* The Cameron and Paige Report *

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  • ID: I38887
  • Name: Franklin B. SPRAGUE
  • Prefix: Jdg.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 Jul 1825 in , Delaware, Ohio 1
  • Death: 07 Feb 1895 1
  • Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery - Delaware, Delaware, Ohio 1 2 3 4
  • Note: Sprague Franklin B. 07/16/1825 02/07/1895 Sprague, Pardon 5
  • Note: F. B. SPRAGUE, County Judge, Delaware; was born in Delaware, on the site where the American House now stands, on the 16th of July, 1825 ; his parents were Pardon and Mary (Meeker) Sprague; his mother was born in Pennsylvania in 1799, the daughter of Col. Forest Meeker, who came to Delaware Co. and located in Stratford in 1811 ; his father, Pardon Sprague, was born in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, and was engaged in a cotton-mill, where he remained until the mill burnt, when he came west about 1816 to Zanesville and Granville, Ohio, where he remained a short time, then came to Delaware ; here he was engaged in the stock business ; he also kept a hotel on the site of the American House; he was elected to the office of County Sheriff two terms, and, about 1825, was elected to the Legislature, which office he filled with Honor and credit to his death, which occurred in 1828, at about 40 years of age ; he was a man respected and Honored by all. Judge Sprague received his chief education in a private school taught by Mrs. Murray in a room near where the court house now stands ; he was also a student of the Ohio Wesleyan University during the first two years of its existence; he remained a resident of Delaware Co. until 1850, when he moved West to Oregon, and remained there some eighteen years, where he was enraged the first few years in the manufacture of fanning-mills, and was the first to manufacture these mills on the Pacific Coast. In 1864 to 1868, Judge Sprague had charge of the Modoc and Clamouth Indians; during this time, he was located at Ft. Clamouth, Ore., and in different part,. of the State in the vicinity of Ft. Clamouth. Sprague River was named after him. In 1864, he was made Captain of the 1st Ore. V. I., doing duty in Oregon and participating in several battles and a number of skirmishes with the Snake Indians. He learned to speak their language fluently and was a great friend of Captain .Jack, the renowned Modoc chieftain, with which tribe the Judge states he was always on the friendliest terms. In 1868, he returned to Delaware Co., and located in Sunbury, where he engaged in the milling business, in which he has continued ever since; for several years, he was engaged in mercantile business in Sunbury. In 1875; Judge Sprague was nominated by the Democrats as Probate Judge of Delaware Co., and was elected to this office by a majority of 176 votes, and reelected to the same office in 1878 by an overwhelming majority of 641 votes. 6

    Father: Pardon SPRAGUE b: 1788
    Mother: Mary MEEKER b: 1799

    Marriage 1 LEEDS
    • Married:
    1. Has Children C. P. SPRAGUE b: 07 Nov 1851 in Berkshire Twp, Delaware, Ohio

    1. Abbrev: Meeker: Footprints
      Title: Footprints West : A Family History
      Author: M. Doyle Fenn
      Publication: Manvel, TX: Doyle Fenn, 1990, Second Edition 1998; FHL film #1425202
    2. Abbrev: Cemeteries Online: Oak Grove
      Title: Oak Grove Cemetery - Delaware, Delaware, Ohio
      Author: Dick Browning
      Publication: <http://www.interment.net/data/us/oh/delaware/oakgrove/index.htm>
    3. Abbrev: Cemeteries Online: Index: Delaware Co, OH
      Title: 60,000 burials in Delaware County, Ohio
      Author: Delaware County Genealogical Society
      Publication: <http://www.midohio.net/dchsdcgs/cemetery/burials.htm>
    4. Abbrev: Cemeteries Online: Oak Grove2 & St Mary
      Title: Oak Grove and St. Mary Cemeteries - Delaware, Delaware, Ohio
      Author: Delaware County Genealogical Society
      Publication: <http://www.delawareohio.us/Cemetery/og/oak_grove_cem.html>
    5. Abbrev: laplante.ged
      Title: * The Cameron and Paige Report *
      Author: Patricia A. (Wren-Simon) LaPlante <patty.laplante@gmail.com>
      Publication: Everett, WA: Compiled 2001-2007; <http://wc.rootsweb.com/~laplante>
    6. Abbrev: OH: Delaware Co History
      Title: History of Delaware County and Ohio : containing a brief history of the state of Ohio, biographical sketches, etc.
      Author: O.L. Baskins & Co., Historical Publishers
      Publication: Chicago, IL: O.L. Baskins, 1880; FHL film #934893; <http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Delaware/delindex.htm>
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