Harriet Spencer

1 January 1820–18 April 1903 (Age 83)
West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Spencer was born on 1 January 1820, in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Moses Roswell Spencer, was 30 and her mother, Alma Flagg, was 30. She married Joel Kingsbury Scarborough on 6 November 1856, in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Plainville, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 18 April 1903, in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Kingsbury Scarborough
Harriet Spencer
Marriage: 6 November 1856
Julia Scarborough
Henry Flagg Scarborough

Spouse and Children

6 November 1856
Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 9

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Harriet Scarbrough in household of Joel K Scarbrough, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Scarborough in household of Joel Scarborough, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harriet Scorborough in household of Joel K Scorborough, "United States Census, 1880"

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