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David Sprague (1707 - 1777)

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David Sprague
Born in Hingham, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 7 Nov 1728 in Warwick, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 2 Jul 2019 | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Biography

Baptist minister, ordained July 12, 1739. Preached at Scituate, RI 1737-1750, moved to So. Kingston, then Exeter RI in 1750 and founded New Lights Baptist Church, died in Exeter in 1777. Son Solomon succeeded him as pastor.[1]

In about 1772 he moved to New London to take over the "Pepper Box" church from Rev. Gorton, which ultimately lead to the church being dissolved in 1774.[2]

Children

(1-3 in Scituate, RI, the others in Exeter, RI.)

  1. Solomon, b. Apr. 2, 1730.
  2. David, b. March. 14, 1731-2.
  3. Sarah, b. Mch. 16, 1733-4.
  4. Esther, b. May 4, 1736.
  5. Experience, b. Oct. 20, 1738.
  6. Lydia, b. Mch. 13, 1740-1.
  7. Jeremy (Jeremiah), b. July 4, 1743; mentioned in will of his grandmother Priscillas.
  8. Abigail, b. Jan. 12, 1744-5.
  9. Joseph, b. Mch. 12, 1746-7; d. Mch. 19, 1746-7.
  10. Benjamin, b. Mch. 12, 1746-7; d. Mch. 16, 1746-7. (possibly did not die since other sources have him having a son Benjmain born around this time)[3]

He passed away in 1777 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.[4]

Sources

  1. https://archive.org/stream/spraguefamiliesi00spra#page/n343/mode/2up
  2. https://books.google.com/books?id=HgIPz4OPYNoC&lpg=PA437&ots=aG75LY4yuI&dq=Stephen%20Gorton%20New%20London&pg=PA438#v=onepage&q&f=false
  3. https://archive.org/stream/spraguefamiliesi00spra#page/n343/mode/2up
  4. FindAGrave: Memorial #113634995: David Sprague


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