Sproul Project

Descendants of Walter Spreull, Lord of Cauldhame, in the shire of Dumbarton
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Joseph Sprowl Joseph Sprowl
September 26 @ 12:29pm
Cousins, it is important to remember that the entire existence of this project is owed to a man named Philip H Sprowl of Indiana. Nearly ten years ago Philip had a theory that all Sprouls of every part of the world could trace their lineage back to Walter, Seneschal to the 5th Earl of Lennox. Philip sponsored quite a few of us in the early years of genealogical DNA testing to help support his theory. It was Philip's passion to use DNA in genealogical research that sparked my passion for DNA testing. I learned today that Philip has late stages of Alzheimer's disease. He sleeps about 20 hours a day and the only memories he can recall are of his caring wife. Please pray for Philip and his loving and supportive family.
Kate Tammemagi
September 26 @ 1:32pm
Thank you Philip for your important work. May your passing be peaceful and gentle. Sleep well.
Glen Sproul dit MacDonald
September 27 @ 5:46pm
I am so sorry to hear this. Certainly a person of vision to whom we are in debt.
George Sproul
January 31 @ 5:13pm
So sorry to hear this. He recruited me to this project. I wish him a comfortable passage into history.
Elizabeth Leahy Elizabeth Leahy has a question!
November 21 @ 4:58pm
Hello, have just joined this project. I wanted to ask if DNA from Ancestry can be used in the Sproul project or if further testing needs to be done. Is male DNA preferable as I read the male line has a unique character? Any advice would be appreciated as my family has been trying to unravel the mystery of our ancestor James Sproul, b 1804 approx, possibly b Londonderry and later Liverpool where he worked as a Stevedore. He was transported to Australia 1824 on ship Lady East for 7 years. He married Ann Crawford ( convict) in Launceston 1832 and their son Robert was born in 1835. We can not locate James from that time but Robert Sproul lived a long life in Victoria marrying Mary Melican and had a large family. We are hoping DNA research may assist finding more about the name Sproul. James had red hair was tall and had tattoos on each arm of a Sickle which maybe indicated he saw himself more Scottish than Irish? I look forward to advice and replies, regards Lizzy Leahy, Australia
Jim Spruell Jim Spruell
September 26 @ 7:48pm
In response to Joseph Sprowl "VERY important notice" I have chosen "limited access" as recommended by FTDNA. Our kit # is 498826. I believe I have selected Full Access.
Glen Sproul dit MacDonald
September 27 @ 5:49pm
Thanks Jim.
Joseph Sprowl Joseph Sprowl
March 21, 2018 @ 1:17am
A recent visit with my branch mates. George Sproul from Virginia standing left, myself standing right and Jim Sprole from Baltimore with his buddy Joe. We had a great visit and although I've visited with Jim several times in the past this was the first time all three have visited together. Thank you Jim for hosting us!
Joseph Sprowl Joseph Sprowl
March 21, 2018 @ 1:10am
Sorry folks for such late responses to your inquiries. For some reason I haven't been getting notifications from FTDNA that you all have been posting. This has been an issue in the past and hope to have permanently rectified soon. Thank you so much for joining the project and look forward to much more discussion!
Norman Hilsden Norman Hilsden has a question!
March 6, 2018 @ 2:20am
What does it mean to be ungrouped on the DNA results page?
Jim Spruell
March 6, 2018 @ 6:59pm
Welcome Casey! When you first join a surname group the testers results go into the un-grouped section, but Joe, our volunteer admin. will be moving them up ASAP.
Jim Spruell Jim Spruell
February 19, 2018 @ 11:55am
Our yDNA test # is 498826. My male cousin provided the yDNA for our Spruill line. We trace our ancestry back to Dr. Godfrey Spruill, and I am posting mine and my cousins lineage from my Great Grandfather to Dr. Godfrey Spruill. We would like to find a "documented" yDNA descendant of Samuel Spruill Jr., father of John Spruill of Abbeville, S.C. who would like to yDNA test. Please email me if you are interested. jmcronan@aol.com. Our Spruill Lineage: Spruill / Spruell (Numerous spellings: Spruil, Spruel, Spruiell, Sprowl, etc.) Dr. Godfrey Spruill b. c1650 VA or Scotland - d. c1718-1719 Albemarle, N.C. Samuel Spruill Sr. b. c1680 Albemarle, NC - d. c1760 Tyrrell, NC (m) Elizabeth Swaine Samuel Spruill Jr. b. c1716 Albemarle, NC – d. c1765 Bertie & Tyrrell., NC (m) Mary John Spruill b. c1745 Tyrrell, NC – d. c.1808 Abbeville, SC (m) Sarah Currell William Spruill b. c1767 Tyrrell, NC – d. after 1830 DeKalb Co., GA (m) Elizabeth Robertson Stephen Spruill b. 1787 Abbeville, SC – d. Aug. 1869 DeKalb Co., GA (m) Margaret Lord James Spruill b. 18 Aug 1819 Jackson Co., GA – d. 12 Jan 1889 DeKalb Co., GA (m) Milly J. Adams Thomas F. Spruill b. 02 May 1846 DeKalb Co., GA – d. 14 Nov 1920 Milton Co., GA (m) Naomi Martin
Joseph Sprowl
February 21, 2018 @ 11:05pm
Thank You for sharing Janice
Jim Spruell Jim Spruell
January 7, 2018 @ 6:58pm
James Spruell test sample was received at FTDNA on 6 Jan 2018. How long will it take to receive the results? I will be administering James's test because his Grandfather and my Grandmother were brothers and sisters. He agreed to test for our family. Thanks, Janice
Joseph Sprowl
February 1, 2018 @ 12:28am
Hi Janice. You should have results any day now. I'm not going to update the blog without them that's for sure!
Jim Spruell
February 5, 2018 @ 6:06pm
Thanks Joe for letting me know our test results were in and for setting up a site for us at WFN https://worldfamilies.net/surnames/sproul/results
Glen Sproul dit MacDonald Glen Sproul dit MacDonald
January 31, 2018 @ 11:46pm
R-FGC60974 - My targeted FTDNA SNP test just came in and confirmed I am of the Sproul haplotype R-FGC60974. A few months ago I would not have suspected this was my paternal lineage - having been raised as a MacDonald in the strong Canadian Maritime Scots tradition of family-clan identity. I want to thank Joe Sprowl for his encouragement and advice - and his warm welcome to the 'Sproul Family'. I am eager the learn all I can about my Sproul heritage from genetics and historical sources - and help in anyway I can with the Sproul Project. The great thing is that Sprouls have Scots roots... and are not Campbells :)
Joseph Sprowl
February 1, 2018 @ 12:26am
Great to have you Glen. Thank you for the wonderful comments!
David Sprowl David Sprowl
October 27, 2017 @ 11:46am
Our results are showing no relations with the surname Sprowl, but several with the name Hestand (spelled in various ways). I know the Hestand family lived next to the Sprowl family in Monroe County, KY in the late 1800s. In fact, my gg grandfather married a Hestand woman. How can I find which Sprowl are ours, or if there were shenanigans and we are actually Hestands? This is stumping me. Thank you for any help.
Jim Spruell
January 7, 2018 @ 7:05pm
David, did you find any information on your surname? Was your gg grandfather that married a Hestand woman a Sprowl? Do you have some dates for your ancestors. Sometimes back then children lost their parents and moved in with relatives and the census takers just used the head of household's surname for all the children in the home. Do you have any death certificates or bible records?