Vincent Sprouse 1701(?)-1830
My branch of Sprouse's first came to Hampton Roads, Virginia in Dec 1647. Alice Sprouse was followed by a cousin, John, and were married. They moved to Yorktown, then to Fluvanna Country, VA by 1670's. A son, Alexander, is the apparent father of Vincent. (Alexander was mad Capt in British Dragoons at Burwell Springs in 1701, the birth year of Vincent.)Vincent was a farmer, horseman, and somewhat prolific father. It is from him that most of the Sprouse family can be traced into all parts of the country. Vincent lived in Fluvanna County for a long time, then began a slow migration to Union, SC (Spartenburg) where he had a farm, worked and raised another family. He died in 1830 at the ripe old age of 130 and was buried in Union. One son, John (my branch of the line), remained in Virginia until 1792. (As luck would have it, he wanted to fight in the Revolutionary War...only the day he left for Braddock's Army, the War was over.) Although active in politics, he apparently was attempting to have a portion of Fluvanna Countyannexed into Albemarle County. Unfortunately, when it was annexed and included a part ofd his farm, he decided to leave for parts South, and landed in Union, SC. By 1846, he was back in Virginia's Albemarle County. His son, another John, actually served in the Confederate Army, although only 12 in the beginning.