Ralph  Hill  Spaugh

          RALPH  HILL  SPAUGH  has practiced law at Columbus for over thirty years, and is a native of Bartholomew County, where his people were pioneers.  Mr. Spaugh is a descendant of  Adam Spaugh  or  Spaeh  as the name was originally spelled.  Adam Spaugh was a Moravian, and in 1688 joined the colony of Moravians in Western North Carolina, and his descendants have lived there for over two centuries.  Mr. Spaugh’s grandfather, Robert Spaugh, accompanied his parents on their removal from North Carolina to Indiana in 1832.  They made the journey by ox cart and settled in Hawk-Creek Township of Bartholomew County, where Robert Spaugh spent a long and active life as a stockman, merchant and farmer.  Ralph Hill
was born in Bartholomew County, September 22, 1875, son of  Phillip  and  Kate (Wray) Spaugh.  His mother was born in Shelby County, Indiana.  Phillip Spaugh was a native of Bartholomew County and for many years was in business at Hope, serving as postmaster of that town for four years.  Ralph Hill Spaugh was one of two children.  He was graduated with the A. B. degree from the University of Indiana in 1896 and graduated from the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis with the class of 1898.  He was admitted to the bar the same year and has practiced at Columbus since that year. Mr. Spaugh has been engaged in a general law practice and has always been interested in public affairs.  He was prosecuting attorney of the Ninth Judicial District in 1911-12.  He is a member of the Bartholomew County, Fourth Congressional District and Indiana State Bar Associations.  During the World war he was a patriotic speaker and served on committees and in other capacities in the promoting the success of the Liberty Loan, War Stamp and Red Cross drives.  He is a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, is a past-exalted ruler of the Elks and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He married Miss Lillian Phillip, of Dearborn County, Indiana.

Contributed by Lora Radiches:
This book has no cover, and no index, and no author.  I bought it on ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies.  I am not researching this family, just thought I would share.  I do not know anymore about these families or these surnames.  NOTE:  I don’t know if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no index.  I do not want to sell this book.  I am typing the biographies from it. -LR

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