walls of this old house once resonated with the laughter of Jacob and
Gay Spikerís nine children. Over the years, the sounds of daily
activities that once echoed through the halls lessened, as daughters
moved on to college and sons marched off to war.
even though the children ventured away from the homestead, they never
tarried too long or traveled too far. They always followed their hearts back
home to gather at the Spiker Family Farm.
days the old house once again rings out with the laughter of children.
It is the laughter of the generations that followed. Here we gather to
celebrate, to commemorate and to honor our heritage and wrap ourselves
in the warm embrace of our family and our family home.
Scattered across the land and separated by many miles, itís not
easy for family to
regularly gather at the homestead. To
help bridge the gap, the Spiker Family Gathering Place was
created. Over time, this site will grow from a place to share
stories and catch up on the latest family news to a virtual scrapbook,
tracing our family tree and recording our great history.
Photo of the Spiker Family Farm located
in Oxford, West Virginia.
Click on any of the "rooms" in the photograph.