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  • ID: I5182
  • _UID: EB4FCF49798041A398E325EE5D2871651875
  • Name: Rhoda SPURLOCK
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1790 in Mason Co, Va
  • Death: ? in prob Floyd Co, Ky
  • Note:

    "Rhody's marriage bond dated July 9, 1808.

    Floyd Co, Ky. Court Record, Nov. 1816: "Bill of Sale from John Spurlock to his daughter Rhody for a negro boy named Hampton, age 13 years, and a negro girl, named Polly, age 4 months. attest: Jno. W. McConnell and Mary Morris."

    [from Ava Boyle They had 6-7 girls and 1 boy--Joseph Adam Gearhart. I thought she may have died before 1829. However, another descendant has another explanation:
    ?The story (told tongue-in-check) is that Rhoda and Adam had lots of girls and Adam wanted boys so when they had the last girl, Rhoda said "I'm done, go find another" and Adam married Esther Harris.  They had several boys, one of them being Adam, born 1845.?

    Adam evidently was a slave trader. He married 2nd in 1829 to Esther Hettie Harris and they had several more children: Miriam, Susan, Epperson, Jefferson, James, John, Arty (m David K. Harris, son of Anne Spurlock), Adam Jr.

    Adam Sr. died before Nov. 1854
    Floyd County, Ky Court records, Adam Gearhart Adm, vs Adam Gearhart Heirs #336 filed November 29, 1854: "The defendants James P. Harris and Sarah his wife, Margaret Tarter, John J. Stratton and Catherine his wife, John Martin and Ann his wife, John Holbert and Fanny his wife state by way of answer to the original and amended cross petition of Mrs. Esther Gearhart and David K. Harris and others-that the heirship is correctly stated that they to wit: the female defendants, Sarah, Margaret, Catherine, Ann and Fanny together with Rhoda Fitzpatrick now deceased were the only children of Rhoda Gearhart formerly Spurlock the first wife of the deceased Adam Gearhart. The said mother of the aforementioned female defendants was the daughter of John Spurlock."
  • Change Date: 12 APR 2017

    Father: John SPURLOCK b: 12 FEB 1760 in Montgomery Co, Va
    Mother: Frances "Fanny" TURMAN b: 15 AUG 1760 in Lunenburg, Va.

    Marriage 1 Adam GEARHEART
    • Married: JUL 1808 in Floyd Co, KY
    1. Has No Children Anna GEARHEART b: ABT 1809
    2. Has No Children Sarah GEARHEART b: 10 FEB 1818
    3. Has No Children Rhoda GEARHEART
    4. Has Children Margaret GEARHEART b: 1819
    5. Has No Children Frances Lorain "Fanny" GEARHEART b: 1817
    6. Has Children Catherine GEARHEART b: ABT 1827
    7. Has No Children Joseph Adam GEARHEART
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