Edwin D Spencer

Maleabout 1824–9 May 1864

Brief Life History of Edwin D

Edwin D Spencer was born about 1824, in Gibson, Gibson Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Catharine Everett on 24 December 1851. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 9 May 1864, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Edwin D Spencer
1824–1864
Catharine Everett
1828–1907
Marriage: 24 December 1851
Charles E. Spencer
1852–1938
Abbie Gertrude Spencer
1853–
Nina Ann Spencer
1855–
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer
1857–1902
E. L. Spencer
1857–
Gabriel Everett Spencer
1859–
Edwin Willis Spencer
1861–1937

Sources (5)

  • Edwin D Spencer, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"
  • Edwin D. Spencer in entry for Charles E. Spencer and Anna F. Jones, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Edwin D Spencer in entry for Charles E Spencer and Anna F Jones, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1851
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 6

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 12

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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