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Re: John Curl Spruell
Posted by: James Spruell (ID *****8740) Date: February 28, 2005 at 17:50:52
In Reply to: Re: John Curl Spruell by Clark Vinson of 857


I've done some research on John Curl Spruill, and was wondering if you had any documentation on him. My interest in him stems from his, and his children's names. John Spruill of Tyrrell County had married a Sarah Currell before moving to Abbeville. The name John Curl, as well as his likely son Gabriel, etc could be just a coincidence or not.

Please note: a number of researchers believe that John Spruill married Sarah Caswell based on one of the 6 transcriptions of marriage records of Tyrrell County. I voted for Sarah Currell based on her father's will, and the handwritten note on the original records that stated that she was the daughter of William Currell...

Anyway, everyone is free to draw their own conclusion, but my interest is in finding out more about the early Louisianna Spruill's. I think that there is a strong possibility that this branch ties back to the John Spruill married to Sarah Currell. (note: several of the early settlers of Catahoula also trace their lines back to SC...)

Anyway, what I have is listed below. If you have any documentation that you are willing to share, I would be grateful.

Your time is sincerely appreciated. Thanks,

27 September 1804
For value received I sell to John Scoggins the remainder of my stock of hogs now running on the plantation.
… /s/ Jonas Scoggins
… Witness: Samuel Spruill, William Kirkwood
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book A, p. 38A (see also First Settlers of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana: 1808-1839)

August 1807
Samuel Spruill sells to John McLaughlin 640 acres of land on the Waters of the Bushley Creek in the settlement of Catahoula County.
… /s/ Samuel (x) Spruill
… Witness: John Doyl, Jonas Scoggins, Arthur York
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book A, p.126a

1812 (Index to soldiers of War of 1812)
Spruel, John Private 10 Regiment, La. Militia
Spruel, Samuel Private 10 and 20 Cons. Reg't., La. Mil. (Orig. under Spurvil, Samuel)

26 April 1814
John Brown paid $200 to Thomas Spruel for track of land in the town of Harrisonberg.
… Witness: William (X) Ballard, John Spruell
… First Settlers of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana: 1808-1839)

4 Oct 18(18)
Indenture between David Phelps to John Spruel; John Spruel to David Phelps
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book A page 24c, 25c

25 November 1818
Thomas Sprewell paid $100 to John Harrison for tract of land in Town of Harrisonburg containing two lots of one acre each.
… /s/ John (x) Harrison, Thomas C. Spruill
… Witness: Jehaboo Osborn, William (x) Squires
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book A, p.193b

1820 Catahoula Federal Census
… Thomas C. Spruell       Males 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 1
… Samuel Spruell       Males 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 (over 45)

8 November 1820
Joseph R. Carter sells for $40 to Thomas C. Spruill Lot #3, Sq. #11 in town of Harrisonburg... Witness: James C. Caldwell, James Gunning
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book A, p 203c

4 January 1825
Richard King for $100 paid him by John J. Bowie sells undivided 112 interest of 640 acres lying on right bank of Ouachita River #70-74 (same land as 520-C)
…Witness: Thomas Spruill, James H. Connelley
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book B, p 521c

4 January 1825
John J. Bowie sells to Richard for $300 an undivided one-half interest in 320 acres and 1/2 of 640 acres conveyed by John Henry to John J. Bowre and Richard King
… Witness: Thomas C. Spruill, James H. Connelley
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book B, p 522c

4 June 1828
James & Robert Cildwell (James Caldwell of the Parish of Ouachita) for $850 paid by Samuel Lightner, sell negro woman, Polly, about 25, and her two children Jim, age 4, and Laro a girl about 7
... Witness: Z.T. Kirkland, Thomas C. Spruell
… Conveyance Records of Catahoula Parish, LA – Book B, p 605c

1830 Ouachita, LA Census, page 195
Spruell, John
… next name is Sarah M.C.Smith

1830 Catahoula Parish LA census
… Thomas C. Spruill

Oct 9, 1830
Gabriel Spruell marries Rhody Gwin
… Ouachita parish records, A38

Other Ouachita Marriages:
Heaton, Thomas H. Mary Sprewell       Apr. 9, 1826       G       122
Spruell, Ephraim       Mary Longfellow       July 25, 1836       A       126
Spruell, Israel       Eleanor Gaston       Oct 28, 1839       A       173
Spruil, Eliza       David E. Ross        Apr 19, 1843       (Catahoula)              
Spruell, John C       Isabella Dunn       Mar 14, 1853       B       69
Sprewell, John T       Rosana Eppinette       May 13, 1861       B       344
Spruell, John C       Nancy Jane Vinson       Dec 19, 1863       B       379
Spruell, John T       Sarah Copeland       Feb 8, 1864       B       381
Spruell, Someon       Mary Z. Entsminger       May 30, 1864       B       387
Spruell, James G       M.T. Hogan       May 1, 1875       D       369

Other land records mostly Ouachita parish
June 15, 1837              John P. Sprowl       
June 20, 1837              John P. Sprowl
June 20, 1837              Robert Honeycutt patentee
Comments: also noted were Asa Duly Ephram Martin Israel and John Spruell Thomas Scarborough Owen Dailey William Williams

Aug 1, 1838              John and Martin Spruell
April 12, 1847              Elander Ann Spruell
April 10, 1843              Gabriel Spruell
April 10, 1843              Israel Spruell
April 10, 1843               (assignee of Israel and Gabriel Spruell)
Oct 30, 1857              John C. Spruell
Aug 20, 1858              William W. Spruell

1850 Ouachita Census
…Israel Spruell       35        LA
…Ellen        31       LA
…William S       8
…James D.       3
…Thomas F       9 mos
…Nancy Spruell 70        SC.


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