Spencer Arnold

Male12 April 1794–24 November 1874

Brief Life History of Spencer

When Spencer Arnold was born on 12 April 1794, in Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Arnold, was 24 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 4 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 Williams Cemetery, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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

Sources (8)

  • Spencer Arnold, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Spencer Arnold, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Arnold in entry for John S Arnold, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1816Palermo, Waldo, Maine, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    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

    English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the ancient Germanic personal name Arnwald (Middle English Arnold, Old French Arnaut), composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule, power’. This name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.

    English: habitational name from either of two places called Arnold in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire, from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + halh ‘nook’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name (see 1 above), 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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