1Maclean W. McLean, John2 Sprague (c. 1635-1676) of Duxbury, Mass., The American Genealogist Vol. 41, pp. 178-181 (1964).
"John2 Sprague, son of Francis1, was born about 1635 and was killed at Pawtucket, R. I., during the Great Swamp Fight there, a casualty of King Philip's War. He married about 1655 Ruth2 Bassett, born about 1635, died after 2 Mar. 1693/4 and before 1 Jan 1700, daughter of William1 Bassett.
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The widow Ruth (Bassett) Sprague married secondly, ------ Thomas, as we see: 2 Mar. 1693/4 "in reference to an agreement between John Sprague and his mother ... now Ruth Thomas, at Plymouth..." [Sprague Families. op. cit.].
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Children (births not recorded except that of Ruth):
i. John3, b. ca. 1655; m. (1) Lydia ------, who d. 1725; m. (2) 1726 Lois Abel. He removed to Lebanon, Conn., where he had land "by lineal descent from Francis Sprague" and where he d. 6 Mar. 1727. Isssue: see Sprague families, op. cit.
ii. Elizabeth, b. ca. 1657; d. 27 may 1727 in 71st yr.; m. ca. 1678 George Sampson, b. ca. 1653, d. 26 July 1739 in 85th yr. (Plympton V. R., Mayfl. Desc. 5:183).
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iii. Ruth, b. 12 Feb. 1659/60 (Marshfield Tn. Rec.); m. 12 Aug. 1680, Eleazer Smith (Dartmouth V.R.).
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iv. Samuel, b. ca. 1662; m. Ruth3 Alden (see the typescript Alden genealogy (1935), and Sprague, op. cit.).
v. William, b. ca. 1664; m. Grace Wadsworth (see Sprague, op. cit.).
vi. Dorcas, b. ca. 1666; living unmarried, in 1700 when she signed the above agreement. Further research may prove that she is the Dorcas Sprague who m. (as his second wife) Joseph3 Hatch (see genealogy and History of Thomas and Grace Hatch, 1925).
vii. Desire, b. ca. 1668; m. 24 Nov. 1696 John3<sup/> Gifford (Sandwich V.R., Mayfl. Desc. 30:59), b. 12 June 1668, d. Rochester, testate, before 6 July 1750, son of John2 and Elishua (Crowe) Gifford of Sandwich.
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1William B. Murray, Jonathan Murray of East Guilford, Connecticut, The American Genealogist Vol. 11, p. 108 (1934).
"9. JEHIEL2 MURRAY
Son of Jonathan; b. Mar. 28, 1708, near East Guilford; d. June 17, 1798, near New Milford, Conn. Jehiel was the first one of Jonathan Murray's children to "go west." About 1744 or 1745 he settled on a farm in a neighborhood called "Merryall" anout half way between New Milford and Kent. Conn. Here he lived the balance of his life. Land Records at New Milford show that he received his first deed for land in that town in 1748-9, after which his name appears in a number of records. He was one of the signers of a petition for an ecclesiastical society to be called New Preston in 1753. Mary, his wife, was received in the church Mar. 18, 1750, in New Milford. She was afterward a charter member of the New Preston church. Jehiel Murray was married Nov. 12, 1733, to Mary Way, dau. of George Way, dau. of George Way and his wife Lydia Sprague, of Lebanon, Conn. She ws b. Aug. 9, 1715, d. Oct. 12, 1806. Her sister Dorcas Way m. Jonathan Murray, son of Daniel, for her first husband. Children of Jehiel Murray and Mary Way , his wife:
41. i. ANNE3, b. Mar. 7, 1734; m. July 2, 1779, Samuel Andrus.
42. ii. ESTHER, b. Sept. 29, 1735; d. in 1793; m. Ebenezer Hatch.
43. iii. ABNER, b. Apr. 4, 1739; d. in 1766.
44. iv. EZRA, b. July 11, 1941; d. in 1815.
45. v. REUBEN, b. Feb. 17, 1743/4; d. Nov. 26, 1810.
46. vi. IRENA, bapt. Apr. 13, 1750.
47. vii. NOAH, b. Apr. 11, 1747; May 16, 1811.
48. viii. JOEL, bapt. June 14, 1750; d. after 1801.
49. ix. DANIEL, b. June 9, 1753; d. March 18, 1835.
50. x. ICHABOD, b.Aug. 16, 1755; d. July 16, 1831.
51. xi. SOLOMON, b. abt. 1758; d. Jan. 25, 1822.
52. xii. PHILO (?), b.
With the exception of Abner Murray, all the sons of Jehiel Murray served in the Revolution. Abner died in 1766, before hostilities broke out. According to well authenticated tradition, one other son, who is believed to have been Philo, was a Loyalist and was disowned by the rest of the family. Absolute evidence that Philo was the one, however, has not been established as yet.".