Susanna Miranda Sprague

Brief Life History of Susanna Miranda

When Susanna Miranda Sprague was born on 4 April 1772, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Sgt John Sprague Jr., was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Alden, was 26. She married Samuel Newell Blodgett on 13 February 1794, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 19 September 1819, at the age of 47.

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Samuel Newell Blodgett
Susanna Miranda Sprague
Marriage: 13 February 1794
William Blodgett
James Blodgett
Samuel Washington Blodgett
Chester A Blodgett

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  • Susanna Sprague, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Susanah Spragor, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Susanah Spragor in entry for Samuel Blodget, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

World Events (8)


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


New Hampshire is 9th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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.

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