Francis Asbury Spurlock

28 September 1822–7 October 1859 (Age 37)
Dickson, Wayne, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Francis Asbury

When Francis Asbury Spurlock was born on 28 September 1822, in Dickson, Wayne, West Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Spurlock, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Amos, was 38. He married Rebecca Booten on 9 January 1846. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Trouts Hill, Wayne, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 7 October 1859, at the age of 37, and was buried in Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Asbury Spurlock
Rebecca Booten
Marriage: 9 January 1846
Joanna Frances Spurlock
Frederick M. Spurlock
Albert Spurlock
Elizabeth Spurlock
Virginia C Spurlock
James Harvey Spurlock
Florence Spurlock

Spouse and Children

9 January 1846


    Joanna Frances Spurlock


    Frederick M. Spurlock


    Albert Spurlock


    Elizabeth Spurlock



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 2

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis A Spurlock, "United States Census, 1850"
  • F A Spurlock in entry for Fredrick Spurlock and Lucy Ann Turner, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Frances Spurlock in entry for Elizabeth Wilkinson, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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