SD #156, ED #130, sht #3, enumerated on the 2nd and 4th day of June, 1900, by Hugh L. Dodge. 

Lydia and Richard Kenner had the following children:

There seems to be a lot of confusion with the families of Charles and George Kenner.  I have taken my time and hopefully I have cleared up the confusion.

1.  Charles W. Kenner born about 1857. I have a notation that he was living in Waldo, Nebraska after the death of his father. Waldo does not appear to exist anymore.

There is a marriage of a Charles W. Kenner to a Catherine Ede on 17 March 1878 in Tama Co., Iowa but it is index only and would have to be followed up on to verify the information.  The name Kitty is more likely to be a nickname for Catharine.

Here is Charles in the 1885 Nebraska state census he is in Brown County.

Line 9, 114, 126, Kenner, Charles W., W, M, 28, Married, farmer, born Ohio, father born Eng. mother born Ohio 

Kenner, Catherine, W, F, 27, wife, married, keeping house, born Canada, father born England mother born Canada. 

Kenner, Myrtle E., W, F, 6, daughter, single, at home, born Iowa, father Ohio, mother Canada. 

Kenner, Dixon W., W, M, 3, son, single, at home, born Nebraska, father born Ohio, mother born Canada. 

Source: 1885 Nebraska State Census, page 4, ED#44A, Thatch Precinct, Brown Co., Nebraska, enumerated 10 and 11th of June 1885, by J.C. Pettyjohn. 

I find in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census a Mirta and Walter Kenner living in Wisner Twp., Cumming Co., Nebraska:

Line 97, 88, 90 Kenner, Mirta, Head, W, ?F, Apr 1879, 21, S, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother Canada, housekeeper, yes, yes, yes, R, H. 

Kenner, Walter, brother, Wm, M, Jan 1888, 12, S, born Nebraska, father born Ohio, mother Canada, at school, 9, yes, yes, yes

Source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Cumming, Wisner Twp. SD#3, ED#66, Sht #5, 13 June 1900, by Charles E. Hill.  

So what happened to Charles.  A Charles Kenner is living as a boarder in Neligh, Antelope, Nebraska. This man was born June 1857 in Ohio, age 42, widowed, father born in England mother in Ohio. He is with a Peter N. Lawson family and many others. Charles is listed as a miller with a flour mill. I think this is him probably working while Mirta an Walter are on their own.

We find in the 1910 census Charles is living with his son Walter L. in Stone County, Missouri.

Line 45, 115, 117, Kenner, C.W. head, M, W, 52, Wd. born Ohio, English, father born Ohio, English, Farmer, own farm, oa, yes, yes, O, F, F, 24

Kenner, Walter L., son, M, W, 22, S, born Nebraska, father born Ohio, mother Canada English, English, laborer, farm. 

Source: 1910 U.S. Federal Census, State of Missouri, County of Stone, Washington Twp., SD#12, ED#200, Sht, 6, enumerated 19 day of April 1910, Rufz Scott. 

In the 1920 U.S. Census, Walter L. and family are living in Clear Creek, Pawnee Co., Nebraska.

Line 57, FM, 35, 35, Kenner, Walter L. Head, M, W, 31, M. yes, yes, born Nebraska, father born Ohio, mother born Canada. English, yes, laborer, own farm, W, 012.

Kenner, Cora, Wife, F, W, 31, M, yes, yes, born Missouri, father born Missouri, mother born Texas, yes, none. 

Kenner, Harold W, son, M, W, 6, S, yes, born Missouri, father born Nebraska, mother born Missouri, yes, none.

Kenner, Earl Dixon, son, M,W, 4 S, born Missouri, father born Nebraska, mother born Missouri, none. 

Source: 1920 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Pawnee, Clear Creek, enumerated on 16-17-19 day of Jan. 1920 by Henry H. Bauer, SD#1, ED#144, Sht#2, ward of city 9 St.

Charles is in Box Butte Co., Nebraska in 1920 living with his son W. Dixon Kenner and his wife:

Line 23, Farm, 18, 19, Kenner, W. Dixon, Head, M, W, 39, married, no, yes, yes, born Nebraska, English, father born in Ohio, English, mother born in Canada, English, yes, Farmer, Home, OA 18.

Kenner, B. Anna, wife, F, W, 30, married, no yes, yes, born Nebraska, English, father born in England, English, mother born in Indiana, English, yes.

Kenner, W. Charles, father, M,W, 63 S, no, yes, yes, born Ohio, English, father born in England, English, mother born in Ohio, English, yes. 

Source: 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Dorsey Precinct, Box Butte Co. Nebraska, SD#6, ED#14, Sht 2A, outside of town, 17 day of Jan, 1920, by Jose W. Jelinek.

In 1930 Charles is living with his son Walter in Pawnee County, Nebraska

Line 61? 14, 14, Kenner, Walter, R. head, R, R, M, W, 42, M, 24, No, yes, born Nebraska, father born Ohio, mother born Canada. 

Kenner, Cora V., wife, H, F, W, 41, M, 24, No, no, born Missouri, father born Missouri, mother born Texas.

Kenner, Harold, W, son, M, W, 16, S, yes, yes, born Missouri, father born Nebraska, mother born Missouri, 

Kenner, E. Dixon, son, M,W, 15, S, yes, yes, born Missouri, father born Nebraska, mother born Missouri. 

Kenner, Charles W, father, M,W, 73, widowed, 21, no, yes, born Ohio.

Source: 1930 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Pawnee, Twp. Sheridan Precinct, ED#76-81, SD#11, Sht#1B, enumerated April 3, 1930, by Mrs. J.W. Gabby. 

Reviewing what we have learned about Charles is that he married Catherine and had Myrtle, E. Dixon W. Dixon and Walter L.  She died sometime before 1900.  I have attempted to find her burial site but so far no luck. Charles may be buried in Toledo, Pawnee Co., Nebraska. I have not followed Myrtle nor Harmon out to see what happened to them.

2. George M. Kenner born about 1860 in Ohio. George has given me trouble because there is a mistake in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census that has the initials G.W. so it reads G.W. Kenner.  This should read C.W. Kenner and is the older brother, see above under Charles for more information.

Using the initial of George M. and Kenner we find some interesting information.

I had a notation that he was living in 1901 in Webster, Texas.  Let’s take a look at the census.

In the 1880 Census of Iowa we find a George M. Kenner:

Line 5, Kenner, George, M, W, M, 20, Boarder, Single, physician, born in Ohio, father born in England, mother born in Ohio.  He is living in a Aldus M. Coate’s home. 

Source: 1880 U.S. Federal Census, State of Iowa, County of Marshall, LeGrand Twp., Quarry, page 37, SD#2, ED#283, enumerated 1 of June 1880 by a L.B. McGren. 

We find a George Kenner living in Harris, Texas in 1910 as a physician at the age of 50.

Line 42, 504, 517, Kenner, George M., Head, W, 50, S, born Ohio, father born England English, mother born Ohio, English, Physician, OA, O, F, H.

Source: 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Justice Precinct, Harris, Texas, SD#8, ED#110, Sht#28A, enumerated on 6 May, 1910 by Chester A. Williams. 

In 1920 he is in Justice Precinct in Harris Co., Texas and he is 60 years old but now he is a laborer on a farm?

Line 57, Fm chk, Kenner, George M., head, R, M, W, 60, S, yes, yes, born Ohio, father born England, English, mother born Ohio, yes, laborer, General Work, W, 196. 

Source: 1920 US Federal Census, State of Texas, County of Harris, Webster Voting Precinct, Justice Precinct, ward 2, SD#8, ED#109, Sht#14B, enumerated 6-7 February 1920 by Sam McDonald. 

There is a tombstone at Find A Grave in the Fairview Cemetery in League City, Galveston Co., Texas with the inscription of: Geo. M. Kenner, 1859 to 1929. This grave might be him and would explain why I could not find him in the 1930 census. There is no indication that George ever married.

3. Ida J. Kenner born about 1863. She married a Charles W. Chambers on the 21st of January 1880 in Irving, Tama Co., Iowa (Iowa Selected Marriages #1022734 Richard Kenner as father, index only.)

Ida and Charles Chambers had the following children based on the census below.

  1. Ruth C. born Nov. 1880 in Nebraska
  2. Ward M. born Feb. 1883
  3. Harmon A. born Marc 1888
  4. James R. born Sept 1895

In 1900 Charles and Ida are living in Table Rock Precinct, Pawnee Co., Nebraska:

Line 55, 348, 350, Chambers, Charles, W, Head, W, M, Jan, 1852, 48, M, 20, born Pennsylvania, father born Connecticut, mother born Pennsylvania.  All read and write English. O, F, F, 138

Chambers, Ida J., wife, W, F, April 1862, 38, M, 20, four children born, 4 living, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio. 

Chambers, Ruth, C, daughter, W, F, Nov. 1880, 19, Single, born Nebraska, father PA, mother OH.

Chambers, Ward M, Son, W, M, Feb. 1883, 17, S, born Nebraska, father born PA, mother OH. 

Chambers, Harmon A, Son, W, M, March 1888, 12, S, born Nebraska, father born PA, mother OH, at school 

Chambers, James R, Son W, M, Sept. 1895, 4, S, born Nebraska, father born PA, mother born OH. 

Source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Pawnee, Table Rock Precinct, SD#156, ED#135, Sht#16, enumerated 27th of June, 1900 by E.C. Phillips. 

There is a marriage of Ruth C. Chambers to a Louis C. Wolfe on 27 June 1906 in Pawnee. He was born 1880 in Missouri and she was born in 1881 in Nebraska. This from Family Search Nebraska Marriages 1855-1995 GS#1986940.

In the 1910 census Ruth is living in Iowa with her husband Louis.  They are in Council Bluffs Ward 1 in Pottawatomie County.  Sadly she listed one child born and none living.

In the 1910 U.S. census there is a Harmon Chambers born in 1889 in Nebraska boarder in Beatrice Ward 2, Gage, Nebraska. He is living with a Joseph Wheaton family. This Joseph is a Manager-Auto in a garage.  I am thinking Harmon is probably learning to be a mechanic? What relationship he is to the Wheaton’s is unknown.

We find Charles and Ida living still in Pawnee Co., Nebraska in 1910:

Line 54, 324, 322, Chambers, Charles, Head, M,W, 57, M2, 30, born Pennsylvania, father born Connecticut, mother born Pennsylvania, English, Farmer, General Farm, OA, yes, yes, 6, 7, 7, 117.

Chambers, Ida, wife, F, W, 48, M1, 30, 4 children born 4 living, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio, English, ______, yes, yes.

Chambers, Ward, son, M, W, 26, S, born Nebraska, father born PA, mother OH, English, laborer, brick yard, yes, yes. 

Chambers, Jimmie, Son, M, W, 14, S, born Nebraska, father born PA, mother born OH, English, none, yes, yes, yes.  

Source: 1910 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Pawnee, Table Rock Precinct, SD#1, ED#158, Sht#14B, enumerated 5-9 of May, 1910 by Charles H. Mitchell. 

Moving ahead to 1920 we find them still in Table Rock in Pawnee Co., Nebraska:

Line 98, X 111, 115, Chambers, Charles, Head 1, Q, F, M, W, 67, Married, born PA, father born Connecticut, mother born PA, no occupation. 

Chambers, Ida J, Wife, F, W, 57, Married, born Ohio, father born England – English, mother born Ohio, housekeeper, home.

Chambers, Ward, son, M, W, 36, S, born Nebraska, father PA, mother Ohio, no occupation none. 

Source: 1920 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Pawnee, Table Rock Precinct, Table Rock Village, Upper, SD#1, ED#15, Sht 12B, enumerated on 2 February 1920, William Vondrasket. 

In 1930 it looks like they may have moved to Clear Creek Twp. in the County of Pawnee, Nebraska.  This is in the northern part of the county and to the west of Table Rock. Charles and Ida are both aging, their son Ward is still with them.

Line 32, 53, 53 Chambers Charles, W, Head, O, 1500 R, yes, M, W, 77, M 20, No, Yes, born PA, father born CT, mother PA., yes, no occupation

Chambers, Ida J., Wife, H, F, W, 61, M, 17, No, yes, born Ohio, father England, mother Ohio, no occupation. 

Chambers, Ward M, Son, M, W, 47, S, No, Yes, born Nebraska, farther PA, mother OH, no occupation. 

Source: 1930 U.S. Federal Census, State of Nebraska, County of Pawnee, [Clear Creek Twp.], ED#67-3, SD#11, Sht #3A, enumerated April 12, 1930, by Franklin D. Bennett. 

Something very interesting happens in the 1940 census to Ida. She moves to California to live with her son James and his family in Fresno County, California.

Fresno County, California

Fresno County, California

Line 13, 1200, 257, O, 2.5 no, Chambers, James R, Head, M, W, 44, M, No H-3, born Nebraska, Glendale, Los Angeles, Linotype operator, newspaper etc. 

Chambers, Lorena, wife, F, W, 50, M, No, H-4, Nebraska, Glendale, Los Angeles. 

Chambers, Marjorie, Daughter, F, W, 19, S, No C1 Nebraska, Glendale, Los Angeles. 

Chambers, Ida J, Mother, F, W, 83, Wd., Ohio, Table Rock, Pawnee. 

Dodd, Carrie, mother-in-law, F, W, 83, Wd., Iowa, Glendale, Los Angeles.

Source: 1940 U.S. Federal Census, State of California, County of Fresno, Inc. place Kingsbury City, 9th Judicial Twp., SD#9, ED No. 10-126, Sht#11-A, enumerated April 16, 1940, by Clementine Olson. 

It looks like Ida was taken back to Table Rock to be interred with her husband Charles Chambers in the cemetery there. This would need to be confirmed. Apparently Ward Chambers died on June 21, 1938 in Table Rock so with the death of her husband in 1939 she must have decided to head west.  Find A Grave has their graves listed with tombstone photos.

Well, I am much happier with the results of the above information and once I figured out there was a mistake in the census it started to make sense, but, there is so much more work to be done on Lydia and Richard’s family, please check the above for accuracy and be careful of the family trees they are all mixed up because of similar names.  Time is limited and I feel I must move on.

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This concludes the posting on the children of John A. Spracklin and Lydia Goss Spracklin.  I refer you to the post “Lydia and John Andews Spracklin’s Family,” dated March 6, 2013 for a summary of their children.

In the next posts I will share what I know about John’s parents, Peter and Elizabeth Spracklin and family, who came from England and settled in Hardin Co., Ohio.

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Drusilla E. Spracklin’s Death and Estate, 1876

Things settled down for Drusilla after 1866, she had custody of her children, the estate of her husband, John A. Spracklin, was finalized and she was receiving his Civil War pension. Drusilla is found living in Mt. Vernon in 1870 with her three children.

Line 18, 273, 258, Spracklin, Ellen, 35 F, all White, Keeps house, $700, $4000, all born Ohio, John E. 13, M, Charles 10, M, George 8, M.

Source: 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio, 5 Ward, enumerated on 3 August, 1870 by Geo. W. Steele. 

So from 1863 to 1875 Drusilla was doing well and able to care for her sons, unfortunately Drusilla E. Spracklin passed away on the 26 of September 1876 in Mt. Vernon. She had lived 13 years beyond the death of her husband John.

She left a will and her two boys Charles and George were placed under a Culbertson’s care because they were still minors.  John C. was old enough now to be on his own.

When I first did this research it was using the films at the Family History Library and now they have the probates for Ohio online at FamilySearch so it is a little different and hard to figure out where the film versions are located in the listing for Knox County, Ohio.  The titles are all alpha and do not list the film number so you have to do some real guessing as to where Family Search has listed it and at the beginning the film number will show up so that can help sometimes.

Here is a summary of her estate papers, first the clerks journal books:

Online at Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996 Knox, Indexes 1808-1928 Vol. 1 (Q-Z) Image 61  of 136.  The film version: Probate Records, Knox Co., Mt. Vernon, Ohio. General Index V. 1 1852-1914 LDS Film Oct. 12, 1875 #1299062.

Online at Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996 Knox, Indexes 1852-1914 Vol. 1, Image 176 of 224. Oct. 27, 1875  Wm. McClelland. 

Journal F 425, Online found proof of will Image 215, Vol. F-G. Journals 1874-1878,  Jrls, FHL#2130106.

Record of Wills, Vol. F page 483 found at Image 286 to 287, Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996, Knox, Wills 1870-1882 vol. F-G, FHL#1294299.

Druscilla's will court version

Drusilla’s will court version and proof

Page 2 of the court version of Drusilla's will

Page 2 of the court version of Drusilla’s will and proof.

Appointment of Executor F 425. The Executor/Admin. was William McClelland, appointed, Oct. 27, 1875. 

Final Settlement H 30. 

This is the packet location not the court clerk books which house the original documents.

Wills: Box 73, File #1136, found under Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Knox, Wills 1870-1877 Box 72 no 911 to Box 73 no. 225 and beyond, Image 1237 to 1242.

Appointments: Box 99, File 1056,

Bonds Box 210, File 4280,

Notice of Appointments, Box 97, file 115,

Inventories: Box 107, File 1962, found under Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996, Knox, Inventories 1873-1878 Box 107-110 into 1921-1380, Image starts 718 end 726 of 3169 – There was not much personal property so they gave $100 in cash for the care of the minor children and paid $550 for the lot?

Final Settlement Box 121, File 3614, is at Family Search Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996, Settlements 1877 Box 120 no 3590 to Box 123 no. 3735 Image 774 to 836 of 3292. There are expenses tickets lots of them, court fees, taxes paid, ads to sell the land, funeral expenses, insurance policy, medical expenses, maybe rent of the house? There is no overall document listing the final distribution in this grouping. 

Affidavit of Jonathan P. Hunt, Death of Drusilla Spracklin, June 15, 1876, Knox Co., Ohio. In this affidavit Mr. Hunt was witness to the death of Drusila E. Spracklin on the 26th day of Sept. 1875. He was an employee of the undertaking firm of McCormack, Willis G. Banning. He was present at her funeral and also took part in transporting her body to the grave yard in Green Valley, Knox Co., Ohio.

When I was looking at Iowa probates and estates in Benton Co., Iowa, I stumbled onto an entry in the probate index. I have not searched for the records in the Iowa Probates but present it here as a possibility for further research.

#3157 Spracklin, Druzilla [E] Estate Vol. 13, page 5, September 11, 1914.

There is another document about the Civil War pension being continued for the care of the two minor children Charles and George.

Affidavit of W.C. Culbertson for Charles and George her sons, 15 June 1876, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

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Affidavit to continue the Civil War pension payments for the minor children of John and Drusilla

Affidavit to continue the Civil War pension payments for the minor children of John and Drusilla

I have not been able to find a tombstone for Drusilla in Green Valley Cemetery. In 2011 when I visited Ohio, I walked the whole cemetery looking for her stone. I studied published cemetery records seeking her name but I was unsuccessful.  The online website at this link has a listing of the tombstones in the cemetery but she is not included.

http://www.angelfire.com/nt/gvc/cemetery.html

So this means that her stone never was installed or has disappeared.  I am not aware of any burial records for this cemetery, only cemetery tombstone listings.

I also have not been able to find John A. Spracklin’s burial location in the Vicksburg area of Mississippi where he died from a head wound received in service in the Civil War. If you are a descendant of this family I am willing to share documents just leave a comment and I will find you.

We are now at the end of what I know about John A. Spracklin, the son of John and Lydia Spracklin and his wife Drusilla.  A little about what happened to their children has also been presented in a past post.

I know turn to the last child of John and Lydia Spracklin, their daughter Lydia who cared for her father till his death in 1862 and then migrated to Iowa and Nebraska.

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Drusilla Spracklin and a Guardianship, 1866.

Drusilla Spracklin, wife of John A. Spracklin, was involved with a guardianship in 1866. There is not much information about this guardianship, just a bond being paid. I do not understand why she was compelled to be appointed their guardian but a thorough search of Court records like the Court of Common pleas might be in order to learn more.

Guardians Bond partial

Guardians Bond partial

General Index to Guardians, 1852 to 1922, Knox Co., Ohio, Probate Court.

J.C. Spraklin et al (wards)

D.E. Spracklin guardian

Appointed 25 June 1866

Journal C: 351

Bonds: 1, 417

Bond: $300 dated 25 June 1866

Drusella was appointed guardian to John C., Charles S. and George H. Spracklin, all minors (under 21).

Here is the journal entry in the Probate court books reflecting the information above.

June 25, AD 1866

John C. Spracklin, Charles S.

Spracklin and Geo. H. Spracklin

Guardian Appointed

Court of Probate Knox County, Ohio, June 25, AD 1866. This day the court on motion appointed Drusella E. Spracklin, guardian of John C. Spracklin aged nine years, Charles S. Spracklin aged 6 years and George H. Spracklin aged 4 years, minors heirs at law of John A. Spracklin de’d residents of said county open court entering into bond the sum of Three Hundred Dollars with Clement B. Wolverton and Noah S. Wolverton, who are approved of as bail, whereupon the said Drusilla E. Spracklin appeared in open court, accepted said trust and gave bond as requested by the Court and the law was duly qualified and letters issued to her accordingly.

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The Estate of John A. Spracklin (Jr.) the selling of his lands…

John A. Spracklin’s probate process was complicated.  In the last post I gave a summary of the court clerk journals and the packet for his probate.

In this post I wanted to share the process of selling the land holdings of John for payment of debts.

John’s estate did not have enough cash or personal possessions of any value to sell to pay debts. The appraisers gave the personal possession to Drusilla for the care of her children.

Meanwhile, the administrator moved quickly to sell John’s land holdings to cover the costs of administration and for the support of the three children.

Drusilla gave up her right of dower in land in order to sell the real estate. She opted instead for her dower in money to support her children.  I thought at first that was a bit odd but I learned from the information presented below that she actually went to the courthouse and bid on one of the pieces of land that her late husband had owned.  She was then able to provide a home for the children.

Source: Probate Court records, Vol. 2, page 619 to 622 Selling of Land to pay debts, or Box 40, 197, Knox County, Ohio Probate Records. 

Portion of page 619 of Lands Sold

Portion of page 619 of Lands Sold

In the beginning of this document they repeat the process of the Petitioner asking to sell the real estate.

The State of Ohio, Knox County, Mr. McClelland, Adm of John A. Spracklin dec’d vs. Drusilla E. Spracklin et. al.

Page 619

Proceedings had before Thomas V. Parke, Judge of the Probate Court within and for said County, on the 22nd day of Sept AD 1863.

Be it remembered that heretofore to wit, on the 7th day of August AD 1863. Mr. McClelland, Admr. of John A. Spracklin dec’d filed in said Court his Petition to sell real estate, belonging to said decedent which said petitioner _________and prepares following to wit,

To the Probate Court within and for Knox County, Ohio

Your Petitioner W. McClelland, Adm’r of John A Spracklin dec’d, respectfully represents that the said John A. Spracklin left no personal property in Ohio applicable to the payment of his debts or for the support of his widow and children. That the debts owing and which should be paid out of the assets of his said Estate as nearly as I ____know of the claim amount to about $120.00 that the appraisers have set off to ____of the children for their support for one year the sum of  $300 and that to this the cost and expenses of administration will have to be added and that there is no means by which the money for such purposes can be obtained, other than from the sale of the real estate left by the said John A. Spracklin.

Your Petitioner further represents that the said decedent died ___in fee simple of the following real estate situated in Knox County, Ohio. To wit, the one under______part of Lot No. 42 in Norton’s Northern addition to the Town of Mount Vernon, Knox County O. Also the one under___seventh part of a tract of land in the 1st quarter of the 6th twp. & 13 range US Military Lands in Knox County, being Lot No. 18 in the Plat of the survey of the Peter Davis farm, recorded in Book HH, page 2, in the recorder’s office Knox County, Ohio. Also the ______seventh part of a tract of land & being part of the S.E. qtr of section 22 Twp. 7, range 13, Knox County, Ohio. Con_____at the south-west corner of said quarter, thence north along the west line of said quarter 18 rods & 11/100 to a post on the line, thence east 53 rods to a corner, thence south 18 4/100 rods to a corner on the south line of said quarter, whence a white oak 12 in dia hence north 38 degrees 40’ distance 14 links, thence west on the township line to the place of beginning 53 rods, containing 6 acres more or less. Also the _______part of a tract of land situate in Knox County, Ohio to wit, the one ________ part of One Hundred & Thirty of land, off the east side of Lot no. 2, and forty acres off of the east side of Lot no. 3 in the second (2) quarter of the sixth Twp (6), and 14 Range, all of said _____premises being the same land on which John Spracklin late of said county deed ____constituting his homestead farm.

Your Petitioner further presents that in pursuance of an order of the Probate Judge in and for Knox County O, the app_____appended to ______ of the estate of said John A. Spracklin  app____said several trusts of lands as follows the first trust shown described at $50.00, the 2 – tract at $21.43. The third tract at $49.00 and the 4th tract at $772.00.

Your Petitioner further represents that the said decedent John A. Spracklin dead leaving Drusilla E. Spracklin no mean who is entitled to dower in said real estate and also leaving the following his heirs, and having the next estate of inheritance in the premises here described to wit: John Clement Spracklin aged 6 years, Charles Nathaniel Spracklin aged three years and George Henry Spracklin aged 11 months.

Your Petition asks that the said widow and children may be made parties defendants to this ____ that the dower estates of the said Drusilla E. Spracklin may be set off and assigned to ____ on each other orders be made in relation to the same as shall be right & proper ___and that your petitioner may be ordered to sell said real estate and that all such other and further orders may be made herein us shall be accepting & proper.  Wm. McClelland

The State of Ohio, Knox County SS

I Wm. McClelland make out and say that the matters and things set for in the foregoing Petition are true as I ____ believe.  Sworn to by W. McClelland before me, and subscribed by him in my presence the 7 day of August  A.D.1863. Thomas V. Parke, Probate Judge.

Page 620

And afterwards to wit; on the 7 day of August AD 1863 said Petitioner filed in said Court Notice & proof of service in said debts together with answer of said Widow, which said notice & proof and _____sends in _____and figures following to wit.

Notice to pay Debts

Wm. McClelland Admin of John A. Spracklin dec’d, vs. Drusilla E. Spracklin et. al

In the Probate Court of Knox County, Ohio, Petition to sell land

To John Clement Spracklin, Charles Nathanial Spracklin and George Henry Spracklin.

You and each of you are hereby informed that I have filed a petition as administrator of the estate of John A. Spracklin, dec’ in the Probate Court for Knox County, Ohio for the sale of the real estate of said decedent and shall in pursuance of the _____of said Petition on the 22 day of August AD 1863 or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, ask for an order from the assignment of dower of the widow of said John A. Spracklin in and for the sale of the following real estate situated in Knox County, Ohio. To wit, one seventh (1/7) Lot No. 42, in Norton’s Northern addition to Mt. Vernon. 1/7 of Lot no. 18 on the Plat of the deed division of Peter Davis farm, 1/7 of a six acre tract in SE qtr of Section 22, 7th Twp & 13 Range and 1/7 of 180 Acres parts of Lot 2 & 3 in the 2 quarter, 6 Twp., & 14 Range & reference to the Petition is hereby had for a full & perfect description of said premises.  Wm. McClelland, Admin of J.A. Spracklin

The State of Ohio, Knox County SS

I William McClelland admin of John A. Spracklin make such and say that I ____ in written notice on each of the within named heirs, on the 7th day of August AD. 1863 of which the within is a true copy. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of August AD 1863. Thomas V. Park, Probate Judge.

Answer of the Widow:

William McClelland Admin, Of John A. Spracklin, dec’d, vs. Drusilla E. Spracklin, et. al.

In Probate Court of Knox County, Ohio, Petition to Sell Land,

I, Drusilla E. Spracklin, widow of John A. Spracklin dec’d hereby rescind my right to have dower assigned me by metes and bounds in the premises described in the petition and consent out the sale of same, electing to have interest set off to me in money out of the proceeds of such sale.

Signed by Drusilla E. Spracklin

Order to sell the real estate:

And afterwards to wit, on the 22 day of August AD 1863 and order was granted by said Court to said Admin. To sell said premises in said Petition described, which said order reads n words and figures following to wit.

William McClelland Admin Of John A. Spracklin, dec’d, vs. Drusilla E. Spracklin, et. al.

Petition to sell Land, Court of Probate, Knox County, Ohio, Augs. 22, AD 1864? (Mistake should be 1863)

On motion to the Court by William McClelland atty for the petition, and it appearing from the proof _____that due notice of the Pending of this proceeding has been given to the defendants heirs of the said John A. Spracklin dec’d, and that the widow acknowledged ______and it also appearing that by order of the Court, an appraisement of the premises described in the petition was made by the appraisers of the personal estate of the said John A. Spracklin and ______ in the inventory and also appearing from the answers of said defendant Drusilla E. Spracklin the widow of the said deceased that she has relinquished the right to have dower assigned to her by metes and bounds if any such she had, and elected to have the same set off to her in money out of the proceeds thereof. It is therefore ordered that the said Petitioner proceed according to law, to advertise and sell the interest of the said John A. Spracklin dec’d in said real estate at the door of the court house, at not less than 2/3 of such appraisal value, upon the following terms, to wit. One third in hand one third in one year and the balance in two years, with interest from the day of sale and that he make (page 621) report of his proceeding without unnecessary delay. T. V. Parke, Probate Judge. 

And affirmed to wit on the 22 day of August AD 1863 a duly certified copy of the ___order together with a description of said premises with a command under seal of this Court to the said Admin to proceed in the ______and sell said real estate ____duly ______which said ______commands ____in words & figures following to wit:

one seventh (1/7) Lot No. 42, in Norton’s Northern addition to Mt. Vernon 1/7 of Lot no. 18 on the Plat of the deed division of Peter Davis farm, 1/7 of a six acre tract in SE qtr of Section 22, 7th Twp & 13 Range and 1/7 of 180 Acres parts of Lot 2 & 3 in the 2 quarter, 6 Twp., & 14 Range all of said last described premises being the same land of which John Spracklin late of said county dead seized and constituting his homestead farm.

The State of Ohio, Knox County” I hereby certify the above to be a full and true copy of the order of sale made in this case.

Witnesseth my hand and the seal of the Probate Court of said county at Mount Vernon this 22 day of August AD 1863.

Thos V. Parke, Judge

The actual selling of the land at the court house with bidding:

And afterwords to wit, on the 22 day of September AD 1863, said Admin made notice of said ___such report of sale and _____of notice __________which said report copy proof reads in words and figures as follows to wit,

To the Probate Court in and for Knox County, Ohio. In pursuance of the forgoing order in this case. I gave notice of sale of publication in the Mt. Vernon Republican a weekly newspaper of general circulation in said County of Knox for at least 4 consecutive weeks from the 22 day of September AD 1863 a copy of the same and proof of publication is ____set forth and made part of this _____ and on that day at 11 O’Clock am at the door of the Court house in accordance with said notice. I offered the real estate in the petition described for sale free and clear of the dower estate of Drusilla E. Spracklin. Whence Joshua A. Hobbs bid for the 1/7 of said six acre tract, the sum of $42.86 and he being the highest and best bidder for the same, and the same being more than 2/3 of the appraised value of said premises. I then and there struck off and sold the ____to her for that sum. I next offered the 1/7 of Lot No. 18 in the subdivision of Peter Davis farm, and Drusilla E. Spracklin bid therefore the sum of $______and she being the highest and best bidder of the same and said sum being 2/3 of the appraised value. I then and there struck off and sold the same to her for that sum. I next offered the 1/7 of the 180 acres described in the petition, and Walter H. Smith bid therefore the sum of $675.00 and he being the highest and best bidder for the same, and said sum being 2/3 of the appraised value, I then and there struck of and sold the same to him for that sum. Sept 22/63 W. McClelland, Adm.

Administrators Sale of Real Estate:

Notice is hereby given that the will on the 22 day of Sept. AD 1863 at 11 O’Clock Am at the door of the Court house in the town of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, will offer for sale to the highest bidder the following real estate as the property of John A. Spracklin dec’d, to wit, the one undersided seventh part of Lot No. 42 in Norton’s Northern addition to the town of Mt. Vernon, Knox co., Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Dollars

Page 622 – They repeat the land descriptions.

Terms of sale – one third in hand, one third in one, and the balance in 2 years from the day of sale, and secured by mortgage on the premises.  Wm. McClelland, Admin

Proof of Publication by Ed. Wight Foreman of the newspaper gives his affidavit which I am skipping.

Confirmation of the sale:

William McClelland Admin Of John A. Spracklin, dec’d., vs. Drusilla E. Spracklin, et. al.

Petition to sell Land

Court of Probate, Knox County, Ohio, Sept. 22, AD 1863

Now comes the said Petition and produces to the Court the report of the sales made by him in pursuance of an order herein before made and it appearing upon examination that said sales have in all respects seem legally made the same is hereby approved and confirmed, and said petitioner ordered to execute and deliver to the purchasers at said sale, proper deeds for the real estate sold by him add as _______and on their complying with the terms of the sale.

It is further ordered that the said Admin pay the cost of this proceeding including a fee of $12.00 for his services as atty herein, out of the first monies __________sale.

It appearing to the Court that said sales amounted to the sum of $765.65 and that the ____, Drusilla E. Spracklin is entitled to ___ of one third of that sum of $255.17 during life and that the present value of said sum is estimated at $190.00. It is therefore ordered that the said Administrator pay the said Drusilla E. Spracklin $190.00 as the full and value of her dower in the proceeds of said sale and that she banned and prohibited from ever acting upon any claim for downer in the premises so _____ Thos. V. Parke, Probate Judge.

There seems to be more to do regarding this probate.  There should be a deed selling the land to Drusilla. I don’t have copy of that deed, but I do have the deeds of the two men who bought the land.  A check of the Probate Index under Mr. McClelland’s name for anything that might be about John’s estate would be in order.  Sometimes things get filed under the Administrator or Executors names instead of the name of the deceased.  It would be interesting to check the probate and deed records in Illinois for John A. Spracklin.  Another look at the deed book for HH as mentioned about might be of interest.

If you are a descendant of John A. Spracklin, the son, and would like copies of this estate file, I would be happy to share, just comment on this post and I will find you.

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The Estate of John Andrews Spracklin (Jr.) in Knox County, Ohio

John A. Spracklin, son of John and Lydia Spracklin, did not have a will. This means that his estate went into probate and the process took from July 1863 to January 1866, about 2.5 years.

Here is a summary of the probate process that is written in the large journal books that the clerk maintains.

1. Probate Records Knox Co., Ohio, Mt. Vernon, Ohio — General Index V. 1, 1852-1914 FHL#1299062.

2. Appointment of the Administrator W. McClelland, July 18, 1863, Vol. B, pg. 728, FHL#2130104.  W. McClelland was appointed, bond set at $1400 and Joseph M. Byers, John Eichelberger, and Joseph S. Davis were appointed appraisers and were to appraise both the personal and real estate property of the deceased. 

Appointment of Administrator Jrl B, pg. 728

Appointment of Administrator Jrl B, pg. 728

3. Bonds July 18, 1863, Vol. 1 pg. 143 – FHL#1299058, $1400.00 and supported by Byers, Eichelberger and Davis.

4.  Additional information (column heading of index). Petition to Sell Land  August 22, 1863, Vol. B, pg. 743, FHL#2130104.  McClelland petitions to sell land, Drusilla does not claim her 1/3 dower preferring money for the support of her children, and it is ordered that the land be sold. 

August 22, A.D. 1863

William McClelland, Admin of John A. Spracklin dec’d vs. Drusilla E. Spracklin et. al. ss:  Petition to Sell Land

Court of Probate August 22, AD 1863 On motion to the Court by William McClelland atty for the Petitioner, and it appearing from the proof addressed that due notice of the _____of this proceeding, has been given to the defendants heirs of the said John A. Spracklin and that the widow acknowledges accurate and it also appearing by order of the Court, an appraisement of the premises disclosed in the petition was made by the appraisers of the Personal estate of the said John A. Spracklin and reposted in the Inventory &c and it also appearing from the answer of the defendant Drusilla E. Spracklin, the widow of the said deceased that she has relinquished her right to have downer assigned to her by metes & bounds, if any such she had, and ____to have the same set off to her in money, out of the proceeds thereof. It is therefore ordered that the said Petitioner proceed according to law to advertise & sell the interest of the said John A. Spracklin held in said Real Estate, at the door of the Court House, at not less than two thirds of such appraised value upon the following terms, to wit. One third in hand, one third in one, and the balance in two years from the day of sale, and he made report of his proceeding without unnecessary delay.

5. Inventory Vol. J pg. 201 and 202 – FHL#1294319, August [3 or 7], 1863. Appraising of the personal real property, description of the properties in Knox Co., affidavit of the appraisers saying this is true and just and McClelland confirming the inventory and appraising of it and an explanation of not knowing about the land the deceased held in Illinois. The comments in the following transcriptions are made by a hired researcher years ago by my cousin.  To view these typed transcriptions just click on the picture and it will open.  Don’t forget to click your back button to return.

Estate Record J, pg. 201

Estate Record J, pg. 201

Estate Record, J, 201 and 202

Estate Record, J, 201 and 202

Estate Record, J, page. 201-202

Estate Record, J, page. 201-202

6. Lands Sold to pay Debts, Vol. 2 pg. 619, 620, 621, 622 – FHL#2130749, Sept. 28, 1863. Apparently Drusilla also made bid for some of the land of her late husband. I did not obtain the deed for this transaction. In the next post I will share the process of selling the land of J.A. Spracklin and it will describe how she managed to keep some of his land after giving up her dower.

7.  Deeds – Smith and Hobbs FHL#0314062, pg. 160, 161, Selling of Land Bk 52, pg. 98 and 99, August 22, 1863.  See Recorder of Deed records.

8. Partial Settlement, Vol. C, pg. 294 – FHL#2130348. Estates Settled Only pg. 294 not page 299 Under John A. Spranklin. October 11, 1865 to January 3, 1866.

9. Admin Serv. and Costs Vol. C pg. 299. – Common Pleas could not find. This is probably in the court records and not in probate records.

You will notice that the dates go all the way into early 1866, which means it was almost two and half years before the estate was settled.

John A. Spracklin’s Probate Packet or file where the original documents are kept is summarized below. The clerk of the court took the documents and recorded them in the big court books above.  Mr. McClelland scrawled most of it.  So these copies are very difficult to read and because of the better journal copies I have emphasized the findings in them. The following packets can be viewed online at Family Search.

1. Index to Estates, Guardians and Assignments Knox Co., FHL#2131068 #1279.

2.  Bond Box #172 and #2807, FHL#2218819 #172 – On line Image 315 Bonds 1860-1869 Box 172 no. 2651-3400.

The Bond was $1400.00, W. McClelland, Alexander C. Elliott and John McCormack signed.

Box 172 Administrators Bond

Box 172 Administrators Bond, example of a box

3.  Notice of Appointments, Box #132 & #1610 FHL#2137630.  See Journal records above for the administrator appointment.

4.  Inventory Box #44 and #1279 FHL#2118343, Recorded in Estate Records Vol. J, pg. 201 – 202.  There were three appraisers: J.S. Davis, M. Eichelberger, H.M. Byers. Basically they gave the personal property to Drusilla for the support of the children.

Box 44, #1279 contains the inventory written in Mr. McClelland’s scrawl on Schedule A.  See above typed transcription above for more details and easier reading.

5. Settlement Box #63 & #2092. Partial filed Oct. 11, 1863, Settled, January 9, 1966, Recorded in Book C page 294 – See Journals above.

Box 63 #2092 contains receipts of money distributed to various individuals, including Drusilla E. Spracklin for the care of the children.  A detailed accounting of expenses that covers several pages.

6.  Final Box #40 & #197, FHL#2118342. Recorded in Final Record, Vol. 2, page 619 to 622.  Covers Petition to sell land in 1863, copies of ads in the newspaper.

In the next post I will share the sale of the land of John A. Spracklin which was involved with lands that were his father’s.

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