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,
Geo. W. Wakefield, attorney at law, was born in DeWitt County, Ill., in 1839. He enlisted in Co. F., 41st Ill. Vol., and served three years; was wounded at Jackson, Miss., and returned to Ill. He was admitted to the bar in De Witt County in 1867; came to Sioux City in 1868, and was
DR. JAMES H. WAKEFIELD is a native of Rockport, Ind., where he was born August 14, 1821. At the age of twelve years he removed with his parents to Spencer County, Ky., where he grew to man-hood. His father, James Wakefield, was born 1790, in Nelson County, Ky.; removed to Indiana in 1818; thence to
AMOS WAKEFIELD, son of Amos and Chloe Cooper Wakefield, and grandson of Dea. Sherman Cooper, is a Methodist clergyman at the West.
POLLY WAKEFIELD, now 95 years of age, the oldest person now living in town, is the widow of Maj. Josiah Wakefield, of Newport, and daughter of Phineas Newton, who came to Croydon in 1772, from Worcester, Mass.