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Capt Edward Sprague
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Birth: 1663
Death: 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 fifth of six 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 strife 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 also 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


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Sprague (1624 - 1692)
  Lydia Goffe Sprague (1628 - 1715)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy Lane Sprague (1669 - 1727)
 
 Children:
  William Sprague (1695 - 1747)*
  Hezekiah Sprague (1707 - 1740)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lyddia Sprague Greenland (1653 - 1705)*
  Samuel Sprague (1658 - 1743)*
  Mary Sprague (1661 - 1692)**
  Edward Sprague (1663 - 1715)
  Phineas Sprague (1665 - 1736)*
  Deborah Sprague Bucknam (1670 - 1751)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
HERE LYES ENTR'D
Ye BODY OF CAPT.
EDWARD SPRAGUE
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
Capt Edward Sprague
Added by: The Guardian (inactive)
 
Capt Edward Sprague
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- Brigitte Masters
 Added: May. 29, 2015
Thank you for your service to a grateful nation. God bless and keep you, always.
- bjhm
 Added: Jun. 2, 2012
~*~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.~*~
- Carolyn D Coots/Tankersley
 Added: May. 10, 2012
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