About Earl Sproat
Earl Sproat, one of the first pioneer band, was a relative of Colonel Ebenezer Sproat. He was a share-holder in the Ohio Company and remained in the country as a settler. He was one of the petitioners to the Territorial Legislature for an act of incorporation for the town of Marietta, which was granted, and approved by Governor St. Clair December 2, 1800, and Marrietta was the first incorporated town in the North-west Territory. He was a director of Marietta Bank, chartered February 10, 1808, of which Gen. Rufus Putnam was President. He was a subscriber to the fund for erecting the Muskingum Academy, and held the position of major in the Ohio militia.