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Subject: Spurgeons in Cocke Co., TN, Jackson Co., AL, and Wayne Co., MO
Date: 24 Oct 2002 19:09:13 -0600
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I am looking for anyone desc. from or researching the Spurgeons in Cocke Co., TN, who had desc. who moved to Jackson Co., Al and perhaps Wayne Co., MO. This is the info that I have at this time:
Descendants of Margaret Spurgeon
Generation No. 1
1. MARGARET1 SPURGEON
Notes for MARGARET SPURGEON:
Susan Spurgeon, of Nashville, Tenn., states that her father, William Jr., wrote down before his death that James Taylor Spurgeon's mother's first name was Margaret and that he had two brothers, John and Thomas, who "moved to Missouri and stayed".
In an effort to find the parents or husband of Margaret, I am putting this information here because Margaret is listed with a daughter named Miranda in the 1870 Census. I don't know if there is any connection to this family.
This is the Spurgeons in Sevier Co., TN found on USGENWEN for Sevier Co., TN:
423A 22 SPURGEN DRUEY 43 MISSOURIA pg421a.txt
423A 23 SPURGEN HANNAH 43 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 24 SPURGEN MARY 21 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 25 SPURGEN WILLIAM 17 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 26 SPURGEN JOHN 15 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 27 SPURGEN CAROLINE 12 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 28 SPURGEN EMILY 7 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 29 SPURGEN JAMES 5 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423A 30 SPURGEN GEORGE 3 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423B 1 SPURGEN JOHN 54 KENTUCKY pg421a.txt
423B 2 SPURGEN AVA 48 S. C.
423B 3 SPURGEN JOHN 21 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423B 4 SPURGEN MARGARET 19 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423B 5 SPURGEN MATILDA 17 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423B 6 SPURGEN MARINDA 14 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423B 7 SPURGEN HARRIETT 12 TENNESSEE pg421a.txt
423B 8 SPURGEN MARTHA 6 TENNESSEE
Actual census info:
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: TN COUNTY: Sevier DIVISION: 12th Eastern Subdivision REEL NO: 432-895 PAGE NO: 423A
REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 23th day of Sept, 1850 by Lemuel Duggan
22 519 519 SPURGEN DRUEY, 43 M, FAMRER, MISSOURIA REMARKS: Birth Place as spelled on census
23 519 519 SPURGEN HANNAH, 43 F, TN
24 519 519 SPURGEN MARY, 21 F, TN
25 519 519 SPURGEN WILLIAM, 17 M, TN
26 519 519 SPURGEN JOHN, 15 M, TN
27 519 519 SPURGEN CAROLINE, 12 F, TN
28 519 519 SPURGEN EMILY, 7 F, TN
29 519 519 SPURGEN JAMES, 5 M, TN
30 519 519 SPURGEN GEORGE, 3 M, TN
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: TN COUNTY: Sevier DIVISION: 12th Eastern Subdivision REEL NO: 432-895 PAGE NO: 423B
REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 20th day of Sept, 1850 by Lemuel Duggan
1 522 522 SPURGEN JOHN, 54 M, HAMMERMAN, KY
2 522 522 SPURGEN AVA, 48 F, S. C.
3 522 522 SPURGEN JOHN, 21 M, TN
4 522 522 SPURGEN MARGARET, 19 F, TN
5 522 522 SPURGEN MATILDA, 17 F, TN
6 522 522 SPURGEN MARINDA, 14 F, TN
7 522 522 SPURGEN HARRIETT, 12 F, TN
8 522 522 SPURGEN MARTHA, 6 F, TN
Children of MARGARET SPURGEON are:
i.JAMES TAYLOR2 SPURGEON, b. March 04, 1855, Va. or Tenn.; d. June 29, 1905, Lawrence Co., Al.; m. MARY LEE ODELL, July 25, 1872, ? Prob. Cocke Co., Tenn.; b. April 11, 1857, Cocke Co., Tennessee; d. February 01, 1942, Sheffield, Colbert Co., Al..
Notes for JAMES TAYLOR SPURGEON:
I spoke to Elizabeth Spurgeon Walden, dau. of James Taylor Spurgeon, Jr., today-Dec. 12, 1999. Elizabeth gave me the info on Mary Odell's family. This was found a piece of paper found in Uncle Jim's Bible. Elizabeth also said that she had always heard that James Taylor Spurgeon, Sr. was born in Va. Susan Spurgeon, another cousin, has told her that she believes that he was born in Tenn.
James Taylor Spurgeon died in Limrock, Jackson Co., AL after emergency Gallbladder Surgery.
Email dated 2/29/00 from Susan Spurgeon: Found Notebook of her father and it said that JTS came to Woodville, Al. and was a Section Foreman for Southern R.R.
The following information comes from USGENWEB. search engine for the state of Alabama.
Names from cemetery in Jackson Co., Al.:
PETERS COVE CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA
THIS CEMETERY IS LOCATED ON ONE OF THE BACK ROADS IN WOODVILLE. TURN RIGHT OFF THE OLD HWY 35 COMING FROM SCOTTSBORO ON CO. RD. 30, BEAR AROUND TO THE LEFT AND THE CEMETERY IS ON THE RIGHT ABOUT A MILE DOWN THE ROAD.
JAMES T. SPURGEON 6-1855 6-1905
MARY ODELL SPURGEON 4-1858 2-1942
GOOSEPOND CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA
THIS CEMETERY IS LOCATED IN SCOTTSBORO, BEHIND THE GOOSEPOND PRESBYTERIAN
CAROLYN MARIE SPURGEON 11-26-1937 11-30-1937
MARVIN EUGENE SPURGEON 10-30-1934 10-30-1934
HELEN JOYCE SPURGEON 2-5-1941 5-12-1941
RUBY M. SPURGEON 11-12-1915 N/A
WILLIAM C. SPURGEON 7-6-1910 1-28-1981
CEDAR HILL CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA, PART 4
MANY OF THESE FIRST ONES WERE MOVED FROM GOOSEPOND ISLAND A FEW YEARS AGO. A MAN THAT WORKS AT THE CEMETERY TOLD ME THE ONES WITH NUMBERS ON THE GROUND WERE ALSO GRAVES MOVED THERE FROM GOOSEPONDS ISLAND, BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE HEADSTONES BEFORE THEY WERE MOVED AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE. THESE GRAVES CONNECT TO NEWER ONES THAT ARE BURIED IN CEDAR HILL.
M. JEANETTE SPURGEON HALL 8-31-1913 5-24-1977
PERRY HUGH HALL 5-3-1912 7-31-1983
HALL CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA
THE SIGN SAYS BLUE SPRINGS COVE, HALL CEMETERY. THIS CEMETERY IS LOCATED ON CO. RD 530 IN THE LARKINSVILLE COMMUNITY.
HELEN SPURGEON HALL 1-29-1920 3-24-1938
FLAT ROCK CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA
THIS CEMETERY IS LOCATED ON CO. RD. 71 IN FLAT ROCK BESIDE THE ROAD. IT IS A VERY WELL-KEPT CEMETERY.
CLEMENT C. SPURGEON NO DATES
CO A 6 MO. CAV. C.S.A.
JULIA SPURGIN FOWLER 3-26-1877 10-26-1968
Information from Lauderdale Co., Al.
1990 Obits Abstracted From Florence Times Daily Newspaper - Florence, Lauderdale Co., Al.
SPURGEON, Mary F., 10/12/90, 10/11/90, Lawrenceburg, TN, Kidd
Greenview Cemetery - Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL
SPURGEON Elizabeth S. 19MH1923 22FE1996 301 4-60A-3
SPURGEON Joe Frank 23SE1913 8NO1987 301 4-60A-2
Casualties of WW II - Alabama
SPURGEON, MARION L., PVT, ARMY, JEFFERSON Co., Ala., KIA
I am not sure just how any of these Spurgeons are related, or if they are.
1870 Census Cocke Co., TN, Dist. 8, Newport P.O., Page 441A, HH# 50:
William Vincent, 96, Farmer, Value of Real Estate, 10,000, Value of Personal Estate, 1000, Delaware
Margaret Spurgeon, 30, Housekeeper, TN
James, 15, Laborer on Farm, TN
John, 12, Laborer on Farm, TN
Thomas, 7, TN
Miranda, 1, TN
Mr. Vincent's age on the census is clearly 90something that looks like a 6 but is unlike the other 6s on the page-but it is clear that the census states that he is 90something! The census states that he is deaf.
This does appear to be James Taylor Spurgeon. It is known that he had two brothers, John and Thomas. No one has heard of a sister named Miranda, tho. Margaret's marital status is not given. According to the census, Margaret could not write, James and John could not read nor write.
Maranda, 1, TN. There is no relationship noted between Mr. Vincent and Margaret.
1880 Census of Jackson Co., AL, Township 4, Page 179B:
James Spergin, 26, works railroad, TN/TN/TN
Mary, 22, TN/TN/TN
Mily, 6, TN
William, 2, AL
1900 Census Jackson Co., AL, Woodville Precinct, Roll 20, Book 1, Pg. 183:
Spurgeon, James T., born Mar 1852, 48, Tenn/Tenn/Tenn, RR Foreman
Mary, Apr. 1856, 44, Tenn/Tenn/Tenn, married 27 years, 10 children/7 living
Thomas B., June 1880, 22, Ala, RR laborer
Wann, June 1886, 14, farm laborer
Bertha L., Aug. 1888, 11
Hadden C., 8, Apr. 1892, 8
James, Mar. 1897, 3
Margaret K., Jan. 1899, 1
1910 Census Jackson Co., AL, Limrock Precinct 22, ED 48, pg. 3b
Wann Spurgeon, 23, Al/VA/TN
Ethel, 17, Al/AL/AL
James, 14, brother, Al/VA/TN
1900 Census Wayne Co., MO, Cedar Creek Township, ED# 151, Page 40B, HH# 113:
Thomas Spergeon, Nov 1865, 35, Married 6 years, TN/TN/TN
Mary J., May 1873, 22, 2 Children/2 Living, MO/MO/MO
Margaret, daughter, Apr 1895, 5, MO/MO/MO
Lucy, Daughter, Apr 1898, 2, Mo/MO/MO
Margaret, Mother, Sept 1834, 65, Wd, ! Child/1Living, TN/TN/TN
Is this Thomas, the brother of James Taylor Spurgeon, and Margaret, his mother??? Or just a coincident???
William D. Page of Huntsville, Al sent me death certificates, obits, and other records that he has collected. This has given me a good bit of information to add to the Spurgeons. The death certificates of Uncle Tom and Uncle Will both state that James T. was born in TN and Uncle Will's states that James T. was born in New Prt, TN as was his wife, Mary Lee Odell. Mary's death certificate states that her parents were William O'dell and Eliza Webb, both born in New Port, TN. Burial was Feb 3, 1942 at Peters Cove, AL. A. W. Spurgeon, son, was the informant.
More About JAMES TAYLOR SPURGEON:
Burial: Peters Cove Cemetery, Jackson Co., Al.
Notes for MARY LEE ODELL:
In the 1860 C. of Cocke Co., Tenn., Mary is listed as "Nancy", age 3. In the 1870 C., she is listed as Mary, age 12 ?-it is so hard to read that it could be any two digit number-, Eliza is listed as age 15, and Susan as 10.
Documents were sent to me by William D. Page of Huntsville, AL.
Death Certificate gives date of birth as April 11, 1856 in New Port, Cocke Co., TN. The death certificate information is given by A. W. Spurgeon, son of Mary Lee Odell and James Taylor Spurgeon. Her age at death is given as 85 years, 9 months, and 20 days. Parents given as William O'dell and Eliza Webb who were born born in New Port, Cocke Co., TN. Burial was Feb 3, 1942 at Peters Cove.
More About MARY LEE ODELL:
Burial: Peters Cove Cemetery, Jackson Co., Al.
ii.JOHN SPURGEON, b. Abt. 1858.
Notes for JOHN SPURGEON:
Cocke Co., TN marriages:
FINE, SARAH SPURGEON, JOHN 363 12 MAR 1883 S P MCMAHAN
Same John Spurgeon???
iii.THOMAS SPURGEON, b. Abt. 1863.
iv.MIRANDA SPURGEON, b. Abt. 1869.
I don't know who Margaret's husband was. Is this Thomas Spurgeon in Wayne Co., MO the same one who was in Cocke Co., TN in the 1870 Census? Is this the same Margaret?
I would appreciate any help with this. I am willing to share anything that I have.