Nathaniel Spencer

1740–
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Spencer was born in 1740, his father, Caleb Spencer, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Hopkins, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Spencer
1709–1789
Sarah Hopkins
1711–1785
Hulda Spencer
1733–1759
Caleb Spencer
1735–1816
Ashbel Spencer
1737–1808
Nathaniel Spencer
1740–
Sarah SPENCER
1742–
Timothy Spencer
1745–1749
Timothy Spencer
1749–1793

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 41

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 62

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

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.

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