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Mike & Doris (#46933821)
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Bio Photo Mike's Background: I grew up and lived in Sanagamon County until 1990. I have lived in Columbus, OH since 2000. I am a member of the Tuscarawas County, Ohio Historical Society.

My pedigree on my father's side is Roy Joseph Sponsler (1918-1982), his father Robert Orison Sponsler (1875-1926), his father Richard Sponsler (~1823-1908) and his father William Sponsler (circa 1780-1845). I am researching the Sponsler family who migrated from Frederick County, MD in in the 1830s to Tuscarawas County, OH. My ggrandfather Richard migrated to Greene County, IN circa 1847; he then moved to Illinois (first to Morgan County and then settled in Sangamon County where my family resided until 2010).
On my maternal side we are researching the Finney family of Johnson County, Illinois who moved on to become prominent doctors and pharmacists in southeastern MO, i.e. Cape Girardeau, Laflin areas.
On the other maternal side is the Kerns family. This line has been thoroughly researched by Wilmer Kerns in his book , "Kerns Family Roots in Virginia" that is available for purchase directly from Wilmer Kerns.

Doris' Background:
I am a descendant of the Spencer, Davidson, and Hensley families of Perry County, Kentucky who lived in Dock's Hollow off of Grapevine Creek. I am researching these families and their various branches. I'd love to exchange family information with others.

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RE: Florine Puckett
You are more than welcome. I'm honored to be able to post the pictures
Added by H W on Jun 10, 2015 10:27 AM
RE: Michael Sponsler Headstone
You're very welcome; hope this turns out to be one of your line. Interestingly enough, the Genealogical Society originally misread this stone as Richard, and their listing was the source of the memorial for Richard.
Added by TerriwithaC on Dec 10, 2014 9:45 AM
RE: Agin Family?
Hi, Thank you for your kindness in asking about the memorial. Please feel free to add it if you'd like. However, if you'd rather I add it, I'd be more than happy to. Williamsburg Cemetery is a nice cemetery, and I'm glad you got to visit there. Take care, Alfreda
Added by giraffelove on Sep 30, 2014 4:41 AM
Richard Parker
RE: Isaac Sponsler Sponsellor # 80577799
Mike and Doris,

Sorry I can't explain the two different spelling of the surname. I've seen it done all the time. Like one cemetery I was the family spelled their name two different ways - Wilson and Willson.

I have added Isaac's death certificate to his bio. The death certificate spells his name Sponsler.

Maybe the name on the tombstone was misspelled because the engraver didn't know how to spell it or the person who gave the engraver the information spelled it wrong.

Added by Richard Parker on Aug 23, 2014 3:11 PM
Tanya Sebastian
Willie Deaton
Im looking for info on Willie Deaton who was with my great grandpa Rash Sebastian in 1908, they were crossing a creek near Ed Callahans place and shot upon. I would love to know if this is the Willie Deaton that was with him. Tanya
Added by Tanya Sebastian on Nov 21, 2013 6:04 PM
Frank Moore
Thanks for the info.
Added by historianne on Nov 18, 2013 5:42 AM
Ruth Smith
RE: Rachel Finney Kerns
You are very welcome. Leonard Leroy Kerns is there also - but his name has been spelled Kern. I have asked Mr. Hinkle who originated all burials in Fairmount to change the spelling.
He also has some duplicates in that family. Hopefully it will get straightened out. Ruth
Added by Ruth Smith on Aug 05, 2013 3:36 PM
RE: Eliza Sponsler
You're very welcome. It's too bad that cemetery has deteriorated so badly: a great many of the stones are cracked, broken, or eroded badly. Still, we're glad if this has helped you out.
Added by TerriwithaC on Feb 22, 2013 8:21 PM
lee r beishline
RE: Jacob and Suzanna Sponsler
glad i could help.
Added by lee r beishline on Nov 24, 2012 11:20 AM
Connie Clark
Andrew Sponsler
Hi, We just went to Harmony Cemetery off of Woodside Rd. ould not find your Andrew, but if you are at all familiar with this cemetery, the stones are all stacked up on each other, sone are impoosible to read, some are backwards, broken, etc. Took lots of pictures, will study them on computer, am happy to share with you if you like. Take care, Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Oct 28, 2012 10:59 AM
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