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Sprout/Sproat of Monroe Co. Ohio 1800
Posted by: Paul A. Thorn Date: September 06, 1999 at 07:45:24
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I'm looking for information on the family of Earl Sproat of Monroe Co. Ohio, early in the 19th Century. Earl appears to have been a son of Ebenezer Sprout of Massachussetts, who with his brother Ebenezer came to Marietta (Washington Co.) about 1800. They were descendants of Robert Sprout and Elizabeth Samson, of whom something is known. The problem is Earl's family. Nothing is known of his wife or wives, except that his widow died not long after he did, as a guardian was appointed for his minor children. His last child was born in 1823, and James Patton purchased land from his estate in 1825, so his date of death is roughly placed about 1824. I don't know how many children he had, but the several who were minors at the time are listed in court proceedings. Apparently, his oldest known child, Lydia, was born about 1793. She seems to have married first a Kennedy, whose name is still unknown, and who probably died before 1820. Her second husband was James Pounds, who died before 1840, leaving her with several children. She moved to Mason Co. (W.)Va. where she married Anthony Roush in 1841. Most of her known children married into the Roush family, as did two of her younger sisters. If anybody can help to clear up some of the mystery surrounding Earl Sprout's family, please let me know.
Most sincerely, Paul A. Thorn

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