The Springer Family
In Northern West Virginia

The purpose of this page is to compile data on the SPRINGER Family, who settled primarily in Tyler, Wetzel and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia. Some of these "SPRINGER" families are related to the so-called "Dorothy (Prickett)" or "Dennis" lines, but the connections of some of the families have not yet been established.

My husband has two "SPRINGER" lines. One is easily traced to Dorothy Springer, but the other, the family of Uriah & Lydia (McDaniel) Springer, is still a mystery.

Uriah Springer, born abt. 1796, moved to the area that is now Wetzel County about 1820. He is listed in some Wetzel County West Virginia Census' as having been born in Virginia, but may have been born in Pennsylvania, as was his wife, Lydia McDaniel, born abt. 1800.

Uriah Springer is listed on the hand-written rosters, dated 1836 & 1837, of another ancestor, James Cochran, who commanded a Company of the Virginia Militia in the Wetzel County area. Uriah received a land grant for 25 acres in Tyler County, WV on 19 May 1839 on Reader Run of Fish Creek. This is probably now Wetzel County. His military record is on order from the National Archives but may not be available because the militia units were operated locally and many of those records are not in the Archives.

The Wetzel County, WV Land Book 1846-1852, Uriah is listed as Uriah V. Springer.

Could Uriah be the son of Dennis Springer, Jr. and Elizabeth Small?

Is this your SPRINGER/McDANIEL family?

The Family of
Uriah & Lydia (McDaniel) Springer

  • Elizabeth Springer, b. 4 Dec 1820, married James Harris.
  • Lavinia Springer, b. ca 1824, married David Fluharty.
  • Samuel C., b. 1825, married Sarah "Elizabeth" Fluharty, 1849.
  • Drusilla, b. 1828, d. 6 Dec 1859 (31-4-5); married William Myers.
  • Virginia, b. ca 1829.
  • David, b. 1831, married Ellen Fluharty, 1852.
  • Ann, b. 1833, married Joseph Cumberledge.
  • Sarah Jane, b. 9 Mar 1836 (?), married Allen Bell, 2 July 1854.
  • Susanna, b. 1838, married David Fluharty, 26 April 1861.
  • Springer Data
  • Our Connection:

    URIAH SPRINGER b. ABT 1796 VA (or PA) m. Lydia McDaniel
    SAMUEL SPRINGER b. ABT 1826 VA m. Sarah Elizabeth Fluharty
    ANGENORA SPRINGER b. 1850 VA m. Jones Fluharty
    CHARLES LEMUEL FLUHARTY b. 1887 WV m. Virginia Josephine Bench
    CHARLES EDWARD FLUHARTY b. 1913 WV m. Hilda Caroline Bucher
    EUGENE RICHARD FLUHARTY b. 1944 PA m. Linda Lee Cunningham