Notes for Edward Sprague: He was a miller by trade and owned a corn mill situated on the 3 mile brook near Ell Pond, and became an important factor in the life of this new & growing community. The power which supplied the mill was secured by raising Spot Pond 9 ft by a dam and became the center of strife and cause of lawsuits which have continued to the present generation . He was for many years a tithing man, whose duty it was to watch over the moral welfare of a special charge, preserve order in the meeting house, and enforce the general observance of the Lord's day. He was chosen town treasurer, March 9, 1695/6, which is the first record of a Malden, Massachusetts, Town Treasurer. In 1698 he was constable, was selectman in 1699-1703-1704-1710 and again at the time he died, 1715, on April 14 [1 month after the election]. He represented the town in the General Assembly in 1696 and in 1703. Was captain of the Malden Mass. Militia at the time of his death. Middlesex Probate Document #15060, a long and drawn out affair, mentions wife Dorothy Sprague, son William "farmer", Timothy, "miller", Ebenezer, "miller", Hezekiah, "blacksmith" and daughters Dorothy, Ann, Jemima, Lydia and Phoebe. William Sargent of Malden, Massachusetts was guardian of Hezekiah during his minority. In 1727 Hezekia and Ebenezer were both living in Groton.
More About Edward Sprague: Baptism (LDS): January 06, 1934 Burial: April 1715, Malden, Massachusetts. Endowment (LDS): April 02, 1934, Salt Lake. Sealed to parents (LDS): February 25, 1945, Logan.
More About Edward Sprague and Dorothy Lane: Marriage: November 14, 1693, Malden, Massachusetts. Sealed to spouse (LDS): June 19, 1973, Logan.
Children of Edward Sprague and Dorothy Lane are:
+Timothy Sprague, b. November 23, 1700, Malden, Massachusetts, d. October 10, 1765, Malden, Massachusetts.