Descendants of

Joseph Edger SPRADLING and

Susannah SNEED

Submitted by Ruth Parker, July 1999 <e-mail not known as of Sept 2009>


1--1.Joseph Edger Spradling b. abt. 1735 d. bef. 1867
.....+ Susannah Sneed b. abt 1743

2--1 Judith b. abt. 1760 Halifax Co. Va.

2--2 #1 Jesse b. abt. 1763 Halifax Co. Va.

2--3 #1 Obediah b. abt. 1765 d. bef 1850 Halifax Co. Va.

 

2--2 #1 Jesse b. abt. 1765 Halifax Co. Va. m. 8 Sept. 1781 Halifax Co. Va.
..... +Elizabeth (Polly) Colquit b. abt. 1758

Children: of Jesse & Elizabeth (Polly) Spradling

3--1 John b. abt. 1785 m. Susan Bradley 16 Jan. 1806 Sumner Co. TN.

3--2 Edna m. 20 Aug. 1810 to George Taylor in Sumner Co. Tn.

3--3 Joseph b. abt 1786 m. Nancy Bradley 19 Feb. 1806 Sumner Co.

3--4 Jesse Jr.

3--5 Polly b. abt. 1791 m. Larkin Echols 15 Jan. 1811 in Sumner Co. Tn.

3--6 #2 Obediah B. b. 7/21/ 1794 in Va.
.....+Lucinda Cochran, 21March 1816, Bondsman, John Foster, m. by Daniel Pardue. Sumner Co. Tn.

3--6 #2 Obediah B. 2nd Marriage

OBEDIAH B. SPRADLING Born 7/21/1794 in Va. later became N. C. He died 12/05/1864 in Dickson Co., TN. Married 12/24/ 1839 at the home of her father, R. T. Brown in Humphreys Co., TN. to Carolina Brown, Born 6/11/1822 in TN. She died 12/8/1885 in Burnet Co., TX; buried in Cauble Cemetery. Obediah B. Spradling is listed in several census as farmer and wagon maker.

Children of Obediah B. Spradling and Caroline Brown:

4--1. John Thomas Spradling, b. 9/2/1840 in TN - d. ? His name does not appear again in later census.

4--2. Edna Elizabeth Spradling, b. 5/12/ 1842 in TN - d. 6/2/1926 in Burnet Co., TX
.....+ Sam Houston Davis 4/02/1859 in Tn., b. 1/12/1833 d. 9/19/ 1902. Both are buried in the Davis Cemetery, which is on the land that they owned.

Children of Edna Elizabeth Spradling and Sam Houston Davis:

5--1.Hulda C. Davis, b. 4/30/1860 in TN. d. 10/02/1861 TN

5--2. Martha Jane Davis, b. 12/23/1861, d. 10/30/1929 TX

5--3. Fannie L. Davis, b. 2/08/1863, d. 1/27/1892, buried Cauble Cemetery

5--4. Sam Houston Davis, Jr., b.3/18/1865 d. 1/15/1958

5--5. R. A. Davis, b. 11/26/1866, d. 3/11/1867

5--6. Sarah Elizabeth Davis, b. 2/18/1868, d. 6/02/1950

5--7. Laura Susan Davis, b. 3/22/1870, d. 6/15/1888, buried Davis Cemetery

5--8. Obediah M. Davis, b. 11/19/ 1871, d. 5/30/ 1892, buried Davis Cem.

5--9. William Pen Davis, b. 8/16/ 1873, d. ? .

5--10. Fredonia (Dona) Davis, b. 4/26/1874, d. 1946, buried Davis Cemetery

5--11. Mary Allice Davis, b. 5/14/1877, d. 2/23/ 1962, buried Davis Cemetery

5--12. George Washington Davis, b. 2/15/ 1879, d. 4/14/ 1960

5--13. Daniel Boon Davis, b. 2/14/ 1881, d. 11/30/ 1939 buried Cauble Cem.

5--14. Andrew Jackson Davis, b. 1/11/1885, d. 6/22/1970, buried Davis Cem.

4--3. Asa Oliver Spradling, b. 10/22/1843 in TN, d. 3/14/1862. He was killed in the Civil War.

4--4. Obediah Marcel (Marshall) Spradling, b. 12/14/ 1845 at Cumberlan Furnace, Dickson Co., TN, d. 6/28/1919 in Union City, TN.
.....+ Mahala Jane Booker, m. 5/28/1865, b. 12/11/1841 in White Plains, Hickman Co.TN, d. 3/27/1900 at Union City, TN.

*Children of Obediah & Mahala Jane Spradling are:

5--1. William H. Spradling, b. 2/12/1868, d. 5/11/1925

5--2. Wilson J. Spradling, b. 8/07/ 1869, d. 12/07/1918

5--3. James Robert Spradling, b. 10/11/1870, d. 1928 in San Antonio , Tx.

5--4. Franklin Eugene Spradling, b. 6/15/1873, d. 5/01/ 1898

5--5. Osceola Spradling, b. 7/31/1875, d. 1/11/1928, said to have been murdered by a mad man.

*This information on Obediah and Mahala Spradling, and their children was given to me by Don Anderson. In the newspaper clippings that Don sent to me the family spelled their name without the g. This could be a miss print or they did drop the g.

4--5. Alfred Guthrie Spradling, b. 2/5/ 1847 in TN, d. 1873 in Burnet Co.TX, buried Davis Cemetery.

4--6.Nancy Rebecca Spradling, b. 3/04/ 1848 in TN,
.....+ A. P. Thompson on 12/27/1871. We found a copy of their marriage license in the Dickson County Courthouse annex in Charlotte, TN, showing her married by the Justice of the Peace Robert Larkins. Later Don Anderson sent me information that he found on Nancy Rebecca Spradling, Thompson. That was: He had found our Nancy Rebecca in the Dickson Co. 1880 Census. Living in the 5th District, Dwelling 105, Family 108, white female age 32 divorced, born in TN. She had these Children:

5--1. Sarah 7

5--2. Mary 5

5--3. Nancy 3

5--4. James D. 8 mo. born in Sept.

4--7. Martha Carolina Spradling, b. 9/12/1851 in TN, d. 7/07/1927 in Burnet Co. TX, buried in the Smith Cemetery that was on their Smith Ranch at Oakalla, TX; m. 7/11/1868 in Dickson Co. TN
......+ John Able Smith, b. 5/1/ 1832, d. 8/07/ 1908 in Burnet Co. Buried Smith Cem.

Children of Martha Carolina Spradling & John Able Smith:

5--1.John Able Smith, Jr. b. 8/18/1869 TN., d. 6/20/1959

5--2. George Thomas Smith, b. 5/11/1873 Burnet Co. TX., d. 12/05/ 1945.

5--3. Mary Etta Smith, b. 1/09/ 1875, d. 9/08/1961

5--4. Edna E. Smith, b. 6/04/ 1876, d ? .

5--5. James Richard Smith, b. 8/10/1879, d. 4/30/ 1957

5--6. Sarah C. Smith, b. 1/23/ 1885, d. 4/29/ 1970

5--7. Peter William Smith, b. 6/17/ 1887, d. 3/18/ 1956

5--8. Edgar (Babe) Smith, b. 11/13/ 1891, d. 11/01/ 1946

4--8. Benjamin Franklin Spradling, b. 1/24/ 1853 in Tn., d. 6/25/ 1930 Lake Victor, Burnet Co., Tx. Married 10/17/1880.
.....+ Lula Angeline Dennis, b. 10/04/1863 in AL , d. 2/17/ 1946 in Burnet Co. Tx. Both are buried in the Cauble Cemetery in Burnet Co. TX.

Children of Benjamin Franklin & Lula Angeline Spradling:

5--1. Eura Mae Spradling, b. 9/24/1881 -d. 12/26/1949, Buried in Cauble Cemetery m. 6/07/1903 to
.....+ Joseph L. Thompson, b. 9/26/1879, d. 11/05/1946 buried Cauble Cemetery, Burnet co. TX.

5--2. Jerome (Joe) Thomas Spradling, b. 4/03/1883, d. 2/22/1966 Burnet, TX. m. 7/06/1902 to .....+ Harriet Riggs, b. 1/22/1885, d. 8/20/ 1968 Burnet, TX, both buried Cauble Cemetery. Burnet Co. TX.

5--3.Ida Joy Spradling, b. 5/10/1885, d. 7/29/1942 Corpus Christi, Tx. m. 4/10/1910 to
.....+Edward ( Ed ) Franklin Thompson, b. 10/29/1882, d. 10/04/1958 Weslaco, Tx. both buried in Mercedes Cemetery, Weslaco, Tx.

5--4. Ora Lee Spradling, b. 2/13/1887, d. 11/24/1938, buried Morris Cemetery in Chichasha, OK, died of Cancer + m. 8/16/1905 to
.....+WilkieV. Nichols

Children of Ora Lee and Wilkie Nichols:

6--1. Altha Nichols, Vargas

6--2. Dora Lee Nichols, Horton

6--3. Dortha Nichols, Gillian

6--4. Ocela Nichols, Russell

6--5. Charlie Nichols

6--6. Jasper Nichols

6--7. Mable Nichols, Prather

6--8. Ruthamay Nichols, Myers

5--5. Edd Newton Spradling, b. 11/02/ 1889, d. 4/13/1978+ m. 3/10/ 1911 to
.....+ Etta Fanny Wood, b. 1890, d. 5/10/1985 Both buried at Murphree Cemetery, Evant, TX.

Eddie & Etta Spradling's Children:

6--1. Mildred Spradling, b. Feb. 15, 1912; Burnet Co.; d. November 07, 1942, Buried Murphree Cem. Evant, Tx. Married on March 3, 1934
.......+ J. T. O'Neal, b. 1907 d. 1981, Buried Murphree Cem. Evant, Tx.
 
Child of Mildred and J. T. O'Neal
7-1. Shirley Etta O'Neal, b. March 2, 1937

6--2. Rose Spradling, b. July 25, 1913, d. July 28, 1913. Buried Cauble Cem. Burnet Co. Tx.
 
6--3. Alvaree Spradling, b. November 27,1914 Burnet Co. Tx., Married on July 8, 1934 to
........+ Doyle Yeary, b. March 26, 1911, d. Feb. 25,1995, Buried Dobyville Cem. Burnet Co.Tx.
 
Children of Alvaree & Doyle Yeary are:
7-1. Betty Sue Yeary, b. June 20, 1938
7-2. Billie Jean Yeary, b. July 08, 1940
 
6--4. Clayton Richard Spradling, b. July 11, 1919 Burnet Co. Tx. d. May 16, 1997 Carlsbad NM.
Buried Murphree Cem. Evant, Tx. Married Nov. 05, 1940
........+ Jessie Fay Sneed, b. Sept. 24, 1921
 
Child of Clayton & Jessie Fay Spradling;
7-1. Richard Earl Spradling, b. Feb. 28, 1943
 
6--5. Virginia Wood Spradling, b. Oct. 07, 1922 Burnet Co. Tx. m. Aug. 27, 1942
........+ Floyd Ray, b. Jan. 16, 1920, d. Jan. 9, 1995 Buried Murphree Cem. Evant, Tx.
 
Child of Virginia and Floyd Ray
7-1. Douglas Loyd Ray, b. Nov. 02, 1957
 
6--6. Eddie Newton Jr. Spradling, b. Feb. 14, 1924 Burnet Co. m. Jan. 13, 1945
........+ Deloris Mehl, b. March 10, 1924
 
Children of Eddie and Deloris Spradling
7-1. Ronald Charles Spradling, b. Nov. 07,1945
7-2. Stephen John Spradling, b. Feb. 5, 1951
7-3. Eddie N. Spradling III, b. July 09, 1958
7-4. Charlotte Louise Spradling, June 01, 1962
 
6--7. Arthur Linden Spradling, b. April 14, 1928, m. Oct. 27, 1950
........+ Yvonne Harkins, b. Oct. 31, 1934
 
Children of Arthur Linden & Yvonne Harkins Spradling
7-1. Linda LaVon Spradling, b. Oct. 27, 1951
7-2. Sandra Kay, b. March 23, 1953
7-3. Michael Lynn Spradling, b. Aug. 13, 1956

5--6. Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Spradling, b. 4/14/ 1899, d. 4/12 1974 in Wimberley, Tx.+m. 5/05/ 1918 to
.....+Oma Alta Wright, b. 10/07/1898; d. 4 Jan 2000

Ben & Oma Spradling's child:
 
6--1. Ruth Elton Spradling, b. 9/24/1924, in Lake Victor, Tx. - living. m. 6/21/1941
.....+ Charles Raymond Parker-b.2/11/1919--living.
 
Ruth and Charles Parker's children
7--1. Jimmy Dwayne Parker, b. 11/14/1946--living------
7--2. Deborah Ann (Debi) Parker, Carr, b. 8/03/ 1953--living
 
5--7. Albert Spradling, b. 4/08/1903 in Pauls Valley, OK, d. 12/26/1991 in Las Cruces, NM. Married 4/21/1925 to
.....+ Mildred Eloise Shelby in Lampasas, Tx. b. 12/07/1904 Burnet Co. TX. d. 12/25/1993 in Las Cruces, NM, both buried in Lovington, NM.
 
4--9. Robert Henry Spradling, b. 2/08/1855 TN., d. abt. 1940 Jefferson Co. Al. Married 5/12/1877 Dickson Co. Tn. to
.....+Julia Rebecca Southerland, b.7/19/1853, d. 7/27/1930 Hickman Co. TN.

Robert Henry & Julia Rebecca Spradling's Children:

5--1. Cora M. Spradling, b. 6/17/1878, d. 1/--/1968 Dyersburg, TN

5--2. Ada G. Spradling, b. 2/20/1881, d. 7/25/1966 Bessemer,AL

5--3. Mary Spradling, b. 1884, d, 1/26/1972 Nashville, TN

5--4.Sam Jones Spradling, b. 3/1889, d. ? .

5--5. Robert A. Spradling, b. 5/02/1888, d. 2/04/1964 Bessemer,AL

5--6. Harry M. Spradling, b. 6/20/1895, d. 3/08/1967 Jefferson Co., AL

4--10. James Parish Spradling, b. 3/06/1857 TN, d. 1947 m. Abt. 1880 to
.....+ Mary Jane Green b. ? , d. abt. 1892/3
.....+ second wife unknown
.....+ third wife Ora Gary m. 1913

James Parish and Mary Jane Spradling's children:

5--1. Obediah Spradling

5--2. Simon

Other children unknown

We know that James Parish came to Tx. at least once, sometime in the early 1900s to visit his brothers, Benjamin Franklin and Jerome Granville, and possible his three sisters, Edna, Martha & Mary Frances as there is a picture of him among old family pictures.

4--11. Jerome Granville Spradling, b. 10/18/1858 Tn., d. 10/28/ 1915Lampasas, TX, d. ?; m. 11/16/1884 Burnet Co. TX to
.....+Sallie Belle McManus
 
Jerome and Sallie Spradling's children:
 
5--1. William Leslie, b. 8/15/1887 -d. ? .+ 2nd M. 1903
.....+Kathryn Louise Freeman, b. 11/15/ 1870 Weatherford, TX., d.?
5--2. Freeman Jerome, b. 1/17/ 1911 d. ?
 
4--12. Mary Frances Spradling, b. 4/07/1862 TN., d. ? . m. 10/06/1878
.....+John Alexander Ashford in Burnet co. TX.
 
Mary Frances & John A. Ashford's Children:
5--1. Granville Jerome Ashford, b. 2/13/1882 d ?
5--2. Fannie Mae Ashford , b. 1/20/1885 d. ?
5--3. Lillie Lee Asford, b. 11/21/1887 d. ?

 

Caroline Brown Spradling come to Burnet Co, Tx. sometime in 1878 , with two of her sons, Benjamin Franklin and Jerome Granville Spradling and her daughter, Mary Frances Spradling. Two of her older daughters, Edna Elizabeth Spradling Davis & Martha Carolina Spradling Smith had married in TN. had already moved to Burnet Co. Tx sometime around 1870. Also a son, Alfred Guthrie Spradling, had come with them. The Smiths had settled on a ranch in the Oakalla community with Martha Carolina's husband's relatives.

The Davis' bought a ranch on 183 between Briggs and Watson, all in Burnet Co. TX. Benjamin F. Spradling married Lula Angeline Dennis, and they settled on a farm about 3 miles from Lake Victor, TX. Jerome Granville married Sallie Belle McManus and they lived around Lampasas, TX. When she died he married Kathryn Louise Freeman and lived in Lampasas, TX. Mary Frances married John A. Ashford. They lived at Oakalla for a while, then I believe they moved to Austin.

Carolina had a tragic death after being in Texas for about 7 years. The story goes that she was making soap and her dress caught fire and she only lived about 24 hours.

We have a deed showing that Carolina sold 30 acres of land in Dickson Co., TN just before she left there, to come to TX. One infant had died at birth. Her husband had died in 1864. One son killed in the Civil War. She left three sons and one daughter in TN. Before she arrived in Texas, her son, Alfred Guthrie Spradling, who had come earlier , died in 1873. She must have been a very strong and brave person.

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