Birth of Daughter: Joanna Sprague
Birth of Son: ABT 1672
Name: Jonathan Sprague
Details: Jonathan went from Hingham to Mendon, Rhode Island in 1672 to live
near his brother, John Sprague and his father-in-law, William Holbrook.
Birth of Daughter: 1674
Name: Patience Sprague
Details: His father died and left him 60 acres in Providence.
Details: His ratable estate was 2 oxen, 6 cows, 2 mares, horse, 18 sheep, 8 acres
planting ground and six acres meadow.
Note: 13 DEC 1687
Details: Fined for refusing jury duty.
Note: 02 JUL 1695
Details: He was appointed on a committee by the Assembly to propose a
method of making rate; also with others to run the eastern line of the Colony.
Deputy: 1695/6, 1698, 1700, 1702-11 and 1714.
Justice of the Peace: 1702
Speaker of the House of Deputies: 1703
Note: 22 JUN 1703
Details: He and two others were appointed to draw up a method and proceedings of
the Court of Common Pleas
Town Council: 1705-12
Clerk of the Assembly: 1707
Was taxed: 16 JUN 1713
Note: 13 MAY 1719
Details: He made an agreement with his sons-in-law William Jenckes, John
Tefft, and Daniel Brown, deeding them his house and all lands in exchange for maintaining
him for life and he to have choice of son-in-law to live with. They were to maintain his
Land Rec: 09 NOV 1719
Details: Deeded to his son-in-law Ebenezer Cook certain land.
Note: 23 FEB 1722
Details: Wrote a long letter to three prominent Presbyterian ministers in
Massachusetts, John Danforth, Peter Thatcher, and Joseph Belcher in answer to one they had
addressed to him and other citizens concerning the establishment of a church in
Providence. Mr. Sprague and other Baptists failed to see the necessity of a Presbyterian
church and in his letter gave his views in very vigorous and unmistakable terms.
Religion: He preached as an exhorter but was never ordained.