Friday, October 31, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 44: #51 Elizabeth (King) Spangler (1796-1863)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" in her blog post Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  Here is my ancestor biography for week #44:

Elizabeth (King) Spangler (1796-1863) is #51 on my Ahnentafel list, my third great-grandmother.  She married in 1815 to #50 Daniel Spangler (1781-1851).

I am descended through:

*  their daughter, #25 Rebecca Spangler (1831-1901), who married #24, David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) in 1851.

*  their son, #12 Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), who married #13 Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944) in 1887.
*  their son, #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918. 
* their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                   Elizabeth King[1]    
*  Sex:                      Female   

*  Alternate Name:  Elisabet Konig[4]
*  Alternate Name:  Elizabeth Konig[3,7]
*  Alternate Name   Elizabeth Spangler[2,5–6]

*  Father:                  Philip Jacob Konig (1764-1829)   
*  Mother:                Catherine Ruth (1770-1813)   
2)  INDIVIDUAL FACTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Birth:                   5 March 1796, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States[1–4]   
*  Baptism:              2 May 1796 (age 0), Trinity Reformed Church, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States[3-4]
*  Estate Distribution:  3 February 1826 (age 29), will of Philip Jacob King written; York, York, Pennsylvania, United States[5]   
*  Census:               1 June 1850 (age 54), Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[6]
*  Death:                 18 March 1863 (age 67), Conneautville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States[2]    
3)  SPOUSES AND CHILDREN (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   
*  Spouse 1:            Daniel Spangler (1781-1851)   
*  Marriage 1:         12 March 1815 (age 19), Trinity Reformed Church, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States[2,7]

*  Child 1:               Anna Katrina Spangler (1816-1816)   
*  Child 2:               Anna Maria Spangler (1818-1869)   
*  Child 3:               Henry K. Spangler (1820-1820)   
*  Child 4:               Elizabeth Spangler (1822-1884)   
*  Child 5:               Sarah Elizabeth Spangler (1824-1864)   
*  Child 6:               Dorothea Matilda Spangler (1827-1891)   
*  Child 7:               Helen Spangler (1831-1905)   
*  Child 8:               Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901)   
*  Child 9:               Louisa Spangler (1839-1883)   
*  Child 10:       Margaret Jane Spangler (1841-1871)   
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

 Elisabeth King/Konig was the daughter of Philip Jacob King/Konig and Catharine Ruth of York, York County, Pennsylvania.  The King family is described in the Kings of York County book.[1] 

The birth and baptism record of Elizabeth Konig in the Trinity Reformed Church (York, Penn.) records[3.4] says (translated from German to English):

Birth:  Mr 5 1796
Baptism:  My 2 1796
Child:  Elizabeth
Parents:  Jacob Konig & Catharine  

The Trinity Reformed Church (York, Penn.) record book notes the marriage of Elizabeth to Daniel Spangler:[2,7]

Mr 12 1815  Daniel Spengler - Elizabeth Koenig

After her marriage to Daniel Spangler on 12 March 1815 in York, the family moved to Winchester, Virginia. In 1829 they located in Sandy Creek township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth's father, Philip Jacob King, died in 1829 in York, Pennsylvania, and in his 1826 will he directed his son George to pay Elizabeth a share of his estate:[5]

" be paid as follows, one thousand dollars part thereof to be paid to each of them immediately after my decease and to pay the Interest of one thousand dollars yearly to my daughter Elizabeth intermarried with Daniel Spangler during her natural life the first payment to be made in one year after my decease and at and immediately after her death the said sum of one thousand dollars, the principal, to be paid to her children sh-are and share alike..."

Daniel and Elizabeth (Koenig/King) Spangler had ten children, born between 1816 and 1841, as listed in the Spangler book,[2] and eight of them survived to adulthood and are listed in Daniel's probate records in 1851.

In the 1850 US census, the Daniel Spangler family resided in Sandy Creek township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and was enumerated just after the Henry Carringer family.[6]  The household included:

*  Daniel Spangler, age 68, male, a farmer, real property worth $1500, born PA
*  Elizabeth Spangler, age 54, female, born PA
*  Rebecca Spangler, age 18, female, born PA, attended school
*  Loiza Spangler, age 12, female, born PA, attended school
*  Margaret Spangler, age 11, female, born PA, attended school
*  George Con (?), age 11, male, born PA, attended school
*  Matilda McKight, age 23, female, born VA
*  Elliott McKight, age 28, male, laborer, born PA

I have found no death record or burial record for Elizabeth.  The Spangler surname book[2] says:

"Elizabeth, his wife, was born March 5, 1796, died March 18, 1863, in Conneautville, Pa."
5)  SOURCES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

1. Richard Shue, The Kings of York County: Pioneers, Patriots and Papermakers (York, Penn. : the author, n.d.), Part III, page 7.

2. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler Who Settled in York County Respectively in 1729, 1732, 1732 and 1751, with Biographical and Historical Sketches, and Memorabilia of Contemporaneous Local Events (York, Penn. : n.p., 1896), page 191, John Daniel Spangler sketch.

3. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, digital images, (, York County, York town, "Trinity Reformed Church (United Church of Christ)" typescript, unnumbered page, image 55, Elizabeth Konig baptism entry, 2 May 1796.

4. Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, digital images,  (,  York County, York town, "Trinity United Church of Christ" manuscript (in German), unnumbered page, 1796, image 37, Elisabet Konig baptism entry, 2 May 1796.

5. "Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994," digital images, FamilySearch (, York County, “Wills, 1818-1833, vol. O-Q,” Volume Q, Philip Jacob King will, on pages 136-141 (images 638 to 640 of 846).

6. 1850 United States Federal Census, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Sandy Creek township, Page 312, dwelling #854, family #901, Daniel Spangler household, online database, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 796.

7. Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, digital images,  (, York County, York town, "Trinity Reformed Church (United Church of Christ)" typescript, page 331 (image 275), Daniel Spengler and Elizabeth Koenig marriage entry, 12 March 1815.


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