Tea Time?

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGR) – has started a new project called Boston Tea Party Participants. I started to look at the entries for known surnames that I was sure would have been in North America at that time. A result of my inquiry for the Sprague surname (see Sprague Project) was Samuel Sprague (1753-1844). I dropped everything and decided to see if he might be in my project database. He was not there. Luckily, I have a number of volumes on the Sprague family and have been able to connect him to my Tristram Sprague ancestor (my 11th Great-Grandfather, Samuel’s 4th Great-Grandfather).

My third cousin, 7 times removed, helped dump the tea in Boston Harbor!

Vintage illustration features the Boston Tea Party, a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor. The event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonists and a significant event that led to the American Revolution.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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