Caleb Spencer Jr.

11 March 1797–3 April 1891 (Age 94)
Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary 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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Caleb Spencer Jr.
Clarissa Bowman
Marriage: 21 December 1820
Lyman Spencer
Henry Spencer
Sarah Spencer
Almond Spencer

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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.
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: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (5)

  • Caleb Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caleb Spencer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caleb Spencer, "United States Census, 1860"

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