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Re: Springer Augustus - cemetery?
Posted by: JOHN BURDICK (ID *****1098) Date: October 11, 2003 at 18:50:17
In Reply to: Springer Augustus - cemetery? by Priscilla Normandy Greenwood of 46

I saw your query about the Springer Augustus who died at battle of Tippecanoe and was very fascinated by it.
I have two Springer Augustus' in my family. One is the son of John Augustus & Elizabeth Springer, born April 24 1772 in New Castle Co DE. Per his father's will of 1809, he was presumably unmarried - his father left him a portion of the estate with some conditions whether he moved out west to live with one of his brothers. I've always "assumed" he was incompetent, or more likely blind like many of his Springer relatives. However, this may not be the case! Is there any notation of the age of the soldier who died at Tippecanoe or where he was from?
The only other Springer I have is a nephew to the above - Springer son of Jacob Augustus, born 24 Apr 1792 died15 Oct 1822 Louisville, KY - known as "Captain Springer Augustus", so perhaps he was a battle as well? Also interesting to note that his father Jacob died sometime in 1811 (but I think in March/April, before the battle).

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