Horace Miller Sproull, Jr. ’41 — Davidson College / Class Memorials

Davidson College – Class Memorials – Summer 2008

He was elected finance commissioner for the City of Anniston and served from 1962–66. He helped found and build The Anniston Academy, a college preparatory school, and served as chairman of the board. The school later was named The Donoho School for which he was a director emeritus. His leisure-time activities included being an avid reader, a scratch golfer, an expert hunter, a world traveler, and a civilian pilot. He is survived by his wife, Barbara V. Sproull, 100 Raemon Dr., Anniston, AL 36207; children, James Creswell Sproull IV, Sara Sproull Choquette, Eva Abel Sproull, Hunt Miller Sproull (Susan Vinsant Sproull), Barbara Sproull Snow (Gary), and Horace Miller Sproull III (Joy Martin Sproull); grandchildren, James Creswell Sproull V, Drayton Allison Sproull, Paschal Trippe Sproull, Suzanne Sproull Choquette, Sara Catherine Choquette, Justin Hunt Sproull, Marie Louise Sproull, Eva Catherine Sproull, Chelsea Caroline Sproull, Logan Sproull Snow, Shannon Wimberly Snow, Vaughn Morton Stewart III, Houston Sproull Andrews, H. Miller Sproull IV, Wimberly Elisabeth Sproull, Holly Milliken Sproull, and Gabriel Sparks Sproull; and great-grandchildren, Lucienne Sproull, Hunter Jackson Sproull, Jackson Sproull, and Reagan Sproull.

Littleton Riggins and Descendants-Generation 3

[possible kin: Riggins/Dunlap, my maternal relatives in Al, Ga, Tx, Ar]


9. Elizabeth Ann Riggins (William Gant, Littleton) born abt. 1815 in AL and died abt. 1895. She was married Mar. 17, 1833 in Bibb Co. AL to Alexander S. W. Dunlap son of James Dunlap & Nancy Unknown. He was born abt. 1806 in SC and died abt. 1866 in Monroe Co. AR.

Notes about Elizabeth Riggins Riggins

She is found in her father’s household in 1830 Bibb Co. AL census.

She is found in the 1870 & 1880 Monroe Co AR census as a widow.

Notes about Alexander Dunlap

He is found in the 1850 Shelby Co. AL census.

He is found in the 1860 Monroe Co. AR census.

Childrenof Elizabeth Riggins & Alexander Dunlap

52. i. Minerva C. Dunlap born abt. 1835 in AL.
53. ii. Nancy A. Dunlap born abt. 1837 in AL.
54. iii. Miller Dunlap born abt. 1842 in AL.
55. iv. Mary Malissa Dunlap born abt. 1843 in AL.
56. v. Milly Elizabeth Dunlap born abt. 1845 in AL.
57 vi. William G. Dunlap born abt. 1847 in AL.
58. vii. David A. Dunlap born abt. 1849 in AL.
59. viii. James B. Dunlap born Feb. 1853 in AL.
60. ix. Bascom Akin Dunlap born abt. 1854 in MS.
61. x. Almus Monroe Dunlap born Sept. 1856 in MS.
63. xi. Malona Julia Dunlap born June 1859.

via Littleton Riggins and Descendants-Generation 3.

South Carolina: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article

Sephardic Jews have lived in the state for more than 300 years,(*) (*) (*) especially in and around Charleston (*). Until about 1830, South Carolina had the largest population of Jews in North America. Many of South Carolina’s Jews have assimilated into Christian society, shrinking Judaism down to less than 1% of the total religious makeup. In addition, Roman Catholicism is growing in South Carolina due to immigration from the North.

[…much MORE]

via South Carolina: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article.

Generational Kudzu: Barbara Vaden Sproull | AnnistonStar.com

BARBARA VADEN SPROULL, homemaker and community volunteer

Born: Christmas Day, 1926, Anniston

• The widow of Horace Miller Sproull Jr., who died in 2008, she is the daughter of Thomas Hunt Vaden, who married Eula Crook in 1925 and lived in a house where the Quintard Hardee’s restaurant is now.

Vaden worked for the power company.

• Eula Crook’s parents were Samuel L. Crook, who was a first cousin once removed to James F. Crook. Crook was a business partner of Dr. T.W. Ayers in the Jacksonville Republican, later moved to Anniston to become The Anniston Star. They had bought it from Mr. Crook’s father.

• Samuel L. Crook was cousin to a Calhoun County probate judge, Emmett F. Crook. They had a daughter, Margaret, who married Ned Almond, later to become Gen. Almond, aide to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. Gen. Almond retired in Anniston.

• Barbara Vaden Sproull’s late husband, known as Miller, was the son and only child of H. Miller Sproull Sr. and Sara Powers Sproull. She died within days after Miller was born; Sproull senior died when Miller was 21.

Sproull Sr. was the son of James Creswell Sproull. He had three sisters: Caroline Sproull Knight, who married Roy; Virginia Sproull Weatherly, who married Clay; and Catherine Sproull Hamilton, who married Ralph Hamilton, one of three Hamilton sons of Tobe Hamilton. One of the sons, Charles Hamilton, became a benefactor to several local institutions, including the hospital, the Boys Club and the YMCA.

• James Creswell Sproull, born in 1856, came to Anniston from Rome, Ga., in 1887 and founded Anniston Hardware, which, when telephones were installed, had the number 1.

via Generational Kudzu: Barbara Vaden Sproull | AnnistonStar.com.

Darlington School: Alumni (Horace Miller Sproull, Jr.)

Mr. Sproull, a native of Anniston, was born the son of Horace Miller Sproull Sr. and Sara Powers Sproull on April 29, 1920. His mother died five days after giving birth. In 1950, he became the third generation president of The Anniston Hardware Company and The Gadsden Hardware Company, family owned businesses founded by his grandfather James Creswell Sproull, Wade Cothran Sproull and J.A. Cheney in 1887. He was widely known as an astute businessman and civic leader.

He retired from the hardware business in 1976 when the business was sold to a local group of investors. As a young boy, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned the Eagle Scout badge. He attended Anniston public schools through the tenth grade. He graduated in 1937 from The Darlington School, Rome, Ga., a college preparatory school, and received his B.S. degree in Economics from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., in 1941. While at Davidson, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the varsity tennis team. He joined the U.S. Navy in July of 1941 prior to Pearl Harbor.

Following his graduation from Midshipman School in 1942, he was assigned to the Pacific Theatre where he served during World War II, participating in six naval battles against Japan. He was honorably discharged as a Lt. Commander from the Navy in October 1946. Upon returning to Anniston he was made Vice President of The Anniston Hardware Company. In 1947, he married Barbara Crook Vaden and they had six children. He survived a tragedy in June, 1959 when he suffered second and third degree burns over 67 percent of his body during a mishap at a Father’s Day get together with family and relatives at his home.

A lifelong member of The First Presbyterian Church, he was an Elder and a Deacon. He was a teacher of The Sam Russell Bible Class there for thirty years. In 1962, he helped raise money to build the educational building for the church. He also helped to found and was President of The Soup Bowl, a charitable organization feeding the hungry.


via Darlington School: Alumni.

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Tom B. McDaniel Gedcom

Tom B. McDaniel Gedcom

Entries: 4619 Updated: 2007-11-27 00:15:03 UTC (Tue) Contact: Tom B. McDaniel Home Page: Tom B. McDaniel

McDaniel, Jones, McRee, Miller/Müeller Genealogy

# ID: I3423

# Name: Nancy Agnes CARMICHAEL

# Surname: Carmichael

# Given Name: Nancy Agnes

# Sex: F

# Birth: 4 Apr 1822 in Abbeville, SC

# Death: Dec 1902

# _UID: AA89968346EED511A1ECA97FB18F6828EB45

# Note:

Nancy Agnes Carmichael was daughter of Arthur Carmichael and Frances Bell.

Nancy Agnes Carmichael was daughter of Arthur Carmichael and Frances Bell.

# Change Date: 19 May 2002 at 01:00:00

Marriage 1 John S. SPRUIELL b: 1817 in SC

* Married: 4 Apr 1839 in Coweta Co., GA


1. George C. SPRUIELL b: 1841 in Coweta Co., GA

2. William Robert SPRUIELL b: 8 Dec 1843 in Coweta Co., GA

3. Samuel Walker SPRUIELL b: 20 Nov 1845 in Cowenta Co., AL

4. Jeptha C SPRUIELL b: 29 Oct 1847

5. Abraham Carmichael SPRUIELL b: 20 Aug 1849 in Coweta Co., GA

6. John S. SPRUIELL b: 1851

7. Archibald Patrick SPRUIELL b: 1853 in St. Clair Co., AL

8. Arthur Mason SPRUIELL b: 16 Aug 1856 in St. Clair Co., AL

9. Mary Elizabeth SPRUIELL b: 6 Nov 1858

10. Nancy Carmichael SPRUIELL b: 1861

11. Simon SPRUIELL b: 29 Aug 1865

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Tom B. McDaniel Gedcom.

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Tracking possible cousins via Rootsweb

Nancy Agnes Carmichael was my maternal third-great-grandmother (as well as my second cousin 5 time removed — our common ancestors were Elizabeth Smothers, who married a PICKARD).

My direct ancestors’ names are in BOLD.

— Cathy

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Trails Leading to Texas

Trails Leading to Texas

Entries: 52406 Updated: 2009-03-25 22:55:30 UTC (Wed) Contact: Pam

Updates made often — additions welcomed — Working this month on Bethel Cemetery in Frisco TX

# ID: I21428

# Name: Alice Valerie Spruiell

# RFN: 21428

# Change Date: 24 MAR 2006

# Sex: F

# Birth: in Crenshaw Co, AL

# Change Date: 24 MAR 2006

Marriage 1 Louis Milton (Lewis) Clinkscales b: 9 MAR 1860 in Benton, Calhoun Co, AL

* Married: 18 DEC 1890

* Change Date: 24 MAR 2006


1. Hester Kate Clinkscales b: 3 OCT 1905 in Vincent, AL

2. Juda Jessie Clinkscales b: 15 OCT 1892

3. Reuben Franklin Clinkscales b: 1895 in Alabama

4. Robert Berry Clinkscales

5. John Wilkes Clinkscales

6. Grady Lowell Clinkscales b: 1901 in Alabama

7. Lige Turner Clinkscales b: 1903 in Alabama

8. Lewis Embry Clinkscales b: 1905 in Alabama

9. Lola Eugenia Clinkscales b: 1908 in Alabama

10. Clarence Minton Clinkscales b: 1910 in Alabama

11. Thomas Newton Clinkscales b: 1912 in St Clair Co, AL

12. William Milton (Noot) Clinkscales b: 22 OCT 1913 in Shelby Co, AL

13. Alice Mildred Clinkscales b: 22 OCT 1913 in Shelby Co, AL

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Trails Leading to Texas.

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Alice V. Sprueill was my maternal great-grandmother.

— Cathy