Early Sproul log cabin at Locust Grove

Early Western Virginia "Sproul" Families
Sproul, Sprowl, Sproule, Sprouls, and Sproull

The pre-1800 settlers of Western Virginia (Augusta County at that time) included atleast ten different Scots-Irish "Sproul" families. Their names were variously spelled and continually misspelled including, Sproul, Sprowl, Sproule, Sprouls, and Sproull. At least six of these families were in today's Augusta County and the others were nearby in what are now Highland, Rockbridge, Wythe, and Washington counties. Most of these "Sproul" families dispersed throughout our developing country in the early 1800's, resettling in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and Texas. This genealogy first addresses those ten families and presents all known source reference documentation on their early period in this document. (click on title)

Locust Grove - 1765 Homestead of Scots-Irish Settler William Sproul
~ Brick House built circa 1806 ~

Sproul Family of Early Augusta County, Virginia
— the Middlebrook William Sproul Family

The main purpose of this website is to present this genealogical documentation of the family of Settler William Sproul of Locust Grove near Middlebrook, Virginia, many of whose descendants still live in Augusta County. This document contains and is linked to as much background reference material and source documentation as can be found on the family and is updated with additional material as it becomes available. (click on title)


The James Ewing Family of Indian and Turkey Creeks
in Monroe County, West Virginia

Settler William Sproul had five children with Jane his first wife, and ten with Susanna Ewing, his second wife. Jane's family is unknown, but Susanna is known to be of the James Ewing family of what is now Monroe County. This Ewing family is documented in the Ewing Family Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2009), and included here. (Click on title above)

The Early Ewing Families of Augusta County, Virginia

The Susanna Ewing family article above is Chapter 1 of a more general document covering the four contemporary Ewing families of this area as documented in the Ewing Family Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2010). More relationships with the early Sproul family are suggested in this document. (Click on title above.)

Source Reference Documentation

There are about 150 reference citations with about 100 of these source reference documents made available within this web site or by direct hyperlink through the web. Some of these includes scans of old documents and may require lengthly downloads.

The Author

I am William White Sproul III, great-great-great grandson of the Scots-Irish settler, William Sproul, and his second wife, Susanna Ewing. Recently retired from the world of computers and electronic systems for commercial, government, space, and defense applications, I've found exploring family genealogy to be most fascinating and conducted under a totally different set of ground rules: mostly undefined, vague, misleading, and conflicting - all of which adds to the challenge. I look forward to exchanging views and family information with all readers of this site.

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