I’ve still got quiet a bit of information to sort through on my Spangler side. Why? Well, I know my last post said I was almost done with it but I made the mistake of doing a random search and discovered a lot of new info. Now I have a lot more to sort through!
One of the random thoughts I have comes from that newly discovered information. The info I discovered was on my 2nd-great-granduncle’s side. One thing I discovered was that my 2nd-great-granduncle died in 1865 and his wife moved to Indiana to be closer to her brother. After moving there she met and married David Franklin. My random thought was that I wonder if that is where my grandfather’s name came from? Perhaps my great-grandfather named his son after his uncle, even if it was his aunt’s second marriage! Anyways, that is just a random thought but one that perhaps needs a little research!
Another random thought is that it is unusual how that the new info shows this line of Spangler relatives moving from Indiana to Kansas, then to Colorado and Idaho and eventually settling around Washington and Oregon. Why is that unusual? Well, in my research of my grandfather’s brother, Martin Isaic Spangler, his children moved to California and Washington and Oregon and one even ended up moving to Indiana. Perhaps the Spangler family stayed in touch a lot more than we thought. Then again, perhaps this is just a coincidence!
Finally, my last little bit of info is a new discovery I made tonight. Gideon Spangler, my 3rd-great-grandfather, has always been a mystery to me. In the last few days I’ve gathered a little more insight into his life by reading the Civil War claim he made and that was later picked up by his daughter after his death. I had come to the conclusion that he died before 1880 but now I know that he died in the year of 1874 and I know that he died on Lookout Mountain, DeKalb County, Alabama!
That is so interesting! Just a few years ago I entertained the thought of stopping by Lookout Mountain just because it seemed so awesome. Now, I have even more of a reason to visit!
The next few days (or weeks) I will be working on the fine-tuning of all my Spangler info. If you’d like an idea of how many files are contained therein, I can tell you that I copied my Spangler folder to another drive today and it said that it contained 3,842 items and was 1.88 GB. That should give you an idea of what I’ve been doing. I probably went through at least 8,000 files if you figure all the duplicates and triplicates I had. It also tells you I have a lot of info to organize and then share with everyone!
Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your holidays.