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Re: Spurgeon Brothers-Indentured Servants
Posted by: Tom Neel (ID *****7610) Date: February 26, 2008 at 18:44:48
In Reply to: Spurgeon Brothers-Indentured Servants by Richard Puz of 968

John Sprugen had a patent 29 Oct 1753 for "Fathers Good Will" 46 acres in Frederick Co MD, certificate in name of Joseph Chaplin. I'm guessing John was age 21 by this time for possible birth date range. He sold this tract on 16 Nov 1757 to Ulrick Erb (F, 342-4), wife Mary releases rights. There is a patent 3 July 1758 for 50 acres called "Spurgeons Folly" on Broad Run descending into Catoctin Creek, Frederick Co. This was sold 28 Oct 1762 to Adam Resinger (H, 173-4). John Spurgin was taxed in Frederick Co MD 1754, 1755, 1756, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1766, 1768, and 1769. There was a John Spurgin who witnessed the will of Elisha Perksins 9 Apr 1759 across the river in Frederick Co VA. The name John Spurgen appears in Loudoun Co VA on a Clerk's Fee Book for 1762. Mar/Apr 1767 John Spurgens in Capt. Joseph Chaplin's 1ist, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th muster rolls and as John Spurgin, Corpl., in Capt. Moses Chaplin's 1st muster roll. John Spurgeon and others help lay out a road Oct 1772 Term, Bedford Co PA minutes, from Abraham Miley's mill to John Powell's on the Province line near the Little Conallaway. He is taxed for 50 acres, with improvements to 10 acres, and livestock, in Colerain Twp., Bedford Co PA in 1772, 1774, 1775, and 1776. There is a John Springeon (?) taking oath of allegiance in Ohio Co VA 10 Nov 1777 (then included part of WV & western Pa). He is taxed 50 acres, livestock, in Cumberland Valley Twp., Bedford Co PA in 1779, 1783, 1784 (had a house, 3 persons, no land - ? - that last year). He is recorded in the Meshack Browning book on the headwaters of the Flintstone about 1785 and at Blooming Rose, Allegany Co MD ca. 1787-1788. There is a John Spurgeon in the Monongalia Co VA suit dated Aug 1801 concerning John Green's heirs relative to a 200 acre tract in Monongalia Co for which one Levi Knotts had title. John Spurgeon, his wife Mary - formerly Mary Green - and "John's daughter Lydia Spurgeon" were mentioned, among others. John Spurgeon was said to be a leader in the Methodist Church a short distance east of Kingwood, Preston Co VA. John Spurgeon and his 2nd (?) wife were buried in a cemetery on the Morris Park farm near Green's Run. Is said to have had one daughter by his second wife, Mary Green Moore, whose husband John Green was listed as "killed by Indians" in the 1790 Monongalia Co VA census. Perhaps wife Mary is the one listed in 1810 Monongalia Co VA census, p. 434, with 1 male 10-16, 3 females 10-16, 1 female 16-25, and 1 female over 45. Not sure of children. No probate found. Possibilities might be James Spurgeon who died 1810 Monongalia Co; John Spurgeon who went to Preston Co; William Spurgeon who married R. Enlow and had chidren migrate to Mount Vernon Knox Co area; Nathaniel Spurgeon who is on 1830 census Muskingum Co OH; and perhaps Jane Spurgeon who married Thomas Dunn and went to Bourbon Co KY. The daughter by the second wife, Lydia Spurgeon, supposedly married a Mr. Ruble.
Hope this helps.


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