Solomon Goss Spracklin and Life in Harrison Co., Iowa

Solomon Goss Spracklin, a son of John and Lydia (Goss) Spracklin, and his wife Louisa made Harrison County, Iowa their home.

The Atlas for 1884 Harrison County, Taylor Twp., in Iowa shows a S.G. Spracklin with nice acreage.  His land is north of Modale.

1884 Atlas Harrison County, IA Taylor Twp.

1884 Atlas Harrison County, IA Taylor Twp. – click to make bigger.

We find Solomon Goss Spracklin living in Harrison County in 1900.  The census has him living with his daughter Nancy Hiddleston and we find Louisa Spracklin living elsewhere.

Source: Chas Hiddleston Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Taylor Twp., Harrison Co., Iowa, SD#9, ED#7, B Sheet #4, June 6, 1900, H.M. Silsby.

Line 58, Hiddleston, Charles, head, W, M, Oct. 1866, 33 M, 12, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, salesman nursery, O, yes, yes, yes, O, M, H; Hiddleston, Nancy E. wife, W.F., Aug 1870, 29 M 12, 6, 5, Iowa, Ohio, Ohio, yes, yes, yes; Hiddleston, Hazel D., daughter, W, F, Feb 1889, 11, s, Iowa, Ohio, Iowa, at school, 9, yes, yes yes; Hiddleston, Edna B., daughter, W, F, Dec 1890, 9, s, Iowa, Ohio, Iowa, at school, 9; Hiddleston, Hoyt, son, W, M, De 1892, 7, s, Iowa, Ohio, Iowa, at school, 9; Hiddleston, Utie B., daughter, W, F, Dec 1894, 5, s, Iowa, Ohio, Iowa, at school, 5; Hiddleston, Earl, son, W, M, Mar 1900 3/12, s, Iowa, Ohio, Iowa; Spracklen, Sol. G., F-in-law, W, M, mar 1828, 72, D, Ohio, England, Ohio, landlord, 12, yes, yes, yes.

Source:  Louisa Spracklen Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Taylor Twp., Harrison Co., Iowa, SD#9, ED#71, B, Sheet 9, 20 June, 1900, H.M. Silsby.

Line 59, 182/183, Spracklen, Louisa J., Head, W, F, May 1839, 61, D, 9, 7, Tennessee, Tennessee, Alabama, Farmer, 0, yes, yes, yes, O, M, F, 108; Arbaugh, Lewis D., g-son, W, M, Apr. 1878, 22, S, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Farmer, O, yes, yes, yes, R, F, 109; Johnson, Alice G., g-daughter, W, F, Oct 1898, 1, S, Iowa, Sweden, Iowa,

The 1902 Atlas for Harrison Co., Taylor Twp. shows that Solomon Goss Spracklen has land and next to him is Louisa Spracklen with land.

1902 Atlas Harrison Co., Taylor Twp.

1902 Atlas Harrison Co., Taylor Twp.

I did a little more digging and found a deed where Solomon Goss Spracklen sold land to Louisa Spracklin on the 30th of November 1898.

Grantor S. G. Spracklin, Grantee Louisa J. Spracklin, Date of filing  4 p.m. Dec. 2, 1898, Date of Instrument Nov. 30, 1898, Warranty Deed, Book 197, pg. 137 Pt. E2 SW, Section 19, Twp. 79, Range 44.  FHL#150300. Register of Deeds for Harrison Co., Iowa. 

Solomon and Louisa divorced before 1900 and you can see it reflected in the 1900 U.S. Census.  I stumbled upon this when I was studying the atlas pages and then I proceeded to dig further.  I have not sought out their divorce papers but I am sure it would be very interesting.

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