Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Cpt. George SPIGNER

1. Captain George SPIGNER, born abt 1775 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died 1820 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, son of John Samuel SPIGNER. He married Ann Barbara SAYLOR.

Notes for George SPIGNER: The Spigener and Oliver families lived close to each other in South Carolina on land near the junction of Beaver Creek and the Congaree River. In 1818 George Spigener owned nearly seven hundred acres, which he worked with ten slaves. When he died two years later, Joel, only twenty-two at the time, began building on his father's estate and by 1822 had added almost nine hundred acres to the family holdings.

Notes for Ann Barbara SAYLOR: In April 1835 Joel Spigener's mother took possession of 160 acres that her son had purchased for her in Alabama.

Children of George SPIGNER and Ann Barbara SAYLOR were as follows:

a. Harriet Saylor SPIGNER. She married Daniel PAULLING, died abt 1833 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

b. Joel SPIGNER, born 1798 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. He married Sylvia LYKES.

Notes for Joel SPIGNER: In 1833, Joel Spigener was in Alabama. With him were his wife, Sylvia, three children, Lawrence, Frederick, and Eliza L. and his sister, Christianah. Slaves also were in the party, at least two females, Sally and Lucy, and five males, Joe, Sam, Arnold, Little Moses, and Big Moses. Big Moses and Little Moses belonged to William K. Oliver.

Notes for Sylvia LYKES: Possible sisters Ann and Susan Lykes.

c. Rebeckah Caroline SPIGNER, born 1 Mar 1806 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died in Elmore County, Alabama. She married in 1824 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina William Knodle OLIVER, born 4 Aug 1796 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 5 Jun 1861 in Elmore County, Alabama, son of Peter OLIVER and Christana KNODEL.

Notes for Rebeckah Caroline SPIGNER: On her grave her birth is 1 March 1806 but the old Spigener Bible lists it as March 2th, 1809.

Notes for William Knodle OLIVER: William K. Oliver, two years older than Joel Spigener (born 1798) was the son of Peter Oliver and Christana Knodle. The families lived close to each other in South Carolina on land near the junction of Beaver Creek and the Congaree River, and the boys grew up together. William K. married again after Caroline's death and his second wife is buried in the old Spigener cemetery near the old Oliver home, Elmore County. as well as their son J.T.P. Oliver who was killed in the War between the States.

d. Christianah SPIGNER, born 9 Sep 1812 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 25 Aug 1853 in Elmore Co., Alabama. She married in 1834 in Coosa Co., Alabama John JACKSON, born 14 Dec 1812 in St. Matthews, Orangeburg, South Carolina; died 6 May 1869 in Elmore Co., Alabama; buried in Ebenezer Cem., Elmore Co., Alabama, son of John JACKSON (SR) and Mary [---]. Died after the birth of her only son born 22 Aug 1853. Gravestone at Ebenezer Methodist Church near Deatsville, Alabama.

e. Lewilling SPIGNER. Arrived Alabama 30 Nov 1833.

f. William H. SPIGNER, born abt 1817 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina.

g. Ann Elizabeth Marcella SPIGNER, born 1819 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000.


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