Spragues of Massachusetts and Maine Updated April 6, 2001
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My Sprague family came from England to America in the 1600's.They first settled in Massachusetts and spread out from there.My branch were settlers of Dennysville and Pembroke,Maine,having gone there from Hingham,MA and Abington,MA. Samuel Sprague arrived in Dennysville after having served in the American Revolution as part of the Mass Militia. This is the same Samuel Sprague who took part in "The Boston Tea Party". His wife Mary Benner had been part of a noted Abington family. Her brother Christopher Benner was also a former Revolutionary soldier and also went to Dennysville along with Gen.Lincoln and his son to whom the "Lincoln House" is named after and other former soldiers also arrived there seeking land grants in the then Massachusetts wilderness.Maine became a state in 1820.
Sprague family research gathered over 30 years! (85 KB) My Sprague family back 13 generations plus MA Jessons,Dunns,Williams,Flemings,Benners and Batsons as well as Maine Cushings,Sullivans,Jones and Reynolds records dating back many years.Lots of new data not previously in print.Our Sprague family has connections to the American Revolution and Mayflower.Even my great aunt,E.Virginia Williams is here.Virginia was the founder of The Boston Ballet.I have pleasant memories of her and our visits to gravesites in Salem,MA where we have ancestors such as Capt.John Alton Evitts.Williams family reunions were held for many years therein the "Willows".