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Re: Barbour/Butler Cos. Spurlocks
Posted by: ken haas (ID *****6697) Date: April 09, 2003 at 18:43:14
In Reply to: Re: Barbour/Butler Cos. Spurlocks by Jo Ann Johnston of 974


Jo Ann-

Thank you.

Staring in 1830 Pike County, Alabama, there were Spurlocksin Pike/Barbour Counties continually from that day until likely today. Most lived at or near Eufaula.

I would like to know about the older Spurlocks the book mentions. Those born after 1860 have little interest for me - at least for now.

The odd thing is this. These two old John Spurlocks were born in the 1750s. We can locate them in Alabama ca 1830-1860. However, most of their children were born in Georgia (at least, those we know about). Yet we can find no John Spurlocks of this age in ca 1810-1830 Georgia and we have the names of scores of Spurlocks there in that era.

One possibility - the two old Johns were over fifty years old by 1810 and may have resided with a married child. In such cases, the adult child is usually listed as the head of the household on census records.

Anyhow, if the book you refer to gives any clues as to cities or counties in Georgia where any of the Spurlocks mentioned were born or lived, that information would be helpful.

I research Spurlocks all over the United States so find it impractical to buy wvery book that mentions them. Thanks for your offer to "look-up".

-- Ken





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