Polly (Sheltman) Sprinkle
The Silver Dollar Man
(Illustrations created by Bobbie Sue Grant from a coin photo found on the net.)
Just like the majority of American families, most members of the
Sprinkle family have been good, solid, every-day people. Some
Sprinkles were doctors, lawyers, educators, merchants or large
landowners, but most were farmers and laborers or perhaps
blacksmiths, millers or shopkeepers. Some were pioneers and the
first to settle in a new territory, and we even know of others who
were captured or killed by Indians. Many bravely served in the
military, and Sprinkles fought for both sides during the Civil War.
But we also have some Sprinkles who were not exactly law-abiding
Articles have been published over the years about Jacob and his
What did Jacob do?
If you would like to read details about the trial, excerpts from
We don't know what happened to Jacob after the trial. Some
How does the SDM connect to our Sprinkle family? That's an
However, on the 1830 Morgan Co., KY census, there is a man named
We believe Jacob and Polly separated, Jacob moved west to Kentucky
We will never know the complete story, but it's surely fun to
~per Margaret (Sprinkle) Sopp~
b: 1808 Wythe Co, VA
d: 03 Nov 1878 Washington Co, VA
m: POLLY DRAKE, on 10 Jun 1828, in Wythe Co, VA
Hezekiah Sprinkle had previously been listed as a son of
The majority of lineage info for this page
was generously contributed to us by
son of B.R. &Helen(Asher)Howell
Levi &Alzy(Bundy) Howell
THANKS, CUZ RAY, FOR SHARING!
~from an entry in the Rootsweb.com Sprinkle Mailing List~
. . . I looked for Napoleon in the Lincoln Co., KY tax records and
THANKS, CUZ SYLVIA, FOR SHARING!
Excerpts of relevant comments by researcher Margaret L. Sopp:
". . . I wonder if there is a Sprinkles male descended from
James Robert Sprinkles who would consider participating in
the Sprenkel DNA Project. . . . several years ago,
a descendant [sic], indicated that his branch of Sprinkles
might not be (as I think he termed it) 'real Sprinkles'.'
Putting together all the little tidbits we have gathered,
I wonder if Daniel [James Robert's father] was
Napoleon's [James Robert's grandfather's] illegitimate stepson.
We don't have a first name for the stepson, but we do know
from Napoleon's trial information that the stepson's
surname was Fry. Did he later go by the Sprinkle surname?"
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