PG Tricentennial Prince George's County:
Over 300 years of History

Samuel Sprigg Portrait
Samuel Sprigg was born circa 1781. When his father, Joseph, died in 1800, he was adopted by his uncle, Osborn Sprigg, and upon the latter's death in 1815, Samuel inherited his estate, Northampton. He was elected Governor in 1819, 1820 and 1821. An advocate of "internal improvements", he promoted the establishment of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and later acted as president of its board. As Captain, he commanded the local militia company which escorted the Marquis de la Fayette on his 1824 journey through Prince George's County. Cited as "useful...upright...and possessed (of) the unbounded confidence of the community," Samuel Sprigg died at Northampton, 21 April 1855.

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These pages were created as a part of the 1996 PG County Tricentennial celebration. Additional history resources are listed on the bibliography page. These pages are not being updated. They are now located on the Prince George's County Historical Society's web site. Contact links: web site manager - Society information. You can search the entire site through this search form.:

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