Name: Ezekiel Springer
Given Name: Ezekiel
Birth: 1797 in South Carolina
Death: Aft 1860 in McNairy , Tennessee
Burial: Gravel Hill Cemetery, Mcnairy , Tennessee
Change Date: 18 Apr 2010 at 01:00
Ezekiel born in 1796 in Union County, South Carolina. He died in 1860 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee. He m'd Hannah in 1815 in South Carolina. Hannah was born on Jan 9 1794 in North Carolina. She died on Oct 3 1856 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Oct 1856 in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee. (She was buried in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Gravel Hill, McNairy County, TN beside her son, Patrick M C Springer marked with a home-made headstone)
In 1823 & 1824 Ezekiel was selected a juror for the next term of court in Lawrence County TN. Ezekiel and Hannah were chartwe members of the Second Creek Primitive Baptist Church of Lawrence Copunty TN per the covenant agreement dated June 26, 1830. Ezekiel and Hannah asked for their letter of dismissal March 1834 from the church. In 1835, their daughter, Elizabeth was born in Giles County TN. By 1840 the family moved to McNairy County TN. "Zeke" Springer donated two acres of land to the Concord Primitive Baptist Church at Gravel Hill, McNairy County TN in 1841.
Notes for EZEKUEL SPRINGER:
The Johnsons and Powells built a dam across the creek about 1810 and ran a sash saw mill and grist mill. The old grist mill was run there by the Powells until 1882 when they sold it."2
".....In 1839 Jas. M. Powell, son of Benjamin Jr. born 1819, and of the 3rd generation of Powells
here in the Second District of Lawrence Co. built another log cabin on part of what is now one of the
finest farms in the District. It was built on a hill near a big spring and was an exact duplication of the
first three built by the Powells. It and a 2nd and third cabins still stand and displays all of the fine
arts of craftmanship contained in those of the early frontier days. James M. Powell married Mary Pul- was -a soldier in the Civil War, fought in the battle Shiloh.. He left an old man at home by the name
of Samuel Ellison to care for the old Powell Mill. During this time carpetbaggers or hoodlums came by
the mill and requested something from Mr. Ellison that was not granted. They threw him into the mill
pond and while he was trying to swim out they stoned him to death. Jessie D. Comer came and re-
moved his body and helped carry his remains to Second Creek Cemetery for burial Nov. 2, 1864.
All of the early settlers that we know of before 1800 of what is now second district of Lawrence County are the ones mentioned above and as follows: Powells, Allisons, Williams, Johnsons (sometimes called Johnston) besides these few white settlers and
Indians the wild animals and wild game had it to themselves. The wolves, deer, snakes, bear, elk. squirrel, wild hogs, swans, geese, ducks, turkeys and streams sparkling and blue were filled with fish in abundance; good drinking water was plentiful and
still is, the forest had an abundance of fine timber, fruits and nuts. This made it a fine place to live. After 1800 and on through 1830 people from Virginia, North and South Carolina began to come in freely to establish pioneer homes here.
One colorful figure by the name of Enoch Tucker came here soon after 1800, later bought a nice farm from the Powells for a very small consideration. This same Enoch Tucker was one of the first commissioners of the City of Lawrenceburg. He served with
David Crockett in the beginning of our City Government.
Others that came from 1800 to 1830 were: Beans, McConnels, Dixons, Clacks, Comers, Newtons, Hammonds, Pullins, Springer, Ezells, Smith, Jones, Grisham, Hensley, Stone, Kellers, Hollands, Sledge, Fields, McCouncil, Davis, Todd, Parker, Bentleys,
McLaren, Prices, Walkers, Ascew, Harlan, Potts, Poteets, Downs, Alsups, Richardsons, McCafferty, Cole, Cottrell, Osborne, Hughes, Cashburgs, McClarys, Riddles, McCrackin, Stinetts, Matthews, and others."3
" CHURCH HISTORY SECOND CREEK CHURCH"
"Covenant Agreement: We, the underneath assigned members of the Primitive Baptist Church of
Christ,, do jointly agree to come together as a church of Second Creek meeting house, State of Ten-
nessee, County of Lawrence, for the purpose of keeping a gospel discipline amongst ourselves .... June
26th, 1830, By request, We, the Presbytery met and on examination of the Abstract of the Shoal Creek
Association, we finding the underneath assigned members in gospel order, we then, by the authority
given us, give them all the right and privilege of a gospel church. Assigned: Elders Allen Jones, Aaron
Escew. Males: John C. Johnston, Robert Newton, James Harlan, Ezekial Springer, John Potts, William Johnston. 'Females: Elizabeth Belew, Jemina Poteet, Ursely Hammonds, Hannah Springer, Milly Downs, Polly Bean, Nancy McCafferty, Eliza Belew, Polly
Potts, Fanny Smith an Jane Springer.
2 Lawrence County Historical Society Bulletin No. 23, September, 1957.
MCNAIRY COUNTY TN - CENSUS RECORDS -1850 District No. 5 McNairy County, TN Federal Census
419 Springer Ezekiel 53 m farmer 350 SC x 5 31a 12
419 Springer Hannah 55 f NC x 5 31a 13
419 Springer Thomas 20 m farmer TN 5 31a 14
419 Springer Elizabeth 15 f TN 5 31a 15
419 Springer Adeline 11 f TN 5 31a 16
419 Springer Hannah 17 f TN
Father: Dennis Springer b: 15 Nov 1768 in , . Virgina
Mother: Margaret b: 1775 in , , Virginia
Hannah b: 9 Jan 1794 in North Carolina
- Change Date:
24 Nov 2011
- Malinda Springer b: 29 Nov 1816 in Union County, South Carolina.
- Dennis Springer b: Jun 1823 in , , Tennessee
- William Springer b: 1824 in , , Tennessee
- Patrick M C Springer b: 18 Oct 1825 in Mcnairy, Tennessee
- Millian Emeline A (Emily "Milly" Ann) Springer b: 22 Feb 1828 in Giles, Tennessee
- Aaron Thomas Springer b: 19 Oct 1830 in Lawrence , Tennessee
- Hannah Springer b: 1833 in , , Tennessee
- Elizabeth Springer b: 13 May 1835 in , Giles, Tennessee
- Adeline Springer b: 1840 in Tennessee