Monday, 28 April 2014

The Family of James Sproule of Jamaica and Mellmount

1.    JAMES SPROULE OF MELLMOUNT was born in Tullymoan, Urney, County Tyrone, Ireland. He was the son of Andrew Sproule of Tullymoan and Martha Sproule of Coolnacruniagh. James was born about 1776 and died on 1st Aug 1840 in Jamaica. His lady was CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, the illegitimate daughter of the Honourable Simon Taylor. She was born in 1795 in Jamaica and she died on 17th Apr 1849 in Mellmount, Strabane, Tyrone. They were not legally married.

The children of James Sproule of Mellmount and Charlotte Taylor:
1.1   MARGARET MADDEN SPROULE was baptised on 25 Jan 1814 in Jamaica. She married her first cousin, Samuel Sproule MD, son of James’ brother  William Sproule and Ann Knox, on 16 Jan 1836 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland (Aged 22). Samuel was born on 15 Oct 1814 in Glentimon, Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He died on 28 Aug 1848 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (Aged 34). Margaret Madden Sproule died on 18 Aug 1846 in Mellmount, Strabane, Tyrone, aged 32.
1.1.1.    WILLIAM KNOX SPROULE was born on 04 Jul 1838 in Bombay, India. He lived in Mellmount, Strabane after the death of his parents, and went to America in 1856, to Marion, Indiana, where his Uncle Robert lived. He set up a business selling retail liquor and William Knox married Caroline Fahnestock, daughter of Obed S Fahnestock and Christiana Konigmacher, on 15 Mar 1865 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She was born on 7 Feb 1837 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 7 May 1926 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA (Crown Hill Cemetery). They had two children, James Edward Sproule (1866-1937) and William Knox Sproule (1876-1938) who became a banker in Indianapolis.
1.1.2.    CHARLOTTE ANN SPROULE was born on 30 Nov 1836 in Byculla, Bombay, India. She died in 1874 in Strabane, Ireland (Age: 37).
1.1.3.    ANNE JANE SPROULE  was born on 06 Nov 1841 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. She died on 3rd July 1846 in Mellmount, Strabane, Ireland, aged 4 years.
1.1.4.     DAUGHTER SPROULE was born in 1842 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
1.1.5.     ELLEN MATILDA SPROULE was born on 30 Aug 1843 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.She died on 08 Jul 1844 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. (10 months).
1.1.6.     JAMES EDWARD SPROULE was born in Mar 1845 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, and he lived in Mellmount, Strabane after the death of his parents.  He went to America in his early 20s and married Missouri K Fahnestock, daughter of Obed S Fahnestock and Christiana Konigmacher, on 17 Apr 1878 in Chicago.  She was the sister of his brother William's wife and she was born on 24 May 1839 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Missouri died on 26 Jul 1932 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. James E Sproule died in 1906 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA (Crown Hill Cemetery), they had no children.

1.2   WILLIAM TAYLOR SPROULE OF ILLINOIS was baptised on 22 Jan 1816 in Jamaica. He went to America in the mid 1840s with his brother Robert Samuel Sproule. He lived first in Rush, Indiana, then in Clinton, Decatur, Indiana. Finally, he settled in Sumpter, Cumberland, Illinois, where he had a large farm. He married Paulina Ballenger on 18 Apr 1847 in Rush, Indiana. She was born on 14 Feb 1822 in Kentucky. She died between 1857-1865 in Indiana. William Taylor Sproule died in 1902 in Coles Co., Illinois.
1.2.1.    CHARLOTTE SPROULE was born in Jan 1848 in Decatur County, Indiana. She died on 12 Apr 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA (Age: 89).
1.2.2.     ELEANOR SPROULE was born in 1854 in Decatur County, Indiana.
1.2.3.     MARY SPROULE was born in May 1850 in Decatur County, Indiana. She died in Illinois.
1.2.4.    MARGARET L. SPROULE was born in Nov 1852 in Indiana. She married Thomas H. Miles, son of Harmon Miles and Catherine Henderson, in 1878. He was born in Oct 1851 in Indiana.
1.2.5.    ROBERT E SPROULE was born in Feb 1855 in Indiana. He died in 1912 in Arkansas. He married Lena Mona Rigsby, daughter of Samuel Rigsby and Harriet A. Rigsby, in 1891. She was born in Feb 1869 in Tennessee.

1.3   MATILDA ANN SPROULE was baptised on 11 Oct 1819 in Jamaica. She died on 12 Oct 1905 in Bowling Green, Strabane, County Tyrone, aged 84. She married William Smyth of Bowling Green on 11 Jun 1842 in Urney, Tyrone, Ireland. He was born in 1812 and died on 17 Jun 1889 in Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland.
1.3.1      CHARLOTTE ANN SMYTH was born on 27 May 1843 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland.
1.3.2      ROBERT SAMUEL SMYTH was born on 22 Jan 1845.
1.3.3      DR JAMES SPROULE SMYTH was born on 08 Nov 1846 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. He died in Oct 1886 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom (Age: 36).
1.3.4      WILLIAM BEATTIE SMYTH was born on 11 May 1850 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. He was on General Robert's Staff in the Indian Medical Dept in Bengal, and was killed in the Afghan war of 1879. William died on 29th June 1879 in Chappri, near Thull, Afghanistan. He was 29 years old and had not married.
1.3.5      MARGARET LOUISA SMYTH was born on 03 Jun 1851 in Strabane, County Tyrone,
1.3.6      ROSS VINCENT BEATTY SMYTH was born about 1861 in Tyrone, Ireland. He died on 12 Feb 1917 in Hertfordshire, England. He married Emilie B Smyth in 1888. She was born in 1863 in Bray, County Dublin, Ireland.

1.4   ELLEN MADDEN SPROULE was baptised in Apr 1822 in Jamaica. She died on 6 May 1849 in Mellmount, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, aged 27.

1.5   ROBERT SAMUEL SPROULE was baptised on 18 Sep 1826 in Jamaica. Robert went to America in the mid 1840s, and lived in Rush, Indiana near his brother William Taylor. He married Mary F Campbell on 19 Jun 1849 in Cass, Texas, USA. Mary was born in 1826 in Ohio. They later moved to Marion, Indiana. Robert was a lawyer and a newspaper editor.  He died in 1873 in Indianapolis, USA.
1.5.1      WILLIAM S SPROULE was born in 1857 in District of Columbia. He died in 1931. William was living with William Knox Sproule in 1880.
1.5.2      GERTRUDE SPROULE was born in Sep 1860 in District of Columbia. She died in 1937 in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, USA (Age: 77). She married Dr Noble Butler McKee, son of David McKee and Jane B Patterson, on 22 Apr 1886 in Marion County, Indiana. Noble McKee was born on 21 Sep 1853 in Indiana and he died on 20 Jun 1911 (Age: 57).
1.5.3      ANNA M SPROULE was born about 1862 in District of Columbia. She died in Feb 1938.

1.6   Jane Nugent Sproule was born about 1831 in Jamaica, she did not marry and died on September 1919 in Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland where she was living with her sister Sarah Charlotte.

1.7   SARAH CHARLOTTE SPROULE was born about 1834. She married Andrew Nichol Reid on 21 Jul 1859 in Camus-juxta-Mourne Church of Ireland, Strabane, County Tyrone. He was born about 1830 in County Antrim and he was a bank manager. The family moved to Monaghan and then to Ballyshannon, County Donegal. Andrew Reid died in 1910 in Ballyshannon. Sarah Charlotte moved to Kilkeel, County Down to be with her sister, Jane Nugent Sproule, and she died there in December 1920, aged 86.
1.7.1     RALPH HALL REID was born on 13 Dec 1864 in Donegal, Ireland. He died in 1939 in Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ireland (Aged 75). His wife was Jane Elizabeth and they married in 1895 in Castlederg, County Tyrone. She was born about 1870.
1.7.2     CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH REID was born on 13 Jan 1867 in Kilmore, Monaghan, Ireland.
1.7.3     KATHLEEN MAUD REID was born on 14 Feb 1869 in Monaghan.
1.7.4     NORA NUGENT REID was born on 05 May 1870 in Monaghan.
1.7.5     ELLA MARGARET REID was born on 28 Sep 1872 in Monaghan. She died in Dec 1943 in Monaghan.

James Sproule of Mellmount had the following illegitimate children:
1.       JANE SPROULE was born in 1807 in Jamaica. She had a son, James Sproule Wilson, in 1830, born in Bath, Jamaica. She died in Jamaica.
2.       ELEANOR SPROULE was born in 1813 in Jamaica.
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* The Story of James Sproule of Mellmount and Charlotte Taylor - The Beginning of the BIG Story
* The Family of James Sproule - Sproules of Tullymoan


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