- "The Spragues of Malden, Mass.," 1923, by George Walter Chamberlain, (#4), pg. 22 & 81-82. He was associated in founding Charlestown with his brothers Lt. Ralph and Capt Richard Sprague from 1629-1637. For descendants of this family, see Sprague Genealogies and Lincoln's Hingham Genealogies, 3:163.
"Genealogy in Part of the Sprague Families in America, as Descended from Edward Sprague of England...," 1902, by A.B. R. Sprague, pages 10, 11. Son Samuel was great-grandfather of Hon. Seth Sprague. May have only listed 6 children. GET COPY OF BOOK AND CHECK. Anthony, b. 2 Sep 1719; John, bp. Apr 1638; Samuel, bp. 24 May 1640; Elizabeth, bp. 2 May 1641 (she's not included in other sources); Jonathan, bpt. 20 Mar 1642; Perses bp. 12 Nov 1643 (note spelling of name).
"Sprague Families in America," 1913, (#226), W.V. Sprague, page 119 and 124-127.
8 William1 (s. Edward). Youngest of the family, and still a minor, came to America with his brothers in 1629. Lived in Charlestown until 1636, as his name appears in the records of the various meetings during this time. In 1635, he m. Millicent, dau. of Anthony Eames, and the following year he removed to Hingham with his father-in-law, where they had obtained grants of land. Here many public offices were assigned to him, and from their nature it is evident he was held to be a man of intelligence and strict integrity by his fellow townsmen. It appears from his will that he possessed a large landed estate and a competency of personal property. He d. in Hingham, Mass., October 26, 1675 when about sixty-six years old. Millicent his widow d. in Hingham, February 8, 1695-96. His descendents today are numerous and distinguished as the genealogy of the descendents of William1 which has recently been compiled and published by Dr. W. V. Sprague of Chauncey, Ohio shows. Mr. Everett, in his oration at Charlestown, said that the three Spragues, "the founders of the settlement of this place," "were persons of character, substance, and enterprise; excellent citizens, generous public benefactors, and the heads of a very large and respectable family of descendents."
Anthony, bap. in Charlestown, June 23, 1636; d. Sept. 3, 1719.
John, bap. in Hingham, April, 1638.
Samuel, bap. May 24, 1640.
Jonathan, bap. Mar. 20, 1642; d. July 4, 1647.
Persia, b. Nov. 12, 1643.
Joanna, b. Dec. 1645.
Jonathan, b. May 1648.
William, b. July 2, 1650.
Mary, b. Apri125, 1652.
Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1654; d. Mar. 31, 1658.
[The Ralph Sprague Genealogy, p. 28-29]