The old Sprague homestead is located on what was formerly Sprague road, Truro Township, but the road is now a continuation of Livingston Avenue near its intersection with Brice Road.
The heirs of Joshua Sprague, Revolutionary soldier, were granted 960 acres of land in the Refugee Tract, Franklin County, to compensate for his losses caused by confiscation by the British of his property in Nova Scotia. Joshua Sprague was but one of the many Americans living in Nova Scotia who remained loyal and suffered imprisonment, confiscation of property and other hardships at the hands of the soldiers of King George III.
One hundred years ago or more there were three Sprague brothers living in Truro Township, all extensive land owners. This large, substantial two-story brick house was built by Frederick Sprague about 1820 on a farm of 218 acres. Sprague participated in the battle of Stony Point under General Anthony Wayne.
The Sprague family made outstanding contributions to the life of the community in Truro Township. This homestead is well. preserved but at present is undergoing extensive interior repairs. The exterior will not, however, be altered appreciably.