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Samuel Sproul, of Back Creek in Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
b.BEF 1715
d.BEF 1 OCT 1773 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HSamuel Sproul, of Back Creek in Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VABEF 1715 - BEF 1773
  • WMargaret Unknown - BEF 1782
  1. Rebecca Sproul1733-1750 -
  2. Martha Sproul1733-1742 -
  3. Sarah SproulABT 1735 - BEF 1793
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Name Samuel Sproul, of Back Creek in Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? BEF 1715
Death? BEF 1 OCT 1773 Augusta County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Image:SproulSamuelfromLockhartJacobBeverleyNW.jpg

Samuel Sproul's land (Beverley Manor NW, 210 acres acquired from Jacob Lockhart sometime before 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.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 238.--__ ____, 175_. Jacob Lockhart and Mary to Samuel Sprowl, 210 acres in Beverley Manor. (Note: other records listed below that this tract is on "Back Creek" in Beverley Manor).

Processioning List of 1755

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:


  • Page 154.--1755: John Risk and John Shields processioned as follows, viz: For Robert Campbell, for James Hunter, for James Trotter, for John Shields, for James McCutchion, for Widow Campbell, for Widow Campbell, for Wm. Hunter, for Saml. McCutchen, for Thos. Berry, for John McCutchion, for David Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for Wm. Ledgerwood. for James Moffet, for Nathl. Davies, for Nichs. Leeper, for Danl. Downey, for George Peny, for Saml. Sprowl, for Thos. Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for James Clark, for John Shields, Jr., for David Cunningham, for Chas. Berry, for James Callison, for James Marten, for Josiah Richarts, for David Hays, for Alex. McFeeters, for James Gilmore, for James Lockhart, for Alex. Richey, for Jacob Lockhart, for John Peny, for Mathew Willson, for John Willson, for Widow Patterson, for John McCillery, for James McCillery, for Arter Hamilton, for Wm. Buntin, for Robert Gamel, for Jno. Buchanan, for Patrick Cooks (deceased), for David Richey; Wm. Brown (said he was going to leave his land and didn't care about it).

Records of Samuel Sproul in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Part 2. - May 16, 1753. To ye worshipful bench, if I be continued overseer of ye road from John Cambel's field to the town for this year, that you allow me William Ledgerwood. John Bigham, George Cambel, William McNabb, James Peevy, John Cambel, Thomas Peevy, Robert Young, taxable; John Black, taxable; David Stewart, Samuel Sprowl, James Miller, James Miles, Abram Miller; Mr. Wright, taxable; James Brown, Samuel Willson, John Cunningham--all for to keep the said road in repairs for the year 1753. (Signed) John Henderson. (Note: it appears that Samuel Sproul had acquired the tract from Jacob Lockhart before this date).
  • Page 127.--20th May. 1755. Beverley to John Kirkpatrick, £3, 200 acres in Beverley Manor; Thomas Kirkpatrick's old line by the Back Creek; Saml. Sprouls line.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 21, 1763. - (106) Samuel Sproul exempted from levy--great age and infirmity.
  • Page 78.--1st October, 1773. William Mitchell and Rebecca ( ), of 1st part; Margaret ( ) Sprowl, widow and relict of Samuel Sprowl, deceased, of 2d part; James Patterson and Sarah ( ) and Alex. Thompson and Martha ( ) of 3d part; George Peerey of 4th part. Samuel Sproul devised one-half of 210 acres to Mitchell with remainder in other half after death of widow; died leaving three daughters, who are women above. Mitchell has sold his interest to George Peerey. Delivered: George Peerey's son, February, 1782. (Note: as listed in this record, the three daughters of Samuel Sproul are 1), Sarah, who married James Patterson, 2), Martha, who married Alexander Thompson and 3), Rebecca, who married William Mitchell).
  • Page 221.-- Margret (mark) Spouel's will (of Tinkling Spring) -To be buried at discretion of Alexander Thompson, Sr.; to granddaughters, Agnes, Martha, Margret, Sarah Thompson; to son-in-law, Alexander Thompson, executor. Teste: James Spence, Mary Palmer, Robert Thompson. Proved, 19th February, 1782, by Spence and Thompson. (Note: Margaret was Samuel Sproul's wife).
  • Vol. 2 - Page 411. - Wm. Hogshead, infant, by James Hogshead, next friend, vs. John Bing.-- Writ, 18th March, 1795. James McNutt vs. Wm. Sprowl, devisee of Samuel Sprowl.--Writ, 1st August, '95. Notice given by plaintiff to take depositions of Robert Gamble, James Beard and other witnesses of the inhabitants of the Southwest Territory. Depositions of Saml. Henry, James Tedford and James Ewing before David Craig, James Gillespy and James Houston, in Blount County, Territory S. Ohio October 30, 1795, that they viewed 320 acres and appraised it. Depositions of Robert Gamble and James Beard before Thomas McCullock, James Gillespy and James Houston, in Blount County, Territory S. Ohio, 22d December, 1795, say: James Beard sent the pocket book and papers of Samuel Sprowl, deceased, to his house, and when William Sprowl came out to this Country, Ro. Gamble delivered the whole of the papers of Samuel, deceased, to William Sprowl. Covenant by Samuel Sprowl to convey land to McNutt, in Sevier County, State of Franklin, 18th September, 1781. (Note: perhaps a different Samuel?)

Information on Samuel Sproul

http://www.sproulfamily.net/ewvsf-4.pdf

Samuel Sproul – 1753 Settler on Back Creek d. 1773 wife – Margret d. 1782

First Augusta County Records of Samuel Sproul in 1753 –

- Purchase of 210 acres on a small branch of Back Creek in Beverly Manor, 3 ½ miles NNE of Set-tler William’s 1765 Locust Grove. {Back Creek runs through Middlebrook and Samuel was about a mile westward down that creek.} - Road worker from Cambell’s field to the town

Samuel was probably older than settlers William Sproul and John Sprow

- June 21, 1763: Samuel Sproul exempted from levy – great age and infirmity.

Location – - First settled about 3 ½ miles north of the later William the Settler homestead on Moffitt’s Creek - This land, first owned by Jacob Lockhart, may be located on map of Beverly Manor 1736 - Will refers to Margaret being of Tinkling Springs after Samuel died.

Children –-

- birth dates unknown: Sarah, Rebecca, Martha

Samuel died 1773 –

- Leaving 210 ac land: ½ wife Margret and ½ Wm Mitchell,
- Daughters: 

Rebecca m. William Mitchell Sarah m. James Patterson Martha m. Alexander Thompson children of Martha - Agnes, Martha, Margaret, Sarah, and Alexander Jr

Samuel's wife, Margret died 1781 – in her will: £20 each to her four granddaughters: Agnes, Martha, Margret, and Sarah Thompson“Then I will leave and bequeth my tiding mare and saddle and all my Munny in land and all my other Movable Estate unto my soninlaw Alexander Thompson” {copy of will in papers}

Misc Records of Samuel Sproul:

November 200513 5J.R.Hildebrand. The Beverley Patent, 1736, op. cit. November 200514 Back Creek Samuel Sproul – 1753 Settler Fm: s – Back Creek Samuel

Ref. Source CountyCat Date Fm First Name Notes Ch3-312Augusta Land 1753 s Samuel Aug. Co. Deed Book No 5, p.238, April, 1753. Jacob Lockhart and Mary to Samuel Sprowl, 210 acres in Beverley Manor.

Ch1-443Augusta Ct 1753 s Samuel Aug. Co. Court Judgments, May 16, 1753. To ye worshipful bench, if I be continued overseer of ye road from John Cambel's field to the town for this year, that you allow me {inc.}Samuel Sprowl, --all for to keep the said road in repairs for the year 1753. (Signed) John Henderson.

Ch3-337Augusta Land 1755 s Samuel Aug. Co. Deed Book No 6. P.127, 20th May. 1755. Beverley to John Kirkpatrick, £3, 200 acres in Beverley Manor; Thomas Kirkpatrick's old line by the Back Creek; Saml. Sprouls line. Ch2-441 Augusta Land 1755 s Samuel Augusta Parish Vestry Book p.154 – Procession, 1755 --1755: John Risk and John Shields processioned as follows, viz: For Robert Campbell, for James Hunter, for James Trotter, for John Shields, for James McCutchion, for Widow Campbell, for Widow Campbell, for Wm. Hunter, for Saml. McCutchen, for Thos. Berry, for John McCutchion, for David Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for Wm. Ledgerwood. for James Moffet, for Nathl. Davies, for Nichs. Leeper, for Danl. Downey, for George Peny, for Saml. Sprowl, for Thos. Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for James Clark, for John Shields, Jr., for David Cunningham, for Chas. Berry, for James Callison, for James Marten, for Josiah Richarts, for David Hays, for Alex. McFeeters, for James Gilmore, for James Lockhart, for Alex. Richey, for Jacob Lockhart, for John Peny, for Mathew Willson, for John Willson, for Widow Patterson, for John McCillery, for James McCillery, for Arter Hamilton, for Wm. Buntin, for Robert Gamel, for Jno. Buchanan, for Patrick Cooks (deceased), for David Richey; Wm. Brown (said he was going to leave his land and didn't care about it).

Ch1-106Augusta Ct 1763 s Samuel Aug. Co. Order Book VIII, p106, June 21, 1763. Samuel Sproul exempted from levy--great age and infirmity.

Ch3-93 Augusta Will 1765 s Samuel Aug. Co. Will Book 3, p.439, 22d October, 1765. Joshua Mathew's estate settlement, by George Mathews, recorded--25th December, 1764, paid Edward Sharp; 16th March, 1765, paid Darby Shay; 7th June. 1765, paid Benj. Bennett; 23rd August, paid Jas. Hartgrove; November, 1764, paid Wm. Saxton, Alex. Baggs, Danl. Goodwin, Stephen Arnold, Sarah Sproul, John Sawyers; paid George Darr, per Col. Preston. Contra--19th October, 1764, by Capt. AudleyPaul's bill; Jacob Click's; Jeremiah Dennis' bill; Edmond Crump's; Benj. Watson's.

Ch3-536Augusta Land 1773 s Samuel Margaret Aug. Co. Deed Book No 19, p.78, 1st October, 1773. William Mitchell and Rebecca ( ), of 1st part; Margaret ( ) Sprowl, widow and relict of Samuel Sprowl, deceased, of 2d part; James Patterson and Sarah ( ) and Alex. Thompson and Martha ( ) of 3d part; George Peerey of 4th part. Samuel Sproul devised one-half of 210 acres to Mitchell with remainder in other half after death of widow; died leaving three daughters, who are women above. Mitchell has sold his interest to George Peerey. Delivered: George Peerey's son, February, 1782 Fm-Wm Augusta Will 1781 s Samuel Margret 1781 Will of Margret Sprowl {wife of Samuel} . July 20, 1781. (copy on file)

Augusta Co., Will Book VI, p.221. Margret (copied as Sprewl and Spruel in will, but Sproul in Augusta Co Will Book Clerk of Court notation) of Tinkling Springs, Recorded Feb 19. 1782 Executor: son-in-law – Alexander Thompson To be buried at discretion of Alexander Thompson, Sr £20 each to her four granddaughters: Agnes, Martha, Margret, and Sarah Thompson “Then I will leave and bequeth my tiding mare and saddle and all my Munny in land and all my other Movable Estate unto my soninlaw Alexander Thompson” Teste: James Spence, Mary Palmer, Robert Thompson. Proved, 19th February, 1782, by Spence and Thompson.{it may be presumed that her daughter and Alexander’s wife, Martha Thompson (unmentioned), is dead} {Alexander Thompson referred to as senior implying he has son Alexander}