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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Surname Saturday -- Spencers of Connecticut x 3

The Spencer line of Connecticut is among my oldest. In addition, I am related to myself three times in the first generation. Those names in green and in All Caps are my direct lines. If you have any questions or would like to share information, please write.


Generation No. 1


1.GERALD SPENCER was born BEF 20 MAY 1576 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and died BEF MAY 1646. He married ALICE WHITEBREAD 10 NOV 1600 in Upper Gravenhurst, England. She was born 1580, and died 1646.
Children of GERALD SPENCER and ALICE WHITEBREAD were:
+2  i.WILLIAM SPENCER was born BEF 11 OCT 1601 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and died ABT 1640 in of Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
3  ii.Elizabeth SPENCER was born BEF 31 OCT 1602 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England. She married Timothy Tomlins \ TOMLYNS. He was born in of Lynn, Massachusetts.
+4  iii.THOMAS SPENCER was born BEF 29 MAR 1607 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and died BEF 11 SEP 1687 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
5  iv.Michael SPENCER was born BEF 5 MAY 1611 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and died 1653 in of Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He marriedWidow Isabel? ROBBINS. He married Isabel, daughter of Thomas ROBBINS. She died 9 OCT 1674. He married Isabel.
+6  v.GERARD SPENCER was born 25 APR 1614 in Stotfold, Co. Bedford, England, and died JUN 1685.



Generation No. 2


2.WILLIAM SPENCER (GERALD SPENCER1) was born BEF 11 OCT 1601 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and died ABT 1640 in of Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married AGNES HARRIS BEF 1633 in Cambridge / Hartford, daughter of BARTHOLOMEW HARRIS and ELIZABETH COLLAMORE. She was born ABT 1604 in Barnstaple, Devonshire, England.
Children of WILLIAM SPENCER and AGNES HARRIS were:
7  i.Elizabeth SPENCER was born ABT 1633 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts?. She married William WELLMAN ABT 1649 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He died 9 AUG 1671 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Jacob JOY 23 MAY 1672 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of WALTER JOY and DEBORAH WATHEN. He died 1690 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+8  ii.SARAH SPENCER was born ABT 1636 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts?, and died 3 NOV 1691 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
9  iii.Samuel SPENCER was born ABT 1638, and died 1716. He married Sarah MEAKINS ABT 1668 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died 24 APR 1706 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.


4.THOMAS SPENCER (GERALD SPENCER1) was born BEF 29 MAR 1607 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and died BEF 11 SEP 1687 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married SARAH BEARDING 11 SEP 1645 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of NATHANIEL BEARDING and ABIGAIL BEARDING. He married Ann DERIFIELD AFT 2 NOV 1634.
Children of THOMAS SPENCER and SARAH BEARDING were:
10  i.Sarah SPENCER was born ABT 1646, and died 24 OCT 1712. She married Thomas HUXLEY 1680 in Hartford / Westfield.
11  ii.Elizabeth SPENCER was born BEF 26 MAR 1648. She married Samuel ANDREWS ABT 1667 in Hartford / Wallingford, Connecticut, son of William ANDREWS and Abigail GRAVES. He was born 20 OCT 1645 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
12  iii.Gerard \ Jared SPENCER was born ABT 1650, and died 1712. He married Hannah PRATT 22 DEC 1680 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
13  iv.Hannah SPENCER was born 15 APR 1653. She married Jonathan CHAPMAN. She married Daniel BRAINERD BEF 1665 in Lynn / Hartford / Haddam. He was born ABT 1641, and died 1 APR 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married George SEXTON BEF 1680 in Hartford / Westfield.
+14  v.MARY SPENCER was born 18 MAY 1655 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 NOV 1690.
15  vi.Martha SPENCER was born 19 MAR 1657 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Andrew BENTON BEF 1677 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.


Children of THOMAS SPENCER and Ann DERIFIELD are:
16  i.Obadiah SPENCER was born 1639, and died MAY 1712 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary DISBOROUGH BEF 1666 in Hartford / Wallingford, Connecticut, daughter of NICHOLAS DISBOROUGH and MARY BRONSON. She died BEF 1709.
17  ii.Thomas SPENCER was born ABT 1641 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 23 JUL 1689 in Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Esther ANDREWS, daughter of William ANDREWS and Abigail GRAVES. She was born SEP 1641, and died 1689.
18  iii.Samuel SPENCER was born ABT 1643 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 24 OCT 1727 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah SPENCER.


6.GERARD SPENCER (GERALD SPENCER1) was born 25 APR 1614 in Stotfold, Co. Bedford, England, and died JUN 1685. He married Rebecca PORTER AFT 1677 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN PORTER and ANNA WHITE. She was born BEF 16 SEP 1630 in Felsted, Essex Co., England, and died 9 JAN 1682 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married HANNAH HILL BEF 1637 in Lynn / Hartford / Haddam. She died BEF SEP 1683.
Children of GERARD SPENCER and HANNAH HILL were:
19  i.John SPENCER was born ABT 1636 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 AUG 1682 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Rebecca HAYWARD. She was born 17 AUG 1648 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
20  ii.Mehitabel SPENCER was born ABT 1638 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1691. She married Daniel CONE 1661. He was born 1627, and died 24 OCT 1706 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
21  iii.Hannah SPENCER was born ABT 1640 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1691. She married Daniel BRAINERD. He was born ABT 1641, and died 1 APR 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
22  iv.Marah SPENCER was born ABT 1642 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas SHAYLOR. She married Thomas BROOKS1662.
23  v.Sarah SPENCER was born ABT 1644 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Stephen BACKUS DEC 1666. He was born 1642, and died 1695 in Canterbury, Connecticut.
+24  vi.ELIZABETH SPENCER was born ABT 1646 in Haddam, Connecticut or Lynn, Massachusetts.
25  vii.Thomas SPENCER was born ABT 1648 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died FEB 1698. He married Elizabeth BATES. He married Elizabeth WALLER?.
26  viii.Samuel SPENCER was born ABT 1650 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 AUG 1705. He married Hannah (Hungerford) BLATCHFORD 1673. He married Miriam WILLEY 1689.
27  ix.Timothy SPENCER was born ABT 1652 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1704. He married Sarah CLARKE BEF 1675, daughter of William CLARKE.
28  x.Ruth SPENCER was born ABT 1654 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 NOV 1744 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph CLARKE.
29  xi.William SPENCER was born ABT 1656 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1731 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Margaret BATES. She was born 19 JUN 1664.
30  xii.Nathaniel SPENCER was born ABT 1658 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1722. He married Hannah. He married Lydia BAILEY ABT 1681.
31  xiii.Rebecca SPENCER was born ABT 1660 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1706. She married John KENNARD ABT 1682. She married John TANNER AFT FEB 1689.



Generation No. 3


8.SARAH SPENCER (WILLIAM SPENCER2, GERALD SPENCER1) was born ABT 1636 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts?, and died 3 NOV 1691 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married JOHN CASE ABT 1657. He was born ABT 1615 in Aylesham, England, and died 21 FEB 1704 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of SARAH SPENCER and JOHN CASE were:
+32  i.Elizabeth CASE was born ABT 1658 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut or Massachusetts, and died 9 OCT 1718 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
33  ii.Mary CASE was born 22 JUN 1660 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 22 AUG 1725 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married William ALDERMAN ABT 1677. He died 1697. She married James HILLIARD 30 MAR 1698 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He died 28 JUL 1720.
34  iii.John CASE was born 5 NOV 1662 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 22 MAY 1733 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary OLCOTT 12 SEP 1684 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Thomas OLCOTT and Mary OLCOTT. He married Sarah HOLCOMB 22 AUG 1694 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Joshua HOLCOMB. She was born 23 JUN 1668.
35  iv.William CASE was born 5 JUN 1665 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 31 MAR 1700 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth HOLCOMB 1688, daughter of Joshua HOLCOMB and Ruth SHEROD. She was born 4 APR 1670 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 26 FEB 1762.
36  v.Samuel CASE was born 1 JUN 1667 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 30 JUL 1725 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary WESTOVER BEF 1696 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of JONAS WESTOVER and HANNAH GRISWOLD. She was born ABT 1660 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 27 SEP 1713 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth THRALL 8 NOV 1721 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
37   vi.Richard CASE was born 27 AUG 1669 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 27 APR 1746 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Amy AMMI REED 1 SEP 1691 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Philip REED and Abigail w\o Philip REED.
38  vii.Bartholomew CASE was born OCT 1670 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 25 OCT 1725 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary HUMPHREY 7 DEC 1699 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Samuel HUMPHREY and Mary MILLS. She was born 16 NOV 1681 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 18 JUL 1737.
39  viii.Joseph CASE was born 6 APR 1674 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 11 AUG 1748 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Anna Eno \ ENNO 6 APR 1699 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of James ENO and Abigail BISSELL.
40  ix.Sarah CASE was born 20 APR 1676 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 2 MAY 1704 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph PHELPS 9 NOV 1699 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was born 27 AUG 1667, and died 20 JAN 1750.
+41  x.ABIGAIL CASE was born 4 MAY 1682 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 30 MAY 1714.


14.MARY SPENCER (THOMAS SPENCER2, GERALD SPENCER1) was born 18 MAY 1655 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 NOV 1690. She married THOMAS ROOT 7 OCT 1675 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, son of JOHN ROOT and MARY KILBORN. He was born ABT 1648 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 16 AUG 1709.
Children of MARY SPENCER and THOMAS ROOT were:
42  i.John ROOT was born 29 OCT 1675 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
+43  ii.JOHN ROOT was born 25 DEC 1676 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 OCT 1744 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
44  iii.Samuel ROOT was born 16 FEB 1678 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 DEC 1712 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah WARNER 22 JUN 1711 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
45  iv.Elizabeth ROOT was born 16 FEB 1681 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 JAN 1706. She married Nathaniel BANCROFT 20 DEC 1705 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, son of Nathaniel BANCROFT and Hannah WILLIAMS. He was born 23 SEP 1680.
46  v.Sarah ROOT was born 27 JUL 1683 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She married Israel DEWEY. She married Henry WRIGHT 15 MAR 1711 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
47  vi.Timothy ROOT was born 3 DEC 1685 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 NOV 1743. He married Sarah PEASE 17 NOV 1710 in Enfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
48  vii.Joseph ROOT was born 16 JUN 1688 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 FEB 1750. He married Sarah in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.


24.ELIZABETH SPENCER (GERARD SPENCER2, GERALD SPENCER1) was born ABT 1646 in Haddam, Connecticut or Lynn, Massachusetts. She married JOSEPH STANNARD BEF 1668 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN STANNARD and MARGARET MILLER. He was born ABT 1635 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 AUG 1688 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph POST 20 NOV 1717 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of ELIZABETH SPENCER and JOSEPH STANNARD were:
+49  i.Joseph STANNARD was born ABT 1668 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 APR 1703 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+50  ii.Samuel STANNARD was born ABT 1669 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JAN 1716 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+51  iii.John STANNARD was born 24 AUG 1671, and died 1763.
+52  iv.WILLIAM STANNARD was born ABT 1675 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1 JUL 1727.
+53  v.Elizabeth STANNARD was born ABT 1676 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 29 AUG 1708.