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Spurlock, Samuel

Posted by ceddleman 
Spurlock, Samuel
March 07, 2007 08:40PM
Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and
beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No 2 June, 1996, p.
82. By permission. Breathitt County

I was born in Breathitt County, Kentucky, on October 19, 1816. My
father was Jesse Spurlock. He was born in Virginia in 1779. He came from
Lee County, Virginia, in 1810. I had only one brother William. He died
in Breathitt County in 1854, and married Levisa Cope. I do not know our
stock or anything further back on our people. My mother was Jane Herren.
She was born in Ireland. She was a woman grown when she came to America.
Her brothers came with her. He was in Breathitt one time but left. I do
not know where he went. My father had a brother, John, who lived in Clay
County. He had other brothers in Clay County.
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