Spivey Family

The Spiveys came to Burke from Renfro Prairie, probably with the Treadwells.

Moses Warren Spivey

Moses Warren Spivey lived near Stephen Treadwell in 1870 at Renfro Prairie. He was born in Alabama in 1829 and came to Angelina County from Nacogdoches County sometime after 1860. He married Nancy Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Thomas Payne Smith and Elizabeth J. Davis. Moses is buried at Renfro Cemetery #1 at Renfro Prairie.

Thomas Sherwood Spivey, M.D.

Thomas Sherwood Spivey, a son of Moses, was born in Nacogdoches County in 1857. He was a physician trained at Vanderbilt Medical School, who practiced at Burke for many years. About 1885 he married Laura Arrington, daughter of Burke pioneer Stephen J. Arrington. Apparently Laura died about 1890, and he then married Birdie Ellis Warner, a niece of Harvey Belote, in 1892. She died in 1899 and is buried at the Belote-Spivey Cemetery at Burke. One source says that he married Birdie's sister Anne Belle Warner after 1900. Thomas Sherwood Spivey died in 1908.

Thomas Sherwood Spivey had the following children:

Maddin was Laura's son.

Their son Maddin married Burke resident Lillie Henington. He moved to Lufkin and practiced civil engineerinig.

Maddin and Lillie's son Dr. Dan Spivey was a prominent physician in Lufkin and is now retired.



  1. 1900 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, Page 18, Dwelling 174 (Thomas Sherwood Spivey)
  2. 1880 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 1, Page 26, Dwelling 219 (Warren Spivey)
  3. 1870 Census, Angelina County
  4. Arzy Johnson Squyres, Personal recollections as told to M. Lee Murrah
  5. Dr. Dan Spivey, Perrsonal recollections
  6. One World Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=91196879
  7. One World Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=135967991
  8. FamilySearch.com