Biography of B. T. Sprague
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Sprague, B. T., son of Pardon and Hannah (Newton) Sprague, was born in Shoreham, Vt., September 8th. 1819. He remained at home with his parents until coming to Essex in 1839; he located at Crown Point. He was married February 5th, 1842, to Miss Lois Stratton. Children three living: George M., of Essex. Mary L., wife of Jonathan Lott, of Essex, and Willis J., at home. In the fall of 1845 Mr. Sprague went to Wisconsin where he purchased a place and remained for four and one half years. In 1850 he moved back to Westport, bought a place, remained there until the fall of 1856, when he purchased the place in Essex county where he has since resided. Mr. Sprague is a self made man. He and his two Sons are the owners of five or six hundred acres of land. Has held the office of assessor for fifteen years. Was instrumental in building the M. E. church at Wadham's Mills.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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