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  • ID: I309838
  • Name: William SPRAGUE
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 FEB 1809 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 19 SEP 1868 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI
  • Note:
    SPRAGUE, William, a Representative from Michigan; born in Providence, R.I., February 23, 1809; attended the public schools; moved to Michigan and settled in Kalamazoo; studied theology and was ordained as a minister; presiding elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo district, 1844-1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); retired to his farm near Oshtemo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; died in Kalamazoo, Mich., September 19, 1868; interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Rufus SPRAGUE , Jr. b: 1781 in Johnston, Providence Co., RI
    Mother: Elizabeth RANDALL b: BET 1780 AND 1790 in Scituate, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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