Biography of W. H. Spurlin
Tipton County, IN Biographies





W. H. SPURLIN is the son of Joshua and Hester (Layman) Spurlin, both natives of Ohio. His parents came to Indiana in 1833, and located on a farm in Shelby County. The subject of this sketch was born in Butler County, Ohio, June 16, 1833, and shortly removed with his parents to Shelby County, Ind., where he was reared and educated. In 1853, he located on a farm in Shelby County, where he followed agricultural pursuits eighteen years. In 1860, he was ordained as a minister of the Separate Baptist Church, and has since engaged in that labor. He had charge of Pleasant Grove Church in Shelby County three years; of Mt. Zion Church, Shelby County, six years; and, in 1872, came to Tipton County and located on his present place. He now has charge of Rock Prairie Church, of this county, and Union Church, of Howard County. Mr. Spurlin has been actively engaged in ministerial work for twenty years, has baptized many converts and preached many funeral discourses. He was married, in Shelby County, Ind., November 17, 1853, to Serena Lemar, daughter of Robert and Rosanna (Lee) Lemar, natives of Indiana and Virginia. Miss Lemar was born in Shelby County, Ind., January 20, 1886. By this union they have six children - Exlina, James F., Rosanna, Hester, Charley and Mary A. Mr. Spurlin is a prominent citizen, is identified with the Democratic party, and is one of its most active members.

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


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