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Marcus DeLafayette Spurlock
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1842
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1922
Shelby County
Texas, USA

Son of Ransom Spurlock and Ellender Vickers Spurlock, the 4th of 10 children. Father born Oct.25, 1807, Washington Co., GA. Mother born Dec. 30, 1820, in Georgia. Father, mother and siblings (Francis Elizabeth & William Green) migrated from Eufaula, Barbour Co., AL, in late-1838, early-1839 to Hinds Co. where Sarah Jane (Sally, Sallie) was born in Sept. 1839; Marcus D. born in Jan. 1842; George Marion in April 1844 and Mary Ann (Marianne) in Aug. 1846. Family moved to old Claiborne (that part now Bienville Parish) Parish about 1847 settling in an area a few miles southwest of Driskill Mt. Bienville Parish was organized in March 1848 from Claiborne Parish. Elizabeth Rebecca was born June 25, 1848 in now Bienville Parish. The family appears in the 1850 census in dwelling number 553, Western Dist., Bienville Parish. Ellender Vickers Spurlock's mother, Elleonder, appears in dwelling 555. John Fedrick will be born Aug. 22, 1850; James Joshua, April 15, 1853 and Jasper Newton, March 27, 1856. Jasper Newton will die on Sept. 26, 1858 and be buried in old Arcadia Cem., Arcadia. Marcus D. married Missouri Anne Owens on Dec. 12, 1860, Claiborne Parish and enlisted in (1st) Co. G, later (2nd) Co. B, 12th LA. Inf. Regt., CSA, on Aug. 13, 1861, along with brothers, William Green and George Marion, at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. William Green's service record states he died of typhoid fever on May 28, 1862, at Camp Green. Camp Green has been cited as being in Louisiana but most likely in an area north of Corinth, Mississippi, based on the unit's assignments and battles. Marcus D. served through August 1864. He suffered a groin wound during the Meridian, Mississippi, Campaign and was furloughed to Barbour County, AL., on Feb. 10, 1864. Children of Marcus D. and Missouri Anne are: William L., 1863; Sophia, 1864; Robert Edward, 1868; Jessie Gertrude, 1870; Charles Augusta, 1874; Ella Mae, 1877; Walter Albert, 1879; Houston Ransom, 1882; John Thomas, 1883; Columbus D., 1888; and J. W. T., 1890. Marcus D. moved to an area later named Arcadia, west of Center, Shelby County, in 1886-1887, then to Sabine County. By 1900, Marcus D. has settled in the old Day Community area (Willow Grove), south of Paxton, where he will remain. His homestead was about 200 yards from the cemetery west of Willow Grove Church. Family lore claims Marcus donated some land to enlarge the Willow Grove Cemetery. Deed records show that he also donated land for the old John Day School south of Willow Grove. 
Family links: 
  Ransom Spurlock (1807 - 1896)
  Ellender Vickers Spurlock (1820 - 1906)
  Missouri Anne Owens Spurlock (1845 - 1927)
  Jessie Gertrude Spurlock Powdrill (1870 - 1946)*
  Columbus D. Spurlock (1888 - 1981)*
  Sarah Jane Spurlock Duncan (1839 - 1931)*
  Marcus DeLafayette Spurlock (1842 - 1922)
  George Marion Spurlock (1844 - 1880)*
  Mary Ann Spurlock Kilpatrick (1846 - 1888)*
  John Fedrick Spurlock (1850 - 1945)*
  James Joshua Spurlock (1853 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Willow Grove Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Created by: Foster LaVaughn Spurlock
Record added: Aug 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15472736
Marcus DeLafayette Spurlock
Added by: Virginia Wilson Bailey
Marcus DeLafayette Spurlock
Added by: Foster LaVaughn Spurlock
Marcus DeLafayette Spurlock
Added by: Foster LaVaughn Spurlock
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