Spangler Research – Direct Line


Spangler Research - Direct LineI don’t know a tremendous amount about my Spangler line, but I am starting to learn quite a bit more. I have a cousin, Dorothy Landers Fisher, who has done research on the Spangler line since back in the 1980s. I originally used her research as a guide to get me going.

As I began to research, I discovered other cousins and with their help I have been able to extend that research even further. Even though my Spangler line only goes back to my 3X-Great Grandparents, I have found tons of info on all the descendants of my 3X-Great-Grandfather, Gideon Spangler.

Unfortunately, nobody seems to be able to get past Gideon Spangler. I’m hoping to eventually break down this wall but for the time being that will be my end point here.

Eventually, I will add my documentation, clarify some dates, and extend this a little further. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact me and let me know!

Spangler, as far as I know, is of German heritage. I spent some time in Germany while I was in the Army and the people there pronounced our name like “Spon-gler”. I’m not sure when it started being pronounced as “Spain-gler”


Below is a Genealogy Report from my Family Tree Maker with my direct-line Spangler research. Eventually, I will add links to the names to give you a little more detail on each person. For now, this will be a good starter page for my Stevenson research.

Please be sure to check back often as I will try to create pages as often as possible! If you have any suggestions or feel you have any information to add, please feel free to contact me!


Descendants of Gideon SPANGLER

Generation No. 1

1.  GIDEON1 SPANGLER was born Abt. 1802 in Virginia, USA, and died 1874 in Lookout Mountain, DeKalb, Alabama, USA.  He married BARBARA _____.  She was born Abt. 1805 in North Carolina, USA.

Child of GIDEON SPANGLER and BARBARA _____ is:

2.               i.    NATHAN P.2 SPANGLER, b. Abt. 1822, Virginia, USA; d. 13 Apr 1880, Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, USA.

Generation No. 2

2.  NATHAN P.2 SPANGLER (GIDEON1) was born Abt. 1822 in Virginia, USA, and died 13 Apr 1880 in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, USA.  He married LOUISA _____.  She was born Abt. 1823 in Tennessee, USA, and died 07 Oct 1866 in Independence, Arkansas, USA.

Child of NATHAN SPANGLER and LOUISA _____ is:

3.               i.    JAMES ISAIC3 SPANGLER, b. 10 Sep 1842, Virginia, USA; d. 09 Nov 1902, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 3

3.  JAMES ISAIC3 SPANGLER (NATHAN P.2, GIDEON1) was born 10 Sep 1842 in Virginia, USA, and died 09 Nov 1902 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA.  He married MARY ELLEN DEATON 10 Jan 1867 in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, USA.  She was born Mar 1848 in Tennessee, USA.

Child of JAMES SPANGLER and MARY DEATON is:

4.               i.    DAVID FRANKLIN4 SPANGLER, b. 11 Jul 1882, Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, USA; d. 27 Aug 1961, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 4

4.  DAVID FRANKLIN4 SPANGLER (JAMES ISAIC3, NATHAN P.2, GIDEON1) was born 11 Jul 1882 in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, USA, and died 27 Aug 1961 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.  He married ORA ELIZABETH GAMBLE 12 Jul 1925.  She was born 05 Nov 1907 in DeKalb, Bowie, Texas, USA, and died 02 Apr 1982 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

Child of DAVID SPANGLER and ORA GAMBLE is:

5.               i.    DAVID ISAAC5 SPANGLER, b. 12 Nov 1928, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA; d. 13 Apr 2000, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 5

5.  DAVID ISAAC5 SPANGLER(DAVID FRANKLIN4, JAMES ISAIC3, NATHAN P.2, GIDEON1) was born 12 Nov 1928 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA, and died 13 Apr 2000 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.  He married PATRICIA ANN FORBES 12 Jun 1953 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA.  She was born 21 Feb 1934 in Blackjack, Harrison, Texas, USA, and died 17 Oct 2012 in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, USA.

Child of DAVID SPANGLER and PATRICIA FORBES is:

i.    KENNETH WAYNE6 SPANGLER. (This would be ME!)