William Spawn Jr. was born August 13, 1844 probably in Berne to William Spawn Sr. (B. abt 1814, D. unk) and his wife Temperance Benjamin (B. abt 1814, D.unk). William was one of eight children.. His siblings were:
- Henry Spawn (1835 – 1912)
- Isaac Spawn (1837 – )
- Zina Spawn (1839 – )
- Lewis Spawn (1842 – )
- Mary Spawn (1845 – )
- Franklin B Spawn (1852 – 1909)
- Elida Spawn(1854 – )
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William Spawn was born in Knox on August 13, 1844 a son of William Spawn and Temperance Benjamin.
Marriage & Children
William Spawn, Jr. married in Kansas City, Missouri, Emma Deloris Behan. They had one son Franklin Charles. They divorced when Franklin was 18 months old.
- Franklin Charles Spawn ( - April 27, 1927)
William Spawn, Jr. then went to Coleman, South Dakota, and on March 26, 1876 he married Mary Thomas (1868 in Indiana - ). They had seven children.
- Edith Spawn who was born at about 1879 in Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory.
- Mrs. Orpha Hoffman of Bison, S.D.
- Mrs. Frank Hebner of Colman
- James of Eagle Butte, S.D.
- Mrs. Clarence Hoffman of Meadow SD
- Burton of Yankton, SD
- Miron of Colman
- Fred of Faith, SD
- James Lauglin of Bison, SD.
William was a farmer like his father.
|Place of Birth:||Knox, NY|
|Date of Birth:||13 Aug 1844|
|Names of Parents:||William (Spawn) and Temperance Benjamin|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||11 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Wright, New York or Gallupville, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Muster Out Date:||10 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Bladensburg, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18. "Discharged June 10, 1865. PO Address Berne Albany Co"|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
In the 1865 NY State Census taken in early June, William was recorded by his parents as a soldier, who was still in the army and his occupation was listed as a farmer.
William Spawn, Jr. died at Hot Springs, SD on May 20, 1929.
Additional Research Notes
New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 about William Spann
Name: William Spann
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1844
Birth Place: Knox, Albany Co, New York
Father: William Spann
Mother: Benjamin Donperance
Residence Place: Gallupville
Enlistment Date: 10 Aug 1862
Enlistment Location: Berne, Albany, New York
Regiment: 134th Infantry
Marital Status: Single
Discharged June 10, 1865. PO Address Berne Albany Co
New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about William Spawn
Name: William Spawn
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: Knox, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Schoharie, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: Muster Out of Service
Separation Date: 10 Jun 1865
Civil War Record Summaries
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about William Spawn
Name: William Spawn
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 8 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Wright, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, New York 134th Infantry Regiment on 22 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 10 Jun 1865 at Bladensburg, MD.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
134th NY Infantry
SPAWN, WILLIAM — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 11, 1862, at Wright, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, September 22,1862; mustered out with company, June 10,1865, near Bladensburg, Md.
History of the County of Albany - Tenney and Howell
Berne: ROLL OF HONOR, WAR OF REBELLION. William Spawn (Name only)
1850 United States Federal Census about William Spawn
|1870 United States Federal Census about William Spawn|
Name: William Spawn
NOTE: I believe there is some confusion below about William Spawn, Jr., and his father.
He was counted in the 1890 Veterans Schedule in Lake County, South Dakota.
Birth: Aug. 14, 1844
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1888
Fall River County
South Dakota, USA
He served in the Civil War. Record of Mrs. E. Stapleton, Town of Berne historian, Albany Co., New York
Church of Latter Day Saints in Springfield, Mo list William Jr. as born in 1845, Schoharie, NY. William Spawn (2SBM-42), 1987
Reference: from Sharon Spawn Taylor of Wyoming from correspondence in February, 1999......
"The obituary states that he was born in Albany Co., NY, August 14, 1842 and died at Hot Springs, SD on May 20, 1929.
He was a Civil War Vet and a pioneer who homesteaded in eastern Minnehaha Co. about 52 years ago. (1929).
He resided in Moody Co. some years ago and during that interim he won the respect and friendship of his neighbors.
He was a member of the Joe Hooker post No. 10 of the G.A.R. of Sioux Falls.
Mr. Spawn had served three years in the Civil War in the 134th New York State Infantry. Company C. He was injured during the war. A bullet just grazed his forehead. A scar he carried his whole life.
At the termination of the war he moved to Illinois and later to a place 11 mile east of Sioux Falls from which he later moved to Lake County.
Previous to his residence at the Old Soldiers Home which commenced last august he lived with his sister (his daughter) Mrs. Orpha Hoffman of Bison, S.D. He also spent some time near Spokane, WA. He leaves to mourn his departure seven children, Mrs. Frank Hebner of Colman; James of Eagle Butte, S.D.; Mrs. Clarence Hoffman of Meadow SD; Burton of Yankton, SD; Miron of Colman; Fred of Faith, SD and James Lauglin of Bison, SD.
He also leaves one aged brother of Rockford, Illinois and 21 grandchildren.
Mrs. Spawn preceeded him in death eighteen years, having passed away 13, 1911, and his oldest son passed away on April 27, 1927 (Frank from 1st marriage).
The body was shipped to Colman and funeral services were conducted from the M.E. Church, Rev. Morrell officiating
Internment was in the Colman Cemetery. Those from away to attend the funeral were James Spawn, son of Herman and daughters, Helen and Dolores of Eagle Butte, SD; Fred Spawn of Faith, SD; Mrs. Andy Nelson, Storm Lake IA; Eddie Hebner, Sioux Falls, SD; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spawn of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spawn and Earl Spawn of Chester. She has a copy of death certificate, obituary and his Civil War Records"
Grandfather William Spawn, Jr., enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. There he served three years. After that he moved to Pomeroy, Iowa, and farmed. Four years later he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he married Emma Deloris Behan. They had one son Franklin Charles. They divorced when Franklin was 18 months old.
He then went to Coleman, South Dakota, where he married Mary Thomas. They had seven children. married Mary Thomas March 26, 1876 found in the Mormon Record #810906 Loudonville, N.Y. (son's birth) according to 6/25/98 correspondence from Morris O. Spawn.
Mary Thomas died September 13, 1911 of Heart and Lung trouble.
His oldest son, Franklin Charles died April 27, 1927.
William Spawn Jr. died in the Veteran's Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota, but was brought back to Coleman, South Dakota where he was buried.
Information submitted by Marie Spawn Mager, Butler, Mo.
6/25/98 correspondence from Morris O. Spawn gave William Spawn Jr. birth date August 13, 1844 at Berne, Albany Co., New York by record of Mrs. E. Stapleton, Town of Berne Historian, Albany Co., New York.
death date on May 20, 1929, Hot Springs, So. Dakota found in the Civil War Record (Pension) from Natl. Archives received 3/4/93.
William Henry Spawn (1814 - 1888)
Temperance Benjamin Spawn (1814 - 1898)
Note: C.W. Vet. 134th N.Y. Inf.
Pomeroy, Calhoun County,Iowa, USA
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- 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1865 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases