Eledrixa Sprague

Brief Life History of Eledrixa

When Eledrixa Sprague was born in 1802, in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Abraham Sprague, was 38 and her mother, Celestia Freelove Hubbell, was 38.

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Abraham Sprague
Celestia Freelove Hubbell
Sarah Sprague
Electua Sprague
Lettie Sprague
Delilah Sprague
Electa Sprague
Harmon " Scotty" Sprague
Hickock Hubbell Sprague
Pythagoras Goras P. Sprague
Eledrixa Sprague
Celestia Freelove Sprague
Jerusha Sprague
William Henry Harrison Sprague

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    World Events (3)


    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    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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