William Spurgeon

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

The Life 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, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salem, 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, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

26 October 1826
Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States


    Jacob Spurgeon


    Mary M Spurgeon


    Joseph M Soliday


    David Spurgeon


    Emeline Spurgeon


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 12

Indiana is the 19th state.
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 (mainly East Anglia): unexplained.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Spurgin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Spurgin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Spurgeon, "United States Census, 1870"

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