Biography of M. C. Spurgeon
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M. C. SPURGEON, son of Samuel and Sarah A. (Lark) Spurgeon, was born in Henry County, Va., in 1839. His parents moved from Virginia to Miami in 1843, and lived there three years, when they moved to the Indian reserve soon after the land came into market. The Government did not survey the land until after they had lived there two years. Mr. Spurgeon lived with his father until he was twenty one, after which he was in Illinois at intervals until he went into the army. He enlisted and was enrolled, August 20, 1862, in the Ninety - ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; served until the expiration of his term, and was discharged, June 5, 1865, near Washington, D. C. He was with the central army in all their battles, and with Sherman on his march to the sea. Mr. Spurgeon was married, July 13, 1867, to Miss Behethian Prior. This union was blessed with seven children, five of whom are living - William N., Franklin S., Florence O., Sarah E., and Minnie M. Mrs. Spurgeon died in April, 1879, and Nr. Spargeon was afterward married, September 20, 1880, at Kokomo, to Miss. Josephine E. Prior, whose parents wero old settlers in the Indian Reserve in Miami County. In February, 1866, Mr. Spurgeon purchased forty acres of land in Jackson Township, and has been adding to it until now he owns 127 acres of good land, well ditched and wider good cultivation. He is an industrious, hard working farmer, has cleared a great number of acres of land, and in the winter of 1865 made 18,700 rails. He is a member of the G. A. R. Post at Xenia.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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