Spoor, Willam Barnabas
Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 2nd MO CAV
Service: 2nd MO CAV, or 2nd MO INF
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Birth: 08/10/1836, Clarenceville, PQ, Canada
Burial: High Prairie Cemetery, Elmo, MO
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 117143508
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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High Prairie Cemetery, Elmo, MO
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William Barnabas Spoor, a Confederate soldier imprisoned at Fort Delaware, wrote a letter to his brother, Austin O. Spoor, of Alburg, a private in Company K, Eleventh Vermont Infantry. The letter, dated July 19, 1863, defended the South.
Austin O. Spoor, son of Orange Spoor and Fanny Friot, had an elder brother, William Barnabas, b. 8/10/1836, in Clarenceville, PQ (where Austin was also born). According to the Spoor Genealogy, William B. Spoor lived in Nodaway County, Missouri, where he died 7/29/1890. There was only one William Spoor in Confederate rosters, and he was a member of the 2nd Missiouri Cavalry, although the family genealogy says it was Co. E, 2nd Missouri Infantry.
Source: Vermont Historical Society has a photocopy of the letter.
Marie A. Underwood, The Spoor Family in America…, (The New Era Printing Co., Lancaster, PA, 1901), pp. 86-87, 89
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