I have come to the end of my research on Daniel D. Spracklin, Elizabeth Keller his first wife and Sarah Blacketer Allgood his second wife. I have also presented posts about his children, his migration from Ohio to Iowa, his estate and his lands. Daniel and Elizabeth are my 2nd great parents. Of course, research is never done, I could do more on Daniel’s life like study the deeds, court records and more and dig more into the lives of his childred. I am fairly content at this time.
Let me review Daniel’s two families:
First marriage to Elizabeth Keller in December 1852 in Morrow Co., Ohio.
- Henry Franklin Spracklin 1853 to 1893, resided in Davenport, Iowa.
- Olive Solomon Spracklin – 1854 to 1855 buried with his mother in Titler Cemetery near Marengo, Iowa.
- Mary Ellen Spracklin 1856 to 1861 buried with her brother and mother in Titler Cemetery.
- Amarilla Grace Spracklin 1858 to 1942 – Iowa to Minnesota. My great grandmother.
Second marriage to Sarah Blacketer Allgood in 1863 in Iowa:
- Lydia Marie Spracklin Ross 1864 to 1931 – Stayed mostly in Iowa.
- Virda Huston Spracklin 1866 to 1927 – Migrated from Iowa to South Dakota.
- Reed Andrews Spracklin 1868 to 1938 – Migrated from Iowa to Montana
- Daniel Goss Spracklin – 1870 to 1927 – Iowa to Oklahoma and back to Iowa.
- Peter George Spracklin – 1872 to 1957 – Iowa to Nebraska and other parts of the country and then finally settling in Reading, Pennsylvania.
- Charles Edward Spracklin – 1874 to 1946 – Iowa to Minnesota.
- Alfred Marion Spracklin – 1876 to 1893 – He stayed in Iowa with his parents.
There is a cousin who does not agree with the labeling of the above photograph, she thinks that Daniel on the far right and Reed on the far left are switched because Daniel was a big man? I believe that it is correct. You can go and looked at the posts I have written on each of these individuals on this blog and study the photographs yourself. I think that Reed must have grown a mustache later on. I wanted to share these comments because it doesn’t hurt to question things. Have fun and let me know what you think.
LtoR: Reed Spracklin, Charles Edward Spracklin, Virda H. Spracklin, Peter George Spracklin, Lydia Spracklin Ross and Daniel Goss Spracklin. One thing for sure is they look cold.
Unfortunately I don’t have photos of Elizabeth Keller she died in 1859. I don’t have a photo for Henry or the babies Oliver and Mary.
There is a PAGE at the top of this blog with a table of contents for the posts I have published on Daniel, Elizabeth, Sarah and families on this blog. The Solomon Goss Blog has a page at the top covering the posts published on that blog as well about the Daniel and his ancestors covering the Spracklin Families. You can use those PAGEs by printing them out and then following my suggestions for finding the information.
Below is a handwritten list of the Spracklin family that came from a cousin.
It is time to return to Amarilla and find out what happened to her after her father Daniel’s death. When Daniel died Amarilla was known as Amarilla Dawes and she was on her own. She would live another 27 years.