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Nicknames: "Anthony William Sprague"
Birthplace: Charlestown (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Occupation: Farmer, yoeman
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Anthony Sprague, Sr.

He resided on his paternal homestead in Hingham Center, MA.

1676, April 19 or 20- The Indians in King Phillip's War burned his home along with five others.

1688, 1692, 1700- Selectman.

Siblings: John baptized 1638, Samuel baptized 24 May 1640, Jonathan baptized 20 March 1641-died 4 July 1647, Persis baptized 12 November 1643-married John Doggett, Joanna baptized 16 December 1644-married Caleb Church, Jonathan born 28 May 1648, William born 7 May 1650, Mary born 25 April 1652-married Thomas King, and Hannah born 25 February 1654/5-died 31 March 1658. -------------------- Anthony Sprague was baptized at Charlestown, Massachusetts, June 23, 1636. He married Elizabeth Bartlett, grand-daughter of Richard Warren, who arrived on the "Mayflower".

He was a farmer, he served as selectman in 1688, 1692 and 1700. They lived on the paternal homestead at Hingham Center. Their house was burned by Indians during King Phillips War, April 19, 1676, as were five other homes. Through Anthony & Elizabeth descends the poet, Charles Sprague, whose father Samuel Sprague was one of the party that threw tea into Boston Harbor. Will dated July 21, 1716, probated October 12, 1719.

Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers:

Volume 4 page 156 Sprague, Anthony, Hingham, eldest s. of William of the same, m. 26 Dec. 1661, Eliz. d. of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, had Anthony, Benjamin, John, Eliz. Samuel, Sarah, James, Josiah, Jeremiah, Richard, and Matthew, as in the Sprague Geneal. rank; but some d. young, and his w. d. Feb. 1713.

In his will of 21 July 1716, pro. 12 Oct. 1719, in our rec. XXI. 245 are nam. Anthony with Anthony his s. and other s. Richard, James, Samuel, Matthew, Josiah, and Jeremiah, beside d. Sarah Bates, w. of Caleb. e d. 3 Sept. 1719. His house was burn. 20 Apr. 1676 by the Ind. in Philip's war. Of this branch, of Anthony, thro. Jeremiah, the seventh s. is the celebr. poet, Charles, descend.

Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families:

page 250 [p.250] SPRAGUE, ANTHONY, m. Elizabeth, d. of Robert Bartlett, 1661, and had Anthony, Benjamin, John, Elizabeth; Sarah, m. Caleb Bates; Samuel, James, Josiah, Jeremiah, Richard, and Matthew.

Residence 2, 1635, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA Union Street, "over the river"

2. Residence, 1628, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 3. Will 2, 19 Oct 1675

Notes for Child: Anthony Sprague

"Sprague Families in America", by Dr. Warren Vincent Sprague, page 128. Anthony Sprague was a farmer; Selectman in 1688, 1692 and 1700; resided on paternal homestead, Hingham Centre. April 19 or 20, 1676, the Indians in King Philip's War burned his home and five others. Will dated July 21, 1716, probated October 12, 1719.

American Marriages before 1669: BARTLETT, Elizabeth Sprague, Anthony 26 December 1661 Hingham, Mass. SPRAGUE, Anthony Bartlett, Elizabeth 26 December 1661 Hingham, Mass

Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691 Part Three: Biographical Sketches Biographical Sketches Standish, Myles

Anthony Sprague who married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Bartlett, and the Joanna Sprague who married Caleb Church, were children of William Sprague of Hingham.

ANTHONY SPRAGUE, was born in Charleston, Sept. 2, 1635. Baptised June 23, 1636. Married Dec. 26, 1661, to Elizabeth Bartlett. She was the daughter of Mary (Warren) Bartlett, and Robert Bartlett. Mary Warren Bartlett was the daughter of Richard Warren, who came over in the Mayflower in 1620. Anthony Sprague died Sept. 3, 1719. She died Feb. 17, 1712-3. They had eleven children all born in Masaschusetts

CHILDREN I Anthony, b. Aug. 18, 1663. II Benjamin, b. Aug. 16, 1665; d. Sept. 27, 1690. III John, b. Sept. 30, 1667; d. Oct. 23, 1690. IV Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1669; d. Oct. 11, 1690. V Samuel, b. Mar. 8, 1671 or 2. VI Sarah, b. May 23, 1674; m. June 10, 1716, to Caleb Bate (widower). VII James, b. Jan. 23, 1677 or 8. VIII Josiah, b. Apr. 23, 1680.

  • IX JEREMIAH, b. July 24, 1682.

X Richard, b. Apr. 10, 1685. XI Matthew, b. Mar. 27, 1688; m. Sept. 13, 1716, to Sarah Fearing.

He d. June 16, 1783, aged 95 years.

Mary Warren, the mother of Mrs. Anthony Sprague, was the oldest daughter of Richard Warren, one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and was born in England. Richard Warren came over first, and afterwards sent for his wife and five daughters. They arrived on the "Ann" and reached Plymouth in July, 1623.

Robert Bartlett, husband of Mary Warren, was a cooper by trade and the records show that he was a man of good character and standing in the community, and highly thought of by his associates. He lived and died in Manomet, Plymouth, where his possessions were. He died in 1676, aged 73 years. His wife survived him, but died between 1677 and 1683. His homestead has been known as the Bartlett farm, and has been in possession of the Bartlett family continuously up to the present. The house built in 1680 is still standing. .

SPRAGUE, ANTHONY, Hingham, eldest s. of William of the same, m. 26 Dec. 1661, Elizabeth d. of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, had Anthony, Benjamin, John, Elizabeth Samuel, Sarah, James, Josiah, Jeremiah, Richard, and Matthew, as in the Sprague Geneal. rank.; but some d. young, and his w. d. Feb. 1713. In his will of 21 July 1716, pro. 12 Oct. 1719, in our rec. XXI. 245 are nam. Anthony with Anthony his s. and other s. Richard, James, Samuel, Matthew, Josiah, and Jeremiah, beside d. Sarah Bates, w. of Caleb. He d. 3 Sept. 1719. His house was burn. 20 Apr. 1676 by the Ind. in Philip's war. Of this branch, of Anthony, thro. Jeremiah, the seventh s. is the celebr. poet, Charles, descend.

Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Sprague

(II) Anthony, eldest son of William and Millicent (Eames) Sprague, was born at Charlestown, Massachusetts, June 23, 1636, died September 3, 1719. His home, the paternal homestead in Hingham, was burned April 19, 1676, by the Indians engaged in "King Philip's war." He was a farmer, and selectman of Hingham, 1688-92 and 1700. He married, December 26, 1661, Elizabeth Bartlett, died in Hingham, February 17, 1713. Children, all born in Hingham between 1663 and 1688: Anthony (2), Benjamin, John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Sarah, James, Josiah, Jeremiah, Richard and Matthew.

-------------------- "Anthony, son of William Sprague, was born September 2, 1635, died September 3, 1719. He was a farmer and was selectman of Hingham in 1688-92 and 1700. He resided on the homestead at Hingham Centre, and his house was burned by the Indians in King Philip's war, April 19, 1676. He died September 3, 1719, in his eighty-fourth year. His will was dated July 21, 1716, and proved October 12, 1719. He married, December 26, 1661, Elizabeth Bartlett, who died February 17, 1712-3." (Cutter, p. 1028)

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Vol. 3. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913.

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1635
September 2, 1635
Charlestown (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1636
May 23, 1636
Charlestown (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
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Charlestown MA
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Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
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Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
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Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
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