Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sibling Saturday - Spann Siblings

My Great Grandmother Allie had two brothers and seven sisters.  She was born Allie Lucinda Spann, the eighth child of Benjamin Franklin Spann and Hiley Ann Deckor.  You can read what I've written about them before by clicking on their names.  As a quick reminder, they had ten children before Hiley died in 1884 at age 47,  Her youngest child was just a toddler.  Here is the basic info on their children as I have it.  Thanks to a few of their descendants for a portion of what I have learned.

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 Abner Hartwell Spann - born March 18, 1854 in Wayne County.  He married Abigail May Hughes.  I know of 4 sons that they had.  Abner died on February 10, 1932 in Wayne County, he was 77.  He lies in the Elk Spring Cemetery in Monticello.

Amanda Susan Spann - born in 1855.  She married Ephraim Noah Hicks on November 22, 1871.  Little sister Allie was just a few months old.  Ephraim and Amanda didn't have any children that I know of.  At age 87 she died August 29, 1942 in Jefferson, Kentucky and is buried in the Spann Hill Cemetery in Wayne County.  The Spann Hill Cemetery is not the same as the Spann Cemetery where her parents and sister Polly lie.

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Telitha Ann Spann - born May 5, 1858.  She married Jim Stinson and they may have moved to Oklahoma, but I haven't determined that for sure.  

Juda or Julia Angeline Spann - born November 22, 1860.  She first married James Brammer, who died in 1908.  They had 11 children.  In 1910, she married again to Jesse Washington Davis.  Julia died March 27, 1949 and is buried in the Spann Hill Cemetery.  She lived to be 88 years old.

Polly Ann Spann - Her tombstone is inscribed "Polly Ann Spann  Died Sept. 1885  age about 26 yrs".  That's in the Spann Cemetery.  She apparently never married. 

Margaret Jane Spann - born September 23, 1866.  She married Henry Granville Bryant on January 28, 1885.  In 1910, Margaret & her family were living near Wellston, Oklahoma.  Allie and her family moved from Kentucky and stayed with the Bryant's for a while.  Henry & Margaret were the parents of 11 children.  Margaret died February 26, 1928 in Tracy City, Tennessee and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery.  She was 61.

Tranquilla J "Trannie" Spann - February 23, 1870.  She married Lewis Beck, they had one daughter Mary Effie.  At 22, less than three years after the birth of her daughter, Trannie died on March 15, 1892.  She is buried in the Beck-Rector Cemetery in Murl, Kentucky.

Allie Lucinda Spann - born May 19, 1871.  Click on her name if you would like to read more about her.  I haven't found a birth record for her, several years are missing in the online database at Ancestry.
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Hilda Etta Spann - born May 19, 1878.  Her Find A Grave memorial has the date April 21, 1877 so I wonder if this birth record was created later and her birth date confused with that of her sister Allie.  She and Shelby Bryant (brother of Henry who married Margaret) were married in 1896.  I know of at least three children they had.  They moved to Springfield, Illinois where Etta died on January 7, 1958.  She was 80 years old and now lies in the Old West Cemetery in Athens, Illinois. 

Marrion Washington Spann - born on January 12.  Click on his name to see a photo I posted yesterday.  His delayed birth certificate states his birth year as 1877, but his draft registration has the year 1882.  In the 1880 census Etta is the youngest child at 2 years old and Marrion is not listed.  As I mentioned above, his mother died in 1884.  He married Cora Wither in Monticello on March 15, 1905 and they moved to Illinois.  On April 7, 1959 Marrion died in Springfield, Illinois, survived by five sons and five daughters.  His obituary stated he was 81, putting his birth year at 1878.

Great Grandma Allie grew up in a houseful of girls, and raised a houseful of boys.  Shlived a good long life well into her 80's (87) like a few of her siblings.  

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