searching for the Sperrys of Sparta, White Co., Tennessee
I am not getting very far in researching my Sperry ancestors. So I hope some one on the web can add to my dismal collection. My gg grandmother was Elizabeth Sperry who died Aug. 28, 1892 and was buried in the historic Mount Gilead Methodist Church cemetery in Sparta, White Co., Tn. along side her husband Hosea Lotspeich Broyles. She and Hosea were married on Jan. 1, 1857. My older sister said that the Broyles were charter members of that church but I have not seen the charter member list in print. Hosea L. Broyles family is well researched as he is a direct descendant of Johannes Broyles, original
german immigrant with the Second Colony of Germanna in 1717 in Spotsylvania Co., Va., But the Sperrys are another matter.
This is what I know so far, Elizabeth Sperry was the daughter of Henrietta Norwood and Charles R. Sperry. Charles R. Sperry was a tailor in Sparta as I believe his father Thomas(?) was. Henrietta and Charles were married on July 24, 1823 in Tn. Henrietta was the daughter of John Norwood and Mary Haile (both lines are well researched).
Today I found a Charles Sperry on 1840 census of White Co, Tn. I use to visit the Mount Gilead Cemetery as I stayed my summers with my maternal grandmother Myrtle Rhea Broyles Snodgrass who lived down at the bottom of the hill on state road 111 with my step grandfather
Sam Snodgrass. Myrtle Mandane Ennis
Thanks for reading my story