Title: 1850 U.S. Census
Title: 1860 U.S. Census
Title: 1870 U.S. Census
Title: 1880 U.S. Census
Title: New York DAR GRC Report; Unpublished Cemetery Records, Record of Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York (1940)
Title: Find A Grave, internet
Continued: The one page will of Marietta Adams provided a wealth of information. She was married to Charles W. Adams, but I knew nothing of her family or even her maiden name. Because of the names on the will, I began putting the males into Ancestry, then the females and before I knew it, I had not only her surname of Sprague, but of just about the entire family. Below this Amanuensis, is a descendant chart with the new names. The names in green were named in her will. "Stafford Jan. 24th 1899 I Marietta Adams of the town of Stafford being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament -- After paying my just debts and funeral expenses--I give to my nephew Fred Blood the Farm known as the Eddy Adams Farm. And the Balance of my property I want to have divided between my Brothers Henry and David and my sister Sarah Blood; And Earl and Ora Sprague Alvin Sprague Frank Sprague and Alice Bradfield said nephews and nieces to have the amount divided between them that would have been their fathers if they had been living. I mean by this to divide said balance into five equal parts. My Brothers and Sister three parts--nephews and nieces mentioned above two parts. I also request that the Cemetery lot be endowed." _________________ Surrogate's Court STATE OF NEW YORK}-SS : GENESEE COUNTY}-SS : Be it Remembered, That on the day of the date hereof the last Will and Testament of Marietta Adams late of the town of Stafford, in the County of Genesee, deceased, being the foregoing written instrument, was upon due proof admitted to probate in the Surrogate's Court of said County, according to law as a valid Will to pass Real and Personal Property, which said last Will and Testament and the proofs and examination taken thereon, are recorded in the Surrogate's Office of said County, in Volume 26 of Wills, on pages 13 - 16 inclusive. In Testimony Whereof, The Surrogate of the said county has caused his seal of office to be hereunto affixed. Witness, Hon. Safford E. North, Surrogate of said County, the 11th day of May A. D., 1899 F. A. Lewis, Clerk Surrogate's Court" _________________ Descendants of Solomon Sprague Generation No. 1 1. SOLOMON SPRAGUE was born September 06, 1806, and died May 12, 1849 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. He married MERCY HOLT, daughter of ASA HOYT. She was born Abt. 1810 in Vermont. Children of SOLOMON SPRAGUE and MERCY HOLT were: 2. i. JOEL SPRAGUE, b. Abt. 1827, New York; d. November 12, 1886. 3. ii. DANIEL SPRAGUE, b. May 20, 1829, New York; d. April 04, 1914. 4. iii. SARAH SPRAGUE, b. November 09, 1838, New York; d. July 01, 1917. iv. ELLEN SPRAGUE, b. March 07, 1841, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York; d. May 31, 1872, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. v. CHARLES A. SPRAGUE, b. Abt. 1843, New York; d. March 25, 1887. 5. vi. MARIETTE (ETTIE) SPRAGUE, b. Abt. 1846, New York; d. Bet. January 24 - May 11, 1899, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. vii. HENRY SPRAGUE, b. September 03, 1848, New York; d. July 25, 1937; m. HELEN J. DE WOLFE. Generation No. 2 2. JOEL SPRAGUE (SOLOMON) was born Abt. 1827 in New York, and died November 12, 1886. He married ABIGAIL ADELIA WARNER. She was born Abt. 1828 in New York. Children of JOEL SPRAGUE and ABIGAIL WARNER were: i. ALVIN SPRAGUE, b. May 14, 1852, New York. 6. ii. ALICE SPRAGUE, b. October 25, 1867, New York; d. November 16, 1938. 3. DANIEL SPRAGUE (SOLOMON) was born May 20, 1829 in New York, and died April 04, 1914. He married MARY HUNTINGTON. She was born 1828 in New York, and died Bef. 1900. Children of DANIEL SPRAGUE and MARY HUNTINGTON were: i. HOMER SPRAGUE, b. Abt. 1854, New York. 7. ii. CHARLES A. SPRAGUE, b. April 1867, New York. 4. SARAH SPRAGUE (SOLOMON) was born November 09, 1838 in New York, and died July 01, 1917. She married LUMAN BLOOD April 1858, son of NASON BLOOD and RHODA EVEREST. He was born March 26, 1833 in Bethany, Genesee Co., New York, and died March 05, 1908 in Alexander, Genesee Co., New York. Children of SARAH SPRAGUE and LUMAN BLOOD were: i. ARTHUR BLOOD, b. April 1864, New York. 8. ii. FRED S. BLOOD, b. Abt. 1867, New York; d. 1941, Genesee Co., New York. iii. CORA BLOOD, b. Abt. 1868, New York; m. EMERY LINCOLN. 5. MARIETTE (ETTIE) SPRAGUE (SOLOMON) was born Abt. 1846 in New York, and died Bet. January 24 - May 11, 1899 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. She married CHARLES W. ADAMS, son of HORACE ADAMS and BETSEY YARINGTON. He was born 1844 in New York, and died 1897 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. Child of MARIETTE SPRAGUE and CHARLES ADAMS was: i. ARTHUR T. ADAMS, b. 1881, Genesee Co., New York; d. 1882, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. Generation No. 3 6. ALICE SPRAGUE (JOEL, SOLOMON) was born October 25, 1867 in New York, and died November 16, 1938. She married FRANK BRADFIELD. He was born June 1866 in Michigan, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910. Children of ALICE SPRAGUE and FRANK BRADFIELD were: i. ROY S. BRADFIELD, b. September 1892, New York. ii. EDNA BRADFIELD, b. January 1895, New York. iii. AGNES M. BRADFIELD, b. August 1897, New York. 7. CHARLES A. SPRAGUE (DANIEL, SOLOMON) was born April 1867 in New York. He married ANNA? (__) . She was born January 1864 in New York. Children of CHARLES SPRAGUE and ANNA? SPRAGUE were: i. GLENN SPRAGUE, b. July 1890, New York. ii. ROY SPRAGUE, b. April 1892, New York. iii. LILY SPRAGUE, b. June 1893, New York. iv. CHESTER SPRAGUE, b. November 1895, New York. v. FLOYD SPRAGUE, b. July 1898, New York. 8. FRED S. BLOOD (SARAH SPRAGUE, SOLOMON) was born Abt. 1867 in New York, and died 1941 in Genesee Co., New York. He married VIOLA P. (__). She was born Abt. 1874 in New York, and died 1953 in Genesee Co., New York. Child of FRED BLOOD and VIOLA BLOOD was: i. ETHEL H. BLOOD, b. Abt. 1893, New York. -- I am still trying to locate Earl Sprague, b. Nov. 1882, Ora Sprague, b. Feb. 1887 (both in 1900 census, as children of Melissa Allen, a wid., no idea who she or in-laws are) and Frank Sprague. _______________ The Daily News (Newspaper) Saturday, May 7, 1898 (From Fulton Postcards website) "Stafford Farm Sold In the foreclosure action brought by Edwin N. Moulthrop and Marietta Adams, as executors of the will of Charles W. Adams, deceased, against Edgar J. Adams, Jennie Adams, John Doyle and E George Bentley, the Hon. George Bowen, the Referee, sold at the law office of William E. Prentice this morning a farm of 57 acres In Stafford. The property was bid in by Mr. Moulthrop for the plaintiffs for $1,850. The amount of the claim and costs was about $2,100.
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