Person:Alexander Sproul (1)

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Alexander Sproul
b.BET 1758 AND 1759 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
d.1813
m. ABT 1758
  1. Alexander SproulBET 1758 AND 1759 - 1813
  2. James Sproulabt 1759 -
  3. Margaret SproulAbt 1760 -
  4. William 'Squire Billy' Sproul, Jr.1769 - 1837
  5. Nancy SproulBET 1770 AND 1771 - BEF 1806
  • HAlexander SproulBET 1758 AND 1759 - 1813
  • WJane Beardabt 1763 -
m. 15 May 1781
  1. Joseph Sproulest 1782-1792 -
  2. William Sproulest 1783-1793 -
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Name Alexander Sproul
Gender Male
Birth? BET 1758 AND 1759 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 15 May 1781 Augusta County, Virginiato Jane Beard
Death? 1813

Alexander Sproul was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 73.--__ _____, 1806. William Sproull's will--To wife, Susanna; son, James; son, Alexander; daughter, Margaret McCutchen; daughter Nemsey's children; son, William; son, Joseph; son, Oliver; daughter, Jane Weir; daughter, Sidney Beard; sons, John and Charles; daughters, Mary, Martha, Fanny; son, Samuel (to take profession). Executors, wife Susanna, sons William and John. Teste: Joseph and Samuel Beard, Michael Koonts. Proved, 22d July, 1806. Executors qualify.
  • Page 246.--26th February, 1817. Charles Sproul's will--To brother, John; sister, Jean Weir; sister, Mary Sproul; to brother, Joseph; brother, Oliver; sister, Martha Hutcheson; to sister, Fanny Thomson; sister Sidney Beard's children, viz: Polly, William, Susannah, Jeanatte, and John; to half-brother, James Sproul; to children of half-brother, Alexander Sproul; to half-sister, Margaret McCutchen; to Alexander Beard; to Wm. Beard; to Thomas Beard; to half-brother, William Sproul. Executors, brother John Sproul, Thos. Thomson. Teste: Joseph Beard, Hugh Dougherty, Ro. Hutchison. Proved, 28th April, 1817. Executors qualify.

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 5, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Sproul, Alexander, son of William and brother of James, entered service 1781 in Augusta County, Virginia, in Virginia regiment; married 5/15/1781 Jane (abt. age 18), daughter of William Beard, Augusta County, who resided then 4 miles from soldier's father's house; soldier & wife moved from there to Cumberland (area later Clinton county) Kentucky, where soldier and their son Joseph entered service for service in War of 1812; soldier died in that service in Ohio but Joseph came home safely; widow applied for pension 1845 in Clinton County, Kentucky, when son William made affidavit age 61 there; widow's pension application rejected; surname also spelled Sprowl. F-R10020.5, R2263.