Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I372053
  • Name: Peleg SPRAGUE
  • RELA: 3rd cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 DEC 1756 in Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire BET 15 DEC 1797 AND 3 MAR 1799
  • Death: 20 APR 1800 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH
  • Note:
    SPRAGUE, Peleg, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Rochester, Mass., December 10, 1756; clerked in a store in Littleton, Mass.; attended Harvard College, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1785 and commenced practice in Winchendon, Mass.; moved to Keene, N.H., in 1787; selectman 1789-1791; county solicitor for Cheshire County in 1794; member of the State house of representatives in 1797; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jeremiah Smith and served from December 15, 1797, to March 3, 1799; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1798; died in Keene, N.H., April 20, 1800; interment in the Washington Street Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Noah SPRAGUE , Jr. b: 3 APR 1733 in Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Mercy DEXTER b: ABT 1735

    Marriage 1 Rosalinda TAYLOR b: 1764 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA
    • Married: ABT 1789 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH
    1. Has No Children Nathaniel C. SPRAGUE b: 20 AUG 1790 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth SPRAGUE b: 12 NOV 1794 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH
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