Caleb Spencer Jr.

Male11 March 1797–3 April 1891

Brief Life History of Caleb

When Caleb Spencer Jr. was born on 11 March 1797, in Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Caleb Spencer, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Peck, was 30. He married Clarissa Bowman on 21 December 1820, in Pike, Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pike, Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States for about 20 years and Putnam Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 3 April 1891, in Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Spencer Jr.
1797–1891
Clarissa Bowman
1802–1878
Marriage: 21 December 1820
Lyman Spencer
1822–1865
Henry Spencer
1825–
Sarah Spencer
1830–1896
Almond Spencer
1832–1900

Sources (5)

  • Caleb Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Spencer Family Bible
  • Caleb Spencer, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1820Pike, Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1803

    Age 6

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 30

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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