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Benjamin Franklin Sprout (1847 - 1926)

Private Benjamin Franklin Sprout
Born in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Died at age 78 in Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Benjamin Sprout, 1847-1926, was the son of Jacob H. Sprout and Margaret Long. In 1867, he married Nancy Bear (b. 1849). They had five children. [1]

In 1850, the Sprout family lived in Jackson Township p,mSeneca, Ohio. The household included

  • Jacob Sprout, 35, born in Ohio, a farmer, with $500 in real estate
  • Margs Sprout, 33, b. Ohio
  • Mary Sprout, 14, Ohio
  • Margs Sprout, 12, b. Ohio, in school
  • David Sprout, 10, b. Ohio, in school
  • Jacob Sprout, 8, b. Ohio, in school
  • Benjamin Sprout, 6, b. Ohio, in school
  • James Sprout, 2, b. Ohio
  • John Sprout, 83, Pennsylvania, a farmer (Jacob’s widowed father)
  • Mary Stone, 0, b. Ohio (age 10?) [2]

In 1860, the Sprout family lived in Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio. The five oldest children were in school. The family included

  • J H Sprout, 45, born in Pennsylvania, a farmer, with $2500 in real estate and $455 in personal estate
  • Margaret Sprout 45 b. Ohio
  • David Sprout 19 b. Ohio
  • Jacob Sprout 17 b. Ohio
  • Benjamin Sprout 13 b. Ohio
  • Esther E Sprout 11 b. Ohio
  • William Sprout 9 b. Ohio
  • Jesse Sprout 5 b. Ohio
  • Daniel Sprout 2 b. Ohio [3]

During the Civil War, Benjamin F. Sprout served as a Private in Company E 186th Ohio Infantry. He drew his pension in 1876. In 1918, he was receiving $30 per month. In 1920, his pension paid $50 per month. Sprout died on 4 November 1924. [4] [5] [6]

Benjamin F. Sprout was mustered in, and mustered out as a Private, with Co. E 186th Ohio Infantry. [7]

The “186th Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Organized at Camp Chase February, 1865. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 2. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Separate Division, District of thc Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.


Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 8, 1865; thence to Cleveland, Tenn., and duty there till May. Moved to Dalton, Ga., May 2; thence to Chattanooga, Tenn., May 10, and duty there till July 20, Moved to Nashville, Tenn., July 20, and duty there till September 19. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, September 19, and mustered out September 25, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 49 Enlisted men by disease. Total 50.” [8]

Benjamin F. Sprout and Nancy Bear were married on 31 January 1867 in Seneca County, Ohio. [9]

In 1870, the Sprout family lived in Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio.

  • Benjamin Sprout, 22, born in Ohio, a farmer, with $740 in personal estate
  • Nancy Sprout 21, b. Ohio
  • Jenetta Sprout 2, b. Ohio

Living nearby was Marion Sprout, 24, a farm hand on the farm of Benjamin Long (likely relatives of Benjamin Sprout, and his mother, whose maiden name was LONG) [10]

In 1880, the Sprout family lived in Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio. All of the children were in school.The household included

  • Benj. F. Sprout, 32, born in Ohio, a farmer, whose parents were born in Pennsylvania
  • Nancy Sprout Wife, 31, b. Ohio, parents b. New York
  • Jeannette Sprout Daughter, 12, b.Ohio
  • Oliver Sprout Son, 8, b. Ohio
  • Edgar Sprout Son, 8, b. Ohio

Living nearby were three other Sprout households: John Sprout, 45, wife and two children; Jacob H. Sprout, 62, retired farmer, wife Margaret (Benjamin’s parents) and their two sons; and William Sprout, 28, wife, and three children. [11]

In 1900, the Sprout family lived in Bettsville, Liberty Township, Seneca, Ohio. They owned their farm without a mortgage. All members of the household could read and write. The family included

  • Benjamin Sprout, 53, born in Aug 1847 in Ohio; married 33 years
  • Nancy Sprout, Wife, 51, b. Jan. 1849, Ohio; who had had three children, all of whom were living
  • Edgar Sprout, Son, 28, b. Jan. 1872, Ohio; newlywed
  • Lucy Sprout , Daughter-in-law, 23, b. Sept. 1877, Ohio; no children [12]

In 1910, they lived in Liberty, Seneca, Ohio. They owned their house without a mortgage. Benjamin Sprout, 62, was born in Ohio (parents b. Ohio). His wife of 43 years, Nancy, 61, born in Ohio (father b. NY; mother b. MD), had had three children, all of whom were living. [13]

Benjamin Franklin Sprout was born August 9 (1847) in Kansas Station, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Margaret (Long) Sprout. He was a retired farmer, married to Nancy J., when he died, aged 79, on 4 November 1926 at 935 Rawsona (?), Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, where they had lived for three months. He died of heart disease, contributed by senility. The informant to his death was (his son) Edgar Sprout, 512 W. Garrison St. Benjamin was buried at Kansas Station, Ohio. [14] [15]

Benjamin Franklin Sprout, 1847-1926, died, aged 79, and is buried with family at Kansas Cemetery, Kansas, Ohio. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Among family buried there also are his parents, his wife, a daughter, five siblings, and three of his grandparents. [16]

NOTE: FindAGrave had his birthdate in error, and possibly his birthplace as well. . He was definitely born in AUGUST 1847. Birthplace is seen as Kansas Station, Ohio (death certificate). Marking Birthplace as Uncertain.


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Benj Sprout in household of Jacob Sprout, Jackson, Seneca, Ohio, United States; citing family 71, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Benjamin Sprout in entry for J H Sprout, 1860.
  4. "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 February 2021), Benjamin F Sprout, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,636,176.
  5. "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2021), Benjamin F Sprout, .
  6. "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch ( : 24 March 2016), Benjamin F. Sprout, 1876.
  7. The Civil War, Soldier Search (
  8. The Civil War, Battle Unit Details (
  9. "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958", database, FamilySearch ( : 25 March 2020), Benjamin F. Sprout, 1867.
  10. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), Benjamine Sprout, 1870.
  11. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 January 2022), Benj. F. Sprout, Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .
  12. "United States Census, 1900", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 January 2022), Benjamin Sprout, 1900.
  13. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 January 2022), Benjamin Sprout, Liberty, Seneca, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 164, sheet 8B, family 199, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1229; FHL microfilm 1,375,242.
  14. "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997", database, FamilySearch ( : 19 January 2020), Benjamin F. Sprout, 1926.
  15. "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2021), Benjamin Franklin Sprout, 04 Nov 1926; citing Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, reference fn 70463; FHL microfilm 1,984,616.
  16. Find A Grave: Memorial #69413587

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