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Dr. John Sprague

Dr. John Sprague

Male 1752 - 1800  (47 years)

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  • Name John Sprague 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 10 Sep 1752  Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1800 
    Notes 
    • "The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 157.
      John Sprague was a physician in Dedham. His estate was divided on 7 January 1801. It mentioned six children living and the heirs of Esther Sweet and Elizabeth Sweet.

      "The Sprague Family: From Dorset, to Massachusetts & Gibraltar", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent.

      John Sprague, born in 1752, also decided as did his elder brother, Lawrence to follow their father and become physicians. Edward became a pastor and was appointed to the Congregational Church in Dublin. Dr. John (Jr.) graduated in 1772. In 1773 he married Rebecca Chambers. It is thought that sometime after this he went to Europe to further his studies as there is a record showing his name on the passenger list of the "Minerva" that left London bound for Boston in 1775. As his mother Elizabeth Delhonde and his grandfather were French, John most probably spent some of his time in France.

      On his return to Boston he settled with his wife in Milton (Mass.) then finally went to Dedham to be near his father and probably assisted with the practice. John and Rebecca had nine children: John Charles, Eliza, Esther, Jonathan, Lawrence, Horatio born in 1784, Sarah and Rebecca. As far as can be ascertained Dr. John (Jr.) never had his own practice and seemed to prefer other pursuits and did not enjoy good health. In 1800 he died at the age of 48 only outliving his father by 3 years. His wife Rebecca was left with at least three children who were under the age of 21, as it is thought two of the sons died before their father, as they are not mentioned in his will.
    Person ID I52137  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Dr. John Sprague,   b. 4 Dec 1718, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1798, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dolhonde,   b. Abt 1725, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 May 1757  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Marriage intent 28 Feb 1743/44  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage intent 28 Mar 1745  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Apr 1745  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dolhonde, Elizabeth
      Married:  Apr 11, 1745     in:  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
      Gender:  F     This record can be found at:  Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0818093-0818095.
      Spouse name:  Sprague, John

      Dolhonde, Elizabeth
      Married:  Mar 28, 1745     in:  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
      Gender:  F     This record can be found at:  Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0818093-0818095.
      Spouse name:  Sprague, John
    Family ID F19237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Chambers,   b. Abt 1755,   d. 2 Jul 1813  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 1773 
    Children 
     1. Charles Harrison Sprague,   b. 3 Feb 1774,   d. Unknown
     2. Eliza D. "Elizabeth" Sprague,   b. 7 May 1776,   d. Unknown
     3. Esther "Estha" Sprague,   b. 14 Dec 1777,   d. Bef 7 Jan 1801  (Age 23 years)
     4. Jonathan Sprague,   b. 16 Sep 1779, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Dr. Lawrence Sprague,   b. 3 May 1781, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Horatio Sprague,   b. 19 Dec 1784, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1848, ____, ____, ____, Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Rebecca Sprague,   b. 22 Jul 1787,   d. 8 Jun 1820  (Age 32 years)
     8. Sarah Chambers Sprague,   b. 11 Oct 1789,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F19244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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