Posted By:Eileen Wilson
Subject:Re: Allen D Spratt
Post Date:August 26, 2013 at 05:27:41
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Allan and Adelia are in Monroe, Michigan in the 1850 census. He is born approx. 1823 (younger than you thought) and Adelia is born approx. 1838. There are four children with them; the eldest, Eliza is 11 or 12 (hard to read) which would make it hard for her to be Adelia's daughter, and even he would have been young to be her father. The next two, Mary and Mariah, are 7 and 4 and were born in Canada. The youngest Martha is born in Michigan. The same ages for Allan and Adelia roughly are given in the 1860 census in Huron County, Ohio.

His death index entry ( gives his age as 81 on his death in 1897 (born about 1816). You can order a copy of his obituary which may provide some more details:

Name: Allen Spratt
Death Date: 1 Mar 1897
Death Place: Norwalk, Ohio
Newspaper: Norwalk Daily Reflector, Norwalk, Ohio
Newspaper Date: 03 Mar 1897
Newspaper Page: p. 3, col. 2
Years Indexed: 1882-1892
Newspaper Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, Oh; Hayes Presidential Library- Fremont, Oh

The above info about the children would suggest that Allen was married before he married Adelia.