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David Sprague (1707 - 1777)

David Sprague
Born in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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 | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Biography

David Sprague, b. Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay on 12 Apr 1707, was the son of Sarah and David Sprague.[1]

David moved to Scituate, Rhode Island where he was converted and became a Baptist minister. He was located as a preacher at North Kingstown, at South Kingston, and lastly at Exeter, Rhode Island where he died in 1777. He was known as "Elder David Sprague". Solomon Sprage, born April 2, 1730, succeeded his father as pastor of the church in Exeter. [2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Sources

  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZ36-GJJ : 10 February 2018), David Sprague, 12 Apr 1707; citing HINGHAM,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 426,570.
  2. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts Published by the town, 1893 Volume 2. Page 166
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://archive.org/stream/spraguefamiliesi00spra#page/n343/mode/2up
  4. https://books.google.com/books?id=HgIPz4OPYNoC&lpg=PA437&ots=aG75LY4yuI&dq=Stephen%20Gorton%20New%20London&pg=PA438#v=onepage&q&f=false
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #113634995

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Sprague-1509 created through the import of Erickson-Lamb Family Tree (1).ged on Jul 28, 2011 by Samantha x.


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Sprague-1509 and Sprague-3 appear to represent the same person because: same find a grave on both profiles
posted by Teresa Downey

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