Dennis, Here is another clue!Jacob S. Springs was born about 1852 in Smith Co., Tn.. Jacob S. Springs Married Mary Bell Clark in Crittenden Co., Ky. about 1877. Brenda Joyce Jerome a Genealogist sent some information that might help you! Jacob S. Springs was Married twice, his first wife was Lucy Ann Bennett, there Marriage date Oct. 3, 1871.I wonder if there is a Bennett family connection? Smith County Tn. has many census years online. I believe this is another branch of our Spring family! Don't feel bad Dennis, you are way ahead of me!First it took me years to get the name of my GGgrandmother Martha Spring. (Her name was on my Grgrandparents wedding lis., found for me by a woman in Pulaski Co., IL.) Our family history says she grew up in Marion, now I wonder if it was Marion, Ky.?? I know she was born in Il. as her daughter Nancy Adaline Brock Knight said. I also know some Spring family members moved from Tn.>IL>Ky.. Martha is supposed to have been Choctaw, I knew that years before I knew Marthas name, then I find out there were/are several Spring family members who Married Choctaw and had Children who were part Choctaw.There was more than one "Trail of Tears", one went right through Critt. Co., I can't help but wonder if Martha Springs Father was in that group??
When my GGrandmother Nancy Adaline Brock Knight died in IL., in 1915, her daughter Thelma Knight was sent to live in Beltnap, IL, (Johnson Co.) She was sent to be raised by the Grahams (They died in the 1918 Flu epidemic)She was then raised by the Wyatts, they did take her to Kentucky to visit relatives? Her Paternal Knight line was from there, but maybe she also had Spring family there?? Martha Spring married Henry Brock probably in the 1870s, my Mothers cousin Jill (Lives in Vienna, IL.) & has looked and looked, but can't find a record of it?? Martha and Henry Brocks daughter Nancy Addie was born in 1880 in Illinois.