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Descendants of

James Robert Sprinkles

1st wife:
Susan (Robinson) Sprinkles
2nd wife:
Zilphy (Robinson) Sprinkles
3rd wife:
Rosa (Engle) Sprinkles
4th wife:
Janey (Henson) Sprinkles

James Robert Sprinkles
son of Daniel &Mary Jane(Melhollins) Sprinkle
grandson of Napoleon B. &Cynthia(Fry-Surat) Sprinkle
g-grandson of
Jacob &Polly(Sheltman) Sprinkle
b: 10 Sep 1861 TN
d: 15 Jan 1948 Gray, Knox Co, KY
buried: Farris Cemetery, Bertha Hollow, Gray, Knox Co, KY

Regarding the surname Sprenckel/Sprinkle/Sprinkles,
this family branch DOES add an "s" on the end.
1st wife:
Susan M. Robinson

m: on 29 Jul 1878,
in Knox Co, KY
daughter of
Elisha &Elizabeth(LNU)Robinson
b: Apr 1862 Clay Co, KY
2nd wife:
Zilphy Robinson

m: on 02 May 1896
in Barbourville, Knox Co, KY
daughter of
Elisha &Elizabeth(LNU)Robinson
b: Nov 1872 KY
d: Bet 1902-1904
buried: Manchester, Clay Co, KY
3rd wife:
Rosa Engle

m: on 09 Feb 1904
in Barbourville, Knox Co, KY
b: Abt 1873 KY
4th wife:
Janey Henson

m: on 21 Apr 1919
b: 13 May 1900 KY
d: 20 Jun 1954 Knox Co,KY
buried: Farris Cemetery, in
Bertha Hollow, Gray, Knox Co, KY

Barbourville [KY] Mountain Advocate
January 23, 1948
James R. Sprinkles, 79, died January 16,
at his home at Grays after a long illness.
Funeral services were held January 17th
at the home with Rev. Johnny Chaplin officiating.
Interment was in the *Brafford Cemetery
with the Martin-Swarts Funeral Home in charge.
He is survived by his wife,
twenty-one living children,
some of whom were by former marriage,
sixty-five grandchildren
and thirty great grandchildren

*cemetary name changed later to Farris

A small portion of this stone's lovely engraving was crudely
computer-enhanced for legibility, but on the photo only
and not on the beautiful stone itself.

Special Recognition
Most of the lineage information for this page
was provided to us by
Glenn E. Perry,
who's sources include Sprinkles family researcher,
Margaret L. Sopp.
Margaret requests that anyone searching the
Sprinkle/Sprinkles line to contact her.
To email Margaret, just

Updates and additions were provided by
Ray Howell

A notation by Sprinkle descendant,

Glenn E. Perry:
We believe that my ancestor, Herl Sprinkle, was
a brother of Napoleon, son of Jacob Sprinkle,
who in turn was descended from one of the
three (formerly believed to be six) immigrants
- the original name was Sprenckel -
from Germany, who first settled in York, PA,
in the early 18th century. One branch moved to
Virginia. But the parentage of Herl is not
proved. I knew from my grandmother that
they came from Lee County, VA.

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?"

To visit the "Instruction" webpage of the
"Sprenkel DNA Project Website,"


(clicking on will open a separate browser window)
The page has an abundance of contact information
and a link to the site's main page.

James's Descendants
by 1st Wife

Susan (Robinson) Sprinkles

  • (1) Thomas Daniel Sprinkles

  • (2) Flora M. Sprinkles
    b: Jun 1881 KY
    m: DAVID MADISON "MATT" WYATT, on 23 Oct 1900, in Laurel Co, KY
    son of Ben &Barbara(McHargue) Wyatt
    paternal grandparents: Edward &Louisa(Blakely) Wyatt
    maternal grandparents: William &Elizabeth(Stanberry) McHargue
    b: Nov 1879

  • (3) Nancy "Nannie" Sprinkles
    b: Sep 1883 KY
    son of William &Julie(King)Hopkins
    grandson of Jabez &Loucinda(Anderson)Hopkins
    g-grandson of Stephen &Cathrine(Clouse)Hopkins
    b: 31 Jan 1879 Knox Co, KY

  • (4) William Andrew "Will or Willie" Sprinkles
    b: 01 Jul 1886 Goose Creek, Knox Co, KY
    d: 17 May 1966 Hamilton, OH
    buried: Tuggle Cemetery, Heidrick, Knox Co, KY
    m: NOLLIE RILEY, on 19 Aug 1907, in Gray, Knox Co, KY
    daughter of Sam &Amanda(Cottingim) Riley
    granddaughter of Joseph &Mary(Jones) Riley
    g-granddaughter of John &Nancy(Hammons) Riley
    b: Abt 1894 Knox Co, KY
    d: 19 Aug 1955 Knox Co, KY
    buried: Tuggle Cemetery, Heidrick, Knox Co, KY

  • (5) Henry Cidney "H.C." Sprinkles
    b: 29 Aug 1888
    d: 25 Jul 1964
    buried: Bundy Cemetery, Woolum, Clay Co, KY
    daughter of Madison &Amelia(Hacker-Cottingim) Cobb
    granddaughter of Robert &Mary Jane(Tuttle) Cobb
    b: 25 Dec 1897
    d: 13 Jul 1977
    buried: Bundy Cemetery, Woolum, Clay Co, KY

  • (6) Zilphy/Zilphie Sprinkles
    b: Oct 1891 KY

    James's Descendants
    by 2nd Wife

    Zilphy (Robinson) Sprinkles

  • (1) Tobaza Sprinkles
    b: Aug 1893 KY

  • (2) Thomas Benton Sprinkles
    b: Feb 1896 KY

  • (3) Covey Colby Sprinkles
    b: 08 Jun 1897 Cranes Nest, Knox Co, KY
    d: 22 Oct 1972 Gunnison, Gunnison Co, CO
    m: #1=RUBY MAE TOWNSEND, in Burlington, Kit Carson Co, CO
    b: 04 Dec 1900 Hoxie, Sheridan Co, KS
    d: 10 Jul 1981 Yakima, Yakima Co, WA
    m: #2=LEATHA LUCINDA BISBEE, on 22 Dec 1932, in Francis, Cheyenne Co, KS
    b: 12 Aug 1909 Hatfield, Polk Co, AR
    d: 23 May 1961 Burlington, Kit Carson Co, CO

  • (4) Zilphy Etta Sprinkles
    b: Feb 1900 KY
    d: Abt 1903

    James's Descendants
    by 3rd Wife

    Rosa (Engle) Sprinkles

  • (1) Emily J. Sprinkles
    b: Abt 1905

  • (2) Georgia E. Sprinkles
    b: Abt 1908

    James's Descendants
    by 4th Wife

    Janey (Henson) Sprinkles

  • (1) Birdie Sprinkles
    b: 10 May 1921 Clay Co, KY

  • (2) Della Mae Sprinkles
    b: 18 May 1923 Clay Co, KY

  • (3) Gilbert Sprinkles
    b: 31 Mar 1925 Clay Co, KY

  • (4) Thurla Sprinkles
    b: 14 Apr 1928 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 29 Nov 2000 Corbin, KY
    buried: Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Corbin, KY
    son of Paris &Rosa(Haggard) Lowe
    b: 26 Jan 1924, Knox Co, KY
    d: 08 Aug 2006
    buried: Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Corbin, KY

  • (5) James Ambrose Sprinkles
    b: 19 Jul 1931

  • (6) Eugene Sprinkles(twin to Irene)
    b: 28 Apr 1935 Knox Co, KY

  • (7) Irene Sprinkles (twin to Eugene)
    b: 28 Apr 1935 Knox Co, KY

  • (8) Myrtle Sprinkles

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