Hezekiah Sprague

Hezekiah Sprague (1704 - abt. 1785)

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Captain Hezekiah Sprague
Born in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Islandmap
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Husband of — married 17 Nov 1725 in Providence,Providence,Rhode Islandmap
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Died about in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 20 Dec 2018 | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Captain Hezekiah Sprague served for Rhode Island in the American Revolution
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Hezekiah Sprague is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-295292
Rank: Captain

Name: Hezekiah SPRAGUE
Birth: 12 JAN 1703/04 in Smithfield, Providence,RI
Death: AFT MAY 1785 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Military Service: Vet. Revolutionary War - Captain
Father: Jonathan SPRAGUE b: ABT 1672 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
Mother: Bethiah MANN b: 12 MAR 1682/83 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA
Marriage: Sarah SMITH b: 2 MAY 1706 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI
Married: 17 NOV 1725 in Smithfield, Providence, RI

1774 RI Census: Sprague, Hezekiah
WHITES. MALES. Above 16.: 2 WHITES. FEMALES. Above 16.: 2
WHITES. MALES. Under 16.: 2 WHITES. FEMALES. Under 16.: 2
Total.: 8

"Sprague Families in America", by Dr. Warren Vincent Sprague, page 161. Capt. Hezekiah Sprague of Smithfield, RI.

1723-4, Feb. Freeman from Providence.
1730. The towns of Smithfield, Scituate and Glocester were set off from Providence.
1746-7, Jan. The town of Cumberland was set off.
1748. He was a citizen of Highway District No. 11.
1764, May. Executor of his father's will proved this date.
1780. Capt. Hezekiah Sprague was a member of a committee to hire 1,750 silver dollars on their personal security in connection with the enlistment of 35 more men. [Note: Given rank of Capt but as he was in his 70s, he was probably not active duty.]
1782, Aug. Cited to appear before Gen. Assembly to give information in regard to a deserter.
1785, May. Collector of taxes at Smithfield.


Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed February 13, 2016), "Record of Hezekiah Sprague", Ancestor # A107571.
New England Historic Genealogical Register Page: 63:151
"The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 154.
DAR Rev War Roster v.1: 500.
Dr. Warren Vincent Sprague, "Sprague Families in America” page 161. Capt. Hezekiah Sprague of Smithfield, RI.
James N. Arnold, "Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850”- Providence Co., Narragansett Publishing Co.: 1892.

Vol 2:247 Providence County p.247 (citing Book 1-23) lists children and birth dates of Jonathan and Bethia Sprague-giving Hezekiah’s birth date as 12 January 1704
Vol 2:171, 176. Providence Marriages: "Hezekiah Sprague and Sarah Smith, (dau) of Edward, married by Richard Brown, Justice. Nov 17, 1725 Providence, RI."
Vol 3: Part 6, p.117 list of children born to Hezekiah and Sarah Sprague and their birth dates.
Lydia SPRAGUE b: 20 FEB 1726 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Ruth SPRAGUE b: 26 DEC 1727 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Anne SPRAGUE b: 11 JAN 1730 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Hadassah SPRAGUE b: 2 JUN 1732 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Mehitable SPRAGUE b: 7 MAR 1735 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Hezekiah SPRAGUE b: 14 JUL 1737 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
Joseph SPRAGUE b: 15 JAN 1739 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI
Sarah SPRAGUE b: 15 MAR 1742 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
  • Hezekiah Sprague.

Rhode Island Births and Christenings Name Hezekiah Sprague Gender Male Birth Date 12 Jan 1704 Birthplace Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Father's Name Jonathan Sprague Mother's Name Bethiah Man Citing this Record: "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8M4-XQJ : 10 February 2018), Hezekiah Sprague, 12 Jan 1704; citing Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, reference 2:26LLV5B; FHL microfilm 915,084.

  • Hezekiah Sprague.

mentioned in the record of Hezekiah Sprague and Sarah Smith Name Hezekiah Sprague Spouse's Name Sarah Smith Event Date 17 Nov 1725 Event Place Providence,Providence,Rhode Island Citing this Record: "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8K5-5LN : 11 February 2018), Hezekiah Sprague and Sarah Smith, 17 Nov 1725; citing Providence,Providence,Rhode Island, reference ; FHL microfilm 914,406.

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On 12 Jun 2018 at 18:28 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

Hezekiah and Gerald are first cousins 8 times removed (Confident)

Hezekiah Sprague and Gerald Jones are both descendants of Jonathan Sprague.


Hezekiah is 16 degrees from Cari Starosta, 16 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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