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26-45, and 1 female under 10, one 10-16, and one 16-26, with 2 of the men involved in agriculture.265


He is also shown in Preston County in the 1830 U.S. Census, no township listed, with 1


male 40-50, 1 male under 5, two 5-10, and one 20-30, 1 female 30-40, one under 5, one 5-10, and one 15-20.266


The 1840 U.S. Census shows him as well in Preston County, no township listed, with 1 male 50-60, one 10-15, three 20-30, 1 female 70-80, 1 40-50, and 1 under 5.267


The one woman


70-80 could well be either of their mothers as we have no death date for either woman. Later, as found in Morton’s “History,” “Jonathan crossed the Cheat River and settled on Bull Run [located near Masontown], but removed with four of his children [Mary Ann, George, Catherine, and Rachel] to Gilmer County about 1840.”268


Piercy Settlement and then to Bear Fork at Cove Creek.269 1855, follows:270


The family first moved to Tom’s Fork in the A picture of Jonathan, taken circa


265“1820 U.S. Census for Preston County, Virginia,” FHL# M33 Roll 130, P. 239. 266“1830 U.S. Census for Preston County, Virginia,” FHL# M19 Roll 199, p. 25. 267“1840 U.S. Census for Preston County, Virginia,” FHL# T5 Roll 184, p. 229. 268Morton, op. cit., p. 396. 269Charles J. Spurgeon, “Genealogy of the Spurgeons,” [Unpublished letter, 1932]. 270 Photograph kindly provided by cousin Joyce Glover.


© 1993 Spurgeon Family History by Dr. Gary Alan Dickey, 1546 Devonshire Avenue, Westlake Village, CA 91361 • p. 64


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