Sep. 9, 1860 Hamilton Caldwell County Missouri, USA
Jesse may have died in Clinton County Mo. He was living there with a daughter Sarah Elizabeth Winters on the 1860 census. His will was probated in Caldwell County ten miles away where his other daughter Jane Snider was living. You decide
DR./JUDGE JESSE5 SPURGIN (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, THE FAMILY OF1 SPURGEON) was born June 30, 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married LYDIA BRAZELTON December 24, 1800 in Guilford County, North Carolina. She was born May 09, 1789 in Guilford County, North Carolina.
Notes for DR./JUDGE JESSE SPURGIN: Jesse Spurgin came to Washington County in 1804 looking for a suitable place for his family and lived with the Indians for a short while and prospected. He returned in 1805 with his Family being the First white settler in the county with his Family. He was a member of the Old Sharon Baptist Church and a Peacher, Doctor and Farmer. He was the First Justice of Peace in the county. He was the executor of his brother Isaiah's will and probably took several of his children to raise. He later moved to Illinois, Misouri and then to Utah with the Mormons in their migration.
See the "Spurgeon Quarterly", issue 17, pages 405-12, "Jesse Spurgin: A Mormon Journey"
Some extractions from the Diary kept by Warren Foote a Mormon who journeyed with Jesse to Utah:
"March 4th, 1846 - Dr. Spergen came her today and examined the breach. He said that it was under the arch, and could not be got back without cutting, but his hand was so lame, that he could not do it. He told us what to do for her, but it did no good. At night, I saw that she was failing very fast. She asked me what the doctor thought of her. I told her that he thought her case very doubtful. She then asked how long he thought she would continue. I answered not long without she got help. I then asked her if she was anxious to depart. She said she was. She complained of feeling very bad all through her body and was very restless."
"May 4th, 1846 - Isaac Ferguson and I have been very busy making our wagons and getting them ironed. I have one ready to move in. Isaac had got five yoke of oxen towards his place in Adams County and has agreed to let me have a yoke to move with. Since March I have been two trips to Adams county, and several times to Nauvoo. Having all things in readiness, we started for the West, and like Abraham of old not knowing whether we are going, and not caring much, so we can get away from our enemies, and find a land where we can live in peace and worship God according to the dictates of our consciences. This privilege we have been denied in our boasted land of liberty. Although my Grandfathers fought in the army of the Revolution and Grandfather Foote lost his life in the struggle for freedom and religious liberty, yet, I am not permitted to enjoy that liberty. Our government has become corrupted. Mobbers, murderers and house burners stalk abroad boasting of their wicked deeds, and should any of them be taken by the law, their trials end in a farce, the fact is that all the officers of our government from the President on down to a Constable, secretly rejoice in our persecutions, and their greatest desire now is, that we may perish in the wilderness. But we are willing to trust ourselves with all we possess in the hands of the God of Abraham, having an assurance that He will protect us. Our company consists of nine wagons viz. Father Myers one, Eliju Allen one, Dr. Spergen one, Isaac Ferguson two, Franklin Allen one, my sister Betsey Clement one, Bro. Levi one, and myself one. We camped four miles south of Nauvoo, on the banks of the Mississippi opposite of Nashville where we are going to cross the river."
Also, May 9th 1846 - Jesse Spergen was appointed to defend the accused, and I was elected Clerk... May 14th 1846 - Dr. Spergen gave me an emetic which worked me well... July 2nd 1846 - We started for the Bluffs, Dr. Spergen not being ready we left him...
More About JESSE SPURGIN and LYDIA BRAZELTON: Marriage: December 24, 1800, Guilford County, North Carolina
Children of JESSE SPURGIN and LYDIA BRAZELTON are: i. LUCRETEA6 SPURGIN, b. 1813. ii. JANE SPURGIN. iii. SARAH ELIZABETH SPURGIN. iv. JOHN SPURGIN. v. SAMUEL SPURGIN.