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John Poole, Jr

Death 30 Mar 1828 (aged 58–59)
Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row G, Lot 22, Site 2
Memorial ID 18294527 · View Source
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- John Poole [1733-1799]
- Sarah (Collier) Poole [1747-?]

Married Priscilla Woodward Sprigg, (who was born April 21, 1780 and died August 6, 1866) in 1799.

1. John, born August 16, 1801, died October 27, 1849.
2. William Dennis, married Rebecca Dickerson; four children.
3. Thomas Sprigg, born 1803, died 1870; married (first) Sarah Ann Wilson, (second) Eveline Hyde; children, three by first, four by second, marriage.
4. Eliza, born June 28, 1807, died July 21, 1874; married, May 25, 1825, Leonard Hayes; six children.
5. Frederick Sprigg, died June 8, 1888; married Mary Douglas Tillard Willson; seven children.
6. Sarah, born March 5, 1812, died February 12, 1905; married (first) Isaac Jones, (second) Thomas L. Jones; children, two by first, one by second, marriage.
7. Isaac Richard, died September 18, 1844; married Mary Ellen Dawson; no children.
8. Ann Priscilla Woodward, born July 6, 1818, died February 9, 1890; married W. O. Sellman; eleven children.
9. Martha Deborah (twin of Mary T.), born June 3, 1821, died October 28, 1888.
10. Mary Tomsey, born June 3, 1821, died February 15, 1849; married Thomas L. Jones; three children.

John Poole, Jr. was the great-grandson of Richard Poole, the English immigrant who married Johanna Duvall and Mary Phelps.

His father, John Poole, Sr., and his uncle Joseph Poole, Sr. (a minister of the Established Church of England) also came to America, but Joseph later returned to England. The two brothers came to this area from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, later appeared in the land records office at Annapolis. John Poole apparently bought 160 acres from Charles Hoskinson's 498-acre tract called "Elizabeth's Delight" and had it resurveyed in 1769 into "Pooles Rectification"; 90 acres to John and 70 acres to Joseph. They later had it resurveyed, John called his "Pooles Right" and Joseph calling his "Pooles Hazard". [Note: it is believed that Charles Hoskinson's wife, Elizabeth, was the sister of Richard Pooles' first wife, Johanna Duvall.

In 1793, John Poole, Jr. used a 15-acre tract that he received from his father to build a log store and subsequently subdivided the tract, selling portions to a number of other merchants, thus establishing the settlement of Poolesville. The store is still standing.

John was an Episcopalian and a very religious man, always calling in his servants to family prayers and teaching them on Sundays from the Book of Common Prayer. At the time of his death he was registrar and lay reader of the parish. The first entry in the parish records, in 1799, when it was Prince George parish, is in his handwriting.

Reinterred here from the Frederick Procorus Hays farm on October 6, 1917.




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