Clementina Black

15 December 1807–2 August 1892 (Age 84)
Westmoreland, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Clementina

When Clementina Black was born on 15 December 1807, in Westmoreland, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, James Black, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Putney, was 29. She married Isaac Sprague about 1823, in Cattaraugus, New Albion, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 2 August 1892, in Prairie Farm, Barron, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Sprague
Clementina Black
Marriage: about 1823
Christopher Columbus Sprague
Sephronia Sprague
Henry Martin Sprague
Polly Sprague
Isaac Sprague Jr.
James Black Sprague
William Minders Sprague
Almerin Sprague
George Riley Sprague
John J. Sprague

Spouse and Children

about 1823
Cattaraugus, New Albion, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clementine Sprague in household of Isaac Sprague, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clemintine Sprague in household of Isaac Sprague, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clementine Sprague in household of Isaac Sprague, "United States Census, 1850"

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