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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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