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March 7, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Notables: Henry Wesley Sprouse

Henry Wesley Sprouse and Family. Courtesy Vanessa Crews.

Front Row (left to right): Frank, Mary and Jane. Second row (left to right): Martha, Peggy (second wife), Edmund, Henry Wesley Sprouse, Fitzhugh and William. Back row (left to right): Thomas, Pocahontas, Nannie Belle, Charles, James, Elbon Booney, and John Josiah.

Henry Wesley Sprouse of Buckingham County was born on August 1826 and died on February 11, 1901. The Richmond Dispatch reported:

“Mr. H. W. Sprouce, an old and respected citizen, was buried at his home yesterday.”

Many thanks to Vanessa Crews for sharing this beautiful photo of the Sprouse family. Vanessa’s husband, Jesse Crews, has deep roots in Buckingham County.  Learn more at her website:

Cultivating Family: Discovering the ancestors of Jesse and Vanessa Sykes Crews



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  1. Paula sprouse / Mar 9 2019 6:25 am

    I’m proud to know about my dad and family heritage …I’m Paula sprouse daughter of Hattie sprouse newton and. My dad was Jimmy. ..

    • Joanne Yeck / Mar 9 2019 9:00 am


      Many thanks for your comment. Try searching the Slate River Ramblings archive for your favorite Buckingham County surnames and place names!



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