Patience Sprague

about 1765–20 May 1815 (Age 50)
Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of Patience

When Patience Sprague was born about 1765, in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, William Sprague, was 25 and her mother, Miriam Day, was 26. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with William Maines. She died on 20 May 1815, at the age of 50.

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William Maines
Patience Sprague
Patience Maines
Joanna N. Maines
Joseph Maines
Sprague Maines

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Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 16

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Patience Maines, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • Patience in entry for Joseph Maines, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Patience in entry for Sprague Maines, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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