Jefferson County, NY Pioneers

Benjamin Sprague Family

Benjamin Sprague of Buckland, Mass, and Whitingham, VT; some of his brother's children lived in Spragueville, N. Y*., and a branch of the family lived in Colerain, Mass. He married probably in Mass. to Mary Clark who was of Irish descent. He served as a sergeant in Capt. Abel Densmor's Co., col. Elisha Porter's Hampshire Co. Regt.; engaged July 24, 1779; disc. Aug. 31, 1779; service 1 mo. 14 dys, at New London, Conn., including 6 dys (113 miles) travel home. (Source: Mass. Soldiers and Sailors)

CHILDREN, born probably in Buckland, MA:
1)RHODA b Aug. 15, 1780; d. unm. Antwerp, NY
2)CHLOE b Apr. 12, 1782
3)POLLY b. July 28, 1784
4)SUSANNAH, b Feb. 26, 1786
5)BENJAMIN b Oct. 7, 1788
6)JOHN b March 30, 1791; dc 1845 at Shelburn Falls, Mass. and his son, James lived there after him
7)SALLY b abt 1792 in Buckland; d at 06 years; m. EMIR BELL and resided in Spragueville, NY
8)LEVI b March 20, 1794, died young
9)LYDIA b. March 30. 1797; married WILLIAM VEBER
10)LEVI, 2d b. March 11, 1799; married CYNTHIA CHAPIN b May 9, 1801 in Buckland
11)LUCY b. July 21, 1800

BENJAMIN SPRAGUE, No. 6, above, was born 7 October 1788 and died about 1853-55 in Antwerp, NY; he was buried at Spragueville, NY. He married SARAH JONES, who died about 1861 in Woods, NY. Benjamin was a farmer and stock dealer. He resided in Whitingham, VT, Buckland and Hawley, Mass, and in the early 40's removed to Antwerp, NY. ( SEE HIS WILL, this site for additional family.)

1)RUFUS b. Whitingham; d 9 Oct. 1881, res. Hawley
2)SALLY m EBEN PORTER; both died in Hawley
3)BENJAMIN b Buckland; dc 1876; m. ESTHER BROWN
4)MARSHAL b 29 June 1817
5)DEXTER b. 29 April 1821 and d 13 Feb. 1888 at 67 yrs.; Civil War veteran; m LUCY BLANCHARD
7)TIMOTHY d 6 Dec. 1888 at 64 years, Civil War veteran; m. ELIZA A. HOLMES, she d. 18 Feb. 1910 at 84 years.
8)WILLIAM b. 1836, d. 1894 m. MARY CORBETT b 1838, d 1928 (See his will this site)
9)CAROLINE D 1860, Scott, NY
10)EMELINE m. ALBA HALL of Spragueville, NY
11)LUCY m. JOSEPH HOLMES of Antwerp

MARSHALL SPRAGUE, son of Benjamin Sprague and Sarah Jones, was born 29 June 1817 in Buckland, Mass; died 28 Nov. 1881 in Woods, NY. He married 2 January 1842 in Cummington, Mass, to ELIZA WAGNER who was born 8 May 1820 in Leyden, Mass., and died 20 March 1876 at Woods, dau. of Cornelius Wagner. Marshal was a farmer who resided in Buckland, Hawley and Cummington, Mass., and in Sept. 1849, located at Antwerp, NY, where he lived until 1 March 1860, when he removed to Woods, NY.

Their children:
1)JOHN M., b 11 Oct. 1842
2)MARY E. b. 4 Jan. 1849; m FRANK BROWN
3)LEWIS b. 15 Dec. 1853; d 26 August 1904 in Watertown, NY; married ANNA CULBERTSON
4)ELLEN J. b 5 Oct. 1855; m. JOSEPH PELKEY, dau, MRS. ELIZA WILDER a res. of Antwerp
5)CHARLES R., b 12 July 1859, m. GRACE WHITE and res. at Antwerp-
Children: Marshall, Lewis, Benjamin and Josephine.


JOEL SPRAGUE* who was a nephew of BENJAMIN SPRAGUE, was born 13 June 1791 in Buckland and died 17 January 1887 in Spragueville, NY. Joel's siblings: ISRAEL SPRAGUE; REV. ISAAC SPRAGUE, born 20 November 1802 in Buckland and died 9 Sept. 1884 in Florence, NY - he married 14 January 1827 to SOPHRONIA PAYNE.


Source: Sprague Families in America by Warren Vincent Sprague; The Tuttle Co., Printers, Rutland, VT. 1913; also: cemetery/will records of Jefferson Co., NY.

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