Person:James Spilman (1)

Dr. James Fisher Spilman
m. 12 Sep 1790
  1. Dr. James Fisher Spilman1793 - 1874
  • HDr. James Fisher Spilman1793 - 1874
  • W.  Agnes Payne (add)
m. 4 Apr 1821
m. 3 Nov 1825
  1. Charles Harvey Spilman1833 - 1904
  2. Margaret Spilman1835 - 1883
  3. Alexander Carraway Spilman1837 - 1919
m. 13 Dec 1841
Facts and Events
Name[1] Dr. James Fisher Spilman
Alt Name[2] James F. Spillman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Aug 1793 Mercer, Kentucky, United States
Marriage 4 Apr 1821 Pope co., Illinois, United StatesJames F. Spilman and Agness W. Payne were married.
to Agnes Payne (add)
Marriage 3 Nov 1825 Mississippi, United Statesto Margaret Carraway
Census[2] 1 Jun 1840 Hillsboro, Montgomery co., Illinois, United StatesJames F. Spillman was the head of a household which included one male [Alexander] and one female [Margaret] under age 5, one male [Charles] from age 5 to 10, one male [James, Jr.] from age 10 to 15, one female [Mary] from age 15 to 20, and one male [James, the householder] from age 40 to 50. One person was recorded to be employed as an engineer.
Marriage 13 Dec 1841 Macoupin co., Illinois, United StatesJames F. Spilman and Sarah V. Harlan were married.
to Sarah Vance HARLAN
Retirement[1] 1868
Death[1] 1 May 1874 Bunker Hill, Macoupin, Illinois, United States
Occupation[1] physician

James Fisher Spilman was born 3 August 1793,[1] in Garrard (formerly part of Mercer) Co., Kentucky, to Benjamin and Nancy Jane (Rice) Spilman, who were originally from Virginia.

At the age of 19, James joined a company under the command of General Hopkins, organized to protect the frontier during the war of 1812, and served until the close of the campaign.[1]

After the war James began the study of medicine under Dr. Throckmorton at Princeton, Kentucky. After seven years, working as an assistant, he embarked on his own. He received a certificate from the Medical Society of the Third Medical District of Illinois. He afterward received a diploma from the O'Fallon Medical Society of St. Louis, conferring the degree of doctor of medicine, and electing him to honorary membership.[1]

After some years in Kentucky and Illinois, James moved to a plantation near Yazoo City, Mississippi. As his practice increased in size, he took in his younger brother, Dr. C. H. Spilman.[1]

After his wife's death, James removed from Mississippi to Illinois, traveling by steamer up the Mississippi River to St. Louis. After re-marriage, in June 1844, he settled in Edwardsville, Madison Co., and continued his practice until retiring from business in 1868, whereupon he removed to Bunker Hill, Macoupin Co.[1]

James became a member of the Presbyterian church early in life and remained devoted. He was influential in the organization of the church in Edwardsville.[1]

At age 81, James died 1 May 1874, at Bunker Hill, Macoupin Co., Illinois, as the result of an accident.[1]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Norton, W. T. (ed.). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois and Its People, 1812-1912. (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1912), 1:392.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Montgomery, Illinois, in United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, roll 66 (FHL #0007643), p 364, ln 2, James F. Spillman household, [digital image,].