Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock

Male18 July 1855–29 September 1939

Brief Life History of Jones Thomas "Dock"

When Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock was born on 18 July 1855, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Johnson Spurlock, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Birdwell, was 39. He married Ellen A Osborne on 31 July 1873, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 1, Jackson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 29 September 1939, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pharris Cemetery, McCoinsville, Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

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Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock
Ellen A Osborne
Marriage: 31 July 1873
Lula J Spurlock
Mary Margaret "Maggie" Spurlock
Marshall Franklin Spurlock
Martha Belle Spurlock
Polly Ann Spurlock
James Riley Spurlock
George Fillmore Spurlock
General Weaver Spurlock
Lena Mae Spurlock

Sources (15)

  • J T Spurlock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jones T. Spurlock, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Jones Thomas Spurlock, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 July 1873Jackson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 7

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

    Age 23

    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset): probably a post-medieval variant, with prosthetic S-, of Portlock , a habitational name from Porlock (Somerset).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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