The Ancestors of Brian Doig

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  • ID: I2254
  • Name: John SPRINGER
  • Surname: Springer
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1730 in Of Frederick Co., VA
  • Death: in SC
  • _UID: 9754EFA4457BD511AA2944455354000027DA
  • Note:
    John was reported to be the son of James Springer, the son of Baron Charles Christopher Sprin ger [Reported by M. C. Springer of Lincolncentre, KS in 1880]. This may be false, part of th e "Springer Hoax" to bilk descendants out of money as possible hiers to land in Wilmington, D E, Long Island, NY, and a royal fortune back in Stockholm, Sweden. Note for Dec 2007 - DNA co nfirms John was NOT descended from the above Charles Springer line.

    Note: Only Ezekiel and Dennis are mentioned as sons of John. Jonathan and Aaron, and probabl y others, are presumed children of John based on age and location. Initial DNA results confir m Ezekiel, Aaron, and probably Dennis have a common ancestor.

    John moved to SC where he lived and died near Union Courthouse. John Springer purchased lan d in Union Co.: "Old 96 District, South Carolina, Land Records, Part 2, Index to 1784-5."

    A possible daughter Christiana married in 1782 in SC (Film #0855229).
    A Frederick Springer is listed in 1782 SC vital records (Film #0855229).
    A will for Lydia Springer is listed in 1803 Edgefield Co., SC (Film #0855215).


    The Smyrna Church was organized in 1786 by the Rev. John Newton and the Rev. John Simpson, Pr esbyterian ministers under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Presbytery. Services were a t first held in the homes of the members. The first Smyrna church edifice, built on this sit e in 1793, was of logs, with a steeple. The first regular pastor was the Rev. John Springer , who preached there until 1801. John was the pastor of Smyrna, Providence and Washington (GA ) churches.

    Caspar Springer petitioned for a bounty of 100 acres of land (according to the act of 25 Jul y 1761) on 17 Oct 1766, the land in the Province of South Carolina. He appears in the 1778/ 9 Jury List of Beaufort District, SC.

    Census: Union County, SC was formed from District 96 in 1785.
    1778/9 SC, District 96: Thomas Springer (jury list).
    1781 SC, Resident of St. Ate, Charleston, Charleston Co., page 82: Margaret Springer.
    1790 SC, Union County: Dennis Springer (1 male 16+, 1 female); Hezekiah Springer (1 male 16+ , 4 males under 16); John Springer (1 male 16+, 3 males under 16, 6 females); William Springe r (2 males 16+).
    1800 SC, Union Co.: Dennis Springer, page 222 (20010-40010-00); John Springer, page 222 (0030 1-00001-00); John Springer, page 216 (00010-21010-00); William Springer, page 223 (30010-1010 1-00).
    1810 SC, Union Co.: Aron Springer, page 244; Dennis Springer, page 243; John Springer, page 2 43; John Springer Jr., page 243; Jonathan Springer, page 241; William Springer, page 243.
    1820 SC, Union Co., page 144: Aaron Springer (331110-20010).
    1830 and 1840 SC, Union County - No Springers.

    Reported family and ancestry of John at ET&db=monkeys&id=I19353.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Ezekiel SPRINGER b: 1766/1770 in Near Charleston, SC
      2. Has Children Dennis SPRINGER b: 15 Nov 1768 in Union Co., SC
      3. Has Children Jonathan SPRINGER b: 28 Jul 1777 in Union Co., SC
      4. Has Children Aaron SPRINGER b: 1780/1781 in SC
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