Peter and Elizabeth Spracklin came in through the port of New York. They settled first in Knox County, Ohio.
We find Peter and John Spracklin living near each other in Liberty Twp., Knox County, Ohio in 1830.
Source: John Spracklin and Peter Spracklin Households, 1830 U.S. Census Liberty Twp., Knox Co., Ohio, pg. 251, Roll M19_134, FHL# 0337945.
The name of a Peter Spracklin is first listed on the page
Liberty Twp., Knox Co.
Males 15-19: 2
Males 50-59: 1 – Peter Spracklin the father
Females 50-59: 1 – Elizabeth Spracklin the mother
Free White persons Under 20: 2
Total Free White: 4
All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
John Spracklin is listed as head 4th down from top and under his father.
Free White Persons – Males:
Males – under age of 5: 3
Males – 10-14 – 1
Males – 20-29 – 1
Males 40-49 – John himself, age 35?
Females 5 to 9 – 1
Females – 30-39 – Lydia, age 34?
Free White Persons Under 20: 5
Free White persons 20 – 49: 3
Total of All – (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
In January of 1834, events took place that changed the lives of Peter and Betty Spracklin again. Wine Rood sold them land in Hardin County, Ohio. This Wine Rood was a nephew of Betty. His father, Wine Rood, had died in Washington Co., Ohio about 1823. Go to the top of this blog and move your mouse cursor over the pages and you will find a page about the Rood Family with a table of contents of the posts I have written on this blog about this family.
There were three deeds that are part of the land transactions for the land in Hardin County. Two of Peter’s sons are witnesses to this first deed.
Wine Rood to Peter Spracklin – DEED
This Indenture made this thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four by and between Wine Rood of the County of Washington and State of Ohio of the one part and Peter Spracklin of the County of Knox and State of Ohio and State aforesaid of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Wine Rood for an in consideration of the sum of one hundred and ten dollars be him in hand paid the receipt whereof he does herby acknowledge have given granted bargained released and conveyed and do by these presents give grant bargain sell release convey and confirm unto him the said Peter Spracklin and his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate in the County of Hardin and State of Ohio and being the west half of the southwest quarter of section No. 12 in fractional township No. 5 five in Range No. 12 Twelve of Congress lands in the District of Delaware containing eighty acres be the same more or less entered by him the said Wine Rood at the U.S. Land Office…
Continued on middle of the (368) page, continued from page 366…at B_____ on the 26th of August 1833. To have and to hold the premises aforesaid with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging in any use appertaining unto him the said Peter Spracklin and unto his heirs and assigns forever and the said Wine Rood for himself and for his heirs and Executors and administrators covenant and promise be and with the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns that he the said Wine Rood is lawfully of the premises aforesaid and that he has good right and authority to sell and convey the same in manner aforesaid and that the premises are free from any encumbrances whatever and further that he the said Wine Rood will and truly warrant the herein and herby granted unto the said Peter Spracklin and to his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims and demand all persons claiming by from or under him.
On testimony whereof the said Wine Rood have set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Sign sealed and Delivered In the presence of John Spracklen and George Spracklen
The State of Ohio Knox County SS: before me are Acting Justice of the Peace and for the sd county personally came Wine Rood signer to this deed of conveyance and personally acknowledged the signing & sealing thereof to be his act and deed for the purposes therein expressed ______________under my hand officially this 30th day of January 1834, Christopher Wolfe JP.
Rec’d and recorded the 10th day of May 1836, G.F. Thomson DRHco.
In July of 1834, another deed appears and this time it is a John Andrews, from Somerset Co. in England selling land in Hardin County to Peter Spracklin. Some time between January and July of 1834 Peter made the move from Knox County to Hardin County. The deed lists him as living there. This John Andrews is probably a brother to Betty, because I have information that her father had died about 1800. The witnesses are Asas Davis and June or may Jane Davis. June/Jane might be Andrew Lake and Elizabeth Goss’ daughter.
On the map below find the town of Hepburn. Hepburn is in section 10. Peter lived in section 12 to the east. Kenton, the main town is to the far west of this snippet of a larger map.
John Andrews To Peter Spracklin ) – DEED
This Indenture made this third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four between John Andrews of the County of Somerset England of the first part and Peter Spracklen of the County of Hardin and State of Ohio on the other part.
Witnessth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to the said John Andrews in hand paid by the said Peter Spracklin the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said John Andrews hath granted bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns all that trace or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Hardin and State of Ohio and known and distinguished by being the east half of the south west quarter and the west half of the south east quarter of section twelve (12) in Township No. (5), south of Range No. twelve in the District of Delaware containing one hundred six acres with all the privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging.
To have and to hold the said land with the privileges and appurtenances to the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Andrews doth comment and agree with the said Peter Spracklin heirs the said John Andrews is seized of the granted premises that they are free from all incumbrances done or suffered by him the said John Andrews and that he the said John Andrews will and has his executors administrators shall warrant and defend the same to the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims and demands of all persons claiming by from or under him the said John Andrews.
In witness whereof the said John Andrews has hereunto set his hand and the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed Delivered in the Presence of Asa Davis and June Davis.
John Andrews SEAL by Wine Rood his attorney – Wine Rood SEAL
The State of Ohio Hardin County
John G. Marks, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county af’d do hereby certify that Wine Rood the Attorney in fact mentioned in the foregoing Deed personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the same to be the respective act and deed of the said John Andrews and Wine Rood the grantors therein named and I do further certify that I am satisfied from my own personal knowledge that the said Wine Rood the person making the foregoing acknowledgements by with and in the pursuance of a power of attorney from the said John Andrews is the person he represents himself to be…..make under my hand and seal this fourth day of July 1835.
Rec’ and Recorded this 9 day of May AD 1836, G.Thomson DRHCo.
John G. Marks, Justice (SEAL) of Peace.
Transcribed from orig Record May 2, 1901, Ira N. Kelly RHCO.
This is the last deed and it was signed in November of 1834. Wine Rood sold more land to Peter Spracklin. This deed is witnessed by Solomon Goss Jr. and his wife Mary C. or Polly.
Wine Rood To Peter Spracklin )
This indenture made and entered into this third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four between Wine Rood of the County of Hardin and State of Ohio of the one part and Peter Spracklin of the County and State aforesaid of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Wine Rood for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt where of is hereby acknowledge have given granted bargained sold assigned and confirmed by this presently grant bargain sell release _____and confirmed unto the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns forever a certain half or parcel of land situate and being in the County of Hardin and State of Ohio being the west half of the southeast quarter of section No. Twelve in Township No. 5 Five south of Range No. 12 twelve in the District of Delaware containing eighty acres more or less together with all rights profits and appurtenances thereunto belonging. To have and to hold the tract of parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns forever and further that the said Wine Rood do command and agrees with the said Peter Spracklin and his heirs and assigns that the said bargained tract or parcel is at the date hereof cleared of all incumbrances done or suffered by him and that he is lawfully seized possessed of the said bargained trace or parcel of land and has good to sell and convey in manner above mentioned and that the said Wien Rood his heirs and assigns will warrant and defend the land unto the said Peter Spracklin his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons claiming by from or under him against other persons.
In testimony whereof the said Wine Rood has hereinto set his hand and seal on the day and year first above written.
Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of Solomon Goss and Mary C. Goss.
Wine Rood SEAL
State of Ohio, Hardin County SS:
Personally came before me John G. Marks one of the acting Justices of the Peace within and for said county Wine Rood the grantor of the above deed of conveyance and acknowledged the signing and sealing hereof to be his act and deed for the full purpose therein expressed and mentioned and desired that the same should be recorded as such according to law and that the said Wine Rood being by me examined declare that he did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same and that he is still satisfied therewith and further did certify that the above name grantor is the person whom he represents himself to be.
In testimony whereof I have here unto set and subscribed my hand and seal this third day of Nov. AD 1834. John G. Marks Ja (Seal)
J.A. Thomson Deputy Recorder within and for the County of Hardin do certify that the above deed was rec’d and recorded this 10th day of May AD 1836. J. Thomson DRHCO
Transcribed from orig record May 24, 1901 Ira N. Kelly RHCO
By the end of 1834 Peter had accumulated about 266 acres of land in Hardin County, Ohio. He had moved from Knox to Hardin and settled there. Peter was 60 years old at the time of these land transactions. Once again he proves to be a brave man. His daughters are all married with family of their own. His son Peter is in eastern Pennsylvania soon to be in New Jersey, so the only two sons remaining to help him are Alfred and George. It appears that the one to step up and help would be George.