Today, I want to introduce you to Gideon Spangler, my paternal 3rd-great-grandfather. I feel the best way to do so would be the same way I was introduced to him, through my cousin’s website. Here is what my cousin, Dorothy Landers Fisher, had to write:
Gideon SPANGLER b. ABT. 1802, Virginia, occupation Farmer, m. Barbara UNKNOWN, b. ABT. 1805, North Carolina. Notes for GIDEON SPANGLER:
In the 1860 Alabama census for Cherokee county there is a person named John Spangler born in 1838 living in his household. His occupation is listed as a laborer. According to the Scott County 1850 census Virginia the following persons were living in the county : John Spangler, age 44, born Va, Pamela Spangler, age 52, born Tennessee, George Spangler, age 19, born Virginia, Susannah Spangler, age 16, born Virginia, and Catharine Spangler, age 12, born Virginia. Living nearby in another household was Michael Spangler, age 66, born Virginia and Catherine Spangler, age 92, born unknown. There are several other Spanglers living in various parts of the state, but the relationship among them is unknown. Scott County located in Virginia is where Gideon was living in the 1820, 1830, and 1940 censuses. Scott County is located in the northwest part of the state. This area is a triangular shape point of land bordered on the top by Kentucky and on the bottom by Tennessee. It is bordered within Virgina by the counties of Lee, Wise, Russell, and Washington. Other counties close by are Dickerson, Buchanan, Tazewell, Smyth, and Grayson. Scott County is very close to Tennessee. It was formed on 24 November 1814 from Lee, Russell, and Washington counties. Lee was formed in 1792 and Wise in 1856. Scott County is on the path of western and southern migration from Virginia and the East. Daniel Boone had blazed the trail through by Big Moccasin Gap along an older Indian trail to Kentucky. This path became known as the Wilderness Road. In 1720 first settlers entered the Scout County area. Scott county was named after General Winfield Scott, a native of Virginia who achieved some fame in the War of 1812. He would later command an Army in the Mexican War.
More About GIDEON SPANGLER: Census: 1840, Scott County, Virginia Occupation: 1860, Farmer
- Nathan P. SPANGLER b. 1821/1822
- John SPANGLER b. 1830
- Isaac H. SPANGLER b. 1832
- Elizabeth SPANGLER b. 1833, Virginia
- Jacob SPANGLER b. 1835, Virginia
- Joel SPANGLER b. 1837, Virginia
- Catherine SPANGLER b. 1851, Alabama
Now that you can see what I know about Gideon (from my cousin) I will try to “Prove” these facts by exploring the Census records and such. In my next post I will start with the 1820 U. S. Census.
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Other posts in this series: Gideon Spangler, Part I