Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I142476
  • Name: Peleg SPRAGUE
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 APR 1793 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1812 Harvard University
  • Event: Elected Maine House of Representatives BET 1821 AND 1822
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine BET 4 MAR 1825 AND 3 MAR 1829
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Maine BET 4 MAR 1829 AND 1 JAN 1835
  • Event: Appointed BET 1841 AND 1865 United States District Judge of Massachusetts
  • Death: 13 OCT 1880 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Peleg Sprague
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SPRAGUE, Peleg, (grandfather of Charles Franklin Sprague), a Representative and a Senator from Maine; born in Duxbury, Mass., April 27, 1793; graduated from Harvard University in 1812; studied law at Litchfield, Conn.; admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Augusta, Maine; moved to Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine, in 1817 and continued the practice of law; member, Maine house of representatives 1821-1822; corporate member of the Maine Historical Society; elected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1825, until his resignation, effective March 3, 1829, having been elected Senator; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1829, to January 1, 1835, when he resigned; again resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass., in 1840; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840; United States district judge of Massachusetts 1841- 1865; died in Boston, Mass., October 13, 1880; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Seth SPRAGUE b: 4 JUL 1760 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Deborah SAMPSON b: 8 OCT 1761 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Sarah DEMING b: 1794
    • Married: 31 AUG 1818 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME
    1. Has No Children Charles Franklin SPRAGUE b: ABT 1819
    2. Has Children Seth Edward SPRAGUE b: 12 APR 1821 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME
    3. Has No Children Sarah SPRAGUE b: 7 MAY 1828
    4. Has No Children Francis Peleg SPRAGUE b: 17 FEB 1833
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