School Name: Spring Garden / Sunnyside School
School District Number: #012
Township: Twn42N Range: Rng14W Section: Sec24
Latitude: 38.387302 °N Longitude: -92.419240 °W
Date Started: Date Closed:
Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school:
||Frank J. Keep
||Ida M. Tomson
||W. M. Simpson
Resident Taxpayers in 1885:
Jno. T. Atkinson, E.A. Becker, E.D. Becker, J.J. Bond, S.W. Belshe, James Belshe, Taylor A. Cartee, Frank Devilbis, George C. Fields, Miss Marble Fields, Thomas Gaither, S.W. Gilleland, Sammy G. Gilleland, Robert H. Gosner, J.G. Hoff, Jasper N. Henley, William R. Henley, C.C. Henley, Mrs. Harriett Johnston, Frank Keep, Herman Kroeger, E.M. Lumpkin, W.S. Lumpkin, R.P. Weaver, A.P. Wadley, J.S. Lumpkin Sr., W.A. Lumpkin, J.S. Lumpkin Jr., G.J. Moore, J.J.Mengers, Mrs. Lizzie Miller, Esom Miller, J.B. Norwood, I.W. Porter, Wm. T. Pitchford, Jonathan Roberts, W. Rosson, Pony Shearrer,Mrs. E.A. Simpson, D.W. Son, H.M. Sutton, W.P. Sullens, E.D. Sullens, Mrs. H. Umstead, John Vanhooser, Henry Vanhooser, and H.B. Vanhooser.
Becker Bro.'s, Frank J. Keep, Wm. T. Pitchford, Pony Shearrer, Mrs. E.A. Simpson, H.B. Vanhooser, Dr. J.B. Norwood, and Dr. Frank Devilbis.
Professor G.J. Moore, Professor H.M. Sutton, Professor Jont Roberts, and Professor I.W. Porter.
The first institute of higher learning that brought attention to Spring Garden was the Spring Garden Seminary, a private school for girls only that was established in 1866, using the old Christian Church building in what is now the northwest corner of the cemetery, according to Clyde Lee Jenkins.
In 1868 the community erected a two-story frame schoolhouse in which Prof. William M. Lumpkin taught the first classes and which was incorporated as the Spring Garden Seminary. He was joined by Julia A.H. Colby who came from Springfield to join the faculty, and Edward A. Henry of Mt. Pleasant.