Charles W. Spillman1

(12 October 1823 - 21 February 1908)
Charles W. Spillman|b. 12 Oct 1823\nd. 21 Feb 1908|p879.htm|Henry Spillman|b. c 1778|||||||||||||||||
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Charles W. Spillman
     Charles W. Spillman was born on 12 Oct 1823 in Culpeper County, Virginia.3,4,5,6,7,8 He is commonly accepted as a son of Henry Spillman and Ann Tapp of Culpeper County and later Shanendoah County in Virginia, however this researcher is not yet in possession of any documentation that would prove the claim. If correct, it would tie these Spillmans into the Culpeper Germana colony outlined in the Spillman Papers.
     Charles W. Spillman lived in Kentucky between 1828 and 1850 where he worked as a stonemason in addition to farming his land.3 He married first Harriett Rowlett circa 1843 in Kentucky.9 Their sons Thomas and Wesley were born here, the latter just before the family relocated. He moved to Worth County, Missouri, in 1851 and spent the rest of his life in this sparsely-populated farming region.3,10 Here were born daughter Annaliza and son William Harvey. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church.3 Charles was widowed when Harriett died of consumption in Sep 1859 in near McFall, Gentry County, Missouri, along with a daughter named Subit (or possibly Submit?).3,11,12 In 1860Charles W. Spillman married second Susan Walker. She bore him a dozen children over the next 18 years, ten of whom survived.3 Charles's second wife, Susan Walker, died on 9 Apr 1891.13 Charles W. died in near Grant City, Missouri, on 21 Feb 1908 at 84.3

Last Edited=September 1, 2007

Children of Charles W. Spillman and Harriett Rowlett

Children of Charles W. Spillman and Susan Walker


  1. Unknown author, Judge Spillman Died Monday (Grant City, MO: The Times-Tribune, 14 Dec 1932).
  2. Malcolm L. Milville, Spilman Papers (Forestville, CA: private, 1965), p. 180.
  3. Unknown author, Obituary of C. W. Spillman (Grant City, MO: Grant City Star, 27 Feb 1908).
  4. Sheet 6A, dwelling 111, family 111, line 23 household, 1900 United States Census, Missouri, Worth County, unknown cd2. NARA. T623.
  5. William Harve Spillman, Death Certificate 43049 (10 jan 1933), Missouri State Archives, 600 W.Main St./P O Box 1747, Jefferson City, Missouri.
  6. Melissa F. Bowen, Death Certificate 8785 (28 Apr 1910), Missouri State Archives, 600 W.Main St./P O Box 1747, Jefferson City, Missouri.
  7. Nancy Catherine Owens, Death Certificate 38306 (38806?) (30 nov 1943), Missouri State Archives, 600 W.Main St./P O Box 1747, Jefferson City, Missouri.
  8. Genevera Arbell Starmer (sic), Death Certificate 17818 (28 May 1953), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  9. Walter Williams, History of Northwest Missouri (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1915), p. 998.
  10. Walter Williams, History of Northwest Missouri, p. 998. This history dates the move to 1850, but the September 1850 census still has the family in Trimble County, Kentucky, and it seems unlikely that Charles and Harriet would have undertaken such a journey late in the year with an infant son..
  11. Unknown author, Email from Mary Ray to Bob Bixby (n.p.:, 28 Dec 1999).
  12. Unknown author, "Schedule of 1860 Gentry County Missouri Mortality" (n.p.: Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, 1968).
  13. Walker Cemetery Transcription, compiled by Ben Glick, in Gentry & Worth Co. Missouri Cemetery Transcriptions, July 2003, p. 4. Downloaded from on 1 Sep 2007.
  14. C. W. Spillman Obituary, 27 Feb 1908, 5-3.
  15. Judge [W.H.] Spillman obituary, 14 Dec 1932, unk..
  16. Walter Williams, History of Northwest Missouri, p. 998.