Re: John Spoon and Pricilla Helton
This isn't directly related, but may have a connection. I saw someone post that John Spoon and Priscilla Helton had a daughter named Ruhama b. 1812 Guilford,NC. I am researching my Lane family from Guilford, NC and trying to determine how the family of William Lane and Mary Spoon are related. William and Mary had a daughter Ruhama. They went from Guilford, to Putnam, IN to Crawford/Phelps, MO. Now, I am not absolutely positive that William Lane and Mary Spoon are the parents of Ruhama and her siblings, but there seem to be too many corroborating facts. William and Mary also had a daughter Abigail Lane who married Isaac Wishon in Crawford, MO. See info below:
From my notes: An orphan named John Spoon (age 7) was living in the household of Isaac Wishon and Abigail (Lane) on the 1880 Phelps, MO Census. Could this be a tie to theMary Spoon who married William Lane ?? On the 1870, Phelps, MO Census there is a James Spoon 68 b. NC with wife and children. He must have died by 1880 as the Spoon children are living in various households by then. On Rootsweb.com there is a John Spoon who married a Priscilla Helton and they had a daughter Ruhama Spoon b. 1812 in Guilford, NC and some of their other children passed this name through the generations. Again, it is interesting that the Spoons in Guilford, NC carried the name Ruhama . This also makes sense if William Lane who married Mary Spoon is the father of Ruhama, Abigail, James and Pleasant.
I hope this is clear enough. I didn't want to go into my Lane line too much (some other Lanes were also in Guilford, NC and then Crawford and Phelps, MO). I wonder if James Spoon is John and Priscilla's son ?? I have some more info on William Lane and Mary Spoon's family if imterested. Mary may also be a child of John and Priscilla or related somehow.