I had the good fortune to travel to Iowa in 2003 and visit the Community Cemetery near Millersburg, Iowa, where Daniel rests with his second wife Sarah and youngest son Alfred. I have shared
about them and their burial in detail in my BJM Cemeteries Discovery blog and also on this blog . I encourage you to review those posts for more information.
Here again are photos of the cemetery and their tombstones.
Before I leave Daniel D. Spracklin and share about his children, I want to address a dilemma. I have been unable to locate Daniel in the 1860 U.S. Census even after doing a page by page search for Benton County, Iowa. I find Henry, Mary and Amarilla his children living with other people in Benton Co., Iowa in 1860 and have shared about this in a past post. A cousin believes that Daniel mustered into the Civil War at that time and there is a document that exists with the name Daniel D. Spracklin listed being born in Ohio on this form. It does list him as unmarried but remember Elizabeth Keller Spracklin had died in March of 1859 so he was no longer married but a widow.
It reads: Comprises all persons subject to military duty between the ages of twenty and thirty-five years, and all unmarried persons subject to military duty above the ages of thirty-five years and forty-five. Class two comprises of all other persons subject to military duty.
4th Congressional District consisting of the counties of Tama, Benton, Jasper, Iowa, Johnson, Marion and Mahaska and Keokuk, Monroe, Wappello, Appanoose. Enumerated June, July 1863 under the direction of Capt. James Mathews, Provost Marshall. Washington Twp., Iowa Co., Spracklin, Daniel D. 33 years old, White, Steam Saw Miller, unmarried, born Ohio, Station Headquarters 4th Congressional District Iowa, August 5, 1863, #590. This record is at Ancestry under: U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863 to 1865. His brother Solomon Goss Spracklin is also listed as having served. There are several Charles Algood’s listed and I am thinking that one of these might be Sarah’s first husband. I have not been able to learn much about his fate.
The Family Search Wiki might help regarding Iowa’s roll in the Civil War:
Iowa has a site with the USGenWeb: http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/