Sylvester Spencer

about 1770–
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sylvester

When Sylvester Spencer was born about 1770, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joel Spencer, was 39 and his mother, Eunice Stewart, was 33. He married Sarah Annis "Sally" Beebe on 25 June 1794, in Millington, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Sylvester Spencer
1770–
Sarah Annis "Sally" Beebe
1768–1776
Marriage: 25 June 1794
Sophia Spencer
1813–
Sylvester Spencer
1815–
Unknown Spencer
–1796

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 June 1794
Millington, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

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

Age 11

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 32

"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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