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Charles Spurlock (b. Abt. 1717, d. Aft. 1750)Charles Spurlock (son of William Spurlock and Ann Toney) was born Abt. 1717 in Montgomery Co., VA, and died Aft. 1750 in VA.He married Powhatan Indian/Elizabeth? on Abt. 1736 in Western area of Montgomery Co., VA.
Notes for Charles Spurlock:
from Marshall Spurlock (Spurlock researcher)
Info about children, Stephen, Jesse, Catherine, Seth
An accomplished English physician who came to Virgina Colony to study the Indians and their medicine.
He met and married an Indian girl and John was born from that union. There exists a controversy over
the exact date of Charles's birth and and of his marriage. He may have returned to England
to Study medicine and came back to Virgina after 1730.
From William Spurlock (Spurlock researcher)
This account of the beginnings of the Spurlock Family in America was written for me by
Alden H.Hager of 414 5th Ave. Saint Alban, West Virgina.
The following is also supported by the work of Charles Edmond Spurlock in 1923.
D.A. Spurlock's great great grandfather was named Charles, he lived at Logan
and was buried near there. His great great grandfather was an accomplished English Physician
who came to the Virgina Colony to study the Indians, their medicines
and their mode of treating the sick, and later married an Indian girl.
Charles Spurlock Jr. was also a physician, who married a widow Dial, whose maiden name was Hager.
It appears that Charles Jr. left his fathers home in the Potomac section of VA and cast his lot with the Hagers
in Maryland near where Hagerstrom is now located. later he followed the Indians and the Hager family into the West.
During the tribal wars he settled on the Island at Logan, West VA, in order to evade hostile attacks from the Indians
and at the same time be in reach of friendly Indians.
It appears that this Spurlock family were on very friendly terms with the Indians.
From Ken Haas (posted 1998)
I have been reading some of the 1998 postings in this forum and I am appalled.
We are passing on all kinds of myths for which I have never seen evidence and some are clearly baloney.
Here are some that I do not believe or at least challenge anyone to produce some evidence
1..Charles, son of William Spurlock of Albermarle, was a Doctor, "highly-educated physician" etc, etc, and that
he married an Indian girl. I know some blow hard claimed the Doctor bit in 1923 but produced no evidence.
Charles lived on the 1775 Virgina frontier where doctors were mighty scarce. The most common profession
I can find for the Albemarle sons of William Spurlock was that of "overseer"
From Jim Rutherford
Well cousins now you are as confused as I am over Charles Spurlock... Doctor or not.. I believe this man was our ancestor.
I have had some disagreements, but I do know the following our moms and dads have all said that we have Indian blood in our family history, and I can find no other Spurlock married to an Indian in our line...
Also I can only find Charles Spurlock married to an Indian girl and they had 2 children John Spurlock Sr. and Stephen Spurlock.
Other researchers say that Charles married after the Indian girl died and had Charles Jr and others.
I believe the following:
If you review the will of William Spurlock it would be kind'a hard to attend med-school on one schilling sterling..of course Williams estate may have represented great wealth in 1750 colony America. But if you follow the money it just don't work out.
(Now keep in mind that in the 1700's Montgomery County was very large as large as some of our states today. So a county could have been settled in the Eastern regions and hostile in the Western regions.)
So old Charles at about 18-19 went west for the free land, met with the Indians who were friendly towards him, met and married the Indian girl for safety, protection, and a little warmth on a cold frontier night.. Some things about we Spurlock's are the same yesterday and today.
I can find no evidence that Charles was married more than once. One Spurlock researcher has Charles living until 1808 so he could have re married after the Indian girl know as Elizabeth died.
More About Charles Spurlock:
Indian: This is our anestry who married the Indian woman , I believe they married in VA. .
More About Charles Spurlock and Powhatan Indian/Elizabeth?:
Marriage: Abt. 1736, Western area of Montgomery Co., VA.
Children of Charles Spurlock and Powhatan Indian/Elizabeth? are:
- +John Spurlock Sr., b. Abt. 1734, Montgomery Co., VA, d. 1795, Montgomery Co., VA.
- Stephen Spurlock, b. Abt. 1735, d. date unknown.