Sunday, July 3, 2011

On This Day: July 3

1894: My paternal great-grandfather John Fedrick Spurlock married his second wife Annie Lee Conville in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Here is a copy of their marriage certificate:

[Source: Bienville Parish, Louisiana, (Bienville Parish Courthouse, Arcadia), vol. G, p. 111, marriage certificate (1894), J. F. Spurlock-Annie V. Conville; FHL microfilm 266,031.]

John and his first wife, Dialtha Owens, had six children before Dialtha died in 1893; the eldest, Jasper Jackson, was my grandfather. John and Annie had thirteen children, making John the father of nineteen children, eighteen of whom lived to adulthood! John is certainly the top candidate for my most prolific ancestor.

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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