Photo Friday—Lucy O’Kelley Spratlin

Lucy Frances O’Kelley Spratlin.

Lucy was born on 15 Oct 1885, probably in Madison County, Georgia, and grew up there and in Bucks Branch, Clarke County, Georgia.

She married John Franklin Spratlin on 24 Jul 1904 in Oconee County, Georgia, and they resided there until around 1926 when they resided in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. They had eight children, one who apparently died before the age of 10.

John passed away in 1928, and she removed to a farm in Arcade, Jackson County, Georgia, with the six minor children. The boys worked at a cotton mill as early as age 14 according to the 1930 and 1940 US Census. There were 9 cotton mills in nearby Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, at the time.

We find Lucy living in Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, in the 1940 US Census, and in Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, when she passed away on 16 Feb 1976. She is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park, Spruce Lawn 1, in Athens.

Lucy Frances O’Kelley (1885-1976) is 2nd great-grandmother of MKS in the Spratlin branch.

[1] KMS Family Genealogy Digital Archive, Jacqueline Anne Knight Spratlin collection (photograph).