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Elizabeth (Sprague) Wilson (1670 - 1731)

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Elizabeth Wilson formerly Sprague aka Sprague
Born in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1692 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 9 Jan 2020 | Created 5 Apr 2019
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When Elizabeth Sprague was born on July 21, 1670, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, her father, Jonathan, was 24, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 25.

NOTE: Her birth to Jonathan and Elizabeth Sprague (spelt Sprauge) appears in the Weymouth birth records, p. 280 in the "tan book". But the mother to whom she is connected is not Elizabeth but Mehitable. Perhaps Elizabeth was Jonathan's first wife, and died at or soon after the birth of this daughter?? Research needed.

Elizaberth Sprague married Benjamin Wilson (Willson) before 1694, perhaps in Woburn, Massachusetts, although not recorded there.[1] They removed to Rehoboth by 1698. They had 12 children in 20 years. She died on July 10, 1731, in Rehoboth at the age of 60.

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth

Born in Woburn:[2]

  1. John Wilson, 9 Jan 1694–1706
  2. Benjamin Wilson, 21 Nov 1695–1772

Born in Rehoboth:[3]

  1. Jonathan Wilson, 1698–1729
  2. Rebeckah Willson, 1701–1776
  3. Hannah Wilson, 1702–1776
  4. Francis Wilson, 1704–1724
  5. Elizabeth Wilson, 1706–1791
  6. Samuell Wilson, 1708–1803
  7. Ruth Wilson, 1710–1805
  8. Bethiah Wilson, 1711–1750
  9. Abigail Wilson, 1713–1713
  10. Mary Caroline Wilson, 1714–1794


  1. Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, viewed on$), p. 825.
  2. Middlesex, Vital Records of Woburn Massachusetts to the year 1850, page 276
  3. Bristol, Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1895. Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths, page 783
  • "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Elizabeth Sprague, Weymouth Vital Record Transcripts;[1]
  • "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Elizabeth Sprague, Weymouth Births, Marriages and Death";[2]
  • "North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for Elizabeth Sprague Families in America";[3]
  • "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Elizabeth Wilson, Rehoboth Vital Record Transcripts";[4]

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The Weymouth birth record images show mother as Elizabeth, presumably Elizabeth (Holbrook) Sprague . There may be confusion as to whether Elizabeth's spouse is John or Jonathan.
posted by Tim Prince
Sprague-1404 and Sprague-4399 are not ready to be merged because: Needs more research.
posted by Gerald Jones
The VR shows the cited birth date for Elizabeth Sprague while Elizabeth Sprague is cited as born about the same year, exact date unknown. FindAGrave 62907260 (a non-burial unsourced entry) clearly refers to Sprague-3751, not Sprague-4399. Removing it from the latter should resolve the wikibot complaint.
posted by Tim Prince
Unknown-50159 and Sprague-4399 appear to represent the same person because: The comments made by others on Uknown-50159 and sources on Sprague-4399 support this merge as being identical.
posted by [Living Cole]
The Elizabeth who died 10 Jul 1731, spouse of Benjamin Wilson, is listed in Mayflower 5th generation descendants under Richard Warren.
posted by Tim Prince
I found some possible sources for this Elizabeth Sprague. This Elizabeth who married Benjamin Wilson appears to be the daughter of Jonathan Sprague and Mehitable Holbrook.
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850
  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970; SAR 19948
posted by William Catambay
The Findagrave source provided is for Elizabeth (Sprague) Walling, not Elizabeth Wilson. This profile needs to be properly sourced, and the Sprague parents should be detached. John and Elizabeth Sprague did have a daughter Elizabeth, but she married James Walling, not Benjamin Wilson.
posted by William Catambay
If Elizabeth is indeed the daughter of John Sprague, should her Last Name at Birth be changed from Unknown to Sprague?
posted by M Cole

Elizabeth is 15 degrees from Mary Pickford, 12 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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