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James, John, Thomas Spurgeon, Cocke Co., TN
Posted by: Mona Herrin (ID *****0645) Date: September 10, 2008 at 11:09:20
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I am still looking for info on James Taylor Spurgeon and his sibs. According to family, James Taylor Spurgeon was born to a Margaret Spurgeon (Married or not???)in 1855 in Cocke Co., TN. He had two brothers named John and Thomas who moved to Missouri and stayed there. I have found James Taylor Spurgeon and his desc. in Jackson Co., AL and I may have found Thomas in Cedar Creek, Wayne, Missouri in the 1900 Census. James is my father's grandfather.

I would really like to hear from other researchers who are researching Spurgeons who went to Missouri. It may be that the other Spurgeons who moved to Missouri from Tennessee stayed in contact with the families back in TN.

No one in my family remembers any contact between James' family and his brothers after James' death in 1905. James worked for the railroad as did some of his sons. James' widow, Mary Lee Odell Spurgeon, lived until the 1940s. She visited between her children and grandchildren and apparently was staying with one of my uncle's when she died or just before she died. My uncle's widow said that they did not talk about family or family back in Tennessee. I have not been able to find any more clues to James' parents identity.

My father, who is deceased now, remembers hearing a bit about his grandfather-but he thought that he was born about 1850, dying when he was 55. That seems to be incorrect according to some of Daddy's cousins-and not what was written in Daddy's aunt's Bible. Another cousin remembers that Margaret was James' mother's name, but his father name was never mentioned.

I think that if I can find any desc. of John or Thomas, that would shed a lot of light on my family.

I would appreciate any assistance.

Thank you

Mona Herrin

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