15 Dec 1828 - James D. Spurlock was executor of the estate of Stephen Tippet, Sr. in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Apparently Stephen left land about which the title was unclear. It went to the United States Senate to have the title confirmed. It was referred to a committee and came up agasin 15 Dec 1829 and again 31 Jan 1831. The petition stated that the land had been "derived from the Spanish government". No data on the result.
James D. (Dillard ?0 Spurlock was born ca 1797 in Georgia, probably Wahington County. Father was David Spurlock, son of Robert,Sr. He was married to Eliza born ca 1805 in La of a N.Y.-born father (supposedly Stephen Tippet) and a S.Car.-born mother. They had a daughter Adaline born ca 1830 in La. who married Philip Cuny, a much-married man who fathered twenty or more children.
In the early 1850s, James left his wife and daughter in Austin County, Texas and went to the Calif. gold fields and from there to Washington Territory. There he lied outrageously about his age and background, "married" a ten-aged bride forty years his junior and fathered five daughters by her. He lived to age one hundred.
In 1870, Eliza , age 74, lived in Waller County, Texas with Cuny children and grandchildren in her household. Two of the Cuny grandsons of Eliza fathered children by their ex-slaves.
Anyone know of the above Stephen Tibbet ? Any clues ?