Spracklin, George: Second Generation in America
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
George Spracklin 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, 2 old trunks, 1 lounge, 1 feather bed, 2 pillows, 1 copper tea kettle, 1 spade, 1 grind stone, 1 post auger, 1 hand cornsheller, 1 garden rake, 1 pitch fork, 3 garden hoes, 2 baskets, 1 beck measure, 1 keg, 1 iron kettle, 1 sledge hammer, 1 old buggy and 1 cash box.
1860,70,1900 Shelby Co., Ill. Census
Shelby Co., Ill. Land and Deed Records
1868 Shelby Co., Ill. Tax Records
1902 Shelby Co., Ill. Probate Records
1902-6 Inventory Record Book p. 35
Margarie Spracklin Records
Opal Alice Spracklin Tabor Records
Paul Spracklin Records
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles