Martha Spraque

10 August 1802–
Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Spraque was born on 10 August 1802, in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She married Benjamin Sweet on 29 November 1818, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Sweet
1796–1857
Martha Spraque
1802–
Marriage: 29 November 1818
Jerusha Sweet
1820–
Silvia Sweet
Garvey Sweet
1823–
Roxena Sweet
1824–
Sylvia A. Sweet
1826–1871
Alonzo A Sweet
1827–1895
Caroline Sweet
1829–
Otis Comstock Sweet
1831–1890
James Sweet
1833–
Tryphena C. Sweet
1835–1880
Solomon Sweet
1838–1911
Lydia Sweet
1840–

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Sweet

    Male1796–1857Male

    Female1802–Female

MARRIAGE
29 November 1818
New York, United States
children

(12)

    Jerusha Sweet

    Female1820–Female

    Garvey Sweet

    Male1823–Male

    Female1824–Female

    Female1826–1871Female

    Alonzo A Sweet

    Male1827–1895Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 32

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

English: from northern Middle English Spragge, either a personal name or a byname meaning ‘lively’, a metathesized and voiced form of Spark 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Sweet in household of Benjamin Sweet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Sweet in entry for Triphena Sweet Hicks, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Martha in entry for Triphena Sweat Hicks, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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