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Doddridge County


Ritchie County


Lewis County


Gilmer County Troy District


Community of Spurgeon [located off #18 Highway]


A further indenture was made by him in relationship to his son James (by his first wife,


Ruth Jeffreys), of Ritchie County, and his son Philip (by his second wife Catherine Schmell), of Preston County, just the month following the above land transaction on 11 September. In it, “James Spurgin acknowledged debt to Jonathan of $40, and in consideration of the sale of said land to John Nutter, Jonathan would be repaid with interest.” One further transaction is noted. On 7 December 1844, “Jonathan Spurgin of the County of Ritchie, indebted to Isaac Lynch in the sum of $331 and 78 1/2¢ re-mortgaged the same described land above, on the middle fork of Hughes River and its waters containing 300 acres, in Ritchie County, the mortgage of which, was to be repaid by 7 December 1845.”273


Jonathan Spurgeon lived at Bear Fork at Cove Creek. Doddridge County tax records


show in what years and locations Spurgeons lived in this area from 1854 on:274 First Name Jeremiah


Last Name Spurgeon


Jonathan Jeremiah Jonathan Jerry


Jonathan Jerry


Jonathan Jerry


Johnathan Jerry


Jonathan Jabez


Spurgeon


Spurgeon Estate Spurgeon Estate Spurgeon Estate Spurgeon Estate Spergen Estate Spergen Estate Spurgen Estate Spurgen Estate Spurgen Estate Spurgen Estate Spurgin


Year 1854


1854 1856 1856 1857 1857 1858 1858 1859 1859 1860 1860 1872


# of acres


168 1/2 126 1/2 168 1/2 126 1/2 168 1/2 126 1/2 168 1/2 126 1/2 168 1/2 126 1/2 168 1/2 126 1/2 62


Land description Bear Fork of Cove


Bear Fork of Cove Bear Fork Cove Bear Fork Cove Bear Fork of Cove Bear Fork of Cove Bear Fork of Cove Bear Fork of Cove Bear Fork Cove Bear Fork Cove Bear Fork Cove Bear Fork Cove Bear Fork of Cove


Value $169


$127 $169 $127 $253 $316 $253 $316 $253 $316 $386 $112 $200


272Adapted from “Map of Gilmer County, West Virginia,” (Clarksburg, WV), Clarksburg Publishing Co. 273All three documents from the “Ritchie County Court House Proceedings.” 274“Doddridge County Land Book, 1845-1900,” FHL# 462, 478.


© 1993 Spurgeon Family History by Dr. Gary Alan Dickey, 1546 Devonshire Avenue, Westlake Village, CA 91361 • p. 66


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