An American Family History

Poole Family

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Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.

John Poole was born about 1770.

He married Priscilla Woodward Sprigg. Priscilla was born on April 21, 1780.

John Poole, Jr. (1801, married Sarah Dickerson),
Thomas P. Poole (1803, Sarah Ann Wilson and Eveline Hyde),
William Dennis Poole (1804, married Rebecca Dickerson),
Eliza Poole (1807, married Leonard Hayes)
Frederick Sprigg Poole (married Mary Wilson)
Sarah Poole (1812 married Isaac Jones, Thomas L. Jones),
Isaac Richard Poole (married Mary Ellen Dawson),
Ann Priscilla Poole (1818, married W. O. Sellman),
Mary T. Poole (1821, married Thomas L. Jones)
Martha Deborah Poole (1821)

John died in 1828. Priscilla died on August 6, 1866 in Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland.

American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.



from West Virginia and Its People, Volume 3 by Thomas Condit Miller, Hu Maxwell

John Poole, the immigrant ancestor, was born in 1769, and died in 1828.... He was the owner of a thousand acres at and about Poolesville. and of much more about Barnesville. From him Poolesville received its name...

He married Priscilla Woodward Sprigg, who was born April 21, 1780, and died August 6, 1866.

1. John...
2. William Dennis, married Rebecca Dickerson; four children.
3. Thomas P. [Poole], born 1803, died 1890; married (first) Sarah Ann Wilson, (second) Eveline Hyde; children, three by first, four by second, marriage.
4. Eliza, born June 28, 1807, died July 21, 1874; married, May 25, 1825, Leonard Hayes; six children. 
5. Frederick Sprigg [Poole] died June 8, 1888; married Mary Douglas Tillard Willson; seven children.
6. Sarah, born March 5, 1812, died February 12, 1905; married (first) Isaac Jones, (second) Thomas L. Jones; children, two by first, one by second, marriage.
7. Isaac Richard, died September 18, 1844; married Mary Ellen Dawson; no children.
8. Ann Priscilla Woodward, born July 6, 1818, died February 9, 1890; married W. O. Sellman; eleven children.
9. Mary T., born June 3, 1821, died February 15, 1849; married Thomas L. Jones; three children.
10. Martha Deborah (twin of Mary T.), born June 3, 1821, died October 28, 1888.



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