Patience Sprague

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

The Life Summary of Patience

When Patience Sprague was born about 1765, in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, William Sprague, was 26 and her mother, Miriam Day, was 27. She married Joseph Whalen on 18 December 1789. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 20 May 1815, in her hometown, at the age of 51.

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William Maines
1759–1843
Patience Sprague
1765–1815
Patience Maines
1799–1860
Joanna N. Maines
1799–1872
Joseph Maines
1802–
Sprague Maines
1804–

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World Events (8)

1776
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 (Devon): nickname from Middle English sprag ‘brisk, energetic’, a variant of Sprake with voicing of the -k-, which survives in the 19th-century dialect word spragg ‘lively, ingenious’. It was occasionally used in the 12th century as personal name, recorded as Spreg'c. 1177–86.History: William Sprague came from England to Salem, MA, in 1628 with his brothers Ralph and Richard. He was one of the founders of Charlestown, MA, and later of Hingham, MA. His descendants include Peleg Sprague, a jurist and MA legislator, who was born in 1793 in Duxbury, MA; William Sprague a textile manufacturer born in 1773 in Cranston, RI; and Yale College educator Homer Baxter Sprague, who was born in 1829 in South Sutton, MA, and whose legacy lives on in Yale's Sprague concert hall.

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

Possible Related Names

Spragg

Sources (12)

  • Patience in entry for Joseph Maines, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Patience Maines, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • Patience Sprague in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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