Thankful Sprague

7 November 1772–3 August 1856 (Age 83)
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Sprague was born on 7 November 1772, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jesse Sprague, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Joy, was 26. She died on 3 August 1856, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hingham Center Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jesse Sprague
Elizabeth Joy
Jesse Sprague
Thankful Sprague
Debby Sprague
Samuel Sprague
Elijah Sprague
Elizabeth Sprague
Capt. Caleb Sprague Sr
Deborah Sprague

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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 22

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Thankful Sprague in household of Elijah Sprague, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thankful Sprague in household of Elijah Sprague, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Thankful Sprague, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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