Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Benjamin Franklin SPEROW


         Benjamin Franklin SPEROW was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, on April 3, 1844, the son of William and Rebecca (Duble) Sperow. In Washington County, Maryland, on Thursday, October 13, 1870, Benjamin Sperow and Elizabeth Friend, daughter of Henry and Ann (Watts) Friend of that county, were married. She was born in that county and state, August 3, 1832. Henry Friend was an esteemed resident of Funkston in Washington County and died there on May 13, 1872, at the age of 72. Mrs. Friend continued to live in that area.

         Mr. Sperow was a farmer in Falling Waters, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Volume 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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