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George Alexander SPICKARD
Elizabeth CANTRELL
Husband:  George Alexander SPICKARD
Birth:  29 Sep 1823, Hillsborough, Highland Co., OH
Death:  30 May 1899, Spickard, Grundy Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Groff Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO
Military Service:  Civil War:  G.A.R.
Father:  John Smith SPICKARD
Mother:  Mary Magdalene DEEDS
Marriage-1:  25 Jul 1847, Grundy Co., MO
Wife-1:  Elizabeth CANTRELL / CANTROM
Death:  21 Sep 1850, CA
Disposition:  buried Pleasant Valley, El Dorado Co., CA
Marriage-2:  23 Oct 1851, El Dorado Co., CA
Wife-2:  Mary Ann THOMPSON
Birth:  10 Feb 1829, Boone Co., MO
Death:  28 Jan 1911, Spickard, Grundy Co., MO 
Other spouse:  m1. Alexander IRVIN/ERVIN
Father:  Thomas THOMPSON
Mother:  Delilah DAVIS
Child with Elizabeth CANTRELL born in Spickard, Grundy Co., MO:
  1.  Charles Smith "Charley" SPICKARD, b. 14 Mar 1849
Children with Mary Ann THOMPSON:
born in El Dorado Co., CA:
  2.  Eldorado California SPICKARD, b. 29 Apr 1853; d. 16 Jul 1854, Grundy Co., MO; bur. Groff Cem. 

born in Washington Twp., Grundy Co., MO:
  3.  John Thomas SPICKARD, b. 14 Oct 1854 
  4.  James SPICKARD, b. 1854/5
  5.  George Isaac Davis "Dick" SPICKARD, b. 29 Mar 1856 
  6.  Sarah Frances "Fannie" SPICKARD, b. 6 Feb 1858 
  7.  William Warren SPICKARD, b. 9 Feb 1859 
  8.  Alexander Union SPICKARD, b. 6 May 1862 
  9.  Benjamin Franklin SPICKARD, b. 1 May 1864 
10.  Mary Magdalene "Maggie" SPICKARD, b. 7 Feb 1866 
11.  Edward Augustus "Ed" SPICKARD, b. 12 Feb 1869 
12.  Melissa May SPICKARD, b. 21 Apr 1871 
13.  (Daughter) SPICKARD, died in infancy

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Year Location Event
1823 OH: Highland Co.: Hillsborough birth of George Alexander SPICKARD
    birth of Elizabeth CANTRELL
1829 MO: Boone Co. birth of Mary Ann THOMPSON
bef. 1847 Ohio to Missouri George's parents move w/family
1847 MO: Grundy Co. marriage of George SPICKARD & Elizabeth CANTRELL
1849 MO birth of son, Charles Smith
1850 Missouri to California family joins the Gold Rush
1850 CA: Pleasant Valley (en route) death of Elizabeth (CANTRELL) SPICKARD
1850 Census CA: El Dorado Co.: Granite Creek George SPECKARD, mining camp
1851 CA: El Dorado Co.  marriage of George SPICKARD & Mary Ann THOMPSON
1853 CA: El Dorado Co. birth of son, Eldorado California 
1854 California to Missouri family returns via Isthmus route (thru Nicaragua)
1854 MO: Grundy Co. death of son, Eldorado California
1854 MO birth of son, John Thomas
1855 MO birth of son, James
1856 MO birth of son, George Isaac Davis
1858 MO birth of daughter, Sarah Frances
1859 MO birth of son, William Warren
1860 Census MO: Grundy Co.: Washington Twp.  George SPICKARD, head-of-household 
1862   birth of son, Alexander Union
1864   birth of son, Benjamin Franklin
1866   birth of daughter, Mary Magdalene
1869 birth of son, Edward Augustus
1870 Census MO: Grundy Co.: Washington Twp.  George SPICKARD, head-of-household 
1871 birth of daughter, Melissa May
1873 MO: Grundy Co. marriage of son, Thomas, to Mary SHIN
1880 Census    
1883 MO: Mercer Co. marriage of son, George, to Emily McHARGUE
1884 MO: Grundy Co. marriage of son, Benjamin, to Mary CUSTARD
1899   death of George Alexander SPICKARD
1900 Census MO: Grundy Co.: Franklin Twp.: Spickardville  Mary A. SPICKARD, head-of-household 
1910 Census    
1911 MO: Grundy Co.: Spickard death of Mary Ann (THOMPSON) ERVIN SPICKARD

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1.  Family Group Sheet compiled by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

2.  Dodd, Jordan R, ed.  1994.  Missouri Marriages: Early to 1850.   Liahona Res., Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-227).  26, Grundy Co., Missouri:
Spickard, George Cantrom, Elizabeth 25 Jul 1847 Grundy Co.

3.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Granite Creek, El Dorado Co., CA, p. 431A, ?/13, enumerated 7 Dec 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Gabriel Woodward 47 M miner 1,000 N.C.
Reuben Higman? 23 M "   Va.
John C. Beard 28 M "   "
Geo. A. Speckard 30 M "   Ia.
Henry H.   " 25 M "   "
"Ia." was then an abbreviation for Indiana, not Iowa.  Henry appears to be George's brother.

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #21 of 25):  Buttsville P.O., Washington Twp., Grundy Co., MO, p. 453, PN 162, 1342/1149, enumerated 9 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George Spickard 37 M   Farmer 3300 1580 Ohio
Mary 28 F         Mo
Charles 11 M         "
Delila 13 F         "
John T  7 M         "
James  5 M         "
George  4 M         "
Sarah  2 F         "
Wm 9/12 M         "
Luther Bell 16 M   Farm laborer     Ind
Franklin Martin 25 M   do     Ky
Delilah IRVIN-SPICKARD is Mary's daughter from her prior marriage (to Alexander IRVIN).

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 26):  Edinburg P.O., Washington Twp., Grundy Co., MO, Roll M593_777, p. 414B, PN 24, 171/171, enumerated 5 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Spickard George 47 M W Farmer 4000 3000 Ohio
________ Mary A 42 F W Keeping house     Mo
________ Charles S 21 M W       Mo
________ John T 15 M W       Mo
________ George I D  1 M W       Mo
________ Sarah F 12 F W       Mo
________ William W 10 M W       Mo
________ Alexander  7 M W       Mo
________ Benj F  6 M W       Mo
________ Mary M  4 F W       Mo
________ Edward A  1 M W       Mo
Irvin Delila 23 F W       Mo
Dawson Jane 72 F W       Va
Spickard Benj F 30 M W Farmer 1800  300 Ind
Delila is back using her biological father's surname. Benjamin is our subject's widowed brother.  I don't know who Jane DAWSON is.

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1880 (Broderbund CD-320):  no MO records on CD.

7.  Veterans' Schedules:  U.S. Selected States, 1890 (Broderbund CD-131):  not found.

9.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  Spickardville Town, Franklin Twp., Grundy Co., MO, p. 16B, SD _, ED _, SH 16, enumerated 16 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
365 365 Spickard Mary A Head W F Feb 1829 91 WD 1 1 MO KY KY       Y Y Y O H
    Denham Delilah Dau W F Aug 1847 52 WD 1 1 MO OH MO       Y Y Y    
    Denslow Leslie E G-Son W M Apr 1885 15 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
       "    Rosa L G-Dau W F Oct 1886 13 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
       "    Hugh W G-Son W M Nov 1890  9 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
       "    Stella L G-Dau W F Mar 1892  8 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
    Ludwick Samuel Boarder W M Jan 1825 76 WD     OH VA VA Gardner 6   Y Y Y    
Mary Ann certainly had more than one child!  Delilah (IRVIN-SPICKARD) DENHAM is Mary's daughter from her first marriage.  Also, Delilah's one child did not survive. 

10.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #24 of 36):  Spickardville City, Franklin Twp., Grundy Co., MO, Roll 783 (Book 1), p. 12B, SN 12B, SD 2, ED 48, enumerated 26 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
23 23 Hutton Maggie Head F W 44 Wd 3 3 MO OH MO Eng own Income N 0 Y Y   O F H
    ______ Ester Dau F W 20 S     MO IN MO Eng None N 0 Y Y N      
    ______ Pearl Dau F W 19 S     MO IN MO Eng None N 0 Y Y Y      
    ______ Myrtle Dau F W 16 S     MO IN MO Eng None     Y Y Y      
    Spickard Mary Mother F W 81 Wd 12 10 MO KY KY Eng own Income Y   Y Y        
    Dunham Deliah Sister F W 63 Wd     MO MO OH Eng own Income Y   Y Y        
    Denslow Stella Niece F W 18 S     MO IN MO Eng None N 0 Y Y Y      

11.  John C. Spickard.  1990.  "Delilah Ervin Dunham." Grundy Gleanings (Grundy County Genealogical Society, Trenton, MO) 6(4): 1+3. Biographical sketch.  Says George & Elizabeth were married 25 Aug 1847. 

12.  John C. Spickard.  [1987.]  "Bible Records:  Family Bible of Roy & Maude Spickard." Grundy Gleanings (Grundy County Genealogical Society, Trenton, MO) 3(3): 4.  Family bible of George Alexander SPICKARD & Mary Ann THOMPSON

13.  "Death Notices:  Mary A. Thompson Spickard.Grundy County Gazette, Grundy Co., MO. 

14.  B.F. Hoover et al.  1964.  Groff (Groeff) Cemetery, Mercer County, MO (online at the Mercer County MOGenWeb site):
SPICKARD G.A. (George)   30 May 1899 75y 9m 1d; G.A.R. Civil War
SPICKARD Eldorado C. 19 Apr 1853 16 Jul 1854 Son of Geo. & Mary

15.  Emanuel Spickard.  c1972.  Letter to John Carr SPICKARD

16.  Dr. James V. Spickard.  Spickard-Keeler Genealogy Page.

17.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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