Thomas Kingsbury McSpadden b 4 Jan 1825 Washington Co. Virginia d 17 Dec 1878 Indian Territory (Oklahoma) m Elizabeth Jane Green b 25 Nov 1831 McMinn Co Tennessee d 8 Sept 1859 Indian Territory Chelsea, Ok Married 15 Sept 1847 De Kalb Co Alabama All Children b DeKalb Co., Alabama
1. James Walker b 25 Oct 1848 d 19 Apr 1905 m Annie Thompson m 2 Ellen Wilson
2. Joel Cowan b 5 Apr 1850 d 16 June 189? m Florence Hoyt
3. John Thomas b 15 Mar 1852 m Sallie Rogers
4. Samuel Alexander b 16 Dec 1854 d 15 Sept 1924 m Roxie Ann Green
5. William Fair b 25 Dec 1856 d 1925 m Serena Parrott
6. Christopher b 1859 d before 1870
7. Frank Nowlin b 1866 d 19 Apr 1905 m Mary C Choate
8. Magnus b 1869 d 1921 m Capitola Virginia Wyly
In the HISTORY OF METHODISM IN ALABAMA, by Rev. Anson West, Thomas Kingsbury McSpadden is listed as among the leading men in the Wills Valley Charge. he enlisted in Co. E., 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, June 13, 1861, in Dekalb Co., Alabama. Rev. McSpadden and his family lived in a two story log house at the foot of Look Out Mountain on the Alabama side. This building was formerly Wells Town Mission, built as a Mission Post for the Cherokees, near Fort Payne, Alabama.
Rev McSpadden was added to the Indian Mission Conference of Methodists, Oct 26 1870. He was assigned to the Tahlequah Circuit. He served the Claremore and Fort Gibson Circuits also. "He served the Conference eight years during the reconstruction period. he was a well educated man of good business ability. he devoted all of his talents to the church and from the first took front rank among his brethren." a quote from the HISTORY OF METHODISM IN OKLAHOMA, by Babcock and Bryce, page 194.
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