- Capt Edward Sprague (photo provided)
1663 - Apr. 14, 1715, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Edward was the sixth of ten children born to John and Lydia (Goffe) Sprague. He married Dorothy Lane the eldest of nine children of Job and Anna (Reyner) Lane. The Reverend Mr. Wigglesworth performed the ceremony. Edward was a miller by trade and owned a corn mill situated on the three mile brook near Ell Pond, and became an important factor in the life of this new and growing community. The power which supplied this mill was secured by raising Spot Pond nine feet by a dam and became the center of stife and cause of lawsuits. He was for many years a tithingman whose duty it was to watch over the moral welfare of a special charge, preserve order in the meeting house, and enforce the general observance of the Lord's day. He was chosen town treasurer, March 9, 1695/6, which is the first record of a Malden Town Treasurer. In 1698 he was Constable, was Selectman in 1699, 1704, 1704, 1710 and again at the time he died, 1715. He represented the town in the General Assembly in 1696 and in 1703. Was Captain in the Malden Militia at the time of his death.
Edward and Dorothy had nine children: William, Anna, Dorothy, Timothy, Ebenezer, Jemima, Lydia, Hezekiah*, Pheobe
John Sprague (1624 - 1692)
Lydia Goffe Sprague (1628 - 1715)
Spouse: Dorothy Lane Sprague (1669 - 1727)
William Sprague (1695 - 1747)*
Hezekiah Sprague (1707 - 1740)*
HERE LYES ENTR'D
Ye BODY OF CAPT.
WHO DECES'T Ye
14 OF APRIL 1715
AGED 52 YEARS.
Burial: Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Sprague
Originally Created by: The Guardian (inactive)
Record added: Oct 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22249787
27 Jan 2013
"The Spragues of Malden, Mass.," 1923, by George Walter Chamberlain, (#12), pg. 125.
"The Brothers Ralph and William Sprague and Some of Their Descendants," 1909, by Frank William Sprague, (#3 vi), pg. 3. Last Sprague of our line mentioned. John only shows up in list of father's children.
"Lane Genealogies, Vol. III," 1902, by James Hill Fitts, pg. 21, 25-26. Shows only three children, spells Anna as Ann, and gives her birth as 4 Sep 1697.
FGS, sent by Elizabeth Sprague (Coolidge) Windship, compiled by Mildred Lane Kendall. All on that sheet have been Baptized, Endowed, and Sealed.
21 Edward3 (s. John2, Ralph1, Edward1), b. in Malden, Mass., 1663. He m. November 14, 1693, Dorothy, dau. of John Lane, by the Rev. Mr. Wigglesworth. He was a miller by trade and owned a corn mill situated on the three mile brook near Ell Pond, and became an important factor in the life of this new and growing community. The power which supplied the mill was secured by raising Spot Pond nine feet by a dam and became the center of strife and cause of lawsuits which have continued to the present generation. He was for many years a tithingman, whose duty it was to watch over the moral welfare of a special charge, preserve order in the meeting house, and enforce the general observance of the Lord's day. He was chosen town treasurer, March 9, 1695-6, which is the first record of a Malden Town treasurer. In 1698 he was constable, was selectman in 1699-1703-1704-1710 and again at the time he died, 1715, on April 14, (one month after the election.) He represented the town in the General Assembly in 1696 and in 1703. Was captain of the Malden militia at the time of his death. Middlesex Probate document No. 15060, a long drawn out affair mentions wife Dorothy Sprague, son William, "farmer", Timothy "miller", Ebenezer,"miller"; Hezekiah "blacksmith" and daughters Dorothy, Ann, Jemima, Lydia, and Phoebe. William Sargent of Malden was guardian for Hezekiah during his minority. In 1727 Hezekiah and Ebenezer were both living in Groton. His widow d. March 29, 1727, aged fifty-seven, "and was the only wife of said Sprague."
65 William, b. Sept. 4, 1695.
66 Anna, b. Mar. 20, 1696-7; m. Benjamin Faulkner on Mar. 22, 1738; d. Oct. 26, 1776.
67 Dorothy, b. Sept. 9, 1698; resided with Timothy; d. unm.
68 Timothy, b. May 2.3, 1700.
69 Ebenezer, b. Nov. 6, 1701.
70 Jemima, b. Nov. 3, 1703.
71 Lydia, b. Aug. 26, 1705; unm. and was housekeeper for Timothy most of her life; d. Dec. 8, 1766.
72 Hezekiah, b. May 16, 1707.
73 Phoebe, b. Nov. 17, 1709.
["The Ralph Sprague Genealogy," E.G. Sprague, 1913, pages 39-40]