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Spiller Family of Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois

By Thomas Hunter
Primary Source: Earl Weaver’s Family History1
Secondary Source: http://www.mindspring.com/~hunter-family

  1. Warrenton King Spiller – Land records of Prince William County, Virginia show that Warrenton was present in 1763. The family moved to Robertson County, Tennessee in 1783 buying land.

    Married – Lydia Farrow 1st

    1. Children –
      1. William Spiller

        Born – 1769 in Tennessee

        Died – 1851, Illinois

        Married – Winnifred Benson, sister to Elizabeth Benson, their brother deeded 20 acres of free land to Marion Illinois in 1839 to get it started.

      2. Lydia Spiller

        Born – 1771

        Died – 1843

        Married – John Duncan, 1786. John served in the Revolutionary War under George Rogers Clark. Born Culpepper Co., Virginia, John & Rachel Duncan who moved to Washington Co. Vir. in 1770. Father was killed by Indians in 1771/1774.

        Children –

        1. John Duncan Jr. died in Williamson Co. Illinois 1834
        2. through 13. children are unknown at this time
        3. Mary Moore Duncan

          Born – 5-5-1814 in Tennessee

          Died – 8-21-1896 in Illinois

          Married – Jacob Hunter – b. 1-18-1809, d. 12-21-1874 in Illinois

          Children –

          1. Thomas Riley Hunter, b. 10-19-1834, d. 8-25-1866
            Mar. to Susan Sanders
          2. Cynthia Ann Hunter, b. 10-22-1837, d. 5-11-1912
            Mar. Jesse Weaver
          3. Susan Elizabeth Hunter, b. 1840 – d. 1927
            Mar. John R. Powell
          4. Rachel M. Hunter, b. 1842 – d. 1919
            Mar. James Thomas Belcher
          5. George Washington Hunter, b. 1846 – d. 1937
            Mar. Laura Jane Nase
          6. James Monroe Hunter, b. 1851 – d. 1930
            Mar. Frances Marion Rhea
          7. Lucina Eveline Hunter, b. 1853-d. 1933
            Mar. George Augustus Newton
          8. Sarah J. Hunter Hunter, b. 1856-d. 1941
            Mar. George Jerome Aikman

    Married 2nd – Luannah Nicholson

    Children –

    1. Benjamin Spiller

      Born –

      Died –

      Married – Elizabeth Benson

      Children – 10 or 12 children

      1. William Spiller
      2. Elijah Spiller, founded Spiller Town
      3. Frances Spiller, b. 1810, d. 1884

        Mar. William Duncan, 1807/1877

        Children – Milo L. Duncan mar. Mary K. Ferges

      4. Lydia Spiller, b. 1819, d. 1876

        Mar. George Washington Hunter, brother of Jacob

        Born – December 23, 1811

        Died – September 7, 1878

        Children –

        1. James Luke Hunter – b. 1839, d. 1922
          Mar. Susan Ann Mariah Boyd
        2. Robert Hunter – died young
        3. William Benjamin Hunter – b. 1841, d. 1 Sept. 1864, Marietta, Ga. Civil War.
        4. Susan Elizabeth Hunter – b. 1847 – d. 1926
          Mar. Wilson Cawvey
        5. John Washington Hunter – b. 1850 – d. 1916
          Mar. Marinia Harris
        6. Warren Jacob Hunter – b. 1853 – d. 1930 – unwed
        7. Frances Lee Hunter – b. 1856 – d. 1918
          Mar. Marshall Armstrong Leigh & George Pike
        8. Henry Jackson Hunter – b. 1859 – d. 1932
          Mar. Laurie Dearborn
        9. Charles William Josh Allen Hunter – b. 1864 – d. 1939
          Mar. Rosie Elliott
      5. Elizabeth Spiller, b. 1818, d. 1885
        Mar. James A. Deason
        Children – ?
    2. Nancy Spiller – married Abraham Tippey, born in Tennessee
    3. Warrenton K. Spiller – married Celia Boren, born in Tennessee
    4. Elijah Spiller – Born 1803, Died 1861, born in Tennessee

1Earl Leland Weaver’s Family History: His Research and His Memories. Compiled, edited, and typed by Lois Weaver Kelly 1965-1975; Revised 2001. Computerized, updated, and reprinted by Zipra Hartwell Morgan. Z & M Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 1083, Manchaca, TX 78652.