Abigail Sprague

14 August 1812–16 January 1879 (Age 66)
Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Sprague was born on 14 August 1812, in Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Hezekiah Sprague, was 37 and her mother, Abigail Jeffers, was 40. She married Jehial Bradford on 21 August 1830, in Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 January 1879, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jehial Bradford
Abigail Sprague
Marriage: 21 August 1830
Mary Ann Bradford
Rawsel Bradford
Jesse Bradford
Grandville Bradford
Sylvester Bradford
Pleasant Sprague Bradford
Tryphena Bradford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1830Switzerland, Indiana, United States
  • Children


    +2 More Children

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1814: Switzerland, Indiana Territory, United States 1816: Switzerland, Indiana, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    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 (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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    Story Highlight


    ABIGAIL SPRAGUE BRADFORD Abigail Sprague was born 14 Aug. 1812 at Sempronius Township, Cayuga Co., New York. She was the daughter of Abigail Jeffers and Hezekiah Sprague. After living in various pla …

    Sources (56)

    • Hial Bradford, Indiana - "United States Census, 1840"
    • Abigail Sprague, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Abigail Sprague in entry for Sylvester Bradford, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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