John B. Spurlock

28 April 1853–12 April 1914 (Age 60)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John B.

When John B. Spurlock was born on 28 April 1853, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Johnson Spurlock, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ann Birdwell, was 36. He married Serene Cornwall on 23 December 1872, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 11, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 5, Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 12 April 1914, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Monterey, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John B. Spurlock
Serene Cornwall
Marriage: 23 December 1872
Lizzie H Spurlock
Fannie M Spurlock

Spouse and Children


    Serene Cornwall


23 December 1872
Jackson, Tennessee, United States


    Lizzie H Spurlock



Parents and Siblings



    James Russell Spurlock


    George Weaver Spurlock


    Louisa Spurlock


    James Riley Spurlock


    Joseph A. Spurlock


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • John B Spurlocke, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John B Spurlock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John B Spurlock in household of Johnson Spurlock, "United States Census, 1870"

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