Georgia, Your message was attached to an email by John S Catt who passed away last Spring.John Spillman Catt was a descendent of the Lawrence County Mo Spilmans that migrated from Allen County, KY.
The Spillman History referenced in the early e-mail is a family history by John Jasper Spilman, who wrote a family narrative of family members he knew personnaly or was familiar with in his life.This Spilnan History can be printed from the "BOOK" tab on Heritage Quest.
HQ has available on line the Malcolm Melville"Spillman History" published in 1965.Both books are free on line.My access came with my public library's link to Heritage Quest.Maybe where you live, your library also has this same feature?
I am also a Spilman descendent from Lawrence County Mo and am the current Emcee for the 12 Pioneer Family Reunion which includes Spilmans, Bouchers and Hewletts that married one another.Our Reunion is held 3d Sunday in September in Monett, MO.We have 286 members in 36 states.
If you are unable to access HQ, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.