Pvt. Frederick Sprague

17 October 1762–4 January 1839 (Age 76)
Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Frederick

When Pvt. Frederick Sprague was born on 17 October 1762, in Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Joshua Sprague, was 33 and his mother, Abigail W Wilbur, was 30. He married Rebecca Nichols in 1781, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1779. He died on 4 January 1839, in Truro, Truro Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Truro Cemetery, Blacklick Estates, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pvt. Frederick Sprague
1762–1839
Rebecca Nichols
1766–1850
Marriage: 1781
David Sprague
1783–1866
Nancy Sprague
1784–1854
Ellis Sprague
1786–1839
Rebecca Sprague
1788–1878
Joshua Sprague
1791–1885
John Sprague
1793–1794
Catherine Sprague
1795–1826
Abigail Sprague
1797–1797
Joseph Banner Sprague
1801–1872
Jacob Brown Sprague
1801–1855
Child of Frederick Sprague
1801–
Austin Edmond Sprague
1803–1830
Capt Sidney Smith Sprague
1806–1864
Mary Mariah Sprague
1808–1905
Frederick Nichols Sprague
1810–1845

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1781
Connecticut, United States
children

(15)

    Male1783–1866Male

    Female1784–1854Female

    Female1786–1839Female

    Rebecca Sprague

    Female1788–1878Female

    Joshua Sprague

    Male1791–1885Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 19

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 21

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • Frederick Sprague, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Frederick Sprague, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Pvt Frederick Sprague, "Find A Grave Index"

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