Richard Columbus "Lum" Spalding Family of Marion Co. Ky Updated March 28, 2005
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Spaldings of Burke Springs Marion County, Ky area. My g-grandfather Richard Columbus "Lum" Spalding built the rock fences around Makers Mark Distillery. He carried the rocks by hand as he walked to build the fences. Lum married Mary Josephine Davis of Raywick, Marion Co.,Ky. She was the daughter of Jno and Margot Davis. Lum had a brother Frances Edward Spalding who married Mary Jane "Janie" Mattingly. Lum and Ed also had a half sister he called Lilly McCollum and possibly a half brother William McCollum. Lum and Edwards father was Edward A. Splading whom married Susan O'Daniel McCollum July 20, 1875. Susan was married prior to this Edward A. to John W. McCollum on Oct.17,1865. After the death of Edward Spalding, Susan married Green Nevitt and is buried at St. Charles Church, Marion Co.,Ky as Susan Nevitt.