Cpt. Thomas SPRIGGS d/ 10 Jul 1810 1st w/ Martha, married 1772 or 1773 (not married when daughter was born, but was acknowledged) d/ Ann b/ 1771 .....Ann m/ Robert JOHNSON - their daughter, .....---Julia JOHNSON 2nd w/ Lucy BELT d/ Delila, dec w/o Charles HURSTON - NY - her child, .....Maria HURSTON, a minor d/ Lethenia (Spriggs) w/o John SPRIGGS (m/ Mar 1803 and moved to western country) s/ Otho SPRIGGS d/ Harriot (Spriggs), a minor (later m/ Stephen DORSEY by 5 Aug 1812) (Harrietís 2nd husband was Eli P. BENTLEY, a merchant of Anne Arundel Co, MD whom she married by 4 Mar 1817) Land - "Mount Zion", "Poplar Springs", "I Am Looser Still", "Fat Oxen", "Beallís Good Will" (Montgomery Co, MD), "Additional Defense" Lot 23 (Anne Arundel Co, MD). Lethenia & John SPRIGGS claim after their marriage, they moved to the western country; and her father offered, if they would return, he would give them a plantation. After their return in 1804, he purchased, from Lenox MARTIN, part of "Beallís Good Will", 120-130 acres, for them and put them in possession of it; and they are still in possession of it. Spriggs also purchased, from Levi HAYS, another adjoining tract, also as a gift to them; part of two tracts, "Mount Zion" and part of "Beallís Good Will", 92+ acres, and also put them in possession of it and since; but, they never obtained legal title of lands from Lenox MARTIN although they did from Levi HAYS - (testimony from 28 May 1811). On 11 Jul 1816, there is mention of John SPRIGGS living in Montgomery Co, MD. In Dec 1816, Lucy Belt SPRIGGS denied knowing anything about such an agreement between her husband and daughter Lethenia; but did state her husband always claimed Anne as his daughter. There is record of Otho SPRIGG of Mt Hampton, Frederick County on 11 Oct 1816, mentioning two of the heirs - John SPRIGG and Robert LYLES (connection not known). Lethenia & John SPRIGGS were allowed to keep possession of plantation and the remainder of the land was divided among the remaining heirs.
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