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Genealogy of George Spracklin

George Spracklin, son of Peter Spracklin and Elizabeth Andrews, continued living in Dudley Township, Hardin Co., Ohio. There he met Arloa Turner Minor and was married 9 April 1840, Knox Co., Ohio. In December of 1864 George bought land here in Shelby Co., Illinois in Drypoint Township. He paid $3680 for 200 acres south of Lakewood, Ill; in 1865, he and his family lived in Edwards County, Ill. before moving to Shelby County. By 1868 George owned 300 acres in Shelby County. Arloa, George’s wife, died in July, 1892 and is buried in Red Bank Cemetery, land formerly owned by George Spracklin. By the time George died in 1902, he had parceled out much of the land to his and Arloa’s children. He left an estate of 70 acres of land in Edwards County, Ill.; 70 acres of land in Shelby County, Ill., valued at $3750.00; one house and 6 lots in Lakewood Ill. and $3000 worth of personal property. His cash on hand at death was $617.50 with $1572.18 owed him in loans. On that record Peter J. Spracklin, a resident of Hardin Co., Ohio, 30 Dec. 1902, stated that he had cared for George Spracklin from January 1 to July 1, 1893. Some of his personal or household items were sold on Sept. 25, 1902. These items were: 1 table, 1 bed stead, 1 safe, 1 bureau, 1 stand, 1 rocking chair, 4 chairs, 1 hay knife, 1 looking glass, 1 lamp, 1 blacking brush, 1 watch, 1 brass pad lock, 2 other pad locks, 1 pr. large steel yards, 1 pr. small steel yards, 1 shot gun,...

Genealogy of Peter Spracklin

Apparently the name Spracklin had other forms: Spartling, Sprackling. In English or Welsh it meant “the one with the crooked legs.” As far as known to the writer, some early Spracklins on English records were of the Canterbury Catholic Church, Canterbury, County Kent, England. The church records there show a Robert, baptized 1645, son of Spratling; Adam, baptized 1653, son of Robert Spratling. Heraldic arms were granted in 1619 to Leonardus Sprackling, Rob’tus Sprackling, and Adam Sprackling, of Thanet, Co. Kent. Possibly this Robert Spracklin was an early ancestor of Peter Spracklin who came to America in 1823. Peter’s youngest son George named one of his sons George Robert. The genealogy which follows begins with this Peter Spracklin who came in 1823–seven generations back from the author. The first Peter who came was a tanner–a job of preparing hides for shoes or boots which took 18 to 24 months to prepare. Arms created in 1619 for individual at that time. Arms.–Sa, a saltier erm. betw. four leopards’ faces or. Crest.–An heraldic tiger’s 24 head, erased, sa. ducally gorged, maned, and armed, or. Before September 30, 1823 Peter and Elizabeth Andrews Spracklin came from Pitney, Co. Somerset, England on the schooner Cane under the command of Halliday to the New York port. On those passenger records,, Peter Spracklin was listed as 48 years of age and his occupation listed as a tanner. Included with Peter were his wife Elizabeth, 51 years old, and the number of children given–6. They lived for a few years in Washington Co., Pa. before moving in 1835 to Dudley Township, Hardin Co., Ohio. They are both buried in Lee Cemetery. 101...

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