William Spurgeon

10 October 1804–25 December 1887 (Age 83)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Spurgeon was born on 10 October 1804, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Josiah Cyrus Spurgeon, was 26 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Johnson, was 19. He married Rebecca Sarah Young on 26 October 1826, in Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 25 December 1887, in Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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William Spurgeon
Rebecca Sarah Young
Marriage: 26 October 1826
Jacob Spurgeon
Mary M Spurgeon
Emeline Spurgeon
Elizabeth Jane Spurgeon
David Spurgeon

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  • Marriage
    26 October 1826Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1814: Harrison, Indiana Territory, United States 1814: Washington, Indiana Territory, United States 1816: Washington, Indiana, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 26
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex): apparently a variant of Spurden, itself a possible nickname from Middle English spore, spure (Old English spora, spura) ‘spur’ or the derived verb sporen ‘to urge, incite’ + daunce ‘dance’. Alternatively, the first element may be spurnen, spornen ‘stumble, trip, kick’ or ‘spurn, reject’ with assimilation of the first -n- giving Spordaunce. However, the change in the medial consonant of Spurgeon is difficult to explain without an intermediary Spurdion (or something similar), which is not on record and would be an irregular development of Spurden. The name may have been influenced by confusion with Pridgeon and Spridgeon but the evidence for this is slight.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • William Spurgin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Spurgin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • William Spurgin, "United States Census, 1860"

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