Jonathan Sprague was baptized at Hingham, Massachusetts on May 28, 1648, son of William and Millicent (Eames) Sprague. 
He married by about 1670, Mehitable Holbrook. Mehitable was born c1648/9, daughter of Captain William and Elizabeth (Pitts) Holbrook. 
1672: They were living at Mendon, Massachusetts. 
1675: Jonathan was bequeathed 60 acres of land at Providence, Rhode Island in his father's will. 
Jonathan and Mehitable moved to Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he was a member of the Assembly from 1695 to 1714. 
1719: May 23: vs 1737: June 29  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. 
In the will, written of William Holbrook written July 17, 1699, Mehitable's father 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.' 
Mehitable died at the age of 69 on January 7, 1710 and is buried in the Austin/Thayer/Gorton lot in LIncoln, Rhode Island. 
Jonathan Sprague died in 1741  in his 93rd year.  He is buried with Mehitable. 
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. 
William born in 1691 ; died after 1768; had issue. 
Patience born ___; married William Jenckes. 
Joanna born ___; died in 1757: married John Teft. 
___ daughter born ___; married Ebenzer Cook. 
Jonathan Sprague was born 28 May 1648 at Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
When Jonathan Sprague was born in 1638 in Hingham, Massachusetts, his father, William, was 29 and his mother, Millicent, was 23. He married Mehitable Holbrook on July 20, 1670, in Smithfield, Rhode Island. They had at least nine children in 11 years. He died on October 26, 1683, in Mendon, Massachusetts, at the age of 45, and was buried in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
In memory of Jonathan Sprague Esq.
March year 1741
in the 93rd year
of his age.
Jonathan Sprague went from Hingham to Mendon, Rhode Island in 1672 to live near his brother, John Sprague and his father-in-law, William Holbrook. In 1675 his father died and left him 60 acres in Providence. In 1687 his taxable estate was 2 oxen, 6 cows, 2 mares, horse, 18 sheep, 8 acres planting ground and six acres meadow. On December 13, 1687 he was fined for refusing jury duty. On July 2, 1695 he was appointed on a committee by the Assembly to propose a method of making rate; also with others to run the eastern line of the Colony. He was the Deputy in 1695-6, 1698, 1700, 1702-11 and 1714. In 1702 he was Justice of the Peace; 1703 Speaker of the House of Deputies; June 22, 1703 he and two others were appointed to draw up a method and proceedings of the Court of Common Pleas. In 1705-12 he was on the Town Council; in 1707 Clerk of the Assembly. On June 16, 1713 he was taxed. On May 23, 1719 he made an agreement with his sons-in-law William Jenckes, John Tefft, and Daniel Brown, deeding them his house and all lands in exchange for maintaining him for life and he to have choice of son-in-law to live with. They were to maintain his horse also. On November 9, 1719 he deeded to his son-in-law Ebenezer Cook certain land. On February 23, 1722 he wrote a long letter to three prominent Presbyterian ministers in Massachusetts, John Danforth, Peter Thatcher, and Joseph Belcher in answer to one they had addressed to him and other citizens concerning the establishment of a church in Providence. Mr. Sprague and other Baptists failed to see the necessity of a Presbyterian church and in his letter gave his views in very vigorous and unmistakable terms. He preached as an exhorter but was never ordained. He lived to the age of 93.
Hingham is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Originally it was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (not the Plymouth Colony). From 1643 to 1793, it was in Suffolk County. From 1793 to 1803, it was in Norfolk County. Since 1803 it has been in Plymouth County.
Hingham in Massachusetts to the south of where Boston now is lay the great country of Chickatabut, Chief Sachem of the Massachusetts Indians, who were a branch of the great Algonquin tribe. He ruled as far south as the present town of Duxbury, from where there stretched south and west the territory of Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoags. A great sickness, some years previously, had depopulated their lands, and neither chief, openly at least, objected to the settlement of his territory by the whites. As early as 1633, what was then known as Bare Cove, now as Hingham, was settled by a few men from Hingham, England. That same year arrived Edmund Hobart, a goodly and pious man, who, having examined Bare Cove, finally settled there in 1635. Soon after his son, the Reverend Peter Hobart, arrived with a large congregation, and Bare Cove became a town under the name of the beloved home city from which the people had been driven. Each year brought fresh accessions to the numbers of the settlers. In April, 1637, Charles, aroused at the large number of departures of emigrants from England to America, made a proclamation which forebade any, except such as would conform, from leaving the kingdom. Where the people had been leaving England openly, they now departed by stealth, so that the numbers of the colonists kept increasing.
↑ 1.01.11.2 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).
↑ 2.002.012.022.032.042.052.062.072.082.092.10 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
↑ 3.003.013.023.033.043.053.063.073.083.093.103.11 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
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