Genealogy of the
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1 David Spoon was born in 1793, apparently in Guilford County, N.C. He
married Peggy Greeson Feb. 22, 1820 and the couple had three sons --
Henry, Turly and David. Unfortunately, David Spoon died in 1823, leaving
three young sons who were placed in the guardianship of John Spoon, Jr.,
apparently an uncle. Peggy soon remarried to Jacob Amick. The couple
petitioned for and was granted 150 acres of farm land previously
belonging to David. 
Spoon, David Sylvester (I26)
2 Henry Spoon was born in Guilford County, North Carolina in 1821. His
father, David, died in 1823 when Henry was an infant. Henry and his two
brothers were placed under the guardianship of their uncle, John Spoon
Jr. His mother, the former Peggy Greeson, remarried to Jacob Amick
shortly after David's death.
At some point Henry moved to Indiana, where he married Rebecca Medaris
in 1846. We don't know how that marriage ended, but Henry later married
Sarah Catherine Reitzel in 1858. He is listed in the 1870 census for
Hendricks County as a farmer, but about that time he ended up in a mental
Documents from the Indiana State Archives indicate he was admitted to
the Indiana Hospital for the Insane on three different occasions -- 1869,
1873 and 1877. The first time he was committed by David Reitzel, his
father-in-law; the second time by William Reitzel, his brother-in-law;
and the third time by Columbus Pierce, his son-in-law. In testifying to
his insanity, a doctor in 1869 said the cause of Henry's disease was "the
constant use of intoxicating drink."
In Henry's final commitment papers in 1877, Dr. C.L. Lawrence
testified that "I know him to be a very disagreeable man, and at this
time his treatment of his family -- children especially -- amounts to
cruelty." He was considered a danger to the public if left on his own.
Hospital documents indicate Henry threatened his wife with violence
several times.
Unfortunately, life in the Indiana Hospital for the Insane was as
cruel for the inmates as Henry was to his own family. A history of the
institution -- which closed its doors in 1994 -- says even its own
superintendent complained to the governor several times in the 1800s
about abuse of inmates by hospital workers. Living conditions were
intolerable, with inmates sleeping on hard iron beds, living in their own
filth and being poorly fed.
Apparently Henry couldn't stand it any longer. According to an Aug. 6,
1877 report in the Danville (Ind.) Union, Henry died on Aug. 3, 1877
while trying to escape from "the Insane Asylum." He lowered a rope made
of bed sheets from his fourth-floor window and fell to his death when the
rope broke. 
Spoon, Henry (I24)
3 A very recent article was published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Vol. 173, Summer 2019, pgs. 197-205) entitled, "The Origin and Parentage of Mayflower Passenger Isaac Allerton in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England". This article was written by two Mayflower experts and an early 16th and 17th century English records specialist. Access to the full article is available at with a full paid membership.

This article shows through several independent sources that Isaac's parents were Bartholomew and Mary ____ Allerton. There is a new discussion posted under Isaac's Collaborative tab about this article in August of 2019.

In New Netherland records, Isaac stated he was from Suffolk.

A 1609 apprenticeship document records he was the son of the late Bartholomew Allerton, tailor, of Ipswich (citing Leslie Mahler, "A Clue to the Parentage of Isaac Allerton", Mayflower quarterly 75 (2009):54-56.)

Mayflower passenger and a signatory to the Mayflower Compact. In Plymouth Colony.

Isaac Allelrton Sr., born in England, was among the storied Pilgrims who came to Plymouth, Massachusetts, aboard the Mayflower in December 1620. He is said to have been the wealthiest of the group and the most worldly, as well as one of the best educated and least dogmatic in his religious views.

Isaac was accompanied on the voyage by his three children and his pregnant first wife, Mary, whose child died stillborn on the ship, anchored in the harbor. The hardships of the terrible first winter brought death to nearly half the Pilgrims, including the weakened Mary. A few years later, Isaac married Fear Brewster, daughter of William Brewster, the Pilgrims' Elder (effective pastor). She had joined her parents at Plymouth in 1623.

Isaac served as assistant governor for several years and journeyed back to England in behalf of Plymouth Colony three times. The colony's existence depended greatly upon his successful negotiations. Additionally, he is credited with founding the coastal trade and local fishing industry.

His liberal religious views, however, brought him into increasing conflict with Governor Bradford. A year or two after Fear died in 1634, he moved his trading activities to New Amsterdam, where he remained ten years before retiring to New Haven, Connecticut, with his third wife. When Isaac Allerton, Sr. died in 1659, Isaac Allerton, Jr., a Harvard graduate who had participated in his father's business ventures, soon became a widower himself and migrated to a new life in Virginia.
Isaac, his wife Mary Norris and daughter Mary Allerton immigrated to the colonies aboard the 'Mayflower' in November 1620.
Isaac is the 5th signer of the Mayflower Compact.
Isaac along with many of the 'First Comers' migrated from England to Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland Province Netherlands to practice religious freedom.
He was Governor Bradford's assistant and in 1627 was elected by the colonists to return to London, England to negotiate the Plymouth Colony's buyout of the Merchant Adventurers, the investors who had originally funded the Colony.

Husband of Mary Norris and Fear Brewster.
Father of Mary Allerton Cushman and Isaac Allerton, Jr.
He is also the ancestor of Presidents Zachary Taylor and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Allerton, Isaac (I1715)
4 Abner was born 7 January 1764 to Abraham Womack and his Second Wife, in Prince Edward, Virginia, British Colonial America (State of North Carolina Caswell County with Proving Abraham Jr as Abraham’s son). His Grandparents are Thomas Womack and Mary Elizabeth Farley. According to “More Descendants of the Mythical ‘William the Immigrant” and annotations of the “Valentine Papers”, William l married Mary Jane Allen in probably Norfolk, England and came to Henrico County, Virginia about 1630 – 1640. Some say there is no documentation for whom William l Womack married. Abner descends from Abraham Womack Sr (Thos Sr3, Abraham2, William1). He has three siblings Abraham Womack Jr, Elizabeth Womack Cawthorn, and Mary Womack Spradling who are children of Abraham’s first wife. However, somehow Abraham was forgotten, and this relationship had to be proved to the administrator of William Womack (Thomas’ brother was married but had no children, so the estate went to his siblings when he died) by Josiah Womack, son of Abraham Womack Jr. Abner has two half siblings from an affair his father had with Nancy Blanton. They are Thomas Abraham Womack and Archiblald “Archee” Blanton. Also, Burke states that earlier land papers establish that Abraham’s first wife was named Jane. (Posted by Robert Burke and in William’s Will). Also, to note that Abraham wrote his Will in 1803, but it was a loose paper, and not proved in court. He supposedly died in Lincoln Co, NC 1804.

Abner was a very courageous 16-year-old young man when he was drafted at Lincoln Co, North Carolina in March 1780 (3months) to serve in the Revolutionary War. He served on 3 different assignments. His very first assignment was at the Siege of Charleston, and he was taken prisoner for 8 days, then paroled May 20 1780. He served as a private under Captain Jacob Collins, Lieutenant French, Ensign Joseph Beaty in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Arrington [sic, probably Colonel Henry William Harrington], and joined General Woodford’s brigade in South Carolina near Eutaw Springs. After going home, he was again drafted in September 1781 at his home in Lincoln, N.C. and “served under Brigadier General Rutherford, Major Harris, Captain William Moore, Lieutenant Jonathan Price. They “marched to the vicinity of Wilmington, on Cape Fear River -- and was kept in service, to suppress the Tories, about two months and ten days, when he was discharged”. Then “shortly after his return home, in December 1781, he joined a company of mounted Rangers, as a substitute for two months (counted as 3 months), for Reuben Petty, of Burke County in North Carolina. He “served under Captain David Falls, Lieutenant John Davidson, Ensign David Smith and was under the control and command of Colonel Charles McDowell”. “They marched to a place called the upper Fort, in the said County of Burke -- and was engaged the whole [time] in scouting through different parts of the state for protection against the Indians. The expedition was originally designed against the Cherokee Indians for the purposes of destroying their villages, but the inclemency of the weather prevented the campaign” He was discharged February 1782. (Abner Womack in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 and Pension application of Abner Womack S30804 fn29NC Transcribed by Will Graves 6/4/10.) Abner was noted for being one who defended his country with bravery, firmness and conviction. We are all grateful, especially all his descendants, for the service Abner rendered for our freedom.

At 23 years old, Abner married Nancy Agnes Reed on 24 September 1787 in Lincoln, N.C. Agnes was 21. They are the parents of 12 children of some who were born in Lincoln, NC, and the rest in Kentucky. After the Revolutionary War, Abner was granted 100 acres of land in Butler, Kentucky. Abner received his War Pensions, too. Agnes died in 1826. Abner lived out his days in Kentucky. Abner died 14 February 1845. His Last Will and Testament being proved April Term 1845. Their children are listed as follows; James Wamack, Elizabeth Ooley, Margaret Neil Heirs, Lewis Wamack Heirs, Martha L Hargrove, Isabel Hawes, Milly Solomon, Nancy More, Abner Wamack Heirs, Chapman Wamack (Youngest son) and Abraham Wamack his Executor. Alexander is not listed on the Will because he died as a child when he was five years old. Abner left a legacy for all of us as one who defended his country, who was a prisoner of war, who substituted as a Mounted Ranger, who fought against the Torries and Indians, and was a True Patriot to the Newly Founded United States of America and continued that legacy throughout his life.

Written by Debby Wall Hoyt - 4th Great Grandaughter of Abner Womack 3rd Great Grandaughter of Isabella Womack Haws.
Womack, Abner (I1657)
5 Abraham was a farmer. He also served in the Confederate Army, Company G,
35th Arkansas Infantry. 
Spoon, Abraham (I219)
6 According to family history, Adam Reitzel II worked on a boat for passage
from Germany to America for his family about 1755. During a storm at sea,
he was sent up in the rigging of the ship, fell overboard and was lost at
sea. His wife and child were brought to their port, Charleston, South
Carolina. The services of Margaret were sold at auction to pay the
balance of their fare from the time the father fell overboard. Margaret,
after serving for a time, took her child, Adam III, and started on foot
through the wilderness to the vicinity of Liberty, North Carolina, where
she is said to have had relatives. Tiring and discouraged, she abandoned
the child once or twice, but returned and took him on to Guilford County,
North Carolina (now Randolph County). 
Reitzel, Adam (I153)
7 According to the personal history of David Reitzel in the Atlas of
Hendricks County, Indiana, Hannah was killed by a runaway "team" --
presumably a team of horses. 
Reitzel, Hannah C. (I353)
8 Agnes McDowell sailed on the ship The John Bright from Liverpool, England to New York at the age of 47 in 1866. She was part of a group of immigrants who came to America after converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. McDowell, Agnes (I1686)
9 Carra was a chiropractor. Goffin, Carra (I107)
10 Charles Edgar Spoon was one of many distinguished doctors from the Liberty, NC area. He practiced in the Burlington area. Spoon, Charles E. (I1063)
11 Christian sailed from Germany via the Netherlands on the ship Samuel,
arriving in Philadelphia on Aug. 17, 1733. 
Löffler, Johann Christian (I301)
12 Christian's given name was Christian Loffel when he lived in Germany. He
traveled to the Netherlands and sailed to America in 1733, arriving in
Philadelphia. His brother Adam followed in 1735 and another brother John
in the early 1740s. When they settled in America, they changed their name
to the English meaning of Loffel, which is Spoon. 
Spoon, Christian (I27)
13 Cleo was born on a farm in Kansas and grew up to be a school teacher.
After serving in the U.S. Army in France as a mechanic in World War I, he
returned home and married Alta Carswell. The couple soon followed other
family members to California, settling in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los
Angeles. Cleo eventually joined some of his brothers as a newspaper
distributor for the Los Angeles Times. After his retirement, Cleo enjoyed
travelling all over the world with Alta. He also served for many years
with the Lions Club in Temple City, where he moved in the 1940s. Cleo had
a great sense of humor, as his many letters written home from WWI and his
actions in later years indicated. Known as "Paw Paw" to his
grandchildren, Cleo enjoyed working in his yard and his garage, where he
kept many of the antiques he collected. Among his treasures were the many
clocks he kept in his house, chiming different notes at various times.
Cleo invested his money wisely,followed the stock market religiously and
was always generous in helping family members in anything they needed. 
Spoon, Cleo Harvey (I3)
14 Customer pedigree.

Source Media Type: Family Archive CD 
Source (S67)
15 Daryl was always known by his middle name, Wayne. He lived his entire
life in California, growing up in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles.
He attended Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra and John Muir Junior
College in Pasadena. Wayne had an interest in photography that he pursued
in college. After completing his education, he entered the family
business, working with his father Cleo as a distributor for the Los
Angeles Times newspaper. He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Later, after Cleo retired, Wayne became an insurance underwriter, an
occupation he maintained until his retirement. Wayne was a quiet man but
a devoted husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family.
He held several positions in the Temple City First Christian Church,
including president of the board, deacon and elder. He enjoyed following
the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, reading about World War II, and
working in his yard. 
Spoon, Daryl Wayne (I2)
16 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Spoon, Douglas Wayne (I1)
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Durk, Melissa Mae (I8)
18 Elijah was a private in the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Calvary, Company D. Spoon, Elijah (I229)
19 Fear Brewster was the third daughter of Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster and his wife Mary, born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England.

Fear's youth, and indeed her entire life, were unsettled because of her father's devotion to religious separatism.

The evidence shows that in 1608, the Brewsters and many other English Brownists (Puritan Separatists) moved from England to Amsterdam, and then to Leiden.

Fear was about 14 years old when her parents and two younger brothers, Love and Wrestling, left for America on the Mayflower. Fear was left in the care of her older siblings, Jonathan and Patience.

By virtue of his education and stature among his fellow Brownists, Fear's father became the senior elder and the leader of the Plymouth Colony.

Jonathan joined the Plymouth Colony in 1621, traveling to the New World aboard the ship, Fortune. Fear arrived in America with her sister, Patience, in about 1623.

Fear married Isaac Allerton, an original Mayflower pilgrim, sometime between 1623 and 1627. Isaac's first wife, Mary, had died in about 1621, having been gravely weakened by a difficult stillbirth aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

Although Isaac was about 20 years Fear's senior, the couple had a daughter, Sarah, born in about 1627, a son, Isaac Jr., born between 1627 and 1630, and a daughter, Rose, born in about 1633.

We know that Fear died young, but the exact date is unknown. The only known evidence is that on December 12, 1634, Governor John Winthrop wrote to his son that both Fear and her sister Patience were dead: "Pestilent fever hath taken away some at Plimouth, amonge others Mr. Prence the Governr his wife and Mr. Allerton's wife."

Some believe that Col. Richard Lee Taylor, a direct descendant of Isaac Jr., was the father of the 12th President of the United States, Zachary Taylor.

Researched and written by P. A. White, JD (probably 5th Cousin 9x removed of the subject)
2020 for @NewWorldAncestry at Shorewood, Wisconsin – All
Rights Reserved
Sources include:
◘ Find a Grave Memorial 131849792
◘ Staff, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants (1996-12-01). The Mayflower Descendant: Volume 30 1932. Heritage Books. ISBN 9780788405815
Brewster, Fear (I1716)
20 Georg emigrated to America on the ship Hope, arriving in Philadelphia in
Coble, Johann Georg (I347)
21 George enlisted from Fairfield, Illinois on 25 Dec 1861 to Company C, 60th Infantry in the Civil War. He was discharged on 7 May 1862 as disabled.  Wolfe, George Washington (I575)

The death of Hon. R. T. Forth (Robert T.) was briefly announced in last week's Press and we are now enabled to give a more extended obituary. Mr. Forth was a native of Bowling Green, Ky. and would have been 73 years old had he lived to September 15th 1886. He came to Wayne county fifty some years ago and settled in what is now Elm River township. After residing there about six years he removed to Hickory Hills, where he lived until the day of his death with the following exceptions; a few months spent in Flora, merchandising and he was three years a resident of Fairfield in the banking business, associated with Judge Boggs, Hon. W. H. Robinson and Col. G. W. Johns under the style of Forth, Robinson & Co. Mr. Forth began life as a farmer, which he continued on an extensive scale, together with stock raising, until the day of his death. He merchandised about twenty-five years. A number of years ago he was for a time a preacher in the General Baptist church. He was twice a member of the Lower House of the Illinois Legislature. Mr. Forth was three times married and was the father of twenty-five children, fourteen of whom survive him. All are of age except four, the youngest being seven years old. Mr. Forth's death was caused by paralysis and occurred on Wednesday morning August 11th. The body was buried in the family cemetery on Mr. Forth's farm, the funeral services being conducted by Elder H. H. Brown, an old time co-worker with Mr. Forth in the Baptist Church. At the suggestion of the eldest son the six sons acted as pallbearers. By industry, good management and economy Mr. Forth accumulated quite a fortune for this country. His wealth has been variously estimated from $75,000 to 100,000. A few years ago he divided up much of his real estate among his children. He left an estate of about $30,000, the larger proportion in good securities, to be divided between his widow and surviving children as provided by law, he having left no will. Mr. Forth was somewhat eccentric in the management of his money. Before going into banking he did a very extensive loaning business on farm property in his neighborhood. He frequently had large sums of money in his house and it is a great marvel that the fact was not known to thieves and robbery committed. On one occasion when W. H. Robinson visited him on business matters Mr. Forth took out of a bureau a large tin box in which was ten thousand dollars in each. Mr. Robinson remonstrated with him in regard to having this amount of money in the house, impressing on him the danger he was in of not only being robbed but also murdered. A few days thereafter Mr. Forth came to town and invested $5,000 in government bonds. At one time when a son-in-law was getting seed oats out of the oats bin he came across a tin in which was deposited $2,800. Mr. Forth evidently believed that it was safest to have his wealth in various shapes so that if disaster overtook one investment another would be secure.

RT had 17 children with Amanda Flinn. Two of those didn’t make it past berth and were listed as Baby Boy Forth (1856 and 1863).

[Notes: Robert was married to Annie (or Fannie) Hill, Mary Warren and Amanda Flinn. He had 8-10 children with Mary Warren and 15-17 with Amanda Flinn. There was one tombstone in Forth Cemetery that noted 11 burials in this cemetery which was located on the Forth farm, all members of his large family. I don't know if it is still legible but it was transcribed in the 70's by Doris Ellen Bland and detailed in Vol. 3 of her cemetery series which is available in the Wayne County library.]
Forth, Robert Tillman (I1653)
23 In 1881, Elizabeth's mother, Mary Jane Anderson, died. Her father, Robert
Carswell, was already dead. T.C. McKelvey became guardian of Elizabeth,
who was 6 years old at the time. Elizabeth married at the age of 33 and
died four years later. 
Carswell, Elizabeth Young (I136)
24 In 1881, Mary's stepmother, Mary Jane Anderson, died. Her father, Robert
Carswell, was already dead. James A. Stevenson became the guardian of
Mary, who was 15 at the time. 
Carswell, Mary M. (I142)
25 In 1881, Nancy's stepmother, Mary Jane Anderson, died. Her father, Robert
Carswell, was already dead. James A. Stevenson became the guardian of
Nancy, who was 17 at the time. 
Carswell, Nancy J. (I140)
26 In the fall of 1831, David Reitzel settled on a farm in section 7 of
Franklin Township. 
Reitzel, David (I36)
27 James was born in a log cabin in Guilford County, NC. His family moved to
Iowa in 1853. He was stauncy Republican, a member of the Masonic order
and a member of the Christian Church. He later became a druggist. 
Wilson, James Harper (I317)
28 Johannes Adam Christian Reitzel was an officer in the War of the Spanish
Secession and was made a Baron in Germany in 1722. The Reitzels came to
America from Westphalia, Germany, far up the Rhine. 
Reitzel, Adam I (I155)
29 John Alvin Spoon traveled from Indiana to Jackson Township, Osborne
County, Kansas in his youth. He started out by farming a few acres and
acquired more and more as time passed. He married Laura Jane Smith in
1893 and was a community leader, director of the local state bank and
member of the district school board. Together the couple had seven
children. In 1915 he and his wife toured the west coast, visiting friends
and attending the World's Fair in San Diego and San Francisco. In 1920
the couple returned to California and purchased property at 213 South
Chapel Street in Alhambra, where they lived until death. In his
retirement years, John worked with his sons and collected for the Los
Angeles Times. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Alhambra,
where he was a choir member, elder and board member. 
Spoon, John Alvin (I15)
30 John and his family left Greenock, Scotland, for America and planned on
settling in Illinois. The family was from Neilson Parish, Renfrewshire,
Scotland. They sailed on the ship Tropic with Daniel Jackson, Master.
They arrived in New York on June 17, 1837. 
Carswell, John (I143)
31 Laura Jane Smith moved from Iowa with her parents and settled near Lucas,
Kansas, where they lived in a small two-story stone house. Her father was
a farmer who had previously served in the Spanish-American War. Laura was
a teacher, a profession in which she met her husband, John. 
Smith, Laura Jane (I16)
32 Member of Eastern Star and the Methodist Church. Masonic rites were
observed at Oliver's funeral. 
Spoon, Oliver Smith (I23)
33 Ref. #:1 Source (S41)
34 Ref. #:10 Source (S33)
35 Ref. #:11 Source (S32)
36 Ref. #:2 Source (S39)
37 Ref. #:3 Source (S38)
38 Ref. #:4 Source (S31)
39 Ref. #:5 Source (S37)
40 Ref. #:6 Source (S40)
41 Ref. #:7 Source (S36)
42 Ref. #:8 Source (S35)
43 Ref. #:9 Source (S34)
44 Richard and his wife left North Carolina because of harrassment by the
Methodists, which were divided in that area. His father was a Quaker and
his mother a Methodist. He was originally a schoolteacher in NC. 
Wilson, Richard (I216)
45 Rose Etta Spoon, twin sister of Mary Etta, died at age 15 of typhoid
fever. Three days earlier her stepfather, Hiram Rhoades, died of the same
disease. According to a Dec. 20, 1883 article in the Hendricks County
(Ind.) Republican, the Spoon family had suffered from the disease for 13
weeks before other family members recovered. 
Spoon, Rose Zetta (I33)
46 Sarah Catherine lived with her first husband, Henry Spoon, and their
children in Indiana until several years after Henry died in 1877. Sarah
Catherine remarried in 1883 to Hiram Rhoades. Unfortunately, Hiram died
five months later of typhoid fever. Tragically, one of Sarah Catherine's
daughters, 14-year-old Rosezetta, died of the same disease three days
later. In 1885, Sarah Catherine took her children and moved to Barnes,
Kansas, later settling in Osborne County, north of Luray. She was a
member of the Methodist Church. According to Sarah Catherine's obituary,
"All her life she bitterly denounced evil with righteous indignation. She
loved her Savior first of all and always tried to do His will." 
Reitzel, Sarah Catherine (I25)
47 Slain by Indians Hamilton, David (I840)
48 There are reports that John was a horse thief in Texas. He would go into
Indian territory on a raid, then retreat to Texas until the heat was off.
He had at least three wives. 
Spoon, John M. (I302)
49 William S. Newman served in the 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, as a private, during the Civil War. According to his discharge papers, he enlisted 21 Dec 1863 and was discharged 1 Aug 1865 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. His occupation was listed as farmer. His widow, Matilda Ward Newman, received his pension following his death in 1919. Newman, William S (I1567)
50 William served in the Civil War, Company D of the First Iowa Calvary, and
was later nominated for Congress and served in the legislature. 
Wilson, William M. (I319)