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SPRINKLES OF BEN HUR

JOHN M. SPRINKLE {7TH CHILD OF JACOB AND MARY (POLLY) SHELTMAN SPRINKLE} WAS BORN 3 MAY 1823 IN BURKE'S GARDEN, TAZEWELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

HE AND HIS OLDER BROTHER, FRANKLIN AND HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, IRA GOFF CAME TO LEE COUNTY IN THE EARLY 1800S. JOHN M. DIED 22 JAN. 1896, AND IS BURIED IN A SMALL PLOT ON A LITTLE RISE IN FRONT OF MILLER'S CHAPEL CHURCH, LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

ON 8 MAY 1845 JOHN M. MARRIED SARAH (SALLIE) ELIZABETH COX. SALLIE WAS THE 3RD CHILD BORN TO ELISHA AND MARY VILLERS (VIRGINIA) CRABTREE COX ON 16 JAN. 1825 AT YOKUM STATION (SOUTH OF DRYDEN), LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. SHE WAS THE GRANDAUGHTER OF JESTEN (JESTER) AND SALLIE COLE COX. SALLIE (AS SHE WAS ALWAYS CALLED) DIED 15 AUG.1898, AND IS BURIED BESIDE HER HUSBAND, JOHN M. SPRINKLE AT MILLER'S CHAPEL CHURCH.

JOHN M. AND SALLIE LIVED ON WHAT WAS KNOWN AS THE "MOONEYHAM" PLACE ON ROUTE 58 EAST OF JONESVILLE UNTIL JOHN M. BUILT A HOUSE A SHORT DISTANCE SOUTH OF BEN HUR. THE ORIGINAL HOUSE WAS BUILT OF LOGS AND HAD A LONG PORCH RUNNING ACROSS THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE HOUSE. IT STOOD A FEW YARDS JUST BACK AND TO THE SOUTHWEST OF 3 SULPHUR GUMS----ONLY ONE OF WHICH WAS STILL IN USE AFTER 1900. TODAY WE KNOW IT AS SULPHUR SPRINGS.


CHILDREN OF JOHN M. AND SALLIE COX SPRINKLE:

1-ELISHA (LISH) F. B. 24 FEB. D. 6 AUG. 1926 M. VIRGINIA (JENNY) COX, DAUGHTER OF JOBY COX. (JENNY BORN 4 NOV. 1861 D. 22 JUNE 1954). LISH AND JENNY LIVED IN THE JOHN M. SPRINKLE HOUSE AT SULPHUR SPRINGS UNTIL THEIR DEATHS. BOTH ARE BURIED IN THE FAMILY CEMETERY ON THE RIGHT OF THE SULPHUR SPRINGS ROAD JUST BEFORE YOU TURN TOWARD THE MILLER'S CHAPEL AND LONG HOLLOW ROADS.

2-ROBERT SMITH (AT LEAST ONE RECORD LISTS HIM AS ROBERT SAMPSON, BUT HE ALWAYS CALLED HIMSELF ROBERT SMITH) B.8 JUNE 1850.D. 20 MAY 1918.M. NERVESTA RILEY RUSSELL. 19 AUG. 1869. NERVESTA WAS BORN 3 MAY, 1851 TO ISSAC AND MARTHA (PATSY) PENNINGTON RUSSELL. SHE DIED 2 APRIL 1943. NERVESTA WAS THE PATERNAL GRANDAUGHTER OF CAPT. JOHN RUSSELL OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR FAME, AND THE MATERNAL GRANDAUGHTER OF EDWARD PENNINGTON FOR WHOM THE TOWN OF PENNI.NGTON GAP IS NAMED. (SEE "HOW BEN HUR GOT IT'S NAME)

3-MARY CATHERINE B. 30 MAY 1852 D.9 APR.1914 M. WILLIAM (BILLIE) LANINGHAM, SON OF ANDREW LANINGHAM.

4-WILLIAM L. S. (WILLIE) B. 14 NOV. 1854 D.9 DEC.1891.M. EMMA (EMILY) MARTIN

5-NANCY--B. 6 FEB. 1857 D.22 FEB. 1857

6-JAMES E. B.24 APR.1858 D.30 APR. 1858

7-DEBO S. (BO) B 23 JUNE 1859 D. 9 FEB.1940. M.1ST SARAH (KATE) HALL

    M. 2ND SALLIE HEDRICK

8-MITCHELL C. B. 10 JAN.1862. D. SEPT. 1940.

9-HARVEY C. ASTON B 9 MAR. 1868 D. 24 APR. 1940. M. EMILY (EM) TERRY.

HARVEY AND EM OPERATED A GENERAL STORE ON THE OLD HIGHWAY THROUGH BEN HUR AT THE CORNER OF SULPHUR SPRINGS ROAD.

10-LILLIE B. --1867. D. 20 MAY 1868


ROBERT SMITH SPRINKLE {SON OF JOHN M. AND SALLIE COX SPRINKLE} AND NERVESTA RILEY RUSSELL SPRINKLE MOVED TO JONESVILLE AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE ON 19 AUG.1869, AND MOVED TO BEN HUR IN 1901. THEIR CHILDREN WERE:

1-JOHN PATTON B. 15 JAN. 1871 D. 5 MAY 1962. M. SARAH CORNELIA TERRY B. 23 APR. 1877 D. 15 MAR. 1962

2-MARTHA (MATTIE) B. 20 MAY 1874 D. 23 FEB. 1961 M. JOHN SNEAD

3-CHARLES ELISHA B. 11 APR, 1878 D. 22JULY 1949. M. VIRGINIA (JENNY) VICTORIA BAYS

4-ALONZO HYATT B. 5 FEB. 1882 D. 3 MAR. 1957. M 1ST DORA NERVESTA LANINGHAM

2ND CORDELIA (DELLA) ALPHA LOCKHART DENNY.

5-SALLIE MARY B. 6 OCT. 1889 D. 1O JAN. 1988. M. 1ST CHARLIE BURNFIN

         2ND BASCOM DAVIS HALL



CHILDREN OF SALLIE MARY SPRINKLE BURNFIN AND CHARLES BURNFIN:

1-CHARLES ANNA B. 18 OCT. 1913 M. TOY J. ELY

THEIR CHILDREN WERE RODNEY WAYNE AND JUDITH ANNE.

CHILDREN OF SALLIE MARY SPRINKLE AND BASCOM DAVIS HALL:

1-VESTA LOU HALL B. 30 APR. 1925 M. WILBURNE WOODROW HUBBARD....

ONE CHILD, LESLIE AND ONE GRANDCHILD ERIC MICHAEL

 


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1. John Kelly, Hyatt Sprinkle and Mr. Terry 2. Home of Ulsey Ann Russell McNeil (half sister of Nervesta Sprinkle) 3. Home of Issac and Martha Pennington Russell (Nervesta Riley Russel Sprinkle born here) 4. Milford Sprinkle, Bessie Sprinkle Robbins, Frank and Matt Laninham, Hattie Willaims, and Ida Kirk 5. Ressie Pennington, Matt Laningham, Mollie Huffman Pennington, Sallie Sprinkle Hall, Preacher Foster