Almira Spencer

20 July 1816–1 April 1901 (Age 84)
West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Almira

When Almira Spencer was born on 20 July 1816, in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Moses Roswell Spencer, was 27 and her mother, Alma Flagg, was 27. She married Coley Enoch Betts on 1 May 1841, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ursa Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Adams, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 1 April 1901, in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Coley Enoch Betts
Almira Spencer
Marriage: 1 May 1841
James A. Betts
Harriet Elizabeth Betts
Mary Alma Betts
Almira Sophia Betts
Charlotte Amelia Betts
William Seymour Betts
Lucy Maria Betts
Ellen Sophia Betts

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 3
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
Age 9
Historical Boundaries: 1825: Adams, Illinois, United States
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 23
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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 (16)

  • Almira Mets in household of Cola E Mets, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Almira S Betts in household of Caleb E Betts, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elmira Betts in household of Coley E Betts, "United States Census, 1850"

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