In the year 1839, John Spracklin bought and sold land in Knox County, Ohio.
Lydia Spracklin appears on this deed to a Wm. Stevens. The witnesses are Joseph Shaw, JP and Wine Rood.
7. …certain parcel or tract of land lying and being in the second quarter of the sixth township and fourteenth Range of the United States Military Lands in the County of Knox and State of Ohio, which tract or parcel of fifty acres of land is bounded and described as follows viz beginning at the Northeast corner of said tract of land Thence west twenty four chains Thence South twenty chains 33 1/3 links Thence East twenty four chains Thence north twenty Chains 33 1/3 links to the place of beginning…
This is a copy in the court clerk books and not original, but it is still great to see Lydia participate.
One of the witnesses above was a Wine Rood and then something very curious happens on 13 May, 1839. John Spracklin buys land from Wine Rood.
…that parcel of land lying and being in the county of Knox and State of Ohio and more particularly described as follows to wit situate lying and being in the fourteenth range sixth township and second quarter of the United States Military lands and containing fifty acres be the same more or less-bounded as follow beginning at the Northwest Corner of said lot and on the line of William Hoggs? Land thence east twenty four chains thence south twenty chains 83 1/3 links thence west twenty four chains thence north twenty chains back to the place of beginning and is bounded on the north by lands of Cyrus Howett? thence by lands owed by James Thatcher?. To have and hold the said lands with all the privileges…..
Who is this Wine Rood? He cannot be the one that immigrated with John Spracklin to Washington Co., Ohio in 1817, because that Wine Rood, husband of Ann (Andrews) Rood, died in 1823 in Washington Co., Ohio. He had a son Wine Rood Jr. could it be him? John would have known him as a child.
There is no grave record for the son Wine Rood Jr. in Washington County that I know about, he is not buried with the family in Mound Cemetery. Various online family trees have a Wine Rood dying in Wyandot Co., Ohio in 1870. There is a Wine Rood buried in Burkes Cemetery on Find A Grave but there isn’t much detail.
An interesting biography of a George Rood in the History of Wyandot Co., Ohio 1884 appears on page 727:
This article states that this Wine Rood is the son of Ann and Wine Rood who immigrated in 1817. It also mentions that his father had land in Marion and Hardin Counties. Apparently I have more research to do in those deeds under the R’s. I think it is the son.
Another interesting item about this deed between John Spracklin and Wine Rood (JR) is that a witness is named John Kellar. Is this the John Kellar that I seek who is the father of Elizabeth Keller, first wife of Daniel D. Spracklin, son of John and Lydia Spracklin?