Octavia Spangler

Brief Life History of Octavia

When Octavia Spangler was born on 28 February 1837, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Spangler, was 42 and her mother, Mary Catharine Hylton, was 44. She married Elinas Logan Whitlock on 4 November 1858, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Fairfield District, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 14 April 1915, in Little River District, Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Whitlock Cemetery, Buckingham, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elinas Logan Whitlock
Octavia Spangler
Marriage: 4 November 1858
Isaac Long Whitlock
Cane L. Whitlock
Rosa Bell Alice Whitlock
Rosabell Alice Whitlock
Elinas Lincoln Whitlock
Sarah Magdaline Whitlock
Ulysses Grant Whitlock
Elijah Freshman Whitlock
Laura Ellen Whitlock
Lillie Dove Whitlock
Mary Elizabeth Catherine Whitlock
Gustavus Arthur Whitlock

Sources (55)

  • Octavia Whitlock in household of James Whitlock, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Octava, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Octavia Spangler, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): originally an occupational name for a maker of buckles, from an agent derivative of a diminutive of Middle High German spange ‘clasp, buckle, ornamental fastening’, later coming to mean ‘tinsmith, plumber’.

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

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