Peter and Elizabeth Spracklin’s Children: Elizabeth Spracklin and Samuel Lawrence

Unfortunately, I do not have any information on Mary and Sarah, other children of Peter and Betty Spracklin.  If you know anything about what happened to them, please comment.

Therefore, I will move onto Elizabeth Spracklin who was born 3 July, 1801 in Pitney, Somerset, England.  Her birth is taken from the Prayer Book of her sister Anna which I have featured in a past post.

Her husband Samuel Lawrence was born about 1796 in England. I don’t know much about Samuel but I suspect that there were other Lawrence family members in the United States and my theory is he went back to Pennsylvania from Ohio because of that reason?

Elizabeth Spracklin immigrated with her parents in 1823 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I have shared about this immigration in the blog post titled:

Peter and Elizabeth (Polly) Andrews, The Immigrant Ancestors, November 15, 2015 on this blog.

If you look closely you will see that Samuel Lawrence is listed above the family of Peter Spracklin on the ships passenger lists for 1823 that covers the Spracklins.  He is about three people above.

New York Passenger List for Peter Spracklin and Samuel Lawrence

New York Passenger List for Peter Spracklin and Samuel Lawrence

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Samuel and Elizabeth married 9 August, 1823 according to Phillimore’s Marriage book for Pitney, Somerset Co., England.  This is a publish book of the various church registers in England and is a good place to look if you are having trouble with the register films.

Samuel and Elizabeth were featured in the post about the partition deed they participated in regarding Elizabeth’s father Peter and his Estate.  This deed stated they were living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847. There is a family listed in addition to the Lawrences on this deed and who and how they are related is unknown but suspected.

Peter Spracklin’s Estate: Partition Deed Led by Samuel Lawrence et. al. on November 26, 1847, January 3, 2016.

This map of Hardin County will help you to get a feel for where the family settled after they came from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Peter Spracklin lived in Dudley Township while Samuel and Elizabeth moved around living in Taylor Creek, Buck and Hale Townships.

Townships of Hardin Co., Ohio

Townships of Hardin Co., Ohio

I have not been able to locate them in the 1850 U.S. Census but not for a lack of trying. Maybe one day I will slog through Philadelphia area but it was big even back then.

In the 1860 U.S. Census Samuel and Elizabeth Lawrence are living in Taylor Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio and from the information below you can see that Samuel was doing very well.

Source: Samuel Lawrence Family, 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Taylor Creek Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio,#M653-983, pg. 335, line 21, 

579/538, Samuel Lawrence, age 64, Farmer, Real Estate $2800, Personal $217, born in England;

Elizabeth 59, born in England,

John 25, Farm Labor, personal $70, born in Ohio;

Matilda Ann, age 28, born in PA,

William 20, farm labor, born in PA,

Elizabeth, age 24, C. I. Teacher, born in PA, Ann, 22,

George, age 20, farming born in PA.

In 1870 they are still in Hardin Co., but they are now living in Buck Township. It is unknown who the William Lawrence is living next door to Samuel.

Source: Samuel Lawrence Family, 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Buck Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio, page 29, P.O. Kenton, Ohio 31st of July 1870, by Curtis _______

Line 26, 230, 217, Lawrence, Samuel, 75, M, W, farmer, $_____, $300, born England, father and mother of foreign birth all.
Lawrence, Elizabeth, 69, F, W, keeps house, born England,
Lawrence, John, 44, M, W, works on farm, born Ohio, father and other of foreign birth all. 
Lawrence, Matilda, 40 F, W, at home, born Pennsylvania.
Lawrence, William, 38, M, W, works on farm, born Pennsylvania.
Lawrence, Elizabeth 33, F, W, at home, born Pennsylvania.
Lawrence, Anna, 30, F, W at home, born Pennsylvania.

Line 33, 251, 218, Lawrence, William, 30, M, W, Conn Labor, $200, $200, born Ohio, parents of foreign birth.
Lawrence, Mary, 24, F, W, keeps house, born, Ohio.
Lawrence, George P., 4, M, W.
Lawrence, Ella S., 2, F, W.

By the 1880 Census they are living in Hale Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio. Both Samuel and Elizabeth are aging and I think it is interesting that several of their children have not married?  It also looks like Samuel and Elizabeth went to Ohio first then back to Pennsylvania and returning to Ohio by 1860.

Source:  Samuel Lawrence Family, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Hale Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio, Pg. 24, SD 2, ED 99, Line 44

9/9: Samuel Lawrence, White, Married, 80 years old, Farmer, Born in England, parents born in England;

Elizabeth, white, female, 79 years old wife, born in England, parents born in England;

John, son, 58, at home, born in Ohio;

Matilda age 50, daughter, at home, born in Ohio;

Elizabeth, 44 yrs. old, daughter, at home, born in Ohio.

Andrews, Elizabeth 7 yrs. grand daughter,

Andrews Clara, 8 yrs.?, grand daughter, born in Ohio, father born in England, mother born in Penn. for both girls.

According to my information Samuel and Elizabeth had seven children. They were all born in Pennsylvania except maybe John and even Matilida but that will need to be verified.  I have not been able to find any further information on their lives in Pennsylvania at this time.

  • John Lawrence born about 1825.  He is with his parents in the census above as well as the 1880 census and he is single.  It looks like John died on 6 May 1900 in Mount Victory, Hardin Co., Ohio at the age of 76. He was single and a farmer born about 1824 in Knox Co., Ohio his father was Sam Lawrence and mother was Eliza Spoocklin  per the Ohio Co. Death Records at Family Search.  I have to admit that is one spelling of the surname that I have not seen before.
  • Sarah Jane Lawrence born about 1828.  It is unknown if she is a child of theirs. There are several births at FamilySearch of children born to Elizabeth Lawrence or Samuel that died in Philadephia.  May be the 1828 birth is this Sarah. This means they had more children then was known.
  • Matilda Ann Lawrence born about 1832 who may have been born in Ohio. Matilda also stayed with her parents till their deaths.  She is with her parents in the 1880 census. However, in the 1900 Census she might be living with her sister? See below.
  • William Lawrence born about 1834 and died 1876.  This William does not appear in the 1880 census.  I have 24 July 1876 as his death date.
  • Elizabeth Lawrence born about 1836.  She is living at home with her parents in the 1880 census. There is a marriage of an Elizabeth Lawrence to an Oliver P. Draper on 11 October 1860 in Hardin Co. Marriage Records.  Why is she not living with him in 1860, 70 and 1880?  Below is a very interesting census for Mt. Victory.  I think this might be two sister together?

Source:  1900 U.S. Federal Census for Hale Twp, Mt. Victory Village in Hardin Co., Ohio, SD#7, ED#8-5, Sht.#9, enumerated 7th of June, 1900 by David M. [Rainshuy]. Line: 12, 188, 193, Draper Elizabeth A, Head, W, F, Jan 1934, age 66, WA, born PA, Larence, Matilda, Partner, W, F, Jan 1830, age 70, S, born PA, both of them have parents born in England, yes, yes, yes, o, f, f, 24.  Below them is a Sabank, ALbert, son-in- law, W, M, Dec. 1865, 34, M, 2, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, day laborer, 8, ye, yes, yes, Sabank, Elizabeth wife, W, F, Sept 1871, 23, M, 2, 0, 0, born Ohio and parents born Ohio. 

  • Anna Lawrence born about 1838 and died 1878. She married a Lewis Andrews 5 March, 1871 officiating was a C. Hill.  This means that the two children in the 1880 census would be her children.  This Lewis Andrews is buried in the Lee Cemetery in Hardin Co., Ohio with only his military information noted. He is listed after the Lawrences in the publication. Next to Lewis Andrews is a tombstone with no name, I am wondering if it Anna?
  • George Lawrence born about 1840.  He is listed up to 1870 in the census with his parents but then he is gone in the 1880 census.  I have not been able to find out more about him.

Based on the census above about Mt. Victory where the two sisters Elizabeth and Matilda were living, I think that a study of the other townships is in order to find out more about them and it would be great to find their burials.

Samuel and Elizabeth Lawrence are buried in the Lee Cemetery in Dudley Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio.  They are in row 4 down from Alfred and Peter Spracklin.

Burial information from the booklet:  Lee Cemetery, Dudley Township, Hardin Co., Ohio, Hardin Co. Genealogical Society. 

  • Lawrence, Samuel 8/9/1881 age 86y6m7d (Father&Mother)
  • Lawrence, Elizabeth 1/8/1881 age 29y4m6d/w/of Samuel (This does not make sense she should be 80 years old unless it is the daughter who would be 45 years old but I don’t think so).
  • Andrew, Lewis Co. H 135th In. Ohio GAR
  • ???? No name

Here is Samuel’s tombstone:

Samuel Lawrence Tombstone

Samuel Lawrence Tombstone

The side that is probably Elizabeth

The side that is probably Elizabeth is  reads mother but is very difficult to interpret

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Something is not right with Elizabeth’s information.  In the publications I have the information says 1881 and 29 yrs which does not make sense for Elizabeth was born in 1801.  Elizabeth reads 1/18/1881 age 29y4m6d w/o Samuel.  The age of this women means she was born 1852 which is not the Elizabeth Spracklin who was born 1801?  I think it should read 79 years4m6d?  Based on this publication I find no other Lawrences listed in this Cemetery.

There are still many unanswered questions about the Lawrence family. My focus in Ohio has been on Peter and Betty Spracklin and their son John and when you travel you don’t always have time to seek out other family members and I like to study the children of a couple.  I did find an estate file for Samuel Lawrence and will share that with you in the next post.  Samuel was well off.
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Peter and Elizabeth Spracklin’s Children: John Andrews Spracklin 1795 to 1862

John Andrews Spracklin has been featured on this blog in many posts for he is my 3rd great grandfather. He is the son of Peter and Betty Spracklin.

There is a page at the top of this blog summarizing, in a table of contents, the posts written and published about John A. Spracklin, his wife Lydia Goss and their children. You will find it below the picture by hovering over the page covering his parents Peter and Elizabeth (Betty) Spracklin.  This will give you a listing of posts to help you in finding more information about their lives.

In 2013, I was in Salt Lake City attending the British Institute’s class on Pre-1850 English Records and while I was there I did some research at the Family History Library on the Spracklin’s seeking their vital records.  I cannot claim credit for finding John’s baptismal record because many cousins have gone before me.  I have taken their information and sought out the records for myself based on their findings.

John A. Spracklin was baptized in Pitney, Somerset, England to Peter and Betty Spracklin on 9 January 1795.  John is above the 1796 second one from the bottom.

John A. Spracklin's Baptism

John A. Spracklin’s Baptism

Source:  Parish Registers for Pitney, 1623-1900, Church of England, Parish Church of Pitney, Somersetshire, British Film FHL#1526711 items, 9-17. 

There are many ways to seek out the records in the Family History Library about parishes in England.  I am just learning but there are published books by W.P.W. Phillimore that can be a way to check for vitals and then try to seek them in the actual record. There are also Bishop Transcripts which are copies of the registers and they can also be helpful. More and more of the records are appearing online as well.  So this is just the beginning of my learning English research.

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Peter and Elizabeth Spracklin’s Children, an Overview…

Peter and Elizabeth (Betty/Polly) Spracklin had nine children.  Their first child, John, has already been featured on posts on this blog in great detail.

At the top of this blog and under the header photo is a page that has a listing of the posts written about John and Lydia (Goss) Spracklin. It is like a Table of Contents for this couple.  Peter and Elizabeth (Betty/Polly) Spracklin also have their own page as well with John and Lydia Spracklin listed below in a drop down style.

The photo below is of one of several pages from the prayer book of Anna Spracklin Cook.

Ann Spracklin's Prayer Book. daughter of Peter and Betty Spracklin

Ann Spracklin’s Prayer Book. daughter of Peter and Betty Spracklin

It reads: December 10, 1774. Born Peter Spracklin, Elizabeth Spracklen his wife was born June 6th in the Year of our Lord 1771.
John Spracklin was born January 9, 1795
Sarah was born October 30, 1790
Mary was born October 27, 1798
Elizabeth Do July 3, 1801
Pamela Do December 12, 1803
Ann June 14, 1805
Peter Do January 17, 1808
Alfred Do November 3, 1810
George Spracklen Do February 7th 1814.
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August 13, 1823 on this day leaved Pitney for America.
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Another page reads: Ann Spracklin’s book the gift of her Sister Mary Spracklin, August 12, 1823, Old England ……Ann Spracklen was born June 12 in the year of our Lord 1805…..April 22, 1830 has married Sylvanus Cook..Ann Spracklen.

Here is a summary of Peter and Betty Spraclin’s children. Each will be discussed in future posts in more detail except for Sarah and Mary because I don’t have much information on them.

  1. John A. Spracklin was born 9 January, 1795 in Pitney. He is my line and my 3rd great grandfather. See the page at the top of this blog for the Table of Contents and dates of posts written about John, Lydia and their children. John and Lydia are buried in the Green Valley Cemetery in Knox Co., Ohio.
  2. Sarah Spracklin born 30 October 1796 in Pitney may have married a John Barnard/Bannard in Trenton, New Jersey.  See previous post about a estate partition deed regarding the lands of Peter Spracklin’s listed under S. Lawrence with Barnard family also featured. Who are these Barnards? Or are they Mary’s family?
  3. Mary Spracklin born 27 October 1798 in Pitney. She may have married a Matthews? A Mary is listed in the immigration records for 1828 immigrating from England to New York.  It is not clear if this is her.
  4. Elizabeth Spracklin was born 3 July, 1801 in Pitney. She married in 1823 to Samuel Lawrence. They had eight children. They lived in Philadelphia and later settled in Hardin Co., Ohio. Lawrences are buried in the Lee Cemetery.
  5. Parmelia Spracklin was born 12 December, 1803 in Pitney. She married first to a Richard Tamany and then to Jacob Elias Myers in 1841 and they lived in Marion Co., Ohio.  Parmelia is buried in the Lee Cemetery.
  6. Anna Spracklin was born 14 June, 1805 in Pitney. She married Sylvanus Cook in 1830 in Knox Co., Ohio and they had six children. She is buried in the Lee Cemetery.
  7. Peter A. Spracklin was born 17 January, 1808, baptized 17 February, 1808 in Pitney. He married Mary Adaline and may have had thirteen children.  They lived first north of Philadelphia and then later moved to New Jersey. They are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Trenton, New Jersey.
  8. The Rev. Alfred Spracklin was born on 3 November, 1810 and baptized 10 Mary, 1814 in Pitney, Somerset, England.  He married in 1832 to Abigail Cooper and they had six children.  Alfred eventually settled in Hardin Co., Ohio on land previously owned by his father Peter.  He is buried in the Lee Cemetery near his parents.
  9. George Spracklin was born 2 February, 1814 and was baptized 3 March, 1814 in Pitney. He married in 1840 to Arloa Turner Minor and they had eleven children. He took over the administration of his father’s estate in 1845.  George stayed with his mother till Elizabeth’s death in 1860.  He then migrated to Shelby Co., Illinois about 1865.  He lived there with his family and remained there until his death. George is buried in the Red Bank Cemetery in Shelby Co., Illinois.

In the following posts, I will share what I know about each of the other children of Peter and Betty Spracklin of Hardin Co., Ohio.  In 2013, when I was in Salt Lake City taking a course from the British Institute on pre-1850 English Records, I found the birth record of John A. Spracklin and I want to share that with you. Then I will follow with posts about his siblings Elizabeth, Parmelia, Anna, Peter, Alfred and last George. As I have state above, I don’t have much on Sarah and Mary and if you know about them and have more information on any of theses children, please leave a comment.

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Peter Spracklin’s Estate: Partition Deed headed by Samuel Lawrence et. al. on November 26, 1847

The following estate partition deed for the lands of Peter Spracklin of Hardin Co., is very curious.  The individuals who are involved are S. Lawrence, E. Lawrence, James and Mary Barnard, George and Elizabeth Barnard, and Sara Ann Barnard.  They are all living in Philadelphia at this time.

We know who S. and E. Lawrence are. They are Samuel and Elizabeth Lawrence. Elizabeth is Elizabeth Spracklin a daughter of Peter and Betty Spracklin.

Source: Hardin County, Ohio Register of Deeds, FHL#913866 Law Record, Vol. I (not J) pg. 280.  To view the deed, click on it and then remember to return to this post. 

1847 Deed with Lawrence and Barnard as grantors deeding land to Alfred.

1847 Deed with Lawrence and Barnard as grantors deeding land to Alfred.

Who are these Barnards?  Are they descendants of Samuel and Elizabeth Spracklin Lawrence. This doesn’t make sense. Samuel and Elizabeth are still living so this has to be another of Peter and Betty’s children and their descendants.  Are they descendants of Mary or Sarah? I have in my notes that Sarah married a Banning and lived in New Jersey, maybe the name was Barnard. Mary married someone named Matthews.  I have been trying to figure this out via online sources but so far the pickings are slim.

If you know who these individuals are please leave a comment.

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Peter Spracklin’s Estate: A Partition Deed John A. Spracklin and Others October 29, 1847

While brother Peter was taking care of his part of the inheritance another deed was being created to cover more of the heirs of Peter Spracklin, the father.

On 29 October, 1847 John Spracklin of Knox County headed up a deed that partitioned another 80 acres of land to brother Alfred.  Those involved were: John Sprackin, Lydia Sprackin, Elias Myers, Parmelia Myers, Sylvanus Cook, Ann Cook, George Spracklin and Arola Spracklin and last Betty Spracklin.

Portion of the Partition Deed of John Spracklin et. al. for Peter Spracklin deceased

Portion of the Partition Deed of John Spracklin et. al. for Peter Spracklin deceased

John Spracklin & Others, To Deed – Alfred Spracklin

Know all men by these presents that we John Spracklin and Lydia his wife of the county of Knox and Elias Myers and Permelia his wife of the County of Marion, Sylvanus Cook and Ann his wife of the County of Hardin, George Spracklin and Elroloa his wife of the County of Hardin and Betty Spracklin of this County of Hardin all by the State of Ohio fore and in consideration of the sum Two hundred and fifty dollars paid in hand by Alfred Spracklin of Hardin County in the State of Ohio do hereby revise release and forever quit claim made the said Alfred Spracklin’s his heirs and assigns forever all and right title interest and estate legal and equitable in the following premise with appurtenances situate in the County of Hardin and State of Ohio being the west half of the south-east quarter of Section twelve in the Fractional Township No. five South of Range No. Twelve containing eighty acres be the same more or less.

In testimony whereof we have herewith set our hand and seals this 29th day of Oct. A.D. 1847.

Executed in the presence of us: Attest Ephraim McLain, Elizabeth Lawrence, Solomon Spracklin, Daniel D. Spracklin. 

Signed by John Spracklin (Seal)

Lydia Spracklin (Seal)

Elias Myers (Seal)

Parmelia A. Myres (Seal)

Sylvanus Cook (Seal)

Ann Cook (Seal)

George Spracklin (Seal)

Aroa Spracklin (Seal)

Betty (her mark) Spracklin (Seal)

The State of Ohio Marain County SS:  Before me Ephraim McLain a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared the within named Elias Myers and Permelia his wife, Sylvanus Cook and Ann his wife, George Spracklin and Arloa his wife and Betty Spracklin an acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within deed to be their voluntary act the same time examined by me separate and apart from their said husbands and the contents of the said instrument made known to them by me they declared  that they did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledged the same and that they are still satisfied therewith this twenty night day of Oct. A.D. 1847.

State of Ohio Knox County ss:  Before me C.M. Eaton a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared the within name John Spracklin and Lydia his wife, and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within deed to be their voluntary act and deed and the said Lydia Spracklin being examined apart from the said husband by me and the contents of the said instrument made known to her by me did then declare of the same to be her voluntary act and deed and that she is still satisfied therewith.  Acknowledged before me this 27th day of March A.D. 1848. 

Received Nov. 7th 1848 ____________

Source:  Hardin County Register of Deeds, John Spracklin et. al. to Alfred Spracklin, FHL#91386 Law Record, Vol. I (not J), page 281.

This deed is a copy from the court clerk’s book and not the original but it is still of great value for us to see the names together and the spouses listed along with the location. There is so little documentation for Lydia wife of John Spracklin but here is another act of hers. We have Betty Spracklin, wife of Peter Spracklin the deceased, participating in the selling of the land.  We also see that grandsons Daniel and Solomon give witness with their Aunt Elizabeth Lawrence.  This is truly a wonderful source.

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Peter Spracklin’s Estate: A Power of Attorney and a Partition Deed, 1847

The partition of Peter Spracklin’s land in Hardin County, took place after his death with the creation of about five deeds cover the time period of 1847 to 1848.

Here is a summary and I will present the documents in this and following posts.

  1. 3 April, 1847 Peter Spracklin of Camden, NJ appoints George Spracklin of Hardin County Ohio his attorney.
  2. 29 October, 1847 Peter Sprackin of Camden, NJ deeds land to Alfred Spracklin of Hardin Co., Ohio.
  3. 29 October 1847 John Spracklin of Knox County et. al., deeds land to Alfred Spracklin of Hardin County, Ohio.
  4. 26 November, 1847 Samuel Lawrence and others deed land to Alfred Spracklin.

Before Peter died he had deeded land to his daughter Ann Cook and son Alfred Spracklin. There was a mortgage deed that was set up with his son George.  All that took place from 1840 to about 1843 and then it stopped. I have written about it in past posts about Peter and Betty and you will find them under the post:  Peter and Betty Spracklin Life in Hardin County, Ohio. 

Peter’s son Peter went to Pennsylvania and lived north of Philadelphia for a while before he migrated to New Jersey.  It is not that hard to move from eastern Pennsylvania into New Jersey because the borders are butted together and you just cross the Delaware River and you will be in New Jersey.

So in April of 1847 Peter Spracklin of Camden, New Jersey created a deed authorizing his brother George Spracklin to act as his power of attorney regarding the selling of the father’s land.  Basically he was giving George permission to sell his share of the inheritance.  This deed is very difficult to read.  I tried again to read it but it is either too faded or scribbled so badly that this is the best I can do.  I think it gives us an idea and we see that his Peter’s wife Mary Adaline is involved with this transaction.

Power of Attorney given to George Spracklin to handle Peter the brother's affairs in Hardin County

Power of Attorney given to George Spracklin to handle Peter the brother’s affairs in Hardin County

Here is the transcribed deed of October 1847 by Peter Spracklin, the son, who is selling his share of his father’s inheritance to his brother Alfred.  Brother-in-law Elias Myers (husband of sister Parmelia) is a witness to this deed.  I was able to read this one.

1847 Deed of Peter Sprackin, son, selling his share to Alfred Spracklin

1847 Deed of Peter Sprackin, son, selling his share to Alfred Spracklin

In the next post I will share the third deed listed above which involved other family members.  I will share more about the son Peter and his family in a future post.

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