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Our efforts to establish memorials have primarily been on our connections to the Sprague, Nordstrom, Sparks, Larson and Bryant lines. Our family Predecessors primarily came from Upwey, Dorset, England, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden Holland and settled in Charlestown, MA, Keene, NH, Keene, OH, Bement IL, Inglewood, CA, Twin Falls, ID, Kulm, ND & Vista, CA. The Sprague family arrived in Salem, MA in 1628.We're Still putting the puzzle together..."If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are."Blessed are the ancestors who saved the ship's lists and port of entry records, For they tell how, why, whence and where they came.Blessed are the forefathers who fought for our independence, For thus we became a nation.Blessed are the great grandfathers who were elected to public office, For thus are our freedoms preserved.Blessed are the great grandmothers who recorded births, marriages, and deaths in the family Bibles, For this is our continuity.Blessed are the grandparents who keep alive the family legends and traditions, for this is our legacy.Blessed are the mothers and fathers who preserve family records and nourish the love of kith and kin, For such is a lesson in loyalty.Blessed are the cousins who answer queries, fill out ancestry charts and family sheets and share the family anecdotes, For thus we learn our relationship.Blessed are those saintly librarians andguardian angels of our courthouse records who welcome ancestor hunters, For thus do we document our data.Blessed are those children who honor their parents and patiently listen to thrice-told tales of the good old days, For the honoring is a commandment of our Heavenly Father, and the listening with patience is a joy to the hearts of the parents.

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