Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stones of Titler Cemetery - Spracklin/len

The name of Spracklin has many spellings and can be spelled with the "lin" ending or the "len" ending. I have also seen other versions of the names like: Spranklin, Spratlin etc.

The stones for the Spracklins were in disarray and clustered under a tree.  The 3 sided obelisk that was the Spracklin stone was off its base.  We placed it back on top of the base.  There was inscription on 3 sides of the stone, front, right and left, nothing on the back side toward the tree.  Because there was a 2nd stone for the boy Oliver, it is believed that the obelisk was relatively new and other stones had been lost except for Oliver's small stone. 
Looking west at Spracklin stone under tree!

Spracklin, Merrifield, Blacketer piled under a tree!

Spracklin Base of 3 sided tombstone of Spracklin Family

Elizabeth wife of D.D. Spracklin
Died Mar 9, 1859
Age 27 years, 7 months, 3 days

Left side of 3 sided tombstone
Mary E died
Dec 27, 1861
age 3 yrs,  4 mos., 80 days

Right side of 3 sided Tombstone
Oliver died Sept 10, 1855
10 mos, 22 days

A 2nd stone for Oliver S. son of D.D. and E. Spracklin

The family represented here is the family of Daniel D. Spracklin.  It is his first wife Elizabeth Keller Spracklin that died in 1859.  They had 4 children:  Henry which it is believed was born in Toledo, Ohio on their way to Iowa in 1853.  The next child was Oliver who died very young.  Mary E. survived till after the 1860 U.S. Census.  The last child was Amarilla Grace Spracklin who was born 17 Nov. 1858 and was only a baby when her mother died.  The father Daniel remarried in 1863.  For further information about this family go to this link:  The Barclay's of Pine River, The Lives of George and Amarilla Barclay:

1 comment:

  1. Oh my God!!! Daniel is the brother of my great, great, great grandfather .... this is amazing!!!!!

    Dave Anderson, Moorhead MN