My Aunt Miriam sent to me three pages of an ancestor outline about 1987 with surnames of Spracklin and Goss written on it. I do not remember how many times I studied it but it was with me for a long time before I jumped in and starting looking for the family. Survival and life intervened and kept me busy. I waited too long and started about the end of 1998. The last of my father’s family had passed and I realized I needed to get busy and start the search for family.
Who is Armindo? She is the wife of Charles Edward Spracklin. Charles is a half-brother to my great-grandmother Amarilla Spracklin.
Aunt Miriam didn’t know who Armindo was, she thought it was Amarilla using another version of her name?
The formal name I have is Arminda Victoria Ward Spracklin born on 17 June 1883 in New York Mills, Otter Tail, Minnesota and died on 26 July 1955 in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., Montana. She wanted to be buried in the mountains according to a cousin, so her son took her there. I visited her grave and it is there in the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman (2010) but she has no stone! The cemetery office verified her burial and the caretaker even took us to the gravesite.
Armindo copied these records from some source but I do not know from whom? I do have a theory? Charles Edward (Ed) and Armindo lived north of Pine River near my great-grandmother Amarilla. There will be future posts about this couple along with sources.
Page one places the surnames of Spracklin and Goss together in the marriage of John Andrews Spracklin to Lydia Goss. They married the 19th of July, 1819 in Washington Co., Ohio.
Source: Marriage Records of Washington County, Ohio, Probate Court, V1-3, FHL#0941958. There are other marriages of the family in this film. (FHL – Family History Library in Salt Lake City.)
Page 2 is slightly cut off on the left side. It came to be in this cutoff version.
Page 3 covers the surname of Allgood. Daniel married twice and his second wife was Sarah Blacketer Allgood. Emily was the only child that survived in this family and she lived to adulthood, married and had children. Where Edward, Sarah’s first husband, and the other children are buried I do not know but wonder if they are in unmarked graves in the Titler Cemetery near Marengo, Iowa along with other family. A lot of the stones in that cemetery are broken and piled under trees and not situated on the graves. I almost fell when I stepped into a depression in the ground, which was probably a grave. It is mowed but the tombstones are in bad shape.
See my blog “BJM’s Cemetery Discoveries,” http://bjmcemeterydiscoveries.blogspot.com/search/label/Titler%20Cemetery I have pictures of the some of the stones from Titler Cemetery featured on that blog.
I share these three pages with you and ask that you give credit to my Aunt Miriam McDonald for preserving them all these years and to Armindo Spracklin for taking an interest in our family.
In future posts I will delve into more detail on these families, what I know and don’t know and the connection to the Goss family in Ohio.