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William SPROWLS
Dorcas __?__
Husband:  William SPROWLS
Birth:  ca. 24 Sep 1794, PA
Death:  27 Dec 1868, Washington Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Sprowls Family Graveyard, Washington Co., PA
Marriage:
Wife:  Dorcas __?__
Birth:  ca. 5 Jun 1797, PA
Death:  30 Jun 1870, Washington Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Sprowls Family Graveyard, Washington Co., PA
Children born in PA:
1.  Eli SPROWLS, b. ca. 23 Nov 1823; d. 2 Oct 1888; bur. Washington Co., PA
2.  James T. SPROWLS, b. ca. 24 Jan 1825; d. 26 Nov 1850; bur. Washington Co., PA
3.  William W. SPROWLS, b. 17 Aug 1826; d. 20 Apr 1888; bur. Washington Co., PA
4.  Elizabeth SPROWLS, b. 1831/2
5.  Henry SPROWLS, b. 1832/3
6.  Dorcas A. SPROWLS, b. 1834/5
7.  Cyrus H. SPROWLS, b. ca. 4 Apr 1837/8/9; d. 13 Apr 1862?; bur. Washington Co., PA


Sources:

1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  East Finley Township, Washington Co., PA, p. 541A, 69/69, enumerated 24 Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Sprowls 56 M Farmer 1000 Pa
Dorcas     " 52 F     "
Eli        " 26 M   "   "
James      " 25 M   "   "
William W  " 23 M   "   "
Henry      " 17 M   "   "
Elisabeth  " 18 F     "
Dorcas A   " 15 F     "
Cyrus      " 11 M     "
Living next door to Nancy Sprowls (age 70) and Elizabeth Sprowls (age 65), who are living next door to Laban & Elizabeth (SPROWLS) SAMPSON, who are living next door to Christian & Rosanna (MARSHALL) PLANTS, in one direction; and to John & Eleanor (SPROWLS) ELY in the other direction.

Sprowls Family Graveyard, Washington Co., PA (online at the Washington County PAGenWeb site; contributed to the USGenWeb Archives by Mary McKain):
Asberry - Son of W.W. & E. Sprowls Died Sept 3, 1870  Age 3 mo. 4 days
Sprowls - W.W. Born  Aug. 17, 1825  Died Apr. 20, 1888
Asbury - (No 1st name)  W.W. & L. Sprowls  Born  May 30, 1870   Died  Sept. 3,1870

Elizabeth Sprowls - 1761-1818
John Sprowls - 1749-1845
Elizabeth L. - Daughter of J. & E. Sprowls Died  Sept. 28, 1865
Harry or Hamby (?)
Elisabeth - Daughter of J. & E. Sprowls  Died  Sept. 13, 1865
Sprowls - James Died  Oct. 22, 1825   Age 38 years
Sprowls - John S. Died  May 15, 1833 or 1839  54 years
Sprowls - Margaret Died  Oct. 3, 1838  Age  56 years
 
 
Sprowls - W.W. Born  Aug. 17, 1825  Died  Apr. 20,1888
Sprowls - Eli Son of W. Sr. & O. Sprowls Died Oct 2, 1888 Age 64 years 10 mos. 9 days
Sprowls - William Died Dec. 27, 1868 Age 74 years 2 mos. 22 days
Dorcas - Wife of Wm. Sprowls Died June 30, 1870 Age 73 years 25 days
Cyrus H. - Son of W. & D. Sprowls Died Apr. 13, 1862 Age 25 years 9 days
Member of Co. (CI or L) 85th Regiment PA Vol.
James T. - Son of W. & D. Sprowls Died Nov. 26, 1850 Age 25 years 10 mos. 2 days
Isaac - Son of W. & D. Sprowls Died Jan. 21, 1817 Age 6 years 3 mos. 10 or 19 days
Abigail
Ezra - Son of W. & D. Sprowls
1825 has to be a misreading of 1826 or 1827, most likely 1826.  The "O." is a misreading of "D."  The birthdate of Cyrus does not jibe with the census, so either the census is wrong of the reading is wrong, either with regard to his date of death or age at death.

.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's JavaScript Birthday Calculator.
Entered Result
 2 Oct 1888  9d 10m 64y 23 Nov 1823
17 Dec 1868 22d  2m 74y 24 Sep 1794
30 Jun 1870 25d  0m 73y  5 Jun 1797
13 Apr 1862  9d  0m 25y  4 Apr 1837
26 Nov 1850  2d 10m 25y 24 Jan 1825
21 Jan 1817 10d  3m  7y
19d  3m  7y
11 Oct 1809
 2 Oct 1809
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

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