April 15, 1812, Greenville, Kentucky.

May 23, 1896, Flora, Illinois.

Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Illinois.


Spilman was the son of Benjamin Frank Spilman and Nancy Rice, and husband of Elizabeth Sarah Taylor. He practiced law for 18 years, then became a minister at age 46. As of 1880, he was a widower in Canton, Mississippi.

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