Ebenezer Sprague

25 December 1805–2 January 1892 (Age 86)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Sprague was born on 25 December 1805, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Chamberlain Sprague, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Sasson, was 19. He had at least 2 sons with Lorelia Roberson. He lived in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States for about 22 years. He died on 2 January 1892, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lyons Township Cemetery, Lyons, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Ebenezer Sprague
Lorelia Roberson
Isaac Sprague
William E. Sprague

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Sprague, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E Sprague, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E Sprague, "United States Census, 1860"

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