Samuel Sprague, Jr. was born October 1673 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Samuel Sprague (1640-1709) and Sarah Chillingsworth (1642-1725) and died 15 February 1764 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Bethiah Thomas (1681-1761) circa 1700 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Samuel's parents were honored on the Green Harbor Monument as one of the early founders of Marshfield MA in Plymouth Colony.

Sprague's Neck

The two oldest sons of Samuel, Samuel Jr and John, moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts before 1710 and lived on adjoining farms in the area called "Sprague's Neck", which they inherited from their father, some 230 acres. The land, beginning at a point near what is now known as Sprague's Wharf, the boundary ran along the shore to Blue-fish River, then up the river to the neighborhood of John Alden (1622-1701)'s thence by land of Jacob Smith to meet a line which ran westaward by the sites of the village schoolhouse and the Methodist Church to the house of Daniel Glass. The two farms were divided by the road now called Harrison Street.


Offspring of Samuel Sprague, Jr. and Bethiah Thomas (1681-1761)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Sprague (1701-1773) May 1701 Massachusetts, United States 28 March 1773 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Samuel Alden (1688-1781)

Samuel Sprague (1705-1766)
Peleg Sprague (1707-1754) 15 May 1707 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 28 December 1754 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Mercy Chandler (1726-1815)

Bethia Sprague (1711-1740)
Phineas Sprague (1714-1776) 1714 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 20 January 1776 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Mercy Chandler (1726-1815)


Offspring of Sgt. Samuel Sprague, Sr. and Sarah Chillingsworth (1642-1725)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Sprague (1666-1710)
Hannah Sprague (1667-1723)
Mary Sprague (1668-)
Samuel Sprague (1673-1764) October 1673 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 15 February 1764 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bethiah Thomas (1681-1761)

Joanna Sprague (1674-1710)
Nathan Sprague (1679-1758)
John Sprague (1682-1739) 1682 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 14 December 1739 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bethiah Snow (1687-1761)

James Sprague (1684-1766)



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