Joseph Sprague was born 15 Jan 1739 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.
Married to Phillis (Jillson) Sprague. They had two children.
Parents were Hezekiah Sprague and Sarah (Smith) Sprague.
Last name: Sprague. This interesting and unusual surname is of Old Scandinavian origin, and is a patronymic form of the surname derived from the Old Norse byname "Sparkr", meaning sprightly, vivacious. The name Sparkes or Sprakes contains the patronymic suffix "-s", meaning son of; hence, "son of Sparkr".
Surname Database: Sprague Last Name Origin - surnamedb.com
Full text of "Colonial families of the United States of America, in which is given the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775;"
James N. Arnold, "Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850" V3: Part 6, p.117 list of children of Hezekiah and Sarah Sprague. (Book 3: 100-101)
Birthdate: January 15, 1739 (69)
Birthplace: Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island
Death: September 1808 (69)
Butternuts, Otsego, New York.
Son of Captain Hezekiah Sprague and Sarah Sprague
Husband of Phyllis Sprague and Deborah Brown.
Father of Henry Sprague; Joseph Sprague; Hadassah Winsor; Benjamin Sprague; James Sprague; Mehitable Sprague; Anna Sprague; Deborah Sprague; William Sprague; Mercy Sprague and Sarah Angell.
b.15 Jan 1739 Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Rhode Island Births and Christenings
Name Joseph Sprague
Birth Date 15 Jan 1739
Birthplace SMITHFIELD TWP,PROVIDENCE,RHODE ISLAND
Father's Name Hezekiah Sprague
Mother's Name Sarah
Citing this Record
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch  : 10 February 2018), Joseph Sprague, 15 Jan 1739; citing SMITHFIELD TWP,PROVIDENCE,RHODE ISLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 22,256.
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