Re: Spriggs, Daniel, 19th c. White House employee
I'm a Spriggs descendant but not likely associated with the Mr. Daniel Spriggs that you are researching. I have only one male Spriggs whose descendants are not accounted for, Tom Spriggs(a/k/a Tom Kelly) was my greatgrandmother's brother. He walked out of Lewisburg, WV in 1898 & was never heard from again. So, I'm not sure what happened to his line.
However, I wanted to give you information on where my Spriggs name came from as there might be a connection. My greatgreatgreatgrandmother, Mary Ann was enslaved by Henry W. Spriggs & his wife Polly Rodgers Spriggs in Greenbrier County, WV. H.W. Spriggs was from New York and he was a stage coach driver. He might be the source of Spriggs in other areas. He married Polly in 1857 when she was about 45 & he was about 40 y.o. My ggggrandmother was listed with him on the 1860 slave schedule as a 15 y.o. All 6 Spriggs in Greenbrier County, W.V. were associated with this H.W. Spriggs or my family.
There was, however, a Charlie P. Spriggs in Pocahontas County, WV. He died in 1955 at 58 y.o. in WV. He was the son of Allen Spriggs of Monterey, Va. He had four children.
There is a college professor named Vernie Bolden and his mother was a Spriggs (Lue Spriggs Bolden). You might want to Google him. I'm very interested in all Spriggs descendants(a rather unusual name) & I would love to follow your work. If there is any way I can help please advise. I think I've pretty much covered the waterfront in West Virginia as it relates to Spriggs surnamed individuals.