Timothy Spencer

18 February 1759–28 July 1837 (Age 78)
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Spencer was born on 18 February 1759, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Spencer, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 34. He married Mary Willis on 20 August 1779, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 28 July 1837, in Grayson, Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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Timothy Spencer
Mary Willis
Marriage: 20 August 1779
Kindness Spencer
Samuel James Spencer
Rachel Sarah Spencer
Mary Spencer

Spouse and Children

20 August 1779
Stokes, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 17

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Age 21

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

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.

Sources (2)

  • Timothy Spencer, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Timothy Spencer - birth: 18 February 1759; Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

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