Elijah Sprague

2 February 1750–6 August 1800 (Age 50)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Sprague was born on 2 February 1750, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Maj. Joshua Sprague, was 20 and his mother, Abigail W Wilbur, was 18. He married Avis Mitchell on 4 August 1776, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 6 August 1800, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Sprague
1750–1800
Anna Bartlett
1755–1824
Marriage: about 1779
Zerviah Sprague
1786–1852
George Sprague
1788–1853

Spouse and Children

    Male1750–1800Male

    Anna Bartlett

    Female1755–1824Female

MARRIAGE
about 1779
Smithfield, Smithfield, Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Zerviah Sprague

    Female1786–1852Female

    George Sprague

    Male1788–1853Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(19)

    Samuel Sprague

    Male1749–1755Male

    Male1750–1800Male

    JONATHAN SPRAGUE

    Male1750–Male

    Joshua Sprague

    Male1750–Male

    Samuel Sprague

    Male1753–1844Male

+14 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 26

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 30

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

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)

  • Elijah Sprague in entry for Aves Sprague, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Elijah Sprague in entry for Aves Sprague, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Elijah Sprague in entry for Avis Hewit, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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