Spracklin Family Page
Ohio, Johnson County Iowa, Harrison County Iowa
Spracklin, a representative farmer of Taylor township, residing on
section19, came to Harrison County in the spring of 1866, just at the
close of the war. He bought eighty acres of wild land and built a frame
house 14x24 feet, and in December of the same year bought eighty acres
of more land adjoining the first tract he had bought. In the summer of
1881 he built his present frame residence, which is a two story
building, 14x24 feet, with an ell 14x20 feet. In 1887 he built a an,
42x70 feet, with fourteen foot posts, which holds one hundred and twenty
six tons of hay. This barn ranks among the best in Harrison county. When
he first came to the county, Magnolia was his nearest trading town, and
there were few settlers on the Missouri bottoms.
Mr. Spracklin was born in Knox County, Ohio 4
March 1828. He is the son of John and Lydia Goss Spracklin. The father
was a native of England, while the mother was the first child born at
Dayton, Ohio. Our subject remained at home until 1852, when he came to
Tama County, Iowa, remained a short time and went to Benton County. He
purchased a part of the land which the town of Belle Plaine now stands
upon. We next fine him in Johnson County, Iowa where he bought a farm,
remained eight years, and then came to Harrison County.
He was united in marriage 2 April 1857, in
Johnson County, Iowa to Louis J. Avetts, the daughter of William and
Louisa Avetts. Solomon and his wife are the parents of eight children,
Ella J., Mary, Dartha, Sarah, Minnie, Nancy, Jesse J., and Alice Grace.
Louisa was born in Tennessee 26 May 1839, and
when but a small girl her parents came to Hardin County, Illinois. Her
mother died when she was young, her father remarried, after which she
lived with her grandmother and came to Johnson County, Iowa, with a
family by the name of Morton, and remained until the date of her
marriage. She is a member of the Christian Church.
Mr. Spracklin is identified with the
Democratic party and has held the office of Township Trustee.
"Harrison County History Book"
Solomon Goss Spracklin and
Louisa Jane Avitts
Married 2 April 1857
All born in Harrison County
b. 6 Jan 1859 m. John Thomas Arbaugh**
Mary b.1 Feb 1860 m. Michael T. Layton**
Dortha b. 7 Jul 1861 m. E. A. Ludwig
Sarah b. 8 Jun 1867 m. L. G. Riley
Minnie b. m. John A. Akers
Nancy b. 11 Sep 1887 m. C. L. Hiddleston
Jessie J. b. 4 Apr 1874 m. Nettie Vaulder**
Alice Grace b. 1875 m. John W. Johnson**
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