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Augustus Brown Reed Sprague

soldier , banker

Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, American soldier, banker. Member G.A.R. (commander Department of Massachusetts, 1868), Loyal Legion, etc.

Background

Sprague, Augustus Brown Reed was born on March 7, 1827 in Ware, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Lee and Lucia (Snow) S. (Mayflower descendant in 7th generation).

Education

Education public and private schools.

Career

Clerk in stores in Worcester, 1842-1846. In mercantile business for himself, 1846-1861. Served in Civil War 3 years and 9 months as captain, lieutenant colonel and colonel, Massachusetts vols.

Bvtd. brigadier general “for gallant and meritorious service during the war.” United States collector internal revenue, 8th Massachusetts District, 1867-1872. Sheriff Worcester County, 1871-1890. Mayor Worcester. 1896-1897.

Membership

Member G.A.R. (commander Department of Massachusetts, 1868), Loyal Legion, etc.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Janes Rice, 1846. Married second, Mary Jennie Barbour, October 23, 1890.

father:
Lee Mayflower

mother:
Lucia (Snow) S. (Mayflower

spouses:
Elizabeth Janes Rice

Mary Jennie Barbour