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Anthony Sprague, Jr.

Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Attleborough, Bristol, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Sprague, Sr. and Elizabeth Sprague
Husband of Mary Tilden Sprague
Father of Anthony Sprague; Benjamin Sprague; Mary Whipple; Elizabeth Whipple; Sarah Whitman and 5 others
Brother of Benjamin Sprague; Elizabeth Sprague; Dorcas Hatch (Sprague); Sarah Bates; Josiah Sprague and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Anthony Sprague, Jr.

Resided in that part of Attleborough, MA which later became Cumberland, RI.

1696- Assessor.

1696-98, 1701, 1703-04: First Town Clerk of Attleborough, MA,

1697-98, 1700-01, 1703-04, 1725: Selectman.

1717-24: Frequently Surveyor for the Town.

1745- Cumberland set off from Attleborough and annexed to Rhode Island.

Siblings: Benjamin born 16 August 1655-died 27 September 1690, John born 30 September 1667-died 23 October 1690, Elizabeth born 5 September 1669-died 11 October 1690, Samuel born 8 March 1671/2, Sarah born 23 May 1674-married Caleb Bate, James born 23 January 1677/8, Josiah born 23 April 1680, Jeremiah born 24 July 1682, Richard born 10 april 1685, and Matthew born 27 March 1688-died 16 June 1783.


Anthony Sprague was a selectman in Attleboro for many years. He was the first town clerk of Attleboro, MA. He and wife, Mary, conveyed land to his uncle, William Sprague of Hingham, November 19, 1709 (Providence Deeds, Vol 2, p149). His will dated January 13, 1731, names son Anthony, and daughters Mary, Elizabeth Whipple, Sarah Whitman, Lydia, Marcy Jenckes, and Phoebe (Bristol Co. Probate, Vol 7 PP 189-191)

On May 1729 Anthony Sprague was appointed administrator of the estate of his father Anthony Sprague of Attleboro. Inventory was dated May 14, 1729. On May 25, 1730 Richard Harris & John Whitman of Providence who married two of the daughters of Anthony Sprague of Attleboro petitioned for a division of his estate. The division given Jan 13, 1731 by order names children Anthony Sprague Sarah Whitman, Elesabeth Whiple, Mary whiple, Pheba Sprague, Lydiah Harris & Mercy Jenckes.

Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families: APPENDIX PART II page 345

SPRAGUE, ANTHONY, son of Anthony in the text, born 1663; lived in Hingham, Rehoboth and Attleboro, and m. Mary, d. of Thomas Tilden, and had Anthony, Benjamin, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Lydia and Mercy.

Anthony Sprague. Born on 18 Aug 1663 in Hingham, MA.68 At the age of 2, Anthony was baptized on 10 Jun 1666. Anthony died aft 13 Jan 1731 in Attleborough, MA.

Anthony removed to Providence, Rhode Island.

On 1 Aug 1689 when Anthony was 25, he married Mary Tilden (5269) , daughter of Thomas Tilden (2532) (ca 1618-Feb 1 1704/5) & Mary Holmes (ca 1644-aft 21 May 1705), in Marshfield, MA. Born on 14 Feb 1666 in Marshfield, MA. Mary died bef 13 Jan 1731.

Children of Anthony68 and Mary: Anthonyh, Benjamin 1691-1692, Mary 1692, Elizabeth 1694, Sarah 1697, Lydia 1699, Hannah 1701-1704, Mercy 1703, and Phebe.

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Anthony Sprague, Jr.'s Timeline

August 18, 1663
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
June 16, 1684
Age 20
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 1686
Age 22
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 1686
Age 22
Hingham, Plymouth, MA
August 1, 1689
Age 25
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 7, 1691
Age 28
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
October 1, 1692
Age 29
May 26, 1694
Age 30
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
March 7, 1696
Age 32
Rhode Island
Age 34