Family:Thomas McSpadden and Dorothy Edmiston. (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt. 1743 Timber Ridge, Augusta County, Virginia
bef. 1820
abt 1753
19 October 1758 Augusta County, Virginia

Genealogy Report for Thomas McSpadden and Dorothy Edmiston:

Descendants of Thomas McSpadden

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS2 MCSPADDEN (THOMAS1) was born 1720, and died Abt. 1765 in Lexington, Augusta County, Virginia. He married DOROTHY EDMISTON Abt. 1743 in Timber Ridge, Augusta County, Virginia, daughter of ROBERT EDMISTON and JEAN THOMPSON. She was born Abt. 1721 in Prob. Pennsylvania, and died in Poss. Rockbridge County, Virginia.


Thomas MCSPADDEN [99]

Father: Thomas C. MCSPADDEN
Family 1: Mary EDMISTON
MARRIAGE: 1743 /1744 ABT

First Generation 1. Thomas1 McSpadden birth date unknown.

He married Mary Edmiston.

Thomas McSpadden and Mary Edmiston had the following child:

+ 2 i. Moses2 McSpadden Sr. was born about 1752. 

Children of THOMAS MCSPADDEN and DOROTHY EDMISTON are: i. SARAH3 MCSPADDEN, b. Abt. 1745. ii. ALEXANDER MCSPADDEN, b. Abt. 1746; d. Sep 1787. iii. THOMAS MCSPADDEN, b. 12 Mar 1747/48; d. 11 May 1833; m. MARY AMANDA SCOTT, Abt. 1775.


Thomas MCSPADDEN (Jr.) [48]

BIRTH: 12 MAR 1748 DEATH: 11 MAY 1833 BURIAL: MAY 1833 Father: Thomas MCSPADDEN Mother: Mary EDMISTON

Family 1: Mary Amanda SCOTT MARRIAGE: 1775 ABT Samuel MCSPADDEN Jenny MCSPADDEN Rosanne (Anne) MCSPADDEN John Newberry MCSPADDEN Sarah MCSPADDEN Thomas Craighead MCSPADDEN William E. (Billy) MCSPADDEN Margaret (Peggy) MCSPADDEN Arthur MCSPADDEN Cynthia MCSPADDEN Robert D. MCSPADDEN Elizabeth MCSPADDEN

iv. ARCHIBALD MCSPADDEN, b. Mar 1749/50; d. Bet. 1840 - 1841. v. JOHN MCSPADDEN, b. Mar 1749/50; d. 1798. vi. ISABEL MCSPADDEN, b. 1752; d. Bef. 1820. vii. MOSES MCSPADDEN, SR., b. 1754; d. 14 Aug 1827; m. SARAH JANE WHITESIDES; b. Abt. 1754; d. Aft. 1826.


Second Generation 2. Moses2 McSpadden Sr. (Thomas1) was born about 1752. Moses died August 14, 1827 at 75 years of age.

He married Sarah Jane Whitesides about 1776. Sarah was born about 1754. Sarah died after 1826.

Moses McSpadden Sr. and Sarah Jane Whitesides had the following children:

+ 3 i. Moses3 McSpadden Jr.. 
+ 4 ii. Margaret McSpadden was born June 22, 1780. 
+ 5 iii. Jane McSpadden was born about 1782. 
+ 6 iv. Thomas McSpadden was born 1784. 
+ 7 v. Rebecca McSpadden was born 1794. 
+ 8 vi. John McSpadden Capt. was born about 1799. 


122 Sarah Jane WHITESIDES (R:2598), born abt 1754.

                      She married (1) Moses MCSPADDEN (R:2597) (M-1408).

Moses, son of Thomas MCSPADDEN (R:2592) and Mary EDMISTON

                      (R:2593), born in 1754 at Rockbridge Co., Virginia;

died on 24 Aug 1827 at Washington Co., Virginia; buried in

                      Aug 1827 at Green Spr.Presby, Washington Co., Virginia.
                          both the Mormon files and Anna B. McSpadden

confirm much of this family data.

                          Rev. War Vet. Additional info from records of

Donna Jean Ford.

                          He is listed in the Roster of Revolutionary

Soldiers from Abingdon, Virginia,

                          in the "Annals of Tazwell County, Virginia" by

John Newton Harman, Sr.

                     +   183 F      i Margaret (Peggy) MCSPADDEN (R:4932).
                     +   184 F     ii Jane MCSPADDEN (R:4933).
                     +   185 M    iii Thomas M. MCSPADDEN (R:4273).
                     +   186 M     iv Moses MCSPADDEN Jr. (R:4934).
                     +   187 F      v Rebecca MCSPADDEN (R:4935).
                     +   188 M     vi Capt. John MCSPADDEN (R:4936).

viii. SAMUEL "GPS" MCSPADDEN, b. 19 Oct 1756, near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia; d. 03 Aug 1844, Tennessee; m. (1) SARAH E. KEYES; m. (2) NANCY HARRIS.


Samuel McSpadden was born in VA in 1756 died in TN in 1844. Buried in Dandridge TN in the center of town. His first wife was Sarah Keys and his second wife was Nancy Harris. In the D.A. R. Lineage Book #13 member # 13957 the service record of Samuel McSpadden during the Revolutionary War can be used to support descendants claims. He enlisted from Rockbridge County VA. He received a pension when he died in Jefferson County TN. (Hicks, 1926).

In 1910, Lucinda Giles, sister of Jessee and Nica, is living with Hannibal McSpadden her brother in law. The McSpadden family has deep roots in eastern Tennesse and and Virginia. Hannibal McSpadden's father was Samuel Keyes McSpadden. Samuel K. McSpadden was born January 30, 1798. Samuel's parents Samuel McSpadden and Sarah Keys/Keyes. Samuel was born October 10, 1756 near Lexington, Rockbridge County, VA. Sarah Keys may have been the widow of Roger Keys and the daughter of William Adair. Samuel and Sarah had nine children. After the death of Sarah, Samuel married Nancy Harris and had eleven more children. His home is still standing at Strawberry Plains, Jefferson County, Tennesse. Samuel's parents were Thomas and Nancy. Thomas McSpadden was born about 1730. He came to America possibly with the Lyle family from Ireland. They were originally of Scottish descent. He purchased land in the Borden Tract in what is now Rockbridge County, VA. In 1750, he was one of the founding members of the TimberRidge Presbyterian Church just north of Lexingon which still stands today. Samuel first married a Jane Henderson, who was born 1821. He later married a Patsy , who was born about 1805. Samuel Keyes McSpadden was living in Monroe County, Tennesse in 1850 with his wife, Patsy 45, Hannibal 23, Arnold 21, Thomas 13, Nice 12, Nancy 7 Constantine 6, Lauretta Davis 22, and Lucretia age 2. It is not known when Jessee Giles passed away. He may have been buried in New Providence Cemetery in Tellico Plains, in Monroe County, Tennesse.

Bible of Samuel McSpadden, Sr. Who Lived near Shady Grove

From transcriptions prepared by W. A. Lyle, of Jefferson County, and subsequently typed and published by the Works Progress Administration under the title Jefferson County Bible Records.  Transcribed for this site from the WPA volume by Doris Kinser Fountain.  Researchers Note:  this is a transcription of a transcription of a transcription.  Therefore, every item must be verified through separate sources.

Possession: Misses Lucy & Faye Caldwell, New Market, TN, RFD. Transcription: Aug. 21, 1937


Children of the first family of Samuel McSpadden: Nancy McSpadden born Feb. 9, 1783 Ginney McSpadden born Sept. 11, 1784 Betsey McSpadden born May 10, 1786 Sally McSpadden born Feb. 12, 1788 Peggy McSpadden born Feb. 8, 1790 Kezie & Dorcas McSpadden born Feb. 10, 1792 John McSpadden born Oct. 29, 1793 Samuel Keys McSpadden born Jan. 30, 1798

Children of the 2nd family of Samuel McSpadden: Polly Berry McSpadden born July 13, 1800 Ethel Jack McSpadden born Nov. 11, 1801 Polly Berry McSpadden born July 13, 1800 Ethel Jack McSpadden born Nov. 11, 1801 Martha Keys McSpadden born Mar 27, 1803 Thomas Henderson McSpadden born Oct. 20, 1804 Milton Harris McSpadden born May 4, 1806 Evaline & Alva McSpadden born Jan. 21, 1808 Robert Henderson McSpadden born Dec. 17, 1809 Thankful Emily McSpadden born July 15, 1812 Catherine Melissa McSpadden born Oct. 16, 1814 The babe & 7th son born Oct. 25, 1817 The above taken from the old Family Bible of by (sic) Sam H. Love

Samuel McSpadden was born Oct. 19, 1756 and died Aug. 3, 1844 Nancy, his second wife, was born Aug. 24, 1775, and died Jan. 1, 1839

LOVE-L Archives

From: SUE BUCKNER <> Subject: Re: [LOVE-L] My line of Loves Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 17:39:27 -0500 (EST)

July, I don't see anything that could match. My Samuel A. Love was born in 1830, I have no idea of any brothers, or sisters or who his parents were. Thanks for your reply.


At 08:46 PM 7/8/99 -0500, you wrote: >Dear Lois, > >>Regarding your Love's from Knox County TN. >>My Love's were from Knox County also. Although none of the names you listed >>match with mine, would you have anything on the following Love's who were >>from "Love's Creek" in Knox County? >> >>Drury Payne Love, b <1842 Jefferson TN., married Nancy Josephine McMillan, >b >>July 26, 1846 Jefferson TN., died January 1918 in Love's Creek, Knox County >>TN. >>All of their children listed below were born at Love's Creek, Knox County, >TN: >> Hugh Payne Love b estimated 1886 >> Bruce Eldon Love b Sept 21, 1874 >> Gaynes McMillan Love b Nov 24, 1882 >> Fred Thompson Love b Sept 7, 1884 > >Drury Paine Love is the son of Samuel Hannibal Love and his wife Margaret >Cunningham Armstrong. He had two wives, Josephine McMillan and Annie E. >Greene. Josephine is dau of Gaines McMillan and Mary Ann Goddard. No info >on family of Annie Greene. > >By his 1st wife (josephine) he had Anna Margaret b. 9 July 1876, d. 12 Jul >1882; >Bruce Eldon; Mary Alice b. 15 Feb 1880, 13 July 1882; Gaines McMillan; >Frederick Thompson; Hugh Paine, Drury Edgar b. 23 Aug 1890, d. 20 May 1891. >By his 2nd wife he had Ross and Rose. > >Samuel Hannibal Love b. 20 Jan 1808, Richland, Rhea Co Tn, m/ 28 Jun 1832, >Knox Co, m/2 12 May 1858, Knox Co TN, d. 21 Aug 1897 Knox Co Tn. Son of >John Love and Nancy McSpadden. > >John Love b. 13 Mar 1776, ?Caswell Co NC?, m. 16 Jun 1801 KNox Co Tn to >Nancy McSpadden, m/2 5 Jan 1843 Knox Co TN to Emily (Millie) Barnwell. > >Nancy McSpadden b. 9 Feb 1783 VA, d. 28 NOv 1841 Knox Co TN, dau of Samuel >McSpadden and Sarah E. Keyes. John died Aug 1851, KNox Co TN. > >Margaret Cunningham Armstrong b. 23 Jul 1811, d. 31 Aug 1856, dau of Robert >Armstron and Elizabeth Wear. > >(John Love is brother to my Isaac Love, both are sons of Samuel Love Sr of >Knox Co TN who died in April 1826.) > >Sources: Lyle Family by Oscar Lyle; Descendants of E. TN Pioneers by >Edwards and Roberts; Family History notes from Mr. Madison Love Jamieson; >Love's Valley by Jolee Love; Old Love Genealogical Quarterlies; (new) Love >Genealogical quarterlies; Various Knox Co TN records; and, Tennessee >Cousins by W.S. Ray. > >Hope this helps you out. > >Judy Germann >

Notes "GPS" - "Gun Powder Sam" "Way Back When" by Anna B. McSpadden shows notes as follows:

Born Oct 10, 1756. marr. (1) Polly Berry, (2) Sarah Keyes, 1782, Rockbridge, VA. marr. (3) Nancy Harris in TN.

Rev. War Vet. On Feb. 7, 1834, Samuel McSpadden appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Jefferson County and applied for a pension for his services in the Revolutionary War.

He stated that he was 78, that in 1775, in Rockbridge County, Virginia, he was drafted, reported at Lexington, VA, and enrolled in Captain Charles Campbell's Company, commanded by Colonel Dickerson. That he marched to Point Pleasant on the Ohio River, where he served as a private for 3 months, and received a discharge which he lost.

In 1776, he was drafted again, enrolled in McDowell's Company, marched to Donley's Fort on the frontier of Greenbrier County, Virginia, commanded by Colonel Donley. He helped guard the fort for 3 months, received a discharge which he also lost. His pension was granted.

Samuel McSpadden (1756-1844) came to Jefferson Co., TN in 1792 and claimed his large land grant which he received from the government as part payment for his military service in the Revolutionary War. He first built a log home down the hill from the present home.

Old Pete, committed to Alva McSpadden's care as long as he should live, lived in the "Old Brick" until his death. He probably was a child at the time of Samuel's death. He died after 1892. Samuel built "The Old Brick", the ancestral home in Jefferson Co. in 1804.

He made the gun powder used by Andrew Jackson to win the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.

Justin Oliver McSpadden has a story about the delivery of the gunpowder to New Orleans and Sam's subsequent efforts to collect from the Government. The details of this story are also written in Anna McSpadden's book - "Way Back When".

Twice married and had 20 children. (Some reports say married three times but no issue of the first marriage).

The book "Tennessee Cousins" page 98 shows Samuel and an as-yet unidentified "James" McSpadden as elders of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church at Dandridge in 1816.