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John Spradling

5. JOHN4 SPRADLING (JAMES3, JOHN (?)2, CHARLES (?)1 SPRADLIN) was born Abt. 1776 in VA, and died April 06, 1859 in LaSalle Co., IL. He married ELIZABETH CHAPMAN May 15, 1802 in , Wilkes, NC, daughter of ENOCH CHAPMAN and MARY BARNET.

From Mark Parsons: John is buried in a cemetery on Enoch's farm; marker supplied by the government, erected at the town cemetery - John Spradling, IL, TN Militia, War of 1812 1776-1859

" War of 1812 Company Muster Roster - John Spadling, pvt, Capt. Solomon Dobkins Co. of E. TN Drafted Militia, Col. Samuel Bunch's Regiment; for 17 Jan to 13 May 1814; roll dated Washington, TN 13 May 1814; joined 17 Jan 1814, deserted 4 Mar 1814 (No. 568). John Spradlin, same info as above (No. 572). No. 1597, John Spadling, Bunch;s Regiment (1814) E. TN Militia, War of 1812, private, cards 38519867 & 38519913. cc's in file Sheridan City Building; LaSalle Co, IL - letter on file shows Custodian of old records, National Archives, Wash, D.C. verified military service of John Spradling "who served in the Militia from TN during the War of 1812, but was a resident of LaSalle Co, IL in 1855 (age 79). Born 1776 NC & d. 6 Apr 1859 LaSalle Co, IL (age 83)" File 20408, National Archives. Knoxville, TN Historical Library;

Tennesseans in War of 1812 transcribed by Byron and Samuel Sistler, Nashville. TN 1992,  p472; John Spradling, drafted into Eastern TN Militia along with James Spradling & Joseph Chapman. Col. Samuel Bunch of Grainger Co. James Spradling & Joseph Chapman were in Capt. Jones Griffin's Co, but James later transferred to Capt. Dobkins Co. where John Spradling served. John deserted."


John is found in the following census'.

1800, Wilkes Co., NC.  

This census is strange, Our John was about 25 years old, he didn't marry until 1802.  A John Spradlin is listed with one male over 45, 1 male 26 to 45, and 2 males 16-26 and 2 males 10-16.  Obviously this is not our John, but he might be one of the 16-26 year olds.       

1817 Franklin Co, IN; Brookville Twp. tax, John Spradler

1820 Franklin Co, IN; John Spragler, p163;

1822 Franklin Co, IN; Highland Twp., tax, John Spradling

1828 Franklin Co, IN; Highland Twp., tax, John Spradling and John, Jr

1829 Franklin Co, IN; Highland Twp., tax, John Spradling & John Spradling JR - "over 60"

1830 John Spradling and John, Jr. both listed

1840 John Spradling and John, Jr., both listed.

          On the 1840 census, we have an extra male. We have one household for John Jr. containing a 60-70 yr old unidentified female and another one for John Spradling containing a 70-80 year old unidentified male. It is possible that this might be Enoch and Mary (Barnet) Chapman, Elizabeth's parents?  They are listed on 1830 Franklin Co., IN census, Enoch as aged 70-80 and Mary, aged 60-70.   If so, what a shame that they were separated in their final years.

1850 census Alfred is living next door to John and Betsy.  This census says John is 75, says b. in VA.  

Sometime in the next eight or nine years, John and Betsey followed their sons, John and Enoch to La Salle Co., IL  where John died on Apr 6, 1859.

Ref. Franklin Co., In Court Order Book 2, pg 391   (I'm sorry, I lost the date on this.                                                        "named as the appraisers of the personal property of Mary Stone were John Spradling and William Chapman"

Per Karren Heggen

Wm. Lenoir was a witness and James Robinette was the Bondsman at the wedding of John and Betsy.                         Bond # 000167484

Per Mark Parsons, "in the 1820 Franklin Co, IN census, the Levi Fortner household is next door to the John Spragler household. There is no doubt in my mind that this was John Spradling, who was Sarah (Spradling) Fread's father, since her obit says her father came to Franklin Co, IN and settled on land that became the Case farm. The Case farm can be traced back to John Spradling and before that to Levi Fortner, the latter came from Wilkes Co, NC & purchased it in 1818. The 1820 census from John Spragler shows a larger household than anyone can account for, which would allow for Sarah to be part of it."


from the Franklin Co., IN. Grantee Index

2 Mar 1829 Franklin Co, IN; John Spradling bought land from Jesse/Zeke Pearson, 26-8-2 N1/2 NE1/4, 80 ac. $160 Bk. G p405; (1 June 1832 sold same land to William Spradling p281)

1 June 1832 Franklin Co, IN; John Spradling to William Spradling p281, 80 ac for $100

2 Mar 1833 Franklin Co, IN; Recorders Office, Highland Twp (8), Range 2W, Original Grants, p66; John Spradling, SW1/4SW1/4 Sec.35-8-2, 40 acres

22 Feb 1841 Franklin Co, IN; John Spradling to Andrew Walker, 35-8-2 (W1/4SW1/4) 40 acres

1 Jan 1852 Franklin Co, IN., William & Jane Spradling to John Spradling, 35-8-2 (E1/2)SW1/4, 80 acres for $100

21 Jan 1854 Franklin Co, IN. : John Spradling to William to Samuel & Sarah (Spradling) Fread; 35-8-2 E1/2 SW1/4, 78 acres for $1400

From Mark Parsons:

12 Dec 1854 LaSalle Co, IL deed; Isaac Meyer to John Spradling 39 acres 20 acres 39 acres 160 acres, 20-35-5 & 17-35-5, $2200; Bk. 50 p408; is this John Sr. or Jr.?

8 Sep 1858 LaSalle Co, IL Deed; John & Elizabeth Spradling to Enoch Spradling, $210; Bk 86 p134; is this John Sr. or Jr?

Wilkes Co NC Deed Book D.,  pg 160, John Spradlin May 3, 1797, Edwin Brown to John Spradlin for 100 pounds....following parcel of land situate & Bounded follows to wit lying in Wilkes County on Both Sides of the Lower Little River Tho Burke County when Originally Surveyed Being A part of that Tract of land whereon the said Edwin Brown Now lives on Beginning on a hickory Corner & runs South 14 (degrees) west one hundred pole to white oak being Brown's (inserted word could be Bever's *) Corner then South 40 west one hundred & sixty four pole to Chestnut Oak then North 45 West Ninety pole to White Oake Near the River then North one hundred & sixty pole to Chestnut near a Cliff of Rocks then East one hundred & ninety two pole to the Beginning for 190 acres be the same granted by the State of North Carolina Bearing date (13/16?) November 179_ (yr cut off, and may be 177 ). Witnesses: Wm. Johnson, Richard Allen (onetime Sheriff of Wilkes), Thomas Isbell. Note: Edwin Brown's mark is a vertical line with two horizontals.

Wilkes Co NC Deed Book N pp 38-39 (courthouse copy): John Spradlin to Thomas Barnes Deed 100 acres land. January 25 1817 land on the waters of Lamberts fork of little River containing 100 acres where he now lives....for sum of $50.00. John Spradling ( \=BA his mark*,.)Witnesses: A. Barnes, Jacob Philips. Wrote on the back: February term 1833. The within deed was duly proven in open court by Brinsley Barnes swearing to the handwriting of Abraham Barnes....Registered 26 April 1833. (Re the mark the small horizontal is not there, it appears to be a backslash with a degree mark or small "o" above it. It would be interesting to know whether the NC Archive copy would be different as to the rendering of the mark. )

Wilkes Co NC Will Bk 2, pg 172 May term 1806 ACCT SALE ESTATE LUCY SANDERS, decd                               PURCHASERS: William Grayson, John M. Jones, William McGill, Ben Donathan, John Swaim, Jno Spradling, Jehu Barnes, Thomas Whiten, Gilbert Booe, Thomas Mitchel, John Greer, Clement Carley, David Lawson; Amt: 28:12:5   Retd by Edwin X Brown, Admr


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