splased wooten deadend

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I have come to a deadend finding anything on this person other than a 1860 federal census in Ky,
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retagged by Keith Hathaway
The census has his first name as Spalsed and the question has it as Splased. Does he have a middle name? The census has his wife, I assume as Patry, but could it be Patty?
Name: Rubin Wooten
Death Date: 22 Jun 1919
Death Location: Russell, Kentucky, USA
Age: 83
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1836
Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's name: Spotwood Wooten
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Mother's name: Praty Pern
Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky


Name: Ruben Wooton
Age: 12
Birth Year: abt 1838
Home in 1850: District 2, Clinton, Kentucky
Gender: Male
Family Number: 364
Household Members:
Name Age
Spetswell Wooton 37
Praty Paige Wooton 37
Nancy Wooton 16
Sarah Wooton 14
Ruben Wooton 12
John Wooton 10
Jacob Wooton 8


So his name is either Spotswell or Spotwood.

Ancestry.com members have him listed as Spotwood "Pott" Spalsed Wooten.
Name: S Wooten
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Tennessee
Sources: 425


Name: S. Wooten
State: TN
County: Blount County
Township: Dist. 11 -male Voters-
Year: 1891
Page: 2480
Database: TN 1891 Voters List


Thank You so much for helping me,i am very new at this! This all began with my daughter and g-kids asking a zillion questions i could not even begin to answer, myself and them are so eager to find out as much as possible about my Wooten family and why there seems to be a silence within our family concerning them and where they all came from . i would like to ask if there was a father or mother listed for Spotwood, Spalsed Wooten when you found the info on him ?  All but two members of those who knew or could remember any history are now deceased, so i am dependant upon what info i can dig up or from those who help me find this info, Again ,Thank You for all you have done and if any help you in who what where in my search will be greatly appreciated!      Ben Wooten
I'm sorry I can't find a father or mother for him.


Tried to find info on the origin of the Wooten surname, but surnamedb.com did not have it. They did have the surname of Ruben's wife (her maiden name wasBunch). You may want to try looking up other surnames there as they have origin info on many and they don't charge for the information. 


This very unusual surname recorded in the spellings of Bunch, Bunche and Bunce, is believed to be of Middle English pre 14th century origins. However it derives from the word 'bunche', itself a development of the German 'bunz', meaning a barrel. As such the name was probably a medieval nickname for a portly or rotund person, one who resembled a barrel, although it is also possible the name is occupational for a maker or user of a particular type of barrel, perhaps one associated with German wines which were becoming popular at that time. In defining the precise meaning of early surnames, one must be cautious about applying twentieth century translations to 13th century words, and it maybe that the original 'meaning' was quite different in context to today. What is certain is that names which had unpleasant connotations rarely became hereditary, whilst this surname is not only one of the earliest on record, as shown below, but has remained basically unchanged since. Early examples of the surname recording include William Bunche in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Cambridge in 1327, whilst one of the first English settlers to the new colonies of the West Indies and Virginia was Joseph Bunce, who embarked from Gravesend, on the ship 'Peter Bonaventure of London', bound for Barbados. His subsequent fate is not known. A coat of arms also granted in Kent has the blazon of a blue field, on a fess between three silver boars, three blue eagles. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey Bunch, which was dated 1195, the Pipe Rolls of the county of Northampton, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as 'The lionheart', 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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2 Answers

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Best answer
Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953,

Rubin Wooten born Feb 22 1836, June 22 1919, Russell County Kentucky,

Father Spotwood Wooten, Mother Praty Pern.

1850 Census,Listed as Spetswell Wooten, Wife Patry, 5 children,

The Census taker would write what he thought he heard,a lot of people could not

read write or spell.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (915k points)
selected by Betty Fox
+3 votes
Thank You, and yes it is spelled Spalsed and no known middle name for him, Patry could be Patty and also i talked with an elderly relative and was given a last name of Pern for her. She also said they called her Patry because her real name was Cleopatry Pern

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