Silas Sprague was born on February 18, 1762, in Lebanon, Connecticut, and died March 8, 1841, at the age of 79 in Troy, Michigan. He married Mary (Polly) Leonard of Connecticut on May 19, 1785, in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Leonard died on October 5, 1813, and is buried in Broome, New York. Silas served with Colonel Simonds’s Regiment, Captain Ingersoll’s Company of Colonel Ashley’s Regiment, and Lieutenant Colonel Marshall’s Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. The Ezra Parker Chapter, NSDAR, marked his gravesite at Crooks Road Cemetery with the DAR marker in 1975.