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Col. SPRINKLE John Morgan Redfern

Male 1811 - 1889  (78 years)


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  • Name SPRINKLE John Morgan Redfern  [1
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 1 Dec 1811  Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Amsterdam, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    • Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      John M. R. SPRINKLE Self M Male W 68 VA Farmer PA PA
      Mary J. SPRINKLE Wife M Female W 58 VA Keeping House VA VA
      Samuel E. SPRINKLE Son S Male W 24 VA Works On Farm VA VA
      Walter R. SPRINKLE Son S Male W 14 VA At Home VA VA


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      Source Information:
      Census Place Amsterdam, Botetourt, Virginia
      Family History Library Film 1255356
      NA Film Number T9-1356
      Page Number 9A
    Alt. Burial Fincastle, Botetourt, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Godwin Cemetery
    Alt. Burial Fincastle, Botetourt, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Godwin Cemetery 
    Military 1862+-  Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Civil War 
    • J.M.R. Sprinkle was a Captain for the Confederacy -- Company: Sprinkle's Company, Regiment: Burk's Virginia Local Defense. One Muster Roll card states Catawba County, Burk's Reg't, Botetourt Home Guards
    Died 24 Dec 1889  Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Haymakertown, Boutetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    •                          Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal"
      SPRINKLE, John R.           12 Apr 1853 - 27 Feb 1923 "Ran"
      SPRINKLE, Lela D. Brugh           16 Jan 1868 - 30 Apr 1903 "Drusie" Wife
                               of J. R.
      SPRINKLE, Samuel Edward, Sr.      21 Jul 1855 - 12 Feb 1900 Father 44 Yrs
                               6 Mos 2 Days
      SPRINKLE, Col. J. M. R.           04 Dec 1811 - 24 Dec 1889
      SPRINKLE, Mary J.           10 Jul 1820 - 17 Jan 1898 Wife of J M R
      DODD, Catharine                16 Apr 1810 - 25 Dec 1892 Wife of Edley
                               82 Yrs 8 Mos 9 Days
      DODD, Edley                05 Jun 1804 - 03 May 1883 78 Yrs 20 Mos
                               28 Days
      CRONISE, Unk                No Date - 03 Oct 1911 Inf of E C &
                               Bessie L.
      CRONISE, Emory C.           27 Nov 1877 - 19 Dec 1928
      CRONISE, Bessie L. Henderson      03 Mar 1878 - 19 Dec 1928 Wife of E C
                               With Emory C.
      OVERSTREET, Olive E.           30 Jan 1892 - 27 Jul 1910
      OVERSTREET, Hubert B.           01 Aug 1868 - 02 Sep 1910
      OVERSTREET, Georgia C.           10 Feb 1870 - 20 Jan 1946
      SPRINKLE, Lula Jane Harris      31 Jul 1868 - 25 Apr 1944 Wife of J R

      MANGES, Nellie Sprinkel           13 Apr 1885 - 04 Mar 1944 Mother Wife of
                               C W
      MANGES, Charlie W.           21 Mar 1877 - 13 Feb 1952 Father
      MANGES, Leona Ellena           26 Jun 1882 - 15 Nov 1912 Wife of C W
      MANGES, John D.                08 Apr 1908 - 03 Sep 1913
      MANGES, Ruby L.                20 Dec 1904 - 25 Mar 1915
      MANGES, George W.           08 Apr 1908 - 21 Dec 1989 With Helen T.
      MANGES, Helen T.           07 Apr 1914 - No Date
    Notes 
    • From: Fabfuhr5
      Sent: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 2:48 pm
      Subject: Re: New message from genecharris on Ancestry.com: RE: Sprinkle
      Attached are the pictures I have associated with J.M.R. Sprinkle. This is the additional info I have on him:
      Census Information
      In 1850 Census, listed as a stonecutter. In 1860 and 1870 censuses, listed as a farmer.
      Confederate Captain in The Civil War
      J.M.R. Sprinkle was a Captain for the Confederacy -- Company: Sprinkle's Company, Regiment: Burk's Virginia Local Defense. One Muster Roll card states Catawba County, Burk's Reg't, Botetourt Home Guards.
      Redford or Redfern? Other sources show his name as John Morgan Randoplh Sprinkle and John Morgan Redfern Sprinkle. Margaret L. Sprinkle Sopp believes Redfern is the most likely because his mother's maiden name is Redfern. Records from Virginia Crawford Hawley show his name as John Morgan Redford Sprinkle.
      Place of Birth According to records from Virgie Hawley (J.M.R. Sprinkle's great-granddaughter and my grandmother), John Sprinkle's place of birth was unknown. Virgie stated that he came to Rockingham County at the age of 17 from Ohio. However, Margaret L. Sprinkle Sopp, who has researched the Sprinkle family, states "I'm confused as to why John would have stated he was from Ohio. All census records show a Virginia birth. Additionally, he was born in 1811 and his father was living in Rockingham County at the time of the 1810, 1820 & 1830 censuses. That said, I've always found the following excerpt from a letter written by Charles T. Burton to Robert Wayne Helton dated 12/10/1966 interesting: 'Col. John Morgan Redford Sprinkle 1811-1889 married 9-8-1834 to Mary Jane Barley 1819-1898. When he was 17, he came to Rockingham County, Virginia. It was understood he was an orphan, but no one said who his parents had been. There were lots of other Sprinkles in the county who must have been relatives. He soon made lots of friends and in 1857 he was elected to the House of Delegates from his adopted county. In the same year, he bought his first land in Botetourt County and soon moved onto it.'" Margaret further states, "Odd, huh? We do know he was very young when his mother, Nancy, died and it's been suggested that Peter didn't have much to do with his children by Nancy once he married again. It's quite possible that's what the orphan reference means." I noticed on your website that you have J.M.R. Sprinkle's place of birth as Rockingham County, Virginia. Do you have a source for that information? Would love to find something that verifies his place of birth. If you find out anything else about him, please let me know! I named one of my sons Jared Redford Fuhrman, thinking that Redford was a family name. Looks like I may not have been right, but I still love the name. :) Dee Fuhrman fabfuhr5@aol.com

      According to my records, John Morgan R. Sprinkle's ancestors were:

      Peter Sprinkle (b. 3 Jun 1778 in York County, Pennsylvania, married Nancy Redfern in 1800 in Berkeley, West Virginia, d. 12 Sep 1859)
      William Sprinkle (b. 1735 in York County, Pennsylvania, married Catherine in 1765, d. 1805 in Rockingham, Virginia)
      William Sprenckel (b. 1695 in Germany, married Anna Catherina Ehrhard on August 6, 1727 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, d. 16 Jan 1772 in York County, Pennsylvania)
      Johann Heinrich Sprenckel (b. 1650 in Rhineland, Pfalz, Germany)
      Johann Peter Sprenckel (b. 1610 in Rhineland, Pfalz, Germany)

      I was told as a child that we were distant cousins of Amelia Earhart, I now wonder if Anna Catherina Ehrhard was an ancestor of Amelia Earhart's. Will have to look into it later...

      Dee
    Person ID I10489  Booth Family
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2013 

    Father SPRINKLE Peter (Christian (?)),   b. 3 Jun 1778, York County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1859, Shenandoah Valley, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother REDFERN Nancy,   b. 1780, Berkley, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1800  Berkley, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
      about Nancy Redfern Groom Name: Peter Sprinkle
      Bride Name: Nancy Redfern
      Marriage Date: 16 Mar 1800
      County: Berkeley
      State: Virginia
    Family ID F3517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BARLEY Mary Jane,   b. 10 Jul 1820, Buchanan, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1898, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1834  Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SPRINKLE Francis Marion,   b. 2 Jan 1837, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1915, Logan, Harrison, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. SPRINKLE Sarah Catherine,   b. 4 May 1843, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1926, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. SPRINKLE William Milton,   b. 1850, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 81 years)
     4. SPRINKLE Peter Jacob,   b. 1852, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913  (Age 61 years)
     5. SPRINKLE John Randolph,   b. 1853, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 70 years)
     6. SPRINKLE Samuel Edward,   b. 21 Jul 1855, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1900, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. SPRINKLE Virginia Alice,   b. 1857, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1922  (Age 65 years)
     8. SPRINKLE Ada Jane,   b. 22 Mar 1861, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1922  (Age 61 years)
     9. SPRINKLE Walter R,   b. 1867, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F3516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1811 - Rockingham County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1834 - Rockingham County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Amsterdam, Botetourt, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Civil War - 1862+- - Botetourt County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Haymakertown, Boutetourt County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1142] Dee Fuhrman, Deidra Alice Burkholder Fuhrman (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1140] Related Families of Botrtourt County, Virginia (Reliability: 2).