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John Sproul, of Borden Tract and Jackson River
  • HJohn Sproul, of Borden Tract and Jackson River1721 - 1796
  • WMargaret Paul1739 - 1815
m. BEF 1759
  1. Ann Sproul1760 -
  2. William Sproul1762 -
  3. Robert Sproul1764 -
  4. Alexander Sproul1766 -
  5. Rosannah Sproul1769 -
  6. Mary Sproul1771 -
  7. John Sproul1773 -
  8. John Sproul1775 -
  9. Robert Sproul1778 - 1807
  10. James Sproul1781 - 1850
  11. Margaret Sproul1783 -
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Name John Sproul, of Borden Tract and Jackson River
Gender Male
Birth? 1721 County Tyrone, Ireland
Marriage BEF 1759 to Margaret Paul
Death? 1796 Bath County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisitions in Augusta County, VA

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John Sproul's land (Beverley Manor SW, 194 acres, 15 May, 1753) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.




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John Sproul's land (Borden Tract SW, 250 acres, 1768) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 292.--15th May, 1753. Samuel Houston to John Sprowl, 194 acres in Beverley Manor on Beverley Manor and Borden's lines; John Montgomery's line; corner Patrick Hays; corner Robert Ramsey, part of 380 acres purchased by Samuel from Wm. Robinson. Teste: Thomas Paxton, James Edmiston, Francis Beatcy. {on SE Bordon Tract line}
  • Page 299.--17th May, 1753. Col. James Pattern (Patton) to John Sproul, 285 acres patented 3d November, 1750. Drafts of James. {nearby just to the South in Bordon Tract}
  • Page 200.—17th August, 1768. Borden's executors to John Sproul, £10, 250 acres, part of 92100, corner Andrew Steel and Wm. Alexander; corner Robert Telford. Robert Lowry's line. (Borden Tract)


Will of John Sproul

From "Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842", by Jean Randolph Bruns, pg. 11:


  • pg. 82 - Will of John Sproul - dated Jan. 25, 1796.
Beq: to wife Margaret, 70 pounds
sons William and Alexander and daughter Anne McCallister 5 shillings
son John - 8 pounds
daughter Mary - 25 pounds
grandson Andrew Robinson - 3 pounds
to two sons Robert and James - plantation
Exec: Wife and John McKee
Wit: John Robinson, John Damron and John Marlin
Probated


More on John Sproul

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John Sprowl – Settler of Bordon’s Tract 1753, then Jackson River 1770 1721?-1796

Wife - Margaret  

John Sprowl was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1721. He married Margaret Paul who was born in Scot-land 17391. (Name spelled Sproul often in earlier records but later Sprowl.)

First Augusta County Records of John Sprowl in 1753 – - Communicant at Timber Ridge signing call of Rev John Brown{about 6 mi. NE of Lexington}

- Purchased 194 acres in Beverly Manor {on SE Bordon Tract line}
- Purchased 285 acres on drafts of James {nearby just to the South in Bordon Tract}
- Road worker from North Fork of James {now Maury River} to Renix Road 

- Road worker from Edmonston’s Mill to Fork Meeting House

Location

– In 1753 John purchased land both in the lower area of Beverly Manor on the Bordon Tract line near Halfway Creek on a parcel first patented to William Robinson (194 ac) and a nearby 285 acre parcel in the Bordon Tract. He sold the Beverly land in 3 years but kept the Bordon land for at least 17 years, so most certainly lived there. He also bought another 250 acre parcel in 1768 in Bordon Tract but held that for only a year. These parcels may be located on the respective tract maps: Beverly Manor 17362and Bordon Tract 17393

John and Margaret moved on to Jackson River in 1770 to 85 acres on the Jackson River {now in BathCo}, known by name of “English Place.” This was purchased by John Sproul and wife Margaret for £20.

Children:

1. Ann, Feb 2, 1760, m. Garnett McAllister41792 2.-William, 1762, m. Jane Hamilton, 1785 3. Robert, 1764, died infant 4. Alexander, 1766, m. Elizabeth Right 1792 5. Rosanah, 1769, died young 6. Mary, 1771, m. John Rice of Monroe Co, WV, no children 7. John, 1773, died infant 8. John, 1775 9. Robert, 1778, d.1807 (app copy avail) s. 10. James, 1781, d. July 17, 1850 m. Sarrah Brison Rice, in Monroe, WV, Oct 5, 1809 Seven childred, including Rebecca Ann Sprowl Borthwick, mother of Ada Martindale. 11. Margaret, 1783 m. David Straton 1806, mother Margaret consents Located near Terrahaute

John Died 1796 – Bath Co, Va. Will proved Jan 1796, Devisees: Wife Margaret – £70 Sons William and Alexander and dau, Anne McCallister – 5 shilling Son John – £8 November 20058

1Ada Martindale (great granddaughter of John & Margaret) letter to Mrs. Alfred Beach – 1925. 2J.R.Hildebrand. The Beverley Patent, 1736 including original grantees 1738-1815, 1954. 3J.R.Hildabrand. Map Showing 92,100 Grant for Benjamin Borden, November 6, 1739, 1964. 4Descendants of Garrett McCallister and Anna Sprowl are found at http://millennium.fortunecity.com/donald/547/


Daughter Mary – £25 , bed and furniture Daughter Margaret – £25 Grandson Andrew Robinson – £3 Two sons Robert and James – plantation {on Jackson River} Executor: wife Margaret Sproul and John McKee

Margaret Died 1815 – Monroe Co, WV Will, Probated Dec 1815, Margaret Sprowl, relict of John Sprowl: Devisees: Son James Daughter Mary Rice Grandson Robert McKee Sprowl, s/o James Executors: son James, John Rice {son-in-law} Estate Appraisal – Monroe Co 1816 - $64.76 (copy avail)

Land and Location of Jackson River John Sprowl

John and Margaret Sprowl bought two parcels of land in 1753, located about six miles apart. One parcel of 194 acres was in Beverly Manor on the southern border adjacent to the Bordon Tract. This was part of the 1749 William Robinson 380 acre parcel shown on the Beverly Manor Map. This land was sold three yearslater.

1753 Augusta Deed Book No 5, p.292 Samuel Houston to John Sprowl, 194 acres in Beverley Manor onBeverley Manor and Borden's lines; John Montgomery's line; corner Patrick Hays; corner Robert Ramsey, part of 380 acres purchased by Samuel from Wm. Robinson. Teste: Thomas Paxton, James Edmiston, Francis Beatcy.

1756 Augusta Deed Book No 7, p.275 John ( ) Sproul, weaver, to William Purris, weaver, £45, 194 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed to John by Samuel Houston, a stony timber hill in John Montgomerey's and Beverley Manor's and Borden's patents line. Pat. Hays' cor.

The second parcel was of 285 acres located in the reaches of Cedar Creek, between today’s Fairfield and Mountain View, near I81 and about three miles SE of Brownsburg. 200 acres of this land is shown on the Bordon Tract map as the grant to James Patton in 1750. It is presumed that John and Margaret lived here until moving to the Jackson River.

1753 Augusta Deed Book No 5, p.299 Col. James Patton to John Sproul, 285 acres patented 3d November, 1750. Drafts of James. Sold when? Augusta, Botetourt, or Rockbridge records?

John and Margaret purchased an additional 250 acre parcel in 1768, reselling it in 1769. This was alsonearby, on the reaches of Goose Creek and about 2 miles East of Brownsburg

1768 Augusta Deed Book No 15, p.200 Borden's executors to John Sproul, £10, 250 acres, part of 92100, corner Andrew Steel and Wm. Alexander; corner Robert Telford. Robert Lowry's line.

1768 Rockbridge Conveyances in Borden Tract 1741-1780 Sproul, John (Margaret) 250 A, £10, 1768 corner to Andrew Steel and William – sold to Alexander Wilson, 1769, £40

1769 Augusta Deed Book No 15, p.381 John ( ) Sproul and Margaret to Alexander Wilson, £40, 250 acres ofBorden's tract; corner Andrew Steel and William Alexander; corner Robert Telford, Robert Lowry's line. Teste: Charles Campbell, Thomas Alexander, Robert Wardlaw. Delivered: Alexander Wilson, March, 177

After 27 years in the Bordon Tract, John and Margaret purchased land and moved to the Jackson River in today’s Bath County.

1770 Bath The Lewis Land Grant Lewis, Thomas---560—BC—P, 1761—sold, 1761 to James and RobertAllen for 80p—280 A sold by the Allens, 1763, to John Young for 45p—sold by Young, 1766, toJohn Davis for 67p, and by latter to James Gregory, 1768 for 75p—280 A sold by Robert Allen, November 200510 1763, to John Davis for 100p, and 85 A sold by Davis, 1768, to David Tate for 17p, and by latter toJohn Sprowl, 1770 for 20p.

1770 Botetourt David Tate (Margaret) to John Sproul and wife Margaret, 85A, £20, on Jackson River, known byname as “English Place”