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Mehitable (Holbrook) Sprague (1649 - 1710)

Mehitable Sprague formerly Holbrook
Born in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 20 Jul 1670 in Smithfield, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Biography

Mehitable Holbrook was born c1648/9, daughter of Captain William and Elizabeth (Pitts) Holbrook. She married Jonathan Sprague by 1670. Jonathan was baptized at Hingham, Massachusetts on May 28, 1648, son of William and Millicent (Eames) Sprague. [1] [2] [3]

About Mehitable Sprague

Alternate birthdate 1667. Daughter of Capt. William Holbrook and Elizabeth Holbrook. Wife of Jonathan Sprague, I (Marriage to Jonathan Sprague in 1670 20 Jul — Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA). Mother of Jonathan Sprague; Patience Jenckes; Joanna Tefft; Persis Cook; Capt. William Sprague; and Mary Brown. Sister of Samuel Holbrook, Sr.; Elizabeth Holbrook; Hopestill Holbrook; John Holbrook; Jane Balcom; William Holbrook, Jr.; Persis Holbrook; Cornelius Holbrook; Millicent Holbrook and Experience Holbrook.[4]

Research Notes

Note: Unable to find birth source. Not recorded in Weymouth VR. Her grave stone says she died in 1710, in her 62 year.

  • 1672: They were living at Mendon, Massachusetts. [3]
  • 1675: Jonathan was bequeathed 60 acres of land at Providence, Rhode Island in his father's will. [3]
  • Jonathan and Mehitable moved to Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he was a member of the Assembly from 1695 to 1714. [2] [3]
  • 1719: May 23: [3] vs 1737: June 29 [2] Jonathan made an agreement with his three sons-in-law, William Jenckes, John Teft and Daniel Brown, deeding to them his dwelling house and lands for maintanence and and care for the remainder of his life.
  • 1719: November 9: He deeded land to his son-in-law Ebenezer Cook. [3]

In his will, written July 17, 1699, Mehitable's father William, left a bequest to his daughter Mehetable Sprague, to be paid by her husband Jonathan Sprague, out of 'money in the latter's hands, that belonged to the testator.' [1]

Mehitable died at the age of 69 on January 7, 1710 and is buried in the Austin/Thayer/Gorton lot in LIncoln, Rhode Island. [5]

Jonathan Sprague died in 1741 [2] in his 93rd year. [2] He is buried with Mehitable. [6]

Children

  1. Jonathan born ___; died on April 22, 1764; married first Bethia Mann at Providence on November 28, 1699; married second Hannah Hawkins on September 17, 1713. [2] [3]
  2. William born in 1691 [2]; died after 1768; had issue. [3]
  3. Patience born ___; married William Jenckes. [2] [3]
  4. Joanna born ___; died in 1757: married John Teft. [2][3]
  5. Mary born ___; married Daniel Brown. [2] [3]
  6. ___ daughter born ___; married Ebenzer Cook. [2] [3]
  • Mehitable Sprague (Holbrook)
Also Known As: "Mahitable"
Birthdate: June 29, 1649 (60)
Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, American Colonies
Death: January 7, 1710 (60)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, American Colonies
Place of Burial: Lincoln, Providence, RI, USA
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Capt. William Holbrook and Elizabeth Holbrook
Wife of Jonathan Sprague
Mother of Jonathan Sprague; Patience Jenckes; Joanna Tefft; Persis Cook; Mary Jenckes and 5 others
Sister of Elizabeth Bick; Samuel Holbrook, Sr.; Hopestill Read; Jane Balcom; William Holbrook, Jr.; Persis Holbrook; Cornelius Holbrook; Millicent Holbrook and :Experience Holbrook.[7]

Birth

Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Marriage

20 JUL 1670 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

Death

7 JAN 1710 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island

Note

In his will of 17 Jul 1699, William Holbrook bequeathed to "my daughter Mehetabel Sprague a sum of money to be paid to her by her husband Jonathan Sprague out of meny in his hands which belonged to Holbrook. She is buried in the Sprague-Dexter Cemetery in Lincoln, RI.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Anderson, Robert C. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995 p. 1736-8 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Sprague, Frank William. The Brothers Ralph and William Sprague and Some of Their Descendants in: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1909 p. 147-151
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Austin, John Osborne. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who Came Before 1690 (with Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation), Albany, New York, 1887 p. 113: 129: 189: 393 Reprint: Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 2008
  4. https://www.geni.com/people/Mehitable-Sprague/6000000000271711419
  5. Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission http://www.rihistoriccemeteries.org/newgravedetails.aspx?ID=127998
  6. Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission http://www.rihistoriccemeteries.org/newgravedetails.aspx?ID=128490
  7. https://www.geni.com/people/Mehitable-Sprague/6000000000271711419
  • S207 Abbreviation: Great Migration Begins Title: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 Vols 1-3. Online at Ancestry.com. (Boston MA; New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.) Page: "William Sprague" p.1735-39


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Holbrook-703 and Holbrook-2 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. Same parents.
posted by Gerald Jones
Meager evidence, but find-a-grave supports

BD: 1649 DD: 1710

posted by Anonymous (Wiggins) W
Can we look at merging the duplicate siblings, Mehitable in particular? The birth and death dates need to be resolved, but clearly this is the same daughter.
posted by Anonymous (Wiggins) W
Can we look at merging the duplicate siblings, Mehitable in particular? The birth and death dates need to be resolved, but clearly this is the same daughter.
posted by Anonymous (Wiggins) W

Rejected matches › Mehitable Jenckes (1714-1795)

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