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David Sprague (1732 - 1821)

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Col. David Sprague
Born in Exeter, Rhode Islandmap
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Brother of and [half]
Husband of — married about 1753 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1772 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Greenwich, Washington County, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

Col. David Sprague (David,David, William) b. Exeter RI Dec 22, 1821, d. Greenwich NY Dec 22 1821. M. (1) Dec 20 1753, Amey Sweet. m. (2) Peace Chase. Early settler of White Creek in eastern part of Washington County about 1770; May 1 1773 chosen Fence Viewer, Justice of the Peace. Served as Col. in the Revolutionary war (DAR# A107539)[1], member of the Society of Cincinnatus. 21 children with two wives. [2]

Col. David Sprague resided in Greenwich, Washington Co., NY. He was an early settler of White Creek in eastern part of Washington Co., about 1770; May 1, 1773 chosen Fence Viewer, and was a Justice of the Peace. He served as Colonel in the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the Society of Cincinnatus, and was of the Baptist persuasion. He never used spirits and used very little tea or coffee and was always a great enemy of tobacco. His children all married before his death and were at that time the living heads of twenty-one families. In Sept. 1821, 420 of his descendants were enumerated.

Col. David fought in the Revolutionary War and was a Justice of Peace in Cambridge, Washington County, New York.

Buried along with wife Peace and daughter Eunice at Horace Wright Farm Cemetery, Greenwich, Washington County, New York, USA [3]

Children

By Amey:

  1. Gibson, b. Oct. 11, 1754; m. Ruth Waldron.
  2. Mary, b. June 9, 1756; m. Benjamin Colvin.
  3. Experience, b. May 6, 1758; m. Jonas Earle.
  4. Solomon, b. Meh. 19, 1760; m. Hellena Hunt.
  5. Susannah, b. Mch. 10, 1762; m, John Davis.
  6. Sarah, b. May 21, 1763; m. Thomas Hunt.
  7. Amey, b. Apr. 18, 1765; m. Eltit Herroun.
  8. Bridget, b. Feb. 12, 1766; m. Stephen Hunt.
  9. Thankful, b. Jan. 8, 1769; m. William Hunt.
  10. David, b. Jan. 25, 1771; m. Susannah McDonal.

By Peace:

  1. Hannah, b. Sept. 29, 1773; m. Lyman Hall,
  2. Jonathan, b. Dec. 18, 1774; m. Susannah Wilcox
  3. Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1776; m. William Albro.
  4. John, b. Apr. 25, 1777.
  5. Seth, b. Feb. 10, 1779; m. Martha Hunt.
  6. Simon, b. May 27, 1780; m. Barbara Crag.
  7. Eunice, b. June 7, 1781; m. Caleb Wright.
  8. Anna, b. May 2, 1783; m. Nathan Tucker.
  9. Jennet, b. June 20, 1784; m. John McDonal.
  10. William, b. Apr. 17, 1786; m. Abigail Crandle.
  11. Peace, b. June 25, 1787; m. Joel Smith. [4]

Sources

  1. http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A107539
  2. https://archive.org/stream/spraguefamiliesi00spra#page/n429/mode/2up
  3. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=sprague&GSfn=david&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1821&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=58384202&df=all&]
  4. https://archive.org/stream/spraguefamiliesi00spra#page/n431/mode/2up
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #58384202
  • Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930
  • "Sprague Families in America", by Dr. Warren Vincent Sprague, page 208.
  • Sprague, Ralph & William, Sprague, Frank William, (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1909), "m. 11 Mar 1731/32.", page 11.
  • DAR Patriot Index, Sol., NY, page 2762.
  • Periodical: Sleeper News, Hulsander, Laura, Volume 7, Number 1, page 3, February 1999.


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Sprague-2965 and Sprague-2 appear to represent the same person because: These are clear duplicates.
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David is 19 degrees from Danielle Liard, 11 degrees from Jack London and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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