Jonathan Sprague 4,62
- Born: 28 May 1648, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 11
- Christened: 28 May 1648, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Marriage (1): Mehitable Holbrook on 20 Jul 1670 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Marriage (2): Hannah Harris on 11 Feb 1669 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
- Marriage (3): Lydia Levitt on 23 May 1712
- Died: Sep 1741, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The author's 7th Great-Grandfather
"Sprague Families in America", by W.V. Sprague, page 132:
"Jonathan Sprague went from Hingham to Mendon and in 1672 w as living near his brother, John Sprague, and his father-in -law, William Holbrook. In 1675 his father died and left him 60 acres in Providence. In 1680 he was taxed 1s, 7d at Providence. In 1687 his ratable estate was 2 oxen, 6 cows , 2 mares, horse, 18 sheep, 8 acres planting ground and si x acres meadow. On December 13, 1687 he was fined 6s 8d fo r refusing to take the oath as a juryman. On July 2, 1695 he was appointed on a committee by the Assembly to propose a method of making rate; also with others to run the eastern line of the Colony.
He was Deputy in 1695-6, 1698, 1700, 1702-11 and 1714. I n 1702 he was Justice of the Peace; 1703 Speaker of the House of Deputies; June 22, 1703 he and two others were appoin ted to draw up a method and proceedings of the Court of Com mon Pleas. In 1705-12 he was on the Town Council; in 1707 C lerk of the Assembly.
On May 23, 1719 he made an agreement with his sons-in-law William Jenckes, John Tefft, and Daniel Brown, deeding them his house and all lands, they maintaining him for life and he to have choice of son-in-law to live with.
On February 23, 1722 he wrote a long letter to three prominent Presbyterian ministers in MA, John Danforth, Peter Thatcher, and Joseph Belcher in answer to one they had addressed to him and other citizens concerning the establishment of a church in Providence. Mr. Sprague and other Baptists failed to see the necessity of a Presbyterian church and in his letter gave his views in very vigorous and unmistakable terms. He preached as an exhorter but was not ordained (as Morgan Edwards declares in his account of the Baptists)."
Jonathan married Mehitable Holbrook, daughter of William Holbrook and Elizabeth Pitts, on 20 Jul 1670 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. (Mehitable Holbrook was born in 1659 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA 11, christened on 29 Jun 1649 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA and died on 29 Oct 1719 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.)
Jonathan next married Hannah Harris on 11 Feb 1669 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.
Jonathan next married Lydia Levitt on 23 May 1712.