from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
Thursday, January 2, 1908
Another Veteran Gone
In the death of Mr. Joseph Spalding, Washington County loses another one of her oldest and most esteemed citizens. He died at his home two miles north of Springfield on last Saturday and was buried from St. Dominic’s Church on Monday morning. Mr. Spalding had been in feeble health for the past eight or nine years and had been confined for the most part during that time to his home, so his death was not unexpected. Mr. Spalding was one of the very few survivors in this county of the Mexican War, he having served with distinction with the United States forces during that war and was honorably discharged and was drawing a pension at the time of his death. Mr. Spalding was born in August 1820 in Hickman County, Tennessee, and moved to this county in 1860 where he has been a successrul farmer and stock raiser. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Messrs. Joe and Richard Spalding, both of whom live at the home place.
Joseph Spalding, Kentucky Corp. 16 Inf. Mexican War
December 28, 1907, buried in St. Rose Cemetery