Spencer Arnold

12 April 1794–24 November 1874 (Age 80)
Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life of Spencer

When Spencer Arnold was born on 12 April 1794, in Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Arnold, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Whittier, was 17. He married Nancy Soule on 7 January 1816, in Palermo, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 November 1874, in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Spencer Arnold
Nancy Soule
Marriage: 7 January 1816
Elizabeth Arnold
Isaac Arnold
Ambrose Arnold
Polly Arnold
Martha J. Arnold
Spencer Arnold
Jesse Martin Arnold
John Soule Arnold

Spouse and Children

7 January 1816
Palermo, Waldo, Maine, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Whittier




    William Arnold



    Joseph Arnold


World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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 9

Historical Boundaries: 1803: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1816: Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Penobscot, Maine, United States

Age 22

Historical Boundaries: 1816: Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Penobscot, Maine, United States

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold ( see Arnall ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Spencer Arnold, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Spencer Arnold, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Spencr Arnold, "United States Census, 1850"

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