Biography of Robert Sproul
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

ROBERT SPROUL, farmer; P. 0. Troy; born on the farm where he now resides Feb. 11, 1826; is a son of Robert and Isabella (Hayes) Sproul, who were born in Ireland; he came to America in 1800, and she in 1793; they first located in South Carolina, but, about 1812, removed to Miami Co.; while here he was drafted for the war and sent to Greenville, doing military duty two months, when he returned home; in 1813, he located upon the farm where his son Robert now resides; he died June 14, 1858, his wife April 2. 1868; they were parents of twelve children, of whom eight are still living, viz.. Sallie Hayes, Nancy, Thomas, James, Isabella, Jane, Maria Matilda and Robert; when Mr. Sproul took this place he entered it from the Government, commenced in the woods, and spent his life in making a farm and home; by industry and economy, he had, before he died, a fine farm in cultivation, with good buildings and everything necessary for comfort and convenience. Our subject lived with his father till his death, and shared in the hardships of clearing up half or more of the farm. Dec. 8, 1859, he was united in marriage with Martha, daughter of John Hannan, a native of Ireland; they have had two children, of whom one is living, viz.. Sarah Bell; his wife died Oct. 23, 1863; on Aug. 25, 1870, he was married to Rebecca. daughter of Robert and Jane Wilson, natives of Pennsylvania; they had four children, three living - Ann, Jane and Rebecca; Mr. Sproul has always resided upon the home farm. which has been in the possession of the Sproul family for sixty seven years. Mr. Sproul and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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