Martha Spraque

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

The Life Summary 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
Martha Spraque
Marriage: 29 November 1818
Jerusha Sweet
Silvia Sweet
Garvey Sweet
Roxena Sweet
Sylvia A. Sweet
Alonzo A Sweet
Caroline Sweet
Otis Comstock Sweet
James M Sweet
Tryphena C. Sweet
Solomon Sweet
Lydia Sweet

Spouse and Children



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

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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