McNeely Spence


Brief Life History of McNeely

When McNeely Spence was born in 1848, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, his father, James Spence, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Watson, was 34. He lived in Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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James Spence
Nancy Watson
Lucy Ann Spence
Jonathan Spence
Zackeriah Spence
Nancy J Watson
Nancy J. Spence
James H Spence
Uriah Hugh Spence
Decia Dotia Spence
McNeely Spence
Helly Spence
Conner Spence
Washington Spence
Miss Spence

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  • Mc Neely Spense in household of James Spense, "United States Census, 1860"

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Siblings (13)

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 13

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense, spence ‘pantry, larder, storeroom’ (Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus ‘to weigh out or dispense’). Compare Spencer .

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

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