|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1896|
My 3rd great grandfather.
He was born in Virginia to Joseph Sprigg and his wife Jane Duncan McMahon.
According to census information he had at least 5 siblings. He was the second oldest.
As a young man he went out west and came back to Maryland a wealthy man.
He married Maria Lamar Rawlings (spelling varies to Mary and even Myrah). She was the daughter of Moses Rawlings and his wife Rebecca McCulloh. Randolph and Maria had at least 3 children, their son Floyd is my maternal great great grandfather. It appears they only had one son, and two daughters Carrie and Margaret.
Randolph died of cholera morbus .
The term cholera morbus was used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to describe both nonepidemic cholera and other gastrointestinal diseases (sometimes epidemic) that resembled cholera. The term is not in current use, but is found in many older references.
-- His obituary --
SPRIGG 14 Jul 1896 Mr Randolph Sprigg died this morning at his home at
Rawlings Station of cholera mobus.
As a young man, he went to California (1849) and returned with a considerable amount of money as a result of mining and married Maria, a daughter of Moses Rawlings. He had been employed for the C&O canal for a number of years as canal supervisor. Besides his wife, he leaves a son who is married and resides on a farm near Rawlings Station; and three daughters, Mrs Absolom Baird of this city; and Misses Margaret and Carrie Sprigg at home. His brothers are: Gen Joseph E Sprigg of the city; Richard of Brooklyn; John of Dayton OH; and one sister, Mrs John A McMahon. He was about 60 years of age.
Burial is at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland, Maryland Directories, 1890
City: Allegany County
Location 2: Paw Paw, W Va.
Joseph Sprigg (1793 - 1864)
Jane Duncan McMahon Sprigg (1793 - 1872)
Maria Lamar Rawlings Sprigg (1836 - 1924)*
Floyd Sprigg (1866 - 1905)*
Margaret Duncan Sprigg (1872 - 1969)*
Carrie Stanhope Sprigg Tower (1877 - 1969)*
Note: May be under someone else's name since cemetery office has no record for him but documentation states he was buried in this cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: J.A. & D.S.
Record added: May 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52232889