Moses Clarke Spalding
|Also Known As:||"Clark", "Clarke"|
|Birthplace:||St Marys County, Maryland|
|Death:||Died in Franklin, KY, USA|
Son of Thomas Spalding and Henrietta Spalding
|Occupation:||Revolutionary War Soldier|
|Managed by:||Peggy (Spalding) Crabtree|
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About Moses Clarke Spalding
A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND. DAR Ancestor # A132521
Clarke Spalding was drafted into the St. Mary's Co MD militia in 1777 as a private; he was listed on "Muster Rolls of SMCo."  He was listed as an "Army Draught" on July 27, 1781 ; however, he was discharged from service circa August 4, 1781, by Colonel Uriah Forrest for "humanitarian reasons." Col. Uriah Forrest interceded with Maryland Gov. Lee. Col. Forest wrote: "Clarke Spalding & Luke Mattingly are very poor, rent land, and have a number of children who must inevitably starve if the men are not permitted to return. The men bring the recommendations from Col. Richard Barnes." [7-8]
Johnson, Joseph. "The Spalding Family of MD & KY," p. 21.
•Name: Moses Clark SPALDING
•Given Name: Moses Clark
•Birth: in MD
•Death: AFT 1813 in Franklin Co., KY
Served in the Revolutionary War and was called CLARK, was "poor, rents land, has a number of children" and therefore he would not be drafted into the Revolutionary War (MARYLAND ARCHIVES 47:387), moved to Franklin Co., KY.
Clarke Spalding was drafted into the St. Mary's Co MD militia in 1777 as a private; he was listed on "Muster Rolls of SMCo."  He was listed as an "Army Draught" on July 27, 1781  ; however, he was discharged from service circa August 4, 1781, by Colonel Uriah Forrest for "humanitarian reasons." Col. Uriah Forrest interceded with Maryland Gov. Lee. Col. Forest wrote: "Clarke Spalding & Luke Mattingly are very poor, rent land, and have a number of children who must inevitably starve if the men are not permitted to return. The men bring the recommendations from Col. Richard Barnes."
He and his extended family left St. Mary's Co., MD and headed for KY most likely by flatboat down the Ohio River and settled in Lincoln Co., KY.
On May 20, 1794, in Lincoln County, the clerk of the county court wrote an order to "bind out Aaron Spalding, about twelve years old, to Francis Spilman & Rebecca Erskine Spilman to learn the trade of shoemaker, it appearing that Moses Clarke Spalding, father to the said Aaron , does consent to proper provision for his maintenance and education." Many children were bound or indentured to learn trades. Aaron Spalding became a shoemaker's apprentice beginning his lifework. His occupation "tanner" was listed in Judge Charles W. Spalding's "Spalding Memorial" by the Indiana family of his oldest son, William DeCoursey Spalding, who became a Baptist minister in Withamsville, Ohio. It was
revealing that the oldest son, alone among Aaron's children, listed his father's birthplace a s Maryland on the 1860 Census of Clermont County, Ohio.
Moses Clarke Spalding indentured his other children from May to October of 1794 in Mercer County: Thomas to shoemaker John Hughes; Charles to saddler Robert Mitchell, then to David Sutton, hatter; Nancy to Benjamin Fields, weaver, then to John Little; Joseph to blacksmith William Hall.
"Lincoln Co Ky Court Order Book 4," 1791-1794," p. 310.
Spalding, Charles W., "Spalding Memorial," Chicago: Am. Pub. Co, 1897, Appendix
III, "Maryland Spalding," p. 998.
1860 US Census of Clermont Co., Ohio, p. 250.
A full account of the Spilman's can be found at:
Melville, Malcolm L, "Spilman Papers," privately printed, Forestville, CA, May
1965, Chapter IV: "Francis Frank Spilman," pp. 47-71.
Father: Thomas SPALDING b: 1715 in St. Mary's Co., MD
Mother: Henrietta CLARKE
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
1. Joseph E. SPALDING b: 15 Oct 1780 in MD
2. Aaron SPAULDING b: ABT 1782 in St. Mary's Co., MD
3. Charles SPALDING b: ABT 1784 in St. Mary's Co., MD
4. Thomas SPALDING b: ABT 1786
5. Nancy SPALDING b: ABT 1788
SPALDING, MOSES CLARK
Ancestor #: A132521
Service: MARYLAND Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: (ANTE) 1756 ST MARYS CO MARYLAND
Death: (POST) 1810 FRANKLIN CO-LIV KENTUCKY
Service Source: CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S, VOL.4 #7 P.46
Service Description: 1) SIGNED OATH OF ALLEGIANCE 1778
1810 United States Federal Census
about Moses C Spalding
Name: Moses C Spalding
Free White Males 45 and Over: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 1
Moses Clarke Spalding's Timeline
St Marys County, Maryland
October 15, 1780
St. Mary's Co.,MD
St. Mary's Co,MD
St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
St. Mary's Co,MD
St. Mary's Co,MD
Franklin, KY, USA