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William Hardin Spicer

William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1283904844000
Classification: Query
In Census 1870 found Orlena Eveline Cornett Md. (1) L. M. Laws 8/6/1874, they divorced, she Md. (2) William H. Spicer
Trying to find anything on William Hardin Spicer. md Etta Parsons
Also connected to that family- Joel Spicer 5/26/1875 relative of William?
Also know Ervin "Irvin" Paul spicer s/o William had sibs that were also born in Grayson Co. Paul Elmer,Walter ?,Ralph Thomas, Jack Madill (my Grandfather). There was a sister but born in WV.

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1284053426000
Classification: Query
I have a picture of a William Hardin Spicer from my grandmother's collection - and the name Parsons sounds familiar - I will look and see what I can find. Is that Grayson Co Virginia ?

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1284089496000
Classification: Query

I am not related. No vitals given on anyone you named. William Hardin Spicer did not marry Etta Parsons W H Spicer's son Ervin P Spicer is the one who married Etta Parsons.

Virginia Marriages, 1785 - 1940; West Virginia Deaths, 1853 - 1970; North Carolina Deaths, 1906 - 1930 & North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898 -1994

Orlena Evelyn Spicer, married housewife, died 11 Feb 1933 Pricetown, Lewis Co West Virginia age 75 years, bronchial pneumonia, father Alfred "Carnett", buried Waldeck Cemetery.

William Hardin Spicer 25 Jul 1857 Wilkes Co NC - 08 Feb 1948 N. Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co NC, 90 yrs, 6 mos, 11 days, widowed, farmer, father William Spicer mother Lucinda Pruitt of Wilkes County, buried Round Hill Cemetery, Wilkes Co. dtr Mary Virginia Spicer Absher informant.

Reuben Wesley Spicer, occupation coal loader, 06 Aug 1886 Grayson Co VA - 17 Aug 1920 Kanawha, WVa; residence Livingstone WVa; mine accident/fall of slate; wife Alice R, father Wm Hardin Spicer born NC, mother Arlena Evelon Spicer born VA; buried Round Hill Cemetery, NC 20 Aug 1920, Johnie Wesley Spicer, Weston WVa informant. Compensation records No. 2513--10.

Reuben died 3 days before his youngest brother Joel Alexander Spicer 1894 - 20 Aug 1920.

1850 Wilkes NC
17 July 1860; Census Place: Lower Division, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll M653_918; Page: 30; Image: 60; Family History Library Film: 803918. & 1870
Hardin/Harden Spicer 27 Feb 1806 born Wilkes Co - 25 Feb 1897 married Martha Johnson 29 Jan 1829 Traphill, Wilkes Co
Martha Johnson Spicer 1813 Wilkes Co
Henry J Spicer 1833 Wilkes Co
Mary Spicer Johnson 1834 - 11 Apr 1914 Trap Hill, Wilkes NC father Hardin Spicer was already married by 1850
James Spicer 1836 Wilkes Co
Elizabeth Spicer 1838 Wilkes Co
Martha Spicer 1841 Wilkes Co
Joshua Spicer 1844 Wilkes Co - 07 Feb 1930 Hayes, Rock Creek, Wilkes married Martha Jane, father Hardin Spicer mother "Patsey" Johnson, buried Piney Grove
Hardin C Spicer 1847 Wilkes Co married Elvira J Boyar lived in Walnut Grove, Wilkes Co 1880
James M Spicer 1851 Wilkes Co
Hardin Spicer 1852 Wilkes Co
Mary Johnson 1771 in 1850 household

18 Aug 1860; Census Place: Lower Division, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll M653_918; Page: 47; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 803918. Trap Hill Post Office
William Spicer 44
Lucinda Spicer 37
Ransom Spicer 16
Mary E Spicer 12
Joel Spicer 8
Major Spicer 5
Wm H Spicer 2

24 July 1870; Census Place: Walnut Grove, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll M593_1165; Page: 426A; Image: 855; Family History Library Film: 552664. Hay Meadow PO
William Spicer 54 1816 NC
Lucinda Spicer 46 1824 NC
Joel F Spicer 17 1853 NC
Meagox (Major) F Spicer 15 1855 NC
William H Spicer 12 1858 NC
Benjamin R Spicer 8 1862 NC

26 June 1880; Census Place: Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia; Roll 1368; Family History Film: 1255368; Page: 374A; Enumeration District: 36; .
Alfred Cornett 62 1818 VA VA NC married 13 Apr 1837 Grayson County
Elisabeth RUSSELL Cornett 58 1822 VA NY NY she was about 16 when she married Alfred Cornett
Martha A. Cornett 18 VA 1862
Orlena E. Cornett 27 VA 1853 divorced daughter
Elisabeth Lawes 5 VA 1875 grand dtr father born NC at age 14 may have married widower Benj. F. Parks 13 Mar 1889 Grayson Co father listed as "Fayette" and mother "E" Laws. They lived in Wilson, Grayson Co 1900.
Rosa J. Lawes 3 VA 1877 grand dtr at age 17 born Grayson Co married Isaac Parks age 19 born KY 12 March 1893 Grayson Co her parents listed as L. and O. Laws his parents C and S Parks.

30 June 1880; Census Place: Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia; Roll 1368; Family History Film: 1255368; Page: 379C; Enumeration District: 36; .
Jno. M. Laws 57 1823 NC NC NC farmer
Ednie Laws 40 ? NC NC NC wife
Marcus L. Laws 27 1853 NC divorced son
Jno. Rosh 37 NC farm laborer white
Mary Lundsford 16 NC house / farm laborer white
Wm. Anderson 19 NC nephew

1880; Census Place: , Grayson, Virginia; Roll 1368; Family History Film: 1255368; Page: 413D; Enumeration District: 38; .
Joel Spicer 27 1853 VA VA VA son of Wm and Lucinda Spicer of Wilkes Co
Sarah Spicer 30 1850 VA
Lovelace Bean 18 stepson born VA
Bettie Martin 10 VA step daughter

Joel Spicer age 26 born Wilkes, NC 1849 married Sarah Bean born Grayson Co 1847; 26 May 1875 in Grayson County, he the son of Wm. Spicer. Sarah was daughter of A. and E. Cornett, bride was a widow.

Peter D Bean born 1832 Davidson Co married Sarah C "Cornutt" born 1843 Grayson Co; 11 Nov 1859 Grayson Co; dtr of Alfred and Elizabeth "Cornutt"

Unable to find Wm Hardin Spicer in 1880 census.

1900 Wilson Creek, Grayson, VA
Joel F Spicer born NC June 1851 wife Sarah Cornett Spicer dtrs Nona L and Emma E

(as transcribed)
20 June 1900; Census Place: Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia; Roll T623_1710; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 39.
Alford Cornett born July 1817 VA parents VA married in 1837 farmer/property mortgaged
Elisabeth Cornett born July 1822 VA parents Va bore 14 children 10 living
William H Sprier (SPICER) born July 1857 NC married 03 March 1882 Grayson Co parents NC
Arline E Sprier born May 1857 VA bore 12 children 8 living
1. Elizabeth Laws/Lawes married ? and was living in June 1900
2. Rosa J Laws/Lawes married ? and was living in June 1900
3. child of A E Cornett father W H Spicer born late 1882/1883 gone from home by June 1900 and living (Irvin Spicer)
4. Mary V Sprier Aug 1884 VA - Virginia Orlene Spicer ABSHER 18 Aug 1884 VA - 01 Apr 1974 North Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co NC and place of residence, father Hardin Spicer mother Orlene Coronett
5. Rubin W Sprier Aug 1886 VA
6. Hesakiah R Sprier Nov 1889 VA
7. Everett F Sprier May 1892 VA
8. Joel Alexander Sprier 29 Jan 1894 or 1895 Grayson Co VA was only one of the sons to register WW I draft 1917 - 1918 was mining for Solvay or Salvay Coal Co in Kingston WVa. died 21 Aug 1920 Charleston, Kanawha, WVa at Charleston Gen Hospital from peritonitis from perforated ulcer, father was informant, buried "Wilksburrow" (Wilksboro) NC 24 Aug 1920, The Geo. T Barlow Co Undertaker, W. H. Spicer of NC father, mother Orlena Cornett of VA

Ohio Marriages, 1800 - 1958 - Carl H Spicer age 28 of Smith Co VA and Alta Pouley 26 of Charleston WVa married 19 Nov 1923 Franklin Co OH father of groom was W H Spicer mother was Orlene Cornette, father of bride was T W Gibson mother Rosie Jordan.

21 April 1910; Census Place: Huntington Ward 3, Cabell, West Virginia; Roll T624_1678; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 33; Image: 316.
Dwelling 207 / 215
William H Spicer 52 NC NC NC SECOND MARRIAGE 28 YEARS chopper/lumbermill
Everet F Spicer 17
Joel A Spicer 16
Isorie A Spicer 9 1901 VIRGINIA died/married before 1920
Dwelling 207 / 216
Irvin P Spicer 27 VA married 1905
Ella/Etta Parsons Spicer 21 NC NC NC
Paul E Spicer 2 Indiana
Ralph T Spicer 8 mos Indiana born 16 Aug 1909 - 31 May 1974 Dade Co FL

17 Jan 1920;Census Place: Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll T625_1957; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 1091.
Dwelling 209
Reuben W Spicer 30 born VA father NC mother VA coal miner
Martha Alice RICHARDSON Spicer 26 NC 1894 parents NC
Ruby Mae Spicer THARPE 7 NC 15 Oct 1913 - 16 Apr 1990 Statesville, Iredell, NC widow
Nellie/Nell Arline Spicer MARTIN 3 10/12 WVa 07 Mar 1916 - 15 May 2001 Yadkinville, Yadkin NC death record says she was born in Wilkes Co NC, widow
Dwelling 210
William H Spicer 62 born NC father KY mother NC timber cutter for coal mines
Arlena Spicer 62 born VA father VA mother England
Joel Spicer 25 born VA single son timber cutter for coal mines
John Spicer 12 born VA grandson - father Hezekiah R Spicer ?
Dwelling 211
Irvin Spicer 37 VA NC VA coal miner
Etta Parsons Spicer 30 NC NC NC
Paul Spicer 12 born Indiana
Ralph Spicer 10 born Indiana
Evelyn Spicer 7 born Ohio
Walter Spicer 5 born WVa

02 Jan 1920;Census Place: Henry township, New Castle Ward 4, Henry, Indiana; Roll T625_437; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 901.
Everett Spicer 27 1893 VA NC VA laborer/auto factory
Hester Spicer 20 1900 KY KY KY
Clarence Alford Spicer 2 6/12 IN 1917 must have died before 1930 census
Harold Kermit Spicer 11/12 IN 1919

Name: Isora Miller
[Sora Miller]
Home in 1920: Huntington Ward 5, Cabell, West Virginia
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-Law
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Name: Davy Miller
[Darry Miller]
[Davey Miller]
Home in 1920: Huntington Ward 5, Cabell, West Virginia
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-Law of Lee Laffingwell married to Nora Miller OH 1887
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

1930; Census Place: Weston, Lewis, West Virginia; Roll 2539; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 643.0.
Dwelling 188
Ervin Spicer 47 farm laborer
Etta Spicer 41
Paul Spicer 22
Ralph Spicer 20
Evelyn Spicer 17
Walter Spicer 15
Edward Spicer 9
Jack M Spicer 5 16 June 1924 - 22 Dec 2007 Weston, Lewis WVa
Dwelling 189
William H Spicer 62 NC NC NC said he was 21 first time he married farm laborer
Orlena Spicer 71 VA VA VA said she was 16 first time she married

Edward Ervin Spicer age 21 born Charleston WVa married Virginia Evelyn McClung age 18 10 June 1940 Monterey VA father of groom Ervin Spicer mother Etta Parsons bride's father Chester McClung mother Lyda Strader.

1930; Census Place: Weston, Freeman Creek Dist, Lewis, West Virginia; Roll 2539; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 642.0.
John W Spicer 22 1908 VA VA VA was 19 when he married laborer/road construction - John Wesley Spicer
Kate J Spicer 19 1901 WVa parents WVa was 17 when she married
Garfield Spicer 2 2/12 WVa 20 Feb 1928 - June 1985 45347 New Paris, Preble OH ss # issued Indiana before 1951

1930; Census Place: New Castle, Henry, Indiana; Roll 593; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 279.0.
Evert Spicer 37 VA NC NC was 22 when he married machinist/auto factory
Hester Spicer 30 KY VA KY - Hester M HAY Spicer born 01 Oct 1899 Kentucky - 28 Oct 1968 San Bernardino Co CA mother's maiden name Skaggs ss # issued in Indiana before 1951
Harold Spicer 10 born Henry Co Indiana 12 Dec 1919 father Everett mother Hester Hay
Paul E Spicer 3 8/12 IN
Robert L Spicer 3/12 IN

1930; Census Place: Rock Creek, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll 1728; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 1044.0.
Arthur C Richardson 60 1870 NC was 19 when he married
Rhoda J Richardson 59 1871 NC
Bruce H Richardson 23 NC son married
Roy S Richardson 16 NC son
Verma Richardson 18 NC wife of Bruce H Richardson
Alice Martha Richardson Spicer Higgins 38 married dtr was 18 when she married Ruben Spicer
Ruby Spicer 17 1913 NC grand dtr
Nellie A Spicer 13 WVa grand dtr

Name: John Henry Tharpe Sr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 38
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1935
Birth Place: North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 20 Jan 1974
Death Location: Elkin, Wilkes
Spouse's name: Doris Smith (divorced)
Father's Name: Clero Tharpe
Mother's Name: Ruby Spicer
Residence: Elkin, Wilkes, North Carolina
Cause of death: suicide/pistol
Burial: Pleasant Home Cemetery
Mother was informant

Nell Arline Spicer - Aubrey or Audrey R Martin; Audrey R Martin Jr 17 Sept 1937 and Phyllis Elaine Martin 27 Aug 46 Surry County.

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1284236943000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spicer, Kapp
It looks like the old photos I have may match this family
1. Hardin Spicer (son of William Hardin Spicer) and father of Martha Spicer Kapp
2. Mrs. Hardin Spicer - 2nd wife of Hardin Spicer
3. Uncle Joshua Spicer - brother of Martha Spicer Kapp
4. Aunt Jane Holbrook Spicer - wife of Joshua Spicer
4. Aunt Bettie Spicer Holbrook -sister of Martha Spicer Kapp
5. Jane Holbrook - aunt of Martha Spicer & sister (in-law) of Hardin Spicer
6. James Spicer - brother of Martha (Spicer) Kapp

There are several others photos in this collection, many taken in Mt. Airy NC by JH Blakemore

They are from a collection that belonged to my grandmother's second husband - Gene Kapp (Martha was probably his mom).

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1284239567000
Classification: Query
WIlliam Hardin SPicer son Irvin Paul Spicer married Etta Parsons. William Hardin Spicer lived in Grayson Co, VA in 1860 according to the Census.

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1284240743000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for this information. I was at a stand still. You are quite right about the marriage between Ervin and Etta, my mistake. This is very important to me, as all these relatives are passed. I have no one to answer the questions, Thank you. You have no idea what this means to me!

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1290199152000
Classification: Query
Joshua Spicer and Jane Holbrook Spicer are my GGrand Mother and Grand Father. please Email me at I would like to talk to you Thank You.

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1323391478000
Classification: Query
IS THERE ANYWAY YOU can email these pictures to me? ?

Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1323441925000
Classification: Query
the box with all the Hardin-Spicer pics has been misplaced - I know the general location, I just have to pull everything down that my son put up and find it. I have promised to send the pics to another Spicer and I am deeply sorry it has taken this long for me to get to it. I will try my best to locate the box this week-end and scan and send by Christmas.


Re: William Hardin Spicer

Posted: 1351711778000
Classification: Query
I believe you have your answer, but since this is my Aunt's father-in-law, I wanted to be sure.

William Hardin Spicer's son Ervin Preston Spicer married my Aunt Etta Ida Parsons (daughter of Laura Ann Ashley and Thomas E. Parsons).

Ervin and Ettie had children: Paul, Ralph, Evelyn, Walter, Ed and Jack. The older ones were born in Indiana and Ohio. The last two were born in West Virginia.

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