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20. William Harrison Sprinkle "Henry" was born 20 May 1834 in Meigs Twp., Adams Co. OH. He died 08 Dec 1908 in Meigs Twp., Adams Co. OH and was buried in Jacksonville Cemetery, Adams Co. OH. Henry married Harriet Gulda Mathias on 20 Sep 1855 in Hardin Co. / Adams Co. OH.  Williamís parents were David Sprinkle and Elizabeth Metz.

           

            1850 Census OH Adams Meigs - David Elizabeth and son William Sprinkle

            1860 Census OH Adams Meigs - Wm and Harriet and George Sprinkle

            1870 Census OH Adams Meigs - Wm and Harriet and George Sprinkle

            1880 Census OH Adams Meigs - Wm Harrison Sprinkle and George A.

            1900 Census OH Adams Meigs - William and Harriet Sprinkle

            Veteran Grave Registration Card - Wm Sprinkle front       back

Civil War Soldierís Record

 

William was born and spend his entire life at Jacksonville, Meigs Twp., Adams County, Ohio, except for the time he was in the Army during the Civil War.  He was a blacksmith.  William became the town blacksmith after his fater moved to the vicinity of Rome, Green Twp., Adams County, Ohio.  William lived in the home that had belonged to his father in Jacksonville.  According to military records, William had blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion and was 5'10 1/2" tall.  During the Civil War, William served in Company E, 117th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (later than 1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery), from 1862 until 1865.  He was the company blacksmith and artificer.  He enlisted on 22 Aug 1862, at the age of 27.  He was mustered into Company E of the 117th, along with the rest of his company, on 16 Sep 1862, at Camp Portsmouth, Ohio.  On 02 May 1863, the War Department ordered the 117th to become the "First Heavy Artillery Ohio Volunteers".  It was reorganized in this manner on 12 Aug 1863.  William served in this unit as an artificer of Company E.  He was mustered out with a large number of his fellow company members on 20 June 1865 in Knoxville TN.  The 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery officially mustered out on 25 July 1865 in Knoxville TN.

 

His unit appears to have served much of the war doing guard duty and building fortifications to defend strategic cities.  It also spent a lot of time in expeditions against rebel guerrilla bands.  It spend much of 1862 and 1863 in Kentucky.  It went on a few raids, but also built impressive fortifications in Covington and Newport, KY, which guarded the approach to Cincinnati OH.  In 1864, the unit moved to Knoxville TN, where it guarded railroads and participated in raids against Saltville NC, under the commands of Burbridge and Stoneman.  During late 1864 and 1865, it was made part of the 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Cumberland, and was sent to garrison towns in western VA and NC.

 

According to Professor James MacPherson, in his book "Battle Cry of Freedom", heavy artillery units were designed to defend strategic positions.  They used big artillery pieces, which were not suitable for field operations.  Therefore, these units did not participate in most famous battles, unless they were defending a city under seige, such as Vicksburg or Atlanta.  Late in the war, many of the Union's heavy artillery units were converted into infantry units, so they could fight guerillas.  The 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, which had been an infantry unit for almost a year before its conversion, also appears to have served in this infantry role as guards, guerilla fighters, and raiders.

 

Children and grandchildren of William and Harriet (Mathias) Sprinkle are as follows:

 

1. William Harrison Sprinkle (b.20 May 1834-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH d.08 Dec 1908-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH)

sp: Harriet Gulda Mathias (b.22 Jul 1839-Winchester,Adams Co. OH m.20 Sep 1855 d.16 Dec 1924-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH)

       |-2. James Asbury Sprinkle (b.28 Jul 1856-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.28 Sep 1936-Kings Mills,Warren Co. OH)

       | sp: Emma Nora Thomas (b.20 Sep 1867-Meigs Township,Adams County OH m.06 Aug 1885 d.22 Oct 1923-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)

       |       |-3. Judson Earl Sprinkle (b.25 Jun 1889-Jacksonville,Meigs Two.,Adams Co. OH d.01 Jun 1958-McCutchenville,Seneca Co.,OH)

       |       | sp: Marguerite Maude Spoon (b.27 Jul 1895-Hancock Co.,OH m.12 Jun 1917 d.07 Aug 1969-Columbus,Franklin Co.,OH)

       |       |-3. Guy McCoy Sprinkle (b.15 Aug 1895-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.Feb 1963-FL)

       |       | sp: Beatrice Owens (b.22 Jan 1898-KY m.21 Aug 1917 d.17 May 1974-Miami,Dade Co.,FL)

       |       +-3. Rexford Thomas Sprinkle (b.18 Oct 1898-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.25 Jan 1955-Boston,MA)

       |         sp: Rose Weiss (b.15 Mar 1907-Portland,Cumberland Co.,Maine m.25 Jul 1936 d.23 Jul 1990-La Jolla,San Diego Co.,CA)

       |-2. George Alva Sprinkle (b.28 Feb 1858-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH d.29 Jul 1930-Grant Co. IN)

       | sp: Julia Ann Rogers (b.28 Mar 1855-Adams Co,Ohio m.10 Mar 1881 d.31 May 1923-Grant Co. IN)

       |       |-3. Charles Asberry Sprinkle (b.24 Dec 1881-Adams Co. OH d.Jun 1965-IN)

       |       | sp: H. Mae Pattison (b.03 Sep 1903-Grant County,Indiana m.03 Sep 1903)

       |       |-3. Raymond Edward Sprinkle (b.25 Dec 1883-Adams Co. OH d.Dec 1971-Grant Co. IN)

       |       | sp: Alta Blanche Boswell (b.12 Sep 1891 m.02 Feb 1909 d.Feb 1971)

       |       |-3. Curtis Mearle Sprinkle (b.Jul 1886-Adams Co. OH d.13 Mar 1963-Grant Co. IN)

       |       | sp: Mattie Glen Everhart (b.11 Feb 1889-IN m.Dec 1908 d.Jul 1974)

       |       |-3. Esta Maud Sprinkle (b.21 Jul 1889-Franklin Twp. Adams Co. OH d.22 Apr 1943-Grant Co. IN)

       |       | sp: Wilbur Kemper Hoggatt (b.02 Sep 1886-Grant Co. IN m.23 Feb 1908 d.14 Aug 1963-Grant Co. IN)

       | sp: Carrie Ethel Petro (b.19 Apr 1876-Howard Co. IN m.15 Dec 1926 d.29 Nov 1960-Sims Twp.,Grant Co.,IN)

       |-2. William Leroy Sprinkle (b.22 Feb 1860-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.15 Nov 1860-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)

       |-2. David F. Sprinkle (b.18 Jul 1861-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.31 Dec 1900)

       |-2. William Dawson Sprinkle (b.23 Oct 1863-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.29 Jul 1870-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)

       |-2. Samuel Lafayette Sprinkle (b.06 Nov 1867-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.12 Dec 1949-Adams Co,Ohio)

       | sp: Elizabeth Pitts Cook (b.16 May 1863-Scioto Co.,OH m.15 Sep 1917)

       | sp: Elsie F.  (b.Abt 1876-OH m.Abt 1924)

       | sp: Bertha L.  (b.19 Jul 1875 m.Aft 1930 d.19 Mar 1950)

       |-2. Charles Emory Sprinkle (b.20 Oct 1870-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.19 Feb 1872-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)

       |-2. Estella Inez Sprinkle (b.23 Oct 1873-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.1955)

       | sp: Willard H. Butler (b.Dec 1867-OH m.Sep 1904 d.1935)

       |       +-3. Herbert F. Butler (b.Abt 1908-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)

       |-2. Effie Mae Sprinkle (b.17 Oct 1876-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.Bef 1958-Cincinnati,Adams Co,Oh)

       | sp: Edward C. Juler M.D. (b.Jul 1875-England m.Abt 1897 d.25 Oct 1964-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co.,OH)

       |       |-3. Henry Cundell Juler (b.10 Apr 1898-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co.,OH d.18 Dec 1977-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co,OH)

       |       +-3. Edward Thomas Juler (b.17 May 1918-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co,OH d.14 Jul 1996-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co,OH)

       +-2. Mattie Viola Sprinkle (b.18 Apr 1880-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.27 Nov 1953-Marion,Grant Co. IN)

         sp: Charles E. Calloway (b.Abt 1883-OH m.Feb 1904 d.1960-Marion,Grant Co. IN)           

 

21. Harriet Gulda Mathias was born 22 Jul 1839 in Winchester, Adams Co. OH. She died 16 Dec 1924 in Meigs Twp., Adams Co. OH and was buried in Jacksonville Cemetery, Adams Co. OH.  Harrietís parents were James Mathias and Lavina Brooks.

 

            1850 Census OH Brown Jackson - Joseph Prudence Mathias with granddaughter Harriet

            1860 Census OH Adams Meigs - Wm and Harriet and George Sprinkle

            1870 Census OH Adams Meigs - Wm and Harriet and George Sprinkle

            1880 Census OH Adams Meigs - Wm Harrison Sprinkle and George A.

            1900 Census OH Adams Meigs - William and Harriet Sprinkle

            1910 Census OH Adams Meigs District 11 - Harriet Sprinkle with son Samuel

            1920 Census OH Adams Meigs - Harriet (Mathias) Sprinkle

            Harriet Mathias family sheet from Adams County Genealogical Society

 

1. William Harrison SPRINKLE (b.20 May 1834-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH d.8 Dec 1908-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH)
sp: Harriet Gulda MATHIAS (b.22 Jul 1839-Winchester,Adams Co. OH m.20 Sep 1855 d.16 Dec 1924-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH)
         -2. James Asbury SPRINKLE (b.28 Jul 1856-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.28 Sep 1936-Kings Mills,Warren Co. OH)
          sp: Emma Nora THOMAS (b.20 Sep 1867-Meigs Township,Adams County OH m.6 Aug 1885 d.22 Oct 1923-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)
                  -3. Judson Earl SPRINKLE (b.25 Jun 1889-Jacksonville,Meigs Two.,Adams Co. OH d.1 Jun 1958-McCutchenville,Seneca Co.,OH)
                   sp: Marguerite Maude SPOON (b.27 Jul 1895-Hancock Co.,OH m.12 Jun 1917 d.7 Aug 1969-Columbus,Franklin Co.,OH)
                           -4. James Henry SPRINKLE (b.20 Mar 1918-Seneca Twp.,Seneca Co.,OH d.20 May 2000-Newark,Licking Co.,OH)
                            sp: Agnes Pauline REBER (b.7 Mar 1918-Kinmundy,Marion Co.,IL m.29 Sep 1941 d.11 Nov 1978-Newark,Licking Co,OH)
                            sp: Shirley Ann WILLS (b.15 Mar 1937-Hanover Twp.,Licking Co.,OH m.7 Nov 1981 d.7 Nov 1981-Oak Harbor,Ottawa Co.,OH)
                  -3. Guy McCoy SPRINKLE (b.15 Aug 1895-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.Feb 1963-FL)
                   sp: Beatrice OWENS (b.22 Jan 1898-KY m.21 Aug 1917 d.17 May 1974-Miami,Dade Co.,FL)
                           -4. Evelyn Elnora SPRINKLE (b.20 May 1918-OH d.4 Sep 1988-Lake Co.,FL)
                            sp: Joel George SKINNER
                           -4. Vivian Jean SPRINKLE (b.13 Jun 1923-OH)
                  -3. Rexford Thomas SPRINKLE (b.18 Oct 1898-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.25 Jan 1955-Boston,MA)
                   sp: Rose WEISS (b.15 Mar 1907-Portland,Cumberland Co.,Maine m.25 Jul 1936 d.23 Jul 1990-La Jolla,San Diego Co.,CA)
                           -4. James Thomas SPRINKLE (b.2 Sep 1943-Arlington,MA)
                            sp: Gloria Jean KLIZICKI (b.7 Mar m.1 Sep 1968)
                           -4. Marilyn Frances SPRINKLE M.D. (b.22 Jun 1948-Boston MA)
                            sp: John DE VRIES (m.Abt 1970)
                            sp: Benjamin BRUN (m.Abt 1975)
                            sp: Richard WHITE (m.Abt 1988)
         -2. George Alva SPRINKLE (b.28 Feb 1858-Meigs Twp.,Adams Co. OH d.29 Jul 1930-Grant Co. IN)
          sp: Julia Ann ROGERS (b.28 Mar 1855-Adams Co,Ohio m.10 Mar 1881 d.31 May 1923-Grant Co. IN)
                  -3. Charles Asberry SPRINKLE (b.24 Dec 1881-Adams Co. OH d.Jun 1965-IN)
                   sp: H. Mae PATTISON (b.3 Sep 1903-Grant County,Indiana m.3 Sep 1903)
                           -4. Pauline SPRINKLE (b.Abt 19 Aug 1904 d.22 Oct 1904)
                           -4. Gertrude Alene SPRINKLE (b.8 Feb 1908)
                            sp: Max D. MARTIN (m.27 Jun 1935)
                  -3. Raymond Edward SPRINKLE (b.25 Dec 1883-Adams Co. OH d.Dec 1971-Grant Co. IN)
                   sp: Alta Blanche BOSWELL (b.12 Sep 1891 m.2 Feb 1909 d.Feb 1971)
                           -4. Paul Leon SPRINKLE (b.12 Nov 1909)
                            sp: Elnora OSTERMAN
                           -4. Carmen Bernice SPRINKLE (b.10 Aug 1913)
                            sp: Mark M. TROOK
                           -4. Mildred Buthene SPRINKLE (b.12 Nov 1919)
                            sp: Walter DOLLNIG (b.11 Aug 1907 d.Apr 1982)
                           -4. Madeline Ruth SPRINKLE (b.10 Aug 1923)
                            sp: Gene KILGORE
                           -4. Roy Dale SPRINKLE (b.29 May 1926)
                            sp: Roberta SUMMERS
                  -3. Curtis Mearle SPRINKLE (b.Jul 1886-Adams Co. OH d.13 Mar 1963-Grant Co. IN)
                   sp: Mattie Glen EVERHART (b.11 Feb 1889-IN m.Dec 1908 d.Jul 1974)
                           -4. Claudia Lillian SPRINKLE (b.May 1913-OK)
                            sp: Robert Harold CARSON (b.12 Jan 1910 d.Jun 1985-Marion,Grant Co. IN)
                           -4. Julia Maxine SPRINKLE (b.Jul 1915-OK)
                            sp: Glenn F. WHITTEN
                           -4. Joseph Curtis SPRINKLE (b.4 Jan 1921-IN d.31 Oct 1988-Thousand Oaks,Ventura Co.,CA)
                            sp: Edith Mary TIPPINS
                           -4. William Carroll SPRINKLE (b.Abt 1925-IN)
                            sp: Zelda CLARK
                  -3. Esta Maud SPRINKLE (b.21 Jul 1889-Franklin Twp. Adams Co. OH d.22 Apr 1943-Grant Co. IN)
                   sp: Wilbur Kemper HOGGATT (b.2 Sep 1886-Grant Co. IN m.23 Feb 1908 d.14 Aug 1963-Grant Co. IN)
                           -4. Esther Beulah HOGGATT (b.5 Dec 1909-Grant County,Indiana d.Oct 1910-Grant County,Indiana)
                           -4. Charles Lyndell HOGGATT (b.6 Aug 1911-Grant County,Indiana d.18 Sep 1973-South Bend,St. Jospeh Co. IN)
                            sp: Rachel Maxine PRATT (b.6 Aug 1911 m.22 May 1929 d.17 Aug 1973-South Bend,St. Jospeh Co. IN)
                           -4. Merle Wendell HOGGATT (b.17 May 1913-Grant County,Indiana d.1 Nov 1988-Phoenix AZ)
                            sp: Marthanna LUNSFORD (m.1 Sep 1935)
                            sp: Dorothy JOHNSON (b.5 Apr 1928)
                           -4. James Edward HOGGATT (b.22 Oct 1914-Grant County,Indiana d.20 Oct 1998-Lafayette,Tippecanoe Co.,IN)
                            sp: Ruth JONES (b.8 Jul 1915-Swayzee,Grant Co. IN m.23 Feb 1935 d.20 May 2002-Lafayette,Tippecanoe Co.,IN)
                           -4. Julia Catherine HOGGATT (living)
                            sp: Leslie Nelson MYERS (m.26 Jun 1937 d.1944-Battle Of The Bulge,Luxembourg)
                            sp: Grey Kenneth GOULD (m.22 Aug 1954)
                           -4. Geraldine Lois HOGGATT (living)
                            sp: Joseph Buren CARDWELL (b.20 Jun 1914 m.16 Jul 1938 d.21 Feb 1995-Marion,Grant Co. IN)
                           -4. Catheline Ruth HOGGATT (b.2 Nov 1920-Grant County,Indiana d.30 Sep 1929-Grant County,Indiana)
                           -4. George A. HOGGATT (b.2 Jul 1923-Grant County,Indiana d.7 Nov 1988-Vero Beach,Indiana River Co.,FL)
                            sp: Molly Ann MURPHY (m.7 Jan 1945)
                            sp: Dedee  (m.Aft 1953)
                           -4. Aubrey Dean HOGGATT (living)
                            sp: Thelma Mae CAMPBELL (living)
          sp: Carrie Ethel PETRO (b.19 Apr 1876-Howard Co. IN m.15 Dec 1926 d.29 Nov 1960-Sims Twp.,Grant Co.,IN)
         -2. William Leroy SPRINKLE (b.22 Feb 1860-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.15 Nov 1860-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)
         -2. David F. SPRINKLE (b.18 Jul 1861-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.31 Dec 1900)
         -2. William Dawson SPRINKLE (b.23 Oct 1863-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.29 Jul 1870-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)
         -2. Samuel Lafayette SPRINKLE (b.6 Nov 1867-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.12 Dec 1949-Adams Co,Ohio)
          sp: Elizabeth Pitts COOK (b.16 May 1863-Scioto Co.,OH m.15 Sep 1917)
          sp: Elsie F.  (b.Abt 1876-OH m.Abt 1924)
          sp: Bertha L.  (b.19 Jul 1875 m.Aft 1930 d.19 Mar 1950)
         -2. Charles Emory SPRINKLE (b.20 Oct 1870-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.19 Feb 1872-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)
         -2. Estella Inez SPRINKLE (b.23 Oct 1873-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.1955)
          sp: Willard H. BUTLER (b.Dec 1867-OH m.Sep 1904 d.1935)
                  -3. Herbert F. BUTLER (b.Abt 1908-Meigs Township,Adams County OH)
         -2. Effie Mae SPRINKLE (b.17 Oct 1876-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.Bef 1958-Cincinnati,Adams Co,Oh)
          sp: Edward C. JULER M.D. (b.Jul 1875-England m.Abt 1897 d.25 Oct 1964-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co.,OH)
                  -3. Henry Cundell JULER (b.10 Apr 1898-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co.,OH d.18 Dec 1977-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co,OH)
                  -3. Edward Thomas JULER (b.17 May 1918-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co,OH d.14 Jul 1996-Cincinnati,Hamilton Co,OH)
         -2. Mattie Viola SPRINKLE (b.18 Apr 1880-Meigs Township,Adams County OH d.27 Nov 1953-Marion,Grant Co. IN)
          sp: Charles E. CALLOWAY (b.Abt 1883-OH m.Feb 1904 d.1960-Marion,Grant Co. IN)