Harrison R Spurlock

13 February 1828–1 August 1907 (Age 79)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Harrison R

When Harrison R Spurlock was born on 13 February 1828, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, his father, Daniel Spurlock, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Ann Amos, was 40. He married Delilah Grass on 7 June 1852, in Putnam, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cabell, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Lincoln, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 August 1907, in Griffithsville, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Prenter, Boone, West Virginia, United States.

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Harrison R Spurlock
Delilah Grass
Marriage: 7 June 1852
Matthew Spurlock
Amanda Spurlock
Martha Jane Spurlock
Harriett Spurlock
James Spurlock

Spouse and Children

7 June 1852
Putnam, West Virginia, United States


    Matthew Spurlock


    Amanda Spurlock


    Martha Jane Spurlock


    Harriett Spurlock


    James Spurlock


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 33

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harrison Spurloch in household of Alexander Spurloch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harrison Spurlock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harrison R Spurlock, "United States Census, 1900"

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