Abigail Spurlock

12 March 1815–after 1860 (Age 44)
Dickson, Wayne, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Spurlock was born on 12 March 1815, in Dickson, Wayne, West Virginia, United States, her father, Stephen Spurlock, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Amos, was 31. She married Benjamin H. Russell on 6 November 1832, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died after 1860, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin H. Russell
Abigail Spurlock
1815–after 1860
Marriage: 6 November 1832
Caroline Russell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1832Cabell, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 15
    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 (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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (4)

    • Spurlock in entry for Caroline Russell Jamison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Abigail Spurlock, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Abigail Spurlock - Government record: death: after 1860; San Joaquin, California, United States

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