Alfred William Spracklin was born 30 October, 1844 in Hardin Co., Ohio. In 1850 and 1860 he is living with his parents, George and Arloa Spracklin, in Dudley Twp.
Alfred served in the Civil War out of Ohio. Do not confuse this Alfred with his uncle the Rev. Alfred Spracklin.
Alfred W. Spracklin, Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 Jan. 1864 at the age of 21. Enlisted in Co., I, 45th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 11 January 1864, transferred to Co. I, 45th Infantry on 12 June 1865 and transferred in co. U, 51 Infantry Reg. Ohio on 12 June 1865.
Pension Card – Org. Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served 1861-1900, Infantry, Reg 45, Co. I, 01 Mar 1916, Ohio Inf. Roll # 406, Civil War Pensions
Alfred W. Spracklin (Dead) I, 45, Ohio Inf. Eng. Jan 11, 1864 to June 12, 1865, May 3 1888 (1917 Mar 1) Invalid #653544 J, #541704, I51 Ohio Inf. J F C 8 V. Died Dec. 3, 1931.
After the war, Alfred married Susan Lorena Huffer on 11 September, 1866 in Shelby Co., Illinois. She was born 13 December, 1846 in Ohio to John Huffer and Susan Clippinger of Maryland.
In 1870 Alfred and Susan are living in Dry Point Twp. James Johnson and Mrs. Johnson (sister Susan) are living near them.
Line 33, 250, 245, Spracklin, Alfred, 24, M, W, Farmer, $800, $225, born Ohio
Spracklin Mrs. 23 F, W, housekeeper, born Ohio
Spracklin, Ora M, 1, F (M), W, born Illinois
Source: Alfred Spracklin Family, Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Illinois, page 35, enumerated 9 July, 1870 by H.H. Hardy.
Alfred has moved to Tower Hill Village by 1880.
Line 33, 262, 276 Spracklen, Alfred W., W, M, 35, M, tin smith, born Ohio, father born England, other Ohio.
Spracklen, Susan L., W, F, 33, M, keeping house, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother Maryland
Spracklen, Orren, W, M, 11, son, at school, born Illinois, parents born Ohio.
Spracklen, Lillian, W, F, 5, daughter, born Illinois, parents born Ohio
Spracklen, Orpha, W, F, 2, daughter, born Illinois, parents born Ohio.
Source: Alfred W. Spracklen Family, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Village of Tower Hill, Shelby Co., Illinois, page 24, SD#5, ED#201, enumerated on 15 June, 1880 by John Meeks.
They are back in Dry Point Twp. in the 1900 Census in the Village of Cowden.
Line 56, 86, 90, Spracklin, Alfred, Head, W, M, born Oct. 1844, 55, M, 34, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio, farmer, 5, yes, yes yes, O, F, F, H.
Spracklin, Susan L., Wife, W, F, Dec. 1846, 53, M, 34, eight children born, only 4 living, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother Maryland, yes, yes, yes.
Spracklin, Orren M, Son, W, M, Jan 1869, 31, S, born Illinois, farm laborer, 2, yes, yes, yes, H.
Spracklin, John A, son, W, M, Feb. 1881, 19, S, born Illinois, farm laborer, yes, yes, yes.
Source: Alfred W. Spracklin Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Illinois, Village of Cowden, SD#1, ED#110, Sht#4, enumerated 4 June, 1900, by [Braz] D. Tull Jr.
Alfred and Susan had the following children, the first three have not been confirmed as children of Alfred and Susan who married in 1866. Susan states that she had eight children born but only four were living by 1900. I only have seven listed below.
–Willie Spracklin probably after 1866 but before 1868. He does not appear in the 1870 census as written above. Do not confuse this child with a son of Reed and Julia Spracklin who died in Calhoun Co., Iowa.
–Lawrence Spracklin – sometime between 1866 and 1868.
–Florence Spracklin – sometime between 1866 and 1868
–Ora McDonald Spracklin was born 18 January 1869 in Shelby Co., Illinois. He married to a Sara Spidel. She was born 4 February, 1869. They had Vawhorn, David, Charles, James F., Emerson and Lucile.
Ora died on 14 February, 1940 and Sara died 16 June, 1934 in Shelby Co. They are buried in the Neil Cemetery in Shelby Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for them.
–Mary Nellie Lillian Spracklin was born 21 April 1875 in Cowden and married on 15 December, 1893 in Shelby Co., Illinois to a Charles Wagner. They had: Grace, Dorothy, Cecil, and Mackie. Lillian died 20 August, 1937 and is buried in the Neil Cemetery in Shelby Co., Illinois.
–Orpha Delta Spracklin was born about 1878. I believe she is the Orpha in the census for 1880. She married on 20 March, 1898 to a Watson Sayers in Shelby Co., Illinois. They had Jerry and Marie. Delta died about 1957 and she is buried in Mound Cemetery in Cowden, Shelby Co., Illinois.
–John Alfred Spracklin was born 6 February, 1881 in Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., Illinois. He married Dona May Valentine on 26 September, 1900 in Shelby Co.. They had Waunita. John died 17 November, 1948 and Dona passed about 1962. They are buried in Mound Cemetery in Shelby Co. Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for both of them, with links and tombstone photos.
Alfred W. Spracklen died on 3 December, 1931 and Susan died 22 November, 1928. They are both buried in the Mound Cemetery in Cowden, Shelby Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for them with many links, photos of the tombstones and more.
Alfred received a Military tombstone through the tombstone applications. It looks like it was shipped by the American Legion in September of 1932.
The family of Alfred needs further research and his children need to be further studied, census done on them and other vitals to confirm the information.