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Solomon Sproles, Sr
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Birth: 1747, Ireland
Death: 1821
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA

Although it unlikely that Solomon Sproles is buried here, it is known that his Richmond County farm (in the Fairgrounds District) was nearby and his daughter, Naomi Sproles Bostick, is buried here; therefore, this cemetery is selected for his memorial (no legible gravestone exists). Most likely Solomon and his wife Mary Ann were buried on their farm in one of the many small family cemeteries that have long since been lost.
Oral histories tell that this branch of the Sproles family were of Scots Irish ancestry and came to North Carolina from Tyrone County, Ireland, disembarking near Wilmington and settling along the PeeDee River in Richmond County. The surname is spelled variously in the early records as "Sprawls, Sprols, etc." but has generally become "Sproles" for that branch of the family that moved west from Richmond County. Solomon and Mary Ann lived on Mountain Creek in Richmond County. Tax records show he owned 1121 acres of land and the 1790 census shows William Bostick as a neighbor. Solomon had one daughter, Naomi (married Wm Bostick in 1791) and is believed to have had at least six sons, Sam, Elijah, Sol Jr., Alexander, Perry and Richard (1787-1845). After his death his estate was inventoried by Elijah in 1822 and in 1823 Richard was listed as administrator. After his widow, Mary Ann, died about 1830 the remaining family moved west. 
Family links: 
  Mary Ann Thompson Sproles (1750 - 1830)
  Naomi Sproles Bostick (1773 - 1852)*
  Solomon Sproles (1785 - 1838)*
  Richard Sproles (1787 - 1845)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No marker found as yet. Gravesite may have originally been marked only by fieldstone.
Old Saron Baptist Church Cemetery
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Memorial Only (No Grave)
Created by: sam sproles
Record added: Sep 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21363101

Nice to know there is a touch of Irish in me. Solomon was my great grandfather x6. Those buckets of gold are right in front of you, they are your children and grandchildren.
- Sylvia Burkhalter
 Added: Sep. 12, 2013
In memory of Solomon Sproles (my g-g-g-g-grandfather). An American pioneer.
- sam sproles
 Added: Sep. 4, 2007

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