The Spillmans in my line appear to spring from the Pennsylvania Germana Colony. Like most of my other lines, the Spillmans are a pioneer family, who gradually migrated west—from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and eventually Missouri and Colorado—in search of better, cheaper, and more productive land. They tend toward large families and vigorous old age. Key surnames include Spillman, Rowlett, and Lindeman. They are primarily allied with my Hamlin relatives.