- John Sprague (photos provided)
May 23, 1624, Dorset, England - Jun. 24, 1692, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
John is the eldest of seven children born to Ralph and Johane (Warren) Sprague. He married Lydia the eldest of three children born to Edward and Lydia (Joyce) Goffe.
John and Lydia had ten children together: John, Lydia, Jonathan, Samuel, Mary, Edward*, Phineas, Deborah, Hannah, Sarah
Ralph Sprague (1595 - 1650)
Joan Warren Sprague Converse (____ - 1680)
Spouse: Lydia Goffe Sprague (1628 - 1715)*
Samuel Sprague (1658 - 1743)*
Edward Sprague (1663 - 1715)*
Burial: Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Sprague
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69928408
27 Jan 2013
"The Spragues of Malden, Mass.," 1923, by George Walter Chamberlain, (#5), pg. 83. He was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 18 May 1653.
"The Brothers Ralph and William Sprague and Some of Their Descendants," 1909, by Frank William Sprague, (#3), pg. 3. Of Charlestown, came with his father. Different birth dates for John and Hannah from source above.
"The Cutter Family of New England," pg. 19. Gives marriage date of 2 May 1653.
FGS, sent by Elizabeth Sprague (Coolidge) Windship, compiled by Mrs. Marion Everton. All on that sheet have been Baptized, Endowed, and Sealed.
9 John2 (s. Ralph1, Edward). Lieutenant John was b. 1624 in England; d. in Malden, June 24, 1692. Gravestone marked sixty-eight years. Four years old when he came to America, took the Freeman's oath May 18, 1653; was tall of stature and of fine appearance; succeeded his father in his homestead; was engaged in shipping in foreign trade with his uncle Richard; Representative to the General Court in 1689-91; selectman of the town many years. Some of the early town meetings were held at his house; belonged to the militia in Malden, advancing from ensign to captain, was with Major Willard in 1676; served in King Philip's War among others in those dark days. He was known as Captain John Sprague. He bought the Ell Pond farm from his brothers Richard and Samuel in 1652, (Richard's part being sixty-seven acres of tillage land), which he bequeathed to his two sons,John and Phineas. He owned many parcels of real estate as recorded by "Wyman" and among them was four acres near the top of Bunker Hill. His estate settlement Middlesex Probate Court No. 16068, mentions Lydia, his wife, and sons John, Phineas, Samuel, Edward, Jonathan, and daughters Lydia Greenland, Hannah Stowers, Deborah Sprague, and Sarah Fosdick. March 2, 1651, he m. Lydia, dau. of Edward and Lydia (Joyce) Goffe of Cambridge, Mass. She was b. in England and d. December 11, 1715 in Malden. In the will of Mrs. Margaret Witchfield of Windsor Ct., made in Cambridge, Mass., proved October 5, 1669, the children, John and Lydia, were each given £5.
16 John, b. Mar. 9, 1651-2.
17 Lydia, b. Sept., 1653-4.
18 Jonathan, b. Aug. 8, 1656.
19 Samuel, b. Dee. 21, 1658; a carpenter by trade. His first wife Louise Burrill d. of childbirth in 1696, one year after marriage. In his will which he made at the time of his death, Dec. 12, 1743, he mentions his wife Elizabeth and other relatives. He left no issue. She d. June 30, 1748.
20 Mary, b. Feb. 13, 1661.
21 Edward, b. 1663.
22 Phineas, b. Dec., 1665-6.
23 Deborah, b. July 21, 1668.
24 Hannah, b. 1670.
25 Sarah, b. Dec., 1672.
["Ralph Sprague Genealogy," E.G. Sprague, 1913, pages 31-32]