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CORNELL 

UNIVERSITY 

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GENEALOGICAL SKETCH OF THE 
DESCENDANTS OF 

Samuel Spencer 

OF PENNSYLVANIA 



BY 

HOWARD M. JENKINS 

AUTHOR OF " HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS RELATING TO GWYNEDD," 

VOLUME ONE, "MEMORIAL HISTORY OF PHILADELPHIA," 

ETC., ETC. 



|)l)Uabei|it)ia : 
FERRIS & LEACH 

29 North Seventh Street 
1904 



CONTENTS. 



I. Samuel Spencer, Immigrant, 
11. John Spencer, of Bucks County, 

III. Samuel Spencer's Wife : The Whittons, 

IV. Samuel Spencer, 2nd, 

V. William. Spencer, of Bucks, 
VI. The Spencer Genealogy 

1 . First and Second Generations, 

2. Third Generation, 
J. Fourth Generation, 
^. Fifth Generation, 
J. Sixth Generation, 

6. Seventh Generation, . 
VII. Supplementary .... 



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ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

Page 32, third line, "adjourned" should be, of course, "adjoined." 

Page 33, footnote, the date 1877 should read 1787. 

Page 37, twelfth line from bottom, " Three Tons " should be "Three 
Tuns. ' ' 

Page 61, Hannah (Shoemaker) Shoemaker, Owen's second wife, must 
have been a grand-niece, not cousin, of Gaynor and Eliza. Thus : 
Joseph Lukens and Elizabeth Spencer. 



Hannah, m. Shoemaker. Gaynor Eliza Other children. 

I 
Charles Shoemaker 

Hannah, m. Owen S. 

Page 62, the name Horsham is divided at end of line as if pronounced 
Hor-sham ; the pronunciation is Hors-ham. The same error occurs on 
p.105. 

Page 105, the ^ after No. 235 should be omitted. 

Page 127, the number of Ann Kemble, who married Thomas Km 
Spencer, should be 393, not 303. 

Page 136, the name of Katharine Miller's husband is given as Albert 
Lewis ; it should be Levis. 

Page 141, A ^ should be supplied after the name of Harry Lindley 
Spencer (480). Information in regard to Ellen (477) and John P. (481), 
which was omitted from its proper place, will be found in Chapter VII. 

Page 208, the generation number of Samuel Spencer should be VI, 
not VII. 



IV, 



PREFACE. 

The preparation of the present sketch, extending as it has over 
almost two decades, has been attended with many difBculties. 

The materials were gathered in the intervals of other and most 
exacting labors, which effectually prevented any attempt at continuous and 
sustained work. As was inevitable where much the larger part of the work 
was carried on by correspondence, the materials were often tardy in 
coming in, and faulty and incomplete when received. 

Of many remote branches of the family, particularly those which were 
transplanted to Virginia, and later to Ohio and the middle West, it has 
seemed impossible to obtain full and reliable information. Like so many 
others who have "moved West," the old life and the old kindred have 
been left behind, the home ties have been snapped, and the thread we have 
been following comes to an abrupt end. 

Gathered from many sources, and at intervals sometimes of several 
years, the record is thus too often broken and meagre, and the treatment 
of different branches, and even of different individuals in the same family, 
ragged and uneven. It was plainly impracticable to write to many corre- 
spondents frequentiy or at length, and the data from them had to be 
accepted as sent. 

Another difficulty arose from the fact that the sheets of the book were 
printed as fast as the material was ready, thus forbidding the insertion of 
whatever more full and accurate data were received later, and compelling 
the omission of births, marriages, and deaths which have occurred in the 
years since the first sheets went to press. There has been some attempt 
to remedy this by adding in a short supplementary chapter matters which 
it was thought desirable, for one reason or another, to include. Even with 
this, however, much of the later data of the family has necessarily been 
passed over. 

In spite of the many difficulties, nevertheless, the book presents a 
record of the descendants of Samuel Spencer which is believed to be 
practically as full and as accurate as it is possible to make it. No facts 



vi. THE SPENCER FA MIL V 

are stated without due authority from some record or correspondent, and 
the effort to include every member of the family was conscientiously made. 

The use of numerals for the different months throughout the book — 
Third month, Fourth month, etc., instead of March and April — may 
require a word of explanation. Practically all the early records being 
made by and relating to ' ' Friends ' ' (to which religious body, it may be 
remarked, most of the Spencers have belonged), they had the months so 
designated, and it was thought best to keep them uniform throughout the 
book. 

There has been no attempt to magnify the Spencers. They have 
been for the most part a plain people, a large proportion of them tillers of 
the soil to this day, industrious, worthy, and unpretending. Whatever 
noble and illustrious connections the first Samuel may have had in 
England (a matter treated briefly in the last chapter of this book), his 
descendants have been men and women of the people, who may neverthe- 
less be regarded with no less admiration, and frequently with far more 
respect, than their titled cousins. It must be the chief distinction of the 
family, not that many have climbed high, but that few have fallen low. 

In conclusion, grateful thanks must be returned to the many friends 
and correspondents whose cheerful and intelligent co-operation has made 
the preparation of the book possible. Special acknowledgments for most 
valuable aid are due to EUwood Roberts, of the Norristown (Pa.) Herald, 
Anna Spencer, of Germantown, Lemuel Thomas, of Philadelphia, uncle of 
the author, and to EUwood Michener, of Toughkenamon, Pa. 

In a conversation some months previous to his death, my father, 
Howard M. Jenkins, spoke of the Spencer book as "nearly done," 
remarking that he thought he might turn it over to me to finish, as the 
material for the rest of the book was already collected, and needed only 
to be arranged and copied. This I have found to be not altogether correct, 
as considerable matter in one or two branches was not at hand, and had 
to be sought from correspondents in several States. The proportion of the 
whole work which I have thus prepared, however (further than to arrange 
and transcribe the materials), is quite small. 

The foregoing Preface has been written from brief notes prepared by 
my father, and follows, I beUeve, the general hne he intended it should 
take. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL Y vii. 

It is a source of much gratification that the book was so far advanced 
that it could be taken up and finished practically as my father had planned. 
Correspondingly deep is the regret that he did not live to see the completion 
of the work in which he took such lively interest and pleasure. 

The preparation of the book was in my father's case (as, in a different 
sense, it has been in mine), a true labor of love. The Spencers as a 
family he held in high esteem, and his own Spencer strain he regarded 
with considerable satisfaction. The completed volume goes out to its 
little world of relatives and friends a testimony to the healthy family pride, 
the perseverance, and the unselfishness of its author. 

Arthur Hugh Jenkins. 
Gwynedd, Pa. 



I. 

Samuel Spencer, Immigrant. 

IN 1705 there died, between November 26 and December 18, 
presumably in the county of Philadelphia, Samuel Spencer. 
It is a tradition which seems to have been generally preserved 
among the members of the family descended from him that he 
was a sea-captain, that he came from England about 1700, that 
having purchased a tract of land in Upper Dublin,' he returned 
to England, intending to make one more voyage, but died on the 
passage. This is the account preserved in the branch of the 
family descended from Jacob Spencer, his grandson, while k 
memorandum by Sarah, daughter of Nathan Spencer, of Ger- 
mantown (great grandson of Samuel), briefly but explicitly says : 
" Samuel the parent, was a sea-faring man and died at sea." 

The documentary evidence concerning Samuel Spencer 
shows that there must be an element of error in this well-pre- 
served tradition. Samuel Spencer's will is on record, and shows 
these facts : That he died in 1705, " of the county of Philadel- 

' Upper Dublin is a township in Montgomery (originally Philadelphia) county, ii 
miles north from the city of Philadelphia, adjoining the townships of Gwynedd, Hors- 
ham, Moreland, Abington, Springfield, Whitemarsh, and Whitpain. Its form is nearly 
square, 0^% miles long, 3ji( wide; its area called 8,840 acres. When it was formally 
made a township is not stated in the historical accounts known to the writer, but evi- 
dently before 1705, as it is referred to as such in documents of that year cited in this 
volume. It was called as early as 1693, " the second Dublin township," to distinguish 
it from Dublin township, several miles below (and entirely detached), in Philadelphia 
county, afterward called Lower Dublin. 

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2 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

phia," that he called himself a "merchant," and that he had 
been previously " of Barbadoes." His will is dated November 
26, 1705, and w^as proved December 20, following. He must 
therefore have been alive on the former date, and dead on the 
later one, only twenty-four days after, in which interval there was 
no time for a voyage to England, and scarcely for information of 
his death to reach land, if he had actually sailed away from the 
American shores. ' Moreover he describes himself in the will as 
" sick of body," which makes it rather unlikely that he would 
then set off upon a voyage, — though not impossible, of course. 

Nor is it permissible for us to surmise that he might have 
been at sea when he made the will, and that it came to land 
promptly after his death, so that the witnesses might offer it for 
probate, twenty-four days later, for the will is witnessed by, 
and is evidently in the handwriting of, Edward Farmer, of White- 
marsh township, a well-known citizen, member of the Colonial 
Assembly, and justice of the peace, who in November, 1705, 
was undoubtedly at his home, and not " following the sea." 

We may therefore proceed- to consider the record evidence, 
consisting of the will of Samuel Spencer and some accompany- 
ing documents. 

The will is recorded in the office of the Register of Wills of 
Philadelphia County, in Will Book C, page 17, and the original 
is among those kept in the fire-proof It is as follows : 



1 The reader must bear in mind that those were the days of sailing ships, when a 
voyage from Pennsylvania to England might take anywhere from six weeks to three 
months, or even longer. 



SAMUEL THE IMMIGRANT 3 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty-Sixth day of Novemb. An- 
noque. Dne. one thousand seven hundred & five/ 1 Samuel Spencer late of 
Barbados, but now of the county of Philada. Mercht. being Sick of Body 
but of good and perfect memory — (Praised be God for it) Do make and or- 
dain this to be my Last Will and Testamt, revoking all former Will or 
Wills Either in writing or Verball whatsoever & this only to be my Last 
Will and Testamt, in manner and form following. 

Imprimis I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty 
God who gave it me and my Body to be buried where my Exec'rs shall 
think fitt — Secondly for the Settling and disposing of my Temporal Estate 
wch it hath pleased God to bless me wth'all, I do order & dispose of in 
manner and form following, that is to say. It is my will, first of all That 
my just debts wch I do owe shall be duely paid and contented. Item I 
give and bequeath unto my Eldest son Samuel Spencer, Twenty pounds, 
to be paid unto him when he shall come to the age of Twenty -one years 
wthout any Interest & to be fitted with a good Suit of Cloathes fitt for 
such a Lad & to be forthwth sent to Barbados to his Relacons there. Item 
I give and bequeath unto my son Will'm Spencer the Sum of Twenty 
pounds to be paid unto him when he shall come to the age of Twenty one 
years, and in case Either of them should die that then the Survivor Shall 
inherit his Brother's Share. Item I give and bequeath unto my Wellbe- 
loved fiiend Mary Maddox, daughter of Thos. Maddox the sum of fifteen 
pounds to be paid at the Expiration of four years after my decease. Item 
I give and bequeath all the rest of my Estate boath Reall and personall 
unto my Good ffriend Thomas Maddox who I do appoint to be my sole 
Exec'r of this my Last Will and Testam't. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Day 
& first above written. 

Samuel Spencer. 
Sealed and acknowledged to be his Last Will & Testam't in the pres- 
ence of us Tho. Millard 

Edward ffarmer 

1 It must be observed that these dates are " Old Style.'' The year, in England 
and all English Colonies, prior to 1753, began and ended on the 2Sth of March. Samuel 
Spencer made his will in November, the witnesses proved it in December, and Thomas 
Maddox, the Executor, qualified and received his Letters Testamentary in February, — 
all in the year 1705. 



4 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

[Following the record of the Will are the following official additions.] 
Philad'ia. Decemb. 20th, 1705. Then p'sonally appeared Thomas 
Millard, & Edward Farmar the Witnesses wth'in named and on their 
Solemn oaths did declare they saw the wth'in named Sam'l Spencer Sign 
Seal Publish & Declare they saw the wth'in writing to be his Last Will and 
Testamt. and that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind memory and 
understanding to the best of their knowledge. Coram. Pet. Evans D' 
Keg'r. 

Be it Remembered that on ye 20th day of Feb'y, 1705 The Last Will 
& Testamt of Saml. Spencer was proved in due form of Law and Probate 
and Letter of Adm'n was Granted to Thomas Maddox, the Exec'r therein 
named being first Attested Well and Truely to Adm'r and bring an Inven- 
tory of the Deced'ts Estate into the Reg's Office at Philad'ia on or before 
ye 20th day of March next. Given under the Seal of the Sd office. 

Pet. Evans, D' Reg'r. 

[A memorandum on the back of the original Will shows that Letters 
of Administration, with the will annexed, were granted Dec. 26, 1705, to 
Robert Whitton, "the Ex' or named absenting." But this is struck out, 
by lines drawn across it, and under it is the word ' ' Revoked. ' ' ] 

Thomas Maddox' s bond for the faithful performance of his 
duties as Executor was filed and approved in the Register's Office, 
February 20, 1705-6. It is made by "Thomas Maddox, of the 
township of Upper Dublin, in the county of Philadelphia, yeom'n, 
Edward ffarmar,' of Whitemarsh, in ye same county, Esquire, 
and John Roades, of White Marsh afforesaid, malster," and is 
" in the sume of three hundred pounds curr't money of the said 
Province." The signature of Thomas Maddox is a "-mark." 
Roades makes a good signature, as well as Edward Farmer. 

1 It may be noted here in connection with the double / with which Justice Farmer 
wrote his name, that it was the usage of that time, in order to preserve the firm sound 
of/. George Fox wrote his name ffox, and Edward Foulke, one of the Gwynedd 
settlers, ffoulke. The single /, it is presumable, was then pronounced soft, like v, so 
hat Farmer (with one /only) would have been pronounced Varmer, and Fox, Vox. 
1 his is the rule with the Welsh pronunciation. 



SAMUEL THE IMMIGRANT 5 

It is " sealed and delivered in the presence of Toby Leech and 
Peter Evans." 

It may be worth while to note the failure of Thomas Mad- 
dox, the Executor of the will, to appear with the witnesses, 
when they offered it for probate, he " absenting," as the Register 
declared, and the additional fact, shown by the canceled endorse- 
ment, that six days later, December 26, letters of administration 
" with the will annexed " were granted, or proposed to be, by 
the Register, to Robert Whitton, though these were revoked 
when Maddox came forward in February. What this implied is 
now unknown : whether, if it really was true that Samuel Spencer 
died "at sea," his friend Thomas Maddox thought the news of 
his death not yet sufficiently definite until February, when he 
came forward and qualified, can only be matter for surmise. 

The Inventory of Samuel Spencer's effects is on file with the 
will. It was taken by Edward Farmer and John Roads, on the 
1 8th of December, two days before the offering of the will, and 
only twenty-two days after the latter was made. Most of the 
articles enumerated are personal belongings, and a few are such 
as a farmer would use, but several are evidently those of a 
trader, a " merchant " in a modest way of business. They might 
be the remnant of a larger stock, to replenish which he was 
about making the traditional " voyage to England." The barrel 
of rum — partly sold, — the 2 1 yards" of cloth serge, the barrel of 
" verry course," and half barrel of "pretty good" sugar, the 
" parcel " of pork, the barrel of (salted) beef, the pieces of dried 
beef, and the box of beads all suggest themselves, unquestion- 
ably, as articles which a storekeeper in the Colony of Pennsyl- 
vania might have in stock in the year 1705, — or indeed such as 
the captain or supercargo of a merchant vessel might have 
brought in for sale on his private account. The Inventory in 
full reads as follows : 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 



An Inventory of the Goods of Sam' I Spencer deceased appraised by 



Edward ffarmar & John Roads this 1 8th of Xber 

Two Indiferent good Shirts at 8s each . . 

one do at 

one pretty good Osson brigs jacket & britches 

one do worsser 

Two pair of old worsted stockings 

one good sarge coate 

one old broad cloath coate & britches 

one hatt at 12s 

four worn neck cloaths . . . 

two handkerchiefs at 3s each 

one pair shows 

two old Chests at 

one box with lock and key . . 

one do without Lock 

one sea bed & bolster ... 

two old blanketts at 5s each . . 

one pretty good small rug . . . 

one Iron Kettle at 6. 6 . . . 

one small buckett at 1 2d . . , 

two old spoons & a tin pudding 

one old Can'le stick . ... 

one Cleaver at 4s & a Chopping Knife 

one Dung ffork at 3s 

one plow shear & colter .... 

a p'cell of old iron at 3s . . . . 

one old broad ax at 2s 6d . . . . 
two poor cows and calves at . . . 

one barrill of rum part sold before 
since 34 gall at 3s 4d . . . . 

one pockett book at 5s 

one ps of narrow cloath sarge 21 yds 
one barrill of verry course sugar 
one half barrill do pretty good . 
a p'cell of pork at fifty shill . . 



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SAMUEL THE IMMIGRANT 

one barrill of beef at 40s 02 . 00 . 00 

some dryed ps : of beef at 153 00 . 15 . 00 

a pair of brettle [?] rings and i good do 00 . 03 . 06 

a book Intituled the English Phisitian 00 . 05 . 00 

A box of beads at 24 shill 01 . 04 . 00 

one razor & case at 2od 00 . 01 . 08 

one large stone jugg 00 . 03 . 04 

lent Tho : Maddox which was paid to Jno Roads 

forty -three pounds by ord'rof Tho : ffairman . . 43 . 00 . 00 
lent E : Buck twelve pounds for w'ch Mary Maddox 
daughter of Tho : Maddox has an obUgation in 
her own name being part of her legacy left her 

by will 12 . 00 . 00 

one thre leged round table & an Inkhorn 00 . 01 . 10 

due from Benjamin Charles worth upon ac't of his 

Land to the Estate 06 . 00 . 00 



.102 19 04 
Signed by me the date above written 

Edward ffarmer 

Where was Samuel Spencer's residence when he made his 
will ? He says he is " of the county of Philadelphia," but does 
not name the township. The residence of Edward Farmer, who 
witnessed the will, and undoubtedly wrote it, was in Whitemarsh, 
and so was that of John Roads, who helped Farmer make 
the appraisement. So also was that of Benjamin Charlesworth, 
who is alluded to in the inventory. Robert Whitton (Samuel 
Spencer's father-in-law, as will presently appear), who was pro- 
posed as an Administrator, lived in Upper Dublin, and so did 
Thomas Maddox the Executor of the will. In the marriage 
certificate of William Spencer (hereafter to be cited), in 1733, he 
is described as the "son of Sam'U Spencer, late of Horsham, in 
the county of Philadelphia, and Province of Pensilvania, De- 
ceased." 



8 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

That Thomas Maddox, who was no kindred at all, so far as 
is known (the will names him only as a " good ffriend "), should 
have been not only executor but residuary legatee, to the exclu- 
sion of Samuel Spencer's father-in-law, Robert Whitton, and his 
brother-in-law, Richard Whitton, seems somewhat odd. 

One more point may be noticed : the will conveys all prop- 
erty, "reall and personall." Had Samuel Spencer any land? 
The tradition says he "bought land in Upper Dublin." No 
record of it has been found. If he held any at the time of his 
dea!th it passed by his will to Thomas Maddox, who in 1709, as 
will be seen below, had a "plantacon," and left it to be sold by 
his executors. The mention in the inventory of the name of 
Thomas Fairman in connection with the forty-three pounds 
"paid to John Roads," suggests a possible operation in land, 
because Thomas Fairman, had been Deputy Surveyor General 
and then Surveyor General, of the Province of Pennsylvania, 
and had taken up in different parts of the country near Philadel- 
phia considerable tracts of land, some of which he had sold. 
So, too, the item of Benjamin Charles worth's debt has the same 
look, for it is said to be due from him to the Estate " upon 
account of his land," — as if Samuel Spencer had sold him land, 
— or a land warrant, possibly, — and a balance of six pounds re- 
mained upon it, unpaid. 

It may be of interest to print, here, Thomas Maddox' s will, 
though it throws no further Ught on the subject. It is recorded 
(Philadelphia county) in Book C, p. 166, and is as follows : 

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Maddox of Upper Dublin Town- 
ship in the County of Philadelphia finding myself weake of body butt of 
p'fect & Sound Memory (Bles'd be God for it) doe make this my last Will 
revokeing all other Wills heretofore made by me or for me Imprimis I Give 
& bequeath my Soule into the hands of Almighty God who Gave it me & 
my body to be buried where my Ex'rs shall see fitt Item it is my will yt 



SAMUEL THE IMMIGRANT 9 

after my decease my plantacon & all my stock and whatever I dye pos- 
sessed of my own shall be sould to the best advantage by my Exe'rs to 
pay my Debts and whatever there be over and above paying my 
Debts it is my Will yt it be putt out to Interest & the Interest money to be 
Given unto my Deare & well beloved Wife dureing her Natureal life & 
after her decease to be Equally divided amongst all my children as they 
shall come to their age, as the Law Directs Item it is my will that my three 
sons John Thomas and Tobey Madox shall be putt out to prentice as soon 
as possible to such Trades as my Ex'rs shall see most proper &my Daugh- 
ter Hester to be putt out to Service to such places as her Mother shall see 
convenient. Item I appoint my true and well beloved ffriends Edward 
ffarmer & John Roads to be my Ex'rs of this my last Will In Wittnes 
wherof I have hereunto sett my hand & Scale this twenty -fourth day of 
Sept'r, 1709. Thomas Maddox, his mark. 

Sealed and signed in the presence of us, Robert Jones, Joseph Charles- 
worth his mark, Benjamin Charlesworth his mark.^ 

[Proved October 8, 1709, by the two Charles worths.] 

The statement of Samuel Spencer in Kis will that he was 
" late of Barbadoes," and his instructions that his son Samuel 
should be sent " to Barbadoes to his relations there," identifies 
him as having been a resident of that Island, and also shows that 
other members of the family remained there. Who they were, 

^ The two Charlesworths, though unable, apparently, to write their names, were 
men who acquired property and ' ' made their mark ' ' otherwise than with the pen. 
Benjamin, who lived in Whitemarsh, acquired a part of the Farmer tract, and in 1734 
was assessed for 200 acres. He was one of the three trustees to whom Rev, Malachi 
Jones, in 1719, conveyed half an acre of land in Abington, on which the old Presby- 
terian Church (Mooretown) was subsequenfly built. Joseph Charlesworth lived in 
Upper Dublin, and was assessed in 1734 for 200 acres. His land lay adjoining that 
which Samuel Spencer, 2nd, held at that time (1734), and some of it was acquired 
afterward by James Spencer, Samuel's nephew, — grandson of Samuel, the immigrant. 
There were other Charlesworths in and about Upper Dublin : Caleb, who had learned 
the trade of a blacksmith, but who in 1731 bought 140 acres of farm land of Hugh 
Pugh, on what was in later time the " Engardtown Road " (now called Fort Washing- 
ton Avenue), (in 1891) the property of J. R. Vanzandt. He had an older brother, 
John Charlesworth, who in 1747 lived in Whitemarsh, and also a brother James. All 
these, — Caleb, John, and James, — were apparently brothers of Joseph and Benjamin. 
None of the family name now remain in the neighborhood. 



lO THE SPENCER FAMILY 

however, is not disclosed. Barbadoes then as now was a de- 
pendency of England. The English visited it in 1605, and sent 
a colony there in 1625. The name Spencer occurs in the lists 
of English emigrants to the island as early as 1635. In the 
published " Lists of Passengers which Passed from the Port of 
London," we find the following : ' 

[Nov. 20, 1635.] Theis vnder -written names are to be transporteda 
to the Barbados imbarqued in the Expedition, Peter Blackler M[aste]r 
The men have taken the oaths of Allegeance and Supremacie : And have 
been examined by the Minister of the Towne of Gravesend touching their 
Conformitie to the orders and discipline of the Church of England. 

[A list of over 200 names, including :] 

Peter Spencer [aged] 1 5 

John Spencer " ^9 

[Dec. 19, 1635. The same statement as above in relation to the 
Falcon, Tho : Irish, Master. There were 446 passengers altogether, in- 
cluding : ] 

James Spencer [aged] 25 



1 See " Original Lists," etc., edited by John Camden Hotten. New York : J. W. 
Bouton. 1874. 

^ It must be understood here that the word " transported " means simply conveyed. 
As the passengers named took the oath of allegiance, and were certified by the parish 
minister as attached to the EstabHshed Church, they were clearly voluntary emigrants. 
Fifty years after, in the barbarous execution of Judge Jeffreys' sentences, in the trials 
of those implicated in the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion, many were "transported " 
in the more modern sense of the word, and sold to the Barbadoes planters as slaves. 



II. 

yohn Spencer of Bticks County. 

THE record evidence concerning Samuel Spencer given in 
the preceding chapter is explicit and unquestionable. I 
propose to add here some further data, which may give a defi- 
nite clue to the paternity of Samuel Spencer, but whose value 
to that effect is not perfectly made out. 

The Exemplifications of Record, in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds, Philadelphia, show (No. 5, p. 615) a Lease and Re- 
lease, executed October 10 and 11, 168 1, by William Penn to 
"John Spencer of London, Taylor," for 125 acres of land in 
Pennsylvania. 

The same (No. 5, p. 619) show that this Lease and Release 
was assigned, by John Spencer, at Philadelphia, October 16, 
1683, to Henry Jones, of Barbadoes. (The witnesses were 
Tho: Hooton, David Powell, Geo. Langhorne, Pat: Robinson.) 

The records of the Orphans' Court of Bucks county, (Pa.), 
show that John Spencer died Tenth month (December) 22, 1683, 
leaving two children : 

James, born Eleventh month 27, 1670. 
Samuel, born Eleventh month i, 1672. 

And the Minutes of the Board of Property (Penn's Commis- 
sioners to sell his lands, etc.), in Minute Book G, as published 
in the Second Series of Pennsylvania Archives, vol. xix., p. 
491), have the following interesting entry : 



12 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

7 mo. 23 [1707] 
John Spencer, Orig'l Purchaser of 250 acres of Land, as appears by 
the List, by Virtue of a Warrant from the Surv'r Gen'l, dat. 11, 7 mo., 

1682, took up 125 acres of Land in the county of Bucks upon Neshaminie 
on the N. side, and Soon after dyed. Possessed thereof, Surv'd 10, 6 mo., 

1 683, and no more Appearing to Be Taken up in right of the said Purchase, 
his Eldest Son, James Spencer, req'ts a warrant for takeing up the remain- 
ing 125 acres. The Prop'ry, also, by his Warrant in the Surv'r's Office, 
dat. 2, 5th mo., 1683, Granted to the said Jno Spencer to take up a lot 
in the 3d Str. from Dela[ware] in right of the Purchase aforesaid, which 
Warrant haveing never been executed (both the said Jno. and his wife have- 
ing lost their lives by an Inundation of the said River Nesham[iny] in the 
year 1684, Or thereabouts), the said James req'ts the Same to be renewed ; 
both Granted. 

From these documents I conclude : (i) That the John 
Spencer, tailor, of London, 1681, was the same person as John 
Spencer, who made the assignment in Philadelphia, 1683, and 
who was drowned with his wife in Bucks county, and whose 
children are recorded there ; and (2) that there is a strong proba- 
bility that the Samuel Spencer, son of this John, was the same 
person as the Samuel who died in 1705, and with whom, as the 
ancestor of this family, we are now concerned. 

As to this latter probability, the following facts are of value : 
I. The identity of name. The name Spencer is rare in the 
Colonial annals, so that this identity counts more than would 
otherwise be the case. 2. The Barbadoes residence of Henry 
Jones, assignee of the land of John Spencer. This is an inter- 
esting and suggestive fact. 3. The suitable age of Samuel 
Spencer. Our second Samuel, (of whom we shall presently 
speak), was born in 1699, when his father, if he was the son 
of this Bucks county John, bom in 1672, would be twenty- 
seven years old. 

It may be that the two sons of John Spencer and his wife, 



JOHN SPENCER OF BUCKS 13 

upon their parents' death in the flood on the Neshaminy, in 1683, 
were sent to Barbadoes, to be brought up by relatives there, such 
as Samuel Spencer mentions in his will, 1705, and that they re- 
turned after growing up, to Pennsylvania, as we know to have 
been the case with our Samuel. The minutes of the Board of 
Property indicate that James Spencer, in 1707, was in Philadel- 
phia, (or in Bucks county), making his application for the war- 
rant for his father's remaining right of land. 

There were Spencers in Barbadoes about the time of Penn's 
coming to Pennsylvania. The parish lists of the Island show 
the following : 

"Ano 1680. A list of the Inhabitants in and about the Towne of St. 
Michaells, with their Children, hired Seruants, Prentices, bought Seruants, 
and Negroes." [A long list, including :] 

John Spencer and Wife, 2 children, 3 hired servants, 3 slaves. 

Similar list, "Parish of Christ Church," Dec. 22, 1679, shows John 
Spencer with 23 acres of land, and 7 negroes. 

Similar list. Parish of St. James, ' ' as was taken by the Church Wardens 
of the said Parish, the 2od December, 1679," shows the name of " Marg't 
Spencer, 6 [acres land] . ' ' 

These people may have been of kin to John Spencer, the 
London tailor, but in the absence of evidence I do not suggest 
that they were.' 



' The Friends' records, kept in London, referring to Barbadoes, are very meagre, 
and throw no Hght on this question, so far as I can ascertain. 



III. 

Samuel Spencer's JVife: The IVhittons. 

MEMORANDA preserved in the Spencer Family are to the 
effect that the wife of the first Samuel Spencer was 
named Elizabeth Whitton, that she came from England, and that 
"she had two brothers." It is also added by some that " she 
died of small-pox in Upper Dublin," leaving her two children to 
be brought up by her brothers. 

Nearly all the points in this account are easily provable by 
the records, and it is probably correct throughout. The exact 
time when the Whittons came is not so certain. Tradition says 
"about 1700," but it was in all probability several years earlier. 
The father of Elizabeth Spencer was Robert Whitton, who, as 
early as August 12, 1686, bought land in Pennsylvania, of 
Robert Lodge, "in the county of York, England." As the 
Whittons were Yorkshire people, this purchase may have been 
made in the old country, but in February, 1687, the land con- 
veyed by it was surveyed for Robert Whitton, in Upper Dublin, 
and this suggests the likelihood of his then being himself on this 
side, locating his property. Again, in August, 1698, he bought 
an additional tract in Upper Dublin, adjoining the other. ^ 

The Minutes of the Board of Property, {Pennsylvania 
Archives, Second Series, vol. xix., p. 703), contain this entry : 

1 See the record of the deed by the'^ Whittons to Richard Taylor, in 1713,/oj/, 
and of the reconveyance of the same land to Richard Whitton, in 1730. 



THE WHITTONS 15 

The Prop'r, by Deeds of Lease and Release (large), dated the 21 and 
22 days of 8b' r, 1681, granted unto Robert Lodge, of Machom, in the 
County of York, yeoman, 500 acres of Land in this Province, quitr't i 
Shilling Sterling for each Hundred acres. 

Robert Lodge, by like Deeds dated the nth and 12th days of August, 
1686, for £11 Granted and conveyed the said 500 acres with the app's 
unto Robert Whitton, of .Snape, in the said County of York, now of this 
Province, who in the 10 and 11 mo. 1686-7, obtained Warr'ts for 250 a's 
and 500 a's but no return appears to either, also for his Lot and lib. Land, 
which are laid out. He holds 300 acres in Dublin Township, where he 
dwells, and the other 200 Rich' d Buffington holds in Chester County. 

An old Bible, 'now (1897) in the possession of Anna Spencer 
of Gemiantown, Philadelphia, ig evidently a Whitton heir-loom, 
and contains several entries of births and deaths relating to the 
iamily. Two of these are partially undecipherable, but the 
others are plain enough, and altogether they are as follows : 

Robert Whitton, [words illegible ; presumably a marriage] the 2 day 
of the [number uncertain] month, 1673. 

Thomas the son of Robert Whitton was born [words illegible ; part 
of the date] of ye 6 month in the year 1674. 

Elizabeth the daughter of Robert Whitton was born ye 27 of ye 7 
month in the yeare 1676. 

Richard the son of Robert Whitton was born ye 3 of 7 month in the 
year 1679. 

Joseph the son of Robert Whitton was born ye 15th day of ye 8th 
month 1682. 

^This interesting old book was " printed for the King's most excellent Magestie,'' 
at London, by Robert Barker, in 1613 ; but two years after the translation was made 
under the authority of James the First, and must, therefore, be one of the earliest issues 
of that translation. 



1 6 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Katherina ye daughter of Robert Whitton was born ye 7th day of the 
Sixth month 1685. 



Elizabeth Spencer departed This Life the Eight day of August 1702. 

Joseph Whitton, son of Robert Whitton, Departed this Ufe ye 8 day 
of ye first Month on ye Second day of ye week in ye year 1703. 

The analysis of this list (with confirmation from records here- 
after to be cited) shows that Robert Whitton was the father of 
the family. The name of his wife is probably contained in the 
first entry, not deciphered in full : the time of her death is not 
given. The children were Thomas, Elizabeth, Richard, Joseph, 
and Katherina. Joseph, as stated in the list, died in 1703, aged 
twenty-one, probably unmarried. Of Katherina we have no 
further account. Elizabeth married Samuel Spencer, and her 
death occurred, as here recorded, August 8, 1702. Of the re- 
maining two, Thomas and Richard, who obviously were the 
"two brothers" whom Elizabeth is said to have had, we 
have considerable further information. Taking up Thomas 
first, he appears to have married Susanna, the daughter of Benja- 
min Duffield, a well-known early settler in Byberry, and to have 
died near the close of the year 1702, — being then only in his 
twenty-ninth year. September 5, 1698, his father had conveyed 
him 350 acres out of the tract of 600 acres which he (Robert) 
had then acquired in Upper Dublin, and the same year Thomas 
purchased also 1 50 acres in Moreland, of Henry Comly. He 
probably died in Moreland ; his descendants remained there at 
. least as late as the beginning of the present century. From an 
examination of the records we have the following details : 

February 8, 1702-3, Letters of Administration upon the estate of 
Thomas Whitton, deceased, late of Philadelphia county, were granted to 
Susanna Whitton, Administratrix. 



THE WHITTONS 1/ 

January 28, 1709, Release Nicholas Moore, of Philadelphia, gentle- 
man, (son of Nicholas Moore, doctor of physic, deceased), William Sluby, 
of Philadelphia, merchant, and Sarah his wife, to Thomas Whitton, ' ' only 
surviving child and son of Thomas Whitton, of the same county, late de- 
ceased. ' ' The release confirms the title of Thomas Whitton, (Junior), to 
tvi'o tracts of land in Moreland, one of 150 acres, and the other of 13 acres. 
It recites that the former tract was conveyed in 1698, by Henry Comely to 
Thomas Whitton, Senior, that the latter tract was conveyed to him by John 
Boucher, and that he (Thos. Whitton, Sen.), died intestate. It also men- 
tions " Benjamin Duffield the guardian and grandfather of the said 
Thomas Whitton, ' ' and leaves the impression that he (Thomas, Junior,) was 
a minor at the time of this conveyance, as he must have been, according 
to the presumption that his father was the Thomas Whitton of the Bible 
record, born in 1674. 

Sundry other papers referring to the Whittons of Moreland 
are on record, but as their line was collateral only to that of 
Elizabeth Spencer, we need not follow it much farther. In 1771 
a release was executed from Thomas Whitton, of the manor of 
Moreland, yeoman, " eldest son and heir-at-law of Thomas Whit- 
ton, late of the same place, yeoman, deceased, Robert Whitton 
and Richard Whitton' of the said manor, yeomen, sons of the 
said Thomas Whitton the father, and executors of his last will 
and testament," etc. The release was to Abel Marple, and re- 
ferred to land bought at sheriff's sale, in 1764, by Thomas 
Whitton, the father, who may be presumed to be the lad men- 
tioned in the Nicholas Moore release of 1709, just cited. The 
son, the Robert named in this release of 1771, died, it would 
appear, early in the present century, as we find in the records of 
the Register's Office of Montgomery county the will of Robert 
Whitton of Moreland, dated July 19, 1805. He leaves prop- 

^ See Vol. II., Penna. Archives, " new series," record of a double wedding, 
June 4, 1770 : Richard Whitton to Martha Thomas, and Robert Whitton to Mary 
Thomas. 



1 8 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

erty to his wife Elizabeth, his unmarried daughter Elizabeth, his 
daughter Jerusha Morris, his grandson Robert Whitton Morris^ 
and his grandson Samuel Whitton. The last named, who evi- 
dently was the son of a deceased son, was a minor, and was to 
have 130 acres of land taken from the the tract of 136 acres 
owned by his grandfather. The Robert Whitton who made this 
will in 1805 was probably the grandson of the Thomas who 
died in 1702, and who was the elder brother of Ehzabeth 
(Whitton) Spencer. 

Returning now to Robert Whitton, the father of the family, 
and his second son Richard, they settled in Upper Dublin, and 
are named in various records. 

In 171 1, at the March sessions of the court of Philadelphia county, 
Robert Whitton and Richard Whitton are among the signers of the petition 
to have a public highway, the ' ' Welsh Road, ' ' opened to the mills on the 
Pennypack. 

At Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends, 12th month 25, 1711, 
Richard Whitton produced a certificate from Snape, in Yorkshire, which 
was read and accepted. 

nth month 26, 171 2, at the same meeting, a 'certificate was granted 
to Richard Whitton in order to marriage with Elizabeth Ayley, of 
Philadelphia. 

In the list of taxables in Upper Dublin township in 1734, Richard 
Whitton is assessed as the owner of 200 acres of land. 

In the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Philadelphia 
county, the following deed throws further light on the subject : 

December 19, 1730, Richard Taylor, of Cheltenham, Yeoman, to 
Richard Whitton, of Upper DubUn, Yeoman, for a " messuage, plantation, 
and tract of land " in Upper Dublin township. Purchase money ^126. 
" Beginning by the side of a white oak, marked, in Richard Hilliard's 
land. Thence extending along North Wales road, southeast 220 perches to 
a stake in the land of Thomas Palmer and Samuel Spencer, Thence by 
said Spencer's land southwest 238 perches to a post in Joseph Charles- 



THE WHITTONS 1 9 

worth's meadow, Thence northwest by the said Charlesworth's land 220 
perches to a corner post in Hilliard's line aforesaid, Thence along the said 
line northeast 238 perches to the place of beginning," containing 250 
acres. "Some part thereof being of the 500 acres which one Robert 
Lodge by Indenture of Lease and Release of the nth and 12th days of 
August, A. D. 1686, granted unto Robert Whitton, father of the said 
Richard Whitton, in fee ; other part of the 250 acres aforesaid being of the 
300 acres which one Henry Johnson by Indenture of the ist day of August, 
1698, granted unto the said Robert Whitton in fee. And the said Robert 
Whitton by his deed of the 12th day of May, A. D. 1713, having granted 
the 250 acres aforesaid unto the said Richard Whitton in fee, they, the 
said Robert Whitton, Richard Whitton, and Elizabeth his wife, by their 
deed of the 9th day of June, A. D. 17 13, granted the same unto the said 
Richard Taylor in fee." 

[Endorsement : ] ' ■ Note the within named Robert Lodge originally 
purchased of the late proprietory, William Penn, said 500 acres by Inden- 
ture of Lease and Release of the 21st and 22nd days of October, A. D. 
1681. And his the said Proprietary's Commissioners, by Patent of the 
20th day of February, A. D. 1690, granted the said 300 acres unto the 
within named Henry Johnson, in fee." 

The conveyance of the land to Richard Taylor, mentioned 
above, in June, 171 3, was made by Robert Whitton, and by 
Richard Whitton and Elizabeth his wife. It is on record, and 
the main details are these : 

The purchase money is 126 pounds " currant lawfuU silver money. " 
The property conveyed is a "messuage & tract of land" in Upper Dub- 
lin, 250 acres, "part of two several tracts of land . . . the first was 
purchased of the Proprietor William Penn by virtue of a deed [etc.] unto 
Robert Lodge, in the county of York," Oct. 22, 1681 (500 acres), and the 
said Robert Lodge conveyed the same unto Robert Whitton, Aug. 12, 1686. 
1 2th mo. 16, 1687, by the Surveyor General's order, 300 acres was laid 
out. Another part was granted unto Henry Johnson, by a warrant from 
the commissioners, 8th Mo. 2, 1684, and patented to him Feb. 20, 1690, 
and came by a deed from Johnson to Robt. Whitton, Aug. i, 1698. R. W. 
had then 600 acres, "all adjoining together," "and since that he con- 



20 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

veyed 350 acres of it to Thomas Whitton, Ms son," Sept. 5, 1698. The 
remaining 250 acres is now sold. The trapt is not described by metes and 
bounds. 

Another document on record is a mortgage made in 1709, 
by Robert and Richard Whitton to Henry Johnson, for a loan of 
fifty pounds, for two years,- this being the same Johnson, no 
doubt, from whom Robert had bought land in 1698. The de- 
tails of the document are as follows : 

May 12, 1709, Mortgage Robert and Richard Whitton, of Upper 
Dublin, yeomen, to Henry Johnson, of Philadelphia, carpenter, for two 
years, to secure 50 pounds principal, and 8 pounds, his two years' interest. 
The property mortgaged is 200 acres, and appears to be nearly the same 
(lying along the Horsham line), sold to Richard Taylor, in 1713, and then, 
in 1730, bought back from him, by Richard Whitton ; beginning at a 
corner post of land late of Richard Hilliard, thence south-east by land of 
Joseph Fisher and Thomas Palmer [both in Horsham,] 200 perches to a 
post at the corner of Joseph Hood's land, thence by the same south-west 
160 perches to a corner post, thence by the land of the said Robert Whitton 
north-west 200 perches to another corner post in the said Hilliard' s line, 
and thence north-east 160 perches to the place of beginning. 

The time of Robert Whitton' s death is not ascertained. He 
was one of the signers to the marriage certificate of his grandson, 
Samuel Spencer, 2d, in 1723. Richard married in 171 2 (as has 
been shown in the citation from Abington records) Elizabeth 
Ayley, of Philadelphia. We have no record of any children 
born to them, and the time of her death does not appear, but 
Richard married again 8th mo. 31, 1737, his second wife being 
Rebecca Parry, who survived him, as appears by his provision 
for her in his will. He died probably in the i ith month (Janu- 
ary, O. S.) 1743, his will being probated on the 13th of that 
month. The will reads as follows : 



THE WHITTONS 21 

I, Richard Whitton of Upper Dublin Township in the County of Phila- 
delphia and Province of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, being vi'eak of body but of 
perfect sound and Disposeing Mind and Memory Thanks be given to God 
for the same Calling to Mind the uncertainty of my Time here thought 
proper to Dispose of the Worldly Substance which it hath pleased God to 
bless me withal by this my Last Will and Testament In manner following 
(That is to say) First, my will is that all my just Debts which I may happen 
to owe to any person or persons at the Time of my Decease together with 
all my funeral Expenses be well truly and fully paid Item I give and be- 
queath to Rebecca my beloved wife one Bed with the Furniture belonging 
thereunto and one Qow and Eaight pound^ lawful money of Pennsylvania 
to be paid to my said wife yearly and every year During her Life time. 
Item I give and bequeath to my Couzin Thomas Whitton of the manner of 
Mooreland fifty pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania Item I give and be- 
queath Five pounds Pennsylvania Currancy to and for the use of Horsham 
meeting Item I give and bequeath to my two cozens to wit Samuel Spencer 
and William Spencer and to their Heirs and Assigns forever all my Lands 
Houses Tenements or Plantations with the buildings and improvements 
which at the time of my decease I may lawfully stand seized of as also all 
my goods and chattels Rights and Properties, Interests, Claims, or De- 
mands whatsoever, to be equally Divided between the said Brothers paying 
the legacies hereinbefore Devised. And lastly I do hereby nominate or- 
dain and appoint my aforesaid cozens Samuel Spencer and William Spencer 
Executors, [etc.]. 

[Signed, etc., nth Month 26, (Jan.), 1742-3. Witnesses: Peter 
Cleaver, William Atkinson, John Lukens. Proved Jan. 13, 1743-4.] 

Obviously he left no children, as none are mentioned, and his 
estate is substantially all bequeathed to his two nephews, the 
sons of his sister, whom he here calls, according to the old- 
fashioned usage, "cousins," — that designation being then ap- 
plied indifferently to any collateral blood relation more remote 
than brother or sister. (He refers also, it will be noticed, to his 
" cousin " Thomas Whitton, of Moreland, the son of his de- 
ceased elder brother Thomas, and therefore his nephew.) 



IV. 

Samuel Spencer, 2nd. 

AT the death of the father (Samuel of Barbadoes), his two 
boys were very young. Samuel, bom in October, 1699, 
was six years old, while William, born in February, 1701, was 
under four. The latter had been but a baby when his mother 
died, in August, 1702.' 

The will of the father, as we have seen, gave exphcit direc- 
tion that Samuel, after being provided with suitable clothes, 
should be " forthwith " sent to "his relations" in Barbadoes. 
It is necessary therefore to remark that there is no evidence 
whatever that this instruction was carried out. Samuel Spencer 
the younger, according to the best evidence we have, never set 
foot in the West Indies. What view Joseph Maddox, the ex- 
ecutor of the will, may have taken as to his duty in the prem- 
ises, is only to be conjectured, but it is probable that he yielded 
to the judgment that the boy would be as well off if left with 
his nearest relations on his ' mother's side, in Pennsylvania, 
his grandfather Robert Whitton, and his uncle Richard 
Whitton, of Upper Dublin. At this time, too, England was 
at war with France and Spain, and frequent alarms of hos- 
tile ships being in Delaware Bay disturbed the movement of 
vessels sailing from Philadelphia, so that the quiet folk in Upper 
Dublin may have been deterred from contemplating so bold an 

' The reader is again cautioned tliat these dates, preceding 1752, are " Old Style." 
The year 1701 ended on the 24th of March, of what we should now call 1702. William 
was but six months old at the death of his mother. 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 23 

adventure as the voyage of their little lad to the distant island of 
Barbadoes. The tradition that both boys, Samuel and William, 
were brought up by their mother's family, the Whittons, is un- 
doubtedly correct. Samuel evidently did not receive much of 
an education, as we find him signing his marriage certificate, at 
the age of twenty-four, with a " mark," but we must recall that 
the opportunities of schooling in a rural neighborhood of Penn- 
sylvania, at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century, were pain- 
fully limited. 

John G. Spencer of Oxford Valley, Bucks county ' (descended 
from William), recalled a tradition in his family that the two 
lads (Samuel and William) arrived in this country about 1700, 
" supposed to have been spirited away by relatives to prevent 
their inheriting property in the old country which others desired 
to hold." This tradition, as will be seen from a survey of the 
facts already stated, is altogether m3'thical, and yet it sounds like 
a distant and distorted echo of the circumstance that Samuel 
was retained in Pennsylvania by his mother's relatives, instead of 
being sent to Barbadoes. 

The home of Richard Whitton, in Upper Dublin, where 
the Spencer boys were brought up, is easily identified, 
both by tradition and otherwise. The stone house which 
Richard built, in 1724, is still standing, near the road which runs 
from Jarrettown to the Welsh road. The house, at the foot of a 
httle hill, which protects it on the northern side, is reached by a 
short lane from the road, and has been little altered in the cen- 
tury and three-quarters it has been standing, and except that the 
woodlands around were doubtless more extensive and more 
dense in the days when the orphan Spencer boys were gathering 

1 Deceased March 31, 1897, at an advanced age. He furnished cheerfully con- 
siderable material for this volume. 



24 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

chestnuts, or picking wild fruits and berries, the landscape, as it 
spreads away southward, — a view of fertile slopes and gentle 
valleys, — is much the same as then. The house, with a small 
farm attached, was recently the property of Amos Erb. For 
many years it was the home of Yardley Cadwallader, and 
previously it had been part of the estate of James Spencer, to 
whom it descended through his father, from Richard Whitton, as 
will appear hereafter. 

The first facts of importance which we really know of Samuel 
Spencer, 2nd, relate to his marriage. His wife was Mary, the 
daughter of Abraham and Edith Dawes, of Whitemarsh. The 
marriage took place at Plymouth meeting-house, in June, 1723. 
The certificate in full is as follows : 

Whereas Samuel Spencer of Horsham, in the County of Philadel- 
phia and Province of Pensilvania, Yeoman, and Mary Dawes, daughter of 
Abraham Dawes, of White Marsh in the said County & Province, Yeoman, 
having declared their Intention of Marriage with each other before two 
Monthly Meetings of the People called Quakers held at Gwinedd in the 
said County, according to the good order Used among them, whose Pro- 
ceedings therein after a deliberate Consideration thereof and having Consent 
of Parents and Relations concerned their said Proceeding was allowed by 
the said meeting. 

Now These are to Certifie all whom it may Concern that for the full ac- 
complishing of their Said Intentions this Eighteenth Day of the fourth 
month called June in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and twenty- 
three the Said Samuel Spencer and Mary Dawes appeared at a Solemn As- 
sembly of the Said people, for«the purpose appointed at the Publick Meet- 
ing-house in Plimouth in the Said County and the said Samuel Spencer took 
the said Mary Dawes by the hand and did in a Solemn manner openly 
declare that he took her to be his Wife, promising to be unto her a Faith- 
ful and loving Husband until Death should Separate them And then and 
there in the said Assembly the Said Mary Dawes did likewise declare that 
She took the Said Samuel Spencer to be her Husband, in like manner 
promising to be unto him a Faithful and loving Wife until Death should 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 



25 



Separate them and Moreover the said Samuel Spencer and Mary Dawes 
She according to the custom of Marriage assuming the Name of her Hus- 
band as Further Confirmation thereof did then and there to these presents 
set their hands and We whose Names are under Written being present 
among others at the Solemnization of the said Marriage and Subscription 
in manner afforesaid as Wittnesses thereunto have also to these presents Set 
our hands the Day and Year above written. 



Christiana Dawes 
Mary Owens 
Hannah Rees 
Sarah Palmer 
Hannah Trotter 
Mary Colston 
Lowrey Evan 
Gwen Davies 
Sarah Hank 
Elizabeth Mitchener 
Joshua Holt 
Samson Davies 
Owen Owen 
WiUiam Trotter 
Edward Dawes 
John Cadwalader 
Jane Cadwalader 



Rowland Ellis 
Wm. Harmer 
Jno Cadwalader 
Evan Lloyd 
David Meredith 
John Shiers 
William Coulston 
Evan Thomas 
Hugh Jones 
Thomas Palmer 
Abraham Dawes 
Abraham Cadwalader 
Elizabeth Dier 
John Michener 
Sarah Dawes 
Elizabeth Whitton 
Rebecca Illiff 



his 

Samuel [S] Spencer 

mark 

her 

Mary [M] Spencer 

mark 
Abraham Dawes 
Edith Dawes 
Robert Whitton 
Richard Whitton 
John Dawes 

his 
Wm. [Y] Spencer 

mark 
Joseph Dawes 
John Craft 
Hannah Dawes ' 
Mary Dawes 



If we endeavor to realize the circumstances and surroundings 
of this wedding, we shall have to imagine the gathering of plain 
people in the little meeting-house of the Friends at Plymouth. 
Presuming that the bride and bridegroom had come from her 
father's house, they had not rode far, for the home of Abraham 
Dawes, in Whitemarsh, was on the road (now the " Butler " turn- 
pike) which forms the line of Whitpain, the house standing near 
the road, a fraction of a mile east of the hamlet of Broad Axe.' 

^ The place in 1891 was occupied by John Martin, and belonged to the estate of 
Reese Conrad. 



26 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Here Abraham Dawes had purchased a tract of 250 acres, of 
Jeremy Hopton, and in 171 5 had built his house. It is yet 
standing, though so enlarged and altered that the original struc- 
ture is not readily distinguished ; in the front wall, facing south- 
ward, is the old date-stone, showing plainly the inscription, "A & 
E D 1715." 

Abraham Dawes is said to have come from London. He 
was in Whitemarsh at least as early as 171 3, when he petitioned, 
with nineteen others, for a review of the order laying out the 
Skippack road. He describes himself in his will as a malster. 
He was a Friend, and a prominent citizen, and evidently a pros- 
perous man, for he left a good estate at his death. Besides the 
property where he lived he bought in 1725 a tract of 125 acres 
on " Chestnut Hill," of William Harmer, which he left to his 
eldest son John (who, however, died before his father), and in 
1726 he purchased 418 acres in Whitpain, of Reese Thomas 
and others, most of which he left to his son Abraham Dawes, 
Jr. He, — Abraham the elder, — made his will March 1 5, 1727 ; 
it was proved May 14, 173 1. Its principal details are as follows : 

He appoints his wife Edith Daws, and son John Daws executors. 
(John died before the date of probate.) To his wife "the sum of £11 a 
year during her naturall life to be paid her as I shall hereafter direct, and 
that she shall have the room called my parlour during her life in the house 
I now live in, along with her son Joseph, (if she thinks fit) &her son Joseph 
to find and provide for her sufficient meat and drink & fire during her 
naturall life, & she shall hkewise have the best bed in the house, and aU 
the furniture fitting for her room. " To his " eldest son ' ' John Daws, ' ' my 
tract of land, lying on the side and adjoyning to Chestnut Hill," reputed 
to be 125 acres, John to pay on it £(> per annum to his mother, during her 
life. To his son Abraham, 350 acres, "which 1 lately purchased of Reese 
Thomas and Anthony Morris," he to pay ^^4 per annum on it to his mother, 
during her life. To his son Joseph, "the plantation I now dwell on, re- 
puted to be 246 acres of land, which I bought of Jeremy Hopton, and like- 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 2/ 

wise I give him 105 acres, which I bought of Robert Ashton, and likewise 
I give him 68 acres, part of my purchase of Reese Thomas and Anthony 
Morris, to be laid out from George Castner's corner, all along by my line 
down to William Harmar's, so broad as it will allow to make up the af d 
complement of 68 acres," Joseph to pay 40 shillings a year to his mother. 
To his daughter Mary, wife of Samuel Spencer, ^30. To his daughter 
Sarah Daws ;£ 1 00, "at the age of eighteen or her marriage, whichever shall 
first happen." Fifty acres of land, bought of John Edwards and Robert 
Roberts, to be sold to the best advantage, and also so much of personal 
estate as will pay all debts and legacies. 

Of Abraham Dawes, Jr., the brother of Mary Spencer, it 
may be added here that he was a prominent citizen of Whitpain. 
In 1752 he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace, being the 
first in that township. He married, first. Eighth month (Octo- 
ber, O. S.) 20, 173 1, Mary Harry, daughter of David Harry, of 
Whitemarsh. In 1736 he built on his tract the handsome house, 
still standing, called Dawesfield, which passed by inheritance to 
his great-granddaughter, Phebe Morris Lewis, wife of Saun- 
ders Lewis, of Philadelphia.^ During its occupancy by James 
Morris it was the headquarters of the American army from 
October 19 to November 2, 1777, and both Washington and 
Lafayette occupied rooms in the house during that period. 
Abraham Dawes, Jr., had died just previously. His will is dated 
Second month 24, 1765, and was proved February 24, 1776. 
The following are the chief details : 

He speaks of himself as " now in a very weak state of health." He 
leaves to " Hannah, my well-beloved wife," " mybest Bedd," "my negro 
wench Parthenia," etc. He appoints as executors his sons-in-law, Robert 

1 It was for many years the summer home of Mr. Lewis and his family. Eliza- 
beth, the daughter of Abraham Dawes, Jr., married James Morris (son of Joseph, of 
Philadelphia), and after her father's death, 1776, acquired this property ; from her, in 
1826, it passed to their daughter Hannah, who married Dr. Thomas C. James ; and 
from her, in 1842, to their daughter Phebe Morris, who married Saunders Lewis. 



28 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Tuckness,' of the city of Philadelphia, hatter, Abraham Shewmaker, of 
Germantown, shop-keeper, and John Jones, Jr., of Germantown, tanner. 
He leaves a bequest to Samuel Shewmaker, son of Abraham. To his 
daughter Edith he leaves ' ' my young Negro girl, named Ester ; to daughter 
Mary " my young negro boy named Jeppo." He mentions his daughter 
Lydia as deceased, Mary as the wife of Robert Tuckness, and Tacey as 
the wife of John Jones, also his daughters, Edith, Judith, Elizabeth, and 
Rachel, to each of whom he gives £,'2.00 when they shall be 21 yfears old, 
or married, " whichever shall first happen." He also speaks of "my six 
daughters." In aCodicilto the will, dated Jan. 25, 1773, he increases the 
bequest to his grandson Samuel Shoemaker to what his mother (Lydia) 
"would have had if she had lived," and now divides his residuary estate 
among "my five daughters," omitting Tacey from the list ; and also ap- 
pointing Robert Tuckness and Jonathan Paul, " only " as executors. 

Returning now to the marriage of Samuel and Mary Spencer, 
at Plymouth meeting-house, we find among the company who 
signed the certificate quite a number of notable and familiar 
figures. All the signers named Dawes were probably of Abra- 
ham's family. The Whittons we are acquainted with : Robert, 
grandfather of the bridegroom, and Richard and Elizabeth, his 
uncle and aunt. The bridegroom's brother William we also 
know. A conspicuous figure in the meeting, no doubt, was the 
Welsh patriarch, Rowland Ellis, who was now in the closing 
years of his honored life, about seventy-four years old. He had 
come from Bryn Mawr in Wales, in 1686, and settled in Merion, 
but in 1720 had removed to Plymouth. (He died in 1729 at 
Gwynedd at the house of his son-in-law, John Evans.) Another 
prominent person (one of the two signing by this name) was 
John Cadwalader, of Horsham, a preacher of note, who died in 
1742 on the island of Tortola in the West Indies, and was buried 

1 Plymouth Meeting (Gwynedd Monthly Meeting), marriage record says of 
" Robert Tuckness, son of Henery Tuckness, late of the city of Burlington, in ye 
Province of New Jersey, cordwainer, Dec'd," that he married Mary Dawes at Ply- 
mouth m. h., Fifth month 17, 1764. 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 29 

there side by side with his traveling companion, John Estaugh. 
And still another preacher in the company was William Trotter, 
of Plymouth, youngest of the three. He was now but twenty- 
eight years old, but he had " appeared in the ministry " at the 
age of twenty-one. If all the ministers spoke on this occasion 
he at least probably did not long detain the company, for his 
memorial says his ministry " was not tedious or burdensome." 
Then there were William Coulston; a well-known early settler of 
Whitemarsh, and Thomas Palmer, a large landholder in Hors- 
ham, — a neighbor of Samuel Spencer, who had rode over to 
see his young friend married. Another witness was Sarah Hank, 
the wife of John Hank, of Whitemarsh, She was the sister of 
John Evans, of Gwynedd, and probably was the great-grand- 
mother (or thereabout) of the mother of Abraham Lincoln. 
William Harmer was Abraham Dawes's neighbor in Whitemarsh, 
a large landholder. And there were a dozen or so Welsh neigh- 
bors from Plymouth and Gwynedd — the Owens, the Jones's, the 
Thomas's, the Merediths, the Lloyds, the Davies's, the Evans's, 
and others, — most of them lately enough come from their native 
hills to be still full of reminiscences of life in Wales. 

The couple thus married lived together, — happily, it may be 
presumed, — for fifty -three years, and both died in the very midst 
of the tumults of the Revolutionary War, Mary a few days before 
the day of the Declaration of Independence, and Samuel about 
an equal space before the battle at Brandywine. She died June 
16, 1776, and he August 30, 1777. His will, however, was not 
proved until December, 1782, the long delay being due, we may 
suppose, to the disturbed condition of public affairs. It was 
made at the close of 1775, and describes the maker as being 
then " weak of body." Its details are as follows : 



30 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

I Samuel Spencer, of Upper Dublin township, in the County of Phila- 
delphia and Province of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, being weak of body 
[etc.] First, my will is that all my just debts [etc.] be paid, Item I give 
and bequeath unto my two sons Jacob and John at the time of my decease 
and to their heirs and assigns forever all my Lands, Tenements, or Planta- 
tions with Buildings, which at the time of my decease I may stand seized 
of, to be divided equal in Quantity in manner as foUoweth : Beginning at 
the Pennypack road ten perches northwest from the middle of that line 
of my land, thence extending southwest three-fourths of the distance 
through my land ; Thence southeast 30 perches ; Thence southwest the 
other fourth part of the distance through my land to my lower line, each 
one of them to have that part of the division adjoining the Plantations they 
now live on, Jacob paying out of his part . . . £271, John paying out of 
his part . . . £z77i lawful money of Pennsylvania, which £6/^^ is to be 
paid in manner as I shall herein after direct. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto Mary my beloved wife £10, to be paid 
to her out of my personal estate [etc., also] £^^0 p. annum, to be paid to 
her [yearly during her life. Also] one Bed at her Choice, with the proper 
Furniture thereunto belonging, a case of Drawers, an Oval Table, six 
Chairs, all my pewter, looking glass, and warming pan, all which I desire 
her to accept of in lieu of her Right of Dower. Furthermore my will is 
that if in case I should depart this life before the year of our Lord 1781 
my Daughter Edith should have the uninterrupted Privilege of, my stove- 
room, and to sit by the fire in the out-house, cook victuals therewith for ii 
Home for herself and her two small children unto the beginning of the 
af'sd provided she remain a widow until that time. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Jacob J! 50 out of my 
personal estate. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my other six children, viz. : Joseph, 
Elizabeth, Nathan, Sarah, Edith, and Mary . . . ^{^61 8 lawful money of 
Pennsylvania [in equal shares]. 

[His personal property to be sold, and his residuary estate to be 
equally divided among the children] . 

And lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint my two sons 
Jacob and John Spencer, and my son-in-law, Joseph Lukens, Executors. 
. . . [Signed] this first day of the 12th month, 1775. 

Samuel Spencer [his mark]. 
[Witnessed by] James Spencer, James McCrory, Samuel Spencer. 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 3 I 

One thing I have seen cause to alter before signing, concerning the 
division of my Land between my two sons ; where mention is made of three- 
fourths of the distance through my land my will is that that line be ex- 
tended through all my cleared land to the edge of my woodland on the first 
described course, Thence on the other two courses mentioned, so as to 
add more woodland to my son John's part, and divide the place equal in 
quantity between my two sons. 

[Proved 7th December 1782 by James Spencer and Samuel Spencer, 
they affirming ' ' that the writing below the within written Will was the in- 
tent and meaning of the Testator to be a part of his last will and Testa- 
ment, it being wrote before and at the time the Testator declared the said 
writing to be his last will and testament." The will appears to be drawn 
by James Spencer, — judging from the similarity of the handwriting and 
his signature as witness] . 

Samuel Spencer appears to have been a prosperous man. 
He bought, March 4th, 1723, of Jonathan Hood, 250 acres of 
land. This had come to Jonathan Hood through several 
transfers. 

The eastern corner of what is now Upper Dublin Township 
is marked on " Holme's Map of Original Purchases " made in 
168 1, (and added to later), as granted to Samuel Claridge. He, 
of course, was a non-resident, and apparently he did not take 
out a Patent at all. Thomas Holme, however, did receive the 
Patent, "in right of Samuel Claridge," in 1688, and the transfers 
down to Samuel Spencer thus were, (as found on the back of a 
later deed) : 

1. Patent to Thomas Holme, in right of Sam'l Claridge, for 2,500 
acres. Recorded in Rolls Office, Philad'a, 8th of the 5th mo., 1688. 
Patent Book A, p. 237. 

2. Deed of Silas Crispin, in behalf of the said Thomas Holme, to 
Jno. [Joseph?] Hood for 1,000 acres. Recorded in the Rolls Office, 
Philad'a' 25th of ye nth mo. 1697-8, in Book E 3, vol. 5, p. 44. 

3. Deed, the said John [Joseph ?] Hood to his son Jonathan Hood, 
for 500 acres, dated October i6th, 1708. 



32 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

4. Deed, said Jonathan Hood, to Samuel Spencer, for 250 acres, dated 
4th of the 1st mo., called March, 1723. 

This land, purchased of Hood, adjourned that held by the 
Whittons : as we have already seen, in the mortgage which they 
' made to Henry Johnson, in 1 709, (see p. 20) the lower line ran 
for 160 perches along the property of Joseph Hood.' Probably 
the Hoods had not occupied the land, and Samuel Spencer may, 
therefore, have been the first who began its tillage. 

Having thus purchased 250 acres in 1723, we cannot explain 
why Samuel Spencer is assessed in 1734 for only 100 acres. 
Whether he had meantime sold a part of his tract, or whether 
we are to ascribe the discrepancy to the assessor, is not plain. 
The " Return of 1734" is recorded as being "according to the 
uncertain returns of the assessors," and it is evident they were 
not very exact. 

Samuel Spencer was an active member of the Society of 
Friends. The minutes of Abington Monthly Meeting show him 
frequently appointed, for many years, on the various services of 
the meeting. It appears, also, that he was a recognized minis- 
ter. He made at least two extended trips in the ministry, — one 
to Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, in 1746, and the 
other to "the Northern Colonies," in 1752. The minutes at 
Abington are as follows : 

6th mo. 25, 1746. " Our friend Sam'l Spencer requests the Concur- 
rence & Certificate of friends of this meeting to Travel in the Service of 
Truth to the provinces of Mary Land Virginia and North Carolina." 
Robert Comly and Peter Comly were appointed to inquire into the concern. 
— Next month the certificate was granted. 

nth mo. 23, 1746. "A certificate from a mo: meeting of frd's held 
in the county of Pasquetanck & province of No ■ Carolina Dated ye ist of 

1 There is apparently an error somewhere in the records, as to this name. One calls 
him Joseph and another John- 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 33 

nth mo. last & another Do from a mo : meeting of frd's held in Nance- 
mond in the province of Virginia Dated the 8th day of i ith mo. last, was 
produced to this meeting by our frd Samuel Spencer, Both signifying the 
good satisfaction Said friends had in the late visit of our sd friend to these 
parts. Which certificates was read and well received." 

2nd mo. 25, 1748. "A certificate was produced to this meeting by 
our fr'd Samuel Spencer from a mo : meeting of West River in Maryland, 
dated the 27th of 5th mo : 1747, Signifying their unity and satisfaction in a 
visit our sd friend made sometime ago to those parts on Truth's acct — ^the 
which was read and well received." 

The minute made at West River Monthly Meeting when this 
certificate was prepared, is as follows : 

"At a monthly meeting held at West River, Anne Arundel county. 
Maryland, Eleventh month 30, 1747, copies of Samuel Spencer's and John 
Scarborough' s' certificates from Abington and Buckingham Monthly Meet- 
ings, in the Province of Pensylvania, signifying that Friends united with 
them as members and ministers, was communicated to this meeting, and 
approved of, also [return] certificates for our said friends to the aforesaid 
monthly meetings. ' ' 

The journey to New England is thus minuted at Abington 
Monthly Meeting : 

7th mo. 27, 1752. "Our fr'd Samuel Spencer acquaints this m'g that 
he has a Concern of visiting frd's in the northern Colonies on a rehgious 
acct. Requesting the Concurrence and Certificate of this m'g on that Occa- 
sion, "[etc.] Thomas Loyd and Ellis Lewis were appointed to make in- 
quiry. Next month the certificate was granted. 

3d mo. 26, 1753. " Our friend Samuel Spencer being lately returned 
from his visit to friends in the northern Colonies now produced two Certifi- 
cates, the one from frd's of Dartmouth Monthly Meeting, in New England, 
and the other from a mo : meeting of frd's at Westbui-y on Long Island, 
both signifying that the visit was well accepted and to satisfaction." 

• There is a memorial of John Scarborough, by Buckingham Monthly Meeting, 
in the Collection of Memorials published by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1877. 
He appeared in the ministry about 1740, and "at different times visited most of the 
northern colonies." He died Fifth month 5, 1769, in his 66th year. 
3 



34 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

William Nichols, of Columbiana, Ohio, in a note dated 
Seventh month 29, 1891 (forwarded to the author by William 
Piggott, of Virginia), says : 

" I have an old returning minute from Westbury Monthly Meeting, on 
Long Island, 27th of Twelfth month, 1752, for Samuel Spencer, on his 
return from a religious visit to New England, addressed to Abington 
Monthly Meeting, Pa. My father preserved it as a memento of olden 
times, often showing it to us as an example of good old simplicity." 

This certificate in full is as follows : 

From our monthly meeting held in the meeting house at Westbury on 
Longisland ye 17th day the 12th mo 1752 

To the monthly meeting of friends at Abbington in Pensilvania — Dear 
friends and Brethren, in a degree of pure and unfeigned Love we Salute 
you, And by this Informe you that our Esteemed friend Samuel Spencer 
(in his Return home from New England) has visited friends in most or all 
of Our meetings Belonging to this monthly meeting ; Wherein his Publick 
Testimony was well received — -Being Sound and Edifying ;_ His conversa- 
tion Examplary and agreeable to our Christian profession ; which for good 
Orders sake we were willing to Communicate to you : Being Desireous for 
his Preservation in the Truth and the Blessed Reward of peace in his own 
Bosom at his Return home from this visit. 

From your friends and Brethren in the fellowship of the gospel. 
Signed in and on behalf of our Said meeting by 
Richard Willets Richard Vallantine Peter Titus 

Samuel Prior Thos : Pearsall, Ju'r Joshua Cock 

Jos : Carpenter Thomas Powell James Chichester 

Thomas Seaman Obediah Valentine John Titus 

Jacob Seaman Jacob Mott Joseph Wood 

Sam'l Dodge Wait Powell John Cock 

Jeremiah Wood Samuel Willis Tristram Dodge 

Mathew Prior 

The home of Samuel Spencer 2nd, was in Upper Dublin, 
and an old house on the premises now (1897) the Estate of 
Joshua W. Paxson, in the rear of the larger and more modem 



SAMUEL SPENCER, SECOND 35 

dwelling in which he lived, was always designated by tradition 
as the Spencer place. For many years it was used as a tenant- 
house of the Paxson farm. Inside it was substantially built, of 
oak, and there were curious old closets which marked it as a 
building of the early Colonial times. We have no means of 
knowing precisely when it was built, but we may presume not 
distant from the time of Samuel and Mary's marriage, in 1723. 
In this house, doubtless, their large family was born and grew 
up. The view given herewith is from a photograph, taken in 
August, 1891, and shows the front of the house, (the south side, 
looking over the intervales toward Camp Hill.) The house was 
torn down in 1894. 

The children of Samuel and Mary Spencer were thirteen in 
number, of whom eight lived to marry, and survived their par- 
ents. Edith, next to the youngest of all, whose first husband 
was George Shoemaker, had already become a widow in 1775, 
when her father made his will, — as appears from the provision he 
makes for her. 




V. 

IVilliam Spencer, of Bucks. 

CONCERNING William Spencer, the brother of Samuel, 2nd, 
and the younger of the two orphans named in the will of 
the first Samuel, we know a number of substantial facts. 
Reared, no doubt, by his mother's relatives, as Samuel was, 
William married, ten years later than his brother, and removed 
to Bucks county, where he lived and died, scarcely passing the 
period of middle life. His wife was Elizabeth, the daughter of 
Ellis Lewis, of Upper Dublin, and their marriage occurred at 
the meeting-house of the Friends, at Gwynedd, Third month 
(May) 24, 1733. The certificate reads as follows : 

Whereas William Spencer son of Sam' 11 Spencer, Late of Horsham, in 
the County of Philadelphia, and Province of Pensilvania, Deceased, and 
Elizabeth Lewis, Daughter of Ellis Lewis, of Upper Dublin in the County 
and province aforesaid Having Declared their Intentions of Marriage with 
each other before several monthly meetings of the People called Quakers 
held att Gwynedd in the said County ace' ding to the Good Order used 
Amongst them, and having Consent of parents and Relatives Concerned 
their said proposal was allowed of by the said Meeting Now These are to 
Certifie whom it may concern yt for ye full accomplishing of their said In- 
tentions this Twenty fourth day of the Third month 1733, They the said 
William Spencer and Eliz'th Lewis appeared in a Publick Meeting of the 
said People for that purpose appointed att Gwynedd afors'd, and the said 
Wm. Spencer taking the said EUz. Lewis by ye hand [etc., after the usual 
form of the Friends' marriage certificate, and signed] : 

36 



WILLIAM SPENCER, OF BUCKS 



17 



John Conrad 
John Tyson 
Evan Griffith 
John Humphrey 
John Jones 
Evan Griffith 
Geo: Lewis 
Rob't Humphrey 
Charles Hubbs 
Robert Robert 
Thomas Fitzvyater 



Jane Lewis 
Mary Spencer 
Marg't Jones 
Mary Fitzwater 
Jane Lewis 
Jane Robert 
Gwen Morris 
Jane Jones 
Eliz'a Davis 
Eliz'a Jones 
Eliz'a Roberts 
Eldad Roberts 
Robert Evans 
Mary Evans 



Wm. Spencer 
Eliz'a Spencer 
Ellis Lewis 
Anne Lewis 
Sam'U Spencer 
Richard Whitton 
Eliza. Whitton 
Lewis Lewis 
Ann Lewis 
Ellis Lewis 
Mary Lewis 
John Robert 
Mordica Robert 
Row : Hugh 
John Roberts 
Ed'd Ffoulke 



The signers to this certificate are nearly all easily recognized. 
The right-hand column is first occupied, — according to the 
usage, — with the family of the contracting parties. First there is 
Ellis Lewis with his wife Anne, parents of the bride. Their 
home was on the farm which they owned in the north corner of 
Upper Dublin township, where the hamlet of Three Tons now 
is, — property which passed out of the possession of their de- 
scendants within a few years, being purchased by Thomas and 
Wilmer Atkinson. The other Lewises who signed were the 
children of Ellis and Anne, with their wives and husbands. 
Lewis Lewis had married Anne Lord ; Ellis (2nd) had married 
Mary Tyson, daughter of Matthias and Mary, of Abington ; 
Jane, (who signed at the top of the second column), was not yet 
married, but her signature would have been the same, as she 
married (1736) Enos Lewis, of Gwynedd, and so did not change 
her name. Samuel Spencer and Mary were in the company, of 
course, and so were Uncle Richard Whitton and his wife, Eliza- 



38 THE SPE'NCER FAMILY 

beth, she being alive, as appears from this signature, as late as 
1733. Among the other signatures are those of Edward 
Foulke, Robert Evans, and John Humphrey, prominent men of 
Gwynedd, since they were of the Welsh company who came 
when that township was first settled, in the autumn of 1698. 

The Lewis family of Upper Dublin were Welsh, as their 
name would suggest. Ellis and Anne, the parents of Elizabeth 
Spencer, were the first in the township, and came there, it is said, 
from the Welsh settlement in Merion. The time of their coming 
was probably about or soon after 1700. From the dates of the 
births of their children, they were probably married about that 
time, and removed to make their new home in Upper Dublin. 
The small stone house in the lane, on what was for many years 
the Lukens place, now (1897) belonging to Mr. McCallum, was 
built, it is said, by the pioneer Ellis Lewis, and he also built the 
middle portion of the larger house near by, formerly the home 
of John L. Jones, but now belonging to Wilmer Atkinson, and 
used as a tenant-house. 

William Spencer did not remain at Upper Dublin, but having 
purchased a tract of about six hundred acres of land in Bucks 
county, lying mainly in Northampton township, extending into 
Warminster, he removed there, and, as already stated, died there, 
in 1756. In 1745 he inherited, under the will of his uncle Rich- 
ard Whitton, one-half of the latter's estate in Upper Dublin, and 
this he left to his son James, who held and occupied it for more 
than half a century. 

The will of William Spencer is on record in the office of the 
Register of Wills of Bucks county, in Will Book 2, page 291. 
In substance it is as follows : 



WILLIAM SPENCER, OF BUCKS 39 

The 29th day of February, A. D. 1756, I, William Spencer, of North- 
ampton township, [etc.] yeoman, being sick and weak of body, but of 
sound mind, memory, and understanding, [etc.] 

I give and bequeath unto my eldest son James Spencer one horse and 
one mare and saddle that are now called his own ; and I give and be- 
queath unto my son Thomas Spencer one mare and saddle now usually 
called his own. And all the residue of my personal estate I give and be- 
queath unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth, and my two daughters, Anna and 
Sarah, to be equally divided : but my wife shall have the use of my said 
daughters' estate until they shall respectively attain their ages of 2 1 years. 

I give and bequeath unto my before named son James a messuage, 
plantation, and all the land there^mto belonging, formerly the property of 
my uncle Richard Whitton, situate in Upper Dublin township, containing 
about 150 acres to be by him. enjoyed as soon as he shall attain to the age 
of 24 years. [Subject, however, to the payment of .^150 to the widow, 
and also of ^4 per annum to her after October 25, 1766, " provided she 
be a widow, whether in my name or any other," and also of ^25 " unto 
the child whereof my said wife is now pregnant (provided she be so) when 
the said child shall attain the age of 21 years."] 

I will that my Plantation and Land where I now dwell in the county 
of Bucks be divided in three parts : as one hundred acres is in Warmin- 
ster and the rest in Northampton, there shall be fifty acres with the house 
in which I now dwell taken off from the land in Northampton contiguous 
to the said 100 acres, by a line beginning in the line of Derrick Kroesen's 
land, and running thence northwest to William Ramsey's land. And the 
remainder of land in Northampton shall be divided into two equal parts 
by a line beginning in the line of Jonathan Willetts's land, and running 
thence southwest to the Hne of the fifty acres before mentioned. 

And I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Spencer that part of 
the said land adjoining to John Beard's land, and on which Leonard 
Kroesen now dwells to be by him enjoyed when he shall attain the age of 
21 years. [Subject to £\oo to the widow, and ^25 to the supposed un- 
born child.] 

I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Spencer that messuage 
where I now dwell with 150 acres of land, according to the first mentioned 
division, when he shall attain the age of 24 years. [Subject to the same 
provisions as the devise to James.] 



40 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 



I give, devise, and bequeath unto my son Enoch Spencer the other 
division, being that adjoining the lands of Garret Kroesen and Derrick 
Kroesen, on which EHzabeth Dean now dwells, when he shall attain his 
full age of 21 years. [Subject to the conditions required in the devise to 
Thomas.] 

[Further provision is made for the ultimate division of the personal 
estate, shares being given to his sons Job and Abel, He appoints his wife 
Elizabeth and his son James executors. The will is dated (as above) Feb. 
29, 1756, and was proved April 22, 1756. The witnesses were Joseph 
Hart, Leonard Kroesen, and John Hart.] 

Eight children were born to WiUiam and EHzabeth. The 
Hst of these is preserved in the Friends' records of Abington 
Monthly Meeting, where their membership remained. The 
youngest recorded is Abel, who was in his third year when his 
father died, and there is no mention of a posthumous child. 

We proceed, now, to a more concise and orderly statement 
of the Genealogy of the later generations of the family, adding 
here a diagram to show the facts already stated : 



Samuel Spencer 
From Barbadoes 



DIAGRAM : FIRST TWO GENERATIONS. 

Robert Whitton, of Yorkshire, 
Emigrated to Pennsylvania. 



Thomas 
(Moreland. ) 



J'-AMUEL Spencer, 2nd 
of Upper Dublin, 
m. Mary Dawes. 



Richard Joseph 
(U. Dublin.) d. 



William Spencer 

of Northampton, 
m. Elizabeth Lewis. 



Katharina 
? 



VI. 

The Spencer Genealogy. 

NOTES. 

1. The Roman numerals (I., II., etc.) placed at the beginning of 
the family headings, and preceding lists of children show the number of 
the generation, counting from the first Samuel and his wife Elizabeth. 

2. The Arabic numerals (i, 3, etc.), running through the Genealogy, 
are individual, each person belonging to the Family (including generally 
those by marriage), receiving a distinct number, by which he or she may 
be identified if subsequently named. 

3. The character ^ following a name or line in the lists of children 
signifies that the person named will again be taken up as one of the par- 

- ents of a family, and his or her children be separately named. 

4. Where the character P does not follow a numbered name or line 
it signifies that nothing further will be given concerning that person. 

5. It has not been attempted to completely trace all female lines. 

I. — I. — Samuel Spencer, merchant, previously of " Barbadoes," 
originally, no doubt, from England, was in Pennsylvania 
about 1700, and may have come a few years earlier. He 
died there, 1705. The time and place of his birth are not 
known. His will indicates that he had relatives in Bar- 
badoes when it was made, 1705. His wife was (2) Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Robert Whitton, who came, from 
Snape, in Yorkshire, England. Their home after mar- 
riage is presumed to have been in or near Upper Dublin, 
Philadelphia (now Montgomery) county, Pa. Elizabeth 
died there August 8, 1702, " of small pox," according to 

41 



42 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

the family tradition. Samuel died between November 26, 
and December 20, 1705, his will being made on the former 
date, and proved on the latter. They left two small 
children : 

//. Children of Samnel and Elizabeth Spencer : 

3. Samuel, 6. 8. 22. 1699, m. Mary, dau. of Abraham and Edith 
Dawes. ^ 

4. William, 6. 11. i. 1701, ot. Elizabeth, dau. of EUis and Anne 
Lewis. ^ 

II. (3) Samuel Spencer, son of (i) Samuel and Elizabeth, 
born Eighth month (October, O. S.) 22, 1699, probably in 
Upper Dublin, left an Orphan at a tender age, reared by the 
family of his mother, the Whittons, married Fourth month 
(June) 18, 1723, (5) Mary, daughter of Abraham and Edith 
Dawes, of Whitemarsh, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) 
county, the ceremony being according to the order of the 
Society of Friends, in their meeting-house at Plymouth. 
Mary was born Eleventh month (January) 22, 1701. 
Samuel bought property in Upper Dublin ; inherited some 
in 1743 under the will of his mother's brother, Richard 
Whitton ; and also bought land in Moreland. He lived, it 
appears, on the property now (1897) the estate of Joshua W. 
Paxson, in Upper Dublin, .adjoining the line of Horsham. 
On the tax list of 1734 he is assessed for 100 acres of land, 
in Upper Dublin. In the list of 1776 he is marked "aged," 
and is assessed for i 50 acres. He died Sixth month 30, 
1777. His wife, Mary, died Fourth month 16, 1776. 

11/. Children of Samuel and Mary Spencer : 

6. Jacob, 6. 2. 16. 1724, m. Hannah Jarrett. ^ 

7. Joseph, 6. 2. 21. 1726, m. Hannah Lukens, Abigail Conrad. ^ 

8. Edith, d. 11. 28. 1727, d. " in her 14th year." 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 43 

9. Elizabeth, b. 10. I. 1729, m. Joseph Lukens. ^ 

10. John, b. 9. I. 1731, in. Elizabeth Kirk. P 

11. Nathan, b. 5. 30. 1734, m. Hannah Lofborough. ^ 

12. Sarah, b. 3. 14. 1736, m. William Nichols. ^ 

13. Abraham, b. 8. 17. 1738, d. aged 3. 

14. Richard, b. 6. 16. 1740, rf. in childhood. 

15. Richard, b. 9. 16. 1742, ^. in childhood. 

16. William, ^. 11. 8. 1743 ; (probably d. young.) 

17. Edith, b. 3. 22. 1746, m. ist, George Shoemaker, 2nd, Joseph 
Clark. P 

18. Mary, b. 8. 28. 1750, m. Jonathan Roberts. ^ 

II. (4) William Spencer, son of (i) Samuel and Elizabeth, 
born Eleventh month (January, O. S.) i, 1701, probably in 
Upper Dublin, left an orphan, reared probably by Richard 
Whitton, his uncle, married Third month (May, O. S.) 24, 
1733. (19) Elizabeth, daughter of Ellis and Anne Lewis, of 
Upper Dublin, the ceremony at Gwynedd meeting-house, 
according to the order of Friends. William died in Bucks 
county. Third month 20 (or 28), 1756 : he was buried in the 
Friends' ground at Horsham. The membership of the 
family had continued at Horsham, but Seventh month 26, 
1762, Elizabeth obtained a certificate of Abington Monthly 
Meeting for herself " and four of her children, Sarah, Sam- 
uel, Enoch, and Abel,'^ to Middletown Monthly Meeting, 
Bucks county. She died Fourth month 11, 1789, "aged 
84 years and one month." 

///. Children of William and Elizabeth Spencer : 

20. James, b. 3. 16. 1734, m. Sarah Walton, Elizabeth Marple. ^ 

21. Thomas, b. 9. i. 1736, m. Mary Hallowell. ^ 

22. Ann, b. 11. 16. 1737, m. James Hayhurst, of Middletown, 
Bucks county, cordwainer, at Horsham m. h., under care of 
Abington Monthly Meeting, 4th mo. 7, 1757. 

23. Sarah, b, 1.6. 1739. 



44 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

24. Samuel, b. 8. 14. 1742, m. ^ 

25. Enoch, 3. 12. 8. 1744, »2. ^ 

26. Job, 3. I. 8. 1750, m. Hannah Kenderdine (widow). ^ 

27. Abel, b. 8. 8. 1753, m. Rebecca Hayhurst. ^ 

III. (6) Jacob Spencer, of Moreland, Montgomery county, 
Penna., (in his lifetime, Philadelphia county), son of (3) Sam- 
uel and Mary, of Upper Dublin, was born Second month 
(April, O. S.) 16, 1724. He married (28) Hannah Jarrett. 
She was born Second month (April, O. S.), 1726. The cer- 
tificate of their marriage, now preserved by his great-great- 
grandson, Jesse F. Spencer, is as follows : 

Whereas Jacob Spencer, of Upper Dublin Township, in the county of 
Philadelphia, in the Province of Pensyl'a, yeoman, and Hannah Jarret of 
the Township of Horsham, in the county and Province af 'd. Having De- 
clared their Intentions of Marriage with each other before several monthly 
meetings of the people called Quakers at Abington Meeting House [etc.] 
Now These are to Sartifye [etc.] this Twenty-First Day of the Ninth month, 
in the Yiare of our Lord 1745, they the said Jacob Spencer and Hannah 
Jarret appeared in a Publick meeting of the People called Quakers at Hors- 
ham and the said Jacob Spencer, Taking- the said Hannah Jarret by the 
Hand did in a Sollem Mannor Openly Declare that He Took Her the s' d 
Hannah Jarret to be His Wife, Promising through God's Assistince to be 
Unto Her a Loving and FaithfuU Husband Untill (it Shall Please God by) 
Death to Separate them, and then and there [Hannah made the corre- 
sponding pledge, etc. Signed by :] 

Jacob Spencer 
Hannah Spencer 
John Evans John Luckens Ju Samuel Spencer 

Ellis Lewis Abraham Lucken Mary Spencer 

Mary Le\vis Joseph Lucken John Jarret 

Peter Cleaver Mary Dawes Mary Jarret 

Robert Comely ju Lydia Dawes John Jarret, Jr. 

Thos Rose Jacob Cadwalader Alse Jarret 

Joseph Spencer Magdalene Cadwalader Joseph Kenderdine 

Margret Rose Jno Spencer Mary Kenderdine 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGy 45 

Margaret Hallowell Mary Kirk Abraham Dawes 

Thomas Hewitt Robert Comly William Spencer 

Rynear Kirk Derick Tyson Anne Lucken 

Sarah Kirk William Hallowell Elisabeth Spencer 

John Palmer James Paul Daniel Pastorius 

[and by 31 others. Some of these signatures convey the impression, upon 
careful scrutiny, of having been placed on the certificate at a later time 
than the marriage. Among the witnesses, for example is Hannah Spencer. 
But at the time of this marriage, 1745, there was no person of that name 
in the family, except the bride herself, whose signature is given, as above, 
as one of the contracting parties. Later, in 1747, Hannah Lukens, by 
marrying Joseph Spencer, acquired the name, and in 1754 Hannah 
Lofborough also became Hannah Spencer.] 

The parents of Jacob Spencer's wife Hannah were John and 
Mary Jarrett, of Horsham. John Jarrett was the first of his 
family in that township. He probably was not, as tradition has 
reputed him, from Scotland, ("from the Highlands," one form 
of it says), but doubtless was one, or a son of one of the German 
or Holland company who settled at Germantown. Old records 
show his name spelled Jerrett, and this was no doubt a variation 
of Gerrett. Jacob Gerrett, or Gerrets, was in Germantown in 
1703, and in the Horsham assessment of 1734 John Jarrett's 
name is spelled John Garret. (He is assessed for 200 acres of 
land.) His wife Mary was a daughter of Jan Lucken, the immi- 
grant, of Germantown, which makes the probability of his 
German blood all the more strong. 

John Jarrett died in 1759. His will was dated Fourth month 
22, of that year, and proved a few weeks later, Sixth month 13. 
Its main features are as follows : 

" I, John Jarret, of Horsham Township, [etc.], yeoman, being weak 
in body [etc.] I give and bequeath unto Mary, my well beloved wife, 
my large folio Bible, my best Bed, Bedstead, and Furniture thereunto be- 
longing. Six chairs. Six silver tea-spoons. Teakettle and China ware, an 



46 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

oval table, Two pewter Dishes, Six plates and Six spoons, a large Kettle 
and Iron pott, and also one Horse Bridle and Saddle and two Cows, and 
also one Spinning wheel, reel, etc., all for her own proper use and behoof. 
And my will further is that my said Wife shall have my Messuage, planta- 
tion, and two Tracts of Land thereunto belonging, whereon I now dwell 
and Receive and Take the Rents issues and proffits thereof (without com- 
mitting any waste thereon) for her own use. And further my :vill is that 
my Executors herein after named do pay unto my said Loving Wife for her 
support in her Declining Years the just and full sum of Twelve pounds 
Money of Pennsilvania Yearly and every year during her Natural life [etc. J 
Nevertheless the above Bequests & Devises . . . are upon this Con- 
dition that she remain my widow ' ' [otherwise a different and less liberal 
provision is made for her.] To his granddaughter Mary Kenderdine " the 
proportionate part of my estate that I intended for her mother," ;£ioo, 
half when she is 21 years old, the other half a year after his wife's de- 
cease. To his daughter Hannah Spencer jSjo, and to her children ^i 50. 
To his grandson John Jarret " all my messuage and Lott of Land there- 
unto belonging which I now Live on, Containing about 27 acres, with the 
buildings" [etc.] he to pay £\o to the Executors. To his grandson 
William Jarret " all those my 47 acres I purchased of the Executor of 
Peter Lukens, dec'd . . he paying unto his Two Brothers Jonathan 

and David ^20 each. ' ' And as for and concerning the residue and re- 
mainder of my Estate ... I give and bequeath the same unto my 
loving son John Jarret. [He appoints his said son John Jarret, and his 
son-in-law Jacob Spencer Executors, and my Esteemed Brothers in Law 
Abraham Lukens and Joseph Lukens, and my Son in Law Joseph Kender- 
dine, Trustees of this my Will."] 

Mary Jarrett, the widow, survived her husband several years 
— at least as late as 1772. Her will is dated in that year, and 
runs as follows : 

Be it Remembered that I Mary Jarret of the Township of Horsham 
[etc.] widow of John Jarret of the same place aforesaid deceased, being 
weak in body [etc.] My will is that all my just debts [etc., be paid.] 
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Spencer my riding 
mare and my iron pip'd stove . . . unto Jarret Spencer, my grandson, all 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY A7 

my bonds and cash, and my Large Bible . . . unto my Grand Daughter 
Mary Spencer all my Beds and Bedding thereunto belonging, and six silver 
tea-spoons . . . unto Samuel Spencer my grandson a colt of three years 
old . . . unto Mary Tomkins, my Grand Daughter, my best gown and 
quilted petticoat . . . also unto my Daughter Hannah Spencer afforesaid 
all the residue and remainder of my Estate. [Grandson Jarret Spencer, 
Executor. Signed Ninth month 22, 1772. J 

The home of Jacob Spencer is still in the possession of his 
descendants of the family name. It is a farm, which originally 
consisted of 200 acres, and occupied the north corner of the 
township of Moreland. To this Jacob added by purchase ; later, 
after division among his sons, some parts were sold. 

The original tract of 200 acres was bought at '' Publick Ven- 
due," November 17, 173 S, by Samuel Spencer, and, for £160. 
It hadbelo nged to the estate of Ralph Dunn, of Northampton, 
Bucks county, being part of a tract of 300 acres which he 
owned in Moreland, and had been ordered to be sold at public 
sale by the Court of Chancery in Philadelphia. It was accord- 
ingly so sold by Sarah Evans, " lately called Sarah Dunn, 
widow, rehct and Executrix " of Ralph Dunn, and was purchased, 
as already said, by Samuel Spencer. The conveyance to him is 
dated December 2, 1735. 

In 1746, Samuel Spencer and Mary deeded this property to 
their son Jacob, for £i'io. In the meantime a substantial house 
had been built on it. The tradition of the family is that this was 
erected in 1744, — the year before Jacob's marriage, — and if this 
date is correct the building was doubtless done with the view of 
his settling there with his, expected wife. The old house is not 
now standing, but that which took its place is on the same site. 
A letter from Anna Spencer, of Germantown, Fifth month 30, 
1 89 1, says : 



48 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

' ' According to some memoranda that I have, our house [Moreland] 
was built for my great-grandfather, Jacob Spencer, by his father, in 1744. 
I hardly can say the house is still standing, tho' the one now occupied 
by my brother John is on the very same spot, and they claim it to be the 
old house. When my grandfather, John, was married, in 1783, two new 
rooms were added to the west side, and they are still there, much the same, 
but my brother took down the older part in 1879, and rebuilt, using the 
same stone." 

An old clock stands in the dining-room at the Jacob Spencer 
place. Of this Anna Spencer says : 

" It was purchased by my father, Jesse Spencer, at a public sale at 
John Spencer's [in Upper Dublin ; brother of Jacob] after his death, in 
181 2. The clock was at that time so old that my father asked Isaiah 
Lukens, a prominent clock-maker to examine it, and see whether it was 
worth purchasing. Isaiah did so, and said he guessed it would run for 
another hundred years. It still keeps very good time. ' ' 

The deed of Samuel and Mary, conveying the 200 acres to 
Jacob, is dated Eighth month 10, 1746.1 It identifies the property 
as the same which had been purchased of the Dunn estate, and 
describes it by metes and bounds. Beginning " at a stone, a cor- 
ner of Dirk Tyson's land, and a corner of the Manor of More- 
land," it extended north-east by the land of Dirk Tyson and 
Thomas Palmer, in Horsham, 1761^ perches. The line then 
ran south-east 181^ perches, by land of Paul Penington and 
Thomas Penington, to a corner of Thomas Hallowell's land ; 
then south-west by his land 176%; perches to a stone ; and then 
north-west " along the old Manor line," the present "Welsh 
Road," 1811^ perches, to the place of beginning. 

It was thus an exact parallelogram, and very nearly a square, 
occupying the corner of the township. Along the north side the 

'As the fact of Samuel making his " mark" to his wedding certificate has been 
noted, it is only fair to mention that he signed his name, in plain, if not flowing char- 
acters, to this deed. His wife made a " mark." 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 49 

present township line road had not yet been opened. This was 
laid out in May, 1770, by order of the Court, by a jury com- 
posed of John Jarret (Jacob Spencer's brother-in-law), Abraham 
Lukens, Robert Iredell, Samuel Erwin, Isaac Knight, and Jacob 
Tomkins, and was confirmed by the Court in the June following. 
' As laid out it was thus described in the jury's report : 

' ' Beginning at the corner between the Manor of Moorland and Town- 
ship^ of Horsham, in Pennepack Road ; Thence north 42° 10' east, 415 
perches to a Road leading to Greime Park (bearing due North and South 
22° East) and 127 perches to a road leading to Daniel Thomas's mill and 
the Crooked Billet ; in all 542 perches on the line that divides the Manor 
of Moorland from the Township of Horsham, between the Land of Jacob 
Spencer, Caleb Davies, William Lukens, Anthony McNeal, and Laurence 
Sentman, of the Manor of Moorland, and Derick Tyson, the Widow 
Kenderdine, John Palmer, and John Cadwallader, of the Township of 
Horsham." 

Besides the farm purchased from his father, Jacob Spencer 
added to it, in 1768, a tract of 47 acres. This adjoined the 
main place on the eastern side, and was bought of John Care 
and his wife Mary. The deed bears date June 10, 1768. John 
Care is described as "of the Northern Liberties, in the county 
of Philadelphia, inn holder and sadle-tree maker." Besides ad- 
joining " Jacob Spencer's other land," it joined the property 
also of Paul Pennington, Thomas Pennington, and Robert 
Barnes, and one of the courses ended " at a stone on the bank 
of a run of water, near a beech tree." The purchase was made, 
very probably, to secure more water and meadow. The price 
was £2,70. 

In addition to the Moreland property Jacob also had his 
share of the tract in Upper Dublin, which under the will of his 
father, as we have seen,' was divided between him and his brother 

^ See will of Samuel Spencer 2d, p. 30. 
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50 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

John. This Upper Dublin land lay along the Welsh road, and 
forms part of the present farm of Joshua W. Paxson. Near the 
close of his life (he died in 1782), Jacob's large estate appears 
to have been divided among his three sons. Samuel acquired 
the Upper Dublin land, and Jarrett and John most of that in 
Moreland. Subsequently, as we shall hereafter more particularly 
mention, Samuel sold the Upper Dublin property, — part of it to 
his uncle John Spencer, at whose death it descended to his 
daughter, Elizabeth Mcllvaine, and afterward came by purchase 
to the Paxson family. 

Jacob and Hannah Spencer had seven children. Of these 
four grew up, and three married. The other three died in child- 
hood, within three days, in the Eighth month, 1768, — Elizabeth 
just past fifteen, Susanna almost ten, and Sarah in her eighth 
year. Dysentery, a scourge apparently more fatal in old times 
than now, caused this sad and sudden desolation of the family. 
Jacob died Tenth month 28, 1782. Hannah died Ninth month 
14, 1801. 

IV. Children of Jacob and Hannah Spencer : 

29. Jarrett, b. Nov. 10, 1746, m. Hannah Evans. P 

30. Mary, b. Dec. 31, 1748, d. 4th mo., 1815, unm. 

31. Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 1750-51, m. Mary Fitzwater. "§> 

32. Elizabeth, b. 7. 6, 1753, d. 8. 18, 1768. 

33. John, b. 5. 29, 1756, m. Lydia Foulke. ^ 

34. Susanna, b. 9. 6, 1758, d. 8. 20, 1768. 

35. Sarah, b. 2. 23, 1761, d. 8. 21, 1768. 

III. (7) Joseph Spencer, second son of (3) Samuel and Mary, 
of Upper Dublin, was born Second month 21, 1726, and 
died Third month 31, 1793. He was twice married : first, to 
(36) Hannah Lukens, daughter of Mathias and Ann ; and 
second, to (37) Abigail Conrad (born West), widow of John 
Conrad, Jr. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY SI 

Joseph learned in his youth the trade of a weaver, — with 
whom is not known. It was usual, then,- for every boy in a 
farmer's family, except perhaps the eldest, to have some trade 
besides that of husbandry. He went early in life to the neigh- 
borhood of Germantown, on the eastern side of that place, then 
Bristol township, and remained there permanently. His first 
wife was the granddaughter of Jan Lucken, one of the company 
who made the first settlement at Germantown, and as his sister 
Elizabeth married another member of that family, we may give 
at this point some facts concerning it. 

The first Germantown company, Mennonites and Friends, 
came in 1683, from the city of Crefeld, in Rhenish Prussia, near 
the line of Holland, and a short distance west of the Rhine. 
Omitting Francis Daniel Pastorius, and one or two others, who 
came separately a few weeks earlier, these settlers included thirty- 
three persons, — thirteen men with their famihes. Three of these 
were the Op. den Graeffs, Abraham, Dirck, and Hermann ; and 
among the others were Willem Streypers, Thones Kunders, Rey- 
nier Tyson, and Jan Lucken, the ancestors of the Streeper, Con- 
rad, Tyson, and Lukens families. They were nearly all related 
by blood or marriage to one another. They had purchased land 
of William Penn before leaving home, and, sailing from Rotter- 
dam to London, they left the latter city in the ship Concord, 
William Jeffries master, July 24, 1683, and reached Philadelphia 
on the 6th of October. Lands were then promptly surveyed 
for them at Germantown, and in its neighborhood. 

The wife of Jan Lucken was named Mary. As the first of 
their children was born Seventh month (September, O. S.) 1684, 
it is probable that he was married about the time of his arrival 
here. The list of their children, with his own and wife's deaths 



52 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

is recorded in an old family Bible," printed in Platt-Deutsch 
(North German), by Peter Sebastian, in 1595, and brought over, 
no doubt, in the Concord. The record is as follows : 

1684 the 28th day of ye 7th month Elizebeth Luckenborn 
1686 the loth of ye 5th month Elase [Alice] Lucken was born 

1688 the 22th of ye 12th month William Lucken was born 

1689 the 19th of ye 7th month Sarah Lucken was born 
1 69 1 the 27th of ye 9th month John Lucken was born 
1693 the 1 8th of ye nth month Mary Lucken was born 
1696 the 30th of ye ist month Peter Lucken was born 
1698 the 25th of ye sth month Hannah Lucken was born 
1700 the 13th of ye Sth month Mathias Lucken was born 
1703 the 1 6th of ye 7th month Abraham Lucken was born. 
1705 the 3th of ye 9th month Joseph Lucken was born 
1742 Mary Lucken dyed in ye Lord 

1 744 John Lucken dyed in ye Lord 

1 77 1 27th day of March Susanna Lucken ye Wife of Joseph Lucken 
departed this Life a half an Hour past tenn in the fournoon 

Of these eleven children six were deceased at the time their 
father made his will, in the Eighth month, 1741. These six 
were Elase (Alice, or Alitia), who married John Conrad ; Wil- 
liam, who had married, settled in Upper Dublin,^ and left chil- 
dren ; John, who had married, but left no issue ; Peter, who had 
married, settled in Horsham, and left several children, one of 
whom subsequently married Elizabeth Spencer, sister of Joseph ; 
and Elizabeth and Sarah, who being unmentioned in their father's 

' In 1897 the property of William H. Lukens, of Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. 

^ His will, on record at Philadelphia, is dated " 15 of the 4th month, called June," 
1739, and was proved February 26, 1739. I* leaves to his eldest son, 100 acres in 
Horsham, bought of William Hall, mentions his second son John, as already married 
and provided for ; also provides for his wife Elizabeth, his daughter Mary, his " second 
daughter, Sarah," and his " five younger children, Reinear, Matthew, Jacob, Elizabeth, 
and Joseph." He directs, also, the ultimate disposition of his homestead, 200 acres, 
in Upper Dublin, bought of William Runuls (Reynolds ?). 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY S3 

will, were probably deceased without issue, at the time it was 
made. 

The will of Jan Lucken describes him as "of Germantown, weaver," 
he " being antient. " If was dated Eighth month 9, 1741, and proved 
January 24, 1 744. It names as Executors his sons Mathias and Abraham, 
and provides that in case of the death of either, his son Joseph shall act 
instead. (Mathias did die a few months after the will was made, and 
about three years before his father's decease.) To his son Abraham he 
leaves 300 acres of land whereon he (Abraham) now dwells, being part of 
500 bought of Benj. Furley's attorneys, " above North Wales," [in Towa- 
mensing Township, Montgomery county] adjoining Wm. Tunnis, land 
now or formerly George Claypoole's, and Jacob Gotschalk, — ^the tract " to 
be laid out so as to include the Spring called the Pan. ' ' 

All his other property to be kept whole during the lifetime o,f his wife 
Mary, and she to use the house and lot in Germantown, where they now 
live. To his granddaughter Sarah Conrads £6. His 200 acres (remainder 
of the 500 in Towamensing), and the house and lot, to be sold by his 
Executors, at his wife's death, and the fund to be divided in eight portions : 

To grandchildren, children of son William, deceased, one portion. 

To grandchildren, children of son Peter, deceased, one portion. 

The remaining five portions to children Mathias, Abraham, Joseph, 

Mary,' ar^d Hannah. 

To grandchildren, children of daughter Alit:e Cunrads, dec'd, one 
portion. 

As already stated, John Lukens, son of Jan, (and uncle of 
Joseph Spencer's wife), died before his father. His (John's) 
will is on record. It describes him as of Bristol township, Phila- 
delphia county, yeoman, is dated October 24,- 1732, and was 
proved April 13, 1737. Its chief details are as follows : 

He provides for his wife Marget, and for her mother, Elizabeth Kuster. 
He appoints his wife and his " trusty friend " Heniy Pastorius, of Ger- 
mantown, executors, whom he directs to sell his farm in Bristol, 136 acres, 
purchased of Nicholas Hellings. The proceeds of the sale to be distributed, 

' Mary married (see p. 45) John Jarrett, whose daughter Hannah married Jacob 
Spencer. 



54 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

part to Elizabeth Cunrads, " daughter of John Cunrads and his first wife, 
my sister Alitia," she to have it when she is 19 years old, or married. To 
his wife, for her lifetime, he leaves the 201 acre farm in Bristol township 
where they now dwell, bought of Thomas Godfrey, at her death to be di- 
vided equally among "all and every of my Brethren's children which are 
named John Lucken." 

Joseph Spencer married Hannah, daughter of Mathias and 
Ann Lukens,' at Germantown meeting-house, Ninth month 25, 
1747. He was then in his 22nd year; her age was probably 
nearly the same. Her father (Mathias) had died in 1741. His 
will is dated Eleventh month (January, O. S.), 1741, and was 
proved February 19, of the same year. It disposed of a large 
amount of property. Its details are as follows : 

He describes himself as of Bristol township, yeoman. He leaves to 
his wife Anne the income of the plantation, 136 acres, in Warminster, 
Bucks county, bought of Job Goodson. To his eldest son, John, he leaves, 
when he shall be 23 years old ' ' all that, my plantation or Tract of land, 
(except what is hereinafter reserved), with the two mills and their con- 
venience thereon, [etc.], the which I purchased of John Peters, and was 
formerly the Estate of Rich'd Townsend," dec'd." (Ten acres of this, on 
the S. E. side of the York road, contiguous to the 20 acres which he pur- 
chased of his brother John, deceased, being reserved.) 

To son Dirk, when 22 years old, place where 1 now dwell, 150 acres, 
purchased of my father John (Jan) Lucken. 

To son Daniel, when 2 1 years old, land and tenements in Horsham 
township, purchased of Joseph Hall. 

To daughter Mary, when 20 years old or married (whichever first), 
two lots in Germantown, one purchased of Thomas Rose, the other of 
George Bringhurst. 

1 Mathias Lukens and Ann, daughter of Derrick Johnson, married Second month 
24, 1721. — Abington Records, 

' To this old mill, here described as that of Richard Townsend, a high degree of 
historical interest attaches. It was no doubt the first mill erected in the county of 
Philadelphia, and probably the third in Pennsylvania. It will be alluded to hereafter, 
in this volume, as the " Roberts Mill." 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 55 

To daughter Hannah, when 20 or married, the 20 acres on York 
Road, bought of brother John Lucken deceased, and the 10 acres reserved 
out of the place adjoining, devised (as above) to John. 

■To daughters Rebecca and Sarah, when 20 or married, ;£5oo apiece. 

To daughter Ann, to be enjoyed by her after the death of her mother 
(to whom, as above, it is granted for life), the property in Warminster. 

He appoints as Executors his beloved wife Ann, his trusty friend and 
brother-in-law, John Johnson, of Germantown, saddler, and his esteemed 
brother, Joseph Lucken, — they also to be guardians of his children during 
their minority. 

In the appraisement of Mathias's estate, the appraisers not 
only took account of his personal property, but also of his realty. 
The former they valued at £^€>\, 20s, 4d ; it included " 2 looms, 
warping mill, spooling wheels and geers, etc., remnants of woolen 
stuff, & a piece of huckaback, 40 yards of course linen and 
linstey." The land was valued as follows : 

Homestead, 150 acres, (left to Dirck), . ;£500 

Mill property, (John), 800 

Horsham property, (Daniel), 500 

Germantown lots, (Mary), 100 

The 30 acres on York Road, (Hannah), . 100 
Warminster property, 130 acres, (Ann), . 160 

Total of real estate, . . . £1, 1 60 

It is probable that Joseph and Hannah settled at their mar- 
riage on her patrimonial land. Joseph had built a stone house on 
it, at any rate, by 1750, for it is marked on Nicholas Scull's map 
made at that time. The name "Spencer" appears upon this 
map, on the lower side of the Old York Road, just south of the 
junction of the Limekilm road with School Lane. 

For many years afterward the place was well known as the 
home of Dr. George de Benneville. To him Joseph and Hannah 
sold the property in 1758. Their deed is dated April 1 1, of that 



$6 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

year. The parties to it are described as Joseph Spencer, of 
Bristol township, weaver, and Hannah his wife, daughter of 
Mathias Lucken, late of Bristol aforesaid, yeoman, deceased ; 
and George Benneville,' late of Oley township, Berks county, 
" now also residing in Bristol township aforesaid, practitioner of 
physick." The price was ^450, lawful money of Pennsylvania^ 
and the provisions of the will of her father, by which Hannah 
inherited the land, are recited. The twenty acres, the recital 
says, was part of a tract of 10 1 acres which Thomas Godfrey 
conveyed Januaty i, 1725, to John Lucken ("otherwise tho' 
erroneously called Lucan ") and which the said John and Marga- 
ret his wife, conveyed March 30, 1736, "unto his brother the 
aforesaid Mathias Lucken." The lo-acre tract was part of a 
larger one of 108 acres, 26 perches, which John Peters, of Bristol 
township, fuller, conveyed to Mathias Lucken, September 8, 173 1. 
The two pieces adjoined lands of Bernard Razer (Raysor), Thomas 
Griffith, Joseph Fox, and " John Lucken, eldest son of the late 
Mathias." It was conveyed to the grantee (Dr. de Benneville) 
" with the two-story stone messuage or tenement since erected 
on the said premises by the said Joseph Spencer." 

In selling their home, Joseph and Hannah were arranging 
for a larger purchase. They got the deed a few days later. May 
4, 1758, for 149 J^ acres, which they had purchased of John 
Lucken, son of Abraham, of Towamencin, Hannah's first cousin. 
This purchase was really made, however, directly or indirectly, 
of five grantors. It was part of the property which John Lukens 
of Bristol township, as we have seen by his will above, left after 
the death of his wife, to all the sons of his brethren who bore his 
own (and his father's) name. Joseph Spencer handed down in 
his family the tradition that he " bought the place of five John 

1 The de is omitted in the recorded deed. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 57 

Lukens's,"' and it is not difficult to see how this came about, the 
five Johns being respectively the sons of William of Upper Dub- 
lin, Peter of Horsham, Abraham and Joseph of Towamencin, 
and Mathias of Bristol. These five first cousins, of precisely the 
same name, were the nephews of John Lucken, who died in 1737, 
and heirs of this property under his will. 

As was stated in the will of 1737, the farm of which this was 
a part had been the property of the Godfrey family. On this 
estate lived and died several of them, including Thomas, to whom 
belongs the credit, if not alone then jointly with Hadley, of in- 
venting the well-known mathematical instrument, the " mariner's 
quadrant." In a little burial place in one of the fiields the re- 
mains of Thomas Godfrey, and several others, were interred, but 
when, after the lapse of eighty years, the spot had become neg- 
lected and the marks of sepulture were in danger of being en- 
tirely obliterated, they were removed, under the direction of John 
F. Watson, the Annalist, to the cemetery at Laurel Hill, (where, 
since, a monument has been erected over them), and the work 
of disinterment was performed by two of Joseph Spencer's great- 
grandsons, Spencer and Hugh Roberts, aided by their brother- 
in-law, Charles S. Rorer. 

Hannah Spencer lived but a short time after this property 
was acquired. She died on the 4th of Twelfth month, in the 
same year, 1758, and was buried at the Germantown Friends' 
ground, on the 6th of Twelfth month (December, N. S.). She 
had had four children, three of whom survived her, but only one 
of them grew up, and he, apparently, did not marry. Joseph 
married, the second time, Abigail Conrad, Eleventh month 1 2, 
1 76 1. She was then a widow. Abington records show the 
certificate of her first marriage, in brief as follows : 



5 8 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

John Conrad, Jr., of Horsham, weaver, to Abigail West, seamstress, 
of Warminster, Bucks county. Pa., at Horsham meeting-house. Fourth 
month 8, 1748. 

The time of her first husband's death is not ascertained. It 
seems likely that Abigail may have been housekeeper for Joseph 
after the decease of his first wife. We have no names of 
children by her first marriage ; she bore Joseph two sons. She 
died Eighth month 3, 1806, " aged "jj years." 

IV. Children of Joseph and Hannah Spencer : 

38. Ann, i. March 28, 1749, d. 12. 25, 1756. 

39. Samuel, i. March 21, 1751, d. 2. 10, 1776. 

40. Matthias, 6. March 21, 1751, d. 4. 10, 1769. 

41. Jesse, 6. March 25, 1754, d. 8. 31, 1759. 

Children of Joseph and Abigail Spencer : 

42. John, b. June 23, 1762, d. 2. 16, 1763. 

43. Nathan, ^. 5. I, 1764, m. Rachel Pirn. ^ 

III. (9) Elizabeth Spencer, daughter of (3) Samuel and 
Mary, of Upper Dublin, born Tenth month (December, 
O. S.) I, 1729, married at Friends' meeting-house, at Hor- 
sham, Ninth month (November, O. S.) 10, i/Si, to (44) 
Joseph Lukens, of Horsham, blacksmith. Joseph was bom 
Ninth month — , 1729. 

Beyond the facts just stated, we know very little of Eliza- 
beth (Spencer) Lukens. Her husband, Joseph, as shown by 
the record of his marriage, had learned the trade of a black- 
smith, but he acquired property in Horsham, and doubtless pur- 
sued the occupation of a farmer. He was the son of Peter and 
Gaynor (Iredell) Lukens, Peter being, as already stated, the son 
of Jan Lucken, of Germantown, the immigrant of 1683. Peter 
had died before this marriage of his son, at the age of 45 ; his 
will is dated April 27, 1741, and was proved July 22, following, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 59 

showing that he died between these dates. Its details are briefly 
as follows : 

He speaks of " Gaynor, my dearly beloved wife," and leaves her for 
life the 5p acres, with buildings, " I purchased of John Thompson," and 
the 25 acres purchased of WiUiam Reynolds, "it being the place whereon 
I now dwell," this to be for her home and her children's, until the youngest 
son, Peter, Jr., should be twenty-one years old. He leaves property to be 
ultimately divided between " my six sons," John, Abraham, Joseph, Ben- 
jamin, Evan (?), and Peter ; and provides also for " my four daughters, " 
Mary, Hannah, Anne, and Gaynor. 

It may be added as to Peter Lukens, that his father, Jan the 
immigrant, purchased, January 10, 1709,' of Samuel Carpenter, 
505 acres of land in Horsham township, of which, in 1720, he 
conveyed 150 acres to Peter. 

Joseph and Elizabeth had several children, but they have 
proved somewhat difficult to trace. What is learned of them 
from the meeting and other records will be given, leaving those 
especially interested in this branch of the family to work it out 
more fully. Joseph probably died late in the year 1784, or early 
in 1785, as we presume from his will, which is dated Seventh 
month 27, 1780, and was proved January 6, 1785. Its details 
are as follows : 

It leaves "to my beloved wife Elizabeth Lukens one of my best 
beds, and furniture thereunto belonging, the case of drawers & Dining 
table which she brought with her, a tea Table, seven of the best Chairs, 
& the largest looking Glass, all the Pewter, the earthen, Glass, stone, and 
Chinaware, a warming pan, dough trough, & an iron pot and brass 
kettle, one of my best horses, her choice, and my rideing Chair, one Cow 
her Choice ; also I give unto my sd Wife £^0 to be paid her in one month 
after my decease, & ^50 more to be paid her in one year [thereafter] to 

1 See, in the Penn- Logan Correspondence, volume L, a letter from Samuel 
Carpenter to Jonathan Dickinson, in 1705, in which he speaks of this property, describ- 
ing it as " about four miles from North Wales," — z. e., the Gwynedd settlement. 



6o THE SPENCER FAMILY 

enable her to bring up, Clothe my two sons, Joseph and Samuel, untill 
they arrive at the age of sixteen years (at which age I order that they be 
put to such Trades or Business as they with the advics of my Executors 
hereinafter mentioned shall choose), as also to bring up, clothe, and school 
my Daughter Ehzabeth." His wife to have all the profits, etc., of the 
place " on which I now live [in Horsham], containing about 91 acres, 
until my said son Joseph shall arrive at the age of 2 1 years. ' ' He also 
leaves to his wife the revenue of two other tracts, 66 acres altogether, until 
his son Samuel is 21. (The latter two tracts, 60 acres purchased of Ben- 
jamin Lukens, and 6 acres of James Craven.) When of age Joseph to have 
the 91 acres and at the same age Samuel the 66. He mentions his daugh- 
ter, Hannah Shoemaker, and also enumerates his "five children, namely, 
Hannah, Gainor, Joseph, Samuel, and Elizabeth." He appoints his wife, 
Elizabeth, and his two brothers-in-law, Joseph and John Spencer, 
Executors. 

The property on which Joseph and Elizabeth lived in 
Horsham, and which was left to Joseph, Jr., by this will, lies on 
the " Carr's Flats road," near its junction with the Horsham 
road, and was for many years in the ownership of Kersey Sill. 
Upon the township list, in 1776, Joseph is assessed for 178 acres 
of land, 3 horses, and 5 cows. 

From the will, as already recited, and from the records of 
Abington Meeting, we have the names of eight children of Joseph 
and Elizabeth. Five of these, it .appears, survived at the time 
their father made his will. The dates of the deaths of two others 
are recorded. Of three, Gaynor, Joseph, and Ehza (Elizabeth), 
we have information, and another, Samuel, who is provided with 
a farm by his father's will, appears to have been " Doctor Sam- 
uel," and if correctly identified on the meeting records, was twice 
married. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 6 1 

IV. Children of Elizabeth Spencer and Joseph Lukens {Surname Lukens) : 

45. Hannah, b. 10. 5, 1752, m. at Horsham m. h., 11. 19, 1779, Jona- 
than Shoemaker, of Cheltenham, blacksmith. The will of Jo- 
seph Lukens, Hannah's brother, 1836, refers to "my nephews, 
David, George, and Charles Shoemaker." 

46. Mary, b. 5. 5, 1754, d. 5. i, 1757. 

47. Samuel, b. 2. 14, 1756, d. 8. 3, 1758. 

48. Joseph, Jr., b. 8. 9, 1758. [This cannot have been the Joseph 
mentioned in his father's will, for he is there spoken of, in 1780, 
as not yet sixteen years old.] 

49. Gaynor, date of birth not ascertained, put probably about 1760. 
She married James Knight, of Byberry, son of Jonathan and Ann 
'(Paul) Knight. James, who was bom 8. 16, 1753, died soon 
after his marriage, in the year 1784, leaving no children. 
Gaynor survived him to the middle of the nineteenth century, 
making her widowhood sixty to seventy years, and died, over 
ninety years old, at the home of Owen Shoemaker, in Gwynedd, 
and was buried at Gwynedd Meeting. Owen Shoemaker's 
(second) wife Hannah, daughter of Charles Shoemaker, of 
Baltimore, was a cousin (" once removed ") of Gaynor Lukens 
Knight, and her sister Eliza, and had lived with them, in 
Horsham, before her (Hannah's) marriage. 

50. Eliza, (presumed to be Elizabeth named in the will : she was al- 
ways called Eliza in her later years). She lived, as stated above, 
in Horsham, with her sister Gaynor, and died there at an ad- 
vanced age, but before Gaynor. She was buried at Horsham. 

51. Joseph. He married Elizabeth Kirk, daughter of Jacob, of Ab- 
ington, and retired to Philadelphia, where he lived on Green 
street, opposite the Friends' meeting property, (4th and Green). 
The writer's uncle, Lemuel Thomas, remembers to have visited 
him in that house with his mother, (Hephziba (Spencer) Thomas). 
He died in 1836, his will being dated Fifth month 7, of that year, 
and proved June 18, following. He refers to his wife Elizabeth, 
his sisters Gainor and Elizabeth (Eliza) and his nephews and nieces. 

52. Samuel. He is spoken of in one family account, as Doctor 
Samuel. He appears to have married, first, Hannah Tompkins, 
second, Elizabeth Briggs. The will of his brother Joseph, 1836, 
mentions "the children of my brother Samuel Lukens, deceased, 
to wit : " Hannah, Mar}', Susan, and Joseph." 



62 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

III. (lo) John Spencer, of Upper Dublin, son of (3) Samuel 
and Mary, born Ninth month (November, O. S.) i, 173 1, mar- 
ried (53) Elizabeth, daughter of John and Sarah Kirk, of 
Abington. She was born Seventh month (September, O. S.) 
25, 1730, and died First month 10, 1820. John died Second 
month 6, 18 12; 

John Kirk, the father of Elizabeth, was the second son 
of John Kirk, of Darby, in Chester (now Delaware) county, 
who came from Derbyshire, England, in 1687, and married 
Joan, daughter of Peter Ellet (or Elliott). The younger John, 
who was a stone-mason by trade, came to Abington. In 1 7 1 2 
he purchased a tract of 200 acres of land in Abington, on the 
Upper Dublin line. In 1722 he built for Sir William Keith, 
then Governor of Pennsylvania, the historic mansion in Hor- 
sham, known as Grseme Park, still standing, though now unused. 
The solid walls of this old house remain a monument to his 
thorough work. He married at Abington Meeting, in the same 
year (1722) Sarah, daughter of Reynier Tyson, the Mennonite 
or Quaker immigrant, whose arrival at Germantown, with others 
of the Crefeld company, has already been mentioned. 

In 1 735 John Kirk built on his farm in Abuigton a stone 
dwelling-house which is yet standing and in use. It has been 
somewhat enlarged and altered, but the original part remains. 
Here Elizabeth, his daughter, who married John Spencer, spent 
seventeen years of her life. Her marriage occurred at Abington 
meeting-house, Eleventh month 21, 1752. The certificate' is as 
follows : 

Whereas John Spencer, of Upper Dublin Township, in the County of 
Philadelphia, cordwainer, and Elizabeth Kirk, daughter of John Kirk, of 
the Township of Abington, and county aforesaid, having declared their in- 

' Now in possession of Lemuel Thomas, great-grandson of John and Elizabeth. 



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63 



tentions of marriage with each other before several monthly meetings of the 
People called Quakers at their publick Meeting House at Abington in the 
county aforesaid [etc.]. Now These are to Certify [etc.] this 21st day of 
the nth Month, 1752, they [etc.] appeared at a meeting appointed for that 
purpose at Abington aforesaid, and [following then the usual form of 
Friends' certificates, and signed] : 

John Spencer 
Elizabeth Spencer 
Mary Spencer 
Sarah Kirk 
Jacob Spencer 
Joseph Spencer 
John Kirk 
Isaack Kirk 
Jacob Kirk 
Nathan Spencer 
Abraham Dawes 
Margaret Edwards 
Joseph Lukens 
Elizabeth Lukens 
Hannah Spencer 
William Spencer 
Eliz'th Spencer 
Mary Dawes 
Liddia Dawes 
Henery Tyson 
Rynear Kirk 
Mary Kirk 
John Edwards 
Peter Tyson 
Mary Tyson 
John Tyson 
John Cadwalader 
Isaac Tyson 
Benjamin Hallowell 
WilUam Hallowell 



Derick Tyson 
Abraham Tyson Juner 
Rynear Luken 
Jane Luken 
Isaac Tyson 
Esther Tyson 
John Cleaver 
Deborah Clever 
Susanna Tyson 
Abraham Tyson Sener 
Mary Tyson 
Grace Michener 
Jane Michener 
Esther Kinnard 
Eliz'th Baldwin 
Esther Dubre 
Sarah Spencer 
Thos Maule 
James Glentworth 
Elizabeth Hillborn 
Frances Hillborn 
Rynear Tyson 
Joseph Luken 
Rynear Tyson 
Grace Tyson 
Elizabeth Fitzwater 
Prissilla Tyson 



Abigail Tyson 
Mary Hallowell 
Mary Bewly 
J. William Collom 
Samuel Hallowell 
Mary Hallowell 
John Fitzwater 
Nathan Bewly 
Samuel Tyson 
Matthew Tyson 
John Tyson 
Sarah Tyson 
W'm Loofborough 
Mary Kirk 
Alice CoUum 
Benjamin Hallowell 
John Collom 
Robert Henry 
Thomas Hallowell 
William Hallowell 
Abraham Charlesworth 
Isaac Bewley 
Thos Hallowell 
Matthew Hallowell 
Nicholas Austin 
John Michener 
John Preston 
Elizabeth Lukin 



64 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

By the will of his father, as already cited, John Spencer 
received half of the estate of the latter, in Upper Dublin. He 
lived upon this, now the property of Charles S. Paxson, during 
most of his married life, and probably built part of the present 
large dwelling-house. The barn he built in 1804, and his initials, 
cut in the wall, may still be plainly seen some fifteen feet above 
the ground, close to the eastern corner of the structure. Besides 
the land received- under his father's will John purchased, in 1785, 
a tract of 84^ acres in Upper Dublin, on the Welsh road, from 
his nephew, Samuel Spencer, (son of Jacob), it being part of that 
which (3) Samuel Spencer 2d, left by will to Jacob. (This tract 
is now included in the farm of Joshua W. Paxson.) At John's 
death, in 18 12, without a will, his property descended, under the 
intestate law, to his two daughters, and was divided between them, 
Sarah taking the upper farm (afterward her son, Spencer 
Thomas's), and Elizabeth the lower, afterward the property of 
(the elder) Charles Paxson. April i, 18 13, deeds of release were 
executed by the two sisters and their husbands to each other, — 
as we shall more particularly state hereafter. 

Some anecdotes of John Spencer survive. In his advanced 
years he was complaining, in the hearing of his wife, that young 
women no longer came up to the standards of " the good old 
times." "The girls are depreciating,'' he declared.' " O, no, 
John," said Elizabeth, "not depreciating ; thee means degener- 
ating." " Poh, poll ! " rejoined John, " I know what I mean. I 
mean depreciating. Don't I remember in the Revolution how 
the Continental money depreciated? Well, that's the way with 
the girls." 

John and his wife had eight children, but only two of these 
survived their childhood. These were Sarah and Elizabeth, who 
lived respectively to be 84 and 72. From the dates of the deaths 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 65 

of the others it appears probable that the two eldest, who died 
within 'six days, in the winter of 1765—66, and the two next to 
them, who died within three days, in the summer of 1769, may 
have been the victims of epidemic diseases. 

IV. Children of John and Elizabeth Spencer : 

54. Abraham, b. 10. 4, 1753, d. i. 26, 1766. 

55. Sarah, b. 2. 2, 1756, d. I. 21, 1766. 

56. Samuel, b. 12. 11, 1759, d. 7. 30, 1769. 

57. Mary, b. 6. 23, 1763, d. 7. 28, 1769. 

58. Jacob, b. I. 27, 1766, d. [prob. in infancy]. 

59. Sarah, b. 7. 29, 1768, m. Jonathan Thomas. ^ 

60. EHzabeth, b. 9. 30, 1770, m. Jeremiah Mcllvaine. ^ 

61. Samuel, b. 11. 3, 1772, d. 12. 17, 1775. 



III. (11) Nathan Spencer, of Loudoun county, Virginia, son 

of (3) Samuel and Mary, of Upper Dublin, born Fifth month 

(July, O. S.) 30, 1734, married (62) Hannah, daughter of 

Nathaniel and Margaret Lof borough. Nathan died 1806. 

The marriage of Nathan and Hannah was not " according 

to the order of Friends." The records of Abington Presbyterian 

Church show their marriage, by the pastor of the church at that 

time, under the date of April 19, 1756. Hannah's family, 

however, were probably Friends. One of her brothers, William, 

a tailor by occupation, married at Abington meeting-house. 

Sixth month 19, 1753, Mary Kirk, daughter of John, a sister of 

Elizabeth, the wife of John Spencer. The will of Nathaniel 

Lof borough, the father, " of Hatboro, in Mooreland, in the 

county of Philadelphia, Freeholder," is on record in Philadelphia. 

It is dated June 29, 1740, and was proved August 17, of the 

same year. 



66 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

He appoints his wife Margaret Executrix, and leaves her all of his 
estate, " both real and personall . . . lying and being either in this 
Province of Pennsylvania, New Jerseys, or in any other place in the Do- 
minion of Great Britain." He leaves legacies of "stocking money," 
five shillings, " unto each of my five children, William, Hannah, Rebekah, 
John, and David," to be paid them at the age of 21 years. [William, as 
stated, married Mary Kirk, and Hannah, Nathan Spencer.] 

Nathan and Hannah no doubt removed to Virginia at the 
time of their marriage. The minutes of Abington Monthly- 
Meeting (Penna.) show that, Tenth month 27, 1760, Nathan, 
who had previously lost his right of membership among Friends, 
was reinstated, " some Friends living in the parts where the said 
Nathan resides giving a pretty good account of his conduct " 
[etc. J . And, Eighth month 31, 1 76 1 , the same monthly meet- 
ing records that " Nathan Spencer requests a certificate to 
recommend him to the notice of Friends of Fairfax Monthly 
Meeting, in Virginia." Next month the certificate was granted 
him. And — 

"At our monthly meeting of Fairfax [Va.J held the 26th of the nth 
month, 1 76 1, Nathan Spencer produced a certificate from Abington 
Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania, recommending him a member of our 
Society, which was read and accepted." 

Joseph Nichols, of Lincoln, Va., in a letter to the author, 
dated Seventh month 10, 1891, says : 

"I am now 82 years of age, and most of my contemporaries are 
gone. I recollect hearing my father [Isaac] speak of his uncle, Nathan 
Spencer, who lived in a stone house, about a mile from Goose Creek 
meeting-house. I have also heard father tell of his death ; he lost his 
mind, and was a care to his family. None of his descendants now Uve in 
Loudoun county. The name Spencer is not found with us." 

A minute in the records of Fairfax Monthly Meeting is as 
follows : 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 6/ 

"At our Monthly Meeting of Fairfax, held 3d Mo. 30, 1765 ; Nathan 
Spencer and Hannah his wife Request that their children, namely, Mar- 
garet, Samuel, Mary, and John Spencer, may be received and Deemed 
members of our Society, their parents being so, which this meeting grants." 

The children of Nathan and Hannah were nine in number, 
of whom all but one grew up, married, and had families. This 
appears from a letter written in 1822, by his daughter Hannah 
Burson, then living in Ohio, to which State the whole family had 
removed. The letter, which is here printed in full, as containing 
all that is known to the writer about most of the children of 
Nathan and Hannah, is as follows : 

Short Creek, Jefferson County, State of Ohio, 
5th Mo. 9th, 1822. 

Dear Cousin : — I Who address thee am the seventh child of Nathan 
Spencer (of Virginia, deceased), and am the wife of Isaiah Burson ; the 
mother of five living children namely, Thirza, Jonah, Rachel, Mariah, & 
Anna. The eldest was 17 years of age the 24th day of the 1st Month last 
past, and the youngest will be ten if she lives to see the 12th of the 9th 
Month next, and' through the blessings of Divine Providence we are all 
enjoying good health. 

It might be interesting to hear of our family in general, I mean the 
Spencer family ; my Father deceased in the year of 1806, in his 73d year, 
on the place he raised us. Margaret the second of my Sisters married a 
second husband, an elderly man, and buried him some 2 or 3 [years] 
since, and is now living in this State, about 20 miles from Mt. Pleasant, 
enjoying poor health. Samuel removed with a second Wife to this State, 
near the town of Wooster, we know not whether he is living. Mary 
Deceased some 18 years since in Virginia, John my second brother Deceased 
in Belmont County, this State, leaving a number of children, and Widow, 
who is since dead, and the Heirs enjoy a good estate. William is now 
living in Belmont County, State as above, with a numerous family. 
Nathan hves in Ibid.' Rachel, next in years to myself, lives near Nathan, 
unfortunate in raising her children ; she lost 4 of them, all grown except 

[' i- e., the same place : Belmont county, Ohio.] 



68 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

one, who was killed by the kick of a horse, short time since, at the age of 
half past eleven. Sarah, my youngest sister, emigrated with her family to 
this State and shortly died, about 4 or 5 years since. 

Thus I have given thee a short account of our family. And now with 
some diffidence proceed to give thee some account of our misfortunes ; we 
began this world with a small beginning of about 11 or 1200 hund. dollars 
between us, in Virginia, and removed to this State with 2 children. In 
the course of some years improved it pretty well, so that our little was 
thought to have grown to be valuable. Being engaged in Salt Works in 
partnership, which was a loss, my Husband hke others of the day when 
Banking was uppermost, got a falling stroke by them, in various ways, 
which we have not recovered, but have got nearly clear of them, and 
property too. But as we are now about to improve a new Salt well of 
which we claim one-half, it is among the possibles we may realize a 
good property in it. My Husband thinks that 250 dollars would set us 
fairly on foot to do business to advantage. But my dear cousin, we hope 
to not make wealth the principal object of our pursuit, but endeavor to be 
content with a little of this world's goods, which is sufficient to supply the 
real necessaries of life. We live a distance of about 4 miles from Meet- 
ing, and having no horse, makes it somewhat hard, as we are all inclined 
to go as often as possible. I fear really I shall tire thee with my epistle, 
but hope thee will not neglect to send some account of thyself and Family 
as such will be very pleasing, as my Husband always feels Interested 
with me in a reception of that kind. So conclude with grate respect to 
thee & thine, my Husband joining me in this. 

Hannah Spencer Burson. 

Sarah Thomas. 

[Outside endorsement : "Sarah Thomas, Philadelphia County, Penn- 
sylvania State. Pr Ann Uil worth."] 

From this it appears that the whole family was raised in 
Virginia, that Nathan and probably Hannah, died there, and 
also their daughter Mary. As to their son Nathan, and his 
descendants, we have considerable information, but as to the 
seven others named in Hannah Burson's letter we can add 
nothing. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 69 

IV. Children of Nathan and Hannah Spencer • 

63. Margaret, b. I. 29, 1757, ni. twice. 

64. Samuel, b. 4. 26, 1759, m. twice. 

65. Mary, b. 4. 29, 1 761, a?, in Virginia, probably unmarried, about 
1804. 

66. John, b. 3. 11, 1763, ;«., and </. in Ohio, leaving issue. 

67. William, b. 7. 12, 1765, m., and had issue; was in Belmont 
Co., O., in 1822. 

68. Nathan, b. 3. 16, 1767, m. Ann Smith. ^ 

69. Hannah, ^. 3. 26, 1770, m. Isaiah Burson, and in 1822 lived at 
Short Creek, Jefferson Co., Ohio, with children : Thirza, Jonah, 
Rachel, Maria, and Ann. 

70. Rachel, b. g. 6, 1773, in., and had issue. 

71. Sarah, b. 3. 7, 1776, ni., and had issue. 

III. (12) Sarah Spencer, daughter of (3) Samuel and Mary, 
of Upper Dublin, born Third month (May, O. S.) 14, 1736, 
married (72) William Nichols, of Loudoun county, Vir- 
ginia, Third month (March, N. S.) 22, 1770. 
William Nichols was the grandson of Thomas and Mary 
Nichols, " who came from England about the year 1716." They 
had eight children, one of whom, Isaac, married in 1741, Mar- 
gery Cox, and was the father of William. 

The farm owned (1891) by William McCray, in Loudoun 
county, two miles north of Lincoln, was the home of William 
and Sarah. It came into the possession of their youngest son 
William, who built an addition to the house for his mother, after 
his father's death. In 1836, WiUiam (the son) sold the property 
to William Hatcher, and removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, 
where he spent the remainder of his life. His son William 
Nichols, already alluded to,' in a letter dated Seventh month 29, 
1891, says : 

'See p. 34. 



yo THE SPENCER FAMILY 

• • My grandfather [William Nichols] lived and died on the farm 
my father sold to William Hatcher, in 1836, now the William McCray 
farm. My father moved to Columbiana county, O., and settled on a 
farm joining the village of Columbiana. His father [William] died 
about the year 1800, aged nearly 60. Grandmother [Sarah] lived sev- 
eral years after him, with my father. I think the small brick room, at- 
tached to the stone house at McCray' s was built expressly for her. 1 often 
heard father speak of Nathan Spencer. ' ' 

The children of William and Sarah Nichols were five in 
number, and all married and had families : 

IV. Children of Sarah Spencer and William Nichols {surname Nichols^ : 



73 
74 

75 
76, 

77 



Edith, iJ. 4. 16, 177 1, ^. 9. 7, 1840, m. Levi Tate. W- 
Isaac, i. 2. 6, 1773, m. Lydia Walters, Mary Gibson. P 
Samuel, i. 10. — . 1774, d. 5. 27, 1824, m. Mary Janney. 
Mary, d. 7. 10, 1776, d. 6. 18, 1855, m. William Piggott. \ 
William, b. 5. 14, 1779, d. 6. 11, i860, m. Mary Janney. 



III. (17) Edith Spencer, daughter of (3) Samuel and Mary 
of Upper Dublin, born Third month 22, 1746, and was twice 
married, first to (78) George Shoemaker ; second to (79) 
Joseph Clark. Her first marriage occurred Fourth month 
19, 1768, at Horsham meeting-house. George Shoemaker 
is described in the marriage record as "of Warring- 
ton township, Bucks county. Pa., weaver." He died 
within a few years after marriage, for in the will of Edith's 
father, Samuel Spencer, 2d., as cited on page 28, made in 
177s, she is spoken of as a widow, and provision is made 
for her " and her two small children." As she had three 
children, I interpret this to mean a provision for her two 
youngest (unless the "two" be a clerical error). Her mar- 
riage to Joseph Clark occurred after several years of widow- 
hood. Twelfth month 9, 1791, and she had no family by 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 7^ 

him. He is said to have been a school teacher, but I am not 
able to add any further details concerning him, and have no 
record of the time of Edith's decease. 

IV. Children of Edith Spencer and George Shoemaker {sumajneShoemaker): 

80. Samuel, b. 3. 16, 1771, m. Elizabeth Ellis. ^ 

81. Abraham, b. 10. i, 1772, m. Martha Webster. ^ 

82. Rachel, 7n. Samuel Robinson. The records of Horsham show 
that they "declared their intentions," First month 30, 1799. 
Fifth month i, 181 1, Samuel and his wife Rachel, with their 
children Edith, John, and George, obtained a certificate to re- 
move within the limits of Abington Monthly Meeting. 

III. (18) Mary Spencer, daughter of (3) Samuel and Mary, 
of Upper Dublin, born Eighth month (October, O. S.) 28, 
1750, married (83) Jonathan Roberts, son of Thomas and 
Rachel. Jonathan was born Eleventh month (January, 0. S.) 
8, 1743, and died Ninth month 8, 1797. Mary died Fourth 
month 3, 1784. 

The Roberts family to which Jonathan belonged were early 
settlers near Germantown. His marriage to Mary Spencer took 
place at Horsham meeting-house. Eleventh month 15, 1774. 
The certificate describes him as " of Bristol township, yeoman," 
and shows that his father (Thomas) was then deceased. Jonathan 
had been previously married ; his first wife was Martha Kirk, by 
whom he had two sons, Jonathan and Jesse. 

Mary died ten years after her marriage, as shown by the 
dates given above. She left four children, the youngest being 
only a few days old, — all of whom lived to grow up, marry, and 
have families. Her husband afterwards was married again, to 
Mary Jones, by whom he had two children, Martha and Enoch. 
Jonathan's home was a farm, at what is now called Felton- 
ville, near Olney, in the 22nd Ward of Philadelphia. His land 



72 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

extended to the corner around which the village is clustered, and 
his brother Thomas lived opposite. The farm-house which was 
his (Jonathan's) home was still standing, as late as 1891, though 
altered. 
IV. Children of Mary Spencer and Jonathan Roberts, {surname Roberts): 



84 
85 
86 

87 



Joseph, b. I. 27, 1776, d. 7. 19, 1777. 
Levi, b. 12. 26, 1777, m. Lydia Sharpless. ^ 
Rachel, b. 7. 27, 1779, ni. Matthew Conard. 
George, b. 10. 30, 1781, m. Alice Fell. ^ 
Joseph, b. 3. 18, 1784, m. Bathsheba French. 



III. (20) James Spencer, of Upper Dublin, oldest son of (4) 
William and Elizabeth, of Northampton, born Third month 
(May, O. S.) 16, 1734, married twice, and died in Upper 
Dublin, Third month 19, 18 13. 

As already shown in the will of William Spencer, James 
received by it William's half of the Richard Whitton estate, 
about 156 acres, and probably removed from Northampton to 
Upper Dublin soon after his father's death, 1756. He married 
(ist) at Horsham meeting-house. Fifth month — , 1761, (89) 
Sarah Walton, daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth, of More- 
land, — Jeremiah being then deceased. Sarah died between 
February 3, 1786, and April 21, 1787, as she made her will on 
the former date and it was proved on the latter.' James then 
married, in 1788, (they " declared their intentions " to Horsham 
Monthly Meeting, Fourth month 2, of that year), (90) Elizabeth 
Marple, widow of John Marple, of Horsham. Her maiden name 
was Lukens, and she had children by her first marriage. She 

1 She left her husband her share in land, " bequeathed by will to me by my mother 
Elizabeth Walton, deceased, situate in the Manor of Moreland, in or near the little 
borough called the Billet." The will is witnessed by Josiah and Enos Spencer. (This 
property, which Sarah, at the time of her decease, held in common with her brothers, 
Thomas, Jeremiah, and Jacob Walton, James sold to David Kennedy, May i, 1787.) 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 73 

survived her second husband, James Spencer, as appears by the 
provision made for her in his will. 

James appears to have been an active and prosperous man. 
The will of his uncle Samuel, already cited (p. 30) is evidently in 
his handwriting, and from this and other evidence we conclude 
he was a man of business. He was for some years a supervisor of 
the township, and the records of 1 776 show that he was that year 
assessor. He bought and sold numerous pieces of real estate, 
one of his purchases being the Abraham Charlesworth property, 
which now is the home of his great-grandson, Louis Spencer 
Whitcomb. This place James made his residence, and the house, 
now 'Squire Whitcomb's, is particularly referred to in his will. 
One of his sales of land was 131^ acres, in 1804, to his son Wil- 
liam Spencer, for " 5 shillings and natural love and affection." 

James's will is quite long, and evidently was drawn with the 
purpose of making a safe provision for all his heirs. It is dated 
Tenth month 17, 1812, with a codicil Third month 6, 1813, and 
was proved Fifth month i8, 1813. In substance it is as follows : 

Being far advanced in years, yet [etc.] I give to my dear wife 
Elizabeth Spencer all the property she brought to me at her marriage 
that is now in being, [also] a large chest of drawers, a card table, a large 
looking-glass, my bed curtains, two new blankets, two new sheets, my horse 
and riding chair, and all my tea ware, and also the sum of ^50, to be paid 
to ier by my Executors out of my personal estate, soon after my decease 
... all which said property shall be for her sole and entire use and 
disposal [also, for life] my pipe stove, and after her decease to my son 
Abner [also, for life] the use of my lodging room which I now occupy, and 
the kitchen adjoining thereto, with the cellar under the same (the said 
premises being the north side of my house in which I now dwell), the room 
up-stairs, at the north corner of the said house, the lintel loft, and privilege 
of the oven necessary for her use, with all such privilege of the garden and 
apples in the orchard as shall be necessary for her use. . . I also give 
her 3 cords of good sound fire-wood, yearly [and son Abner to keep her 



74 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

horse] "in good hay and pasture," and also provide her " a good stable 
and chair-house," and to pay her ^25 yearly. 

To son William, a tract of 36^ acres, in Upper Dublin, part of that 
[the Whitton place] received from testator's father William, adjoining land 
1 bought of the heirs of Abraham Charles worth, and also adjoining the 
other land heretofore given William.' 

To my executors in trust for the support of my son James, "his present 
wife," and their children, 25 acres and 143 perches in Upper Dublin, 
part of that [Whitton estate] received from my father, adjoining Abner 
Lukens, John Lukens, and land late of John Spencer, deceased ; to be held 
in trust until James's sons [grandsons of testator] Josiah Spencer and 
Samuel Spencer come of age, and then to be conveyed in trust to them for 
James [their father, testator's son] and when he dies to be sold, and the 
proceeds divided among all his children. ^ 

To daughter-in-law Mary Spencer, testator's share of his son [her 
husband] Josiah Spencer's estate, which he [James] was entitled to, and 
which she now has. 

To grandson Morgan Spencer the messuage where he now lives, in 
Upper Dublin, 33 acres, 50 perches, being remainder [of Whitton estate]. 
Morgan to pay, however, ^240 to Executors. 

To daughters-in-law Miriam Spencer and Mary Spencer domicile in 
house devised to Morgan, with other privileges, and income from estate. 

To daughter Elizabeth Shoemaker a house and two lots in Upper 
Dublin, part of the purchase from Abraham Charles worth's heirs, the one 
with the house on being five acres, the other one and one-half acres.' As 
Elizabeth and her son James Shoemaker ' ' are both in a weak and insane 
state of mind, ' ' provision is made in trust for them. 

" I give and devise to my son Abner Spencer . . my messuage or 
tenement wherein I now dwell, and all the residue and remainder of the 
lands and real estate which I purchased of the heirs and devisees of 
Abraham Charlesworth . . situate in Upper Dublin [subject to the 
privileges granted his widow, and sundry payments, one being £,\^o to the 
children of son Ezra, deceased.] 

His sons William Spencer and Abner Spencer are appointed Executors. 

^ This devise of 36^ acres was part of the Michener place in later years, 
1891, A. E. Smith's. 

' This was the Charles Edgar place of later time. 
' Later the property of Catharine M. Whitcomb. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 7S 

The children of James Spencer, whose names are ascer- 
tained, are eight in number, and most, if not all of them were 
apparently by his first marriage. As we have not, however, the 
dates of their births, except Abner's, we do not undertake to 
speak positively on this point. Abner is here given as the 
youngest ; if this is correct, his birth being in 1/75, it is obvious 
all the children were Sarah's, as she survived until 1787. 
IV. Childreii of James Spencer .■ 

91. Josiah. His father speaks of him, 18 12, as deceased, and men- 
tions his widow, Mary. (See will above.) As he was a witness 
to the will of James's first wife Sarah, 1786, he obviously was 
not a son of the second wife. He married Mary Lloyd, and his 
children are named as Josiah and Ezra. 

92. Enos. Being also a witness to Sarah's will, 1786, he was not 
issue of the second vrife. He died before his father. Miriam, 
who is mentioned in James's will, was probably his wife ; she 
was a sister of Mary (Josiah' s wife, above), and of David Lloyd. 
She survived as late as 1827, when she administered upon the 
estate of her sister Mary. Ends and Miriam had one son, Enoch 
Morgan Spencer, who was doubtless the "Morgan" mentioned 
in James's will, at whose house (the Richard Whitton place) his 
mother and aunt Mary were to have a home. 

93. William. He was one of the Executors of his father's vnll. A 
deed from his father speaks of him as a tailor. He married Hannah 
Walton, and left issue, one daughter, Lydia, to whom his farm 
descended. Lydia married Charles Michener, and died without 
issue, surviving her husband several years. 

94. Seneca. He is mentioned in an old family list, and placed next 
after William. Esquire Whitcomb says : " I have heard mother 
[Catharine, dau. of Abner Spencer] speak of Seneca." As he 
or his children are not named in James's will he was probably 
deceased in 181 2, without issue. 

95. Ezra. He was deceased in 1812, and James's will makes pro- 
vision for his children. His wife was named Sarah, and he had 
issue, Hugh, Hannah, and Sarah ; the last named married David 
Atkinson, " and lives in Maryland." 



76 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

96. Elizabeth. She died May 21, 1849. She married (see records 
Abington Presbyterian Church), November 3, 1786, Peter Shoe- 
maker, and had a family stated in memoranda in the writer's 
possession as ten in number, — as follows, surname Shoemaker : 

(1) James. (Mentioned in JAMES'S will. ) 

(2) Samuel. 

(3) Thomas. 

(4) Peter. (Named in James's will.) He married Elizabeth , and 

left issue Adrianna, who ot. Joseph M. Vandever, of Marlborough, 
Chester county. 

(5) Spencer, m. Sarah Gentle (whose mother's name was Rachel), and had 

issue : B. Frank, Mary, Lydia S., m.; Rachel, m.; Charles S., Ed- 
ward, — all of Philadelphia. 

(6) Margaret, m. Peter Lightcap, and had no issue. 

(7) Sarah, m. '1 homas Hallowell ; issue, Lydia, Sarah, Margaret, Eliza. 

( Margaret OT. John Brand, lives (1891) "near Line Lexington," 
and has issue : Spencer, tk., Lydia B., ?«.,■ and others.) 

(8) Elizabeth, m. Cadwallader Cooper, and removed to Illinois. Issue: 

Theophilus, Margaret, and others, 
(g) Mary. 
(10) Angeline, m. Joseph Magill, " and lives in Solebury, Bucks Co., Pa." 

97. James, Jr., m. Elizabeth Smith. P 

98. Abner, b. I'TJ'^, in. Mary Muckleson. P 



III. (21) Thomas Spencer, of Northampton, Bucks county, 

son of William and Elizabeth, born Ninth month (November, 

O. S.) 1736, married Twelfth month 16, 1760, at Horsham 

meeting-house, according to the Friends' order (99) Mary 

Hallowell, daughter of Thomas, of the manor of Moreland.^ 

Thomas Spencer was a young man of twenty at the death of 

his father, in 1756. By the latter's will he received 150 acres in 

Northampton township, Bucks county, where he lived. He died 

Fourth month 3, 181 1, at the age of 70, his wife surviving until 

Sixth month 5, 1824, her age being " 84 years, 3 months." 

I This Thomas I conclude to he the son of William and Margaret HalloweU : if 
so, his wife was named Mary. William was the son of Thomas and Rosamond, and 
Thomas the son of John and Mary, who appear to have been the earliest of this line 
in Pennsylvania, coming from Nottinghamshire, England, m 1682, first to Darby, and 
then, about 1696, to Abington. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 7? 

1 V. Children of Thomas and Mary Spencer : 
loo. William, b. 12. 8, 1761, d. 7. 10, 1840, m. Margaret Spencer, 
daughter of Samuel, she being his first cousin, and was disowned 
for "marrying out of unity," by Horsham Monthly Meeting, 
Tenth month 17, 1788. They had daughters : Mary, Sarah, 
Margaret, Elizabeth, all of whom d. unm. 
loi. Mary, b. 12. 10, 1764. (This is the record at Abington Meet- 
ing : a memorandum sent me by John G. Spencer, of Oxford 
Valley, Bucks county, Pa., 6. 4, 1891, says she was born 2. 26, 
1764.) She married Isaac Walton, of Warwick, Bucks county, 
Pa., and d. 2. 24, 1839. They had one daughter, who i/. unm. 

102. Thomas, -j r m. Esther Worthington. P 

103. Elizabeth, J ' ' ' '' \b. T. 25, 1802, unm. 

104. Margaret, b. 2. 19, 1770, m. William Worthington, of Wrights- 
town, Bucks county, (brother to Esther, the wife of Thomas 
Spencer), and had children (surname Worthingtori) : Thomas, 
Mary, William, Jesse, Esther, Spencer, all of whom married. 
" Many of the present numerous family of Worthington, of 
Wrightstown and Buckingham, came from this ancestry." 

105. Amos, b. I. 8, 1773, m. Ann Brown. 

106. Sarah, b. 9. II, 1775, m. Isaac Hallowell, of Lower Dublin, 
Philadelphia county ; and had children, (according to a family 
memorandum) : Benjamin, Mary, Eleanor, Thomas. 

III. (24) Samuel Spencer, son of William and Elizabeth of 
Northampton, born Eighth month (October) 14, 1742. By 
the will of his father, he received the home farm, 1 50 acres 
in Northampton township, Bucks county. He married, and 
had, as a family memorandum indicates, five children. 

IV. Children of Samuel and Spencer : 

107. John. He married, and had children : Sarah, Ann, Samuel, 
John, and Mary. Ann d. young ; the others married and had 
children. Sarah ?ti. Amos Sagers. " Samuel m. a daughter of 
John Hermon. John married a Hart. He and Samuel re- 
turned from Philadelphia (where the family had previously 



78 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

gone), and died here a few years back. Some of their de- 
scendants are hving here at the present time." — (John G. 
Spencer. 1 89 1.) 

108. Samuel. With his brother John he inherited from their father 
the Northampton homestead, " but early in the present century 
he sold his portion to Griffith Miles, and removed to New Jersey. 
He left a number of children." — {John G. Spencer.') 

109. Margaret. She married her first cousin, William (100) son of 
Thomas. 

1 10. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Bowers. 

111. Ann, m. Joshua Walton. 

III. (23) Enoch Spencer, son of William and Elizabeth of 
Northampton, b. Twelfth month (February) 8, 1744. Ac- 
cording to a family memorandum he had three children. 
JV. Children of Enoch and Spencer: 

112. Mahlon. 

113. Sarah. 

1 14. Elizabeth. 

III. (26) Job Spencer, son of William and Elizabeth, of North- 
ampton, born First month (March) 8, (or 5 ?) 1750. He 
married (ns) Hannah, who, as one memorandum in the 
writer's possession says, was the daughter of Enoch Morgan, 
and was born Fourth month 21, 1754. The records of 
Horsham Monthly Meeting, Seventh month 27, 1785, show 
that Job was granted a certificate of clearness to Gwynedd 
Monthly Meeting, in order to marry, and the records of 
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting show that he was then married 
to Hannah Kenderdine, widow of John. Very probably 
she was the same person as Hannah Morgan, this latter 
being her maiden name. 
In 1796, March 29, Philip Summers conveyed to Job Spencer 

of Horsham, yeoman, for 1,412 pounds, 165 acres of land, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 79 

" strict measure," in Horsham, lying on the Bucks county line. 
One course, in the description in the deed, crossed " Neshaminy 
Branch," and the property holders adjoining were John Simpson 
(grandfather of General Grant), Jacob Wright, and Daniel Jones. 
The property had been bought by Summers of Charles Stedman, 
in 1774. Portions of it were resold by "Job Spencer and 
Hannah his wife," by deeds dated October 9, 1799 ; Jacob Wright 
taking 4 acres, 26 perches, for ^^30, 6s ; David Dowlen 40 acres, 
II perches, for ;£'26o ; and John Wilgoss 15 acres, 9 perches, for 
;^I09, 3$. April i, 1818, Job and Hannah Spencer executing a 
deed of release, it is stated that she is the " widow of John 
Kenderdine, deceased." 

IV. Children of Job and Hannah Spencer : 

116. Edward, m. Mary Roberts. P 

117. Job, b. 2. 26, 1788. He married, and his children are given in 
a family memorandum as : Edward, Rebecca, Jacob, William, 
Hannah, and Elizabeth. 

118. Mary, b. 3. 27, 1790, m. Cadwalader Lloyd, and had (surname 
Lloyd) : Job, John, Martha. 

119. Hannah, b. 2. 18, 1795, m. William Harding, and had (surname 
Harding) : Charles, Mary. 

in. (27) Abel Spencer, son of William and Elizabeth, of 
Northampton, born Eighth month 8, 1753. He appears to 
have married (120) Rebecca Hayhurst, Fifth month 20, 
1779. Of their children, if any, we have no account.' 



IV. (29) Jarrett Spencer, of Moreland, son of Jacob and 
Hannah, born November 10, 1746, married at Gwynedd 

> It is proper to add, here, thai the account given of the children of William and 
Elizabeth Spencer is quite fragmentary in several places, and is only presented as the 
best to be had, after considerable inquiry and correspondence. 



8o 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 



meeting, Eleventh month 22, 1774, (i2i) Hannah Evans, 
daughter of Thomas and Hannah, of Gvvynedd. The 
marriage certificate is as follows : 

Whereas Jarret Spencer son of Jacob Spencer, of the Manor of Moor- 
land in the County of Philadelphia and Province of Pennsylvania, and 
Hannah Evans, Daughter of Thomas Evans of the Township of Gwynedd 
in the County and Province aforesaid, having declared [etc.] before several 
Monthly Meetings of Friends in Gwynedd aforesaid [etc.] Now These 
are to Certify [etc.] this 22nd day of the Eleventh Month, 1774, they the 
said [etc.] appeared in a public meeting of the aforesaid People at Gwynedd 
[etc. , after the usual form of the Friends' marriage certificate, and signed ] : 

Jarret Spencer 
Hannah Spencer 
Jacob Spencer 
Hannah Spencer 
Thos. Evans 
Mar)' Evans 
Samuel Spencer Sr 
Jane Roberts 
Edith Shoemaker 
Samuel Spencer 
Mary Spencer 
Mary Spencer 
John Spencer 
Hugh Evans 
Sarah Geary 
John Spencer 
Elizabeth Spencer 
Alex'r Anderson 
Susanna Anderson 
Levi Foulke 
Ann Foulke 
Sam'l Spencer 
Jane Harry 
Jonathan Jarret 



Rachel Moore 
Priscilla Foulke 
Deborah Moore 
Mary Roberts 
Lydia Foulke 
Jane Siddon 
Jesse Foulke 
Henry Moore 
Rich' d Moore 
Hugh Howell 
Benjamin Harry 
Wm. Foulke Jun'r 
Thomas Foulke 
Samuel Foulke 
Samuel Harry 



Joseph Ambler 
George Roberts 
Mary Evans 
Mord'a Moore 
John Forman 
Thos Shoemaker 
John Williams 
Joseph Lukens 
Eliz'a Lukens 
Rees Harry 
John Jarret 
Priscilla Jarret 
Hannah Lukens 
Eliza. Hallowell 
Priscilla Hallowell 
John Hallowell 
Geo. Geary 
Wm. Foulke 
Hannah Foulke 
John Evans 
Marg't Evans 
Amos Roberts 
Humphrey Waterman 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY »I 

The Evans family, of whom Hannah was one, were de- 
scended from the company of original settlers in Gwynedd. 
Four of those who took up that township in 1698 were brothers, 
Thomas, Robert, Cadwalader, and Owen Evans, (ap Evan), from 
Wales. Thomas had four sons, one of whom, Robert, was the 
father of Thomas Evans, who was the father of Hannah, whose 
marriage to Jarrett Spencer we now speak of He lived at 
Gwynedd at the time of the marriage, 1774, — as the certificate 
shows. Hannah was bom Fifth month 26, 1745, a year earlier 
than her husband. 

This Thomas Evans, Hannah's father, was three times mar- 
ried : to Katharine Jones, in 1730, who died two years later, 
then to Hannah (last name not ascertained), and she having died 
in 1 760, then in 1 764 to Mary Brooke. The Hannah whom we 
are now considering was the daughter of Hannah, the second 
wife, who had also other children : Susanna, who is presumed to 
have married Richard Anderson ; Ann, who married Levi 
Foulke ; Mary, who married Richard Humphreys ; and Hugh, 
of Gwynedd, who inherited his father's property in Gwynedd, 
and died in 1792.' 

The home of Jarrett and Hannah Spencer was in More- 
land, half a mile east of the home of Jacob Spencer ; the house 
was built for them by Jacob, at their marriage. It passed out of 
the family by sale to John K. Bready, in 1848. Jacob Spencer 
dying without a will, his land was divided, by mutual agreement, 
among his three sons, each receiving a release from the other 
heirs. These releases were executed in the Spring of 1783. 
Jarrett received a part of the old tract of 200 acres which 

1 For a fuller account of the Evans Family, of Gwynedd, the reader is referred to 
" Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd," by Howard M. Jenkins, published 1884; 
second edition, 1897. 



82 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Samuel Spencer, 2nd, had conveyed to Jacob, in 1746, and he 
also received the tract of 47 acres, which Jacob had bought in 
1768 of John Care, and Maty, his wife,' and which adjoined the 
homestead property, lying on two streams, affluents of the 
Pennypack, and extending out to the " Keith road," — now the 
Willow Grove and Doylestown Turnpike. (Out of this tract of 
47 acres, a curious irregularly shaped " meadow lot" of 5 acres 
was sold by Jarrett to his brother John, Fourth month 2, 1783, 
as appears by an old deed preserved by Jesse F. Spencer.) A 
neat draft of the property of Jarrett Spencer, made by Robert 
Loller, the distinguished surveyor, is among the same collection 
of papers. This was made in 1783, and shows Jarrett's pos- 
session of about 86 acres. (The adjoining properties were those 
of Thomas Hallowell, Daniel Ryan, Robert Barnes, " land now 
or late of Paul Penington," and Jacob Spencer.) In 1784 he 
bought of Caleb Davis, and Margaret, his wife, a tract of 65 
acres and 97 perches, and in 1785 sold 8 acres and 114 perches 
of this to his brother John. It lay along the township line 
between Moreland and Horsham, and adjoined other land of 
John's. 

Jarrett Spencer died Fifth month 17, 18 19. His wife sur- 
vived him, and died at the age of 87 years, 6th month 22, 1832. 

V. Children of Jarrett and Hannah Spencer : 

122. Jacob, b. II. 7, 1775, d. 1806, unm. 

123. Thomas, b. 2. 4, 1777, d. 3. 10, 1856, m. Alice Lukens, and had 
two children, Mary Ann, Rebecca. The records of Horsham 
Monthly Meeting show that Thomas Spencer and Alice Lukens 
declared their intentions of marriage 9. 30, 1812, and 11. i, 1815, 
obtained a certificate to remove to Indian Spring Monthly 
Meeting, Md. The records of that meeting, 10. 24, 181 7, show 
that they were then members of the particular meeting at 
Washington, D. C. 

' See page 49. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 83 

124. Caleb, b. 9. 26, 1778, d. 1799, "of yellow fever." 

125. Charles, b, 1780, d. 1862, m. Mary Paxson. ^ 

126. Hannah, b. 8. 26, 1782, d. 12. 29, 1862, m. 11. 7, 1815, at Hors- 
ham Friends' Meeting, Arnold Boone, of Georgetown, D. C, 
son of Isaiah and Hannah (deceased), and had issue, surname 
Boone, six children, of whom three married : (i) Mary S., b. 
1816, d. 1853, ;«., 1835, Charles H. Shoemaker, and had issue, 
William, Margaret, Hannah, Isaac; (2) Anne S., b. 1819, d. 
1849, m. Isaac Evans ; (3) Ellen, b. 1821, m. Levi Cook, and 
"left three children," Samuel, Hannah, Ruth, all of whom 
married. The other three children of Arnold and Hannah 
(Spencer) Boone were (4) Isaiah, b. 1818, ^. 1844 ; (5) Susanna, 
(twin with Ellen), b. 1 821, d. 1837 ; (6) Samuel S., b. 1823, d. 
1851. 

127. Mary, b. 7. 6, 1784, d. 7. 10, 1847. 

128. Samuel E., b. 9. 20, 1788, d. I. 19, 1844, m. Rebecca Story, 
daughter of Thomas and Rachel, of Newtown, Bucks county. 
Pa., under care of Wrightstown Monthly Meeting, 12. 18, 1816. 
Will of Samuel E. Spencer, of Moreland, dated 4. 25, 1838, 
proved 2. 13, 1844, mentions his wife, Rebecca, wife's sister 
Elizabeth Kirkbride, his sisters Mary, Anne, and Hannah, 
brothers Thomas and Charles, nieces Mary Shoemaker, Anne 
S. Boone, and Rebecca Spencer, nephew Samuel S. Boone ; 
appoints brother Charles, cousin George Spencer, and brother- 
in-law Samuel Story, executors. 

129. Anne, b. 7. 14, 1790, d. in Frankford, Philadelphia, Ninth month 
30, 1883, being in the 94th year, "her mind clear and bright." 
Shew., Fifth month , 1851, William Hilles. 

[A letter from Anna Spencer, of Germantown, i. 19, 1892, 
says the supposition is correct that the name Spencer, in the 
line of Jarrett and Hannah, is extinct.] 

IV. (31) Samuel Spencer, of New London, Chester county, 
Pa., second son of Jacob and Hannah, of Moreland, was 
born 2d of Twelfth month (February, O. S.), 1750-51, and 
died Third month 31, 1834. He married (130) Mary 



84 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

FiTZWATER, daughter of John and Elizabeth, of Upper 
Dublin. Mary was born lOth of Sixth month (August, 
O. S.), 175 1, and died Sixth month 14, 1844. 
The marriage of Samuel and Mary took place, according to 
Friends' order, at Abington meeting-house. Fourth month 14, 
1774. Mary's father, John Fitzwater, was a descendant of 
Thomas Fitzwater, who came in the Welcome, in 1682, with 
William Penn, and was a preacher among Friends, member of 
the Colonial Assembly frorh Bucks county, etc. In the assess- 
ment of Upper Dublin township, 1776, John Fitzwater is taxed 
for 300 acres of land and a grist mill. 

For nine years after his marriage, Samuel Spencer probably 
lived in Upper Dublin. A deed from his father, Jacob, prepared 
in 1 78 1 (but not executed) described him as of that township. In 
1783, however, with his family, he removed to New London, in 
southern Chester county, and there passed the remainder of his 
life.' He purchased there a farm of about 200 acres. I insert, 
here, memoranda furnished me by his grandson, Ellwood 
Michener : 

"At that time the neighborhood had acquired the name ' Scrogy,' — 
the exact location of which could not be found, as the inquirer for it was 
always directed ' a little further on,' or ' a little way back.' There can be 
no question that the country thereabout was then wild and the residents 
rude. The tillable land had been worked down, and the buildings were 
old and poor. The dwelling on the farm purchased by Samuel was of 
logs, one and a half stories high, and the old barn was of the same mate- 
rial. Soon after locating, Samuel built a stone house over a spring at the 
foot of the hill below the dwelling, with an upper room for storage, etc. 
From this spring all the water for the use of the family had to be carried 
up the hill for about thirty years, — until, in 1813, they built a stone end to 

1 Second month 27, 1783, Horsham Monthly Meeting granted a certificate of re- 
moval to New Garden Monthly Meeting for Samuel Spencer, his wife Mary, and five 
minor children, Joseph, Jonathan, Asa, Aaron, and Elizabeth. 



THE, SPENCER GENEALOGY 85 

the old log house, where they had a well sunk, and furnished with wind- 
lass and an ' old oaken bucket. ' 

' 'As time passed on other Friends settled around them. They were 
more than four miles from West Grove Meeting, and often found it diffi- 
cult to get there. A stone school-house had been built on a part of the 
farm. In 1812 the Friends living near asked and obtained of New Gar- 
den Monthly Meeting the privilege of holding a meeting for worship in 
Spencer's school-house. The meeting was held here until a year or two 
after the Separation of 1827. In this school-house my father (Dr. Ezra 
Michener) and mother were married. 

' ' The use of lime as a fertilizer had become a necessity, but they 
were miles away from the quarries. The stone had to be hauled, the wood 
cut, and hauled also to the kilns. This was winter's work. But with 
industry and economy they prospered. The sons, Joseph, Jonathan, and 
Asa had grown up to manhood and desired homes for themselves. An 
adjoining farm was purchased. On it was a comparatively good log-house, 
and Joseph, married in 1800, occupied this dwelling and farm. Asa mar- 
ried in 1803, and desired a home, and so a new log-house was built on the 
homestead farm, and part of it assigned him. In 1814 Jonathan married, 
and the father and mother (Samuel and Mary) withdrew into the new 
stone end, and gave the newly-married couple the older log end. But 
this did not long serve, and in 18 18 they removed their kitchen into the 
room over the spring, made some additional temporary provision, tore away 
the old log house, and built a comfortable stone dwelling. The workmen 
employed on it slept in the old log barn. Since that day the homestead 
has been constantly occupied by two families of Spencers. Some years 
ago an additional kitchen was added to the west end, and a porch extended 
along the whole of the building, 93 feet in length. The house is now 
occupied by Pennock Spencer and his two sisters, Ruthanna and Lydia 
Ann Spencer. 

" Samuel Spencer suffered much loss of property by his refusal to 
give support to war by the voluntary payment of militia taxes, etc. In 
1803, his three sons, Joseph, Jonathan, and Aaron, were all taken to the 
jail at West Chester for non-payment of these taxes, — they being young 
men, and without property that could be seized. 

"A story preserved in the family is that some time after Samuel's 
removal to New London, an old friend and neighbor from Montgomery 



86 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

county, with his family, came to visit him, and drawing near the new home 
but not knowing exactly where it was, inquired of a Friendly-looking man 
in a field along the road if he knew Samuel Spencer. The man re- 
sponded : ' Samuel Spencer ? I know him well. And a worse man I 
never want to know. ' The strangers were shocked, and felt almost like 
turning about, but reflecting a moment, and perceiving a gleam of humor 
in their informant, paused, and the joke was made plain, and heartily en- 
joyed when it was related on their arrival. The man inquired of was 
Jacob Lindley."' 

Samuel Spencer sold his property in Montgomery county 
after removing to New London, part of it to his brother John 
Spencer, of Moreland, and part to his uncle John, of Upper 
Dublin. (The deeds for these conveyances remained unrecorded 
until 1895.) Of his character, an account by his son-in-law, 
Dr. Michener, says : " He was circumspect in life and conversa- 
tion, diligent in the attendance of religious meetings, a kind 
friend and obliging neighbor. . . He died as he had lived, 
respected and beloved, — of a paralytic affection of slow but 
certain progress." 

V. Children of Samuel and Mary (Fitsuiater) Spencer : 

131. Joseph, b. 1776, d. 1845, m. Rebecca Good. "'§> 

132. Jonathan, b. 1778, d. 1841, m. Lydia Michener. P 

133. Asa, b. 1780, d. 1862, in. Hannah Good, Ann Mercer. ^ 

134. Aaron, b. 8. 20, 1780, d. 12. 28, 1810, unin. 

135. Elizabeth, b. 10. 28, 1782, d. 12. 30, 1784. 

136. Hannah, b. 8. 2, 1786, d. 3. 5, 1850, in., 1820, Thomas FaiTa, 
son of Oliver and Phebe, of New London, and had issue : 
Mary, who m. Lewis Farran, and Spencer, who in. Mary Regis- 
ter. Ann Spencer, dau. of Hannah, vi. Joseph Hutton. 

137. Sarah, b. 1789, d. 1843, in. Dr. Ezra Michener. ^ 

' Jacob Lindley was a Friend, very prominent in his day. He was one of the 
committee sent by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, in 1793, to observe the treaty made 
with the Indians at Sandusky, Ohio. He died suddenly, by being thrown from his 
carriage, on his way home from meeting. This anecdote suggests him as one having a 
vein of humor. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 8/ 

IV. (33) John Spencer, of Moreland, son of Jacob and 
Hannah, was born Fifth month 29, 1756, and died Ninth 
month 7, 1799. He married (138) Lydia, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Hannah Foulke, of Gwynedd. William Foulke was 
the son of Thomas, who was the son of Edward Foulke, one 
of the Welsh immigrants who settled at Gwynedd, in 1698, 
and who came that year from Coed-y-foel, on the Treweryn, 
near Bala, in Merionethshire, Wales. The genealogical 
record of Edward Foulke, carefully preserved and well at- 
tested, shows him to have been descended from Rhirid Flaidd, 
of Penllyn, a Welsh chieftain who flourished in the latter half 
of the Twelfth Century, and who is repeatedly alluded to in 
the Welsh chronicles and traditions of that period, and whose 
arms were : Vert, a chevron between three wolves' heads erased, 
arg. (Welsh genealogists also trace for Edward Foulke a 
descent through a female ancestor from Charlemagne, emperor 
of Germany and king of France, A. D. 742—814.) 
Lydia Foulke was born Fourth month 9, 1756. She was a 
young woman of twenty-one, when in the autumn and winter of 
1777-8, after the battle at Brandywine (and subsequently Ger- 
mantown), the home of her family at Penllyn, in Gwynedd, was 
in the near vicinity of the operations of both the American and 
Royal armies, and she is repeatedly alluded to in the vivacious 
diary of Sally Wister, kept at the Foulke house from September 
25, 1777, to June 20, 1778.' 

John and Lydia were married at Gwynedd, 1783. Horsham 
Monthly Meeting granted John his certificate of clearness to 
marry. Seventh month 30, 1783. Their home was on the family 
homestead of his father, Jacob Spencer, in Moreland. At the 
time of his marriage, a new western " end," — two rooms, — was 

'This Diary is printed, with notes, in "Historical Collections Relating to 
Gwynedd," by Howard M. Jenkins. 



88 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

added to the house which had been built by Jacob in 1 744, and 
this part remains, little altered. (Memorandum of 1891.) John 
died a comparatively young man, and left his wife with a family 
of nine children, the oldest only in her sixteenth year, and the 
youngest but a month old. He had not made a will, and on the 
31st of Tenth month, (1799), letters of administration were 
granted to his brother Jarrett Spencer, and his brother-in-law, 
Jesse Foulke. In the Eighth month, 18 14, proceedings were 
taken in the Orphans' Court, at Norristown, before Judge Bird 
Wilson, to have a jury of inquest in partition, application being 
made by Lydia Spencer, widow, and children Susanna, Edith, 
George, Priscilla, Jesse, and Jonathan, and by Jonathan Jarrett, 
guardian of Rebecca, Rachel, and Lydia, who were still in their 
minority. A jury was appointed (Jarrett Spencer, Jesse Foulke, 
Job Roberts, John Iredell, Jonathan Iredell, Gove Mitchell, Evan 
Jones, William Foulke), who reported that the property, "a cer- 
tain messuage and about 200 acres of land," could not be divided 
without injury. They valued the property at ^102.50 per acre, 
and November 14, 18 14, "George Spencer, the eldest son, ap- 
peared in open court," and took it at the valuation, Jesse Foulke 
and Jarrett Spencer being his sureties. 

In the old mansion, George Spencer continued to live the re- 
mainder of his life, — until 1876. Facts concerning him will be 
given below, but here I may record an incident which serves to 
suggest the character of his home, and also gives a clue to the 
progress of refinement in country life. Lemuel Thomas, (the 
writer's uncle), says that in his youth (say 1845), he went one 
day in summer "to help Cousin George Spencer with his 
harvest." When he returned, he told them at home (Spencer 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 89 

Thomas's, Upper Dublin), how at Cousin George's house " they 
had netting to the doors and windows to keep the flies out ! " ' 

V. Children of John and Lydia {Foulke) Spencer : 

139. Susan, b. 4. 10, 1784, d. 3. 14, 1872, unm. 

140. Edith, b. 12. 16, 1785, d. 6. 4, 1865, unm. 

141. George, b. 4. 29, 1787, d. 4. 10, 1876, m., 10. 21, 1839, Mary, 
daughter of David and Hannah (Jacobs) Thomas, of Cayuga, 
N. Y. Mary was born 12. 25, 1800, and d. 3. 11, 1889. Her 
father, David Thomas, born in Montgomery county, Pa., 1776, 
removed to Cayuga county in 1805, and was chief engineer of 
the Erie Canal, west of Rochester, and later principal engineer 
of the Welland Canal, of Canada. " He was distinguished as 
a florist and pomologist, and by his writings rendered great ser- 
vice to scientific agriculture." Two of his sons, brothers of Mary, 
were John J. Thomas, famous as an agricultural writer, and 
botanist (one of the editors of the Genesee Partner, Country 
Gentleman, etc.), and Dr. Joseph Thomas, distinguished as a 
scholar and author, editor of several standard gazetteers, diction- 
aries, etc. — George and Mary Spencer both lived, as shown 
above, to advanced age, each dying at 89. George was an 
estimable and cultured man, whose home, for more than sixty 
years, (after he took the homestead, in 1814), was a centre of 
Friendly hospitality. He had no issue. 

142. Priscilla, b. 8. 27, 1788, d. 6. 8, 1865, unm. 

143. Jesse, b. 1790, d. 1841, m. Mary Custard. P 

144. Jonathan, b. 8. 18, 1792, d. 4. 6, 1867, m., 1st, Sarah Harris, 
2d, Sarah Lang. By his second marriage he had three children : 
(l) Florence, who m. Samuel E. Stokes, and had issue, surname 
Stokes, Samuel E., Jr. ; (2) John E., d. young ; (3) George E., 
d. young. 

145. Rebecca, b. 7. 19, 1794, d. 2. 28, 1877, umn. 

146. Rachel, b. 11. 12, 1796, d. 4. 8, 1851, unm. 

147. Lydia, b. 8. 10, 1799, d. 12. 30, 1823, ;«. John Lloyd, left no issue. 

■ From my own knowledge I can say this must have been very rare in country 
houses at that time. Flies were "minded" off the table, at meals, with a brush of 
peacock feathers, " for best," and a bunch of cut paper tacked on a stick, or a branch 
broken from a tree, " for common." 



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THE SPENCER FAMILY 



IV. (43) Nathan Spencer, son of Joseph and Abigail, born 
Fifth month i, 1764, married (148) Rachel, daughter of 
Thomas and Frances Pim. Rachel was born Ninth month 
13, 1762, and died Fifth month 17, 1831. Nathan died 
Ninth month 21, 1839. 

Being the only surviving child of Joseph Spencer, Nathan 
inherited from him a considerable estate, and was esteemed, ac- 
cording to the family tradition, " born with a gold spoon in his 
mouth." His marriage to Rachel Pim took place according to 
the order of Friends, and the details may be learned from the 
certificate, the main parts of which are as follows : 

Whereas Nathan Spencer, son of Joseph Spencer, of the township of 
Bristol, in the County of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania, by Abigail his wife, and Rachel Pim, daughter of Thomas Pim, 
of East Cain, in the County of Chester, and Commonwealth aforesaid, by 
Frances his wife (the latter Deceased), having declared their intentions 
[etc.] before several monthly meetings of the People called Quakers at 
West Bradford and East Cain in the said County [etc.]. 

Now These are to Certifie [etc.] the thirtieth day of the Ninth month, 
1786, they the said Nathan Spencer and Rachel Pim appeared at a Publick 
Meeting of the aforesaid People at East Cain aforesaid and the said Nathan 
Spencer, taking the said Rachel Pim by the hand [etc. signed by] 

Nathan Spencer 



Saml. Downing 
Jno. Baldwin 
Thomas Greeves 
Owen Morris 
Willm. Nicholson 
Jacob Lukens 
Mary Lukens 
Richd. Thomas 
Joel Lanier (?) 
Thomas Stalker 



Martha Webb 
Sarah Bond 
Rebekah McPherson 
Grace Stalker 
Jane Hoopes 
Moses Coates 
Isaac Coates 
William Iddings 
John Hutton 
[order Richard Paynter 



Eleanor Mendenhall by Thos. Hughes 



Rachel Spencer 
Joseph Spencer 
Abigail Spencer 
Thos. Pim 
Sarah Mendenhall 
Edith Shoemaker 
Jno. Pim 
Hannah Pim 
Moses Pim 
William Culbertson 
John Edge 
Ann Edg-e 



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91 



Thomas Parke 
Elizabeth Downing 
Rebeckah Parke 
Mary Pim pr order 
Josa. Weaver 
Mary Weaver 
Phinas Witaker 
Isaac Pim 

William Trimble Jun. 
Thomas Stalker Junr. 
Benj. Cheesman 
Sarah Culbertson 
Samuel Hunt 
Mary Hunt 
Mary Kimber 



Isaac Spackman 
Elizabeth Byers 
Jane Parke 
Susanna Trimble 
Elizabeth Stalker 
Mary Baldwin 
Francis Wilkinson 
Hannah Wilkinson 
Thos. Wilkinson 
Alice Wilkinson 
Sarah Pratt 
Rebekah Wilkinson 
Phebe Hughes 
Lydia Stalker 
Richard Trimble 



Amos Lee 
Sarah Lee 
John Spencer jnr. 
Sarah Spencer 
Elizabeth Spencer 
Rachel Shoemaker 
Ganor Knight 
Grace Child 
Betsy Culbertson 
Isaac Miller 
Joshua Baldwin 
Mary Downing 
Hannah Iddings 
Thos. Vicker jnr. 
Wm. and Phebe Moode 
Jonathan Roberts 
Mary Roberts 



[Study of the names attached to the above certificate will show 
several branches of the Spencer family represented, — among them 
Nathan's parents, his cousin John Spencer, Jr. (of Moreland, son of 
Jacob), his two young cousins from Upper Dublin, Sarah and Eliza- 
beth Spencer (daughters of John, the elder) ; his cousin Rachel Shoe- 
maker; quite a young girl (daughter of Edith Spencer and George 
Shoemaker) ; his cousin Gaynor Knight, already a widow, at twenty- 
six (daughter of Elizabeth Spencer and Joseph Lukens) ; his aunt 
Mary (Spencer) Roberts, and her husband, Jonathan. All these had 
rode over to "the Great Valley," to Cain, to attend Nathan's mar- 
riage.] 

The Pim family, of which Rachel was one, can be traced to 
Richard, of Leicestershire, England, who about 1655, being then 
an old man, removed to Ireland. His son William also removed 
to Ireland the same year. John Pim, son of William, born in 
Leicestershire, married, 1663, Mary Pleadwell, and lived in 
Montrath, Ireland. He had eleven children, of whom the eldest 



92 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

was Moses, born 1664, who married Ann, daughter of 
Christopher and Philippa Raper. A son of this Moses, named 
William, born 1692, married Dorothy, daughter of Thomas and 
Dorothy Jackson, and came to Pennsylvania in 1730, settling in 
East Cain, Chester county, where Dorothy died two years later,, 
and her husband in 1751. He was an active and useful citizen,, 
a Friend, many years clerk of Bradford Monthly Meeting, etc. 
William and Dorothy had six children, of whom Thomas, father 
of Rachel, was the third. He was born in 1721 and died 1786. 
He married, 1746, Frances Wilkinson, daughter of James of" 
Wilmington, Delaware, and they had eight children : (i) Moses, 
d. 1751, five years old ; (2) Ann, in. John Edge ; (3) William, m, 
Mary Stalker ; (4) Thomas, m. Mary Pim ; (5) Hannah, m. 
James Miller, (who settled at Erie, Pa., and will be mentioned 
later, in connection with Hannah's nephew, Thomas Pim 
Spencer) ; (6) Sarah, m. Amos Lee, of Oley ; (7) John, vi. 
Hannah Fisher ; (8) Rachel, vi. Nathan Spencer. 

The Pirns were related to the Copes, of Philadelphia, and 
Thomas Pim Cope, the first of the latter family in that city, (he- 
was born in Lancaster county, and went to Philadelphia in 1786, 
becoming subsequently a successful and famous merchant and 
ship-owner), was a cousin, and it is said the namesake of Thomas 
Pim, of Cain. 

William Pim, the immigrant, died suddenly ; so also did his 
son Thomas, father of Rachel, (the latter was at a blacksmith 
shop, getting his horse shod, when he was fatally seized), and so, 
likewise, did his son Thomas, (brother of Rachel), who was 
riding in his carriage.' 

' Of this Thomas, 2d, his daughter Anne Pim (who died in West Chester, Pa., 
First month 30, 1882, unmarried, at the age of 90 years), said she did not remember 
him as ever being sick. He was 6 feet 3 inches in height, and weighed 280 pounds. 
(His brother John, who died in Ohio weighed 300 pounds.) He, Thomas Pim, 2d, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 93 

The home of Nathan and Rachel Spencer was that just 
-east of Germantown, which had been occupied by Joseph 
Spencer, on the farm which he had bought of the " five John 
Lukens's." The house was enlarged, 1790, by Nathan, and is 
standing (1897), substantially unaltered, and used as a farm- 
house, at the corner of Township Line and Mill Street. There 
is also still standing beside it the brew-house (now used for 
storage, etc.), of probably the same age as the dwelling. 

Nathan Spencer was a Friend. A conveyance of ground 
rents belonging to Germantown Meeting, 25th December, 1812, 
shows that he was then one of the seven trustees of the meet- 
ing's property. In 18 14 he sold his farm and another tract to 
Benjamin Lehman, " of Germantown, lumber merchant," and 
■"James S. Spencer, of Germantown, merchant." The deed is 
dat'ed January 15 of that year, and conveys the main tract, 149 
acres, 88 perches (the same dimensions as when Joseph Spencer 
bought it in 1758, of John Lukens), and the small one contain- 
ing I acre, 72 perches, for a total price of ;^30,6oo. The small 
tract was conveyed " with the mansion-house and tavern, called 
the sign of The Drover, thereon erected." ' 

Soon after the sale of the homestead, Nathan bought for 
,^40,000 a large property on the Frankford and Bristol turnpike, 
■" Prospect Hill," which extended to the Delaware river, on the 
lower side of Poquessing creek, and included most of what is 
now Torresdale. The deed for this is dated April 5, 18 14. The 

married his first cousin, Mary Pirn, daughter of Richard and Hannah, and they had six 
children : (i) Rachel, who died two years old ; (2) Hannah, who m. Job Remington ; 
{3) Sarah, m. William Abbott ; (4) Mary, m. Abraham Gibbons; (5) Anne, (named 
above) d. unm. ; (6) Richard, m. Mary Edge, and had issue one son, George E. Pim, 
and several daughters, one of whom to. Thomas H.Savery, one Prof. Edward D. Cope, 
one Enos E. Thatcher, one John H. Dillingham, and one John E. Carter. 

t This is the hotel at Branchtown. It was kept, 1879, when I collected notes on 
this subject, by Hamilton Clayton. 



94 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

grantors were John Rankin and Caleb Dilworth, who had bought 
the property in 1811 of William Bell, " of Philadelphia, mer- 
chant." The property was in two tracts, one of 303^ acres, 
and the other 14 acres and 24 perches. It lay on both sides of 
the turnpike, called in the deed the " Great Road." Part of the 
description says it was bounded "by other lands of which this- 
was part, now or late in the possession of the negroes of Thomas 
Robinson, deceased." 

At Prospect Hill, Nathan lived hospitably, and for that day 
handsomely. The property ultimately passed out of his hands 
(partly, it is stated, in order to " make a clear title ") by sheriff's 
sales in 1828 and 1829. (The property was bought for $\g,- 
000, by Jonathan Thomas.) He returned after that to live at 
Germantown, but his death occurred at Cinnaminson, N. J.' 
Some time after the death of his first wife, he married Rebecca. 
Nichols, who survived him. 

V. Children of Nathan arid Rachel (Piiri) Spencer : 

149. Sarah, 6. 1788, d. 1874, m. Hugh Roberts, Joseph Hirst. P 

150. Abigail, 6. 4. 25, 1791, d. 4. 17, 1792. 

151. Hephziba, 6. 1793, d. 1879, m. Spencer Thomas. P 

152. Maria, i. 1794, d. 1879, m. Richard L. Thomas. ^ 

153. Thomas Pim, 6. 1796, d. 1879, m. Ann Kemble. ^ 

154. Joseph, ,5. 1798, d. 1866. He ?«., 1st, CorneHa Davidson, of 
Trenton, N. J., and had three children : (i) John, who left home 
and was supposed to have gone West, and died there ; (2) 
Hannah, who m, William Staats, and removed to the Far West 
(? Nevada), and had issue ; (3) Josephine, m. William Welling, 
of Pennington, N. J., and d. soon after. Joseph, m., 2d, 
Rachel Brelsford, by whom he had two sons, Zachary and Nathan. 

155. Lydia, li. 12. 13, 1799, d. 8. i, 1806. 

1 A letter from his grandson, Spencer Roberts, to his (Spencer's) brother, Ed- 
mund Roberts, "at Canby's Mills, Wilmington, Delaware," dated September 21, 
1839, says : " Our dear grandfather departed this life this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. He; 
has been sick for three or four weeks of dysentery." 



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IV. (59) Sarah Spencer, daughter of John and Elizabeth, 
of Upper Dublin, born Seventh month 29, 1768, died Tenth 
month 8, 1854. She married, Tenth month 21, 1791 (156), 
Jonathan Thomas, of Moreland, son of Mordecai and Eliza- 
beth. Jonathan was born Ninth month 4, 1768, at Hatboro', 
and died Seventh month 31, 1842, at Bristol, where he was 
buried in the Friends' ground, on Wood street. 
Jonathan Thomas was the great-grandson of Daniel Thomas, 
of Abington, who married Catherine, daughter of Evan Morris,' 
and had by her nine children, one of them being a second 
Daniel (the fourth child), born Ninth month 2, 1711. Daniel, 
the elder, died in 1740 ; his son Daniel married. Seventh month 
30, 1734, Susanna Livezey, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, 
of Lower Dublin, and had nine children, one of whom (fifth 
child) was Mordecai, the father of Jonathan Thomas. This 
second Daniel Thomas lived in Moreland, and died 1760. He 
was one of the organizers, 1755, of the Union Library, at Hat- 
boro' (" Crooked Billet "), and first treasurer of the company. 
Mordecai Thomas, his son, married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
and Alice (Conrad) Jarrett. He was a miller at Hatboro', and 
in the assessment of 1787 is assessed for 194 acres of land, 4 
dwellings, grist-mill, 3 horses. His will, dated Ninth month 5, 
18 1 3, was proved Second month 13, 18 16. He describes him- 
self as then " in a declining state of health." 

Jonathan Thomas, after he married Sarah Spencer, lived 
with his father, at Hatboro', for a year or two. They then re- 
moved to the mill on the Wissahickon, for many years (and now, 
1 897) belonging to the Cleavers, and their oldest son, Spencer, was 

> Much remains to be learned of this Daniel Thomas. I think it probable that he 
came from Merion to Abington. He may have been the same Daniel who appears in 
the Pennsylvania Tax List of 1693, as a taxable in " the Welsh Tract." He was in 
Abington soon after 1700, if not earlier. 



96 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

born there. . Leaving the Wissahickon, they were a year or more 
at Boucher's Mill, on the Pennypack, at Huntingdon Valley, and 
then removed to the mill at the mouth of Poquessing creek, in 
Bensalem township, — the extreme southern corner of Bucks 
county, now Torresdale. About 1817 he removed to a farm, 
" Ishmael Hall," on the Bristol turnpike, near the Poquessing 
mill (and near also to " Prospect Hill," the home at that time of 
Nathan Spencer), and here he spent most of the remainder of 
his life. In 1839 he removed to Bristol, where he died, in a 
house on the river front (Radcliffe street), where later his son 
Mordecai passed the closing years of his life. A letter from 
Spencer Thomas (son of Jonathan, see below) to his sister Eliza- 
beth, at Westtown Boarding School, First month 10, 1817, says : 

" I believe I have little [news] to communicate. The chief may be 
the conclusion of Father and Mother to remiove in the spring to ' Ishmael 
Hall.' M. Hibbs [tenant there] has had notice to remove, so the thing is 
settled. Samuel [younger brother of Jonathan, uncle of the writer of the 
letter] is to have the grist-mill [Poquessing] , I the saw-mill and board- 
yard, and Mordecai to live at home until something may offer for him. . . 
I suppose Grandmother Thomas [Elizabeth, widow of Mordecai] and 
Aunt Rachel [Jonathan's unmarried sister] will keep house for Samuel, and 
I board with them." 

Jonathan was a Friend, and took a somewhat active part in 
the affairs of the Society. He was an energetic business man, 
and prosperous in his affairs. Of his personal appearance 
Jacob T. Williams, of Philadelphia, says, in a letter, 1890: "As 
I remember him when I was a small boy, he was tall, of erect 
figure, with locks nearly white, and gentlemanly, commanding 
appearance." He appears to have been fond of a joke. Ac- 
cording to a preserved story, a person driving along the road 
near his house met him walking, and — not being acquainted with 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 97 

him — asked who lived " over in that house," pointing t6 Jona- 
than's home. "That?" said Jonathan, " O, that's where my 
washerwoman lives ! " ' 

Sarah (Spencer) Thomas was the elder of the two sisters who 
alone survived and grew up, of the eight children of John and 
Elizabeth Spencer. She and her sister Elizabeth, when they 
were young women, are said to have planted two walnut trees 
on the lawn at their father's house, in Upper Dublin. These 
trees grew and flourished for at least a century, but were blown 
down (with all the other trees about the house) in a frightful 
wind-storm, or tornado, in June, 1896. The picture given in 
this volume, of the house (Charles S. Paxson's) and grounds, in 
1891, shows these fine old trees as they then appeared, standing 
in full growth and vigor. 

Upon the death of (10) John Spencer, father of Sarah, in 
1812, his property in Upper Dublin descended, under the intes- 
tate law, to his two daughters. His two sons-in-law were ad- 
ministrators of his estate. Sarah took the upper place, her old 
home (now, 1897, Charles S. Paxson's), and Elizabeth the lower, 
on which stood the old house of (3) Samuel Spencer. Deeds of 
release were mutually executed, April i, 18 13, by the two sisters 
and their husbands, — Jonathan Thomas and wife Sarah, of Ben- 
salem, Bucks county, to Jeremiah Mcllvain and wife Elizabeth, 
of Ridley, Delaware county, for the consideration of one dollar ; 
and similarly the Mcllvains to the Thomas's, for ^2,450. The 
upper place, which Sarah took, contained 161 acres ; the lower 
132^^ acres. The former was described in the release as lying 
along the Welsh road, on one side, and on the other lines ad- 
joining lands of John Lukens and James Spencer. (The road 
on the south-eastern side, from the Welsh road to Dreshertown, 

^ Which reminds us of the joke by Jacob Lindley, on a preceding page. 
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98 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

is called " the Lime-Kiln road.") The farm is identified as 
"being the same messuage and tract of land which Samuel 
Spencer, by his indenture March i6, 1757, conveyed to his third 
son, the said John Spencer, deceased." 

Sarah (Spencer) Thomas died at the home of her daughter 
and son-in-law, Nathan T. and Elizabeth (Thomas) Knight, at 
the " Ishmael Hall " place, on the Bristol turnpike, and was 
buried in the Friends' ground at Byberry. 



157 
158, 

'59 
160. 

161 
162 



V. Children of Jonathan and Sarah {Spencer) Thomas . 
Spencer, b. 1793, d. 1850, m. Hephziba Spencer. ^ 
Jesse, b. 7. 22, 1795, d. 8. 14, 1795. 
Mordecai, b. iJgT, d. 1854, m. Grace Wilson. '^ 
Elizabeth, b. 1800, d. 1891, m. Nathan T. Knight. ^ 
Mary, b. 6. 2, 1806, d. 6. 8, 1806. 

Sarah, b. 7. 2, 1808, d. 8. 29, 1832, unm. " She died rather 
suddenly from the effects of exposure to the sun." — (Note by 
Jacob T. Williams, 1890.) 



IV. (60) Elizabeth Spencer, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
of Upper Dublin, born Ninth month 30, 1770, died Third 
month 12, 1842. She married, Eleventh month i, 1792, at 
Horsham meeting-house, (163) Jeremiah McIlvain, of 
Ridley, Delaware county, son of John and Lydia. Jeremiah 
was born Sixth month 29, 1767, and died Second month 19, 
1827. 

Jeremiah McIlvain was the grandson of James and Jane 
McIlvain, who with six children came to Pennsylvania from 
County Antrim, Ireland, about 1740. Their oldest child, John, 
was a miller, and settled on Crum Creek, in Chester (now 
Delaware) county ; he was twice married, first to Mary Roman, 
of Chichester, by whom he had two children, Isaac and Mary, 
and second to Lydia, daughter of Richard and Ann Barnard, of 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 99 

Chester county, by whom he had eight children, Judith, John 
Lydia, Jeremiah, James, Margaret, Richard, and Hugh. 

In the division of the estate of John Spencer, of Upper 
Dublin, in 1813 (already referred to), his daughter Elizabeth 
took the lower farm, now (1897) the estate of Joshua W. Paxson. 
It lay along the Welsh road, and the " Lime-kiln road," and ad- 
joined lands of Nathan Comly, Jesse Hallowell, and Elijah 
Lukens. "It is partly composed [said the release] of certain 
84^ acres, which Samuel Spencer, nephew of said decedent 
[John Spencer] and Mary his wife, Fourth month i, 1785, con- 
veyed to said decedent, and partly of certain lands bequeathed 
said decedent by his father, Samuel Spencer." 

Jeremiah McIlvain lived in Ridley township, Delaware 
county, on the east bank of Crum Creek. He carried on farm- 
ing, tanning, and the lumber business. His farm was mostly on 
the east side of the creek. The farm on which the Pennsylvania 
Military Academy (Hyatt's) stands belonged to his wife 
Elizabeth. 

V. Children of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Spencer) McIlvain : 

164. Sarah, b. 10. 27, 1793, d. 7. 28, 1795. 

165. Lydia, b. 1795, d. 1854, m. Edward H. Bonsall. ^ 

166. Eliza, b. 1798, d. 1874, 7n. Jacob Hewes. ^ 

167. John, b. 5. 2, 1800, d. 9. 26, 1801. 

168. Spencer, b. 1803, d. 1889, m. Sarah Crosby. ^ 

169. John S., b. 1805, d. 1880, m. Susan Morton. ^ 

170. Jeremiah, b. 1808, d. 1893, m. Ann Crosby Harlan. ^ 

171. Ann, b. 1810, d. 1893, m. Levis Miller. ^ 

172. Samuel, b. 2. 6, 1813, d. 11. 11, 1833, unm. 

IV. (68) Nathan Spencer, of Ohio, son of Nathan and 
Hannah, of Virginia, was born Third month 16, 1767, and 
died in Ohio, in 1833. He married (173) Ann, daughter of 



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THE SPENCER FAMILY 



William and Ann Smith. He died Sixth month 28, 1833 ; 

Ann died Fourth month 20, 1833. 

Nathan and Ann were married, according to Friends' order, 
in the meeting-house at Goose Creek (now Lincoln), Va., Fourth 
month 29, 1790. The Certificate is as follows : 

Whereas Nathan Spencer, Jr., in the county of Loudoun, and 
State of Virginia, and Ann Smith. Jr., in the county and State aforesaid, 
having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before the 
several monthly meetings of the people called Quakers at Goose Creek in 
the county and State aforesaid [etc.] Now these may certify [etc.] this 
29th day of the Fourth month, 1790, the said [Nathan and Ann] ap- 
peared in a public meeting of the said people at Goose Creek meeting- 
house, [etc.] and the said Nathan Spencer, Jr., taking the said Ann 
Smith, Jr,, by the hand, did declare [etc., etc., after the usual manner of 
the Friends' certificates.] 

Nathan Spencer 
Ann Spencer 
Rachel Spencer Nathan Spencer 

Sarah Spencer Hannah Spencer 

Amy Gregg William Smith 

Rebeckah Gregg Ann Smith 

Thomas Gregg Margaret Spencer 

Jane Smith Samuel Spencer 

Mercy Smith Alice Spencer 

Rachel Daniel John Spencer 

Edeth Smith Lydia Spencer 

John Gregg Elizabeth Smith 

Mary Hirst Mary Smith 

Sarah Smith Hannah Spencer 

Mary Janney William Spencer 

Ann Mead Thomas Janney 

Hannah Pool 



Amy Gregg 
Samuel Howell 
Jane Howell 
Esther Daniel 
Joseph Daniel 
Jacob Gregg 
Benjamin Mead 
Jane Hatcher 
Blackstone Janney 
William Daniel 
John Hirst 
Stephen Gregg 
Israel Janney 
Isaac Nichols 
Joseph Pool 



In 1806 Nathan and Ann removed to Ohio. They ob- 
tained of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, Third month 24, that 



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THE SPENCER GENEALOGY lOI 

year, a removal certificate, addressed to Concord Monthly Meet- 
ing, Belmont county, Ohio, for themselves and eight children, 
David, Betsey, Jonathan, Mercy, Abner, Sarah, Phebe, and Mary. 
Three more children were born to them in Ohio, and of this large 
family all but one grew up and married. Letters from Phebe E. 
Spencer, of Spencer Station, Guernsey county, Ohio, written in 
1 89 1, and addressed to the author of this volume, may be here 
cited in part. She is the widow of Asa Spencer, son of Nathan 
and Ann. She says : 

" Nathan Spencer and Ann (formerly Smith) emigrated to 
Ohio in the early part of the century, and had a family of 12 
children. Both died within ten weeks of each other, in 1833, 
leaving all their children living but one, who died in infancy. 
I am now the only one living who called them father 
and mother. . . Our marriage was the ninth in the family ; 
there were two single daughters, then. My husband died in 
1876, and the others are all gone some years ago."' 

V. Children of Nathan and Ann Spencer : 

174. David,**. 1791, d. 1858, m. ^ 

175. Betsey, b. 1792, m. Ralph Cowgill. p 

176. Jonathan, b. 1794, ;«., d. "in Belmont county, Ohio, near 
Barnesville." 

177. Samuel, b. 1795, d. 6. 28, 1797, in Loudoun county, Va. 

178. Mercy, b. 1797, m. Hezekiah Windom. ^ 

179. Abner, b. 1799, m. ^ 

180. Sarah, b. 1800, d. 1851, m. Thomas M. Foulke. ^ 

181. Phebe, b. 1803, m. Elijah Gregg, d. 10. 25, 1871, "in Johnson 
county, Iowa." 

182. Mary, b. 1805, m. Edwin Penrose, d. " in Jasper county, Iowa." 

183. Asa, b. 1807, m. Phebe E. Piggott. P 

184. Rachel, b. 1809, d. Eleventh month 20, 1881, m. William Craft, 
and had issue. 

185. Jonas, b. 1811, d. " in Jasper county, Iowa." 

1 1 have a letter. Ninth month 3, 1897, from Frank S. Spencer, son of Asa and 
Phebe, in which he states that his mother was then living, in her 88th year, but unable, 
rem mental decline, to write. 



I02 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

IV. (73) Edith Nichols, daughter of William and Sarah 
(Spencer) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Virginia, was born 
Fourth month 16, 1771, and died Seventh month 9, 1840. 
She married (186) Levi Tate, of Delaware, who was born 
Seventh month 4, 1766, and died Second month 13, 1846. 

V. Childre7i of Levi and Edith Tate: 

187. William, b. i. 20, 1796, m., 10. 15, 1823, Priscilla Fenton. No 
children. 

188. Jesse, b. 7. 8, 1799, d. i. 31, 1806. 

189. Sarah, b. 11. 15, 1801, m. Naylor Shoemaker. W 

190. Ann, b. 12. 31, 1803, d. 5. 6, 1865, unm. 

191. Edith, b. I. 8, 1807, d. 8. 8, 1812. 

192. Mary, b. 3. 20, 1809, d. 7. 29, 1889, unm. 

193. Ehzabeth, b. 7. 5, 181 1, d. 12. 22, 1888, unm. 

IV. (74) Isaac Nichols, son of William and Sarah (Spencer) 
Nichols, of Loudoun county, Virginia, was born Second 
month 6, 1773, and died Seventh month 27, 1848. He was 
twice married, — to (194) Lydia Walters, and (195) Mary 
Gibson. 

His first marriage is mentioned in the minutes of Goose 
Creek Monthly Meeting, when. Tenth month 26, 179S, he was 
granted a certificate to Crooked Run Monthly Meeting (in 
Warren county, nine miles south of Winchester), to marry ; and 
in Fourth month following Lydia brought her certificate of 
membership from Crooked Run to Goose Creek. After Lydia's 
death, Isaac married, 1804, Mary Gibson. She was born Fourth 
month 16, 1777, and died Eighth month 18, 185 i. 

V. Childreti of Isaac and Lydia Nichols . 

196. Ehzabeth, b. 10. 3, 1798, m. WiUiam Wilson. ^ 

197. Thomas, b. 3. 3, 1802, m. Emily Holmes. ^ 



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103 



199, 
200. 
201 
202 



Children of Isaac and Mary Nichols : 
Joshua, b. 7. 3, 1805, m. Naomi White. ^ 
Miriam, b. 6. 8, 1807, m. Thomas PurJue. ^ 
Joseph, b. 9. 17, 1809, ;k. Mary Ann McPherson. ^ 
Lydia, b. 9. 15, 181 1, m. Samuel Hatcher. ^ 
William, b. 8. 8, 1813, d. 3. 18, 1866, m., 1854, Phila Cockerill, 
and had two children : Walter, b. 1856, d. 1882, and Arthur, 
b. 1864, ;«., 1893, Celesta Brufif. 

203. Sarah, b. 9. 25, 1815, d. 1 1. 25, 1846, m. Alfred Logan, and had 
issue three children, surname Logan . Mary Alice, b. 1838, m. 
Isaac C. Hull; Margaret, b. \?>\o\ John W., b. 1844, m. Ann 
Eliza Holmes. 

204. Phebe, b. 5. 14, 1821, m. Joseph Mead, of Ohio. 18 



IV. (75) Samuel Nichols, son of William and Sarah 
(Spencer) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Virginia, was born 
1778, died Fifth month 27, 1824, married (205) Mary 
Janney. 

V. Children of Samuel and Mary Nichols : 

Amor, b. 11. 25, 1802, m. Maria Brown. ^ 
John, b. 2. II, 1804, m. Sarah Brown. P 
William, b. 7. 24, 1806, m. Catherine Tavenner. P 
Phebe, b. 8. 2, 1808, ?«. Thomas Brown. ^ 
Samuel, b. 10. 26, 181 1, (^. ««?«. 

211. Eli, b. 5. 27, 1813, d. untn. 

212. Thomas J., b. 6. 5, 181 5, m. Nancy Dillon. P 

213. Mary, b. 8. 9, 1817. 

214. Lydia, b. 11. 8, 1818. 



206 
207 
208 
209 
210, 



IV. {j6') Mary Nichols, daughter of William and Sarah 
(Spencer) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Seventh 
month 10, 1776, died Sixth month 18, 1855, married (215) 
William Piggott. 



I04 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. Children of William and Mary Piggott : 

216. Sarah, b. 12. 13, 1798, d. 4. 16, 1877, wz. William Brown. W 

217. John, b, I. 16, 1 801, d. 10. 28, 1825. 

2 1 8. Isaac, b. 10. 14, 1802, d. 5. 2, 1871, m. Rebecca Hatcher. ^ 

219. Burr, b. 9. 3, 1805, d. 2. 4, 1852, wz. Hannah J. Nichols. ^ 

220. Elizabeth, b. 12. 26, 1807, d. 9. 23, i860, »z. Richard Brown. ^ 

221. Phebe, b. 9. 12, 1810, rf. 9. 22, i860, »2. Lot Tavenner. ^ 

222. Jesse, ^. 8. 25, 1812, »z., ist, Mary Florida; 2nd, Mary Fritz, 
and had issue : Burr, m. Lloyd, Georgietta, tn. 

223. William, b. 12. 28, 1815, d. 4. 6, 1833. 

224. Mary, b. 5. 23, 1818. 

IV. {jj) William Nichols, son of William and Sarah 
(Spencer) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., was born Fifth 
month 14, 1779, died Sixth month 11, i860, married, 1804, 
(225) Mary Janney, daughter of Stacy. 
As already mentioned (p. 69), this William Nichols came 
into possession of the homestead place, two miles north of 
Lincoln, Va., which he sold in 1836 to William Hatcher, and re- 
moved to Columbiana county, Ohio, where he remained and 
died. 

V. Children of William and Mary Nichols : 

226. Isaac, b. 3. 27, 1805, d. 4. i, 1886. He married, 1828, Mary 
Jane Gregg, (who is living, 1897, at the age of 88), in Virginia, 
and had four children : (i) Samuel G., b. 1829, d. 1893, in 
Illinois, was three times married, and had issue by each ; (2) 
William H., i5. 1831 ; (3) Nathan, b. 1833, d. 1872, U7tm.; (4) 
Mary Jane, b. 1847, m., 187 1, William Dejayne, and has issue 
one son, William Nathan, b. 1872. 

227. Samuel, b. I. 21, 1807, d. 5. 23, 1873, m. Tryphena Hanna. ^ 

228. Hannah, b. 11. 19, 1808, d. I. 2, 1872, m. Arthur Rogers, of 
Belmont county, Ohio. 

229. Sarah, b. 10. 7, 1810, d. 9. — , 1838, ni. Lot Holmes. 

230. Stacy, b. 12. 13, 1812, m. Martha Brown. P 

231. Jesse, b. 10. 21, 1814, d. 10. i, 1883, m. Mary Brown. ^ 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 105 

232. Mary, b. 11. 18, 1816, m., 1838, Jesse M. Allen, of Ohio. No 
issue. He d. 1874. 

233. Margery, b. 4. 3, 1819, d. 5. 11, 1884, m., 1838, Dr. George S. 
Metsger, of Belmont county, Ohio, formerly of Hanover, York 
county. Pa. He d. 7. 5, 1885. They had three children who 
grew up : (i) Margery, b. 1839, m., 1870, James F. Todd, and 
d. 1883, leaving two sons, George S. and Charles ; (2) Anna, b. 
1841, m., 1867, George Vogleson, and d. 1896, having had five 
children, four surviving, Edgar, John, Helen, Mabel ; (3) Paul, 
b. 1843, m. 1873, Ada Griner, of Salem, Ohio. 

234. William, b. 3. 2, 1821, m., 10. 23, 1873, Mary A. K. Mather," 
daughter of Thomas and Ehzabeth, of Mahoning county, Ohio. 
Mary was b. i\. 17, 1840, and d. 2. 3, 1891. They had issue, 
one son, William Nichols, 4th, b. i. 1, 1879. 

235. Mahlon, b. 9. 16, 1823, m. Ruth H. Pancoast, of Loudoun 
county, Va. P 

IV. (80) Samuel Shoemaker, son of George and Edith 
(Spencer) Shoemaker, born in Montgomery county, Pa., 
Third month 16, 1771, and died in Bethesda district, Mont- 
gomery county, Md., Fifth month 21, 1848. 
When he was eighteen years old, Samuel appears to have 
gone to Gwynedd ; he received a certificate of removal for Hor- 
sham to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, Second month 25, 1789, 
and Seventh month 29, 1801, was certified back to Horsham. 
He married (236) Elizabeth Ellis, of Upper Dublin. She was 
born in 1777, and died Twelfth month 19, 1839. A letter from 
Lewis Shoemaker, of Tennall3^own, D. C, First month 4, 1892, 
says : 

" Samuel Shoemaker was my grandfather. He lived on the 
John Spencer farm in Upper Dublin [after John's death, 18 12] 
for some years preceding the year 1820, when he removed with 



Io6 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

his family to Montgomery county, Md., where he Hved until his 
death. His life's occupation was that of a farmer. He had ten 
children [as below]. All of the children living [1892] are 
residing in Montgomery county, Md., except Edward, who is in 
Iowa. All the children except Jonathan married, and all who 
married had children, except Edith, who died at the birth of her 
first child, which died with her." 

V. Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Shoemaker : 

237. George, 6. 12. 27, 1799, d. 10. 12, 1838. P 

238. Isaac, i. 8. 17, 1802, d. 8. 10, 1883. P 

239. Edith, 6. 4. 9, 1805, d. 2. 4, 1833. ^ 

240. David, i. 10. I, 1807, d. 12. 6, 1886. ^ 

241. Jonathan, d. 7. 20, 1810, d. 5. 17, 1877, unm. 

242. Charles, 6. 4. 3, 1813. d. ^ 

243. Jesse, 6. 12. 6, 1815, d. 12. 14, 1887. ^ 

244. Samuel, 6. 7. i, 1818, d. 11. 18, 1891. ^ 

245. Edward, 6. i. 26, 1821. d. ^ 

246. Rachel, i. 5. 10, 1823. ^ 

IV. (81) Abraham Shoemaker, son of George and Edith 
(Spencer) Shoemaker, was born Tenth month i, 1772, and 
died Eleventh month 25, 1842. He married (247) Martha 
Webster, daughter of Naylor and Martha. Martha was 
born Seventh month 18, 1773, and died Third month 31, 1836. 
Horsham Monthly Meeting records show that Abraham and 
Martha declared their intentions of marriage, Eighth month 27, 
1800. They removed to Lancaster county, Pa., then to Mont- 
gomery county, Md., and finally settled in Loudoun county, Va. 

V. Children of Abraham and Martha Shoemaker ■ 

248. Naylor, b. 6. 21, 1801, m. Sarah Tate. ^ 

249. Eliza, b. 10. 3, 1802, d. 7. 8, 1875, unm. 

250. Hannah, b. 11. 3, 1806, d. 9. 21, 1859, m. John Young. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 107 

251. Rachel, b. 8. 13, 1808, d. 11. 20, 1861, m. Joseph Gibson, and 
had issue : Clementina, Webster, Laura, m. Charles Moore, 
Ella (Richmond, Indiana). 

252. Edith, b. 6. 17, 1810, d. 3. 2, 1885, unm. 

253. Sarah, b. 7. 6, 1813, d. 10. 10, 1892, unm. 

254. Samuel, b. 6. 8, 1815, d. 11. 12, 1885, ot. Catherine Bell. 
" His widow and children are living in Kansas." (Mem. 1891.) 

255. Basil W., b. 10. 28, 1817, m. Caroline Thomas. ^ 

256. George W., b. 8. 27, 1820, d. 3. 20, 1868, unvi. 

IV. (85) Levi Roberts, physician, son of Jonathan and (18) 
Mary, was born in Willistown township, Chester county, Pa., 
Twelfth month 26, 1777. He married (257), Lydia Sharp- 
LES, daughter of William and Ann, Twelfth month 9, 1799. 
He studied medicine with Dr. Peter Yarnall, of Hatboro', 
Montgomery county. Pa., but Dr. Yarnall dying, Levi completed 
his studies with Dr. 'Samuel Lukens, of or near Sandy Spring, 
Md. He first practiced in East Goshen, Chester county. Pa., 
afterward in Willistown, and later at or near what is now known 
as Lincoln University, below Oxford ; subsequently removing to 
Friendsville, Susquehanna county, where he died of pleurisy, 
Eighth month 20, 1825. His widow removed to West Chester, 
Pa., where she died Second month 15, 1844. Both were mem- 
bers of the Society of Friends. 

V. Children of Levi and Lydia Roberts : 

258. Mary Ann. b. 8. 21, 1803, d. 1883, ;«. 11. 27, 1828, William Kin- 
nard, b. 2. 28, 1807, and had issue, surname Kinnard, Benjamin 
R. , d. in childhood, Anne T., m. Edward Porter, Gulielma, d. in 
childhood, Charles. 

259. William S., b. 10. 22, 1804, d. 1890, m. 5. i, 1829, Eliza Clark, 
of Dublin, Ireland, and 2nd, Jane Johnson, 7. 30, 1862. Issue, 
William Johnson. 



Io8 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

260. Ann, b. 7. 13, 1807, d. 8. 17, 1889, m. i. 9, 1825, Abraham 
Marshall, ^.3. i, 1799, and had issue, surname Marshall, Mira 
Louise, Henry, Caroline, Nathan S., Lydia Ann. 

261. Benjamin Rush, b. 5. 7, 1810, d. at Sandy Spring, Md., 11. 28, 
1880. He was a prominent member of the Society of Friends, 
and especially interested in the work for the Indians, under the 
"Peace Policy" of President Grant, 1869-1877, being asso- 
ciated in this with Samuel M. Janney, Benjamin Hallowell, and 
others. He was by profession a druggist, and carried on the 
business successfully in Baltimore, removing to Sandy Spring, 
Md., in 185 1, where he devoted his attention to agriculture, 
practically and scientifically. His death was caused by pneu- 
monia, due to a 1 2-mile ride in a public stage, in his Indian 
work. His wife, Mary, was the eldest daughter of John Needles, 
of Baltimore, a prominent citizen and philanthropist. She was 
born 5. 31, 1812. They were married 10. 10, 1836. Of their 
home at " Sherwood," Sandy Spring, a servant there said that 
' ' if people were not nice when they came there, they got so be- 
fore they left." (Farquhar's "Annals of Sandy Spring.") He 
left no issue. 

262. Howard, b. 9. 3, iZ\i,d. 11. 6, 1887, in. 5. 14, 1834, Henrietta 
Debell, of Chester, Pa., and had twelve children : William R., 
Evaline, d. in childhood ; Lydia Ann, Adahne Suplee, Elma 
Townsend, Elizabeth Suplee, d. in childhood ; Howard Debell, 
d, in childhood ; Sarah Suplee, d. in infancy ; Howard Debell 
(2d), d. in infancy ; Emily Frances, Edward Hinkson, George, d. 
in infancy. 

263. Robert Barclay, b. 12. 3, 1814, d. 3. 17, 1896, 7n., 1838, Ann Sill 
Johnson, and had issue : R. Levi, Anna Mary, Hannah Elizabeth, 
Augusta B. 

264. Hannah Sharpies, b.i.i, 1818, d. 10.6, 1887, m., ist, 6.20, 1835, 
Louis W. H. Kervey, (from Stuttgart, Germany, son of Louis Ker- 
vey, a German army officer), and had issue, surname Kervey, three 
children : (i) Theresa Lavinia, b. 2. 7, 1836, d. 2. 7, 1854, unm.; 
(2) Anna Gertrude, b. 5. 19, 1847, »'■ F. S. Hickman, of West 
Chester, Pa. , and has issue four children ; (3) Harry Rush, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY IO9 

druggist, West Chester, Pa., b. 5. 15, 1850, m. Mary Marcy Baily, 
daughter of Dr. Elisha Ingram Baily, surgeon United States 
army, retired, and has issue two children. — Hannah m., 2nd, 
Samuel King Hammond, West Chester, Pa. ; no issue. 
265. Alfred Clarkson, b. 6. 20, 1821, m. 5. 11, 1842, Elizabeth Mc- 
Bride, and had issue: Mary Helen, George A., Rachel A., 
Lavinia. 

IV. (86) Rachel Roberts, daughter of Jonathan and Mary 
(Spencer) Roberts, born Seventh month 27, 1779, died Sixth 
month 12, 1863, married (266) Matthew Conard. They 
had one son, (267) Charles S., born Third month 20, 1820, 
died Eighth month 10, 1821. 



IV. (87) George Roberts, son of Jonathan and Maiy 
(Spencer) Roberts, born Tenth month 30, 1781, died Fourth 
month 3, i860, married Eleventh month 12, 1807, (268) 
Alice Fell, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth. Thomas 
Fell was the son of John, who was the son of Joseph Fell, 
who emigrated from Cumberland, England, 1705, and settled 
in Buckingham, Bucks county, Pa. Thomas Fell was a 
blacksmith by trade, and is said to have shod the horses of 
the American army, in the Revolution, " and Washington 
would have no one but him to shoe his own horse." ' In 1788 
he removed to Penn township, Chester county. Pa. Alice 
was his oldest child, in a family of ten. Her mother, Eliza- 
beth Fell, was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Kinsey. 
Alice was born First month 14, 1783, and died, in Wilmington, 
Del, Seventh month 15, 1870. George was a farmer by 
occupation, and lived for many years near Avondale, Chester 

1 " Genealogy of the Fell Family," by Sarah M. Fell, p. 46. 



no THE SPENCER FAMlLY 

county, Pa. He removed to Wilmington in 1854. In the 
Memoir of Louisa J. Roberts, (wife of George and Alice's son 
Spencer — see below), she says, in her Journal : 

"Fourth month 8, i860. — Father Roberts departed this life 
in Wilmington, Del., on the 3d of this month, in his 79th year. 
On Fifth-day following we assembled in New Garden meeting- 
house, Chester County, Pa., to pay the last sad rites to one who 
had by his many virtues and close relationship endeared himself 
to us. As we rode back to Wilmington, I recalled to mind the 
many times the dear old man had traveled that road on our ac- 
count, and how the tediousness of the journey had been en- 
livened by his cheerful, animated conversation. His children may 
well be proud to call him father, and his grandchildren need 
never fear that the mention of his name will in any way dim the 
lustre of their station, be it ever so exalted." 

V. Children of George and Alice Roberts . 

269. Joseph W. , b. 1808, ;«. Sarah Garrett. ^ 

270. Eliza, b. 1810, in. Benjamin Conard. ^ 

271. Rachel, b. 1812, m. Sharpless Moore. ^ 

272. Spencer, b. 1814, d. 1897, m. Louisa J. Raymond. ^ 

273. Evan, b. 18 16, m. Phebe E. Dowdall. ^ 

274. Rebecca, b. 2. 7, 1819, d. 6. 5, 1847, unm. 

275. Lydia, b. 182 1, m. Sharpless Moore. 

276. George, b. 1824, ot. Amanda Anderson. ^ 

277. Lewis, b. 1826, d. in infancy. 

278. Emily, b. 1831, m. Samuel G. Lewis. P 

IV. (88) Joseph Roberts, son of Jonathan and Mary (Spen- 
cer) Roberts, born Third month 18, 1784, died Tenth "month 
30, 1 84 1, married Fourth month 20, 1806, (279) Bathsheba 
French. She was bom Third month 15, 1783. 



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V. Children of Joseph and Bathsheba Roberts : 

280. George S., i. 1807, m. Lydia Grubb. 

281. Caroline, b. 1809, m. Garrett Williams. 

282. Matilda Ann, b. 10. 5, 1814. 

283. Franklin, b. 1820, m. Georgianna Wilcox. 

284. Susan H., b. 6. 20, 1824. 

IV. (97) James Spencer, Jr., of Upper Dublin, son of James, 
and (probably) Sarah, married May 9, 179S, by the pastor of 
Abington Presbyterian church, (285) Elizabeth, daughter of 
George and Elizabeth Smith. By the terms of his father's 
will (see p. 74), a tract of 25 acres and 43 perches of land, 
in Upper Dublin, was left in trust for him, it being the Charles 
Edgar property of later time. James and Elizabeth had 
ten children. 

V. Children of James and Elizabeth Spencer: 

286. Hannah, m. Jesse Cline, and had issue, " several children." 
Removed to New York. 

287. Josiah, W2. Cooper, and had issue three children. Removed 

to Illinois. 

288. Rachel, m. Jacob Ryner, and had three children, ' ' one named 
Spencer." Removed to Illinois. 

289. Samuel, ??z. Elizabeth Clark, and removed to Illinois. They had 
issue Dr. Cadwalader Spencer, of Cincinnati, Ohio, also George, 
and perhaps others. 

290. Sarah, m. William Ryner, and had issue Charles and others. 
Removed to Chester county. 

291. Elizabeth, m. Jesse Banes, and had issue, who were all de- 
ceased 1891. 

292. Anne S., ni. Enoch K. Morgan, and had issue three children . 
Lydia, m. John Maxwell ; John, m. Sarah (dau. of Charles) 
Jackson ; Tacy, m. 

293. Ruth, m. Rowland Robbins, and had issue Spencer, and others. 



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294. George, m. Mary, daughter of Joseph Detwiler, and had issue ; 
Gardette, d. without issue ; Lydia, m. John Jones, of Philadel- 
phia, now, 1897, of Gwynedd, Trustee of the Pennsylvania 
Asylum for the Insane at Norristown, etc. ; Anne, m. Harrison 
Walton, of Philadelphia, teacher, in the public schools of that 
city. 

295. John, m. Eliza, daughter of Jacob and Catharine New, and had 
issue seven children. 



IV. (98) Abner Spencer, of Upper Dublin, son of James and 
Sarah, born 1775, died Eleventh month 15, 1839, married, 
Seventh month 7, 18 14, (296) Mary, daughter of Peter 
Muckleson. Mary died Twelfth month 15, 1839, aged 61 
years, 9 months, 10 days. By the will of his father, Abner 
received the homestead place in Upper Dublin (see p. 74), 
and continued his home there. 

V. Children of Abner and Mary Spencer ■ 

297. Catharine M., b. 10. 10, 1815, in. Isaac J., son of John 
and Elizabeth Whitcomb, of Upper Dublin. Isaac was born 
12. 5, 1813, and ^. 7. 24, 1849. Their children were five in 
number, surname Whitcomb : (i) Louis Spencer, Justice of the 
Peace, Upper Dublin township, b. 12. 18, 1838, m. 12. 31, 1867, 
Sallie, (b. 4. 6, 1842), dau. of Jonathan and Isabella B. Shay, 
of Horsham, and has issue, Kate S., b. 1869, S. Belle, b. 1871 , 
(2) Abner Spencer, b. 2. 20, 1840, d. 2. 15, 1884, m. 4. 30, 
1863, M. Louisa, [b. 7. 16, 1843, d. 7. 14, 1885), dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Susan Foster, and had issue, Benjamin Foster, b. i. 
28, 1864; (3) George Ross, b. 1841, d. 1842 ; (4) James, b. 
1843, d. 1843 ; (5) John, b. 1845, d. 1846. 

298. Louis, b. I. 29, 181 7, m. Elizabeth France, and d. without issue, 
4. 14, 1842. His widow married Bolivar Peale, of Gwynedd. 

299. Moses, b. 5. 18, 181 8, d. 3. 28, 1843, unm. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY "3 

IV. (102) Thomas Spencer, son of Thomas and Mary, of 
Bucks county, bom Second month 26, 1767, died Third 
month 20, 1841, married. Tenth month 16, 1803, at Wrights- 
town meeting-house, (300) Esther Worthington, daughter 
of WilHam and Esther, of Buckingham, Bucks county. Wil- 
ham Worthington, the father of Esther, was the son of 
John Worthington, who with his brothers Samuel and 
Thomas came from Lancashire, England, and settled in Byberry, 
in 1705. (William was bom 1732, married Esther Homer, and 
settled near the Forks of Neshaminy, Bucks county.)' Esther 
was the sister of William Worthington, who married (see p. yj') 
Margaret Spencer, sister of Thomas. The home of Thomas and 
Esther was in Northampton township, Bucks county, part of 
the original estate of his grandfather, William. Esther, after 
the death of her husband, lived there to an advanced age. 

V. Childreji of Thomas and Esther Spencer : 

301. Mary, b. 8. 23, 1804, d. unm. 

302. William, b. 6. 10, 1807, d. 9. 18, 18 19. 

303. Thomas, b. 10. 16, 1809, m. Rebecca W. Beans. P 

304. Esther, b. g. 17, 1813, d. unm. 

305. Lewis, b. 12. 28, 1815, d. 8. 14, 1825. 

IV. (105) Amos Spencer, son of Thomas and Mary, of Bucks 
county, bom First month 8, 1773, died Fifth month 11, 1851, 
married (306) Ann Brown, of New Britain, Bucks county. 
Ann died Fifth month 20, 1844, "aged about 70 years." 
Their descendants, says John G. Spencer's memorandum, 

1 See Martindale's History of Byberry and Moreland. William and Esther 
(Homer) Worthington's other children were Mary, ot. Benjamin Smith ; William, (see 
above) ; Jesse, m. Martha Walton ; Benjamin, m. Mary Welding ; Hiram, m. Agnes 
Walton. 



114 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

(i8gi) "constitute the major portion of the Spencer Family 
in Bucks county at the present time." They had nine chil- 
dren, of whom one died young. The others are given below. 

V. Children of Amos and Ann Spencer : 

307. Thomas B., 6. 6. 26, 1798, d. y. 1, 1869, unm. 

308. Sarah, i. 10. 21, 1801, d. 1882, unm. 

309. John G., m. Elizabeth Fetter. P 

310. William H., m. Sarah Search. P 

311. Charles, m. Elizabeth Porter. ^ 

312. James, d. 12. 29, 1809, d. 12. 21, 1871, m. Matilda Dunlap. 
No issue. 

313. Mary B., 6. 6. 7, 18 13, m. Henry Land, who died 1S91, in 
Philadelphia, she surviving. No issue. 

314. Isaac W., m. Louisa Jamison. ^ 

IV. (116) Edward Spencer, son of Job and Hannah, of 
Horsham, married, Fourth month 12, 1808, at Gwynedd 
meeting-house, (315) Mary, daughter of Cadwalader and 
Mary Roberts, of Montgomery township. Cadwalader 
Roberts was the son of Robert Roberts, of Gwynedd, whose 
father, Robert Cadwalader, came from Wales, and settled in 
Gwynedd about 1700. Mary was born Twelfth month 23, 
1780, and died Eighth month i, 1830. 

V. \Children of Edward and Mary Spencer ■ 

316. Cadwalader R. 

317. Agnes, »2. Josiah E. WiUis. 

V. (125) Charles Spencer, of Horsham, son of Jarrett and 
Hannah, born Seventh'month 30, 1780, died Tenth month 
29, 1862. He married. Eleventh month 16, 18 10, Mary 
daughter of William and Elizabeth Paxson. Mary died 
Fifth month 23, 1872. 



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"S 



VI. Children of Charles and Mary Spencer -• 
318. Elizabeth L., 6. 7. 15, 1812, m. 4. 8, 1841, Thomas Dutton, (who 
d. 4. 6, 1849), son of Thomas and Sarah J., of Aston, Delaware 
county, Pa., and had issue, surname Dutton, four children : 
(i) Charles Spencer, b. 12. 8, 1842, d. 10. 12, 1867 ; (2) Han- 
nah, b. 12. 29, 1843, d., (also her infant), 3. 21, 1869, m. 9. 5, 
1867, H. C. Ellis; (3) Thomas, b. 6. 16, 1846, m. 6. 19, 1867, 
Emma F, Kinsey ; (4) Georg-e, b. 8. 24, 1848, d. 10. 26, 1848. 
Ruth'Anna, b. 4. 20, 18 14. 
Ellen, b. 12. 20, 181 5. 
Hannah, b. 11. 28, 1817, d. 
Sabilla, b. 10. 14, 1819, d. 7 
Anna, b. 5. 29, 1823, vi. i. 



319 
320 

321, 

322, 

323 

324- 



26, 1840. 

17, 1842. 

II, 1866, Joshua Cope, son of 
Caleb and Hannah, of Montgomery county, Pa. No issue. 
Mary B., b. 5. 5, 1833, m. 5. 15, 1857, Edward Reeve, son of 
John and Priscilla Reeve, of Medford, N. J., and had issue, sur- 
name Reeve: Edith S., b. 1858, John N., b. i860. 

V. (131) Joseph Spencer, of New London, son of Samuel 
and Mary, bom Seventh month 3, 1776, died First month 2, 
1845, married, 1800, Rebecca Good, (324.0) daughter of 
Francis, of Londongrove. Some facts about Joseph are 
given, (p. 85) in connection with the account of his parents. 
A family memcrandum furnished me says : " They settled in 
New London, on property belonging to his father, and there 
he lived and died. He performed well his several duties. In the 
division of the Society of Friends, 1827, he chose the 'Ortho- 
dox ' side of the body. He died near the close of his 69th year, 
having labored for several years under a progressive attack of 
paralysis agitans, or shaking palsy." 

VI. Children of Joseph and Rebecca : 

325. Rachel, b. 1803, d. 1851, in. Joel Thompson. ^ 

326. Elizabeth, b. 2. 2, 1805, d. 10. 2, 1891, m., 1829, Israel 
Hughes, and 2d, 1862, William Richards. 



Ii6 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

327. Ann, b. and d. 1807. 

328. Miriam, b. 8. 21, 1808. 

329. Mary Ann, b. 2. 24, 1812. 

330. Sarah, ^. 1818, m. Henry Townsend. P 

V. (132) Jonathan Spencer, of New London, son of Samuel 
and Mary, born Second month 20, 1778, died Twelfth 
month 19, 1 84 1, married, 18 14, Lydia Michener, (330a) 
born Eleventh month 13, 1788, died Sixth month 25, 1868. 
Reference to Jonathan has been made, page 85. " He was 
an enterprising man, a kind neighbor, and good citizen. 
With a large family, his attention was closely given to his pri- 
vate affairs, which prevented his entering much into social enjoy- 
ments, or religious duties, until deprived by disability of strength 
to attend to business. He died of paralysis in his sixty-ninth 
year," — at the same age as his brother Joseph. 

VI. Children of Jonathan and Lydia Spencer: 

331. Alice, b. 3. 22, 1815, d. 7. 31, 1824. 

332. Samuel, b. 1816, d. 1890, m. Phebe Pennock. ^ 

333. Phebe Ann, b. 1818, d. 1819. 

334. Jesse, b. 2. 22, 1820, ^. 3. i, 1824. 

335. Sidney, b. 10. 15, 1822, d. 7. 28, 1824. 

336. Jesse, b. 1824, m. Margaretta Chalfant. ^ 

337. Rachel, b. 1826, d. 1884, m. James Michener. ^ 

338. Alice M. b. 1829, m. Harry Stackhouse. ^ 

339. Davis, b. 1831, »2. Sarah Biles. P 

340. Phebe, b. 1834, m. John P. Biles. ^ 

V. (133) Asa Spencer, of New London, son of Samuel and 
Mary, born Eighth month 20, 1780, died Eighth month 2, 
1862, married, 1st, 1803, (340a) Hannah Good, who died 
Second month 15, 1815, and 2d, 1817, (340i5) Ann Mercer, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 11/ 

who survived him, dying Sixth month 6, 1868. Hannah 
was the daughter of Thomas and Esther Good, of London- 
derry, Chester Co., Pa. She died of puerperal fever, having 
had six children, of whom but three survived her, the youngest 
(not named below) dying with the mother. Ann, the second 
wife, was the daughter of David and Elizabeth Mercer, of New 
London. 

VI. Children of Asa and Hannah Spencer : 

341. John, i. 12. 13, 1804, d. 8. 26, 1808. 

342. Maria, 6. 1S06, d. 1882, m. Joshua B. Pusey. ^ 

343. Jesse, 6. 10. 10, 1808, d. 12. 15, 1811. 

344. Louisa, i. 11. 15, 1810, d. 2. 7, 1877, »'■. 1843, Lewis Paxson, 
and had issue, surname Paxson: Emma, b. 1844, d. 1854; 
Mary M., b. 1846, d. 1852 ; Edward, b. 1850, d. 1852. 

345. Jarrett, b. 1812, d. 1888, m. Elizabeth Smock. ^ 

VI. Children of Asa and Aftn Spencer : 

346. Ehzabeth Ann, b. 1818, d. 1886, ?«. Linton Stevens. P 

347. Hannah C, b. 1820, m. Richard White. ^ 

348. Mary J., b. 1822, m. Jesse Stevens. ^ 

349. David H., b. 1826, d. 1891, m. Maria Chalfant. ^ 

350. Miranda H., b. 5. 29, 1828, in. 1865, James Hatton, {b. 12. 22, 
1827), and had issue, surname Hatton: Samuel, b. 1866; 
Wilmer, b. 1868 ; Jesse, b. 1869, d. 1870. 

351. Aaron, b. 1830, ;k. Leah L. CrowelL P 

352. Susanna J., b. 1833, d. 1888, in. James K. Taylor. ^ 

V. (137) Sarah Spencer, of New London, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary, born First month 24, 1789, died First 
month 21, 1843. She married, 1819, (352^) Ezra, son of 
Mordecai and Alice Michener, of London Grove.' Ezra 

1 " My father, Mordecai Michener, was a son of Mordecai and Sarah (Fisher) 
Michener. My mother Alice (Dunn) Michener, was the daughter of Ralph and Anna 
(Heaton) Dunn." (Dr. Michener's "Autographical Notes," Philad'a., 1893.) 



Il8 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

was born Eleventh month 24, 1794, and died Seventh month 

24, 1887. 

Dr. Michener, as will be seen from the dates just given, 
lived to his ninety-third year. In this long life he was dist n- 
guished as a man of physical and mental activity. He main- 
tained his home, from 1829 to his death, in New Garden, Chester 
county, Pa. He worked on the farm until twenty-one, and then 
studied medicine in Philadelphia. Of this he says, ("Auto- 
graphical Notes ") : " The obstacles, indeed, seemed insur- 
mountable. I . . had lived very much apart from the out- 
side world, had only Been Philadelphia once, and that for three 
hours. Then there was little intercourse between the city and 
country. My cousins. Dr. David Jones Davis, and his sister 
Mary were the only persons whom I knew in the city ; but their 
living there opened a door of entrance and afforded facilities 
that I could not otherwise have had." He entered the medical 
department of the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated, 
1 8 17, locating for the practice of his profession in the neighbor- 
hood of his birthplace. He was married to Sarah Spencer, 
Fourth month 15, 18 19. He says: "We were poor, but we 
believed we could be happy, and by industry and economy we 
could build up the comforts of life around us, and enjoy them so 
much the more. Such was the conclusion reached, and my 
father became my bondsman for a lot of fourteen acres, with a 
small log-house." Ten years later he purchased and removed 
to a small farm in New Garden, near Toughkenamon, where he 
remained. 

Dr. Michener was an ardent scientific student, especially in 
botany, an earnest and persistent advocate of total abstinence, 
and a voluminous writer. A memorandum preserved by him of 
his published productions, including newspaper articles, made a 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 1 19 

total of 497, of which 15 were books, and 23 medical reports, 
etc. He was in correspondence with many distinguished scien- 
tists, and he formed large collections in natural history, including 
specimens of birds, mammalia, reptiles, etc., a valuable herba- 
rium, and a cabinet of salt-, fresh-water, and land shells. A 
valuable work is his " Retrospect of Early Quakerism," in which 
are given historical studies of the meetings of the Friends in 
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, with extracts from official records 
illustrating the internal history of the Society. In 1855 he 
built a new house, and planted around it many choice trees, living 
" to see many of them attain surprising proportions. Several 
years previous to his decease, one of these (a Paulownia Imperi- 
alis) was cut down, and the trunk sawed into boards, of which, 
at his request, his coffin was made." 

To the memory of his wife, Sarah Spencer, Dr. Michener 
left a feeling tribute. " She inherited the meek and unpretend- 
ing disposition of her father in an eminent degree. Mild and 
affable, yet unobtrusive in her manners, those only who best 
knew her were able to appreciate her worth. Having passed 
thirty years under the parental roof, in the faithful discharge of 
those affectionate duties which we all owe to our parents, she 
exchanged with becoming dignity the relations of the child for 
those of the wife — of the daughter for those of the mother — 
with a full consciousness of the high responsibilities which de- 
volved upon her — and a prayerful concern to discharge them 
with fidelity — and she was mercifully favored to do so. A life 
so spent in the practical duties of the Christian prepared her for 
the solemn change that was approaching. When the cry was 
heard, 'behold the bridegroom cometh — go forth to meet him,' 
she bowed in submission to the summons saying, ' Not my will, 
but thine, be done.' After a short but severe illness, she, on the 



I20 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

morning of the 2ist of First month, 1843, quietly departed this 
life, and on the 23d was interred in New Garden Friends' bury- 
ing-ground, in the presence of a large company of sorrowing 
relatives and friends." 

Dr. Michener married, second, Fifth month 9, 1844, (352(5) 
Mary S., daughter of WiUiam and Hannah Walton. • Mary was 
born Tenth month 27, 1797, and died Third month i, 1885. 
Her mother died in 18 19, and her father in 1836. She taught 
school, "mostly in the vicinity of Kennett Square," 1836 to 
1840. " In the spring of 1840 she bought a house, located her- 
self at London Grove, and soon after opened a small school for 
girls, mostly boarders." Her marriage occurred (as stated 
above) in 1844. An obituary memoir of her was prepared and 
printed by her husband, (Philadelphia, 1885). She was an active 
member of the Society of Friends, an overseer, elder, clerk of 
business meetings, etc. 

VI. Children of Ezra atid Sarah Michener . 

353. Spencer, b. 2. 15, 1820, d. 8. 31, 1822. 

354. Ellwood, 6. 2. 25, 1821, m., II. II, 1847, Ruthanna C. Gilpin, 
^.11. 24, 1824, daughter of George F. and Elizabeth (Harlan) 
Gilpin, of Birmingham, Delaware county, Pa. Ellwood is a 
prominent citizen, an active member of the Society of Friends, 
a conveyancer, etc., his home being near Toughkenamon, 
Chester county, Pa. In a memorandum furnished the author of 
this volume, he says : ' ' We first settled in New Garden town- 
ship, adjoining our present home. After three years we removed 
to the home of my father-in-law, where we remained about five 
years, and then purchased a farm, five miles north of Wilming- 
ton, Del., and became members of that Monthly Meeting. In 

1 William Walton was the son of Jacob and Mary, of Buckingham. Bucks countj', 
and Hannah was the daughter of Isaac and Hannah Shoemaker, of Upper Dublin, 
Montgomery county. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 121 

1855 my father erected a new set of buildings on a part of his 
farm in New Garden, and removed to them. After the sudden 
decease of my brother Lea, in i860, my father desired us to 
return and take his place, which we did, and have since re- 
sided at our present home. ' ' 

355. James, b. 6. 11, 1822, d. 1. i, 1824. 

356. Spencer, b. 8. 14, 1824, d. i. 8, 1839. 

357. Lea, b. 2. 6, 1826, d. i. 6, i860, m. 5. 22, 1856, Susan Y. 
Shoemaker, daughter of Silas and Hannah, of Upper Dublin, 
Montgomery county. Pa. Lea was accidentally killed in a rail- 
road collision on the Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Rail- 
road, First month 6, i860. (Susan subsequently married David 
Foulke, of Gwyneddand Norristown, whom, 1898, she survives.) 

358. Mary, b. 2. 3, 1828, m. 5. 25, 1876, Joel M. Walton, son of 
William and Sarah. They reside (1898) in New Garden town- 
ship, Chester county. Pa. 

359. Phebe, b. 12. 22, 1831, d. 7. 5, 1890, m. 2. 14, 1866, George 
Webster, b. 4. 15, 1826, d. 3. 31, 1883. Issue one son, Ezra 
J., b. 9. I, 1871. 

V. (143) Jesse Spencer, of Gwynedd, son of John and 

Lydia, born Twelfth month 22, 1790, died Ninth month 30, 

1 84 1, married, at Gwynedd meeting-house, Fourth month 

24, 1 82 1, (360) Mary Custard, daughter of Joseph and 

Ameha, of Richland, Bucks county, Pa. Amelia was the 

daughter of Samuel Foulke, of Richland, member of the 

Colonial Assembly of Pennsylvania, 176 1-8, and her daughter 

Mary was thus descended, as was Jesse Spencer, from Edward 

Foulke, the Gwynedd settler of 1698. Amelia (Foulke) Custard 

died Eighth month 7, 1 8 1 1 . 

Jesse Spencer was reared by his uncle and aunt, Jesse and 
Priscilla Foulke, and lived all his married life in the old Edward 
Foulke mansion at Penllyn, in Gwynedd, now (1898) the Estate 



123 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

of D. C. Wharton. Part of this house was built in 1738 ; the 
property was sold 1854, upon the construction of the North 
Pennsylvania Railroad, by George Spencer, Jr., (son of Jesse), 
to Dr. Drinker, of Philadelphia. 

Mary survived her husband over forty years ; she died 
Eighth month 16, 1885, at Germantown, Philadelphia. 

VI. Children of Jesse and Mary Spencer : 

361. Amelia, b. \%ii, m. James C. Jackson. ^ 

362. John, b. 1824, m. Mary J. Rhodes. ^ 

363. George, b. 1826, d. 1895, m. Ella L. Shoemaker. P 

364. Lydia, b. 1829, m. Samuel Morris. ^ 

365. Anna, b. 9. 4, 1831, (of Coulter street, Germantown), umn. 

366. William F., b. 1833, m. Christiana Bradley. P 



V. (149) Sarah Spencer, daughter of Nathan and Rachel, 
born Third month 30, 1788, died First month 22, 1874. 
She married, ist, in 1806, (367) Hugh Roberts, (born Sec- 
ond month 16, 1782, died Third month 28, 1821), son of 
Amos and Margaret (Thomas), of Richland, Bucks county, Pa. 
Amos Roberts was the son of David, and grandson of Edward, 
a Friend, who came from Merionethshire, Wales, in 1699. 
Amos removed from Richland in 1791 to " Stenton," the Logan 
estate, Philadelphia county, and later purchased a farm, " Mount 
Pleasant," near Branchtown. 

Hugh Roberts was a miller ; he was thus engaged in More- 
land after his marriage, but in 1 8 1 1 he bought the historic 
Townsend mill, east of Germantown, on the Wingohocking 
creek,^ and conducted it until his death. A family tradition says 
that Nathan Spencer, his father-in-law, "helped him buy the 

^ See page 54, foot-note. It was called Lukens' Mill, in the Revolution, and part 
of the action in the Battle of Germantown occurred here, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 1 23 

mill," having been induced by Rachel, the mother-in-law, to 
take a favorable view of Hugh and Sarah's marriage, which he 
had at first strongly opposed. (They " ran away " to be married, 
and were consequently both " disowned " by the Friends.) Sarah 
was one of the earliest scholars at the Friends' School at 
Westtown, being No. 7 on the Girls' List. She was an ener- 
getic and capable woman, assisting her husband in the mill, in 
busy times, and learning to "talk Dutch," in order to deal with 
the up-country farmers, who brought their grain for sale, or 
" grist." In her later life, in the extended period of her widow- 
hood, her animation of manner, active mind, and pleasant con- 
versation made her a welcome visitor, while her skill in needle- 
work, — for which she made her own designs, — was notable. 

She married, secondly. Tenth month 12, 1822,(368) Joseph 
Hirst ; he was originally from Huddersfield, England, and by 
occupation a manufacturer of cloth. He died 1833. 

VI. Children of Hugh and Sarah Roberts : 
368a. Lydia, i. 1807, d. in infancy. 

369. Caroline, i. 1809, d. 1872, m. Charles S. Rorer. ^ 

370. Spencer, 6. 181 1, d. 1885, m. Elizabeth Y. Hagy, Elizabeth 
Ann Taylor. 3 

371. Margaret, 6. 1813, m. Gideon Lloyd. ^ 

371a. Edmund, d. 6. 30, 1815, d. 5. 20, 1866, unm. He was a 
miller, employed for some time at Brandy wine Mills, Delaware, 
but later for many years mentally afflicted. 

372. Hugh, i. 8. 5. 1 82 1, m. Alice A. Gallagher. ^ 

[Two children, Alfred, i. 1817, Maria, i. 1819, d. in infancy.] 

Children of Joseph and Sarah {Hirst): 

373. Joseph Josiah, b. 1823, d. 1870, m. Abigail Wharton. P 

374. Sarah Ann, b. 1825, m. Henry Van Horn. ^ 

375. Rachel Abigail, b. 1827, m. Casper Souder, Jr. ^ 

376. Nathan Elwood, b. 1829, d. in infancy. 



124 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. (i so) Hephziba Spencer, daughter of Nathan and Rachel, 

born Fourth month 26, 1793, died First month 11, 1879. 

She married ( 1 57 this Genealogy), her second cousin, Spencer 

Thomas, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Spencer) Thomas. 

She was born at the Spencer home, east of Germantown, and 

one of the recollections of her childhood was seeing George 

Washington and " Lady " Washington come there to call on 

Oliver Wolcott, and his wife, who were boarding at her father's. 

This must have been in the summer or early autumn of 1796.' 

The President came in his usual state, in the coach with four 

cream-colored horses, and after he and his wife had passed into 

the Wolcott apartments the little girl, Hephziba, ran with other 

children to peep in through the window at the distinguished 

visitors. " Why," said she, as she came away, " is that Lady 

Washington ? She's only a woman after all ! " 

Hephziba went for a time to the boarding-school at Wil- 
mington, Delaware, kept by Joshua Maule.^ She was married 
to Spencer Thomas, at Byberry meeting-house. Fourth month 
8, 1 8 18. Her father was then living at " Prospect Hill." Cousin 
Anne Pirn told the writer, at West Chester, 1879, that she was 
a bridesmaid at the wedding, being " waited on " by Henry Cope. 
Spencer and Hephziba lived after their marriage at the 
Poquessing mills, on the Delaware, (now Torresdale), and a year, 
1827-8, at Newportville, on the Neshaminy. In the spring of 
1828 they removed to his mother's inheritance, the Spencer 
farm in Upper Dubhn, (now Charles S. Paxson's), and Spencer, 
died there Sixth month 23, 1850. He was a prominent and re- 

1 The President was in Philadelphia from August 21, to September 19, 1796. 

2 This was a well-known school in its day, and was kept after Joshua Manle's time 
by Eli and Samuel Hilles, and later by Dubre K night. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 12$ 

spected citizen, a man of exceptional mental ability, a " great 
reader," and a student in many directions. His collection of 
books showed his tastes for metaphysics, philosophy, and sci- 
ence. Of many whom I have heard speak of him none ever 
varied from an enthusiastic testimony to his attractive manners, 
genial disposition, and well-informed mind. Hephziba survived 
him nearly twenty-nine years. She died at her home, where 
she lived with her son Mordecai, in Moreland (Philadelphia), 
and is buried in the Friends' ground at Upper Dublin, with her 
husband and children. 

VI. Children of Spencer and Hephziba Thomas .■ 

377. Anna Maria, b. 1819, d. 1864, m. Algernon S. Jenkins. ^ 

378. Mordecai, b. I. 16, 1821, d. 3. 31, 1893, unm. 

379. Sarah, b. 10. 30, 1822, d. 8. 9, 1850, unm. 

380. Caroline, b. 1824, m. Basil W. Shoemaker. ^ 

381. Lemuel, b. 1826, in. Drusilla Rowlett. ^ 

382. Elizabeth, b. 1. 18, 182S, d. 3. 3, 1864, unm. 

383. LydiaS., b. 3. 21, 1830, m. 10. 9, 1856, John S. Paul, ofBen- 
salem, Bucks county, Pa., son of Jonathan and Anne. Joh?i d. 
at Bristol, Pa., 4. 18, 1888.' No issue. 

384. Jonathan, b. 8. 7, 1832, d. 4. 18, 1863, m. 10. 11, i860, Mar- 
garetta N. , dau. of Peter and Lydia Phipps of Whitemarsh. She 
d. before him. No issue. 

385. Mary W., b. 1833, m. W. Henry Brown. ^ 

386. Hannah R., b. 8. 29, 1836, d. 8. i, 1854, unm. 

V. (152) Maria Sfencer, daughter of Nathan and Rachel, 
was born Eleventh month 14, 1794, and died in Philadel- 
phia, Twelfth month 5, 1879. She married (387) Richard 
Leedom Thomas. He was the son of Jacob and Rachel 
(Leedom) Thomas, of Bucks county. Jacob was a son (the 
oldest) of Mordecai Thomas, of Hatboro', of whom we have 
already spoken. Richard was therefore first cousin to 



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Spencer Thomas, (No. 157), who married Maria Spencer's 
sister Hephziba, (No. 151)- Richard was brought up by his 
grandfather, Richard Leedom, at Richboro', Bucks county, and 
learned his trade as miller and mill-wright in the Thomas mill at 
Poquessing, (Torresdale). He married Maria at Byberry meet- 
ing-house. Twelfth month 13, 1826.' After his marriage he 
was several years engaged in milling, and for six years, 1833 
to 1839, was a tenant at Mearns's Mill, on the west branch of 
the Neshaminy, in Bucks county. He removed in April, 1839, 
to the mill at Newportville, on the Neshaminy, and in June of 
that year suffered a disastrous loss by a fire, which destroyed 
the mill and its contents. His partner, William Penrose, was 
burned to death. The property loss was ruinous, and Richard, 
later, pursued his trade as a mechanic. He lived in Philadelphia 
the later years of his life. 

VI. Children of Richard L. and Maria {Spencer) Thomas : 

388. Nathan Spencer, b. 1828, d. 1890, m. Hannah Ann Iredell. ^ 

389. Isaac, b. 1829, 7n. Sarah Ann Harborn. ^ 

390. Rachel, b. 8. 15, 1831, d. 2. 19, 1888, unin. She was for 
eighteen years a teacher in the public schools of Philadelphia. 

1 The wedding festivity in that day, among the Friends, was an invited company of 
guests to dinner, after the marriage ceremony in the meeting-house. This took place 
at the home of the bride, but the invitations were issued, not by her parents, Ijut in the 
name of the bridegroom expectant and herself. I have one of the cards sent out for 
this wedding dinner. It is written in a fine old-fashioned hand, on a very small en- 
tirely plain card, 2% inches by iK and is as follows : 



Maria Spencer and Richard Thomas's respects 
to Spencer and Hephziba Thomas, and request the 
favor of their Company to dine at Nathan Spencer's 
on the 13th of the X2th month next. 

nth month 27th, i8z6. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 12/ 

She graduated from the Normal School, Seventh month 20, 
1849, having entered from the Madison School ; in 1851 she was 
appointed assistant teacher in the Jefferson Boys' Grammar 
School, Fifth street above Poplar ; in 1865 she was made Prin- 
cipal of the Jefferson Girls' Grammar School, and in 1869 she 
ceased teaching. She spent the closing years of her life at her 
home, a farm in Bucks county, near Woodbourne. 

391. Edwin, m. Gulielma Roberts, Clara Clayton. ^ 

392. Hugh M., b. 1838, m. Mary Emma S. Boyle. ^ 

V. (153) Thomas PiM Spencer, son of Nathan and Rachel, 
born Ninth month 5, 1796, died in Lower Makefield, Bucks 
county, Pa., Sixth month 30, 1879. He married, at Byberry 
Friends' meeting-house. Third month 14, 1827, (303) Ann 
Kemble, daughter of John and Charity, of Bensalem. The 
certificate of the marriage is in possession (1898) of Lemuel 
Thomas, of Philadelphia, his nephew. It reads : 

Whereas Thomas P. Spencer son of Nathan Spencer of the Township 
of Lower Dubhn, and County of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, 
and Rachel his wife, deceased, and Ann Kemble, daughter of John Kem- 
ble of the Township of Bensalem and County of Bucks, and State afore- 
said, deceased, and Charity his wife, having declared their intentions of 
marriage with each other before a monthly meeting of the Religious 
Society of Friends held at Byberry, [etc., etc.j Now These are to Certify 
[etc.] this 14th day of the Third month, 1827, they [etc.] appeared in a 
public meeting of the said people held at Byberry, and [following then 
the usual form of Friends' certificates. The signatures follow : ] 

Thomas P. Spencer 
Ann K. Spencer 
Beulah James James Townsend Nathan Spencer 

Elizabeth W. Knight Giles Knight Spencer Thomas 

Ann Knight James Bonner Hephziba Thomas 

Ann B. Comly Amos Wilson Richard L. Thomas 

Sarah Walmsly Yarnal Walton Maria Thomas 

Margery Knight John Roberts Jon'n Thomas 



128 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Margaret Walmsley Jeremiah Comfort Sarah Thomas 

Benj. Walmsley Joshua V. Buckman Spencer Roberts 

Isaac Comly Charles Walmsley Margaret Roberts 

Samuel Newbold Amos Knight Anna Maria Thomas 

Grace Wilson Rebecca B. Comly Jesse Wilson 

Tacy Townsend Beulah Walmsley Israel Walton 

Mary Wildman Martha Walton Susan Walton 

Sarah Singley (by order)Sarah B. Comly Charles Knight 

A sister of Rachel (Pim) Spencer, Hannah Pirn, married 
James Miller, and settled at Erie, Pennsylvania, and Thomas P. 
Spencer, in early life, probably before his marriage, made what 
was then regarded as an adventurous journey to visit the Millers, 
going from his home to Erie in a wagon, in which he lived on 
the way. In 1829, after his marriage, he bought a farm in 
Lower Makefield township, Bucks county, which became his 
home for the remainder of his life. His wife died before him, 
and he spent much of his closing year in visits to relatives. He 
was fond of the company of young people, to whom his genial 
and cheerful temper made him welcome. He and his wife had 
no children. 



V. (159) MoRDECAi Thomas, of Milford, N. J., son of Jona- 
than and Sarah (Spencer) Thomas, born Tenth month 16, 
1797, died at Bristol, Pa., Eighth month 2, 1854. He mar- 
ried (394) Grace Wilson, daughter of Jesse and Amy, ot 
Byberry, the marriage at Byberry Friends' meeting-house. 
Fourth month 9, 1828. He was a miller by occupation, and 
for many years successfully carried on business at Milford, N. J., 
on the Delaware river, the mills being subsequently operated by 
his sons, Wilson and Edward. He had removed before his 
death, to Bristol, where he lived on Radcliffe street, in the house 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 129 

in which his father had lived at the close of his Ufe. Grace sur- 
vived him ; she died Second month 4, 1887, at Phillipsburg, N. J. 

VI. Children of Mordecai and Grace Thomas : 

395. Wilson, i. at New Hope, Bucks county. Pa., 5. 28, 1829, m. 
Elizabeths. Egbert, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Van Syckel) 
of Hunterdon county, N. J. She was i. 3. 20, 1840, at Patten- 
burg, N. J. They have one son, Wilson Egbert Thomas, 6. 6. 
8, 1868. Wilson Thomas and his brother Edward, as men- 
tioned above, for many years, after the retirement of their 
father, carried on milling, etc., at Milford, N. J. Since the 
death of Edward (see below) the business has been conducted 
by Wilson and his son, as W. and W. E. Thomas. 

396. Edward, i. 12. 13, 1830, d. at Milford, N. J., 5. 8. 1896, ?«. 
Virginia Van Syckel, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Carhart). 
Their children were four : (i) Isabella, m. Rev. Horace D. 
Sassaman, and has issue, Dorothy ; (2) Frances, m. Dr. Thomas 
Craig Detwiler, of Lancaster, Pa., and has issue, Virginia T. ; 
(3) Howard Van Syckel ; (4) Susan Spencer. 

397. Frances. She married Samuel Thomas, Jr. , son of Samuel and 
Martha, (of Torresdale, and Philadelphia. Samuel Thomas the 
elder was the younger brother of Jonathan Thomas, who married 
(No. 59) Sarah Spencer, and was the uncle, therefore, of Spencer 
Thomas who married (No. 151) Hephziba Spencer). Samuel 
has been engaged for a number of years in milling, etc., at 
Belvidere, N. J. Their children are four : (i) Emma, m. Rev. 
William Harrison Decker, now (1898) of Lewistown, Pa., and 

has a daughter, Ruth ; (2) Grace, m. William S. Euckman ; (3) 
Herbert, (4) Clarence. 

V. (160) Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Jonathan and 
Sarah (Spencer) Thomas, bom Seventh month 20, 1800, 
died Tenth month 8, 1891. She married, at Byberry meet- 
ing-house, Fifth month 10, 1826, (398) Nathan T. Knight, 



130 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

son of Israel and Sarah.' Nathan was born Eleventh month 
25, 1796, and died Fifth month 18, 1853. Their home was 
in Lower Dublin, Philadelphia county, the " Ishmael Hall " 
place, where Elizabeth's father had lived. Both Nathan and 
Elizabeth died there, she surviving him thirty-eight years, and 
making her home with her daughter and her husband, John and 
Sydney Wood. This homestead property passed out of the family 
possession six years after her death. A paragragh in a local 
newspaper, August 14, 1897, made this announcement : 

' ' The farm on the Bristol pike, opposite All Saints' Church, Torres- 
dale, belonging to the estate of Elizabeth T. Knight, deceased, has been 
sold by the executors, William Taylor and John Wood, of Philadelphia, 
and Walter F. Leedom, of Bristol, to a Philadelphia syndicate for $47,500. 
This farm has been in possession of the family since the year 1800. [?] A 
new avenue now being opened from Torresdale to Bustleton, passes through 
the place." 

VI. Children of Nathan T. and Elizabeth Knight : 

399. Sydney, b. 1829, i?i. John Wood. ^ 

400. Sarah T., b. 1832, m. Edward Leedom. ^ 

401. Jonathan, (twin with Sarah T.), b. 4. 29, 1832, d. 7. 30, 1832. 

402. Ellen, b. 2. 20, 1835, d. 6. 4, 1874, unm. 

403. EUzabeth, b. 4. 4, 1837, d. 8. 26, 1839. 

404. Mary Elizabeth, b. 11. 12, 1839, d. 9.4, 1893, m. (2d wife of) 
Jonathan Thomas, son of Samuel and Martha, issue one dau., 
Ella Knight Thomas, b. 10. 10, 1878. 

405. Annie, b. 1842, m. ii. 12, 1872, William Taylor, son of Joseph 
and Anna Betts Taylor, of Lower Makefield, Bucks county, Pa. 
Their children, surname Taylor: (i) Herbert K., b. 3. 13, 
1874, m. II. 3, 1897, Elizabeth E. Thomson, dau. of Thomas 

' Giles Knight, of Gloucestershire, England, his wife Mary, and son Henry, were 
passengers on the Welcome, with William Penn, in i68z. The Knights settled in 
Byberry, and were among the first there. Nathan T. Knight (above) was the great- 
great-grandson of Giles, the immigrant. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 13 1 

and Mary E. Thomson, of Cheltenham, Pa. ; (2) Wilson T., b. 

3. 4, 1882, d. 7. 29, 1882. 
406. Julianna, b. 5. 22, 1846, d. 12. 29, 1849. 
[Three other children d. in infancy.] 



V. (165) Lydia McIlvain, daughter of Jeremiah and EHza- 

beth (Spencer) McIlvain, born Tenth month 4, 1795, died 

Twelfth month 28, 1854, married Twelfth month 6, 18 15, in 

Friends' meeting-house, Chester, Pa., (407) Edward Horne 

BoNSALi.,' son of Isaac and Mercy (Milhous) Bonsall. 

Edward was a conveyancer, of Philadelphia. He was born 

Fifth month 28, 1794, and died Fourth month 14, 1879. (After 

the death of his first wife he married, 2d, Third month 25, 

1857, Mary Buckley Hutcnin, widow of William Hutchin, and 

daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth W. Underhill ; Mary H. 

Bonsall died at Germantown, Philadelphia, Ninth month 12,1 870, 

her husband surviving her nine years.) 

Edward was a prominent Friend, and an active business 
man. In a notice of his death in the Philadelphia Evening 
Bulletin, May 18, 1879, (by Dr. James J. Levick), this paragraph 
occurs ; 

" The late Edward H. Bonsall, who died on the 14th ult., aged nearly 
85 years, was a remarkable illustration of the fact that the winter of life, 
as it is sometimes called, which is often regarded as necessarily a dreary 
season, may, notwithstanding physical infirmities, be yet a bright and 
happy one. For nearly twenty years a sufferer from attacks of angi7ia 
pectoris, a very painful malady, he permitted it to interfere neither with his 
pubUc duties nor his private social enjoyments. With a mind of much 

1 He was descended from Richard and Mary Bonsall, ofMouldridge Grange, 
parish ofBradbome, Derbyshire, England, who settled in Darby, (now in Delaware 
county) , Pennsylvania, 1683. Richard brought a certificate from the Monthly Meeting 
of Friends at Ashford, in Derbyshire, dated Twelfth month (February, O. S.), 22, 
1682. (See MS. Genealogy of the Bonsall Family, by Spencer Bonsall, son of Edward 
H., in Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.) 



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THE SPENCER FAMILY 



native force, improved by careful observation at home aild travel abroad, 
with great powers of conversation, and with a kind heart, he was in his 
old age a most delightful, genial companion, one whom the few left of his 
own years gladly welcomed to their homes, and whom the young sought 
as an intelligent, loving friend and associate." 

He was fond of and quite ready in writing familiar pieces of 
poetry for social use. A manuscript volume which is preserved 
in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Collections contains 
many of his pieces, copied by himself, beginning in 1818. One 
of these is a poem to Ann Mcllvain, his wife's sister, (afterward 
Miller), on her wedding day, and others are mottoes and verses 
for her album, and that of Sarah Mcllvain, (wife of Spencer). 



408. 



409. 
410. 
411. 



412, 

413 
414, 

415 
416 

417 



VI. Children of Edward H. and Lydia Bonsall : 

Spencer, b. 11. 30, 1816, d. 4. 14, 1888. He married at St. 

Luke's P. E. Church, Philadelphia, 5. 10, 1854, Ellen Crosby 

Martin, dau. of William and Sarah Ann, of Chester, Pa. Ellen 

was b. 12. 23, 1826, d. 12. 17, 1879. Spencer Bonsall was 

some time Surveyor of the City of Philadelphia, and several years 

Assistant Librarian in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

He had issue, William Martin Bonsall, who?«.,4. 3, 1893, Helen, 

dau. of Charles Frederick and Helen Klauder, and has issue, 

surname Bonsall, one dau., Eleanor Crosby Martin. 

William Milhous, b. 1818, d. 1819. 

William, b. 1820, d. 1823. 

Edward H., Jr., b. 9. 23, 1821, d. 6. 3, 1841. His death was 

due to consumption ; he was ' ' confined to the house nearly 

nineteen months." An obituary notice by his father appeared 

in The Friend, Philadelphia, 6. 19, 1841. 

Jeremiah, b. 1825, m. Margaret F. Hutchinson. ^ 

Charles, b. and d. 1827. 

Elizabeth, b. 1829, d. 1830. 

Jane, b. 1831, d. 1832. 

Joseph Hartshorne, b. 7. 7, 1833, d. 4. 9, 1876, unm. 

Jesse Maris, b. i. 15, 1836, d. 11. 11, 1841. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 133 

V. (i66) Eliza McIlvain, daughter of Jeremiah and Eliza- 
beth (Spencer) Mcllvain, bom First month 13, 1798, died 
Seventh month 19, 1874, married (418) Jacob Hewes, of 
Leiperville, Delaware county, Pa., son of Jacob and 

Esther. Jacob was bom Fourth month 5, 1795, and died 

Eleventh month 25, 1881. 

VI. Children of Jacob and Eliza Hewes : 

419. Spencer. 

420. Charles. 

V. (168) Spencer McIlvain of Chester township, Delaware 
county. Pa., son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Spencer) Mc- 
Ilvain, born Third month 27, 1803, died in Philadelphia, 
Twelfth month 13, 1889. He married (421) Sarah 
Crosby, daughter of John, Jr., and Sarah L. Sarah was 
born Fourth month 25, 1802, and died Twelfth month 21, 
1865.1 

V/. Children of Spencer and Sarah Mcllvain : 

422. Ann Eliza, b. i. 28, 1833, m. 2. 18, 1857, Edward Clark Diehl, 
of Philadelphia, son of William and Mary A. (Foucbe). 
Edward C. Diehl, b. 7. 22, 1833. Their children are : (i) 
Sarah M., b. 1859; (2) Ella Fouch^, b. 1861 ; (3) Mary, b. 
1868. 

423. Henry, b. 7. 20, 1834, d. 12. 27, 1893, m. Sarah C. Pearson, 
dau. of Edwin and Mary Ann, and had issue : (i) Spencer, b. 
3. 6, 1859 ; (2) Edward Pearson, (3) Henry. 

V. (169) John Spencer McIlvain, son of Jeremiah and 
Elizabeth (Spencer) Mcllvain, bom Ninth month 24, 1805, 

1 She was descended from Richard Crosby, a Friend, of Cheshire, England, who 
settled first in Middletown, in what is now Delaware county, about 1682, but in 1684 
removed to Chester, where he purchased property on Ridley creek, long known as 
Crosby's Mill. Sarah's mother, wife of John Crosby, Jr., was the daughter of 
William and Hannah Lane. 



134 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

died First month 23, 1880. He married (424) Susan 

Crosby Morton, daughter of John S. and Susanna, of 

Delaware county. Pa., (and sister to the wife of his brother 

Jeremiah).^ They were married Ninth month 2, 1827. Susan 

was born Fourth month 27, 1809. 

VI. Son of John S. and Susan Mcllvain : 
425. Edward Bonsall, b. at Leiperville, Delaware county, Pa., 3. 
17, 1830, d. in the Island of St. Thomas, W. I., 11. 13, 1856. 



V. (170) Jeremiah McIlvain, of Harford county, Md., son 

of Jeremiah and EHzabeth (Spencer) Mcllvain, bom Second 

month I, 1808, died Fifth month 26, 1893, married Third 

month 8, 1833, (426) Ann Crosby Harlan, widow of Dr. 

Ellis C. Harlan, and daughter of John S. and Susanna 

Morton, of Delaware county. Pa., (sister to the wife of his 

brother John). Ann was born Eighth month 2, 1804, and 

died Third month 29, 1866, in Harford county, Md. (She had 

married Dr. Harlan, Third month 5, 1824; he died Fifth month 

4, 1826, aged twenty-eight years.) 

Jeremiah purchased a tract of land, 283 acres, in Harford 
county, Maryland, in 1842, and made it his home the remainder 
of his life — fifty-one years. He was buried in the Friends' 
ground at Darlington, in that county. 

VI. Children of Jeremiah and Ann Mcllvain . 

427. George W., b. 7. 9, 1840, m. Rachel, dau. of Dr. Samuel and 
Susanna G. Ramsey, and had issue, John Morton, M. D., 
Bernard Stump, Henry Stump. 

428. Anne Crosby Morton, b. %. i, 1842. 

' Through their father Susan and her sister were descended from John Morton, 
one of the Signers, on the part of Pennsylvania, of the Declaration of Independence. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 135 

V. (171) Ann McIlvain, daughter of Jeremiah and Ehza- 
beth (Spencer) McIlvain, born Fifth month 4, 18 10, died in 
Philadelphia, Twelfth month 13, 1893. She married, 
Eleventh month 7, 1832, at Friends' meeting-house, Chester, 
Pa., (429) Levis Miller, son of George and Mary. Levis 
was bom Seventh month 16, 1806, and died at his home at 
Media, Pa., Tenth month 24, 1891, and was interred in the 
cemetery at that place." 

Levis Miller's father, George Miller, Jr., born 1771, 
married Mary, daughter of Isaac and Phebe (Pancoast) Levis. 
Levis received part of his education at Westtown Friends' 
School. At his marriage, 1832, he built a house on his father's 
farm, "Maple Grove," near Media, and in it his eleven children 
were all bom. In 1866 he sold it and removed to Media. He 
was many years president of the Delaware County Mutual 
Insurance Company, and treasurer of the Delaware County 
Institute of Science, which, with two of his brothers, and three 
other young men, he was instrumental in organizing. 

A memorandum furnished by Edgar T. Miller, his son, is of 
interest : 

" In i847heandhis brother- in-law Hugh L. Tyler, spentsome days in 
Virginia. They were entertained at the home of Ex-President John 
Tyler, also by Robert R. Boiling, who owned a large plantation below 
Richmond, and had more than a hundred slaves. The visitors were 

1 He was descended from Henry and Sarah Deeble Miller, who settled in 1714, in 
Upper Providence township, in what is now Delaware county. Henry came from 
Devonshire, and Sarah from Somersetshire, England. He died 1732, she ayear earlier. 
He was a member of the Provincial Assembly of Penna., 1717. He owned a tract of 
626 acres on Ridley creek, two miles n. w, of Media, and the house built by him is still 
standing, 1898. His son George (1716-1797) married Phebe, dau. of Thomas and 
Sarah Taylor Massey, of Willistown, Chester county, Pa. " In his early life George 
visited the West Indies as supercargo of merchant vessels, and was so impressed with 
the evils of slavery that he resolved never to use the products of slave labor, a reso- 
lution to which he firmly adhered during the remainder of his life. ' ' 



136 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

treated with much kindness during the visit. Little did they think 
at parting that in a few years the sons of the visitor and host would be 
arrayed in deadly conflict, on that same plantation — one on behalf of 
freedom and the other in the interest of slavery. But such was the fact ; 
Levis Miller, Jr. , lost his life in the Union cause, and Robert R. Boiling 
lost several sons on the other side." 

VI. Children of Levis and Ann Miller : 

430. Elizabeth Spencer, b. 1833, m. Joseph Bunting. ^ 

431. Edgar Thomson, b. 1835, m. Mary Haldeman. P 

432. Mary Lavinia, b. 2. 19, 1837, d. 10. 20, i860, unin. 

433. George Deeble, b. 1839, m. Ann C. Thomas. ^ 

434. Anna, b. 1 841, m. Joseph W. Hawley. ^ 

435. Levis, Jr., b. 2. 27, 1843. He d. unm., at a date not precisely 
known. A memorandum furnished by Edgar T. Miller says : 
"Brother Levis enlisted Oct. 5, 1861, as a private soldier in 
the 6th Regiment of Cavalry, (70th Regiment, P. V.), com- 
manded by Col. Richard H. Rush, of Philadelphia. Col. (now 
General) Chas. L. Leiper, who commanded the regiment after 
Col. Rush's resignation, speaks in the highest terms of my 
brother's qualities as a soldier and a man. Levis had been 
made a sergeant at the time of his capture, — in an engagement 
at Beaver Dam Station, Va., May 10, 1864. During a charge 
which he led to dislodge the opposing forces from a piece 
of timber, his horse fell in attempting to jump a deep gully, 
and the charge being repulsed he was taken prisoner. He was 
next heard from at Lynchburg, Va., where he remained a short 
time, and later was removed to one of the terrible ' prison pens ' 
in the South. One letter was received by his father, after which 
nothing definite was ever heard of him, and the presumption 
is that like thousands of others he perished in the prison." 

436. Samuel, b. 2. 25, 1845. 

437. Sallie Levis, i5. 9. 9, 1847, d. 6. 13, 1894, in West Philadelphia. 
She m. 4. 15, 1884, Clement William, son of William and 
Hannah Tyler Smith. Clement W. d. 6. 25, 1890, at Long- 
port, N. J. They had no children. 

438. Katharine, b. 1850, m. Albert Lewis. ^ 

439. Ellen, b. 1853, m. George M. Booth. ^ 

440. Hannah J., b. 1855, m. Joseph E. Mickle. ^ 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 137 

V. (174) David Spencer, son of Nathan, Jr., and Ann, bom 
in Loudoun county, Va., 1791, removed to Ohio with his 
parents when a child, married. Tenth month 27, 181 3, (441) 
Leah Pickering, daughter of John and Mary, of Concord, 
Belmont county, Ohio. David died at Cambridge City, 
Wayne county, Indiana, Ninth month 25, 1858, "aged 67 

years, 5 months, 6 days." Leah died Eighth month 30, 185 1, 

and was buried at the " Ridge burying-ground." 

VI. Children of David and Leah Spencer : 

442. Mary Ann, 6. 8.30, 1814, d. 5. 9, 1864, m. William Ken- 
worthy, and had issue two children, suma.me Kenworihy : (i) 

Phebe Ann, ;«. Dowd, and resides, 1898, at San Jose, 

Cal. ; (2) Amos, of Tigardsville, Oregon. 

443. Samuel, d. 1815, d. 1858, m. Ann Summers. ^ 

444. Phebe, 6. 11. 30, 18 17. "She married Joseph Smith, brother 
to the wife of Edwin L. Spencer, and has one daughter, Mrs. 
Clara Cope." (Dublin, Wayne county, Ind.) 

445. Nathan, 6. 1820, d. 1892. m. ^ 

446. Eleanor, d. 9. 20, 1823, d. 6. 9, 1870, m. Daniel Rulon. No issue. 

447. Rebecca, 6. 1825, m. Joel Kenworthy. ^ 

448. Edwin L., d. 1832, m. Latu-a F. Smith. P 

449. David, d. 7. 17, 1834, d. 12. 18, 1863, in hospital, a private in 
the 2d Regiment, Cavalry, Indiana Volunteers. 

V. (17s) Elizabeth (" Betsey ") Spencer, daughter of Nathan 
and Ann, of Ohio, born in 1792, in Loudoun county, Vir- 
ginia, died at St. Clairsville, First month 21, 1851. She 
married at the Friends' meeting at St. Clairsville, O., 18 16, 
(450) Ralph Cowgill, son of Isaac and Sarah (Fred) Cowgill. 
Ralph was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, Third month 3 1 , 
1794, and died at St. Clairsville, Twelfth month 4, 1851.' 

^ Ralph Cowgill was the great-great-grandson of Ralph Cowgill, who is believed 
to have been the son of Ellen Cowgill, who came to Pennsylvania in the Welcome, 
with William Penn, in 1682. The immigrant Ralph was indentured to Randolph 



138 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Ralph Cowgill was taken by his parents from Loudoun 
county, Virginia, to Belmont county, Ohio, in 1796. They are 
said to have " encamped, on the way, a year on the east bank of 
the Ohio river, where the city of Wheehng now stands, waiting 
for the subsidence of the Indian troubles." Later, they crossed 
the river, and settled on a farm twelve miles west of the Ohio, 
and three miles from the present town of St. Clairsville. His 
father gave him a quarter-section of land, being one-half of his 
own purchase. " Early in life Ralph became an interested 
Friend, and was an Elder, and for many years sat at the head of 
St. Clairsville Meeting." 

VI. Children of Ralph and Betsey Cowgill : 

451. Phineas, b. 1817, d. 1872, m. Sarah Ann Branson, Lydia Mc- 
Clure. ^ 

452. Jonathan, b. 1818, m. Rebecca Satterthwait, Mary Askew. ^ 

453. Jeptha, b. 1820, m. Amanda Mead. ^ 

454. Ann, b. 1823, m. Nathan Satterthwait. ^ 

455. Sarah, b. i. 29, 1826, unin., (West Branch, Iowa.) 

456. Isaac, d. in infancy. 

457. William, b. 1832, m. Dorcas L. Brown, ^ 

V. (176) Jonathan Spencer, son of Nathan and Ann, born 
in Loudoun county, Virginia, 1794, died near Bamesville, 
Ohio. He was a child when his parents removed to 
Ohio. He married (458) Sarah Cowgill. She was the 
daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Fred) Cowgill, and was sister to 

Ralph Cowgill, who married (No. 175) Betsey Spencer. There 

was no issue of this marriage. 



Blackshaw, of Bucks county, Pa., and married his daughter Sarah. Their oldest child, 
Absalom, was born 1690. (From E. B. Cowgill, Topeka, Kansas, who is compiling a 
Cowgill Genealogy. ) 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 139 

V. (178) Mercy Spencer, daughter of Nathan, Jr., and Ann, 

born Sixth month 16, 1797, in Loudoun county, Virginia. 

She married, in Belmont county, Ohio, Eighth month 20, 

1817, (459) Hezekiah Windom. They lived in Belmont 

county until 1837, when they removed to Knox county, 

Ohio; about 1848 or 1849 they again removed to Stirling, 

Illinois, where Mercy died Fourth month 30, 185 1, and 

Hezekiah died Seventh month 8, 1865. 

A biographical sketch of their son. Secretary William Win- 
dom, says : " His paternal and maternal grandfathers, George 
Windom and Nathan Spencer, removed to Ohio during the mi- 
nority of his parents, and were among the pioneer farmers of 
Belmont county. . . The home of Hezekiah and Mercy 
Windom was a humble one, but it was a home of purity and 
peace. The mother always wore the Quaker garb, and the chil- 
dren as well as the parents used the Quaker forms of speech. 
After he was grown to manhood, and as long as his parents 
lived, Mr. Windom, when visiting them, or i:i writing to them, 
naturally and easily resumed the ' thee ' and ' thou ' of his 
childhood. 

" In 1837 the family removed to Knox county, in the same 
State. . . In that early day Knox county was far removed 
from the great markets, and the lack of any adequate means of 
transportation kept the price of farm products so low that little 
money came to fill the family purse. But the poverty of 
Hezekiah Windom was ' the poverty of the frontier, which is 
indeed no poverty ; it is but the beginning of wealth.' " 

VI. Children of Hezekiah and Mercy Windom . 

460. Jonas, b. 1818,^. 1886. ^ 

461. William, b. 1827, d. iSgi, m. Ellen T. Hatch. ^ 



I40 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. (179) Abner Spencer, son of Nathan, Jr., and Ann, born 
in Loudoun county, Va., 1799, died in Cedar county, Iowa, 
Ninth month 12, 1861, " aged 62 years, 8 months, 29 days." 
He married (462), 

VI. Children of Abner and Spencer: 

463. Lydia Ann, tn. Absalom Cowgill. (Pasadena, Cal.) 

464. Ira, m. Mattie Pearson. (Pasadena, Cal.) 



V. (180) Sarah Spencer, daughter of Nathan, Jr., and Ann, 
born in Loudoun county, Va., 1800, married, Twelfth month 
2, 1819 (465) Thomas McCarty Foulke, son of Judah and 
Sarah (McCarty) Foulke, of Ohio.' 
Thomas M. Foulke died in Fourth month, 1855 ; Sarah 

died Tenth month 31, 1851, and was buried at Haskellville, 

Lawrence county, Ohio. (A family memorandum furnished me 

says her age was 5 1 years, 7 months, 2 days.) 

VI. Children of Thomas M. and Sarah Foulke : 

466. Samuel, d. in infancy. 

467. Ann, d. in infancy. 

468. Joshua, i. 5. 30, 1823, m. Sarah Ann Hatfield. ^ 

469. Milton, 6. 6. 23, 1826, m. Jane Connor. ^ 

470. Phebe, 6. 10. 21, 1827. 

471. Mary, i. 6. 17, 1830. 

472. Nathan, 6. 2. 26, 1834. 

473. Miles, d. in infancy. 

474. Silas, 6. 12. I, 1840. 

475. Eliza J., d. in infancy. 



• Judah Foulke was the son of Samuel and Ann, of Richland, Bucks county, Pa., 
and the brother of Amelia Foulke Custard. He was thus the uncle of Mary Custard 
who married Jesse Spencer (No. 143, this Genealogy). Judah and Sarah had a large 
family, and removed from Richland, 1818, to Miami, Ohio. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 141 

V. (183) Asa Spencer, of Spencer's Station, Guernsey county, 
Ohio, son of Nathan, Jr., and Ann, born in Loudoun county, 
Virginia, Third month 28, 1807, died Fifth month 8, 1876, 
and was buried at Barnesville, Ohio. He married. Second 
month 27, 1833, (476) Phebe E. Piggott, daughter of John 
and Eleanor, of Loudoun county, Va. Phebe was born Twelfth 
month 14, 1809. She is living with her son Frank, at the prep- 
aration of these pages. 

VI. Children of Asa and Phebe E. Spencer : 

477. Ellen Plummer, b. 1835, d. 1895, m. Phineas C. Cowgill. ^ 

478. Ann, b. 1837, tn. Emory Vinton Shipley. "§> 

479. Frank Sylvanus, b. 1841, m. Rachel Nora Lee. ^ 

480. Harry Lindley, b. 1842, m. Mary Elizabeth Paine. 

481. John Piggott, b. 1845, '"^^ Lydi^ G. Frame, Ella M. Needham. ^ 

482. Amos Peasley, b. 1847, m. Hannah Ann Kinsey.^ 

483. Nathan, b. 1850, m. Estella M. Leffer.^ 

484. Melissa, b. 1853, ;«. Justice G. Roberts. P 

V. (184) Rachel Spencer, daughter of Nathan, Jr., and 

Ann, born in Belmont county, Ohio, Second month 12,1 809, 

and died Eleventh month 20, 1881. She married. Sixth 

month 25, 1834, (485) William Craft, who was born in 

Burlington, N. J., Third month 16, 1792, and died at St. Clairs- 

ville, Ohio, Eleventh month 23, 1847. William was the son of 

John and Margaret Craft. He was a Friend, prominent in the 

Society, a storekeeper by occupation, (at St. Clairsville), and an 

earnest friend of the movement in opposition to Slavery. 

VI. Children of William and Rachel Craft : 
486. Mahlon, b. 1. 7, 1861, m. 7. 17, 1836, Margaretta W. Paris, and 
had issue, surname Craft: Frank, Nellie A., Laura F., Delia, 
and Marguerite. (Warren, Trumbull county, Ohio.) 



142 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

487. Anna, b. i. 12, 1838, m. 5. 22, 1889, Rezin Thompson. (West 
Branch, Iowa.) 

488. Margaret, b. 12. 4, 1840, m. 10. 12, 1876, William R. Clark, 
of Emerson, Ohio ; issue one son, surname Clark : Frank W. 

. 489. Rebecca, b. 5. 23, 1845, m. i. 9, 1862, Evan G. Evans, of 
Emerson, Ohio, and has issue, surname Evans: Arthur W., 
Austin G., Ella S., Anna C, Channing E., Marietta C. (Evan 
G. Evans is the son of George I. and Sarah (Griffith) Evans, 
and is descended from Owen Evans, one of the Welsh company 
who settled at Gwynedd, Pa., 1698.) 



V. (189) Sarah Tate, daughter of Levi and Edith, born 
Eleventh month 15, 1801, died Fifth month 30, 1885, mar- 
ried Naylor Shoemaker, (No. 248, this Genealogy), son of 
Abraham and Martha. Naylor was the grandson of Edith 
(Spencer) Shoemaker, and Sarah was the granddaughter of 
Sarah (Spencer) Nichols, so that both were great-grandchildren 
of Samuel Spencer, 2nd, of Upper Dublin. Naylor was born 
Sixth month 21, 1801, in Lancaster county, Pa., and died Third 
month 7, 1872. He lived nearly the whole of his life in Lou- 
doun county, Va., and died there. He was a farmer, a Friend, 
and a man highly esteemed. 

VI. Children of Naylor and Sarah Shoemaker : 

490. Levi Tate, b. 10. 18, 1832, d. 4. 19, 1866. 

491. Martha A., b. 7. 26, 1835, m. 2. 16, 1869, William HenryTaylor, 
and has issue two children : Caroline, b. 11. 22, 1870 ; Levi S., 
b. 8. 20, 1874. 

492. William T., b. 3. 15, 1838, in. 2. 23, 1864, Mary Ann, dau. of 
Samuel M.' and Elizabeth Janney, and has issue four children : 

iSamuel McPherson Janney, (1801-1880), of Loudoun county, Va., was one of 
the most prominent of the Friends in the United States, in the period of his active hfe, 
author of a History of Friends, Life of WilHam Penn, Life of George Fox, and other 
works. He was descended from Thomas Janney, of Cheshire, England, who came in 
1683 to Pennsylvania, and settled in Bucks county. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY HS 

(i) Elizabeth J., b. 6. 19, 1868, d. 12. 5, 1870 ; (2) Cornelia 
Janney, b. 2. 16, 1871 ; (3) Sarah T., b. 4. i. 1873 ; (4) b. 12. 

3. 1875- 

493. Abraham, b. 6. 6, 1840, m. Mary Kindley of Preble county, 
O., and has issue five children : (i) Susan Elizabeth, b. 7. 26, 
1867, d. ID. 20, 1871 ; (2) Daniel Naylor, b. 11. 16, 1869 ; (3) 
Levi Tate, b. 2. 15, 1873, m. 8. 18, 1897, Susan Gillingham ; 
(4) Martha, b. 6. 22, 1874 ; (5) Robert Furnas, b. 7. 6, 1879. 

494. Edith EUza, b. 6. 21, 1844. 

V. (196) Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of Isaac and Lydia 
(Walter) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Virginia, born Tenth 
month 3, 1798, died Fifth month 14, 1873. She married 
(495) William Wilson, and had twelve children, as below. 

VI. Children of William and Elizabeth {Nichols) Wilson : 
4g6. Martha A., b. 5. 9, 1818, d. II. 15, 1887, m. 2. 21, 1839, 
George Gregg ; issue one dau. Phebe, b. 9. 17, 1852. 

497. Lydia, b. i. 12, 1819, d. 7. 25, 1896, m. 12. 12, 1839, Armis- 
tead Gregg, and had four children, surname Gregg : (i) 
Octavia, b. 1841, d. 1842 ; (2) CaroUne, b. 1842, d. 1848 ; (3) 
Stephen, b. 1843, d. 1845 ; (4) Edgar, b. 10. 4, 1845, ^- Mary 
E. Nichols. 

498. Isaac, b. 7. 28, 1820, m. Theodate Pope, and had five children : 
(l) Folger, b. 1845, "'■■ Fanny Tyson, and has issue ; (2) Eliza- 
beth, b. 1846, m. Nathan Brown, and has issue ; (3) Laura J., b. 
1852, d.; (4) WiUiam, b. 4. 14, 1854, m. Elizabeth B. Smith, 
and has issue; (5) Franklin P., b. 12. 24, 1857, m. 1896, 
Elizabeth H. Hoge, and has issue. 

499. Sarah J., b. 8. 15, 1822, d. 7. 22, 1868. 

500. Hannah P., b. 11. 22, 1824, m. 5. 20, 1853, Nixon Brown, of 
Ohio, and has issue, surname Brown: Mary L., Harriet. 

501. Thomas, b. 1827, d. 1830. 

502. Jesse S., b. 2. 20, 1829, m. 5. 30, 1855, Rebecca D., dau. of 
Benjamin Strattan, of Richmond, Indiana, and has issue six 
children : (i) Henry, b. 10. 12, 1856 ; (2) Charles, b. 8. 25, 
1858 ; (3) Emily E., b. i860, tn. Albert R. Lawton, A. M., now 



144 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

of New York, and has issue; (4) William, h. 8. 8, 1862 ; (5) 
Eva, b. 1867 ; (6) Florence, b. 1875. 

503. Samuel, b. 1830, d. 1831. 

504. Mary N., b. 3. 15, 1832, d. 2. 14, 1890, m. 11. 18, 1857, 
Thomas Walters, and had issue one child, William, b. 1859. 

505. Elizabeth, b. 7. 16, 1834, m. 2. 22, 1861, William Gregg, and 
had issue three children: (i) Emma, b. 1863, d. 1888; (2) 
Laura, b. 1865, (3) John W., b. 9. 18, 1869, tn. Agnes Wood- 
man, and has issue. 

506. Miriam, b. 8. 10, 1837, m. i. 9, 1857, Mortimer Thompson, and 
has issue four children : (i) William, b. 10. 29, i860, m.\ (2) 
Charles, b. 10. 30, 1865; (3) Henry, b. 9. 17, 1870; (4) 
Blanche, b. 9. 29, 1878. 

507. Harriet, b. i. 5, 1840, m. 8. 30, 1887, John Gregg. 



V. (197) Thomas Nichols, son of Isaac and Lydia, of Lou- 
doun county, Va., born Third month 3, 1802, died in Seventh 
month, 1864, married (508) Emily Holmes, and had six 
children as below. 

VI. Children of Thomas and Emily H. Nichols : 

509. Lydia A., b. 3. 27, 1828, d. 1888, m. Albert Janney, and had 
issue three children : (1) Abijah, b. 4. 25, 1846 ; (2) Thomas, 
b. I. 4, 1850, d. 10. — , 1885 ; (3) Phineas, b. 5. 2, 1852, d. 6. 
— , 1858. Lydia m., 2d, Charles Hughes, and had issue one 
dau., Georgia, b. 7. 9, 1870. 

510. Isaac H., b. 5. 13, 1830, d. 9. 11, 1868, w. ii. 15, 1853, 
Rebecca Brown, and had four childrem : (i) Anna Belle, b. 
1855, d. 1867 ; (2) Ella Mae, b. 1857, d. 1867 ; (3) Laura, b. 
3. II, i860, m. II. II, 1885, G. M. Emerson ; (4) Morgan, b. 
3. 12, 1865, m. 12. 15, 1893, NeUie Wissler. 

511. Elizabeth, b. 2. 19, 1832, m. 2. 20, 1861, William G. Smith, 
and had three children: (i) Thomas, b. 7. 29, 1862; (2) 
Charles, b. i. 26, 1864, m. 2. 15, 1888, M. Ellis, and has issue ; 
(3) Mary E., b. 9. 26, 1868. 

512. Mary J., b. 6. 23, 1835, d. 8. — , 1865, m. Joshua Pusey. 

513. Joseph H., b. 5. 9, 1841, d. 9. i, 1884, m. Susan Gregg, and 
had issue one dau., Emma. 

514. Julia, b. 2. 8, 1844, m. 5. 26, 1887, Philip Thorp. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 145 

V. (198) Joshua Nichols, son of Isaac and Mary (Gibson) 
Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Seventh month 3, 
1805. He married (515) Naomi White, daughter of Levi 
and Mary (Holmes). They had six children as below. 

Joshua was a farmer, and lived where Thomas R. Smith now lives 

(1898), two miles from Lincoln, Va. 

VI. Children of Joshua and Naomi Nichols : 

516. Jonah, m. Martha Mifander. 

517. Miriam, m. Daniel T. Wood, and had eight children : Mary C, 
Maria, Lucretia, Samuel, Margaret, Clara, Laura, Daniel. 

518. Phebe, in. Jonathan Gore. 

519. Mary A., jn. Samuel Brown. 

520. Lucretia. 

521. William. 

V. (199) Miriam G. Nichols, daughter of Isaac and Mary 

(Gibson) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Sixth month 

8, 1807, married (522) Thomas H. Purdue, and had two 

children, as below. At Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, Va., 

Fourth month 11, 1833, Thomas produced a certificate from 

Bradford Monthly Meeting (Chester county), Pennsylvania, and 

he and Miriam declared their intentions of marriage. After the 

usual procedure. Sixth month 13, 1833, the committee appointed 

by the meeting, William Smith and Bernard Taylor, reported the 

marriage, and that it was "orderly." Eleventh month 16, 1834, 

a certificate was granted Miriam to Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 

Pennsylvania. " Thomas was in business at Shannondale Springs, 

Va., and then removed to Chicago." 

Vf. Children of Thoinas and Miriam Purdue : 
, 523. Isaac N., m. Elizabeth Doble, and had one dau., Charity, who 
m. George T. Bacon, and has issue. 
524. Mary Virginia, m. George T. Haines, and had issue three 
children : Frederic, Bessie, Herbert. 



146 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. (200) Joseph Nichols, son of Isaac and Mary (Gibson) 
Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Ninth month 17, 
1809, died 189S, married (525) Mary Ann McPherson, 
daughter of Daniel and Susan (Alstadt) McPherson, of Jef- 
ferson county, Va., and had six children, as below. Joseph lived 
at Mountain View, five miles from Lincoln. (A letter from him, 
in 1 89 1, to the author of this volume, is at p. 66.) 

VI. Children of Joseph and Mary Ann Nichols : 

526. Virginia J., ni. Elias Hughes, and had four children : (i) Mary 
E. ; (2) Clara V., m. Charles Hoge, and has one child, George ; 
(3) Daniel, m. Cosmelia J. Brown ; (4) Anna C, d. 

527. Rebecca J., m. Samuel N. Brown. 

528. M. Cornelia, m. Philip T. Stabler, and has two children : Vir- 
ginia M., Maurice J. 

529. Daniel M., d. 

530. Julia, d. 

531. Lucy A., m. James W. Janney, now of Chicago, 111., and has 
one child, Mildred. 

V. (201) Lydia Nichols, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Gibson) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Ninth 
month 15, 1811, married 1831, (532) Samuel Hatcher. 
They had seven children, as below. Samuel was a farmer 
near Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio. Lydia married, 2d, 

Tenth month 9, 1849, (533) James Dobbins, and had three 

children, as below. 

VI. Children of Samuel and Lydia Hatcher : 

534. Mary, b. 1832, d. 1890, in. 1849, D. H. Judkins, and had 
seven children : Linnaeus, Arretious, Arabel, Addie, Thomas, 
Wallace, Minnie. 

535. Isaac,*. 1834, m. 1859, M. A. Thornberry, and had issue: 
William, Clara. 

536. Hannah, b. 1836. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 147 

537. Miriam, i. 1838. 

538. Phebe, i. 1840, m. 1858, W. Thornberry, and had issue ; Vir- 
ginia, Belle, Charles, Lucy, William, Wilbur. 

539. Louisa, 6. 1842, m. 1876, William Harris, and had issue : 
Walter, Bert. 

540. Sarah, i. 1845, m. William Enseminger, and had issue : Emma, 
John. 

Children of James and Lydia Dobbins : 

541. Charles, i. 8. 1, 1850, m. 3. 30, 1876, Amanda M. Blakemore, 
and had two children : Willard, b. 1879, La-ur^i. b. 1884. 

542. Annie, b. 10. 20, 1852, m. 12. 23, 1885, P. D. Hunt, and had 
two children: James Browning, 6. 1886, Charles, b. 1888. 

543. James A., b. 11. 30, 1853, m. 3. 15, 1887, Ada Piper. 

V. (204) Phebe G. Nichols, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Gibson) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Fifth month 
14, 1 82 1, died Eighth month 24, 1881, married Fifth month 
6, 1839, (544) Joseph Mead, of Belmont county, Ohio, and 
had eleven children, as below. Joseph was a physician, and 
a minister of the Society of Friends. 

VI. Children of Joseph and Phebe G. Mead : 

545. Isaac J., b. 1840, d. 1841. 

546. William T. , 5. 4. 2, 1842, d. 10. 9, 1894, tn. 1867, Martha 
Hamilton. 

547. Joseph J., b. 2. 26, 1844, m. 1865, Susan Nichols. 

548. Charles E., b. 9. 10, 1845, d., m. Irene Potts. 

549. Mary Emily, iJ. 11.30, 1847,^. 3. 27, 1881, m. 1866, Isaac 
Haines. 

550. Marian C, b. 1849, d. 187 1. 

551. Julia, b. 1851, (/. in infancy. 

552. Frances J., b. 11. 17, 1853, d., m. 1882, Parley A. Collins. 

553. Phebe Ahce, b. 1855, </. 

554. Phineas Eugene, b. 1857, d. 1887. 

555. Aveline Ray, b. i860, d. 1886. 



148 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. (206) Amor Nichols, son of Samuel and Mary (Janney) 

Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Eleventh month 25, 

1802, died 1872, married (556) Maria Brown, daughter of 

Nathan and Nancy (Holmes), and had nine children, of whom 

four, Mary, Sarah, Philothea, and Kersey, " are dead without 

issue," (1898). The others are mentioned below. The family 

removed from Loudoun county to Ohio. The minutes of Goose 

Creek (Va.) Monthly Meeting of Friends, Fifth month 17, 1838, 

record that a certificate was granted Amor and Maria B. 

Nichols and their seven children to join Plainfield Monthly 

Meeting, Belmont county, Ohio. (The seven children named in 

the minute are Nathan B., William Albert, Mary, Lydia Ann, 

Eli, and Martha.) 

VI. Children of Amor and Maria Nichols : 

557. Nathan B., m. 1853, Sarah E. Hoge, and had seven children : 
William E., J. Wilbur, d., Clayton A., Mary ^., Flora M., 
Nathan C, and Jesse E., d. 

558. William A. 

559. Lydia A., m. John Taylor, and has issue : Allie, m., Lorin, d. 

560. Eli, m. Margaret Welling, and had five children : Hugh, 
Mattie, William, ?«. Daisy Dunn ; Eva, Annie M. 

561. Martha, m. John W. Cockerill, and had one son, Horace. 

V. (207) John Nichols, son of Samuel and Mary (Janney) 

Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Second month 11, 

1804, died Sixth month 5, 1884, married under the care of 

Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, Va., (the committee reported 

the wedding "orderly" at the meeting, First month 12, 1826), 

(562) Sarah Brown, daughter of Nathan and Nancy (Holmes), 

and had ten children, as below. John was a farmer, and lived 

near Circleville, Loudoun county, Va. 



\i. 7- 5. 1841. 



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VI. Children of John and Sarah Nichols : 

563. Eliza A., i. 4. 19, 1828, d. 10. 22, 1877. 

564. Harriet, 6. 12. 29, 1830. 

565. Samuel, /5. 1833, d. in infancy. 

566. Phineas J., 6. 1. 11, 1836, m. i860, Mary A. Brown, and had 
five children : S. Elizabeth, Martha J., Thamazine E., John, d., 
Flavius, d. 

567. Infant son, 6. and d. 1838. 

567. Martha A., d. 1840, d. 1841. 

568. Caroline, 

569. Cornelia, 

570. Maria, 6. 5. 27, 1844, m. William H. Brown, and has one 
child, Sarah Elma. 

571. Eli, 6. g. 13, 1846, m. Lydia E. Hewes, and had four children : 
Howard, Wilmer, d., Samuel, d., Alena. 

V. (208) William Nichols, son of Samuel and Mary (Jan- 

ney) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Seventh month 

24, 1806, died Seventh month 7, 1886, married (572) 

Catherine Tavenner, daughter of Joseph and Mary (White). 

William was a farmer, and lived a mile east of Philomont 

» 

Loudoun county, Va. They had nine children, as below. 

V/. Children of William and Catherine Nichols : 

573. Phebe A., b. 10. 10, 1828, d. 4. 19, 1891. 

574. Susan T., b, 5. 6, 1830, d. 3. 3, 1896. 

575. Thomas, b. 5. 20, 1832, d. 5. 8, 1865. 

576. Lydia J., b. 7. 20, 1834, d. 3. 8, 1896, m. John W. Piggott. 

577. William, b. 8. 2, 1836, m. Beavers, and had four children . 

Addie, Lillie, Thomas, Mattie. 

578. Mary J., b. 1840, d. i860. 
57g. Samuel, b. 7. 15, 1842, in. 

580. J. F., b. 8. 16, 1845, m., and had two children: John, Mary. 

581. Virginia E., b. 11. 7, 1847. 



ISO THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. (209) Phebe Nichols, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Janney) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Eighth 
month 2, 1808, married in 1835, under the care of Goose 
Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends (582) Thomas Brown, 

son of William and (Jackson), the latter from Frederick 

county, Va. Thomas was a merchant and farmer, at Circleville, 
three miles south of Lincoln, Va. They had three children, as 
below. 

VI. Children of Thomas and Phebe Brown . 

583. Samuel N., m. Mary Ann Nichols, Rebecca J. Brown. 

584. William, »2. Lydia Janney, and had three children : (i) Thomas 
J., of Washington, D. C, m. Elsie Palmer, of Baltimore ; (2) 
Samuel N., (3) Cossie J., m. Daniel Hughes, and has issue, a 
son, Donald. 

585. Mary Hannah, in. Edward J. Smith, and had four children : 
(i) Elizabeth, m. William Wilson ; (2) Mary Anna ;«. Edward 
B. Rawson, of New York, and has issue, (3) Bertha, (4) 
William. 

V. (212) Thomas J. Nichols, son of Samuel and Mary 
(Janney) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Sixth 
month 6, 1815, died Seventh month 16, 1893, married Fifth 
month 21, 1835, under care of Goose Creek Monthly Meet- 
ing of Friends (586) Nancy Dillon, daughter of Abner and 
Annie (Pancoast). Thomas was a farmer and lived near Purcell- 
ville, Loudoun county, Va. 

VI. Children of Thomas f. and Nancy Nichols : 

587. James W., m., 3. 20, 1866, Hannah Howell, and had five 
children : (i) Joseph V., (2)T. Plaster, (3) Thomas L. , (4) Craven 
J., (5) Larena May, ot. Herbert H. Thompson, of Mecklenburg 
county, Va. 

588. Annie E., d. 6. 15, 1895, m. 7. 25, 1866, Asbury Janney. 

589. Samuel E., ?«. ist, 5. 25, 1876, Mary E. Stocks, and had two 
children: Hattie, d. 1881, Annie, d. 1885; Samuel in., 2d, 
5. 12, 1886, Ella M. Stocks, sister of Mary E. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY ISI 

V. (216) Sarah Piggott, daughter of William and Mary 

(Nichols) Piggott, of Loudoun county, Va., born Twelfth 

month 13, 1798, died Fourth month 16, 1877, married (590) 

William C. Brown, son of Richard and Mary (Cox), the 

latter of New Jersey. William was a farmer near Hamilton, 

Loudoun county, Va. They had five children, as below. 

VI. Children of Williavi C. and Sarah Brown : 

591. Samuel, b. 12. 29, 1817, m. J. Virginia Taylor, and had six 
children: (i) MaryE., m. R. R. Brown, and had seven chil- 
dren : Leslie, Lily, Lucy, Mary, Anna, Richard, Carroll ; (2) 
Sarah Ann, b. 10. 18, i860; (3) Edwin M., b. 7. 26, 1862 ; 
(4) William T., b. 6. 3, 1866 ; (5) Walter, b. 10. 13, 1868, m. 
Mary E. England ; (6) Emma. 

592. Burr, b. -z. i, 1820, m. Mary E. Nichols, and had three chil- 
dren : (i) James W., m. Elizabeth Williams, and has three chil- 
dren, Mary, Horace, James; (2) Alberta J., m. Bushrod 
Piggott, and has three children, Mary, Albert, Hannah ; (3) 
Mayo, m. Maggie Alder, and had four children, Melval, 
Maurice, Ralph, Burr. 

593. Jonathan, b. 3. 20, 1822, d. 

594. Mary Elizabeth, b. 9. 18, 1824, m., ist, Daniel Nichols, m., 
2d, Samuel T. Ramsey, and had four children : (i) Sarah, m. 
Wilham Moore, and has three children; (2) James W. , b. 8. 
18, 1857, m. Alice Zimmerman, and has four children ; (3) 
Jonathan, b. 10. 18, 1859, m. Emma Thomas, and has six 
children ; Samuel, b. i. 16, 1836, m., in Kansas. 

595. Bushrod, b. 8. 25, 1829, m. Cecilia H. Taylor, and had issue 
five children: Oscar M., b. 1854, William, b. 1856, Laura, b. 
1861, Gulielma, b. 186;, Henry W., b. 1871. 

V. (218) Isaac Piggott, son of William and Mary, of 
Loudoun county, Va., born Tenth month 14, 1802, died 
Fifth month 2, 1871, married (S96) Rebecca Hatcher, 
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152 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

farmer, near Unison, Loudoun county, Va. They had nine 
children, as below. 

VI. Children of Isaac and Rebecca Piggott : 

597. Sarah Ann, b. 12. 20, 1825, m. JohnW. Newlin, and had seven 
children : Mary V., Samuel E., Lena, Elizabeth, WilHam, 
Catherine, Thomas. 

598. Mary Jane, b. \Zii, d. 1833. 

599. John William, b. i. 18, 1830, m. Lydia J. Nichols, and had one 
child, Dolly N., m. Leeds. 

600. Samuel H., b. 1832, d. 

601. Phebe A., b. i. 25, 1834, m. David Smith, and had four chil- 
dren : William P., Bella, Jefiferson, Samuel. 

602. Rebecca E., b. 11. 9, 1836, m. (2d wife of), David Smith, and 
had two children: Elizabeth, John. 

603. Mary, b. 3. 6, 1839, d. 3. 22, 1887. 

604. Ruth n.,b. 1842, d. 

605. Thomas H., b. 9. 12, 1844, m. 1st, 9. 4, 1872, Harriet A. 
Beaver, and had six children : Sarah E. , Thomas J., Dehlah, 
Martha, Samuel, Mary ; Thomas H. m., 2d, 12. 9, 1891, 
Dehlah C. Nichols, and has two children, Leonard, Paulina. 

V. (219) Burr Piggott, son of William and Mary, of 
Loudoun county, Va., born Ninth month 3, 1805, died 
Second month 4, 1852, married Fourth month 16, 1835, 
(606) Hannah J. Nichols, daughter of Thomas and Letitia. 
(The latter the daughter of Stephen Janney.) Burr was a 

farmer, and lived near Silcott's Springs, Loudoun county, Va. 

They had seven children, as below. 

VI. Children of Burr and Hannah f. Piggott : 

607. William, b. 3. I, 1836, ?;z. 10. 20, 1869, EUzabeth D. Holmes, 
and has issue : Emma H., b. 1872, Hugh H., b. 1877. 

608. Mary Jane, b. 12. 9, 1837, m. 9. 23, 1867, Thomas E. Taylor, 
and has issue : Emma, b. 1869, d. 1870 ; Henry Burr, b. 1873 ; 
Thomas Eppa, b. 1875, d. 1881. 



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609. Thomas, b. 9. 25, 1839, m. 10. 10, 1868, Sallie A. Brown, and 
has issue : William B., b. 1870 ; Henry E., b. 1873 ; Clara E., 
b. 1876. 

610. John, b. 3. 29, 1842, m. 9. 5, 1876, Elizabeth H. Love, and 
has issue : J. Burr, b. 1877 ; Fenton L., b. 1879. 

611. Isaac, b. 3. 30, 1844, m. 10. 21, 1890, Mary J. Thomas, and 
has issue: Stanley b. 1 89 1 ; Mary Hanna, b. 1894. 

612. Bushrod, b. 12. 9, 1845, d. i. i, 1889, m. 10. 25, 1882, Alberta 
Jeanette Brown, and had issue : Mary Elizabeth, b. 1883 ; 
Albert B., b. 1885 ; Hannah J., b. and d. 1887. 

613. Sarah Letitia, b. 185 i, d. 

V. (220) Elizabeth Piggott, daughter of William and Mary, 
of Loudoun county, Va., born Twelfth month 26, 1807, 
died Ninth month 23, i860, married (614) Richard Brown, 
son of Richard and Mary (Cox), the latter from New Jersey. 

Richard was a farmer, and lived near Hamilton, Va. They had 

six children, as below. 

VI. Children of Richard atid Elizabeth Brown : 

615. Isaac, b. \i. i, 1828, m. Mary E. Pierpoint, and had six chil- 
dren: (i) Richard H., b. 3. 2, 1851, m. Margaret Myers, and 
had issue, Daniel, Melva E., Samuel ; (2) J. Edward, b. 11. 4, 
1852, d. 4. 9, 1897, m. Gertrude Billet, and had issue. Mar)', 
William, Raymond, Morris, Bertha, Ruth; (3) Annie E., b. 
1^55 ; (4) Francenia, b. 1858 ; (5) Isaac L., b. 1861 ; (6) 
Samuel, d. 1S90. 

616. Samuel, b. 6. 23, 1831, m. Francenia Nichols, and had six 
children : (i)Ida E., m. Samuel Mosier, and had issue, Foster, 
Carl, Chester ; (2) Wm. Henry, in. Adella Monroe, and had 
issue, Harold, Mary, Elsie, Stella ; (3) Emma, d. ; (4) Flavins, 
in. Nevada Gardner, and had issue, Francis G. ; (5) Thaddeus, 
d. ; (6) Eva, in. Leslie Coomer. 

617. John William, d. g. 9, 1840. 

618. Richard Henry, d. 5. 29, 1837. 

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154 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

619. Mary Ann, b. 3. 22, 1838, m. Phineas J. Nichols. (See No. 
566, this Genealogy.) 

620. Sarah E., b. 12. 2, 1841, in. Daniel Shafer, and had issue: 
Mary E., in. H. Clifford Nichols. 

621. William Henry, b. 12. 25, 1843, m. Maria P. Nichols, and had 
issue, Sara Elma. 



V. (221) Phebe Piggott, daughter of William and Mary, of 
Loudoun county, Va., born Ninth month 12, 18 10, died 
Ninth month 20, i860, married (622) Lot Tavenner, son 
of Jonah and Hannah (Janney, dau. of Stephen). He was 
a farmer and lived near Lincoln, Va. They had seven 
children, as below. 

VI. Children of Lot and Phebe Tavenner : 

623. Ruth H., b. 10. 17, 1832, m. Joel Craven, and had issue, 
Mary A., b. 2. 28, 1858. 

624. Sarah E., b. 4. 23, 1834. 

625. Mary, b. 9. 10, 1836. 

626. William P., 5. 4. 11, 1838, d. 3. 8, 1889, m. Emma Foster, 
and had four children : (i) William L., b. 1866, d. 1892 ; (2) 
Robert F., b. 12. 14, 1868, in. Virginia Castle, and had issue, 
W. Brown, b. 1892, Graham, b. 1894 ; (3) Eva G., b. 2. 28, 
1871 ; (4) Jonah, b. 12. 31, 1872. 

627. Maria, b. 11, 18, 1839, ^- '2. 20, 1867, m. John J. Otley. 

628. Miriam, b. 9. 30, 1841. 

629. Amanda, b. 6. 20, 1845, 111. Edwin Beall, and had three 
children . (i) Anna L., b. 8. 10, 1869, d. 12. 20, 1892 ; (2) 
Harry C, b. 2. 17, 1873, m. Margaret Tavenner, and has issue, 
Maggie, b. 1897 ; (3) Lot L., b. 7. 30, 1882. 

V. (227) Samuel Nichols, son of William and Mary 
(Janney) Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born First month 
21, 1807, died Fifth month 23, 1873. He removed, when 



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23 years old, from Loudoun county, Va., where he was 
born, to Columbiana, O., and engaged in dry goods business, 
which he continued about fourteen years, and then went on a 
farm, where he remained until 1867, when he removed to 
Marshall county, Iowa, and engaged with his two youngest 
sons in the grocery business. 

Samuel married (630) Tryphena Hanna, daughter of 
Benjamin and Rachel Hanna. Benjamin came to Columbiana 
county, Ohio, about 1800, from Virginia; he was a prominent 
and active man, president of the Sandy and Beaver Canal 
Company, a Friend, "not much of a speaker," but " sat at the 
head of the meeting." His wife's maiden name was Dixon ; 
she came from the neighborhood of Redstone, Pa. " They 
raised a large family, seven sons and four daughters," of whom 
Tryphena was one. Her brother. Dr. Leonard Hanna, was a 
prominent man in Ohio, interested in public affairs, and the 
father of Marcus A. Hanna, now (1898) United States Senator 
from Ohio, who is, therefore, the nephew of Tryphena Nichols, 
and first cousin to her children, named below. 

VI. Children of Samuel and Tryphena Nichols : 

631. Benjamin F., 6. 1836, m. M. Lauretta Hessin. ^ 

632. William J., i. 1838, ?«. Elizabeth Potts. ^ 

633. James H., m. Althea Brayton. ^ 

634. Spencer Jones, ?«. Harriet Jones. ^ 

635. Rachel Alice, m. John Mills. ^ 

V. (228) Hannah Nichols, daughter of William and Mary 

(Janney) Nichols, born Eleventh month 19, 1808, died First 

month 2, 1872, married Fourth month 29, 1830, (636) 

Arthur Rogers, son of Hamilton and Dinah, of Loudoun 

county, Va. Arthur was born 1797, and died Eighth 



156 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

month 5, 1884. The children of Arthur and Hannah were 
eleven in number, as below. 

VI. Children of Arthur and Hannah Rogers : 

637. Mary C, 5. 3. 10, 1831, d. 8. 8, 1849. 

638. Hamilton, b. 10. 23, 1832, d. 10. 19, 1862. 

639. William, 6. 11. 6, 1834, d. 9. 16, 1836. 

640. Sarah D., 6. 12. 13, 1836. 

641. Martha, 6. 2. 3, 1839. 

642. Hugh, i. 1. 10, 1 84 1. 

643. Samuel, i. 10. 19, 1843. 

644. Thomas, 6. 3. 9, 1846. 

645. Arthur, i. 5. 23, 1848. 

646. William J., 6. i. 4, 1851. 

647. Elizabeth H., i. 8. 3, 1854. 

V. (230) Stacy Nichols, son of William and Mary (Janney) 
Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Twelfth month 13, 
1812, married Third month 19, 1835, (648) Martha Ann 
Brown, daughter of Nathan and Ann. (The marriage under 
care of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends. )i The 
same year they removed to Ohio. At Goose Creek Monthly 
Meeting, Eighth month 15, 1835, a certificate was granted 
to Stacy and Martha Ann Nichols, to Middletown 
Monthly Meeting, Ohio. Martha Ann died, (in child-birth), 
and her child also. First month 19, 1836, at Columbiana, Co- 
lumbiana county, Ohio. 

Stacy married, 2d, Ninth month 14, 1837, (649) Faithful 
Mercer. Both are now living, (1898), at Minerva, Marshall 
county, Iowa. They had eight children, as below, all born at 

'At meeting held Fourth month 16, 183S : Daniel Janney and John Smith, who had 
been appointed by the meeting " to attend the marriage of Stacy NICHOLS and 
Martha Ann Brown, report it was orderly accomplished." 



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Columbiana, Ohio, except the two youngest, who were born at 
Minerva, Iowa. 

VI. Children of Stacy and Faithful Nichols : 

650. Martha Ann, 6. 3. 24, 1839, d. 3. 19, 1894, m. at Minerva, 
Iowa, September, i860, Newton L. Hixson. (Kingsley, Iowa.) 

651. Thomas, 6. 4. 4, 1841, m. 10. 31, 1867, at Marietta, Iowa, 
Mary C. Ball. (Minerva, Iowa.) 

652. William R., 6. 11. 10, 1843, ^- 9- 25, 1867, at Greenmountain, 
Iowa, Amy Evans. (Bradshaw, Neb.) 

653. Warren, d. 8. 20, 1846, m. ist, 10. 30, 1868, Laura Dixon ; 2d, 
1890, Olive Townsend. (Minerva, Iowa.) 

654. Oliver, b. \. •], 1849, m. 3. 9, 1870, MattieE. Page. (Minerva, 
Iowa.) 

655. Sarah Alice, b. 12. 28, 1851, d. 3. 5, 1863. 

656. Horace M., b. 11. 25, 1854, th. Mary Tomlinson, Ida Ingram, 
(Hartland, Iowa.) 

657. Hannah Mary, b. 10. 8, 1863, d. 11. 8, 1864. 

V. (231) Jesse Nichols, son of William and Mary (Janney) 
Nichols, of Loudoun county, Va., born Tenth month 21, 
1814, died Tenth month i, 1883, at Purcellville, Va., mar- 
ried (658) Mary E. Brown, daughter of Nathan and Ann. 
The marriage took place in Second month, 1839, under care of 
Goose Creek Monthly Meeting. At this meeting, Third month 
4th of that year, Daniel Janney and David Brown, committee ap- 
pointed to attend the wedding, reported it " orderly." 

Jesse had previously removed to Ohio. Goose Creek 
Monthly Meeting granted him a certificate, Third month 17, 
1836, to Middletown Monthly Meeting, Columbiana county, 
Ohio, and when he was about to marry Mary E. Brown, he 
produced a satisfactory certificate from that meeting. They had 
eight children, as below. 



158 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

VI. Children of Jesse and Mary E. Nichols : 

659. William A., b. 1839, d. 1893, m. H. E. Anderson, andhadfour 
children, of whom the eldest, Caroline V., is living, the others, 
Mary E., Jesse, and Percy B., died in infancy. Williajn A. 
Nichols was a member of the bar of Columbiana county, Ohio, 
and for many years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of that 
county, occupying that position at the time of his death, 1893. 

660. Nathan, b. 1842, d. in infancy. 

661. Thamsin A., b. 1844, d. 1857. 

662. Edward, b. 1847, unm. He is a member of the bar of Loudoun 
county, Va., residing at Leesburg, the county seat, vice-presi- 
dent of the Loudoun National Bank, etc. 

663. Charles, b. 12. 19, 1849, ™- Louisa J. Fenton, and has issue 
five children ; Mabel, Nelly G., William Harvey, Edward E., 
Mary. He is a farmer, and resides near Purcellville, Va. 

664. Mary C, b. 6. 7, 1853, m. Edgar B. Gregg, {b. 10. 4, 1845), 
and has four children, Edgar B., ElmaV., Russell S., Horace L. 
He is a farmer, near Hamilton, Va. 

665. Alice, b. 1856, d. in infancy. 

666. Virginia, b. 1859. 

V. (237) George Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Ellis) Shoemaker, born Twelfth month 27, 1799, died 
Tenth month 12, 1838. He married (667) Mary Payne. 
He " removed to Kentucky, where he died, leaving eight 

children." The names of seven of them are given below, and 

all, a letter to the author, Eleventh month 19, 1897, states, are 

deceased, except William. 

VI. Children of George and Mary Shoemaker ■ 

668. Isaiah, d. 

669. Mary A., d. 

670. Jacob, d. 

671. Samuel, d. 

672. George, d. 

673. Charles, d. 

674. William. 



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V. (238) Isaac Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Ellis) Shoemaker, bom Eighth month 17, 1802, died Eighth 
month 10, 1883, married Twelfth month 18, 1832, (675) Ann 

Williams. He was a farmer, and resided in Montgomery 

county, Md. They had five children, as below. 

VI. Children of Isaac and Ann Shoemaker : 

676. Sarah E., b. 9. 21, 1833, m. Francis Greenwell. 

677. Elizabeth A., b. i. 25, 1836, m. Louis Parker. (Washington, 
D. C.) 

678. Louis E., b. 9. 10, 1837, m. Mary Eld. (Bethesda, Mont- 
gomery county, Md.) 

679. Isaac, b. 7. 16, 1840, d. unm. 

680. Phinehas, d. 

V. (240) Edith Shoemaker, daughter of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth, born Fourth month 9, 1805, died Second month 4, 
1833, married (681) William Councilman. Edith died in 
child-birth, her child dying with her. 

V. (241) David Shoemaker, son of Samuel and EHzabeth, 
born Tenth month i, 1807, died Twelfth month 6, 1886, 
married. First month 12, 1830, (682) Louisa Tomlinson. 

He was a farmer, and resided in Montgomery county, Md. 

Their children were four in number, as below. 

VI. Children of David and Louisa . 

683. Elizabeth, b. 10. 22, 1830, m. L. McCubbin. 

684. William, b. 9. 4, 1833, d., in., 1st, Martha Long, 2d, Martha 
Bohrer. 

685. Harriet, b. i. 8, 1835, d. April, 1897, unm. 

686. Edith, b. 7. 17, 1837, m. Rev. Dr. Black. 



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V. (242) Charles Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, 
born Fourth month 3, 1813, died Second month 14, 1895, 
married Ninth month 5, 1843, (687) Mary Elizabeth Col- 
lins. He was a farmer, and resided in IVIontgomery county, 
Maryland. They had six children, as below. 

VI. Children of Charles and Mary E : 

688. Joseph, 6. 6. 26, 1845. 

689. Mary Ellen, 6. 1. i, 1848, m. Thomas Tallman. 

690. Charles Edward, d. 12. 17, 1853, m. Elizabeth Wendell. 

691. Margaret A., 6. i. 21, 1856. 

692. Ellis, d. II. 3, 1858. 

693. William, 6. i. 24, 186 1, m. Sallie Perry. 

V. (243) Jesse Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, 
born Twelfth month 6, 181 5, died Twelfth month 14, 1887, 
married First month 13, 1837, (694) Elizabeth A. Wil- 
liams. He was a farmer, and resided in Montgomery county, 
Maryland. They had eight children, named below. 



695 
696 
697 



700, 
701 
702 



VI. Children of Jesse and Elizabeth: 
Hannah, b. i. 15, 1838, m. George Lainhardt. 
Edward, b. i. 12, 1840, m. 
John, b. 9. 5, 1842, d., m. Miss Carroll. 
Jesse, b. 9. 18, 1844, d. unin. 
EUza, b. 7. 14, 1850, wz. J. Francis Davison. 
George T., b. 9. 5, 1852, m. 
Isaac W., b. 8. 22, 1854, m. Mary Carroll. 
WilHam F., b. i. 10, 1856. 



V. (244) Samuel Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, 
born Seventh month i, 18 18, died Eleventh month 11, 1891, 
married Second month 23, 1846, (703) Elizabeth R. Lane. 
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he continued to live, and died. He was buried in Oak Hill 
Cemetery. His widow, son, and two daughters live, 1898, in 
Washington. 

VI. Children of Samuel and Elizabeth R : 

704. Samuel J. 

705. Sophie J. 

706. Anna R. 

V. (245) Edward Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, 
born First month 26, 1821, died First month 19, 1893, 
married Fifth month 18, 1843, (707) Jane Lucretia Dean. 

" Edward removed to Iowa, and settled there, where his family 

now live." A partial list only of his children has been obtained, 

and is given below. 

VI. Children of Edward and fane : 

708. Thomas. 

709. Franklin. 

710. Louisa. 

711. Nicholas. 

V. (246) Rachel Shoemaker, daughter of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth, born Fifth month 10, 1823, married Eleventh month 
12, 1843, (712) J. Thomas Dean. They reside, 1898, in 
Montgomery county, Md. 

VI. Children of f. Thomas and Rachel Dean . 

713. Edith, b. 2. 8, 1845,-OT. John Willett. 

714. Sarah, b. 8. 28, 1847, d., m. Joseph Colhns. 

715. Edward, b. 7. 7, 1853, d., m. Emma Goodrich. 

716. Charles, b. 2. 10, 1857, m. 

717. Alice, b. 8. 27, 1859, m. Francisco Perna. 

718. Henry, b. 6. 28, 1862, m. Alice Beach. 

719. Martha, b. i. 20, 1867, m. David Volinten. 

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1 62 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

V. (248) Naylor Shoemaker, son of Abraham and Martha. 
He married Sarah Tate (No. 189), and data concerning them 
have been given at p. 142. 

V. (255) Basil W. Shoemaker, of Loudoun county, Va., 
son of Abraham and Martha, born Tenth month 28, 18 17, 
died Eleventh month 28, 1890. He married (No. 380, this 
Genealogy), Caroline Thomas, daughter of Spencer and 
Hephziba (Spencer) of Upper Dublin ; she was a great-grand- 
daughter, through her father, of John Spencer, (10, this Gene- 
alogy) and through her mother of Joseph Spencer (7). Basil 
was the grandson of Edith (Spencer) Shoemaker, (17); they 
were therefore distant cousins. He was a blacksmith, and a 
farmer, and lived many years at Silcott's Springs, in Loudoun 
county, where he died, his wife surviving him. 

VI. Children of Basil W. and Caroline : 

720. Lemuel T., b. 8. 29, 1849, d. i. 14, 1853. 

721. Ellen, b. 11. 26, 1851, tji. i. 9, 1881, George W. Nichols, 
(Loudoun county, Va.), and has issue : Estella, Ralph, Eugene, 
Milton, Stanley. 

721. Howard J., of California, b. 12. 24, 1853, in, 5. 7, 1889, Eva 
Moshure, and has issue : Cora Lecta. 

722. Ellwood, (Silcott's Springs, Va.), b. 2. 14, 1859, m. 10. 9, 
1883, Lutie E. James, and has issue : Leland Stanford, Pauline, 
James. 

723. Edwin, (twin with Ellwood), b. 2. 14, 1859, m. 2. 3, 1892, 
Pamelia Hickson, and has issue : Kathleen. 

724. George, b. 8. 4, 1861. 

725. Anna Elizabeth, b. 7. 28, 1864, in. 3. 14, 1879, Charles Hud- 
son, and has issue : Raymond, Harold. 

726. Thomas Spencer, b. 2. 20, 1867, d. 

727. Edith Maria, b. 11. 25, 1869, m. 5. 30, 1895, B. FrankHn Hibbs. 
[A dau. b. II. 25, 1856, d. aged nine days. J 



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V. (269) Joseph W. Roberts, son of George and Alice, born 
Eighth month 7, 1808, died Fourth month 8, 1879, married 
Tenth month 14, 1835, (728) Sarah Garrett, daughter of 
Joseph and Margaret. Sarah was born Fifth month 2, 

18 1 5, and died Twelfth month 27, 1894. They owned and 

occupied a farm in East Marlborough township, Chester 

county. Pa. 

VI. Children of Joseph W. and Sarah : 

729. Margaret L., b. 10. 16, 1836, m. 4. 16, 1863, John C. Yeatman. 
(Kennett Square, Pa.) 

730. Sarah Jane, b. 7. 21, 1839, "^- 3-21, 1867, Pusey W. Buffing- 
ton. (Storekeeper, Doe Run, Chester county. Pa.) 

731. Alice A., b. 5. 25, 1844. (Kennett Square, Pa.) 

732. Joseph G. , b. 2. 3, 1848, in. 12. 12, 1877, Elizabeth H. Eachus, 
who d. 7. , 1880. 

V. (270) Eliza Roberts, daughter of George and Alice, 

born First month 27, 18 10, died Fourth month 29, 1854, 

married. Second month 11, 1836, (733) Benjamin Conard, 

of New London, Chester county. Pa., son of Cornelius and 

Susanna. Benjamin was born Ninth month 14, 18 10, and 

I am indebted to him for a full and interesting letter (in 

reply to my inquiries), dated Fourth month i, 1898, from 

Hillsboro', Ohio, though he said he was " entirely blind in 

one eye, and almost blind in the other." 

After their marriage they settled on a farm in New London, 
but removed in 1839 to Eastland, Lancaster county, and in 
1850 to Highland county, Ohio, where Eliza died, as above. 
She left seven children, "all of whom are living [1898] and 
all have been married." 

After the decease of Eliza, Benjamin married, 2d, 1856, 
Elizabeth Johnson. 



1 64 THE SPENCER EAMIL\ 

VI. Children of Benjamin and Eliza Canard : 

734. Almira, b. 12. 29, 1836, ;«. 11. 29, 1854, William Carey, and 
had nine children. William is a farmer, residence Samantha, 
Highland county, Ohio. 

735. Cornelius, b. 8. 13, 1838, m. 12. 28, 1864, Martha J. Hodgson, 
and has three children. (Carthage, Missouri.) 

736. Alice R., b. i. 22, 1840, m. 11. 12. 1863, Cyrus Johnson, and 
has two sons. (Farmer, Hot Springs, Arka^'sas.) 

737. George K., b. i. 5. 1842, m. i. 28, 1866, Martha Ellen Good, 
and has four children. (Residence, New Vienna, Ohio ; phy- 
sician and surgeon.) 

738. William, b. n. 13, 1844, m. 1. 8, 1867, Mary S. Harwood, 
and has one son. (Farmer, Hillsboro', Ohio.) 

739. EUwood H., b. I. 21, 1849, m. 9. 28, 1871, Jane Susanna 
Gawthrop, and has three children. (Farmer, West Grove, Pa.) 

740. Mary, b. (in Ohio), 4. 23, 1852, m. 9. 25, 1879, J. P. Emil 
Mante, and has one son., (Residence, Mt. Washington, Ohio.) 

[Three children, Granville, b. 1843 ; Benjamin R., b. 1846, Rachel, 
b. 1847, d. in infancy. — Benjamin Conard (No. 733, above) says, 4. i, 
1898 : "The descendants of Eliza Roberts Conard now living are : Chil- 
dren, 7 ; grandchildren, 23 ; great-grandchildren, 25 ; great-great-grand- 
children i, total 56."] 



V. (271) Rachel Roberts, daughter of George and Alice, 

born Tenth month 19, 18 12, died Fourth month 30, 1884, 

married Third month 14, 1833, (741) Sharpless Moore, 

son of David and Martha (Sharpless) of New Garden, 

Chester county. Sharpless was born Ninth month 23, 1809, 

and died Third month 12, 1897. He and his wife, Rachel, 

celebrated their golden wedding on the appropriate date in 

1883, and she died a little more than a year later, having lived, 

except the last three months, "in or in sight of the house where 

she was born," in New Garden township. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOCy 1^5 

Sharpless Moore, married, 2d, Lydia Roberts, (No. 275, 
this Genealogy), sister of his first wife, the marriage " on his 
seventy-sixth birthday," Ninth month 23, 1885. Lydia sur- 
vives, 1898. 

Children of Sharpless and Rachel Moore : 

742. George Roberts, d. 2. 19, 1835. He was a successful teacher, 
when a young man, removed 1858 to Illinois, and later to Iowa, 
and is a physician in large practice at Oxford Junction. He 
has been three times married : ist, 9. 8, 1859, in Fulton 
county, 111., to Annie E. Carter, (d. 4. 18, 1840, in Gallipolis, 
O., d. 3. 14, i86g), dau. of George and Elvira (Chetwood) ; 
2d, m. 10. 4, 1870, Martha L. Carter, {i. 3. 3, 1838, d. 11. 8, 
1871), sister of first wife ; 3d, m. i. 31, 1877, Sarah Ann 
Beaver, (d. 12. 9, 1838, d. 7. 29, 1888), dau. of Daniel H. and 
Hannah (Essick) of Charlestown, Chester county. Pa. Issue of 
first marriage, Sarah Blanche Moore, 1^. 12. 21, 1865, physician at 
Three Rivers, Michigan, m. 5. 15, 1890, Dr. Thomas J. Haines. 

743. Elma, i. II. 12, 1837, in New Garden, Pa., m. ist, 3. 15, 
i860, Dr. Nathan P. Walton, (6. 2. 12, 1835, d. 11. 30, 1869), 
son of Nathan and Eliza (Bernard) ; 2d, m. 4. 6, 1880, Levi 
Preston, (d. 6. 23, 1820, d. 10. 6. 1886), son of Amos and Mar- 
garet (Smith). By her first marriage, Elma had four children, 
surname Walton: (i) Florence, b. 1861, d. 1869; (2) Sharp- 
less M., b. I. 10, 1863, m. 1886, Jennie Champ, of Wyoming; 
(3) Anna, b. 1864, d. in infancy ; (4) Nathan P., b. 3. 6, 1866, 
m. Minnie V. Roche. — Elma (Moore) Preston since the death of 
her second husband, has resided in Kennett Square, Pa. ; she 
was two years, 1895-7, Matron at George School, (under care of 
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends), Newtown, Pa. 

744. Spencer, b. 12. 4, 1840, d.2. i, 1864, iittm. He was a soldier 
of the Union army, and died in the service, at Fairfax Court- 
House, Va. 

745. Sarah, b. 10. 27, 1844, m. 3. 12, 1870, Caleb P. Cooper, {b. 6. 
30, 1845), son of James R. and Elizabeth R. (Pennock). Resi- 
dence near Avondale, Chester county. No children. 



1 66 THE SPEhCER FAMILY 

746. Lydia R., b. 8. 25, 1850, m. i. 15, 1877, Asahel W. Linvill, 
son of Sylvester D. and Sarah (Walker). Asahel was born in 
Lancaster county, Pa., 6. 22, 1851, and d. in Sumter county, 
Florida, 10. 8, 1890, whither he had removed with his family, 
1884. Issue three children : Lucy A., b. 1879, (graduate of 
George School, 1897), AUce R., b. 1881, Arthur Sylvester, b. 
1889. 



V. (272) Spencer Roberts, of Philadelphia, son of George 

and Alice, born in New Garden, Pa., Ninth month 25, 18 14, 

died at Glen Ridge, N. J., Ninth month 14, 1897, married 

Eighth month 6, 1840, (747) Louisa Jewett Raymond, 

daughter of Nathaniel Lynde and Sarah Ann Raymond. 

Louisa was born Second month 19, 1819, at Cannon's Ferry, 

(now Wooddale), Sussex county, Delaware, and died in Phila- 

phia, Third month 8, 1893. 

Spencer Roberts was born in Chester county, on the farm 
which was his father's home. When quite a young man, he 
opened a private school in Philadelphia. About 1 842 he began 
to study dentistry, and later entered upon practice. In 1 849 he 
went to California, (accompanying two cousins of his wife), and 
was absent about two years. Returning, he devoted himself 
successfully to his profession, in Philadelphia, only discontinuing 
it near the close of his life. His home was for many years on 
Sixth street near Noble. He received the honorary degree of 
D. D. S. from the Pennsylvania Dental College. He was in- 
terested in scientific study, was a manager of the Spring Garden 
Institute, sometime a Member of the School Board of the 
Thirteenth Section of Philadelphia, and an elder of Green Street 
Monthly Meeting of Friends. 

In 1837, when he was conducting a school in Philadelphia, 
he engaged Louisa Raymond, then a young girl of eighteen, to 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY 1 67 

assist him. Her father, Captain Raymond, was a descendant of 
a family of that name who first settled on Block Island, off the 
coast of Rhode Island, and later were in Connecticut. He was 
a sea-captain, chiefly engaged in trade between Baltimore and 
the Bermuda Islands. His wife, Sarah Ann Martin, (Louisa's 
mother), was the daughter of John and Nancy Martin, of Sea- 
ford, Del. Captain Raymond died when Louisa was but three 
years and a half old, and she spent most of her childhood at 
her grandmother Martin's, at Seaford, going for two years, how- 
ever, to Connecticut, to her father's relatives, to secure better 
educational opportunities. She had come to Philadelphia, in 
1832, and had opened a private school, when, as stated above, 
she joined Spencer in the care of his school, in 1837. Their 
marriage followed in 1840. 

Louisa joined the Society of Friends (of which her husband 
was a birthright member), in 1857, and later appeared as a 
minister, being " acknowledged " such by her monthly meeting 
in 1886. She was active in the establishment of First-day 
Schools among the Friends, in 1861 and thereafter. She was one 
of the most devoted workers in behalf of the Freedmen, after the 
war, and also for the Indians in the West. She was one of the 
organizers of the Society for Organized Charity, in Philadelphia, 
President from its beginning of the Northern Day Nursery, and 
one of the managers of the House of Industry, for the employ- 
ment of poor women. She was one of the editors of Fiiends' 
Intelligencer, from 1875 to her death. This bare recital of some 
of her activities — never carried on to the neglect of her home 
duties, to which she was ardently devoted — gives but an imper- 
fect idea of her hvely interest in many directions. Her warm 
sympathies, and her animated and earnest devotion to every 
good work which came to her hand, made her a notable charac- 
ter, and brought her many friends. 



1 68 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

VI. Children of Spencer and Louisa J. Roberts : 

748. Nathaniel Raymond, 6. 6. 20, 1842, d. 7. 20, 1844. 

749. Sherwood Raymond, l>. 1845, m. Jane T. Dillin, Jane H. 
Griffin. ^ 

750. George, i. 1846, m. Louisa J. Raymond. ^ 

751. Charles Spencer, i. 7. 25, 1855, d. 11. 29, 1862, (of diphtheria). 

752. Horace, li. 5. 23, 1857, </. 11. 2, 1862, (of diphtheria). 

753. Clinton, 6. 4. 6, 1859, d. 10. 29, 1862, (of diphtheria,) 

V. (273) Evan Roberts, son of George and Alice, born in New 
Garden, Chester county, Pa., Tenth month 3, 18 16, died in 
Coatesville, Pa., Sixth month 25, 1897, married Second 
month 20, 1840, (754) Phebe E. Dowdall, born in East Brad- 
ford, Chester county, Pa., Eighth month 26, 18 14, died Eighth 
month 22, 1893, at Coatesville. 

VI. Children of Evan and Phebe : 

755. Kersey, b. 2. 3, 1843, ^- H- 8, 1884, m. 8. 11, 1868, Louisa 
P. Faucett, {b. 11. 18, 1843), dau. of Josiah and Sarah. Issue, 
five children : George F., b. 1869, Horace G., b. 1872, Herbert 
Warren, b. 1874, Jay Kersey, b. 1877, Mildred Penelope, b. 1879. 

756. Mary Ehzabeth, b. 8. 5, 1846. 

757. Alfred, b. 9. 4, 1849, d. 6. 15, 1851. 

758. Aliceanne, b. 12. 25, 1854. 

V. (276) George Roberts, son of George and Alice, born Third 
month 5, 1825, died Twelfth month 14, 1892, married Ninth 
month 15, 1854, (759) Amanda Anderson, born Ninth month 
16, 1827, daughter of John and Lydia, of Kennett Square, Pa. In 
1854, after his marriage, George removed to Talbotton, Georgia, 
where he practiced his profession, dentistry, until the outbreak 
of the Civil War. He then removed to Philadelphia, and after 
being three years engaged in practice with his brother Spencer, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1 69 

he engaged in business alone, and so continued up to the time of 
his death. His children were four in number, as below. 

VI. Children of George and Amanda Roberts : 

760. Howard Lawrence, b. at Talbotton, Ga., 1855. 

761. Cftarles Arthur, b. at Talbotton, Ga., 11. 18, 1858, ?«. 6. 30, 
1890, Elizabeth Scattergood, dau. of Henry and Hannah S. 
Russell ; issue, a son, Rowland Russell, b. 6. 30, 1872. 

762. Mary Rowena, b. at Kennett Square, Pa., 1866. 

763. Chester, *. in Philadelphia, 1870. Now (1900), of Boston, Mass. 

V. (278) Emily Roberts, daughter of George and Alice, born 
First month 17, 183 1, married Third month 12, 1851,(764) 
Samuel G. Lewis, son of Samuel and Rachel (Phillips), of 
Pottsville, Pa. Samuel G. Lewis was a resident of Philadel- 
phia, and for about twenty-one years connected with the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad Company, holding the position of Comptroller 
at the time of his resignation from active service with the Com- 
pany. At the time of his death, he was vice-president of the 
Sunbury and Lewistown Railroad Company, a director in the 
Pennsylvania and Northwestern Railroad Co., etc. He was some 
time a member of the firm of Helffenstein, Lewis & Greene, 
printers. He died December 9, 1895. 

VI. Children of Samuel G. and Emily R. Lewis : 

765. Edward R., d. in infancy. 

766. Frank Spencer, 6. 12. 22, 1854, m. 9. 26, 1877, Margaret 
Warder, dau. of Dr. William and Josephine, of Philadelphia, 
and has issue, three children : Howard W., 6. 1879, Emily R., 
b. 1 88 1, Marion Elizabeth, b. i88g. Margaret Warder Lewis 
d. I. 3, 1897. 

767. Harold R., b. 8. — , 1856, d. 5. 3, 1897, m. 6. 12, 1879, Sarah 
A. Young, who d. 3. 19, 1890. Issue one son, Edwin Harold, 



I70 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

b. 1880. Harold R. m. 2nd, 10. 28, 1891, Hannah C. Dowd- 
all, of Avondale, Chester county, Pa. , by whom he had issue, 
Samuel G., Jr., b. 9. 15, 1892, d. 2. 19, 1893. 

768. Alfred, b. 6. 12, 1859, d. in infancy. 

769. Clara, b. 4. 30, 186 1, d. in infancy. 

770. Louisa R., b. 3. 17, 1864, d. in infancy. 



V. (280) George S. Roberts, of Willistown, Chester county, 
Pa., son of Joseph and Bathsheba, bom Third month 4, 
1807, died Fifth month 14, 1870, married Fifth month 7, 
1829, (771) Lydia Grubb, of Willistown, daughter of Samuel 
and Hannah. Lydia was born Third month 9, 1809. She 
survived her husband, and died in West Chester, Pa. They 
had three children, as below. 

VI. Children of George S. and Lydia Roberts : 

772. Samuel G., b. 1830, d. 1840. 

773. Joseph, b. 3.29, 1832, m. Amanda Rennard, and had issue. 

774. Elma, b. 6.20, 1841, d. unm. 



V. (281) Caroline F. Roberts, daughter of Joseph and 
Bathsheba, born Third month 9, 1809, died Second month 
18, 1884, married Tenth month 9, 1828, (775) Garrett 
Williams, born in Willistown, Chester county, Pa., Twelfth month 
26, 1806, died Second month 5, 1875. He was the son of Ellis 
and Jane Williams, of Willistown. After his marriage, he re- 
moved to Philadelphia, and was engaged there in business as 
a carpenter and builder. They had five children, as below. 

VI. Children of Garrett and Caroli?ie F. Williams : 

776. Rachel, b. 5.12, 1830, d. 1843. 

777. Mary Jane, b. 9.9, 1833, d. 1843. 

778. Joseph, R., d. infancy. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. I/I 

779. Joseph F., b. 12.12, 1842,^. i. 5, 1892, ot. Mary Johnson, and 
had issue two children, J. Clarence and Caroline R. During the 
war of the Rebellion, /oje/^ enlisted, 1861, in the 5th Regi- 
ment, Penna. Cavalry, and served during the campaigns of the 
Army of the Potomac, in this and the following year, being 
discharged for disability. 

780. Josiah G., b. 2. 11, 1845, of Philadelphia, some time of the firm 
of Amos Hillborn & Co., m. EUzabeth Rodgers, daughter of 
Andrew and Mary, of Philadelphia, and has issue : Gertrude, 
Mary C. , Geraldine. During the War of the Rebellion, Josiah 
enlisted, in September, 186 1, in Co. C, 97th Regiment Penn. 
sylvania Volunteers, being then only in his seventeenth year, 
and served three years, being mustered out, Sept. 17, 1864, 
at the expiration of his term of service. 



V. (283) Franklin Roberts, son of Joseph and Bathsheba, 
born Seventh month 27, 1820, died Third month 18, 1887. 
He removed to New Orleans, where he remained and died, 
his occupation a watchmaker and jeweler. He married in that 
city Seventh month 2, 1849, (Z^i) Georgianna Wilcox, born 
Second month 10, 1827, and had four children, as below. 
Franklin served in the Confederate army, in the Civil War, 
1861-65. 

VI. Children of Franklin and Georgianna Roberts : 
781a. Julia, b. 1850, d. 1851. 

782. George F., b. 8. — , 1852. 

783. Orleana, b. 1855, m. 
783a. Henry C, b. 1858. 

V. (309) Thomas Spencer, of Bucks county, son of Thomas 
and Esther (Worthington), born Tenth month 16, 1809, mar- 
ried (784) Rebecca W. Beans, daughter of Jonathan and 



172 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

Elizabeth (Winder). Rebecca was born Tenth month 15, 18 14. 
They had one daughter, who survived and married, as below. 

VI. Child of Thomas and Rebecca : 
785. Mary Elizabeth, m. Miles Bennett, and had issue : Anna B., 
Harriet, Esther E. 



V. (309) John G. Spencer, of Bucks county, Pa., son of Amos 
and Ann, born Sixth month 9, 1803, died Third month 31, 
1897. He married, in 1834, (786) Elizabeth Fetter, 

daughter of George, of Montgomery county. Pa. John G. 

Spencer lived, as the dates above show, nearly to the age of 

ninety-four years. .A.n obituary notice at the time of his death is 

in part as follows : 

"John G. Spencer, one of Bucks county's oldest and best citizens, 
died at his home in Oxford Valley, on Wednesday, [3. 31, 1897] aged 94 
years. He was born in 1803. In early life he was for some years a school 
teacher. In 1833 he commenced the mercantile business at Springville. 
In 1 840 he purchased and removed to the store property at Oxford Valley, 
and that village has ever since been his home. In 1873 he turned over the 
mercantile business to his son, C. Watson Spencer. He was for twenty- 
six years a school director in Falls township. He was postmaster at 
Oxford Valley from the time of the establishment of the office in 1849 until 
a few years ago, when he resigned and C. Watson Spencer was appointed. 
He was a well-preserved man for one of his years and his writing would 
put to shame that of many a young man. Mr. Spencer took a live and in- 
telligent interest in what was going on about him. In politics he was an 
earnest Republican." 

It may be added to the above notice that he furnished infor- 
mation for this volume ; his letters, at eighty-eight years of age, 
are clear, orderly, and precise. Elizabeth died in 1880, aged 
seventy-seven. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 173 

VI. Children of John G. and Elizabeth : 

787. Arnie Ann, m. William R. Vandegrift, of Newportville, Bucks 
county, and has issue eight children. 

788. Amos L., graduate of the West Chester Normal School, many 
years a teacher, sometime principal public school at Langhorne, 
;k. Louisa Knight, dau. Owen, of Somerton, Philadelphia. 

789. C. Watson, storekeeper and postmaster at Oxford Valley, ?«. 
Angelina, dau. of I. W. Gerhart, of Northampton township, 
Bucks county, and has issue three children. 

790. G. Franklin, farmer, near Breadyville, Bucks county, m. Mary 
E. Darrah, dau. of Lewis, of Middletown, and has issue three 
children. 

V. (310) William H. Spencer, of Spencerville, Maryland, son 
of Amos and Ann, born Third month 21, 1805, died Twelfth 
month 22, 1892, married (791) Sarah Talbert Search. 
daughter of Christopher, of Southampton, Bucks county, Pa. 
Sarah was born Ninth month 7, 1 799, and died Ninth month, 
12, 1865. 

William H. Spencer removed to Maryland, from Bustleton, 
Philadelphia, April 5, 1848, and settled in Montgomery county, 
at the place since known as Spencerville, where he remained and 
died. His son-in-law, Uzziel W. Jamison " had the name (of the 
place) on his sign-board when he first started business in the vil- 
lage, so he named it for father.'' (Statement by Margaret H- 
Jamison.) 

VI. Children of William H. and Sarah T. : 

792. Amos, d. 5. 20, 1829, d. 12. 31, 1883, m. Evaline Reigle, and 
had six children : WiUiam, George, d., Sallie, d., Robert, d., 
Elizabeth, wz. Frank Woodward, James, d. 

793. Amelia Ann, i. i. 15, 1831, d. 4. 8, 1861, m. Charles Dickin- 
son, of Philadelphia, who d. i. i, 1858. He kept a flour and 
feed store at 404 N. Front street. They had an adopted dau. , 
Anne, who ?n. George Stabler. 



1 74 THE SPENCER FAMIL Y. 

794. Margaret Hall, ^. i. 4, 1833, m. Uzziel Wakefield Jamison, son 
of William and Clarissa (Wakefield), b. 4. 4, 1828, d. 9. 27, 
1882. Margaret had two children, surname Jamison: (i) 
Anna Amelia, b. 2. 22, 1857, m. Frank L. Wilson, and has 
three children, Bessie, Maggie, Frank; (2) Clara, b. 9. 25, 
1859, d. 6. 6, 1886, m. G. Frank Phair. 

795. Mary Jane, b. 9. 8, 1834, m. Louis Duval, and has issue seven 
children : (i) William, m. S. E. Rich, and has seven children ; 
(2) Sarah, m. John Kelley, d., and has three children ; (3) 
Alice, d., m. Frank Firmey, of Pennsylvania, and had two chil- 
dren ; (4) Thomas, m. Elnora Kelly, and has six children 7 
(5) Charles, m. Laura Bogg, of Massachusetts, and has one 
son ; (6) Margaret, tn. Francis Newhouse, d., and has one 
daughter ; (7) Mary Lillian. 

796. George W., b. 2. 20, 1837, d. in infancy. 

797. Hiram, b. 10. 21, 1838, d. 4. 23, 1870, m. Mary E. Moss, and 
had one son, Hallowell. 

798. John Search, b. 3. 31, 1844. 



V. (311) Charles Spencer, of Northampton, Bucks county,. 

son of Amos and Ann, born Sixth month 3, 1807, died 1880,. 

married, 1836, (799) Elizabeth Porter, of Northampton. 
They had six children, three sons and three daughters, as below. 

V/. Children of Charles and Elizabeth ; 

800. Ann B., b. 1837. 

801. Oren P., b. 1839, m., 1863, Mary Elizabeth Randall, and has 
eight children : (1) Charles Y., m. Letitia Warner, and has 
three children ; (2) Comly R., m. Cora Richardson, and has 
one son ; (3) Annie R. , m. Watson Rice, and has three chil- 
dren ; (4) John J., (5) Sarah, m. Howard W^ilkinson, and has 
one son ; (6) Lizzie, d. inf. ; (7) Edith C, (8) Abner W. 

802. James, b. 1842, m. 1866, Alice Elizabeth Craven, and had five 
children, Albert S., Johanna C, (m. Abram H. Slack, and has. 
issue) ; C. Watson, Elizabeth, S. Ella. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 175 

803. Alice P., b. 1844. 

804. Albert S., b. 1847, m., 1872, Sarah Ella Pearson, and had five 
children : Carrie L., (?«. J. Sackett Lear, and has issue) ; 
Howard M., Walter C, Ruth Anna, Horace W. 

805. Sarah S., b. 1850. 

V. (314) Isaac W. Spencer, son of Amos and Ann, born Fifth 
month 24, 181 5, died Second month 14, 1868, married (806) 
M. Louisa (Jamison) Michener, daughter of John and 
Martha Jamison, of Warwick, Bucks county. Pa., and widow of 
Dr. George H. Michener, of Newtown. M. Louisa was born 
Fourth month 24, 1814, and died Twelfth month 23, 1883. 
VI. Child of Isaac W. and M. Louisa : 
807. John Jamison, b. in Philadelphia, 10. 24, 1849, ^- 7- 23, 1900, 
m. 1885, Caroline B. Myers, and had issue Arthur M., ^. 11. 15, 
1887, Ada Louisa, b. 9. 29, 1889. John J. was a Justice of the 
Peace for Warwick township, Bucks county, from 187910 1894; 
later he was a clerk in the Protho notary's office at Doylestown, 
and at the time of his death had been for a short time a clerk 
in the Agricultural Bureau of the Census Office, at Washington. 

VL (325) Rachel Spencer, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca 
(Good) Spencer, born Sixth month 14, 1 803, died Second 
month 24, 185 1, married, 1829, (808) Joel Thompson, who 
was born Sixth month 16, 1799, and died Seventh month 20, 
1874. Joel and Rachel, after their marriage, settled on a farm 
of about 1 50 acres in New Garden township, Chester county, 
Pa., and there lived until Rachel's decease. Subsequently, 
Joel was elected one of the Commissioners of Chester county, 
and removed to West Chester, the county seat, where he con- 
tinued his home until his death. He had quite a taste for the 
higher mathematics, " and could calculate an eclipse, or the 
places of the stars." 



1/6 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

VII. Children of Joel and Rachel Thompson . 

809. Eli, b. 4. 15, 1825, m., ist, 1846, Deborah V. Taylor, b. 8. 
15, 1825, d. 4. 18, 1848. Eli m., 2nd, 1852, Deborah 
Swayne, b. 8. 13, 1830. By his first marriage, Eli had Joshua, 
b. 1848, who tn. 1870, Anna Louisa Stackhouse, b. 1849, and 
had issue ; and by his second marriage Eli had Mary Anna, b. 
1853, d. 1886, who;«., 1875, WiUiam Swayne, b. 1851. 

810. Sarah, b. 5. 21, 1827, m., 1852, Francis Good, b. 4. 4, 1824 ; 
issue, Lewis P., b. 1853, m., 1885, Phebe A. West, ^. i860; 
EllaT., b. 1864, 7«., 1888, Solomon J. Pusey, b. 1862. 

811. Rebecca, b. 7. 5, 1830, m., 1848, Mordecai V. Taylor, b. 
1823 ; issue, (i) Spencer, b. 1849, /«. 1872, Deborah Mercer, 
b. 1848 ; (2) Mary, b. 1852 ; (3) William S., b. 1854, m., 
1889, Phebe Emma Passmore, b. 1862 ; (4) Rachel S., b. 
1858 ; (5) Wilson, b. 1862 ; (6) Thompson, d.; (7) Annie R., 
b. 1865, wz., 1889, Lawrence Kartzhaltzen. 

812. Spencer, b. 3. 19, 1833, m. Annie Jamison, b. 8. 28, 1835 ; 
issue, Ella, d., Addie, b. 1859. 

813. Wilson, b. 9. 30, 1837, m. Clara Baird ; issue, Anna L., b. 
1 86 1, »2. William J. Pusey, b. 185 1 ; William, Charles, Ella. 

VI. (330) Sarah Spencer, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca 
(Good) Spencer, born Fourth month 30, 1 8 18, married 
1842 (814) Henry Townsend, born Twelfth month 25, 1820, 

died Seventh month 26, 1897. Henry and Sarah took up their 

residence, after marriage, on a farm in Little Britain, Lancaster 

county, Pa. Their children were as below. 

VI L Children of Henry and Sarah Townsend : 

815. Marietta, b., i. i, 1844. 

816. Joseph S., b. 1. 9, 1845, m. Kercilla L. Smedley, b. 1853. 

817. Ellwood H., *. 6. 14, 1847, m., 1868, Susan C. Wood, b. 10. 
5, 1847 ; issue, James Wood, Elizabeth R., Mercy Wood, Mary, 
John Harvey. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1/7 

8i8. John P., b. 12. 23, 1849, d. of typhoid fever in Kansas, 12. 10, 

1874. 

819. Israel H., b. 11. 9, 1850, m. 1876, Emma Reynolds, b. 11. 9, 
1852 ; issue, Ella, Henry, Florence. 

820. Annie Eliza, b. I. 22, 1855, m. Cecil Stubbs, b. 5. 2, 1853 ; 
issue, Sarah Etta, Cecil Clarence. 

821. William Henry, b. 4. 22, 1857. 

822. Sallie G., b. 5. i, i860. 

823. Harvey, b. 1864, d. 1865. 

VI. (332) Samuel Spencer, son of Jonathan and Lydia 
(Michener) Spencer, born Eighth month 4, 18 16, died Fifth 
month 22, 1890, married, Twelfth month 3, 1840, (824) 
Phebe Pennock, born Twelfth month 4, 181 1, died Fourth 
month I, 1882, daughter of Nathaniel and Ruth Pennock, of 
New London, (now Franklin) township, Chester county. Pa. 
Samuel inherited from his father the farm in Franklin township, 
on which he was born, and on which his grandfather, Samuel, had 
settled when they removed from Montgomery county, in 1783. 

VII. Children of Samuel and Phebe : 

825. Jonathan, b. 1842, d. 1844. 

826. Ruthanna, b. 8. 29, 1843. 

827. Pennock, b. 2. 6, 1845, m., 1st, lo. 15, 1873, Susan M. WoUas- 
ton, (dau. of Thomas and Minerva, of New Garden),/^. 1.24, 1852, 
d. I. 26, 1875 ; m., 2nd, 3. 19, 1884, Susan Way, (dau. of 
William and Mary A. Way, of New London), b. 3. 19, 1845, 
d. I. 8, 1887, issue, one son, De Leon, b. 2. 28, 1885 ; m., 3d, 
3. 23, 1892, Ehzabeth C. Barber, (dau. of William and Hannah, 
of Camden. N. J.) 

828. Lydia Ann, b. 8. 29, 1846. 

829. Joel, 5. 3. 30, 1848, ?«., 1st, Anna M. Headley, d. 2. 16, 1881 ; 
issue, Aaron P., b. 2. 6, 1881 •,Joelm., 2nd, Mary Jane Nichols, 
issue, Samuel Cotton, b. 4. 15,1886, J. Brinton, b. 6. 17, 1889. 

830. Emma, d. 



178 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

VI. (336) Jesse Spencer, son of Jonathan and Lydia, born 
Second month 10, 1824, married, 1850 (831) Margaretta 
Chalfant, born Eleventh month 26, 1828. Jesse and 
Margaretta resided many years on a farm in Franklin 

township, adjoining the homestead, and removed later to Penn 

township, near Jennerville. 

VII. Children of Jesse and Margaretta : 

832. John E., i. II. 20, 1850, m., 1881, Rebecca Wade; issue,. 
Willie, d. 1888. 

833. Jonathan, i. 1852, d. 1853. 

834. Norris, i. 1853, d. 1854. 

835. Eugene, 6. 11. 26, 1855, m., 1884, Catherine A. Moore, i. 3. 
23, 1859; issue, J. Harlan, i. 1886. 

836. Laura M., 6. and d. 1858. 

837. Minerva, i. 11, i, 1859, m., 1884, A. Wilson Mackay ; issue, 
Raymond, Jessie, Margaretta. 

838. EUwood, i. 7. 10, 1863, ?«., 1889, Emma Thompson ; issue, 
Clyde P., Wilmer T. 

VI- (337) Rachel Spencer, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia, 
born Tenth month 15, 1826, died Seventh month 8, 1884, 
married, 1847 (836) James Michener, son of William and 

Ann, born First month 9, 1829, died Seventh month 21, 1874. 

They were engaged in farming, on the old homestead, in New 

London township, Chester county. Pa. Their children were 

as below. 

VII. Children of James and Rachel Michener : 

840. Lydia Ann, b. 10. 10, 1851. 

841. Jonathan S., b. 8. 17, 1852, m., 1877, Matilda Massey, b. 3. 
26, 1853 ; issue, Ethel R., d., Norman E., Letitia D., Helen 
T., Florence, Edith, Clifford. 

842. William, b. 11. 2, 1854, m., 1883, Mary Patchell, b. 2. 6, 
1 86 1, issue, Clara, d., Morris J., d., Elsie, Raymond W. 



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843. Charles, b. 10. 23, 1856, w:., 1884, Lydia L. John, b. 12. 11, 
1859; issue, Marian R., Nellie H., Ella, d.. Bertha P. 

844. Ella, b. 4. 28, 1859. 

845. Mira, b. 9. 27, i86l. 

846. Mary, b. 10. 9, 1864, ;«. Thomas Steele, b. 3. 25, 1853 ; issue, 
EUwood M., J. Reese, Marshall G., d., Eugene S. and C. 
Arthur, d., twins, Samuel G., William S. 

847. Ellwood, b. II. 8, 1867, m., 1893, Hilda Boehme ; issue, J. 
Arthur. 

VI. (338) Alice M. Spencer, daughter of Jonathan and 
Lydia, born First month 9, 1829, married, 1848, (848) Har- 
vey St.-^ckhou.se, born Twelfth month 28, 1822, in New 
Garden township, Chester county, Pa. They Hve in New Gar- 
den, near Tbughkenamon. 

VII. Children of Harvey and Alice M. Siackhouse : 

849. Anna Louisa, b. 8. 15, 1849, m., 1870, Joshua Thompson, b. 
I. 19, 1847; issue, Ella M., Harvey E., Mary, Walter J., 
m. Emma W. Whitford ; Alice N., Arthur G., Lydia C. 

850. Lydia, b. 5. 29, 185 1, m., 1877, Israel H. Cooper, b. 4. 26, 

1847. 

851. Charles,^. 1852, d. 1854. 

852. Mary, b. 9. i, 1857, »z., 1883, William J. Yerkes, b. 7. 4, 1852. 

853. Etta, b. 1861, d. 1867. 

854. Willie, b. 8. 4, 1865. 

V. (339) Davis Spencer, son of Jonathan and Lydia, born 
Eighth month 29, 1831, married, 1856 (855) Sarah Biles, 
born Sixth month 16, 1832. Davis is a farmer in New 
London township, Chester county, Pa. Their children were 
as below. 

VII. Children of Davis and Sarah : 
856. Edmund B., b. 2. 27, 1857, m., 1883, Ella R. Sharpless, b. 9. 
19, 1858, dau. of Caleb and Rebecca; issue. Bertha E., Ger- 
trude S., Helen R. 



l8o THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

857. Laura E., b. i. 31, 1859, m., 1886, George C. Reynolds, b. 7. 
10, 1848 ; issue, Curtis S., Ethel M. 

858. Luella, *. 8. 15, i860. 

859. Lindley, b. 1862, d. 1869. 

860. Samuel T., b. 12. 19, 1863, m., 1890, Mary W. Walton, b. 10. 
13, 1866 ; issue. Grade L. 

861. Evan, b. 10. 20, 1865. 

862. Emmor, b. 12. 5, 1867. 

863. Charles Henry, b. 6. 25, 1870. 



VI. (340) Phebe Spencer, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia, 
born Eighth month 7, 1834, married, 1863 (864) John P. 
Biles, born Fourth month 16, 1834. Soon after their 

marriage they settled in Buck Valley, Bedford county, Pa., but 

later returned to Chester county, and purchased a farm in New 

Garden township. 

VII. Children of John P. and Phebe Biles : 

865. Samuel Spencer, b. 8. 2, 1864. 

866. Emma Jane, b. 2. 26, 1866. 

867. Lydia Ann, b. 5. 7, 1868. 

868. Jesse Jones, b. 1873, d. 1874. 

869. Harvey H., b. 1875, d. 1877. 

VI. (342) Maria Spencer, daughter of Asa and Hannah, 
born Seventh month 18, 1806, died Sixth month 23, 1883, 
married, Third month 10, 1830, (870) Joshua B. Pusey, born 
Fifth month 14, 1806, died Tenth month 4, 1870. They settled, 
after marriage, in London Grove township, Chester county. Pa., 
where Joshua carried on milling on one of the branches of 
White Clay Creek. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. l8l 

VII. Children of Joshua B. and Maria Pusey : 

871. Lewis Pusey, b. 12. 10, 1830, d. 5. 7, 1892, m., 1862, Edith 
T. Phillips, (dau. of Harvey and Hannah S.), b. 4. 19, 1834 ; 
issue, Joshua B., 711. Ella Tatum ; Marian, Harvey P., d., 
Hannah S., d., Robert W., Joseph H. 

872. Joel B., b. 5. I, 1833, in., 1858, Matilda Wilkinson, b. i. 17, 
1834, d. 5. 13, 1900; issue, Louisa, James C, m., 1900, Susan 
V. Kohn ; Mary H., Edward, Charles J., Maria S. 

874. Emily, b. 7. 23, -1835. 

875. Sarah Ann, b. 12. i, 1838, d. 12. 23, 1861. 

876. Isaac, b. 10. 25, 1841. 

876a. Louisa, b. 7. 16, 1844, d. 9. 7, 1852. 

877. Edith H., b. 3. 25, 1848, m., 1875, Warren R. Shelmire, b. 2. 
8, 1850; issue, Emily P., ;«., 1898, Ellis Pusey Passmore ; 
Robert W. , Mary K. 

878. William, b. 9. 6, 1851, m., 1886, Annie Thompson, b. :o. 14, 
1 86 1 ; issue, Elizabeth R., Maurice B., Florence T., Clarence, d. 

VI. (345) Jarrett Spencer, son of Asa and Hannah, born 

Twelfth month 9, 18 12, died Seventh month 11, 1888, 

married, 1840 (879) Elizabeth Smock. Jarrett learned 

the milling business with his brother-in-law, Joshua B. Pusey, 

and soon afterward removed to the West, settling in Wisconsin, 

where he married. He served in the Union army during the 

war. His wife survived him as late as 1891. Their children 

were then "mostly settled in Minnesota." 

VII. Children of Jarrett and Elizabeth : 

880. Maria L., m., 1866, J. M. Showalter. 

881. Sarah Ann, m., 1866, J. A. Guernsay ; issue three children. 

882. Mary Ann, m., 1870, Osborn Showalter, d. 1876 ; issue, Jessie, 
and two others (older). 

883. Allan B., m., 1872, Nancy I. Lewis, d. 1890 ; issue Harvey A., 
Dana J., Mabel L. , Bessie. 

884. Eleanor, d. 1854. 



1 82 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

VI. (346) Elizabeth Ann Spencer, daughter of Asa and 
Ann (Mercer) Spencer, born Eighth month 4, 18 18, died 
Fifth month 10, 1886, married, Third month 22, 1838, (885) 
Linton Stephens, born Fourth month 21, 18 16, died Tenth 
month 17, 1887. After their marriage they purchased a farm in 
Elk township, Chester county, Pa., "where they Hved, raised 
their family, and died." 

V/I. Children of Linton and Elizabeth Ann Stephens : 

886. Thomas Spencer, b. 3. i, 1839, m., 10. 3, 1859, Rebecca Ellen 
Millard, b. 6, 15, 1837 ; issue, surname Stephens, thirteen chil- 
dren : (i) Mary Elizabeth, d., (2) Laura Ellen, (3) William 
Henry, m. Flora Wright and has issue ; (4) David Linton, m. 
Amanda C. Robinson, (5) Edward Millard, m. Sarah McConkey, 
and has issue ; (6) Asa Spencer, ni. Annie McCush, and has 
issue ; (7) Walter H., m. Maud Clendenin, and has issue ; (8) 
Elizabeth Ann, m. Alfred Wright, and has issue ; (9) George 
Myers, m. Florence Morton, and has issue ; (10) Elsie Dins- 
more, (11) Ernest Oscar, (12) Cecil Chester, (13) Thomas C, d. 

887. Sarah F., b. 10. 27, 1840. 

888. William Henry, b. 1843, '^- 9- J7i 1862, on the battle-field 
near Sharpsburg, Md., a private in the 124th Penn'a Vol's. 

889. David M., b. 9. 27, 1845, m., 1879, Emma T. Barrett; issue, 
Henry Clifford, John B., Clifford, d., Beulah, Thomas W. 

890. Anna L., b. 3. 3, 1848, d. 12. 16, 1898, m., 1874, John T. Hila- 
man ; issue, Albert L., Elma E., Robert R., Elsie L., Helen 
M., Bayard S. 

891. Hannah Mary, b. 6. 22, 1850, m.. 1873, Samuel F. Johnson ; 
issue, EUwood M., Ella B., Jennie M., Linton S. 



VI. (347) Hannah C. Spencer, daughter of Asa and Ann 
(Mercer) Spencer, born Eighth month 31, 1820, married, 
1839, (^92) Richard White, born Eleventh month 25, 



THE SPENCER GENE A LOGY. 1 8 3 

1805, died Seventh month 27, 1887. She was the second wife 
■of Richard. He had a farm in Franklin township, Chester 
county, Pa., near Chesterville, where they hved until his death. 

VII. Children of Richard and Hannah C. White : 

893. John, b. 5. 25, 1841, m. Elizabeth Gilmore, Mary Letitia 
Mackey. 

894. Philena, b. 9. 12, 1843, m. Nathan Janney, b. 10. 27, 1839. 

895. Asa, b. 10. 19, 1845, ;«. Lydia Ann Baker, b. 1845 '• issue, 
Elizabeth M., George C, Emma G. , Flora L. , Maurice. 

896. Edith, b. 2. 19, 1848, d. 8. 5, 1854. 

897. Georgeanna, b. 3. 5, 1851, m. Ohver Russell ; issue, Edith H., 
Howard L. 

898. Margaretta, b. 10. 5, 1854, ?«., 1876, Swithin Shortlidge, b. 11. 
II, 185 1 ; issue, Orville W. , Harry L., d., Evan W., Harvey 
G., AdaD. 

VI. (348) Mary J. Spencer, daughter of Asa and Ann (Mer- 
cer) Spencer, born Eleventh month 20, 1822, died Third 
month 12, 1897, married. Sixth month 4, 1 85 1, (899) Jesse 

Stephens (son of David and Catherine), born Second month 28, 

1822, died Third month 2, 1897. 

VII. Children of fesse and Mary J. Stephens : 

900. Franklin S., b. 3. i, 1852, m., 1878, Louisa Jones, b. 6. 19, 1857; 
issue, Anna T., Martha J., Jesse Spencer. 

901. Asa Spencer, b. 10. 2, 1853, t>i., 1883, Ella Pauline Palmer ; 
issue. Wanton, Amber T., Mary Jane. 

902. Anna Mary, b. 11. 8, 1855, m., 1879, EUwood C. Potter ; issue, 
Mary Anna, d. 

903. Catharine Miranda, b. 9. 27, 1858. 

904. William Henry, b. 3. 2, 1861, m., 1887, Mary Scherer ; issue, 
Harvey. 

905. Charles Mercer, b. 10. 22, 1863, m. Flora Adams. 



1 84 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

VI. (349) David H. Spencer, son of Asa and Ann (Mercer) 
Spencer, born Seventh month 15, 1826, died Sixth month 
22, 1891, married, i860 (906) Maria Chalfant, born 
Twelfth month 4, 1835. David was a farmer ; "he lived for a 
few years after marriage on his father's farm, and then sold it, 
and removed to Buck Valley, Bedford county. Pa., where he 
died." 

VII. Children of David H. and Maria : 
907. Blanche, 6. 9. 16, i860, m. 1888, Charles G. Lashley. 



908 
909 
910 
911 
912 

913 
914, 

915 



Jesse Chalfant, 6. g. 1, 1862. 

Lily May, i. 12. 4, 1864. 

Asa, 6. 10. 26, 1866. 

Charles Chester, i. 6. 30, 1869, m. Florence McKee. 

Miranda, 6. 10. 4, 1871. 

Mabel, 6. 9. 5, 1873, ;«. Samuel Cornell. 

Maud Mary, i. 3. 29, 1875. 

David Hannum, d. 8. 13, 1878. 



VI. (351) Aaron Spencer, son of Asa and Ann (Mercer) 
Spencer, born Tenth month 12, 1830, married, 1857, (916) 
Leah L. Crowell, born Ninth month 2, 183 1. They settled 

after marriage " upon a farm in Elk township, Chester county, 

Pa., where they continued to live." 

VII. Children of Aaron and Leak . 

917. Sarah Ann, b. 1857, d. i860. 

918. David Harvey, b. i. 8, i860, m., 1887, Mary Louisa Scott, 
and has issue. 

919. Charles Baker, ^. 11. 4, 1861, »?., 1885, Sarah L. Shakespeare, 
and has issue. 

920. William Henry, b. 1863, d. 1866. 

921. George W., b. 2. 22, 1868, m., 1889, Eliza Jane Robinson, b. 
8. 22, 1868 ; issue, T. Carl, Marion R. 

922. John Marshall, b. 6. 17, 1872. 

923. Amos C, i. 8. 24, 1876. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1 85 

VI. (352) Susanna J. Spencer, daughter of Asa and Ann 
(Mercer) Spencer, bom Fifth month 28, 1837, died Twelfth 
month 2, 1888, married. Twelfth month 4, 1856, (924) 
James K. Taylor, born Sixth month 17, 1828. They followed 
farming, in Franklin township, Chester county. Pa., until the 
decease of Susanna, after which James bought a mill in New 
Garden township, one of his sons being a miller. 

VII. Children of James K. and Susanna Taylor : 

925. Harry J., 6. 10. 9, 1857, m., 1884, Catharine Cowden ; issue, 
Lizzie L. , Bertha C, Frank J. 

926. Mary E., 6. i. 31, 1859, ;«., 1881, Barclay Riley, issue, Grace 
E., Street E., Florence T., Chester C, Anna B. 

927. Sallie A., d. 8. 17, 1861, m., 1891, Frank Brackin. 

928. Asa Spencer, 6. 9. 29, 1862. 

929. Elmer E., d. 6. 7, 1864, ;«., 1888, Mary D. Hill ; issue, Paul 
E., d., Leroy. 

930. Elizabeth E., i. 8. 9, 1865, m., 1889, Francis Worth ; issue, 
Clyde E. 

931. Anna M., 6. and d. 1869. 

932. Frank J., d. 10. 31, 1871, d. 10. 17, 1889. 

933. Clara M., i. 3. 3, 1873, d. 1883. 

VI. (361) Amelia Spencer, daughter of Jesse and Mary 
(Custard), Spencer born at Gwynedd, First month 23, 1822, 
married, at Gwynedd meeting-house (of the Orthodox body), 
near Penllyn, Fifth month 16, 1844, (934) James C. Jackson, son 
of Thomas and Jane (Griffith) Jackson, of Hockessin, Delaware. 
James was born Seventh month 13, 18 16.' His business, 
during most of his life, has been farming, especially fruit-grow- 
ing; he resided at Hockessin until 1868. 

The Jackson Family are descended from Isaac Jackson, a Friend, who came in 
1725, from BaUitore, Ireland, to Pennsylvania, and settled in New Garden township, 
Chester county. — (See Genealogy of the Family, pubUshed 1878.) 
16 



1 86 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

VII. Children of James C. and Amelia S. Jackson . 

935. Mary S., b. i. 19, 1847, d. 3. — , 1881, m., 3. 11, 1868, 
Frank Pyle, b. 6. 8, 1846, d., son of Cyrus and Mary M., of 
Wilmington, Del. ; issue, three children, Gertrude C, Amelia 
S., Frank. 

936. Edward Foulke, b. 6. i, 1850. 

937. Francis, b. and d. 1859. 

938. Alice W., i5. 7. 12, 1863, graduated, A. B., at Swarthmore 
College, 1883, and is a. teacher, for some years engaged at 
Swarthmore Preparatory School. 

VI. (362) John Spencer, son of Jesse and Mary C. Spencer, 
of Gwynedd, born Fourth month 20, 1824, married, Third 
month, 1848, (939) Mary J. Rhoads, daughter of William 
and Sarah, of Philadelphia. Mary J. died Fifth month 28, 
1883. John is the owner of the homestead place, in Moreland, 
where Jacob Spencer, (No. 6, this Genealogy), settled in 1745, 
but he has been for much of his life engaged in business in New 
York city. He and his wife had four children as below. 

VII. Children of John and Mary J. : 

940. Laura, b. 1. 12, 1849. 

941. William Rhoads, b. 7. 4, 1850, m., 1883, Amy Kimber, daughter 
of George and Harriet Kimber, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; issue, 
Frederic, b. 1884, Edith, b. 1888. (Brooklyn, N. Y.) 

942. Jesse Foulke, b. 2. 23, 1856, m., 6. 14, 1892, Mary Levick 
Crew, daughter of Lewis and Anna L. Crew, of Philadelphia ; 
issue, Jesse, b. 1893; Lewis Crew, b. 1894; Mary Crew, b. 
1895. 

943. Emily, b. 7. 27, i860. 

VI. (363) George Spencer, Jr., son of Jesse and Mary C. 
Spencer, of Gwynedd, born Twelfth month i, 1826, died 
Eleventh month 6, 1895, married. Tenth month, 1754, (944) 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1 87 

Ella L. Shoemaker, daughter of Edward M. and Mary- 
Shoemaker, of Philadelphia. George resided on the old place 
at Penllyn, the site of the dwelling built by Edward Foulke, 
the settler, but sold it (as stated, p. 122), in 1854, and later was 
engaged in business in Richmond, Ind., and Philadelphia. 
VII. Children of George and Ella L. • 
945. Mary Annetta, 6. 3. 8, 1856, d. 4. 7, 1890, lenm. 



946 

947 
948 

949 



Lizzie E., 6. 1857, d. i860. 
Edward M., i. 10. 28, 1866. 
Lilian, i. 11. 27, 1862. 
Genevieve, 6. 6. 3, 1876. 



VI. (364) Lydia Spencer, daughter of Jesse and Mary, bom 
at Gwynedd, Third month 22, 1829, married Second month 
17, 1853, at Gwynedd meeting-house (of the Orthodox body), 
near Penllyn, (950) Samuel Morris, son of Samuel B. and 
Hannah (Perot) Morris, born Tenth month 7, 1827.^ Samuel is 
an esteemed minister of the Society of Friends ; he has made 
several religious journeys, including a very extended one, in 
1892—93, to Japan, Australia, and islands of the Pacific Ocean. 
His home is at Olney, (Philadelphia). 

VII. Children of Samuel and Lydia Morris : 

951. Hannah Perot, b. 2. 20, 1854. 

952. Luke Wistar, b. 6. II, 1858, d. 6. 15, 1874. 

953. George Spencer, b. 7. 11, 1867, m. 6. i, 1895, Lydia, dau. 
of William and Nancy M. (Ellis) Ellicott ; issue Samuel Jr., b. 
1896, Nancy, b. 1898. 

VI. (366) William F. Spencer, son of Jesse and Mary C, of 
Gwynedd, born Twelfth month 31, 1833, married First month 

1 The Morris family are descended from Anthony Morris, a Friend, who came to 
New Jersey from London in 1682, and subsequently removed to Philadelphia, where 
he was one of the most prominent citizens. He was Mayor in 1703, and died 1721. 



l88 . THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

17, i860 (954), Christiana Bradley, daughter of Thomas 
and Maria, of Philadelphia. William F. has resided for many 
years in Richmond, Indiana, where he and his sons are engaged 
in the manufacture of school furniture. 

VII. Children of William F. and Christiana : 

955. Elizabeth E., d. i. 19, 1861, m., 1892, Robert B. Kersey ; 
issue, Emily, 6. 1893 ; Christine, 6. 1895. 

956. Mary T., d. 4. 27, 1864, m., 1890, Linnaeus Boyd ; issue, 
Helen, 6. 1892; John C, 6. 1894, d. 1895 ; William, 6. 1897. 

957. Gertrude, 6. 11. 8, 1866, m. 1896, George Francis McCurdy. 

958. Anna, i. 2. 25, 1869. 

959. George M., i. 7. 27, 1871, m., 1895, Grace Tibbetts, of Madi- 
son, Indiana. 

960. William F., Jr., 6. 11. 28, 1873, m., 1897, Estelle Cunningham. 



VI. (369) Caroline Roberts, daughter of Hugh and Sarah 
(Spencer) Roberts, of Germantown, born Twelfth month 2, 
1809, died Second month 24, 1872, married, 1835, (961), 
Charles S. Rorer, son of Joseph Rorer, of Philadelphia county. 
Charles was born April 14, 181 1, and died September 22, 
1889; his mother's maiden name was Smith. He removed in 
185 1 to a farm near Prospectville, in Horshman township, Mont- 
gomery county, Pa., where he lived afterward to the close of his 
life. He was a director of the Bank of Germantown, 1849-51, 
and a director of the Hatboro National Bank from 1874. For 
many years he was one of the school directors of the township, 
and from 1875 a justice of the peace. He was an active member 
of the Baptist church, and an earnest advocate of the temperance 
movement. 

After the death of his first wife, Charles married, June 17, 
1875, Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Jerusha Taylor, of 
Philadelphia, who survived him. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1 89 

VII. Children of Ckas. S. and Caroline Rarer: 

962. Clementine, b. 3. 20, 1838, m., 3. 20, 1865, Albert French, son 
of William and Charlotte, of Hatboro, Pa. ; issue one child, 
Charlotte, who m. Newton Walton, and has issue. 

963. Adelaide, b. 9. 13, 1839, ;«. William Hill, (residence near 
Pleasantville, Bucks county, Pa.), and had issue : (i) Caroline, 
who m. Charles Shutt, and had three children, became a widow, 
and remarried ; (2) Susan, unm. ; (3) Charles, d. , (4) Clemen- 
tine, m. Lowell Hoover, and had issue, Maria. 

964. Bartlett T., b. 11. 2, 1841, m. Emeline Williams, dau. of David 
and Mary; issue, Anna G., d. y., Charles S., d., Mary W., 
Caroline R. , Elizabeth U., Ahce P. Bartlett was several years 
a storekeeper near Glenside, in Cheltenham, Montgomery 
county. Pa., now (1900) residing in Germantown, Philadelphia. 

VI. (370) Spencer Roberts, of Germantown, son of Hugh 
and Sarah (Spencer) Roberts, born Eighth month 10, 181 1, 
died Tenth month 22, 1885, married, ist. Third month 3, 
183s, (965) Elizabeth Yerkes Hagy, bom Second month 4, 
18 1 3, died Second month — , 1843. Spencer married, 2nd, 
Fifth month 16, 1845, (966) Elizabeth Ann Taylor, daughter 
of Maris Taylor; she died First month 26, 1886. By both 
marriages he had children, as below. 

Spencer Roberts was many years a prominent citizen, and 
active business man, at Germantown. In 1835, he purchased 
with his brother-in-law, Charles S. Rorer, the historic old mill, 
originally the " Townsend mill," later the " Lukens Mill," and 
in the present century, the " Roberts MUl," on the Wingohocking 
creek, east of Germantown,^ which had belonged to his father, 
Hugh Roberts. They carried it on together, until 1841, when 

1 See mention of its belonging to Mathias Lukens, Joseph Spencer's father-in-law, 
ante, p. 54, f. n., and as having been purchased in 1811, by Hugh Roberts, p. 122, f. n. 



ipo THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

Spencer bought Charles's interest, and continued in business 
there until 1856. He was for several years a school director of 
the Twenty-second Ward, was a member of the City Council, 
1855—56, and long a member of the Philadelphia Board of 
Education. He became in 1867 President of the Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company of Germantown, and so continued until his 
death. 

VII. Children of Spencer and Elizabeth {Hagy) Roberts : 

967. Hugh Oscar, b. 1836, m. Anna Maria Gemrig. P 

968. Susanna Hagy, b. 8. 27, 1837, m. Lylburn H. Steel. ^ 

969. Charles R., b. 1839, m. Janie Shaw Pearson, Louisa Jane 
Gay. 3 

970. Algernon Sidney, b. 1840, ?n. Elizabeth J. Pearson. ^ 

Children of Spencer and Elizabeth ( Taylor) Roberts : 

971. John Taylor, b. 1847, m. Hannah Maule Matlack. ^ 

972. Enoch Taylor, b. 1849, m. Helen A. Woods. ^ 

973. Annie Taylor, b. 8. 19, 1850, tn. Ferdinand V. Hoyt ; issue, 
Albert Maurice. 

974. Elizabeth, b. 12. 4, 1851, m. William H. Wriggins, d. ; issue, 
Annie R., m. W. Seymour Runk ; Thomas, Charles C, Helen 
V. Elizabeth, ;«., 2nd, 12. 16, 1895, Benjamin F. Dewees. 



VI. (371) Margaret Roberts, daughter of Hugh and Sarah 
(Spencer) Roberts, of Germantown, born Sixth month 22, 
1813, died Ninth month 27, 1891, married (975) Gideon 
Lloyd. He was born in Chester county, Pa., about 1812, and 
died in IndianapoHs, Indiana, January 9, 1877. They were 
married March 15, 1847, by Rev. Stockton, at his resi- 
dence in Philadelphia. They lived for some time in Philadelphia, 
and afterward at Bristol, Pa., but in i860 removed to Indian- 
apolis, where, or in that vicinity, they continued their home until 
the close of their lives. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. I9I 

VII. Children of Gideon and Margaret Lloyd : 

976. Spencer Clay, d. 11. 25, 1847; engaged in farming near 
Indianapolis. 

977. Sarah Virginia, 6. 1849, d. 1850. 

978. Washington Byron, 6. 6. 3, 1851, m., 12. 4, 1884, Rhoda M. 
Johnson, of Indianapolis, Ind. ; issue, Spencer E., 6. 1886, 
Harold J., 5. 1889, Hugh B., i. 1891, Marguerite, 6. 1893. 
(Farmer and dairyman, near Indianapolis, Ind.) 

979. Clara Virginia, 6. 1853, d. 1854. 

980. Mary Carohne, 6. at Bristol, Pa., 11. 13, 1855. In 1883 she 
began the study of dentistry, and graduated from the Ohio 
College of Dental Surgery, Cincinnati, in 1885, since which 
time she has been practicing her profession in Indianapolis, Ind. 

VI. (372) Hugh Roberts, son of Hugh and Sarah (Spencer) 
Roberts, of Germantown, born Eighth month 5, 1821, died 
at Norristown, Pa., Eighth month 23, 1894, married Eighth 
month 8, 1842, before John M. Scott, Mayor of Philadelphia, 
(981), Alice A. Gallagher, daughter of John and Margaret 
Stotsenburg Gallagher. 

Hugh, whose father had died before his birth, was cared for 
by an aunt, in childhood, and spent his boyhood with his uncle 
Thomas P. Spencer, (No. 153, this Genealogy) on the farm in 
Lower Makefield. He learned the milling trade with his brother 
Spencer, at the " Roberts Mill " on the Wingohocking. Refer- 
ring to this period of his life, in notes furnished the author of 
this volume, he described in an interesting manner the business 
carried on at the old mill. 

It was mainly a ' ' grist ' ' mill ; some merchant work, however, was 
done. There was a large overshot wheel, perhaps 25 feet in diameter, out- 
side the mill. But the water, in a dry season, was insufficient, causing 
many lamentations from the millers, and steam was put in, about 1841. 
No other mill stood above it, on the stream. A dam had been made, some 



192 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

50 yards above the mill, and a " trunk " constructed from the dam face. 
(A new trunk was put in, in Hugh's time, say 1837-38.) In the back part 
of the mill, on the second floor, land plaster (gypsum) was ground. Two 
■ ' run ' ' of stone were operated on flour (one on wheat exclusively, and one 
on corn, rye, and oats), and one "run" on plaster. The rock was bought 
in the city, 60 tons at a time, at Vine street wharf, on the Schuylkill, (it 
came from Nova Scotia), and had to be hauled to the mill by teams. The 
rock cost $2.50 to )!S3.5o per ton, and was sold ground at 25 cents a bushel. 
— about 25 bushels to the ton. 

The plaster stone was a solid one, a " country stone," those for grind- 
ing flour were " French burr." Three kinds of flour were made, "super- 
fine," "coarse," and bran. " Conestoga wagons " used to come to the 
mill in the time of Hugh Roberts, Sen. He, (Hugh, Sen.) ground a good 
deal of rye flour, and had at one time a profitable contract to supply it to 
the almshouse, but in the time of his sons, wheat flour was chiefly ground. 

In 1840, having completed his apprenticeship, Hugh went to 
Wilmington, Delaware, and was employed there for several years 
in the famous Brandywine Mills, carried on by the Leas and 
Canbys. 

"A short time prior to the war he engaged in farming, residing in New 
Castle county, Delaware, and later in Cecil county, Maryland. He was 
an ardent Abolitionist, and on the formation of that party became an active 
Republican, advocating the election of Lincoln to the Presidency, and 
being one of the few who voted for him in that election district. In March, 
1 86 1, he sold out his Maryland farm and came to Pennsylvania, settling 
after two or three years at Gwynedd, in this [Montgomery] county. There 
he resided, pursuing the occupation of a farmer until about twelve years 
ago, when he removed to Norristown." [Obit, notice in Norristown 
Her aid. '\ 

In Norristown, where he spent the closing years of his life, 
he was for some time actively engaged in the development of the 
town, he and his son Ellwood erecting some fifty or more dwell- 
ings in the Seventh and Tenth wards. He was buried at Ply- 
mouth Friends' ground. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1 93 

VII. Children of Hugh and Alice A. Roberts : 

982. Charles Henry, b. 6. 18, 1843, m., 3. 23, 1865, Sarah Elizabeth, 
dau. of Samuel and Louisa Stradling ; issue, (i) Alice A., b. 
1866, teacher ; (2) Hugh, ^. 1868, attorney-at-law ; (3) Samuel, 
b. 1 87 1, druggist, Lemars, Iowa ; (4) Louisa, b. 1886. — Chas. 
H. Roberts was for a number of years a teacher, but later 
studied law and successfully practiced his profession, — now, 
1900, at Kansas City, Mo. 

983. Edmund, b. 1844, d. 1845. 

984. Ellwood, b. I. 22, 1846, m., 9. 12, 1878, Mary Long Carter, 
dau. of Job and Rachel Carter, of Mickleton, N. J., and has 
issue : Howard Carter, b. 1879 ; Charles Alfred, b. 1881, d. 
1888 ; Alice Rachel, b. 1886 ; William Hugh, b. 1888 ; Mary 
Carter, b. 1892. — Ellwood was some time a teacher, was en- 
gaged in farming in Gwynedd, and removed to Norristown, 
where he has been for a number of years an editor of the Nor- 
ristown Daily Herald. He is the author of several books, in- 
cluding a volume of poetry, ' ' Lyrics of Quakerism and Other 
Poems," (1895) ; a volume of Genealogy and historical collec- 
tions, "Old Richland Families," (1898), and "Plymouth 
Meeting," another of similar character, (igoo). 

985. Mary, b. 10. 25, 1847, m., 11. 7, 1877, Samuel Livezey, son of 
Samuel and Rachel ; issue, Thomas Hugh, b. 1879. Resi- 
dence, Norristown, Pa. 

986. William, b. 1851, d. 1855. 

987. Spencer, b. 1854, d. 1855. 

988. Alfred, b. 1857, d. i860. 

VI- (373) Joseph Josiah Hirst, son of Joseph and Sarah 
(Spencer) Hirst, of Germantown, born Seventh month 31, 
1823, died 1870, married (989) Abigail Wharton, daughter 
of Moses Wharton, of Lower Makefield, Bucks county. Pa. 

He was brought up by his uncle, Thomas Pirn Spencer, (No. 

153, this Genealogy), on his farm in Lower Makefield, and " set- 



194 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

tied on a farm near Fallsington (Bucks county) in the 'so's." 
His death was due to an accidental fall from a tree, causing a 
partial paralysis. His widow died a few years later. 

VII. Children of Joseph J. and Abigail Hirst. 

990. Sarah, d. , m. Joseph White, and left issue, 

991. Phebe Ann, d., m., and left issue. 

992. Rachel, d. unm. 

993. Susanna, m. Robert Clark ; issue, one child. 

994. Hannah, d. unm. 

995. Mercy, d., m. 

996. Wharton. He is living, unm., (1900), on the homestead place. 

997. Caroline, d. unm. 

VI. (374) Sarah Ann Hirst, daughter of Joseph and Sarah 

(Spencer) Hirst, born Seventh month 19, 1825, married. Fifth 

month 6, 1 8 5 1 (998) Henry Van Horn, born Sixth month 

18, 1818, died Sixth month 16, 1893. He was a resident of 

Philadelphia, and died there. Their children were as below. 

VII. Children of Henry and Sarah A. Van Horn . 

999. Anna Therese, m. William Selman, of Philadelphia, and had 

issue : Henry Pim, Edith, William, Jr. 
1000. Spencer Roberts, m. Ida V. Smith; issue, Helen R., d., 

Spencer R., Jr., Ethel, 
looi. Harry, d. 

1002. Ella. 

1003. William Hirst, d. 

VI. (375) Rachel Abigail Hirst, daughter of Joseph and 
Sarah (Spencer) Hirst, born Second month 2, 1827, married 
Twelfth month 23, 1851 (1004), Casper Souder, Junior, of 

Philadelphia, journalist and editor, born Eleventh month 8, 18 19, 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 1 95 

died Tenth month 21, 1868, son of Casper and Leah Bickerton 
Souder. 

Casper Souder, Jr., gave most of his active life to the news- 
paper press of his city. He became in 1850 a reporter on the 
Sunday Dispatch, and retained for fourteen years a connection 
with that newspaper; in 1853, however, he joined the Evening 
Bulletin, and remained one of its staff to the close of his life. It 
had been established in 1847, and in i860, a joint-stock associa- 
tion being formed for its ownership and conduct, he became one 
of the stockholders. He was then and later one of the prin- 
cipal editors. His interest as an author, was especially directed 
to history and reminiscence connected with Philadelphia, and he 
wrote for the Sunday Dispatch (then edited by his friend Thomp- 
son Westcott), an extended " History of Chestnut Street," in 
which each building was identified and particularly described. 

VII. Children of Casper, Jr. , and Rachel A . Souder : 

1005. Kate Maria, m. 7. 24, 1873, Theodore A. Langstroth, of Ger- 
mantown, Phila. , son of James Fawcett and Harriet Ashmead 
Langstroth ; issue Katharine Bartram, James Heidel, Charles 
Souder, Francis Drexel, Theodora Ashmead, Louise Drexel 
MorreU. 

1006. Leah Bickerton, d. i. 23, 1891, ?«. 2. 3, 1881, William Smith 
Parker, d. 5. 6, 1890. 

1007. Rachel H., m. 6. 19, 1883, Rev. Thomas A. Gill, chaplain 
United States Navy, son of John S. and Sarah S. Gill ; issue, 
Madeline Kate, Thomas Sidney, d. 

VI. (377) Anna Maria Thomas, daughter of Spencer and 
Hephziba (Spencer) Thomas, of Upper Dublin, born at 
Poquessing, Philadelphia (now Torresdale), Sixth month 19, 
1 8 19, died at Gwynedd, First month 16, 1864. She married 



196 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

Second month 11, 1841, (1008) Algernon Sydney Jenkins, ol 
Gwynedd, son of Charles Foulke and Mary (Lancaster) Jenkins.^ 
Algernon S. Jenkins was born in Philadelphia, Eleventh 
month 28, 1 8 16, and died at Gwynedd (as the result of an acci- 
dental fall), Seventh month 9, 1890. He was a justice of the 
peace for forty-four years (i 846-1 890), and a citizen and business 
man highly esteemed in his township, and in the county. After 
the death of his first wife he married, 2nd, 1867, Alice A. Davis, 
of Edgmont, Delaware county, Pa., by whom he had one son, 
George Herbert Jenkins, born at Gwynedd, 1871 ; now a mem- 
ber of the bar, Philadelphia. 

VII. Son of Algernon S. and Anna Maria Jenkins : 
1009. Howard M., b. 1842, m. Mary Anna Atkinson. ^ 



VI. (380) Caroline Thomas, daughter of Spencer and Heph- 
ziba (Spencer) Thomas, of Upper Dublin, born Ninth month 
14, 1824, died at Silcott's Springs, Va., Eleventh month 12, 

1899. She married (No. 255, this Genealogy), Basil W. 

Shoemaker, and their children are given, p. 162. 

VI. (381) Lemuel Thomas, son of Spencer and Hephziba, of 
Upper Dublin, born Fourth month 4, 1826, married Fifth 

month II, 1854 ( 1 010), Drusilla Rowlett, daughter of John 

and Drusilla (Phipps) Rowlett, of Nicetown, Philadelphia. 

Lemuel grew up on the homestead place at Upper Dublin. 

After his marriage he was sometime connected in business with 

1 Algernons. Jenkins was descended from Jenkin Jenkin, of Wales, who settled in 
Hatfield, in Philadelphia (now Montgomery) county, near the present town of Lans- 
dale, in 1729. His (Algernon's) mother was descended from Thomas Lancaster, of 
Richland, Bucks county, a minister of the early Friends, and by female lines from John 
Sotcher, of Pennsbury Manor, William Penn's steward, and many years a member of 
the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. ig? 

his father-in-law at Nicetown, and for several years was engaged 
in farming near Somerton in the (then) 23d Ward of Philadelphia. 
He later resided at " Springlands, " on the Neshaminy, near 
Bridgewater, in Bucks county, and had a business connection 
with his cousin, N. Spencer Thomas, of Elmira, N. Y. He is 
now (1900) a resident of West Philadelphia. 

VII. Child of Lemuel and Drusilla R, Thomas : 
ion. Caroline Lee, d. 6. 21, 1856. 

VI. (385) Mary W. Thomas, daughter of Spencer and Heph- 
zeba (Spencer) Thomas, born at Upper Dublin, Twelfth 
month 6, 1833, married Eighth month 18, 1856, in Philadel- 
phia, before Alderman Brazer, (1012) William Henry 
Brown, son of Joseph Elgar and Hannah Carpenter Brown. ^ 
W. Henry Brown was born at Salem, N. J., First month 3, 
1832 ; he is a printer and editor, and has for a number of years 
resided at Peekskill, N. Y., being the editor and proprietor of the 
Peekskill Blade. 

VII. Children of W. II. and Mary W. Brown . 

1013. Joseph Francis, b. 9. 11, 1857, d. 3. 4, 1862. 

1014. Charles Perrin, b. 6. 8, i860, d. 5. 10, 1889, m. Mary Eliza- 
beth Crawford, b. 12. 12. 1862, dau. of Andrew J. and Mary 
E. Crawford ; issue, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1883, d. 1884, Florence 
Crawford, b. 8. 2, 1885, d. 8, 15, 1900. 

1015. Lydia Paul, ^. 10. I, 1864, d. 2. 28, 1885. 

1016. William Henry, b. 11. 14, 1868, d. 2. 22, 1873. 

I Hannah Carpenter Brown was the daughter of John and Mary EUet, of Salem, 
N. J., and a descendant both from Samuel Preston and Samuel Carpenter, prominent 
merchants of Philadelphia, in the early Colonial time, and members of the Provincial 
Council of Pennsylvania. (See Keith's " Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania," in 
which the very full article on the Preston Family was contributed by Charles Perrine 
Smith, of Trenton, N. J., half brother of W. Henry Brown.) 



1 98 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

1017. Mary Francis, b. 2. 26, 1871. 

1018. Thomas Pirn Spencer, b. at Peekskill, N. Y., 3. 19, 1875, m. 
4. I, 1900, Bertha Mausback, b. 11. 7, 1879, dau. of Joseph 
and Minnie Mausback. 



VI. (388) Nathan Spencer Thomas, son of Richard L. and 
Maria (Spencer) Thomas, born Third month 16, 1828, and 
died at Elmira, N. Y., Third month 30, 1890. He married 
Sixth month 14, 1855, (1019) Hannah Ann Iredell, daughter 
of Charles T. and Rebecca N. Iredell, of Bristol, Pa. Hannah 
Ann was born Seventh month 12. 1830. 

N. Spencer Thomas was a manufacturing chemist. He was 
placed, as a lad, with Robert Shoemaker & Co., of Philadelphia, 
and after completing his apprenticeship with that well-known 
house, went into business for himself on New Market street. A 
destructive fire closed his stay there, and he removed to New 
York State, where he engaged extensively in the extraction of 
tannin from oak bark, and the manufacture of dye-stuffs, estab- 
lishing factories at Painted Post, N. Y., and at Trout Run, Pa. 
These undertakings he pressed forward successfully with much 
energy, and upon broad plans. 

VII Children of N. Spencer and Hannah Ann Thomas : 

1020. Rebecca Iredell, b. 12. 4, 1857, m. 2. 5, 1891, George Picker- 
ing, son of George and Annie (Rowlett), and has issue, sur- 
name Pickering: Dorothy Iredell, b. 12. 20, 1891 ; Ruth 
Thomas, b. 6. 20. 1893 ; Hannah Rowlett, b. 5. 24, 1896. 
(Elmira, N. Y.) 

1021. Anna A., b. i. 17, i860, d. 8. 8, 1873. 

1022. Charles Iredell, b. 11. 30, 1861. 



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VI. (390) Isaac Thomas, son of Richard L. and Maria (Spencer) 
Thomas, bom at Yardleyville, Pa., Eighth month 15, 1829, 
married Tenth month 26, 1858, (1023) Sarah Ann Harborn, 
daughter of William and Ann, of Philadelphia. Sarah Ann was 
born 1837 and died 1882. Isaac followed many years the oc- 
cupation of ship blacksmith in Philadelphia, and is now (1900) 
living in that city. 

VII. Children of Isaac and Sarah Ann Thomas : 

1024. Eleanor, b. 12. 25, 1859, d. 1891, m., no issue. 

1025. Walter, b. 7. 14, 1861, m. Mary Cress, and has issue : Rebecca, 
d., Walter. 

1026. Maria, b. and (/. 1864. 

1027. Mary, b. 1866, in., no issue. 

1028. Frank, b. and d. 1870. 

1029. Edwin, b. 4. 4, 1872. 

VI. (391) Edwin L. Thomas, son of Richard L. and Maria 
(Spencer) Thomas, born at Richboro', Bucks county. Pa., 
Twelfth month 25, 1833, died in Philadelphia, (of small-pox). 
Third month 7, 1872. He was twice married, ist to (1030) 
GuLiELMA Roberts, daughter of Charles and Sarah Ann, of 
Upper Dublin, Montgomery county. Pa., Twelfth month 8, 1864; 
she was born 1834, and died (of consumption) Third month 31, 
1865 without issue. Edwin married, 2d, (103 1) Clara Hamil- 
ton Clayton, daughter of Zephaniah and Margaret, of Philadel- 
phia ; she was born Sixth month 27, 1843, and survived her 
husband. 

Edwin learned the business of a druggist and chemist with 
his brother, N. Spencer Thomas (No. 388) and Robert Shoe- 
maker & Co., and in October, 1856, engaged in business for 
himself as wholesale druggist and manufacturing chemist, carry- 



200 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

ing this on until his death. He was first on Market street, at No. 
121 5, and later at other locations, lastly at 123 North Seventh 
street. His brother, Hugh M. (No. 392), was in partnership with 
him from 1859 to 1865, and B. F. Twining from 1865 to 1872. 

VII. Children of Edwin L. and Clara Thomas : 

1032. Lillie Victorine, 6. 12. 23, 1868. 

1033. Harry Leedom, 6. 12. 16, 1870, graduated M. D. at the Jeffer- 
son Medical College, Philadelphia, in Fifth month 1893, and 
located later at Langhorne, Bucks county, Pa., for the practice 
of his profession. He m. 10. 28,. 1899, at the home of her 
brother-in-law, Charles Chevrier, Trenton, N. J., Annie Leaw. 

VI. (392) Hugh Mearns Thomas, son of Richard L. and 
Maria (Spencer) Thomas, born First month 18, 1838. He 
married by Friends' ceremony, at Bristol, Pa., Tenth month 
24, 1865 (1034), Mary Emma S. Thomas, daughter of Hugh and 
Elizabeth S. Boyle, both of whom were born in Philadelphia. 
(Elizabeth S. Boyle was the daughter of Abraham Schofield, 
granddaughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Schofield, and great- 
granddaughter of Ann Chapman, of Bucks county, a prominent 
minister among the Friends.) Mary Emma was born Ninth 
month 4, 1839. 

Hugh was for some time with his brother, N. Spencer Thomas, 
later was in business himself as a druggist, and afterward in 
partnership with his brother Edwin engaged in the manufacture 
of pharmaceutical and chemical preparations, — all in Philadelphia. 
Later he removed to Bucks county, where the family con- 
tinued for several years. He is now (1900) of Philadelphia. 

VII. Children of Hugh and Mary Emma Thomas : 

1035. Elizabeth B., 6. 7. 25, 1867, d. 2. 21, 1878. 

1036. Willis Hugh, i. 11. 23, 1868, d. 4. 8, 1874. 



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VI. (399) Sydney Knight, daughter of Nathan T. and EHza- 
beth (Thomas) Knight, bom Eleventh month 3, 1829, died 
near Torresdale, Philadelphia, Tenth month 16, 1900, mar- 
ried, Eleventh month 21, 1853 (1037) John Wood, of Moreland, 
son of Joseph and Rachel, of Horsham, Pa. John and Sydney, 
during most of their married life, resided at the old home of 
Nathan T. and Elizabeth Knight, near Torresdale, previously the 
" Ishmael Hall " place, owned by Jonathan Thomas. Some 
time before the sale of this property, in 1897,' they ceased farming 
and made their home with their children. 

VII. Children of John and Sydney Wood : 

1038. Ella, b. 7. 30, 1854, d. 3. 13, 1857. 

1039. Caroline H., b. 11. 27, 1851, iit., 12. 22, 1874, William 
F. Morgan, of Horsham, son of Benjamin and Ann (Con- 
rad) ; issue, Clinton W., b. 10. 4, 1875, Edward B., b. 4. 4, 

1877- 

1040. Frank H., of Byberry, Pa., farmer, b.d. 12, 1856, wz., 12.30, 
1880, Mary M. Stout, dau. of Henry and Mary; issue, 
Marion C, b. 9. 1, 1883, John H., b. 6. 27, 1885. 

1041. Elizabeth K., b. 9. i, 1859, in., 6. 5, 1889, Charles E. Morgan, 
of Wilkesbarre, Pa. , son of Charles and Ellen Morgan ; issue, 
C. Byron, b. 12. 24, 1891, EUzabeth K., b. 9. 5, 1895. 

1042. J. Byron, b. 3. 21, 1862 (Byberry, Pa.). 

1043. Albert W., b. 2. i, 1867, d. 3. 7, 1889, ii?t?n. 

VI. (400) Sarah Tyson Knight, daughter of Nathan T. and 
Elizabeth (Thomas) Knight, born Fourth month 29, 1832, 
married. Third month 24, 1859(1044) Edward Leedom, son 
of Charles and Lydia, of Newtown, Bucks county, Pa., born Sec- 
ond month, 1826, died Tenth month 18, 1892, at Bristol, Pa. 
They resided for a number of years after their marriage on a farm 

^ See reference to this, p. 130. 
17 



202 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

near Newtown, in Bucks county, and then removed to a farm in 
Byberi-y ; later, they removed to Bristol, where Edward was 
engaged in the coal business at the time of his death. 

VII. Children of Edward and Sarah T. Leedom . 

1045. Jesse, b. 7. 27, i860. (Of New York, N. Y., 1901.) 

1046. Walter Francis, of Bristol, Pa. (dealer in coal, etc.), b. 3. 7, 
1862, m., 12. 24, 1885, Lottie Miller; issue, Hiram K., b. i. 
20, 1887, MedoraW., b. 9. 12, 1889, Augustus W., b. and d. 
1892. 

1047. Ellen Knight, b. 9. 15, 1865. 

1048. Alice, b. 2. 22, 1868, d. 10. 12, 1899. 

VI. (412) Jeremiah BoNSALL, of Philadelphia, conveyancer, son 
of Edward H. and Lydia (Mcllvain) Bonsall, born Fifth 
month 28, 1825, and died Seventh month 29, 1892. He 
married, Ninth month 29, 185 1, by Friends' ceremony, in the 
presence of Charles Gilpin, Mayor of Philadelphia (1049) Mar- 
garet FiMisTER Hutchinson, daughter of Robert and EHzabeth. 
(Robert Hutchinson was originally in the leather business ; after- 
ward, for many years succeeding consolidation, an Alderman of 
the City of Philadelphia. His wife was Elizabeth S. Paxson, also 
of Philadelphia.) 

VII. Children of Jeremiah and Margaret F. Bo?tsall : 

1050. Lydia, b. 12. 20, 1854, d. 7. 27, 1875. 

105 1. Robert Hutchinson, b. 4. 10, 1857. 

1052. Edward Home, 6. 11. 19, 1859, m., at St. Matthew's P. E. 
Church, Philadelphia, 10. 4, 1887, Hannah Rodney Tunnelle. 
(She was the daughter of George Tunnelle, of Georgetown, 
Delaware, merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Stockley, who 
was a descendant of William Rodney, father of Csesar Rod- 
ney, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.) Edward 
H. .5o;z.y«// studied law with Richard L. Ashhurst, Esq., and 
was admitted to the bar in December, 1880. Upon the organ- 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 203 

ization of the Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Com- 
pany, in 1886, he became title and trust officer, and sub- 
sequently second vice-president of the company, and in 1899 
resigned that position to become second vice-president of the 
Land Title and Trust Company, which place he now holds. 
Children of Edward H. and Hannah Rodney BonsaU : 
Edward H., b. 8. 14, 1888, Rodney Tunnelle, b. 8. 19, 1893. 

1053. Henry, b. 5. i, 1862, d. 5. 4, 1895. 

1054. William Spencer, 1 , ^ o^ j 00^ 
•"^ ^ ' \ b. d. 14, 1869, d. 7. 28, 1869. 

1055. Alfred J., J 

1056. Elizabeth Paxson, b. 12. 22, 1871, d. 12. 25, 1874. 

TI. (430) Elizabeth Spencer Miller, daughter of Levis and 
Ann (Mcllvain) Miller, born Twelfth month 21, 1833, mar 
ried, Eleventh month 7, 1855, (1057) Joseph Bunting, son of 
Josiah and Sarah (Sellers) Bunting, of Darby, Delaware county. 
Pa. (Joseph was a descendant of Anthony and Ellen Bunting, 
of Derbyshire, England, and of Samuel Sellers, who came from 
Belper, in Derbyshire, in 1682, and settled in Upper Darby, Del- 
aware county. Pa.) Joseph Bunting died First month 29, i8go. 

VII. Children of Joseph and Elizabeth S. Bunting : 

1058. George Miller b. 7. 28, 1856, ;«., 11. 22, 1882, Caroline Sellers 
Keen, dau, of J. Sidney and Hannah Mcllvain Keen, of Phil- 
adelphia ; issue, Howard Keen, Edith Sellers, Clement Smith, 
George M., Jr. 

1059. Anna Miller. 

VI. (431) Edgar Thomson Miller, of Media, Pa., son of 
Levis and Ann Mcllvain Miller, born Fifth month 4, 1835, 
married. Eleventh month 7, 1865, (1060) Mary Haldeman, 
daughter of Issac and Eliza West Haldeman. Mary was born 
Fourth month 24, 1840, in Upper Providence, Delaware county. 
Pa., (the house now within the borough of Media). Her father. 



204 THE SPENCER FAMIL Y. 

Issac Haldeman, wsa born in Charlestown, Chester county, 
1 797 ; her mother was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Maris) West, of Springfield, Delaware county, the former of the 
same family as Benjamin West, the painter. 

Edgar T. Miller was educated at schools near his home, 
and at Salem, N. J., and was a pupil at the latter place, for a 
time, of Aaron B. Ivins, later principal of the Friends' Central 
School, Philadelphia. In 1852-3-4 he attended Treemount 
Seminary, kept by Rev. Samuel Aaron, at Norristown, Pa.^ 
He was engaged, in 1 861, at Keokuk, Iowa, when the Civil War 
broke out, and having entered the military service he had an ex- 
tended experience therein. 

In the summer of 1861, Keokuk, being on the border of 
Missouri, was considered in danger of attack, and he joined 
a company of "City Rifles," commanded by Captain W. W. 
Belknap, afterward a major-general and Secretaiy of War, under 
whom he served in the engagement at Croton, on the Des Moines 
river, in August, 1861. In April, 1862, he was mustered in as 
an officer of the 15th i^egiment infantry, Iowa Volunteers, and 
then served for thirty-eight months, until after the war had closed. 
He was in numerous battles and engagements, including Corinth, 
Vicksburg, and Atlanta, and was in the "March to the Sea," 
under General Sherman. He served with his regiment for about 
half the time, and during the remainder was on the staffs of Gen. 
Alexander Chambers, and Gen. Frank P. Blair, holding success- 
ively the rank of Second and First Lieutenant, Captain, and 
Brevet-Major. 

After the war he was for some time in business in Phila- 

1 Samuel Aaron {b. 1800, d. 1865), was one of the most famous educators of 
eastern Pennsylvania, for many years. He conducted the Seminary at Norristown 
from 1844 to 1859. Edgar T. Miller says : " I thinlc Samuel Aaron was the noblest man 
whom I everlcnew." 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 205 

delphia, but from 1867 to 1890 resided on a farm near Swarth- 
more, retiring then to Media, where he has taken an active in- 
terest in the schools, and in municipal affairs, etc. He is 
(1900-01) President of the School Board of Media, and a Curator 
of the Delaware County Institute of Science. 

VII. Children of Edgar T. and Mary H. Miller ■ 

1061. Elizabeth Haldeman, b. 7. 11, 1868, m., 2. g, 1901, Samuel 
Sebastian Evans, of Cedartown, Polk county, Ga. 

1062. John Spencer, ^. 5. 5, 1872, student at law. 

1063. Clarence Haldeman, b. i. 10, 1881, student of medicine. 

1064. Marion, b. 4. 8, 1885. 

VI. (433) George Deeble Miller, of Philadelphia, son of 
Levis and Ann (Mcllvain) Miller, bom at " Green Dale," 
near Media, Second month 3, 1839, married. Tenth month 
17, 1865 (1065) Ann Charlton Thomas, daughter of Isaac 
Thomas, M. D., and Mary H. (Brinton) Thomas, of West 
Chester, Pa. 

George D. Miller enlisted as a private in Co. D., 124th 
regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, recruited for nine months' 
service, in August, 1862. This regiment was commanded by 
Colonel Joseph W. Hawley, of Media, (who subsequently 
married Anna Miller, No. 434, this Genealogy). It had scarcely 
been organized, at Washington, before it was sent into Maryland, 
with the Army of the Potomac, and on the 17th of September 
was sent into action at Antietam. Here George sustained a 
terrible wound, being shot through by a rifle-ball, which entered 
the abdomen, and passed out near the spine. " He was never 
able to return to the regiment, for active service, again. His 
life was despaired of for months, but ultimately, by careful 
nursing, he recovered." 



2o6 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

He was for some time in the service of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company, at Altoona, Pa., but has been (1901) for 
more than twenty years engaged in the lumber and coal busi- 
ness in West Philadelphia. 

VII. Children of George D. and Ann C. Miller : 

1066. Henry Spencer, b. 8. 31, 1866, at Altoona, Pa. 

1067. Mary Thomas. She is a graduate of the Women's Medical 
College of Philadelphia, and (1901) is engaged in a hospital in 
Washington, D. C. 

1068. Anna Mcllvain. 

VI. (434) Anna Miller, daughter of Levis and Ann (Mc- 
llvain) Miller, of Media, born Fourth month 28, 1841, 
married Tenth month 6, 1864(1069) Joseph W. Hawley, 
son of Joel and Catherine, of Lionville, Chester county, Pa. 
After his service in the Union army, as below, he became in 
1864 cashier of the First National Bank of Media, Pa., then 
organized, and in 1894 was made president of the bank, which 
position (1901) he occupies. He has been for several years one 
of the Managers of the House of Refuge ; he is president of the 
American Pipe Manufacturing Company, and is extensively inter- 
ested in plants for the supply of water to cities and towns in dif- 
ferent parts of the country. 

The 1 24th regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers was recruited 
for nine months' service, (as stated, under Geo. D. Miller), in 
August, 1862. Joseph W. Hawley had been made captain of 
Company A, and at Washington, when the regiment was organ- 
ized, was chosen Colonel. He was in command when the 
regiment participated in the battle of Antietam, September 17, 
1862, and was wounded in the action. Owing to sickness he was 
not in the Battle of Chancellorsville, in Februaiy, 1863. He 
was mustered out with the regiment, May 17, 1863. 



THE SPENCER GENEALOGY. 20/ 

VII. Children of Joseph W. and Anna M. Hawley : 

1070. Mary Miller, i. 4. 14, 1868, ?«., 11. 15, 1893, Justice Mitchell 
Thompson, son of Samuel S. Thompson, of Philadelphia. 

VI. (438) Katharine Miller, daughter of Levis and Ann 
(Mcllvain) Miller, born Eleventh month 22, 1850, married 
Eleventh month 7, 1879, (1071) Albert Levis, son of 
Samuel Garrett and Esther Hibberd (Lobb) Levis, of Upper 
Darby, Delaware county, Pa. Albert Levis was born 
Second month 25, 1847, and died First month i, 1898 ; he was 
buried at Darby Friends' burial ground. He was educated at 
the Military School of Col. Theodore Hyatt, West Chester, Pa., 
and subsequently was associated with his father in the manu- 
facture of woollen and cotton goods, at Glenwood Mills, on Darby 
creek. 

VII. Children of Albert G. and Katharine Levis . 

1072. Samuel Garret, b. 6. 26, 1882. 

1073. Spencer Mcllvain, b. 12. 6, 1883, d. 6. 30, 1884. 

1074. Clement Smith, ^. J. 26, 1886. 

VL (439) Ellen Miller, daughter of Levis and Ann 
(Mcllvain) Miller, born Second month 5, 1853, married, 
Eleventh month 29, 1876 (1075) George Martin Booth, 
son of William and Elizabeth Martin Broomall Booth, of 
Chester, Pa. George M. Booth is a member of the bar of 
Delaware county. Pa., having studied with his uncle, the late 
John Martin Broomall (Representative in Congress and Judge). 
He has been for several years president of the First National 
Bank of Chester. 



208 THE SPENCER FAMILY. 

VII. Children of George M. and Ellen Booth : 

1076. Levis Miller, b. i. 19, 1878. He was graduated at Swarthmore 
College, 1899, with the degree of B. S. 

1077. EUzabeth Martin, b. 3. 23, 1882. 

1078. Newlin Trainer, b. 10. 23, 1886. 

VI. (440) Hannah John Miller, daughter of Levis and 
Ann (Mcllvain) Miller, born Third month 23, 1855, married, 
Eleventh month 7, 1881 (1079) Joseph Evans Mickle, son 

of William and Mary (Evans) Mickle,^ of Springfield, Delaware 
county, Pa. 

VII. Children of Joseph E. and Hannah J. Mickle : 

1080. Joseph Evans, b. 7. 3, 1883. 

1081. Grace Evans, 6. 7. 2, 1885. 

1082. George Miller, i5. 12. 28, 1886. 

1083. Francis King, b. 8. 17, 1889. 

VII. (443) Samuel Spencer, son of David and Leah (Picker- 
ing) Spencer, born Twelfth month 28, 181 5, died Third 
month ID, 1858, married, Tenth month 17, 1840 (1084) 

Eve Ann Summers, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Summers, 
of Morris, Grundy county, Illinois. Eve Ann was born First 
month 9, 18 16, and died Eighth month 24, 1872. 

VII. Children of Samuel and Ann Spencer : 

1085. Henry H., b. 3. 4, 1841, d. 7. i, 1841. 

1086. David E., b. g. 25, 1842, at Morris, Grundy county. 111., 
m., 8. 30, 1 87 1, Caroline Augusta, dait. of Moses and Cath- 
erine Pangborn, of Morris, 111. ; issue, Charles O' Conor, b. 

1 William Mickle was the son of George and Mary Mickle, of New Jersey. His 
(William's) wife, Mary Evans, was the daughter of Joseph and Grace (Trimble) 
Evans. Joseph Evans was a descendant of Thomas Evans, one of four brothers who 
came from Merionethshire, Wales, in 1698, and settled in Gwynedd, Montgomery 
county, Pa. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL Y 209 

1872; Edna-Mabel, b. 1874; Walter-Wallace, b. 1876; Clar- 
ence-Edwin, b. 1879 ; Katie-Myrtle, b. 1882. David E. is a 
farmer at Morris, 111. He served in the national army in the 
Civil War, one year in Co. M, First Illinois Light Artillery, and 
two years in the Mississippi Marine Brigade, ' ' the last year as 
vidette and dispatch carrier for Gen. A. W. Ellet. ' ' He was 
thirty-one days in the siege of Vicksburg and in numerous 
other smaller engagements. 

1087. George F., b. 4. 17, 1845, m., and has issue six children. Ad- 
dress, 1898, Raub, Benton county, Ind. 

1088. Mary E., b. 10. 9, 1847, d. 9. 30, 1871. She in. James 
Green, and left issue a son, and a dau. who married James N. 
Southard. 

1089. John W., b. 10. 31, 1849, d.- 4- 23, 1884. He m., and left 
issue one dau. 

1090. Asa P., b. and d. 1852. 

1091. Charles A., b. and ^. 1854. 

1092. Sarah A., b. 11. 12, 1856, m. Samuel McDonald, and has 
issue three sons and four daughters. Address, 1898, Hale, 
Carroll county, Missouri. 

VI. (445) Nathan Spencer, son of David and Leah (Pickering), 
bom Fourth month 20, 1820, died in Milton, Wayne county, 
Indiana, First month 25, 1892, married Third month 28, 1844, 
(1093) Louisa, daughter of Silas Hiatt, born Tenth month 29, 
1822, died Eleventh month 15, 1899. During his life Nathan 
followed the occupation of teamster and farmer at Milton, Indiana. 

VII, Children of Nathan and Louisa {Hiatf) Spencer : 

1094. Benajah Hiatt, b. 1845. P 

1095. Joseph Henry, b. 1846. P 

1096. Viola, b. 4. 13, 1849, m. Rees E. Griffith, b. 7. 23, 1849, '^■ 
2. 21, 1895. Rees was a blacksmith, and foreman of that 
department in an agricultural implement factory. Their 
children, surname Griffith : (i) Fleda L., b. 12. 3, 1877 ; 



2IO THE SPENCER FAMILY 

(2) infant, b. and d. 9. 4, 1881 ; (3) Erminnie J., b. 3. 16, 
1883 ; (4) Ethel Ina, b. 7. 18, 1889. 

1097. Lexemuel, b. 6. 21, 1851, d. 9. 22, 1870. 

1098. Jerome, b. i. 6, 1854, »z. in 1876, and has issue : (i) Myrtle, 
b. 7. 5, 1877 ; (2) Minnie, b. 8. 7, 1879 ; (3) Maud, b. 8. 9, 
1881. 

1099. Alvaretta, b. 7. 22, 1857, in. in 1881 John P. Steed, and has 
issue, surname Steed: (l) Bertha Merle, b. 4. 21, 1882 ; (2) 
Grace, i5. 5. 13, 1884; (3) (4) Ira Chase and Ina Ellen, *. 6. i, 
1888 ; (5) Frank, b. II. 24, 1892. 

1 100. Charley, b. 7. 17, 1859, m. 5. 30, 1882, Molly Hilderbrand (/5. 
7. 3, 1859) and has issue one daughter, Elma, b. 12. 25, 1883. 

VI. (447) Rebecca Spencer, daughter of David and Leah, was 
born Fourth month 25, 1825, at Concord, Ohio, and married. 
Seventh month i, 1846, (noi) Joel H. Kenworthy, son of 

Amos and Mary Kenworthy, of Raysville, Henry county, Indiana. 

Joel was born Ninth month 12, 1824, and died Eleventh month 

7, 1888. Rebecca was hving (1898) at Columbus, Kans. 

VII. Children of Joel and Rebecca (Spencer) Kenworthy : 

1 102. Albanus, b. 6. 13, 1847, in. 8. 8, 1872, Maggie Frazier. 

1103. David E., b. 9. 21, 1848, m. 12. 12, 1872, Maggie Harper, 
and has issue : (i) Fred ; (2) Louis. 

1104. Alcinda E., b. 7. 15, 1852, m. 6. 6, 1872, Ira D. Kellogg, and 
has issue, surname Kellogg : (l) Charley ; (2) Lilly ; (3) Earl ; 
(4) Maud ; (5) Smith ; (6) Nida ; (7) Leah ; (8) Clarissa ; (9) 
Clinton; (10) Glen ; (11) Homer; (12) Jennie. Two others, 
Fred and Willie, d. in childhood. 

1105. Oliver A., b. 3. 10, 1854, m. 2. 24, 1877, Julia Kelsey, and 
has issue : Mabel, Alice, Harry, and Dessel. 

1106. Lydia Ann, b. 4. 6, 1856, m. 3. i, 1881, Howard Miller, and 
has issue, surname Miller : (i) Maud ; (2) Ray. 

1 107. Smith J., b. 5. 20, 1858, m. i. i, 1887, Nettie Smith. They 
have three children . Alma, Carl, Elda. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL Y 211 

1108. Elda, b. 6. II, 1861, unm. 

1 109. Ruth M., b. 2. 25, 1863, unm. 
mo. Cora A., b. i. 23, 1865, unm. 
nil. WiUis, i5. I. 7, 1867, ^. 8. 10, 1867. 

1112. Jennie R., b. 3. 3, 1870, ?«. 6. 11, 1895, Royal J. Davis, and 
has issue, surname Davis, one daughter, Irma. 

VI. (448) Edwin L. Spencer, son of David and Leah, bom 
First month 27, 1832, married Tenth month 26, 1854, (i 1 13) 
Rebecca K. Edmondson, who died Third month 5, 1856, 
without issue. Edwin married (2nd) Twelfth month 9, 1858, 
(11 14) Laura Frances Smith, who was bom Second month 7, 
1837, and died at Richmond, Indiana, Twelfth month 18, 1897. 

VII. Children of Edwin L. and Laura Spencer : 

1115. Frances Rebecca, b. 10. 29, 1859, d. 3. 11, 1888, at her home 
in Ouenemo, Kansas. She m. i. 14, 1880, at Cambridge 
City, Indiana, WiUiam A. Myers, and had issue, surname 
Myers: (i) Laura May, b. 5. 7, 1882 ; (2) Emma EHzabeth, 
b. 9. 25, 1883 ; (3) Charles, b. 12. 23, 1884, d. 7. 20, 1885 ; 
(4) Walter Edwin, b. 1.4, 1886. 

1 1 16. Mary Olive, b. 7. 30, 1861, d. lo. 4, 1895, at Richmond, 
Indiana, m. 12. 7, 1881, Robert R. Morrey. They had no 
children. 

1117. Lenna Leota, b. 3. 13, 1866, m. at Richmond, Indiana, 12. 
24, 1893, Samuel O. Nossett, and has issue, surname Nossett : 
(i) Ruth L., b. 5. 23, 1895 ; (2) Virginis C, b. 10. 13, 1896. 

1 1 18. Edwin L., Jr., b. i. i, 1868, m. 10. 20, 1896, Pearle F. Paul, 
of New Paris, Ohio. They are without issue. 

11 19. William Camahan, b. 9. 5, 1869, d. 7. 17, 1870. 

1120. Walter Scott, b. 3. 22, 1871, lives, unm., at Richmond, Ind. 

1 121. Minnie May, b. 6. 24, 1874. 

VI. (451) Phineas Cowgill, son of Ralph and Betsy, born at 
St. Clair.sville, Ohio, Eighth month 29, 18 17, died at West 



212 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Branch, Iowa, Twelfth month 19, 1872, and was buried there. 
He married at the Colerain, Ohio, Friends' Meeting-house, Fourth 
month 22, 1844, (1122) Sarah Ann Branson, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah (Bracken), born Fifth month 6, 1824, died at West 
Branch, Iowa, Second month 12, 1853. After the death of 
Sarah, Phineas married, in 1857, ("23) Lydia McClure, and 
had children as below. 

VII. Children of Phineas and Sarah (^Branson) Cowgill : 

1124. Elias Branson, b. 1845, m. Helen Prescott, Rena Harriman. ^ 

1 125. Henry, b. 1847, m. Cornelia Teneyck. ^ 

VII. Children of Phineas and Lydia {Mc Clure) Cowgill : 

1 1 26. Mary, d. in infancy. 

1 127. Elizabeth, b. 7. 15, i860, d. She had one daughter, who d. 
in childhood. 



VI. (452) Jonathan Cowgill, son of Ralph and Betsy 
(Spencer), born Tenth month 27, 18 18, married, at Plainfield, 
Ohio, by Friends' ceremony, (i 128) Mary Sharp. Jonathan 
married, after the death of Mary, which occurred Fourth month 
7, 1844, (1129) Rebecca Satterthwaite, daughter of Joseph 
and Ann, of Plainfield, by whom he had no children. He died 
at West Liberty, Iowa, Fourth month 29, 1886, and was buried 
at Hickory Grove Friends' burying ground. 

VII. Child of fonathan and Mary {Sharp) Cowgill . 

1 130. Samuel S., b. 3. 15, 1844, jn. Mary Askew, daughter of Parker 
and Rebecca, and has issue ; (i) Rebecca S., b. 6. 25, 1872 ; 
(2) Henry P., b. 4. i, 1874, m. Ada Oilman, and has two 
children ; (3) Parker J., b. 10. 28, 1879. Samuel lives with 
his family in Pasadena, California. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL Y 2 1 3 

VI. (453) Jeptha Cowgill, son of Ralph and Betsy (Spencer), 
bom Eighth month 9, 1820, at St. Clairsville, Ohio. He 
married, at Fairview, Ohio, (1131) Amanda Mead, daughter 

of Samuel, who died at Colorado Springs, Twelfth month 23, 

1897. Jeptha died Second month 2, 1885, and was buried at 

Oasis, Iowa. 

VII. Children of Jeptha and Amanda {Mead) Cowgill: 

1 132. Agnes, b. 1849, m. Nathan Scott of Wheeling, West Virginia. 

1 133. Laura, b. 1851, m. Dr. H. O. Bates, of Chicago. 

1 1 34. Anna Belle, b. 2. 22, 1853, m. Wilham Lennox, of Colorado 
Springs, Col. 

1135. Carrie, b. 1855, m. George Trowbridge, of Chicago. 

1 136. Milo, b. 12. 25, 1861. 

1137. Jessie, b. 1863, in. Edward Howbert, of Colorado Springs, Col. 

1 138. Samuel Mead, b. 1865. 

VI. (454) Ann Cowgill, daughter of Ralph and Betsy 
(Spencer), bom Tenth month 29, 1823, at St. Clairsville, O., 
married (1139) Nathan Satterthwaite, who was son of 
Joseph and Ann, and brother of Rebecca, who married (452) 
Jonathan Cowgill. Ann died Sixth month 6, 1890, and was 
buried with Jonathan at Hickory Grove burying ground, Iowa. 

VII. Children of Nathan and Ann {Cowgill) Satterthwaite : 

1 140. Charles, b. 1858, m. Alice Branson. 

1 141. Ida, b. i860, m. Arthur Smith. 

1 142. Sarah, b. 1863, m. Benjamin Smith. 

VI. (457) William Cowgill, son of Ralph and Betsy 
(Spencer), bom Third month 25, 1832, married (1143) 
Dorcas L. Brown, daughter of Hiram Brown of Wheeling, 

West Virginia (whose wife was a Sims). William, like the rest 



214 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

of his family, left Ohio and went further west ; he lived during 
the latter part of his life at Fredonia, Kansas, where he died and 
was buried Sixth month 19, 1889. 

VII. Children of William and Dorcas {Brown) Cowgill : 

1144. Lida, i. 8. 16, 1857, m. 12. 29, 1875, William B. Lee. 

1145. Cora, m. Baxter Brown. 

1 146. Ella, m, Corwin C. Cantrell. 



VI. (460) Jonas Windom, son of Hezekiah and Mercy 
(Spencer) Windom, born Fifth month 10, 1818, died in 
Sterling, Illinois, Eighth month 14, 1886. He married 
Eighth month 27, 1840, (1147) Ruth Hannah, daughter of 
John and Nancy (Dillon) Lunn, who was born First month 30, 
18 18, and died Tenth month 20, 1899. 

Jonas was, during most of his life, a resident of Sterling, 
111., where he was one of the most prominent men of the 
community. He was the organizer of the Sterling Burial Case 
Company, and served as President and manager of the company 
for a number of years. He held several positions of trust, and 
was a man whose character was above reproach. 

VII. Children of Jonas and Ruth Windojn : 

1148. Mercy Ann, 6. 6. 10, 1841, d. 3. 29, 1852. 

1 149. John William, 6. 2. 7, 1843, d. 3. 28, 1859. 

1150. Franklin French, 6. 7. 3, 1849, '"■ 5- 8, 1878, at Elgin, 
Illinois, Cora Lee Hunter. After the death of his wife in 
Tenth month, 1893, Frank married (2nd) at Batavia, Illinois, 
Ninth month 26, 1900, Anna V. Wood. There are no 
children by either marriage. 

1 151. Mary Ellen, 6. 4. 19, 1851, d. 9. 4, 1851. 

1152. Sarah Virginia, i. 10. 14, 1852, d. 11. 12, 1890. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL Y 2 1 5 

1 153. Charles Edwin, b. 8. 14, 1856, m. 8. 6, 1890, Grace Francis, 
daughter of the Hon. Daniel Richards, and has one daughter, 
Ruth Helen, b. 7. 21, 1896. 

1154. William Lincoln, b. 6. I, i860, m. 10. 3, 1893, Lotta Cornelia 
Gardner. 

1 155. Edward Hezekiah, b. 4. 18, 1862. 



VI. (461) William Windom, son of Hezekiah and Mercy 
(Spencer), born Fifth month 10, 1827, in Belmont Co., Ohio, 
died in New York City, First month 29, 1891. William 
married, Eighth month 20, 1856, in Warwick, Mass., (1156) 
Ellen Towne Hatch, third daughter of Reverend R. C. and 
Hannah (Fay) Hatch, bom Second month 9, 1831.^ 

Very early in life William Windom marked out for himself 
the courses which were to win for him an illustrious name in the 
annals of his country. By untiring effort he secured to himself 
an academic and legal education, and in 1850, at the age of 
twenty-three, was admitted to the Ohio bar. After five years in 
the practice of his profession at Mt. Vernon, he removed to 
Minnesota, where a young and growing commonwealth seemed 
to promise greater opportunities, and settled in Winona, where 
he maintained a legal residence until his death. 

" Destiny," says the biographical sketch quoted earlier in 
this volume (p. 139), "Destiny had evidently marked Mr. 
Windom for a life of public service. In the autumn of 1858, at 
the age of thirty-one, he was elected as a Republican to the 

1 Rev. R. C. Hatch was the son of Dr. Josiah Hatch, who was the son of Zephaniah 
H. Hatch. The family belonged in Connecticut, and R. C. Hatch was born in Middle- 
town, but his progenitors, for three generations, were of Guildford. His wife, Hannah 
Fay, was the daughter of Benjamin Fay, of Westboro', Mass., who was descended 
from John Fay, first of the family in Massachusetts, who came in the Speedwell from 
England, 1656. 



2l6 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Thirty-sixth Congress, and was successively re-elected to serve 
in the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth 
Congresses, a period of ten years, terminating in 1869. In that 
year he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the 
unexpired term of Hon. D. S. Norton, deceased." In 1871 and 
again in 1877 he was regularly elected to the Senate, resigning 
his chair in 188 1 to take the portfolio of the Treasury in the 
cabinet of President Garfield. Resigning this position when 
Garfield died and Arthur became President, Mr. Window was 
re-elected to fill out his own unexpired term in the Senate, 
ending Third month 3, 1883. 

" From the last named date until March, 1889, he devoted 
himself to his private business, which hitherto had claimed too 
little of his attention. From this he was called by President 
Harrison to serve again as Secretary of the Treasury, the duties 
of which post he re-assumed March 4, 1889." 

On the evening of the 29th of First month, 1891, Mr. 
WiNDOM was the guest of honor and the chief speaker at the 
banquet of the Board of Trade and Transportation of New York. 
His address upon the sentiment, " Our Country's Prosperity 
Dependent upon its Instruments of Commerce" — Transportation 
and Monetary System — stands as a model of eloquence and 
force. At its close the speaker seated himself amid enthusiastic 
applause, and almost instantly expired. 

This record of the occupancy of high official station dur- 
ing nearly all the years of Mr. Windom's mature life, signifies 
little. To it should be added that those years of service to his 
country, in Congress and Cabinet, were characterized by 
unflagging industry and a tremendous capacity for work. His 
career was notable rather for high and sustained devotion to duty, 
than for brilliant and isolated successes, though the latter were 
by no means wholly wanting. His financial coup as Secretary 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 21/ 

of the Treasury in 1881 was superb/ and the ingenuity, 
simplicity, and originality of the plan by which he accomplished 
it proved him one of the masters of finance. 

Of other public services and achievements it is impossible to 
speak here. The many spontaneous and sincere expressions of 
regret and sorrow which his death called forth, from political 
opponents as well as friends, are evidence that in his life and 
work there was that which is above and beyond the zone of 
partisan interests, and which commanded the esteem and 
admiration of the wisest and best of his countrymen of whatever 
party name. Probably no one of the descendants of Samuel 
Spencer has been so widely known ; certainly none has lived 
more worthily. 

VII. Children of William and Elleti {Hatch) Windom : 

1 157. William Douglas, b. 4. 20, 1859, m. Jane Hutchinson, dau. 
of Joseph, of Columbus, O., and has issue : (l) William H., 
b. nth mo., 1887; (2) Margaret N., b. ist mo., 1892; 
(3) Paul, b. loth mo., 1894 ; (4) Roger, b. 6th mo., 1896. 

1 158. Ellen Hatch, b. 12. 25, 1866, m. 6. 6, 1894, Bentley Wirt 
Warren, of Boston, and has issue, surname Warren . (i) 
Ellen Windom, b. 4. 20, 1898 ; (2) Bentley Wirt, Jr., b. 5. 
24, 1900. 

1 159. Florence Bronson, b. 2. 14, 1873. 

VI. (468) Joshua Foulke, son of Thomas M. and Sarah 
(Spencer), bom Fifth month 30, 1823, married, First month 

I This was the retirement of nearly six hundred millions of dollars of 6 per cent, 
and 5 per cent, coupon bonds, which were approaching maturity, and for whose redemp- 
tion no provision had been made by the last Congress. Secretary Windom simply 
declared that the bonds were to be redeemed absolutely, but gave holders the privilege 
of receiving in their place a new issue of 3K per cent, bonds, running at the option of 
the Government. Practically all the holders accepted the offer, thereby extricating the 
Government from an awkward situation, and saving many millions of dollars in interest 
payments to the nation. 



2l8 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

23, 1848,(1160) Sarah Ann Hatfield, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth (Cook), born Ninth month 24, 1829. Joshua learned 
the trade of cooper and iron moulder, and followed the latter for 
many years. He died at Richmond, Indiana, Sixth month 5, 1898. 
Sarah survived her husband, and is living (1902) at Richmond. 

VII. Children of Joshua and Sarah Foulke : 

1161. John Thomas, 6. 12. 3, 1848, m. 11. 16, 1887, Lora Shellen- 
burger, and has issue : (i) Kenneth Joshua, 6. 8. 8, 1889 ; (2) 
Rodney Chnton, d. 12. 23, 1891. He lives at Richmond, Ind. 

1162. Lizzie AHce, i. 2. i, 1851, m. 6. 19, 1878, Leroy Mansfield, 
and has issue, surname Mansfield : (1) Pearlie A., b. 10. 6, 
1879, d. 10. 24, 1885 ; (2) Cyrus Evreau, b. 7. 26, 1881. 

1 163. Jesse Fremont, b. 4. 19, 1857, d. 4. 26, 1857. 

VI. (469) Milton Foulke, son of Thomas M. and Sarah 
(Spencer), born First month 23, 1826, died Seventh month 
31, 1893. He married, Twelfth month 29, 1849, (1164) 
Jane, daughter of James Connor, born Eighth month i, 1826, 
died Eleventh month 22, 1891. Milton, like his brother Joshua, 
was early "put out to service," and had scant opportunity for 
education. During his life he followed the trade of cooper. 

VII. Children of Milton and Jane (^Connor') Fottlke . 

1 165. Emma Jane, b. 5. 29, 1851, d. 7. 30, 1851. 

1166. Viola Volumnia, b. 7. 10, 1856, d. i. 29, 1858. 

1 167. Mary Neoma Clark, b. 6. 4, 1858, m. 8. 19, 1887, Charles W. 
Palmer, lives at Richmond, Indiana. 

1168. Serenia Finet Alisteen, b. 10. 5, 1861, in. i. 14, 1890, Silas 
F. Hastings, and is living at Richmond. 

VI. (478) Ann Spencer, daughter of Asa and Phebe (Piggott), 
born Eleventh month 20, 1837, died First month 27, 1892. 



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Ann married, on the 9th of Second month, i860, (i 169) Emory 
Vinton Shipley, who was born Twelfth month 20, 1836, and 
survived Ann six years, dying Tenth month 28, 1898. Their 
children are as follows : 

VII. Children of Emory V. and Ann (Spencer) Shipley : 

1 170. Spencer, li. 2. 11, 1861, d. 3. 29, 1876. 

1 171. Annie H., 6. 8. 20, 1862, ;«. 10. 26, 1882, Martin N. Lake. 

1172. Adeline Frances, 6. 6. 21, 1865, m. 9. 24, 1890, Frank B. 
Doudna. 

1 173. Ella, &. 7. 18, 1867, m. II. 21, 1893, Fred Hunt. 

1174. Grace, d. 10. 4, 1873, m. 12. 21, 1898, John T. Heizer. 

1175. Fay, d. 12. 22, 1877, m. 10. 2, 1901, Joseph DeWees. 

VI. (479) Frank, Sylvanus Spencer, son of Asa and Phebe 
(Piggott), born Second month 5, 1841, married Eleventh 
month I, 1865, (i 176) Rachel Nora Lee. Rachel was 
born Tenth month 14, 1841. The mother of Frank, Phebe 
Piggott Spencer (476, this genealogy), lived with him at his 
home at Spencer's Station, Ohio, until her death. Tenth month 
25, 1900. She lived to the age of ninety years, ten months, and 
eleven days, and was buried with her husband at Bamesville, Ohio. 

VII. Children of Frank S. and Rachel {Lee) Spencer . 

1 177. Cora, b. 6. 7, 1868, m. to D. L. Cowden, 9. i, 1891. 

1178. Warren L., b. I. 29, 1875, m. 5. 30, 1895, Emma Eagon. 

VI. (480) Harry Lindley Spencer, son of Asa and Phebe 

(Piggott), born Twelfth month 30, 1842, in Guernsey county, 

Ohio, married Tenth month 20, 1 869, (i 1 79) Mary Elizabeth 

Paine, of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mary was the daughter of Caleb 

M. and Elizabeth H. Paine, both of whom died in 1 868. Harry 



220 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

was engaged for many years in a wholesale grocery business in 
Oskaloosa, Iowa, and at the preparation of these pages is one of 
the heads of the Western Grocer Company of that city, owning 
and operating a large system of grocery houses in Iowa, Missouri, 
Kansas, and Minnesota. 

VII. Children of Harry L. and Mary (Paine) Spencer . 

1 1 80. Annie E. , ;«. M. Eugene Sherman. 

1 181. Gertrude M. 

1 182. William Windom. 

VI. (482) Amos Peasley Spencer, son of Asa and Phebe 
(Piggott), born Fourth month 28, 1847, married Ninth 
month II, 1872, (1183) Hannah Ann Kinsey, daughter of 

Samuel B. and Rachel G. Kinsey. Amos is associated with his 

elder brother as Secretary of the Western Grocery Company, and 

lives at Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

VII. Ckildre?t of Amos P. and Hannah (Kinsey) Spencer : 

1184. Ada, m. 6. 21, 1898, William C. Sheppard, Jr., son of William 
C. and Margaret. 

1 185. Eva. 

1 1 86. Wilbur E. 

1 187. Harry K. 

1 188. Helene. 

1 189. Clarence M., d. 

VI. (483) Nathan Spencer, son of Asa and Phebe (Piggott), 
born Tenth month 22, 1850, married Ninth month 6, 1887, 
(1190) Stella M. Laffer, daughter of Emanuel and Susan 

F. Nathan is without children, and lives at Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

VI. (484) Melissa Spencer, daughter of Asa and Phebe 
(Piggott), born Eighth month 30, 1853, in Guernsey county, 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 221 

Ohio, married Third month 1 1, 1872, (i 191) Justice G. Roberts, 
son of Morris and Mary E. Roberts, born Ninth month i o, 1 843 
They live at Oskaloosa, Iowa. 



1192 

1 193 

1 1 94 
1195 

1 196 

1 197 



VII. Children of Justice G. and Melissa Roberts . 

Nellie A., h. 6. 18, 1873, d. 6. 25, 1896. 

Irene E., b. 4. 27, 1876. 

Fern M., b. 2. 27, 1878. 

Spencer M., b. 7. 29, 1880. 

Guy William, b. 2. 21, 1887. 

Earle C, b. 8. 29, 1889. 



VI. (631) Benjamin F. Nichols, son of Samuel and Tryphena 
(Hanna), born Ninth month 23, 1836, married in the year i860 
(1198) Lauretta Hessin, of Columbiana county, Ohio. 
After his marriage, Benjamin engaged in farming, living in Ohio 
until 1865, when he removed to Marshall county, Iowa. In 1893 
he sold the Iowa farm, and went to Huntington, Indiana, where 
he entered the lumber business, becoming owner of a planing mill, 
and doing a general business in builders' supplies. 

VII. Children of Benjamin and Lauretta Nichols - 

1 199. Anna L., b. 2. 18, 1863, m. G. F. Goodnow. 

1200. Henry H., 6. 4. 11, 1868, m. Laura Pyle. 

1201. Mary A., b. 8. 15, 1869. 

1202. Lucy, b. 8. 7, 1877. 

1203. Samuel, b. 3. 9, 1881. 

VI. (632) William J. Nichols, son of Samuel and Tryphena 
(Hanna), born at Columbiana, Ohio, Tenth month 30, 1838. 
He married Eleventh month 22, 1864, (1204) Elizabeth 

Mary Ann Potts, daughter of William Hebdon and Catherine, 



222 THE SPENCER FAMIL Y 

of Homerville, Ohio. William is living in Chicago, Illinois, 
where " for the past eighteen years he has been engaged in the 
coal business." ' 

VII. Children of William J. and Elizabeth Nichols . 

1205. Ariel Maria, b. 10. 11, 1865. 

1206. Edgar Hebdon, b. 5. 5, 1867, m. 10. 4, 1894, Mae Wilson, 
and has issue : (i) Donald Edgar, b. 11. 15, 1895 ; (2) Edna 
Mae, b. 12. 4, 1898. 

1207. Samuel Arthur, b. 6. 22, 1870. 

1208. Catherine Tryphena, b. 2. 29, 1872. 

1209. Alice Lavinia, b. i. 9, 1874. 

1210. William Emmet, b. 3. 3, 1887. 

VI. {(^Z'i) James H. Nichols, son of Samuel and Tryphena 
(Hanna), born Third month 27, 1847, at New Lisbon, Ohio, 
married Tenth month 12, 1871, (121 1) Althea Brayton, 

daughter of Horatio S. and Jeanette F., of State Centre, Iowa. 

He is Treasurer and General Manager of the Nichols Flour 

Company of Des Moines, Iowa, where his home now is. Althea 

died at Des Moines, Seventh month 22, 1896. 

VII. Children of James H. and Althea (Brayton) Nichols . 

1212. Bessie L. , b. 3. 3, 1873, m. 8. 18, 1892, David L. Skiff, and 
has issue, surname Skiff : Marjorie, b. 9. 9, 1897. 

12 13. Edith M., b. 6. 29, 1876, m. 9. 26, 1900, Wilford O. Clure. 

1214. Flora A., b. 2. 23, 1883. 

VI. (634) Spencer Jones Nichols, son of Samuel and Tryphena 
(Hanna), bom First month 15, 1850, married Tenth month 
I, 1879, (121 5) Hattie Emily Jones, daughter of John and 

Amelia C, of State Centre, Iowa. As previously stated (p. 155), 

' Letter received from W. J. N., in 1897. 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 223 

Spencer was engaged during his youth in the grocery business 
in Iowa with his father, but later removed to Chicago and entered 
the retail coal trade. Hattie died in Chicago, Seventh month 
18, 1894, and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, near 
that city. 

VII. Children of Spencer J. and Hattie E. Nichols : 

1216. Emily Lavinia, b. 10. 6, 1883. 

1217. Kittie Alice, b. 7. 27, 1885. 

VI. (63 s) Rachel Alice Nichols, daughter of Samuel and 

Tryphena (Hanna), born Twelfth month 6, 1856, married 

Second month 28, 1877, (1218) John H. Mills, son of 

Henry and Esther R., of Clear Creek, 111. John was bom First 

month 18, 1844, and died Tenth month 28, 1887. 

VII. Children of John H. and Alice Mills : 
\-2.i<). Carrie T., b. 7. 18, 1878. 
1220. Ruth E., b. 4. 10, 1885. 



VI. (749) Sherwood Raymond Roberts, son of Spencer and 
Louisa (Raymond), born in Philadelphia, Eighth month 30, 
1845, married Sixth month 7, 1877, (1221) Jane Tagg 
DiLLiN, daughter of Eli and Elizabeth R., bom Fifth month 10, 
1847, "^i^fi Fifth month 19, 1878. There were no children of 
this marriage. 

In 1883 (Second month 13) S. Raymond married (2nd) Jean 
Haydock Griffen (1222), daughter of John L. and Sarah H. 
Griffen, of New York City, born Tenth month 13, 1852. 

S. Raymond was educated in Philadelphia, and has been for 
most of his life engaged in commercial pursuits. He is exten- 
sively interested in natural history, and is regarded as an authority 



224 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

in some of its branches. He is recorder of the Conchology 
section of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and 
has been a member of that institution since 1866. Before his 
removal to his present home at Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he was 
actively interested in First-day School work in Philadelphia, and 
was one of the founders of the Beach Street Mission. 

VII. Children of S. Ray7nond and Jean Roberts : 

1223. Walter Ernest, b. 8. 30, 1885. He is (1902) a student at 
Swarthmore College. 

1224. Edith Adeline, b. 6. 8, 1887. 

1225. Mildred Louise, b. 3. 29, 1891. 



VI. (750) George Roberts, son of Spencer and Louisa J. 
(Raymond), was born Twelfth month 6, 1846, and married 
Eleventh month 2, 1871, (1226) Louisa J. Raymond, 

daughter of Lemuel and Maria, of Waupun, Wisconsin. Louisa 

was born Eighth month 30, 1849. 

George is a physician, and is now (1902) living with his 

family at Lincoln, Virginia. 

VII. Children of George and Louisa (^Raymond) Roberts : 

1227. Louisa Jane, b. 9. 3, 1872, d. 4. 16, 1902, m. 12. 8, 1893, 
Herman V. Persells, and had issue, surname Persells : (l) 
Harold V., b. 7. 24, 1894, d. 7. 15, 1900; (2) Geneveve 
Helen, i. 6. 6, 1896 ; (3) Louisa Josephine, b. i. 13, 1899 ; (4) 
Marguerite Alice, b. 3. 28, 1902, d. 8. 14, 1902. 

1228. Emily Lewis, b. 12. 25, 1874, d. 11. 28, 1899, m. 2. i, 1899, 
W. A. Hufsmith, and had issue one son, surname Hufsmith, 
William, b. II. 12, 1899. 

1229. Spencer, b. 2. u, 1876, m. 6. 28, 1901, Anna M. Vertz, and 
has one child, Geneveve Harriet, b. 8. 4, 1902. 

1230. Sarah, b. 10. 14, 1877. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL V 225 

1231. Helen, 6. 2. 19, 1879, '«■ 7- lo- 1901, W. H. Reed, and has 
issue, surname jfi:^;/ .■ Sadie Arbutis, ^. 7. 10, 1902. 

1232. Alice, d. 9. 22, 1882. 

1233. Bessie, i. 12. 6, 1884. 

1234. Mabel Arbutis, d. i. 10, 1888. 



VII. (967) Hugh Oscar Roberts, son of Spencer and Elizabeth 
(Hagy) bom Second month 2, 1836, married Ninth month 
21, 1865, (1235) Anna Maria Gehrig, daughter of Jacob 

H. Gemrig. " Oscar . . served in the Union army 

during the war of the RebeUion, and was twice wounded," says 

Ellwood Roberts, in "Old Richland Families." 

V///. Children of H. Oscar and Anna Maria Roberts : 

1236. Alvirda Dunham, d. 7. 12, 1868, d. 1874. 

1237. Adelaide M., 6. 10. 25, 1873. 

1238. Clarence J., i. 2. 7, 1878. 

1239. Anna Gertrude, i. 10. 21, 1879. 



VII. (968) Susanna Hagy Roberts, daughter of Spencer and 
Elizabeth (Hagy), born Eighth month 27, 1837, married 
Fourth month 25, 1866, (1240) Lilburn Harwood Steel, 
son of Canby and Amelia (Martin) Steel, born in Philadelphia 
Ninth month 10, 1829, and died Fifth month 21, 1885. He had 
previously married (Ninth month 10, 1857) Jane Ann Leedom, 
and had one son, George P. Steel, born Eighth month 2, 1858, 
who married Kelsy Sanderson. 

Lilburn was connected for thirty years with the Pennsylvania 
Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities, and at 
the time of his death was Secretary and Treasurer of that 
corporation. 



226 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

VIII. Children of Lilburn and Susantia Steel : 

1241. Helen Wriggins, 6. 2. 4, 1868, ;«. 4. 23, 1889, Clarence R. 
Peterson, and has issue, surname Peterson, Clarence R., Jr., 
b. 12. 18, 1892. 

1242. Canby, h. 12. 14, 1869. 

1243. Estelle M., b. 6. 5, 1879. 

1244. Lilburn Harwood, Jr., b. 9. 27, 1 88 1. 



VII. (969) Charles Rorer Roberts, son of Spencer and 
Elizabeth (Hagy) Roberts, of Germantown, born Fourth 
month 4, 1839, married Fourth month 30, 1873, (1245) 

Janie Shaw Pearson, daughter of Hamlet and Sarah E. Pearson. 

Janie was born Third month 2, 1851, and died Ninth month 26, 

1877. After her death, Charles married (2nd) Fourth month 

22, 1 88 1, (1246) Louisa Jane Gay, daughter of John and 

Deborah A. Gay, born Fourth month 9, 1855. 

Charles has been employed for many years in the Custom 

House, Philadelphia, and at the United States Mint in that city. 

He lives in Germantown. 

VIII. Children of Charles and fanie {Pearson) Roberts : 

1247. Hamlet Pearson, b. and d. 3. 10, 1874. 

1248. Charles Hamlet, b. 5. 29, 1875. 

1249. Janie Shaw, b. and d. 9. 16, 1877. 



1250, 
1251 
1252 

1253 
1254 
1255 



VIII. Children of Charles and Louisa (Gay) Roberts . 

Lulu Evelyn, b. 3. 28, 1882, d. 8. 18, 1882. 
Thomas S. Gay, b. 8. 25, 1883, d. 7. 7, 1884. 
James Gay, b. 7. 7, 1885. 
Mary Louisa, I 
Adelaide Gay, j ■ "■• ' ' 
Spencer, 3rd., b. 8. 18, 1892. 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 227 

VII. (970) Algernon Sydney Roberts, son of Spencer and 
Elizabeth (Hagy), born Ninth month 27, 1840, died Third 
month 3, 1870, married Eleventh month 22, 1864, (1256) 
Elizabeth Justice Pearson, born Eighth month 30, 1839, 
daughter of Isaac and Ruth. Algernon was employed for 
many years with Joel J. Baily and Company of Philadelphia. 

VIII. Child of Algernon and Elizabeth (^Pearson) Roberts : 

1257. Isaac Pearson, b. 3. 26, 1868, ;«. 4. 9, 1891, Louisa Pharo 
Willits, dau. of Samuel Cowley and Phebe (Pearson), b. 7. 4, 
1864, and has issue: (i) Elizabeth Pearson, b. 4. 26, 1892, 
d. 7. 30, 1892 ; (2) Ruth Pearson, b. 10. 13, 1893 ; (3) 
Samuel Willits, b. g. 29, 1894. 

VII. (971) John Taylor Roberts, son of Spencer and Elizabeth 
(Taylor), born Eighth month 14, 1847, married Third month 
10, 1870 (1258) Hannah Maul Matlack, daughter of Dr. 

Charles French and Sara Ann Matlack. John died in the 

summer of 1899. 

VIII. Children of fohii T. and Hannah {Matlack') Roberts . 

1259. Sara Matlack, b. 5. 6, 1871, m. 6. 19, 1900, Cornehus 
Weygandt. 

1260. Spencer, b. 5. 2, 1873, m. 6. i, 1888, Helen S. White. 

1261. Edith, b. 12. 31, 1875, m. 4. 17, 1895, Walter Gibson Sibley, 
son of Edward Abbott and Ellen (Gibson), and has one child, 
surname Sibley Edward A. 

1262. EUzabeth Ann, b. 9. 18, 1877, d. 3. 10, 1892. 

1263. John T., Jr., b. 9. 2, 1879. 

VII. (972) Enoch Taylor Roberts, son of Spencer and Elizabeth 
(Taylor) Roberts, was born in Germantown, First month 25, 
1849, and married Sixth month 11, 1874 (1264) Helen A. 



228 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Woods, born Second month 22, 185 1, daughter of George and 
Caroline Woods, of Pittsburg. Enoch lives (1902) in Germantown, 
Philadelphia, where he is a large dealer in coal, flour, grain, etc. 

VIII. Children of Enoch and Helen ( Woods) Roberts : 

1265. Elizabeth Taylor, l>. 4. 15, 1875, m. 6. 4, 1901, Dr. Robert S. 
Macrum, of Pittsburg, and lives at Sewickley, Pa. 

1266. Anna Woods, i. 11. 23, 1878. 



VII. (1009) Howard Malcolm Jenkins, son of Algernon S. 

and Anna Maria (Thomas), born Third month 30, 1842, 

married at Upper Dublin, Pa., Third month 16, 1865 (1267) 
Mary Anna Atkinson, daughter of Thomas and Hannah 
(Quinby), born Twelfth month 5, 1843. 

Howard was educated at Gwynedd, Pa., where he was born, 
passing three years at the Gwynedd Boarding School, widely known 
in its time, kept by Hugh Foulke. Upon leaving this institution 
he taught school at New Britain, Bucks county, Pa., for one 
winter. During his school life Howard had developed a marked 
literaiy talent, and in 1862, with Wilmer Atkinson (later to become 
his brother-in-law) he bought the Norristown (Pa.) Republican, 
and conducted it as editor (in 1 864 it was merged into the Herald^ 
until 1 866. In this year he moved to Wilmington, Delaware, 
and (again with W. A.) founded in that city the Daily Commercial 
— the first daily paper in Delaware. 

While editor of the Republican, he twice entered the emergency 
service of the Pennsylvania militia, called out in 1862 and again 
in iS63,to repel Lee's invasions of Pennsylvania. He was within 
hearing of both the great battles in which Lee was checked, 
Antietam and Gettysburg, but was actually engaged in neither. 

Upon the. sale of the Cointnercial m 1877 he was connected 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 229 

with the Philadelphia Times and the West Chester Village Record, 
and became in 188 1 editor of the American (Philadelphia) with 
which he remained until 1891. In 1884 he bought Xh^ Journal 
(Philadelphia, weekly) and upon its merging with the Friends' 
Intelligencer in 1885 he became chief editor of the combined 
paper, and retained that position until his death. For five years, 
beginning in 1891, he was associated with Charles Heber Clark 
in conducting the Manufacturer. 

The purely literary labors of Howard M. Jenkins were 
extensive. He wrote " Historical Collections Relating to 
Gwynedd," volume I. of John Russell Young's " Memorial 
History of Philadelphia," and "The Family of WiUiam Penn." 
He was engaged at the time of his death on a comprehensive 
histoiy of Pennsylvania,^ and had nearly completed this present 
volume. The number of essays, historical sketches, and 
pamphlets from his pen is large. 

Not only as the editor of the Society's organ, but in many 
lines of devoted effort, and by virtue of high character and 
intellect, Howard M. Jenkins was a leader of the Society of 
Friends. His activities in outside fields, historical, educational, and 
philanthropic, were too extensive and varied for enumeration here. 

He died (as did his father and his maternal grandfather, 
Spencer Thomas) by an accidental fall, received Tenth month 1 1 , 
1902, at Cresco, Monroe county. Pa. He was buried at Upper 
Dublin Friends' burying-ground, Montgomery county. Pa. 

iThis work, in three volumes, has since been completed under the competent 
editorship of Charles P. Keith, of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The first two 
volumes are devoted to a narrative and critical history of the State , while the last contains 
chapters on special topics — the Railroads, the Laws, Libraries, etc. — by various writers. 
In its historical accuracy, literary excellence, and wide scope, this work is probably the 
last word to be spoken on the history of Pennsylvania for years to come. It is issued 
by the Pennsylvania Historical Publishing Association, with Howard M. Jenkins as 
Editor-in-chief. 



230 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

VIII. Children of Howat'd M. and Mary Anna (Atki7tson) Jenkins : 

1268. Charles Francis, b. 12. 17, 1865, m. 2. 12, 1890, Maria 
Galloway Cope, daughter of Edward and Isabella (Mitchell) 
Cope, of Germantown, and has issue : (i) Algernon Sydney, 
b. I. 27, 1891 ; (2) Isabella Cope, b. 9. 3, 1893 ; (3) Charles 
Francis, Jr., b. I. 31, 1 901. 

1269. Anna Mary, b. i. 7, 1867, in. 5. 10, 1893, I. Daniel Webster, 
of Lancaster county, and has children, surname Webster: (l) 
Dorothea, b. 2. 12, 1894 ; (2) Agnes Elizabeth, b. 3. 29, 
1897 ; (3) Alan King, b. i. 12, 1899 ; (4) Philip Jenkins, b. 
6. 7, 1900. Address Mankato, Minnesota. 

1270. Thomas Atkinson, b. 5. 24, i868, m. 6. 19, 1894, Marian, 
daughter of Edward H. and Sarah (Beans) Magill, of Swarth- 
more, Pa. Their children . (i) Beatrice Magill, b. 7. 17, 
1895 ; (2) Edward Magill, b. 9. 7, 1897 ; (3) Francis Arthur, 
b. 6. 2, 1899 ; (4) Wilmer Atkinson, b. 4. 16, 1901. 

1 27 1. Edward Atkinson, b. 7. 8, 1870, m. 8. 12, 1896, Mary Ellen 
Atkinson, daughter of T. Howard and Mary (Williams) Atkin- 
son, of Buckingham, Pa., and has issue : (i) Howard Malcolm, 
Jr., b. 7. 23, 1897 ; (2) Miriam Atkinson, b. 2. 3, 1899; (3) 
Barbara Schofield, b. 8. 26, 1902. 

1272. Algernon Sydney, Jr., b. 10. 21, 1874, d. i. 21, 1878. 

1273. Florence, /;. 9. i, 1876. 

1274. Arthur Hugh, b. 12. 5, 1880. 



VII. (1094) Benajah Hiatt Spencer, son of Nathan and 
Louisa (Hiatt), born Third month 21, 1S45, married Seventh 
month 9, 1865 (1275) Betsie Ann, daughter of Greenleaf 
GHdden, born Fifth month 17, 1846. Benajah left the family- 
residence in Indiana about the time of his marriage, and moved to 
Buchanan, Michigan, entering the business of furniture manufac- 
ture. In 1 89 1 he removed to Benton Harbor, in the same State, 
and resides (1902) at this place, being President of the Spencer 
and Barnes Company, manufacturers of furniture. 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 231 

VIII. Children of Benajah H. and Betsie {Glidden') Spencer : 

1276. Ada Alvaretta, b. 8. 9, 1866, m. 3. 21, 1895, Olaf K. Monson, 
b. 2. 22, 1846, and has issue, surname Monson . (i) Laurence 
Spencer, b. 10. 27, 1896 ; (2) Robert Bayard, b. 2. 9, 1899. 
Olaf lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his family. 

1277. Mary Louisa, b. 8. 7, 1868. 

1278. Alice Eugenia, b. 3. 24, 1874, m. 12. 17, 1902, Frank Martyn 
Shaw, and Uves at Oneida, Illinois. 

1279. Irvin E., b. i. I, 1879. 

1280. Jean Winifred, b. 4. 12, 1887. 

VII. (1095) Joseph Henry Spencer, son of Nathan and Leah 
(Pickering), was born Ninth month 27, 1846, and is hving 
(1902) in Indiana. He married Ninth month 18, 1870 

(1281) Sarah Jane, daughter of John Van Dyne, born Twelfth 

month I, 1844. 

VIII. Children of foseph H. ayid Sarah Spencer : 

1282. Ella, b. 4. 26, 1872, ;;/. 12. 12, 1893, Edwin Burwick, b. 6. 
13, 1871. They have issue, surname Burwick: (i) Inez 
Ethel, b. 9. 25, 1S94; (2) Alvah Henr)', b. 9. 18, 1896; (3) 
William Lloyd, b. 10. 22, 1898 ; (4) Iva Fern, b. i. 16, 1901 ; 
(5) John Edwin, b. 4. 17, 1903. 

1283. Edmund, b. 5. 26, 1876, d. i. i, 1880. 

VII. (1122) Elias Branson Cowgill, son of Phineas and 

Sarah (Branson), born Third month 27, 1845, married Ninth 

month 12, 1869, (1284) Helen Prescott, daughter of John 

S. and Mary E. (Harris) Prescott, born Twelfth month 20, 1848, 

died at Great Bend, Kansas, Twelfth month 13, 1874. 

Elias subsequently married (2nd) Fifth month 27, 1877, 
(1285) Rena Harriman, daughter of Dr. Leonard and Angelina 
Harriman of Sterling, Kansas, born Second month 28, 1854. 



232 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

Elias is living at Topeka, Kansas, being President of the 
Kansas Farmer Company, which publishes the Kansas Farmer, 
in that city. 

VIII. Child of Elias B. and Helen {PrescoW) Cowgill : 

1286. Sarah Prescott, b. 7. 24, 1870, m. 11. 12, 1895, William J. 
Graves. 

VIII. Children of Elias B. and Rena (Harriman^ Cowgill : 
1287. 



12SH 
1289 
1290 
1291 
1292 
1293 
1294 



Ruth, b. 5. 20, 1878. 
Horace Branson, b. 10. 14, 1880. 
Ella Lee, b. 9. 10, 1882. 
Harry Leonard, b. 12. i, 1884. 
Clyde Phineas, b. 10. 31, 1887. 
Clinton Harriman, b. 9. 6, 1890. 
Paul Kezer, b. 12. 18, 1892. 
David Martin, b. 12. 18, 1894. 



VII. (1123) Henry Cowgill, son of Phineas and Sarah 
(Branson) born Fifth month 25, 1847, married Third month 
16, 1870, (1295) Cornelia, daughter of Matthew Teneyck, 
born at Iowa City, Iowa, Fourth month 19, 1849. Henry 
lives on the farm in Johnson county, Iowa, which his father pre- 
empted in 1852. He removed at one time to California, and 
again to the State of Washington, but returned each time to the 
old farm. 

VIII. Children of Henry and Cornelia (Tencycli) Cowgill : 



1296, 
1297 
1298 
1299 
1300 
1301 



Bertha, b. 10. 2, 1875, d. 
Ralph Frederick, b. 7. 26, 1880. 
Erma Mary, b. 5. 10, 1883. 
Golden Clair, b. 8. 22, 1887. 
Henry Lee, b. I. 19, 1891. 
Clifton A., b. 12. 12, 1895. 



VII. 
Supplementary Chapter. 

IT has seemed advisable to add to the purely genealogical 
matter a short chapter dealing with certain points, of which 
some bear but indirectly on the Spencer Family in America, 
while others are facts which were inadvertently omitted from the 
book, or were collected after its preparation. 

SOME FURTHER GENEALOGICAL MATTER. 

Since the preparation of the earlier part of this volume, 
Robert Underwood Johnson, one of the editors of the Century 
magazine, of New York, has been able to secure and has kindly 
furnished considerable further information as to the family ol 
Nathan Spencer, (ii), from whom he is descended. 

IV. The children of Nathan were : 

63. Margaret, daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Lofborough) 
Spencer, b. i. 29, 1757, married (ist) John Nichols, and had 

issue, saxTViXOR Nichols : (l) Mary, m. Evans ; (2) Ann, 

m. Russell ; (3) Nathan, m. Sarah Thomas, dau. of 

Owen Thomas. Margaret married (2nd) Asa Holloway. No 
children. 

64. Samuel, b. 4. 26, 1759, ^^^ married twice, as stated p. 67, and 

had four children, Edmund, Mary m. Goldsberry, 

Nathan and William. 

65. Mary, b. 4. 29, 1761, married Ezekiel Smith, and had nine 

children : Samuel, Nathan, Euphemia (m. Patton), 

Mahlon, William, Hannah {m. Fisher), John, Spencer, 

and Aaron. 



234 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 



66. 



John, b. 3. II, 1763, married and had issue: (i) Hannah, 

m. Eaton ; (2) Joseph ; (3) AHce, m. Coffee ; 

(4) Aaron ; (5) Euphemia, m. Pitman ; (6) George, 

(7) Lydia, m. Branson ; (8) Amy, vt. White ; 

(9) Betsey, ;«. Coffee ; (10) Sarah, m. White. 

William, b. 7. 12, 1765. His children were John, Edith 

{m. Smith), Ann {m. Ring), Mary {tii. 

— Ady), 



68. 
69. 

70. 
7'- 



Herford), James, Nathan, Samuel, Hannah {in. — 
William, Sarah (twins), Catharine, Rebecca, and Margaret. 
Nathan, for account of whom see page 99 and following. 
Hannah, (see p. 69) had five children, of whom Rachel 

111. Lanning, and Maria, Morris. 

Rachel, b. 9. 6, 1773. P 

Sarah, b. 3. 7, 1776, ?«. Jacob Smith, d. 5. 25, 1815. She 

had issue, surname Smith : (i) Anna, m. Crampton ; 

(2) Nathan ; (3) Letitia, wz. Morrow, d. 8. 20, 1840; 

(4) Gulielma, m. Hasty, d. 10. 28, 1835 ; (5) Mary, 

m. Morrow ; (6) Ezra ; (7) Sarah, d. 10. — , 1819. 



h 



12. 14, 1794. 



IV. (70) Rachel Spencer married Noah Johnson, who was a 
grandson of Garrett Johnson, an early arrival in New 
Netherland from Holland. The children of Noah and 
Rachel were : 

Nathan, 

Hannah, 

Lucretia. 

Joseph. 

Achsah. 

Aletha. 

Charles. 

Mary. 

Bushrod. 

Nathan Johnson, son of Noah and Rachel (Spencer), born 
as above Twelfth month 14, 1794, died First month 4, 1872, 
married Sarah Hoge. Sarah was born Eighth month 31, 
1798, and died Third month 13, 1871. 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 235 

VI. Children of Nathan and Sarah Johnson . 

1. Nimrod Hoge, b. 9. 16. 1820, in. in 2nd mo., 1844 (ist) 
Clarissa M. Ireland, who d. 4. 22, 1845. They had one dau., 
Clarissa Lucetta, b. \. 11, 1845. Nimrod in. (2nd) Catharine 
Coyle Underwood, by whom he had two sons, Henry Under- 
wood and Robert Underwood. 

2. Ruth Hoge, b. 4. 12, 1822, ;;;. 12. 5, 1843, Alfred D. Williams, 
and had four children. 

3. Lemuel Riddick, b. 6. 28, 1824, d. n. 12, 1889, iinm. 

4. Ehzabeth Hoge, b. 8. 14, 1826, m. Paul H. Berkan, and had 
one daughter. All three are now deceased. 

Aletha Johnson, 4th daughter of Noah and Rachel 
(Spencer), married Thomas Leeslie, and had six children : 
Lucretia, Nathan, Nathaniel, Angelina, Bushrod, and Francis E. V. 



III. (21) Some further dates as to Thomas Spencer and his 
family are at hand. Thomas died Fourth month 3, 181 1. 
His wife Mary (Hallowell) died Sixth month 5, 1824, "aged 

84 years, 3 months, 2 days." William, the son of Thomas 
and Mary, had four children, whose dates are as follows : 

1. Mary, b. 3. 4, 1788, d. 8. 14, 1840. 

2. Sarah, b. 3. 27, 1790, d. 3. 28, 1812. 

3. Margaret, b. 9. 14, 1794, d. 5. 8, 1813. 
7. Elizabeth, b. 7. 25, 1802, d. 6. 30, 1815. 

Margaret (104) daughter of Thomas and Mary, who married 
William Worthington, died Tenth month 8, 1802. 

IV. (107) John Spencer's son, John K. Spencer, died at 
Wrightstown, Pa., in 1871. His wife was Sarah D. Hart, 
daughter of Joshua and Martha (Bonham) Hart, of Warmin- 



236 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

ster, Bucks County, born in 1827, and died in Newtown (Bucks) 
Seventh month 29, 1898. John K. and Sarah had two sons, 
Samuel K. and John Charles, both of whom lived (1898) in 
Philadelphia. 

VI. (427) The children of George W. McIlvaine, son of 
Jeremiah and Ann, were : 

1. John Morton, b. 8. 22, 1868, m. 12. 24, 1897 Mary Elizabeth 
Fredenburgh, of Norwich, Conn. He is a graduate of the 
medical and dental schools of the Universities of Maryland 
and Michigan, and is in practise in Pawtucket, R. I. 

2. Bernard Stump, b. 7. 29, 1871, graduated from Swarthmore 
College in 1892 and lives at Churchville, Md. 

3. Henry Stump, b. 11. 24, 1877. 



VI. (435) Levis Miller, Jr., son of Levis and Ann, was heard 
from, it appears, subsequently to the letter mentioned on page 
136. A later letter was received by General Leiper, written 
from the terrible Andersonville prison, saying that he was in 
excellent health, and was at that time expecting to be exchanged 
shortly. No further word was ever received, and the presump- 
tion is that he was actually exchanged, but perished on his way 
north with other released prisoners on a transport which foun- 
dered at sea. 

VI. (477) Ellen Plummer Spencer, eldest daughter of Asa 
and Phebe E., was born Tenth month i, 1835, and died 
Twelfth month 30, 1895, at Zanesville, O. She married 

First month 2, 1855, Phineas C. Cowgill, who was born Eighth 

month 9, 1828, and died Fifth month 19, 1895. Their children 

follow. 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 237 

VII. Children of Phineas and Ellen Cowgill . 

1. Alva B., b. 2. 9, 1856. 

2. Charles D., b. 4. 17, 1858. 

3. Ella, b. 8. 8, i860. 

4. Grant H., b. 11. 23, 1864, rf. 11. 25, 1887. 



VI. (481) John Piggott Spencer, son of Asa and Phebe E. 
(Piggott), born Third month 27, 1845, in Guernsey Co., 
Ohio, married, Second month 20, 1872, Lydia G. Frame, 

daughter of Thomas (died Tenth month 13, 1902) and EHzabeth. 
John married (2nd) Third month 26, 1889, Ella (Moore) 
Needham, daughter of Henry C. and EHzabeth L. Moore. 
Lives at Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

VII. (985) Thomas H. Livezey, son of Samuel and Mary 
(Roberts) Livezey, married Tenth month i, 1902, Joanna M., 
daughter of WilHam and Caroline R. Miller, and resides at 

Norristown, Pa. 



VII. (1068) Anna McIlvaine Miller, youngest daughter of 
George Deeble and Anna C. Miller, was married Eleventh 
month 18, 1902 in Philadelphia, to Edward T. Biddle. 



VII. (1075) George M. Booth, who married (439) Ellen 
Miller, was the son of William and Elizabeth Martin Booth, 
and was born Ninth month 19, 1 8 5 i . His eldest son, Levis 

Miller (1076), married Fourth month 24, 1902, Alice, daughter 

of Ezra and Anna (Sutton) Lippincott, of Riverton, N. J., born 

Sixth month 2, 1878. 



238 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

FAMILIES IN ENGLAND NAMED SPENCER. 

Emphasizing the absence of knowledge of the connection — 
though presuming there was one — between the Barbadoes 
Samuel Spencer and others of his name in England, it may still 
be of interest to refer, very briefly, to some of the English 
Spencers. They are numerous, and — like most families — are 
found in all conditions of life. 

In the present " Peerage" of England three titles are borne 
by the family of Spencer : those of the Duke of Marlborough, 
Earl Spencer, and Baron Churchill. These peers are descended 
from one ancestry, represented in the early years of the Sixteenth 
Century by Sir John Spencer of Wormleighton, in Warwickshire, 
who died 1521. From him descended another Sir John 
Spencer, of Althorp, in Northamptonshire, who died 1600. It 
appears probable that the middle and northern counties of 
England, especially Warwick and Northampton, were the home 
of those families who earliest bore the Spencer surname. Robert 
Spencer, the son of Sir John of Northampton, was " raised to 
the peerage," in 1603, by Queen Elizabeth, with the title of 
" Baron Spencer of Wormleighton," and it v/as this Robert 
whose dispute over a question of " the king's prerogative," with 
Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, in 1621, in the House of 
Lords, occasioned an affront and a retort which the chroniclers 
have preserved. "My Lord," said Arundel, with great con- 
tempt, and designing to crush the "new creation" at a stroke, 
" when these things were doing, your ancestors were keeping 
sheep!" "When my ancestors were keeping sheep," shouted 
Spencer, " your ancestors were plotting treason ! " 

In the next generation these Baron Spencers rose to be Earls, 
— thus taking two steps in the peerage. The son of Robert who 
"sauced" the Howard in 162 1 was Heniy, whom in 1643 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 239 

Charles I. made Earl of Sunderland. This was in June of that 
year, and in the following September he was killed in the battle 
of Newbury, fighting — of course — on the side of the king. Just 
ninety years later the Earls of Sunderland, lineal descendants ot 
this Henry, became the Dukes of Marlborough, and so attained 
the highest and most coveted place in the Peerage. Henry's 
grandson, Charles, third Earl of Sunderland, Hved in the time of 
Queen Anne and George I., and was one of the leaders of the 
Whigs. It was he who was Prime Minister at the time of the 
bursting of the "South Sea Bubble," in 1721, and who, narrowly 
escaping the ruin of his reputation by that explosion, resigned 
his office and soon died. His second wife was Anne, second 
daughter of that famous soldier, John Churchill, the first Duke 
of Marlborough, — the commander whose genius for war and 
success in battle, fortunately for him, have overshadowed the 
duplicity, the greed, and other sundry like qualities of his 
character. When he died (1722) leaving no son, his title passed, 
by virtue of a special Act of Parliament, through his daughters 
to their children, and so it fell out in 1733 that Charles 
Spencer, fifth Earl of Sunderland, became the third Duke of 
Marlborough.' 

The family of the Marlborough dukedom adopted in 1807, 
"by royal license," the additional name of Churchill, and since 
have been the Spencer-Churchills. In the ducal coat-of-arms, 
half the shield is quartered for Churchill, and half for Spencer, 
— the latter, in the jargon of heraldry, being : " Second and 
third quarterly argent and gules ; on a bend sable, between two 



^ Henrietta, elder daughter of the old Duke, inherited the title as Duchess of 
Marlborough, snd so represented a second Duke; at her death it passed to her 
nephew, Charles Spencer, as stated above, liis mother, Anne, having died before 
Henrietta. 



240 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

frettes or, three escallops ^ of the first. Crest, for Spencer : out 
of a ducal coronet a demi griffin " [etc]. 

The Earls Spencer are an offshoot from the line just described. 
In 1 76 1, John Spencer of Althorp was made a Baron, by George 
III., and in 1765 an Earl. This John Spencer was the grandson 
of the Earl of Sunderland who, as above said, married Anne 
Churchill, and he was therefore nephew to the Charles Earl of 
Sunderland who became Duke of Marlborough. To his father, 
John Spencer, is attributed the mot of "root and branch." His 
grandmother, Sarah Jennings, the famous Duchess of Marlbor- 
ough, survived her husband twenty-two years, and her enormous 
private property, not attached to the dukedom, meanwhile awaited 
distribution. She was accustomed to give an annual festival, to 
which she invited all her relatives, many of whom were anxiously 
expectant of legacies to come. Viewing the company, at one of 
these gatherings, she exclaimed : " What a glorious sight ! so 
many fine branches from one root ! " "Ah ! " said " Jack " Spen- 
cer, aside, to a cousin, " the branches would flourish better if the 
root were underground ! " 

The old Duchess died in 1744, at the age of eighty-five, and 
this " Jack " Spencer, her grandson, received a large part of her 
wealth. From him descends the present Earl Spencer, the most 
distinguished, doubtless, of the line — John Poyntz Spencer, born 
in 1835, a leader of the Liberal Party of Great Britain, and a 
member twice of the Cabinet of Mr. Gladstone. It is he who was 
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1861 to 1865, and again from 
1882 to 1885, and who after a most trying experience in the 
administration of his office, incurring vehement criticism from the 

1 The escallop, or " scollop " shells were, it is said, in the earliest arms of the 
Warwickshire family. An escallop signified, in the old heraldry, that the bearer had 
made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, such a shell being common on the seacoast of 
Palestine, and therefore often carried about the dress of one returning from there. 



THE SPENCER FAMILY 241 

Irish leaders, became a convert himself to Home Rule. His 
family are " Spencers of Althorp," and their seat is in Northamp- 
tonshire. Their arms are the three escallops, already mentioned, 
with a griffin and ducal coronet for crest. 

The third place in the " Peerage," that of the Barons Churchill, 
is a still more recent " creation." It dates from 1815, when Francis 
Almeric Spencer, son of the then (fourth) Duke of Marlborough, 
was created a peer, with the title Baron Churchill of Wychwood 
Forest, county Oxford. He was then 36 years old, and died 
thirty years later. The present peer, his grandson, is Victor 
Albert Francis Charles Churchill-Spencer, born 1864, succeeded 
1886, married 1887 the daughter of the Earl of Lonsdale. His 
principal " seat " is Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. 

The arms of the Barons Churchill are a combination, like 
those of the Dukes of Marlborough, of the insignia of Spencer 
and Churchill. 

This sketch of the Spencers who are accounted of the Nobility 
of England, might of course be greatly amplified. Those who 
desire to pursue the subject will find abundant further details in 
the works devoted to such matters, — Debrett, Burke, Lodge, etc. 
Looking, now, for those of the name who have not had the fortune 
to become Dukes, or Earls, or even Barons, we may find in Burke's 
" General Armory," many families and individuals of the name 
mentioned as now or formerly existent. A Sir James Spencer 
(of a Cheshire family, apparently), was Lord Mayor of London in 
1527, and a Sir John Spencer held the same dignity in 1594, — 
the latter possibly the same Sir John of Althorp who died in 1 600. 
Other Spencers are mentioned by Burke in all parts of England, 
— in Lancaster, Warwick, Bedford, London, Chester, Devon, 
Kent, Northampton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Norfolk, Suffolk, York, 
Northumberland, Salop, Stafford, and perhaps others. Their 



242 THE SPENCER FAMILY 

coats-of-arms bore in numerous instances the "three escallops," 
but several families bore three, or six, sea-mews' heads,' while 
others had devices altogether different. 

The Spencers who became Earls of Sunderland and subse- 
quently Dukes of Marlborough, appear to have been partisans of 
the King's side of public questions, as may be judged from Robert 
Spencer's dispute with the Earl of Arundel, and from his taking 
the side of Charles in the Civil War. There were, however, other 
members of the family who took the popular side in that great 
struggle. Among these were the Spencers of Bramley Grange in 
Yorkshire, now extinct, apparently, in the male line. They were 
"presumed to be a branch of the noble house of Spencer," and 
traced their descent to Thomas Spencer, who "came out of 
Northamptonshire and settled at Sheffield," and who was 
" descended from the ancient stock of Spencer of Bradley." This 
Thomas Spencer's great-grandson, William, b. i6i2, d. 1686, was 
a lieutenant-colonel in the Parliamentary army, in the Civil War, 
(his family relatives, the Westbys, Brights, and Hatfields, generally 
taking the same side), and he may have been in the battle of 
Newbury, arrayed against Earl Robert, when the latter met his 
death. His descendants maintained their ground, apparently, for 
Colonel William Spencer's grandson, Thomas Spencer {b. 1670, 
d. 1703), married Elizabeth Fairfax, the granddaughter of Sir 
William Fairfax, the Parliamentary general who fell at the siege 
of Montgomery Castle, in 1644. This family, the Spencers of 
Bramley Grange, were represented in the present century ^ 
(probably to the middle, or later years), by Rev. William Paken- 
ham-Spencer, who apparently left no heirs male. Their' arms 

^ The arms of Spencer of Wormleighton (1500) were : " Azure, a fess ermine 
between six sea mews' heads, erased, argent." 

^ That is, the 19th. This sketch of the English Spencers was prepared about 
iSgi.— A. H. J. 



THE SPENCER FAMIL V 243 

were an example of the sea-mews' head class : "Azure a fesse, 
ermine, wavy, between six sea-mews' heads, erased, argent. 
Crest, a rock, thereon a sea-mew proper." 

Another Yorkshire family were the Spencers " of Cannon 
Hall," near Barnsley. This family became extinct in the direct 
male line, upon the death of John Spencer, in the last century. 
His sister, Anne, having married Walter Stanhope, the latter's 
son, Walter Spencer Stanhope, " assumed the additional surname 
and arms of Spencer," the arms being the same as those of the 
family of Bramley Grange. 

To trace these families, whose dignity or possession of land 
gives them a place in the heraldic records, is comparatively easy, 
and they are here mentioned simply because of that fact. There 
are many other Spencers in England, and an examination of the 
records of the people,— parish registers, tenants' lists, voters' lists, 
etc., etc., — even of a casual character, shows persons of the name 
in all parts of the kingdom, many of whom may be, and very 
probably are as much entitled to our attention and esteem as if 
they had flattered a monarch, or defended his " prerogative," or 
shared the plunder of his victorious armies. And it scarcely 
needs to be repeated that the link of kinship which connects any 
of them, great or small, eminent or obscure, with the Spencers 
who are descended from the Barbadoes Samuel is not a matter 
within our knowledge. Those of them whose record is most 
honorable, — judged by the justest standards, — may be nearest in 
blood to him and his descendants, or they may be the most 
distant. 



Index to the Descendants of Samuel Spencer 



The female members of the family are indexed under 
their birth-names, the names taken on marriage being 
placed in parentheses. The figures in parentheses are 
the genealogical reference numbers ; the others are the 
pages where information will be found. 



Anderson, Amanda (Rob- 
erts) (759), 168 
Atkinson, Mary Anna (Jen- 
kins) (1267), 228 
Beans, Rebecca W. (Spen- 
cer) (784), 171 
Biles, Emma Jane (866), 180 
Harvey H. (869), 180 
Jesse Jones (808), ISO 
John P. (864), 180 
Lydia Ann (867), 180 
Samuel Spencer (865), 180 
Sarah (Spencer) (855), 179 
Bonsall, Alfred J. (1055), 203 
Charles (413), 132 
Edward Home (407), 131 
Edward Home (1052), 202 
Edward H., Jr. (411), 132 
Elizabeth (414), 132 
Elizabeth Paxson (1056), 

203 
Henry (1053), 203 ' 
Jane (415), 132 
Jeremiah (412), 132, 202 
Jesse Maris (417), 132 
Joseph Hartshorne (416), 

132 
Lydia (1050), 202 
Rohert Hutchinson (1051), 

202 
Spencer (408), 132 
William (410), 132 
William Milhous (409), 132 
William Spencer (1054), 
203 
Booth, Elizabeth Martin 
(1077), 208 
George Martin (1075), 207, 

237 
Levis Miller (1076), 208, 

237 
Newlin Trainer (1078), 208 
Boyle, Mary Emma S. Thom- 
as (Thomas) (1034), 200 
Bradley, Christiana (Spen- 
cer) (954), 168 
Branson, Sarah Ann (Cow- 
gill) (1122), 212 
Brayton, Althea (Nichols) 

(1211), 222 
Brown, Ann (Spencer) (306), 
113 
Burr (592), 151 
Bushrod (595), 151 
Cliarles Pc-rrin (1014), 197 
Dorcas L. (Cowgill) (1143), 

213 
Isaac (615), 153 
John William (617) 153 
Jonathan (593), 151 
Joseph Francis (1013), 197 
Lydia Paul (1015). 197 
Maria (Nichols) (556), 148 
Martha Ann (Nichols) 

(648), 166 
Mary Ann (Nichols) (619), 

154 
Marv Elizabeth (Nichols) 

(Ramsey) (594), 161 
Mary E. (Nichols) (658), 
157 



Brown, Mary F. (1017), 108 
Marj' Hannah (Smith) 

(585), 150 
Richard (614), 153 
Richard Henry (018), 153 
Samuel (691), 181 
Samuel (016)), 153 
Samuel N, (583), 150 
Sarah (Nichols) (562), 146 
Sarah E. (Shafer) (620), 

154 
Tliomas (682), 150 
Thomas Pirn Spencer 

(1018), 108 
William (584), 150 
William C. (.590), 151 
William Henry (621), 154 
William Henry (1012), 197 
William Henry (1016), 197 
Bunting, Anna Miller (1059), 
203 
George Miller (1058), 203 
Jcseph (1057), 203 
Clhalfant. Margaretta (Spen- 
cer) (831), 178 
Chalfant, Maria (Spencer) 

(906), 184 
Clark, Joseph (79), 70 
Clavton, Clara Hamilton 

(Thomas) (1031), 199 
Collins, Mary Elizabeth 
(Shoemaker) (687), 160 
Conard, Alice E. (Johnson) 
(736), 164 
Almira (Carey) (734), 164 
Benjamin (733), 163 
(Charles S. (267), 109 
Cornelius (736), 164 
Ellwood H. (739), 164 
George R. (737), 164 
Mary (Mante) (740), 164 
Matthew (260), 109 
William (738), 104 
Connor, Jane (Foulke) 

(1164), 218 
Councilman, William (681), 

159 
Cowgill, Agnes (Scott) 

(1132), 213 
Cowgill, Alva B., 237 
Ann (Satterthwait) (454), 

138, 213 
Anna B?lle (Lennox) 

(1134), 213 
Bertha (1296), 232 
Carrie (Trowbridge) (1135), 

213 
Charles D., 237 
Clifton A. (1.301), 232 
Clinton Harriman (1292). 

232 
C31vde Phineas (1291), 232 
Co'ra (Brown) (1145), 214 
David Martin (1294), 232 
Elias Branson (1124), 212, 

231 
Elizabeth (1127), 212 
Ella, 237 

Ella (Cantrcll) (1146), 214 
Ella Lee (1289). 232 
Erma Mary (1298), 232 



Cowgill,Golden Clair (1299), 

232 
Grant H., 237 
Harry Leonard (1290), 232 
Henrv (1125), 212, 232 
Henry Lee (1300), 232 
Horace Branson (1288), 232 
Isaac (456), 138 
Jessie (Howbert) (1137), 

213 
Jonathan (452), 138, 212 
Jeptha (453), 138. 213 
Laura (Bates) (1133), 213 
Lida (Lee) (1144), 214 
Mary (1120), 212 
Milo (1136), 213 
Paul Kezer (1293), 232 
Phineas (461). 138, 211 
Phineas C, 236 
Ralph (450), 137 
Ralph Frederick (1297), 

232 
Ruth (1287), 282 
Samuel Mead (1138), 213 
Samuel S. (1130), 212 
Sarah (455), 138 
Sarah (Spencer) (458), 138 
Sarah Prescott (Graves) 

(1280), 232 
William (457), 138, 213 
Oaft, Anna (Thompson) 

(487), 142 
Mahlon (486), 141 
Margaret (Clark) (488), 

142 
Rebecca (Evans) (489), 142 
William (485), 141 
Crosbv, Sarah (Mcllvain) 

(421), 133 
Crowell. Leah L. (Spencer) 

(916), 184 
Custard, Mary (Spencer) 

(360), 121 
Dawes, Mary (Spencer) (5). 42 
Dean. Alice (Pema) (717), 

161 
Charles (716), 161 
Edith (Willett) (713), 161 
Edward (715), 161 
Henrj' (718), 161 
Jane Lucretia (Shoemaker) 

(707), 161 
J. Thomas (712), 161 
Martha (Volinten) (719), 

161 
Sarah (Collins) (714), 161 
Dillin. Jane Tagg (Roberts) 

(1221), 223 
Dillon. Nancy (Nichols) 

(.'=.86), 150 
Dobbins, Annie (Hunt) 

(542), 147 
Charles (541), 147 
James (533), 146 
James A. (643). 147 
Dowdall, Phebe E. (Roberts) 

(754) 168 
Edmonson, Rebecca K. 

(Spencer) (1113), 211 
Ellis. Elizabeth (Shoemaker) 

(2.';e), 105 



Evans, Hannah (Spencer), 

(121), 80 
Pell, Alice (Roberts) (2C8), 

109 
Fetter, Elizabeth (Spencer) 

(786), 172 
Fitzwater, Mary (Spencer) 
(786), 172 
Mary (Spencer) (130), 83 
Foulke, Ann (467), 140 
Eliza J. (475). 140 
Emma Jane (1166), 218 
Jesse Fremont (1103), 218 
John Thomas (1161), 218 
Joshua (468), 140, 217 
Lizzie Alice (Mansfield) 

(1162), 218 
Lydia (Spencer) (138), 87 
Mary (471), 140 
Mary Neoma Clark (Palm- 
er) (1167), 218 
Miles (473), 140 
Milton (469), 140, 218 
Nathan (472), 140 
Phebe (470), 140 
Samuel (466), 140 
Serenia Finet Alisteen 

(Hastings) (1168), 218 
Silas (474), 140 
Thomas McCarty (465), 140 
Viola Volumnia (1166), 21^ 
Frame, Lydia G. (Spencer), 

237 
French, Bathsheba (Rob- 
erts) (279), 110 
Gallagher, Alice A. (Rob- 
erts) (981), 191 
Garrett. Sarah (Roberts) 

(728), 163 
Gay, Louisa Jane (Roberts) 

(1246), 226 
Gemrig, Anna Maria (Rob- 
erts) (1235), 225 
Gibson, Mary (Nichols) 

(195), 102 
Glidden, Betsie Ann (Spen- 
cer) (1275), 230 
Good, Hannah (Spencer) 

(340a). 116 
Good. Rebecca (Spencer) 

(324a), 115 
Griffen, Jane Havdoek (Rob- 
erts) (1222), 223 
Grubb, L3'dia (Roberts) 

(771), 170 
Hagy, Elizabeth Terkes 

(Roberts) (965), 189 
Haldeman, Mary (Miller) 

(1060), 203 
HallowcU, Mary (Spencer) 

(99), 76. 235 
Hanna, Tryphena (Nichols) 

(630), 155 
Harhorn, Sarah Ann (Thom- 
as) (1023), 199 
Harlan, Arm Oosby (Mcll- 
vain) (426), 134 
Harriman, Rena (Cowgill) 

(1285), 231 
Hart, Sarah D. (Spencer), 
235 



246 



THE SPENCER FAMILY. 



Hatch, Ellen Towne (Win- 

dom) (1166), 216 
Hatcher, Hannah (536), 146 
Isaac (585), 146 
Louisa (Harris) (539), 147 
Hatcher, Mary (Judkina) 
(634), 146 
Miriam (637), 147 
Phebe (Thornberry) (538), 

147 
Rebecca (Piggott) (696), 

151 
Samuel (632), 146 
Sarah (Enseminger) (540), 
147 
Hatfield, Sarah Ann (Foulke) 

(1160), 218 
Hawlev, Joseph W. (1069), 
206 
Mary Miller (Thompson) 
(1070), 207 
Hayhurst, Rebecca (Spencer) 

(120), 79 
Hessin, Lauretta (Nichols) 

(1198), 221 
Hewes, Charles (420), 133 
Jacob (418), 133 
Spencer (419), 133 
Hiatt, Louisa (Spencer) 

(1093), 209 
Hirst, Caroline (907), 194 
Hannah (994), 194 
Joseph (868), 123 
Joseph Josiah (378), 123, 

193 
Mercy (995), 194 
Nathan Elwood (376), 123 
Phebe Ann (991), 194 
Rachel (992), 194 
Rachel Abigail (Souder) 

(375), 123, 194 
Sarah (White) (990), 194 
Sarah Ann (Van Horn) 

(374), 123, 194 
Susanna (Clark) (993), 194 
Wharton (996), 194 
Hoge, Sarah (Johnson), 234 
Holmes, Emily (Nichols) 

(508), 144 
Hutchinson, Margaret Fim- 
ister (Bonsall) (1049), 
202 
Iredell, Hannah Ann (Thom- 
as) (1010), 198 
Jackson, Alice W. (938), 
186 
Edward Foulke (936), 186 
Francis (937), 186 
James C. (934), 185 
Mary S. (Pyle) (936), 186 
Jamison, M. Louisa (Mich- 
ener (Spencer) (806), 175 
Janney, Mary (Nichola) 
(205), 103 
Mary (Nichols) (225), 104 
Jarrett, 41annah (Spencer) 

(28), 44 
Jenkins, Algernon Sydney 
(1008), 196 
Algernon Sydney, Jr. 

(1272), 230 
Anna Mary (Webster) 

(1269), 280 
Arthur Hugh (1274), 230 
Charles Francis (1268), 280 
Edward Atkinson (1271), 

230 
Florence (1273), 230 
Howard Malcolm (1009), 

196, 228 
Thomas Atkinson (1270), 
280 
Johnson, Achsah, 284 
Aletha (Leeslie), 234, 235 
Bushrod, 234 
Charles, 234 
Elizabeth (Conard) (733a), 

163 
Elizabeth Hoge, 235 
Hannah, 234 



Johnson, Joseph, 234 
Lemuel Riddiok, 235 
Lucretia, 234 
Mary, 234 
Nathan, 234 
Nimrod Hoge, 235 
Ruth Hoge (Williams), 235 
Jones, Hattie Emily (Nich- 
ols) (1216), 222 
Kemble, Ann (Spencer) 

(398), 127 
Kenworthy, Albanus (1102), 
210 
Aleinda E. (Kellogg) 

(1104), 210 
Cora A. (1110), 211 
David E, (1103), 210 
Elda (1108), 211 
Jeimie R. (Davis) (1112), 

211 
Joel H. (1101), 210 
Lydia Ann (Miller) (1106), 

210 
Oliver A. (1106), 210 
Ruth M. (1109), 211 
Smith J. (1107), 210 
Willis (1111), 211 
Kinaev, Hannah Ann (Spen- 
cer) (1183), 220 
Kirk, Elizabeth (Spencer) 

(68), 62 
Knight, Annie (Taylor) 
(405), 130 
Elizabeth (403), 130 
Ellen (402), 130 
Jonathan (401), 130 
Julianna (406), 131 
Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) 

(404), 180 
Nathan T. (398), 129 
Sarah Tvson (Leedora) 

(400), 130, 201 
Sydney Wood (399), 130, 
201 
Laffer, Stella M. (Spencer) 

(1190), 220 
Lane, Elizabeth R. (Shoe- 
maker) (708), 160 
Lee, Rachel Nora (Spencer) 

(1176), 219 
Leedom, Alice (1048), 202 
Edward (1044), 201 
Ellen Knight (1047), 202 
Jesse (1045), 202 
Walter Francis (1046), 202 
Levis, Albert (1071), 207 
Clement Smith (1074), 207 
Samuel Garrett (1072), 207 
Spencer Mcllvain (1073), 
207 
Lewis, Alfred (768), 170 
Clara (769), 170 
Edward H, (765), 169 
Elizabeth (Spencer) (19), 

43 
Frank Spencer (766), 169 
Harold R. (767), 169 
Louisa R. (770), 170 
Samuel G. (764), 169 
Lippincott, Alice (Booth), 

287 
Livezey, Thomas H. (985), 

237 
Lloyd, Clara Virginia (9V9), 
191 
Gideon (975),; 190 
Mary Caroline (980), 191 
Sarah Virginia (977), 191 
Spencer Clay (076), 191 
Washington Byron (978), 
191 
Lofborough, Hannah (Spen- 
cer) (02), 65 
Lukens, Eliza (60), 61 
Gaynor (Knight) (49), 61 
Hannah (Shoemaker) (45), 

61 
Hannah (Spencer)' (36), 

50 
Joseph (44), 68 



Lukens, Joseph (48), 61 
Joseph (51), 61 
Mary (46), 61 
Samuel (47), 61 
Samuel (62), 61 
Lunn, Ruth Hannah (Win- 

dom) (1147), 214 
McClure, Lydia (Cowgill) 

(1123), 212 
Mcllvain, Ann (Miller) (171), 
99, 135 
Ann Eliza (Diehl) (422), 

138 
Anne Crosby Morton (428), 

134 
Bernard Stump, 236 
Edward Bonsall (426), 134 
Eliza (Hewes) (166), 99, 

133 
George W. (427), 134, 286 
Henry (428), 138 
Henry Stump, 236 
Jeremiah (168), 98 
Jeremiah (170), 99, 184 
John (167), 99 
John Morton, 236 
John Spencer (169), 99, 138 
Lydia (Bonsall) (166), 99, 

131 
Samuel (172), 99 
Sarah (164), 99 
Spencer (168), 99, 133 
McPherson, Mary Ann (Nich- 
ola) (625), 146 
Marple, Elizabeth (Spencer) 

(90), 72 
Matlack, Hannah Maul (Rob- 
erts) (1268), 227 
Mead, Amanda (Oowgill) 
(1131), 218 
Aveline Ray (666), 147 
Charles E. (548), 147 
Frances J. (Collins) (652), 

147 
Isaac J. (645), 147 
Joseph (544), 147 
Joseph J (547), 147 
Julia (551), 147 
Marian C (550), 147 
Mary Emily (Hainea) 

(649), 147 
Phebe Alice (563), 147 
Phineas Eugene (644), 147 
William T. (646), 147 
Mercer, Ann (Spencer) 
(340b), 116 
Faithful (Nichols) (649), 
156 
Michener, Charles (848), 179 
Ella (844), 179 
Ellwood (364), 120 
EUwood (847), 179 
Ezra (352a), 117 
James (366), 121 
, James (839), 178 
Jonathan S. (841), 178 
Lea (367), 121 
Lydia (Spencer) (830a), 116 
Lydia Ann (840), 178 . 
Mary (Steele) (846), 179 
Mary (Walton) (358), 121 
Mira (845), 179 ■ 
Phebe (Webster) (359), 121 
Spencer (863), 120 
Spencer (866), 121 
William (842), 178 
Mickle, George Miller (1082), 
208 
Grace Evans (1081), 208 
Francis King (1083), 208 
Joseph Evans (1079), 208 
Joseph Evans (1080), 208 
Miller, Anna (Hawley) (484). 
186, 206 
Anna Mcllvaine (Biddle) 

(1068), 206, 237 
Clarence Haldeman (1063) 

206 
Edgar Thomson (481), 136. 
203 



Miller, Elizabeth Haldeman 
(Evans) (1061), 205 

Elizabeth Spencer (Bunt- 
ing) (480), 186, 203 

Ellen (Booth) (439), 136 
207 287 

George Deeble (438), 136, 
206 

Hannah John (Mickle) 
(440) 136, 208 

Henry Spencer (1066), 206 

Joanna M. (Livezey), 237 

John Spencer (1062), 205 

Katharine (Levis) (438), 
136, 207 

Levis (429), 136 

Levis, Jr. (435), 136, 286 

Marion (1064), 205 
.lary Lavinia (432), 186 

Mary Thomas (1067), 206 

Sallie Levis (William) 
(437), 186 

Samuel (486), 136 
Mills, Carrie T (1219), 223 

John H. (1218), 223 

Ruth E. (1220), 223 
Moore, Ella (Needham) 
(Spencer), 237 

Elma (Walton) (743), 165 

George Roberts (742), 166 

Lydia R. (Linvill) (746), 
166 

Sarah (Cooper) (745), 166 

Sharpless (741), 164 

Spencer (744), 165 
Morgan, Hannah (Kender- 

dine) (Spencer) (U6), 78 
Morris, George Spencer 
(953), 187 

Hannah Perot (961), 187 

Luke Wistar (962), 187 

Samuel (950), 187 
Morton, Susan Crosby (Mc- 
llvain) (424), 134 
Muckleson, Mary (Spencer) 

(296), 112 
Nichols, Alice (666), 158 

Alice Lavinia (1209), 222 

Amor (206), 108, 148 

Anna L. (Goodnow) (1199), 

Annie E. (Janney) (588), 

160 
Ariel Maria (1206), 222 
Benjamin P. (631), 166, 221 
Bessie L. (Skiff) (1212), 

Caroline (668), 149 
Catherine Tryphena (1208), 

222 
Charles (663), 158 
Cornelia (669), 149 
Daniel M. (529), 146 
Edgar Hebdon (1206) 222 
Edith (Tate) (73), 70, 102 
Edith M. (Clure) (1213), 

Edward (662), 158 

Eli (211); 103 

Eli (671), 149 

Eli (560), 148 

Eliza A. (563), 149 

Elizabeth (Smith) (511), 

144 
Elizabeth (Wilson) 096) 

102, 143 ■' ' 

Emily Lavinia (1216), 223 
Flora A. (1214), 222 
Hannah (Rogers) (228). 

104, 156 
Hannah J. (Piggott) (606), 

Hannah Mary (657), 157 
Harriet (564), 149 
Henry H (1200), 221 
Horace M. (656), 157 
Isaac (74), 70, 102 
Isaac (226), 104 
Isaac H. (510), 144 
James H. 633), 155, 222 



INDEX. 



247 



Nichols, Jaa. W. (587), 150 
Jebse (231), 104, 157 
John (207), 103, 148 
Jonah (616), 145 
Joseph (200), 103, 146 
Joseph H. (513), 144 
Joshua (198), 103, 145 
Julia (530), 146 
Julia (Thorp) (514), 144 
J. F. (580), 149 
Kittie Alice (1217), 223 
Lucretia (520), 146 
Lucy (1202), 221 
Lucy A. (Janney) (531), 

146 
Lydia (214), 103 
Lydia (Hatcher) (Dobbins) 

(201), 103, 146 
Lydia A. (Jarniey) 

(Hughes) (509), 144 
Lydia A. (Taylor) (5S9), 

148 
Lvdia J. (Piggott) (576), 

149 
Mahlon (235), 105 
Margery (Metsger) (238), 

105 
Maria (Brown) (570), 149 
Martha (CockeriU) (661), 

148 
Martha Ann (HixBon) 

(650), 167 
Martha A. (667), 149 
Mary (218), 103 
Mary (Allen) (232), 105 
Mary (Piggott) (76), 70, 

103 
Mary A. (1201), 221 
Mary A. (Brown) (519), 

146 
Mary C. (Gregg) (664), 158 
Maxy J. (578), 149 
Marv J. (Pusey) (612), 144 
Miriam (Wood) (617), 145 
Miriam G. (Purdue) (199), 

103, 145 
M. Cornelia (Stabler) (528), 

146 
Nathan (660), 158 
Nathan B. (667), 148 
Oliver (654), 157 
Phebe (Brown) (209), 103, 

150 
Phebe (Gore), (518), 145 
Phebe A. (573), 149 
Phebe G. (Mead) (204), 

103, 147 
Phineas J. (666), 149 
Eachel Alice (Mills) (636), 

165 223 
Rebecca J. (Brown) (527), 

146 
Samuel (76), 70, 103 
Samuel (210), 103 
Samuel (227), 104, 154 
Samuel (665), 149 
Samuel (570), \i3 
Samuel (1203), 221 
Samuel Arthur (1M7), 222 
Samuel E. (689), 150 
Sarah (Holmes) (229), 104 
Sarah (Logan) (203), 103 
Sarah AUce (655), 167 
Spencer Jones (634), 155, 

222 
Stacy (230), 104, 156 
Susan T. (674), 149 
Thamain A. (661), 168 
Thomas (197), 102, 144 
Thomas (576), 149 
Thomas (661), 157 
Thomas J. (212), 103, 150 
Virginia (666), 158 
Virginia E. (681), 149 
Virginia J. (Hughes) (526), 

146 
Warren (663), 157 
William (72), 69 
William (77), 70, 104 



Nichols, WiUiam (202), 103 
William (208), 103, 149 
WiUiam (234), 106 
William (521), 145 
William (677), 149 
WiUiam A. (558), 148 
William A. (669), 158 
WilUam Emmet (1210), 222 
WUliam J. (632), 156, 221 
William E. (652), 157 
Paine, Mary Elizabeth (Spen- 
cer) (1179), 219 
Paxson, Mary (Spencer), 

(317a), 114 
Payne, Mary (Shoemaker) 

(667), 168 

Pearson, Elizabeth Justice 

(Roberts) (1266), 227 

Janie Shaw (Roberts) 

(1245), 226 

Pennock, Phebe (Spencer) 

(824), 177 
Pickering, Leah (Spencer) 

(441), 137 
Piggott, Burr (219), 104, 162 
Bushrod (612), 163 
Elizabeth (Brown) (220), 

104, 163 
Isaac (218), 104, 151 
Isaac (611), 153 
Jesse (222), 104 
John (217), 104 
John (610), 153 
Johii William (699), 152 
Mary (224), 104 
Mary (603), 152 
Mary Jane (598), 162 
Mary Jane (Taylor) (608), 

152 
Phebe (Tavenner) (221), 

104, 154 
Phebe A. (Smith) (601), 

162 
Phebe E. (Spencer) (476), 

141 
Rebecca E. (Smith) (602), 

152 
Ruth H. (604), 152 
Samuel H. (600), 162 
Sarah (Brown) (216), 104, 

151 
Sarah Ann (Newlin) (597), 

152 
Sarah Letitia (613), 153 
Thomas (609), 153 
Thomas H. (605), 162 
William (216), 103 
William (223), 104 
WiUiam (607), 152 
Pim, Rachel (Spencer) (148), 

90 
Porter, Elizabeth (Spencer) 

(799), 174 
Potts, Elizabeth Mary Ann 

(Nichols) (1204), 221 
Prescott, Helen (Cowgill) 

(1284), 231 
Purdue, Isaac N. (523), 145 
Marj' Virginia , (Haines) 

(524), 145 
Thomas H. (622), 145 
Pusev. Edith H. (.Shelmire) 
(877), 181 
Emily (874), 181 
Isaac (876). 181 
Joel B. (872), 181 
Joshua B. (870), 180 
Lewis Pusey (871), 181 
Louisa (876a), 181 
Sarah Ann (876), 181 
■ WiUiam (878), 181 
Raymond, Louisa Jewgtt 
■ (Roberts) (747), 166 
Louisa J. (Roberts) (1226), 
224 
Rhoads, Marr J. (Spencer) 

(939), 186 
Roberts, Adelaide Gay 
(1254), 226 



Roberts, Adelaide M. (1237), 
226 
Alfred (757), 168 

(1227), 224 
Alfred (988), 193 
Alfred Clarkson (265), 109 
Algernon Sydney (970), 

190, 227 
Alice (1232), 225 
AUce A. (731), 163 
Aliceanne (768), 168 
Alvirda Dunham (1236), 

226 
Ann (MarshaU) (260), 108 
Anna Gertrude (1239), 225 
Anna Woods (1266), 238 
Annie T. (Hoyt) (973), 190 
Benjamin Rush (261), 108 
Bessie (1233), 226 
Caroline (Rorer) (369), 123, 

188 
Caroline F. (WilUams) 

(281), HI, 170 
Charles Arthur (761), 169 
Oluirles Hamlet (1248), 226 
Charles Henry (982), 193 
Charles Rorer (969), 190, 

226 
Charles Spencer (761), 168 
Chester (763), 169 
Clarence J. (1238), 225 
Clinton (763), 168 
Earle C. (1197), 221 
Edith (Sibley) (1261), 227 
Edith Adeline (1224), 224 
Edmund (371a), 123 
Edmund (983), 193 
EUza (Conard) (270), 110, 

163 
Elizabeth (Wriggins) (974), 

190 
Elizabeth Ann (1262), 227 
Elizabeth Taylor (Ma- 

crum) (1265), 228 
Ellwood (984), 193 
Elma (774), 170 
Emily (Lewis) (278), 110, 

169 
Emily Lewis (Hufsmith) 

(1228), 224 
Enoch Taylor (972), 190, 

227 
Evan (273), 110, 168 
Fern M. (1194), 221 
Franklin (283), 111, 171 
George (87), 72, 109 
George (276), 110, 188 
George (750), 168, 224 
George F. (782), 171 
George S. (280), 111, 170 
GuUelma (Thomas) (1030), 

199 
Guy WiUiam (1196), 221 
Hamlet Pearson (1247), 226 
Hannah Sharpies (Eervey) 

(Hammond) (264), 108 
Helen (Reed) (1231), 223 
Henry C. (783a). 171 
Horace (752), 168 
Howard (262), 108 
Howard Lawrence (760), 
iqo 

Hugh (367), 122 
Hugh (372), 123, 191 
Hugh Oscar (967), 190, 226 
Irene E. (1193), 221 - 
Isaac Pearson (1257), 227 
James Gay (1252), 226 
Janie Shaw (1249), 226 
John Taylor (971), 190, 227 
John T. (1263), 227 ^ 
Jonathan (83), 71 
Joseph (84), 72 
Joseph (88), 72, 110 
Joseph (7.73), 170 
Joseph G. (732), 163 
Joseph W. (269), 110, 163 
Julia (781a), 171 
Justice G. (1191), 221 



Roberts, Kersey (756), 168 
Levi (86), 72, 107 
Lewis (277), 110 
Louisa Jane (PerselLi) 
Lulu Evelyn (1250), 226 
Lydia (368a), 123 
Lydia (Moore) (275), 110, 

166 
Mabel Arbutis (1234), 225 
Margaret (Lloyd) (371), 

123, 190 
Mai^garet L. (Yeatraan) 

(729), 163 
Mary (Livezey) (985), 193 
Mary (Spencer) (316), 114 
Mary Ann (Kinnard) (268), 

107 
Mary Elizabeth (766), 168 
Mary Louisa (1263), 226 
Marv Eowena (762), 169 
Matilda Ann (282), 111 
Mildred Louise (1226). 224 
Nathaniel Raymond (748), 

168 
NelUe A. (1192), 221 
Orleana (783), 171 
Eachel (Conard) (86), 72, 

109 
Eachel (Moore) (271), 110, 

164 
Rebecca (274), 110 
Robert Barclay (263), 108 
Samuel G. (772), 170 
Sara Matlack (Weygandt) 

(1269), 227 
Sarah (1230), 224 
Sarah Jane (Buffington) 

(730), 163 
Sherwood Raymond (749), 

168, 223 
Spencer (272), 110, 166 
Spencer (370), 123, 189 
Spencer (987), 193 
Spencer (1229), 224 
Spencer (1260) „ 227 
Spencer, 3d (1255), 226 
Spencer M. (1195), 221 
Susan H. (284), 111 
Susanna Hagy (Steel) 

(968), 190, 226 
Thomas S. Gay (1251), 226 
Walter Ernest (1223), 224 
WiUiam (986), 193 
William S, (259), 107 
Rogers, Arthur (636), 165 
Arthur (645), 166 
Elizabeth H. (647), 156 
Hamilton (638), 156 
Hugh (642), 166 
Martha (641), 156 
Mary C. (637), 156 
Samuel (643), 156 
Sarah D. (640), 166 
Thomas (644), 166 
William (639), 156 
WiUiam J. (646), 156 
Rorer, Adelaide (HiU) (963), 

189 
Bartlett T. (964), 189 
Charles S. (961), 188 
Clementine (French) (962). 

189 
Rowlett, Drusilla (Thomas) 

(1010), 196 
Satterthwaite, Charles (1140), 

213 
Ida (Smith) (1141), 213 
Nathan (1139), 213 
Rebecca (Cowgill) (1129), 

212 
Sarah (Smith) (1142), 213 
Sharp, Mary (Cowgill) 

(1128), 212 
Sharpies, Lydia (Roberts) 

(257), 107 
Shipley, Adeline Frances 
(Doudna) (1172), 219 
Annie H. (Lake) )(1171), 
219 



248 



THE SPENCER FAMIL Y. 



Shipley, Ella (Hunt) (1173), 
219 
Emory Vinton (1169), 219 
Fay (DeWees) (1175), 219 
Grace (Heizer), (117i), 219 
Spencer (1170), 219 

Shoemaker, Abraham (81), 
71, 106 
Abraham (493), 143 
Angeline (Magill) (96-10), 

Anna Elizabeth (Hudson) 

(725), 162 
Anna R. (706), 161 
Basil W. (255), 107, 162, 

196 
CTharles (242), 106, 160 
Charles (673), 158 
Charles Edward (690), 160 
David (240), 100, 169 
Edith (252), 107 
Edith (Black) (686), 169 
Edith (Councilman) (239j, 

106, 159 
Edith Eliza (494), 143 
Edith Maria (Hibbs) (727), 

162 
Edward (245), 106, 161 
Edward (696), 160 
Edwin (723), 162 
Eliza (249), 106 
Eliza (Davidson) (699), 

160 
Elizabeth (Cooper) (96-8), 

76 
Elizabeth (MoCubbm) 

(683), 159 
Elizabeth A. (Parker) 

(677), 159 
Ella L. (Spencer) (944), 187 
Ellen (Nichols) (721), 162 
Ellis (692), 160 
Ellwood (722), 162 
Franklin (709), 161 
George (78), 70 
George (237), 106, 158 
George (672), 158 
George (724), 162 
George T. (700), 160 
George W. (256), 107 
Hannah (Lainhardt) (695), 

160 
Hannah (Young) (250), 106 
Harriet (68S), 159 
Howard J. (721a), 162 
Isaac (238), lOS, 159 
Isaac (679). 159 
Isaac W. (701), 160 
Isaiah (668), 158 
Jacob (670), 158 
James (96-1), 76 
Jesse (243), 106, 160 
Jesse (698), 160 
John (697), 160 
Jonathan (241), 106 
Joseph (688), 100 
Lemuel T. (720), 162 
Levi Tate (490), 142 
,. Louis E. (678), 159 
Louisa (710), 161 
Margaret (Lightcap) (96- 

6), 76 
Margaret A. (691), 160 
Martha A. (Taylor) (491), 

142 
Marv (96-9), 76 
Mar5' A. (S69), 158 
Mary Ellen (Tallman) 

(080), leo 

Naylor (248), 106, 142, 162 
Nichola-s (711), 161 
Peter (96-4), 76 
Phinehas (080), 159 
Rachel (Dean) (246), 106, 

161 
Rachel (Gibson) (251), 107 
Rachel (Robinson) (82), 71 
Samuel (SO), 71, 105 
Samuel (96-2), 76 



Shoemaker, Samuel (244), 

106, 160 
Saiijoel (264), 107 
Samuel (671), 168 
Samuel J. (704), 161 
Sarah (263), 107 
Sarah (Hallowell) (96-7), 

76 
Sarah E. (Greenwell) (676), 

169 
Sophie J. (706), 161 
Spencer (96-5), 76 
Thomas (96-3), 76 
Thomas (708), 161 
Thomas Spencer (726), 162 
William (674), 158 
William (684), 159 
William (693), 160 
William F. (702), 160 
William T. (492), 142 
Smith, Ann (Spencer) (173), 

99 
Elizabeth (Spencer) (286), 

111 
Laura Frances (Spencer), 

(1114), 211 
Smock, Elizabeth (Spencer) 

(879), 181 
Souder, Casper, Jr. (1004), 
' 194 
Kate Maria (Langstroth) 

(1006), 195 
Leah Bickerton (Parker) 

(1006), 195 
Rachel H. (Gill) (1007), 

195 
Spencer, Aaron (134), 86 
Aaron (351), 117, 184 
Abel (27), 44, 79 
Abigail (150), 94 
Abner (98), 76, 112 
Ahner (179), 101, 140 
Abraliam (13), 43 
Abraham (54), 65 
Ada (Sheppard) (1184), 

220 
Ada Alvaretta (Monson) 

(1276), 231 
Agnes (Willis) (317), 114 
Albert S. (804), 175 
Alice (831), 116 
Alice Eugenia (Shaw) 

(1278), 231 
Alice M. (Stackhouse) 

(338), 116. 179 
Alice P. (803), 176 
Allan B. (883), 181 
Alvaretta (Steed) (1099), 

210 
Amelia Jackson (361), 122, 

186 
Amelia Ann (Dickinson) 

(793), 173 
Amos (106), 76, 113 
Amos (792), 173 
Amos C. (923), 184 
Amos L. (788), 173 
Amos P. (482), 141, 220 
Ann (38), 58 
Ann (327), 116 
Ann (Hayhurst) (22), 43 
Ann (Shipley) (478), 141, 

218 
Ann (Walton) (111), 78 
Ann B. (800), 174 
Anna (366), 122 
Anna (958), 188 
Anna (Cope) (323), 115 
Anne (Hilles) (120), 83 
Anne S. (Morgan) (292), 

111 
Annie E. (Sherman) (1180), 

220 
Arnie Ann (Vandegrift) 

(787), 173 
Asa (133), 86, 116 
Asa (183), 101, 141 
Asa (910), 184 
Asa P. (1090), 209 



Spencer, Benajah Hiatt 
(1094), 209, 230 
Betsey (Cowgill) (175), 

101 
Blanche (Lashley) (907), 

184 
Cadwalader E. (316), 114 
Caleb (124), 83 
Catharine (Whitcomb) 

(297), 112 
Charles (125), 83, 114 
Charles (311), 114, 174 
Charles A. (1091), 209 
Charles Baker (919), 184 
Cliarles Chester (911), 184 
Charles Henry (863), 180 
Charley (1100), 210 
Clarence M. (1180), 220 
Cora (Cowden) (1177), 219 
C. Watson (789), 173 
David (174), 101, 137 
David (449), 137 
David E. (1086), 208 
David Hannum (916), 184 
David Harvey (918), 184 
David H. (349), 117, 184 
Davis (339), 116, 179 
Edith (8), 42 
Edith (140), 89 
Edith (Shoemaker) (CJlark) 

(17), 43, 70 
Edmund (1283), 231 
Edmund B. (856), 179 
Edward (116), 79, 114 
Edward M. (947), 187 
Edwin L. (448), 137, 211 
Edwin L., Jr. (1118), 211 
Eleanor (884), 181 
Eleanor (Rulon), (446), 137 
Elizabeth (32), 60 
Elizabeth (103), 76 
Elizabeth (114), 78 
Elizabeth (136), 86 
Elizabeth, 236 
Elizabeth (Banes) (291), 

111 
Ehzabeth (Bowers) (110), 

78 
Elizabeth (Cowgill) (175), 

137 
Elizabeth (Hughes) (Rich- 
ards) (326), 115 
Elizabeth (Lukens) (9), 43, 

58 
Elizabeth (Mcllvain) (60), 

65, 9S 
Elizabeth (Shoemaker) 

(96), 76 
Elizabeth Ann (Stephens) 

(346), 117, 182 
Elizabeth E. (Kersey) 

(955), 188 
Elizabeth L. (Dutton) 

(318), 115 
Ella (Burwick) (1282), 231 
Ellen (320), 115 
Ellen Plummer (Cowgill) 

(477), 141, 236 
Ellwood (838), 178 
Emily (943), 186 
Emma (830), 177 
Emmor (862), 180 
Enoch (25), 44, 78 
Enos (92), 75 
Esther (304), 113 
Eugene (835), 178 
Eva (1185), 220 
Evan (801), ISO 
Ezra (95), 75 
Frances Rebecca (Myers) 

(1116), 211 
Frank Sylvanus (479), 141, 

219 
Genevieve (949), 187 
George (141), 89 
George (294), 112 
George, Jr. (363), 122, 185 
George F. (1087), 209 
George M. (959), 188 



Spencer, George W. (796), 

174 
George W. (921), 184 
Gertrude (MoCurdy) (957), 

188 
Gertrude M. (1181), 220 
G. Franklin (790), 173 
Hannah (69), 234 
Hannah (321), 115 
Hannah (Boone) (126), 8.3 
Hannah (Burson) (69), 61) 
Hannah (Cline) (286), 111 
Hannah (Farra) (136), 80 
Hannah (Harding) (119), 

79 
Hannah C. (White) (347), 

117, 182 
Harry K. (11S7), 220 
Harry Lindley (480), 141, 

219 
Helene (1188), 220 
Henry H. (1085), 208 
Hephziba (Thomas) (161), 

94, 124 
Hiram (797), 174 
Ira (464), 140 
Irvin E. (1279), 231 
Isaac W. (314), 114, 175 
Jacob (6), 42, 44 
Jacob (58), 65 
Jacob (122), 82 
James (20), 43, 72 
James (312), 114 
James (802), 174 
James, Jr. (97), 76, 111 
Jarrett (29), 50, 79 
Jarrett (345), 117, 181 
Jean Winifred (1280), 231 
Jerome (1098), 210 
Jesse (41), 5S 
Jesse (143), 89, 121 
Jesse (334), 116 
Jesse (336), 116, 178 
Jesse (343), 117 
Jesse Chalfant (908), 184 
Jesse Poulke (942), 186 
Job (26), 44, 78 
Job (117), 79 
Joel (SOS), 175 
Joel (829), 177 
John (10), 43, 62 
John (S3), 50, 87 
John (42), 68 
John (66), 69, 234 
John (107), 77, 235 
John (295), 112 
John (362), 122, 186 
John (341), 117 
John E. (832), 178 
John G. (309), 114, 172 
John Jami.son (807), 175 
Jolm K., 235 
John Marshall (922), 184 
John P. (481), 141, 237 
John Search (798), 174 
John W, (1089), 209 
Jonas (185), 201 
Jonathan (132), 86, 116 
Jonathan (144), 89 
Jonathan (176), 101, 138 
Jonathan (825), 177 
Jonathan (833), 178 
Joseph (7), 42, 50 
Joseph (131), 86, 115 
Joseph (154), 94 
Joseph Henry (1005), 209, 

231 
Josiah (91), 75 
Josiah (2S7), 111 
Laura (940), 186 
Laura E. (Reynolds) (857), 

Laura M. (836), 178 

^ W17), af ^ <No3aett) 

Lewis (305), 113 

Lexemuel (1097), 210 

Lilian (948), 187 

Lily May (909), 184 



INDEX. 



Spencer, Lindley (869), 180 
Lizzie E. (946), 187 
Louis (298), 112 
Louisa (Paxson) (344), 117 
LueUa (858), 180 
Lydia (155), 94 
Lydia (Lloyd) (147), 89 
Lydia (Morris) (364), 122, 

187 
Lydia Ann (828), 177 
Lydia Ann (Oowgill) (463), 

110 
Mabel (Cornell) (913), 184 
Mahlon (112), 78 
Margaret, 236 , 
Margaret (Nichols) (Hol- 

loway) (63), 69, 233 
Margaret (Spencer) (109), 

78 
Margaret (Worthington) 

(104), 76, 236 
Margaret Hall (Jamison) 

(794), 174 
Maria (Pusey) (342), 117, 

180 
Maria (Thomas) (152), 94, 

126 
Maria L. (Showalter) (880), 

181 
Mary, 235 
Mary (SO), 60 
Mary (57), 65 
Mary (127), 83 
Maiy (301), 113 
Maiy (Lloyd) (U8), 79 
Mary (Penrose) (182), 101 
Mary (Roberts) (18), 43, 71 
Mary (Smith) (65), 69, 233 
Maiy (Walton) (101), 76 
Mary Ann (329), 116 
Mary Ann (Kenworthy) 

(442), 137 
Mary Ann (Showalter) 

(882), 181 
Mary Anuetta (945), 187 
Mary B. (Land) (313), 114 
Mary B. (Reeve) (324), 115 
Mary Elizabeth (Bennett) 

(785), 172 
Mary E. (Green) (1088), 

209 
Mary Jane (Duval) (795), 

174 
Mary J. (Stephens) (348), 

117, 183 
Maiy Louisa (12V7), 231 
Mary Olive (Morrey) 

(1116), 211 
Mary T. (Boyd) (966), 188 
Matthias (40), 58 
Maud Mary (914), 184 
Melissa (Roberts) (484), 

141, 220 
Mercy (Windom) (178), 

101, 139 
Minerva (Mackay) (837), 

178 
Minnie May (1121), 211 
Miranda (912), 184 
Miranda H. (Hatton) (360), 

117 
Miriam (328), 116 
Moses (299), 112 
Nathan (ll), 43, 66, 233 
Nathan (43), 68, 90 
Nathan (68), 69, 99, 234 
Nathan (446), 137, 209 
Nathan (483), 141, 220 
Norris (834), 178 
Oren P. (801), 174 
Pennock (827), 177 
Phebe (Biles) (340), 116, 

180 
Phebe (Gregg) (181), 101 
Phebe (Smith) (444), 137 
Phebe Ann (333), 116 
PrisciUa (142), 89 
Rachel (70), 69, 234 
Rachel (146), 89 



Spencer, Rachel (Craft) 

(184), 101, 141 
Rachel (Johnson) (70), 234 
Rachel (Miohcner) (337), 

116, 178 
Rachel (Ryner) (288), 111 
Rachel (Thompson) (325), 

116, 175 
Rebecca (145), 89 
Rebecca (Kenworthy) (447), 

137, 210 
Richard (14), 43 
Richard (15), 43 
Ruth (Robbins) (293), 111 
Ruth Anna (319), 116 
Euthanna (826), 177 
Sabilla (322), 116 
Samuel (1), 41 
Samuel (3) 42 
Samuel (24), 44, 77 
Samuel (31), 50, 83 
Samuel (39), 68 
Samuel (56), 65 
Samuel (61), 65 
Samuel (64), 69, 233 
Samuel (108), 78 
Samuel (177), 101 
Samuel (289), 111 
Samuel (332), 116, 177 
Samuel (443), 137, 208 
Samuel E. (128), 83 
Samuel T. (860), 180 
Sarah, 235 
Sarah (23), 43 
Sarah (35), 50 
Sarah (66), 66 
Sarah (71), 69, 234 
Sarah (113), 78 
Sarah (308), 114 
Sarah (Foulke) (180), 101, 

140 
Sarah (Hallowell) (100), 76 
Sarah (Michener) (137), 86, 

117 
Sarah (Nichols) (12), 43, 

69 
Sarah (Roberts) (Hirst) 

(149), 94, 122 
Sarah (Ryner) (290), 111 
Sarah (Thomas)<69), 65, 95 
Sarah (Townsend) (330), 

116, 176 

Sarah Ann (917), 184 
Sarah Ann (Guernaay) 

(881), 181 
Sarah A. (McDonald) 

(1092), 209 
Sarah S. (805), 175 
Sarah Talbert (Spencer) 

(791), 173 
Seneca (94), 75 
Sidney (335), 116 
Susan (139), 89 
Susanna (34), 60 
Susanna J. (Taylor) (362), 

117, 186 

Thomas (21), 43, 76, 236 
Thomas (102), 76, 113 
Thomas (123), 82 
Thomas (303), 113, 171 
Thomas B. (307), 114 
Thomas Pim (153), 94, 127 
Viola (Griffith) (1096), 

209 
Walter Scott (1120), 2U 
Warren L. (1178), 219 
Wilbur E. (1186), 220 
William (4), 42, 43 
WflUam (16), 43 
WUliam (67), 69, 234 
WiUIam (93), 76 
William (100), 76 
William (302), 113 
William Camahan (1119), 

211 
William F. (366), 122, 187 
William F., Jr. (960), 188 
William Henry (920), 184 
William H. (310), 114, 173 



Spencer, Wm. R. (941), 188 
William Windom (1182), 

220 
Stackhouse, Anna Louisa 

(Thompson) (849), 179 
Charles (851), 179 
Etta (863), 179 
Harvey (848), W9 
Lydia (Cooper) (850), 179 
Mary (Yerkes) (862), 179 
Willie (854), 179 
Steel, Canby (1242), 226 
Estelle M. (1243), 226 
Helen Wriggins (Peter- 
son) (1241), 226 
Lilbum Harwood (1240), 

225 
Lilbum Harwood, Jr. 

(1244), 226 
Stephens, Anna L. (Hila- 

man) (890), 182 
Anna Mary (Potter) (902), 

183 
Asa Spencer (901), 183 
Catharine Miranda (903), 

183 
Charles Mercer (906), 1S3 
David M. (889), 182 
Franklin S. (900), 183 
Hannah Maiy (Johnson) 

(891). 182 
Jesse (899), 183 
Linton (885), 182 
Sarah F. (887), 182 
Thomas Spencer (886), 182 
William Henry (888), 182 
William Henry (904), 183 
Summers, Eve Ann (Spen- 
cer) (1084), 208 
Tate, Ann (190), 102 
Edith (191), 102 
Elizabeth (193), 102 
Jesse (188), 102 
Levi (186), 102 
Mary (192), 102 
Sarah (Shoemaker) (189), 

102, 142, 162 
William (187), 102 
Tavenner, Amanda ( Beall) 

(629), 154 
Catherine (Nichols) (672), 

149 
Lot (622), 154 
Maria (Otley) (627), 154 
Mary (626), 154 
Miriam (628), 154 
Ruth H. (Craven) (623), 

154 
Sarah E. (624), 154 
WiUiam P. (626), 164 
Taylor, Anna M. (931), 185 
Asa Spencer (928), 185 
Clara M. (933), 186 
Elizabeth Ann (Roberts) 

(966), 189 
Elizabeth E. (Worth) 

(930), 185 
Elmer E. (929), 185 
Fl-ank J. (932), 186 
Hannah (Rorer) (961a), 

188 
Harry J. (925), 186 
James K. (924), 185 
Mary E. (Riley) (926), 185 
Sallie A. (Brackin) (927), 

185 
Teneyck, Cornelia (Cowgill) 

(1295), 232 
Thomas, Ann Charlton (Mil- 
ler) (1065), 205 
Anna A. (1021), 198 
Anna Maria (Jenkins) 

(377), 125, 195 
Caroline (Shoemaker) (380), 

126, 162, 196 
Caroline Lee (1011), 197 
Charles Iredell (1022), 198 
Edward (396), 129 
Edwin (391), 127 



249 

Thomas, Edwin (1029), 199 
Edwin L. (391), 199 
Eleanor (1024), 199 
Elizabeth (382), 125 
Elizabeth (Knight) (160), 

98 129 
EUzabeth B. (1035), 200 
Frances (Thomas) (397). 

129 
Frank (1028), 199 
Hannah R. (386), 125 
Harry Leedom (1033), 200 
Hugh Meams (392), 127, 

200 
Isaac (389), 126, 199 
Jesse (158), 98 
Jonathan (166), 05 
Jonathan (384), 125 
Lemuel (381), 125, 196 
Lillie Victorine (1032), 200 
Lydia S. (Paul) (383), 125 
Maria (1026), 199 
Mary (161), 98 
Mary (1027), 199 
Mary W. (Brown) (385), 

125, 197 
Mordecai (159), 98, 128 
Mordecai (378), 125 
Nathan Spencer (388), 126, 

193 
Rachel (390), 126 
Rebecca IredeU((Pickering) 

(1020), 198 
Richard Leedom (387), 125 
Sarah (162), 98 
Sarah (379), 125 
Sp«ncer (167), 98, 124 
Walter (1025), 199 
Willis Hugh (1036), 200 
Wilson (395), 129 
Thompson, Eli (809), 178 
Rebecca (Taylor) (811), 176 
Sarah (Good) (810), 176 
Spencer (812), 176 
Wilson (813), 176 
Tomlinson, Louisa (Shoe- 
maker) (682), 169 
Townsend, Annie Eliza 
(Stubbs) (820), 177 
Ellwood H. (817), 176 
Harvey (823), 177 
Heniy (814), 176 
Israel H. (819), 177 
John P. (818), 177 
Joseph S. (816), 178 
Marietta (816), 176 
SaUie G. (822), 177 
William Henry (821), 177 
Van Dyne, Sarah Jane (Spen- 
cer) (1281), 231 
Van Horn, Anna Therese 
(Sehnan) (999), 194 
Ella (1002), 194 
Harry (1001), 194 
Henry (998), 194 
Spencer Roberts (1000), 194 
WiUlam Hirst (1003), 194 
Walters, Lydia (Nichols) 

(194), 102 
Walton, Mary S. (Michener) 
(362b), 120 
Sarah (Spencer) (89), 72 
Webster, Martha (Shoemak- 
er) (247), 106 
West, Abigail (Conrad) 

(Spencer) (37), 60 
Wharton, Abigail (Hirst) 

(989), 193 
White, Asa (896), 183 
Edith (896), 183 
Georgeanna (Russell) (897), 

183 
John (893), 183 
Margaretta (ShortUdge) 

(898), 183 
Naomi (Nichols) (615), 146 
Philena (Janney) (894), 

183 
Richard (892), 182 



2SO 



THE SPENCER FAMILY. 



(Vhitton, Elizabeth (Spen- 
cer) (2), 41 
Wilcox, Georgianna (Rob- 
erts) (781), 171 
Williams, Ann (ShoemaJser) 
(675), 159 
Elizabeth A. (Shoemaker) 

(694), 160 
Garrett (775), 170 
Joseph P. (779), 171 
Joseph E. (778), 170 
Josiah G. (780), 171 
Mary Jane (777), 170 
Rachel (776), 170 
Wilson, Elizabeth (Gregg) 
(505), 144 
Grace (Thomas) (394), 12S 



Wilson, Hannah P. (Brown) 

(500), 143 
Harriet (Gregg) (607), 144 
Isaac (498), 143 
Jesse S. (502), 143 
Lydia (Gregg) (497), 143 
Martha A. (Gregg) (496), 

143 
Mary N. (Walters) (504), 

144 
Miriam (Thompson) (506), 

144 
Samuel (603), 144 
Sarah J. (499), 143 
Thomas (601), 143 
William (496), 143 



Windom, Charles Edwin 

(1163), 215 
Edward Hezekiah (1165), 

215 
Ellen Hatch (Warren) 

(1168), 217 
Florence Bronson (1159), 

217 
Franklin French (1150), 

214 
Hezekiah (459), 139 
John William (1149), 214 
Jonas (460), 139, 214 
Mary Ellen (1161), 214 
Mercy Ann ( 1148), 214 
Sarah Virginia (1152), 214 
William (461), 139, 216 



Windom, William Douglaa 

(1167), 217 

WilUam Lincoln (1154), 

216 

Wood, Albert W. (1043), 201 

Caroline H. (Morgan) 

(1039), 201 
Elizabeth K. (Morgan) 

(1041), 201 
Ella (1038), 201 
Frank H. (1040), 201 
John (1037), 201 
J. Byron (1042), 201 
Woods, Helen A. (Robert») 

(1264), 227 
Worthington, Esther (Spen- 
cer) (300), 113