Sarah Ann Spencer

14 December 1849–2 January 1884 (Age 34)
Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Spencer was born on 14 December 1849, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Andrew Barton Spencer, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Jones Kelsey, was 37. She had at least 1 son with Richard J. Stokes. She died on 2 January 1884, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Richard J. Stokes
1850–1925
Sarah Ann Spencer
1849–1884
Lewis Richard Stokes
1880–1959

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World Events (6)

1863
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 14
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 19
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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.

Possible Related Names

Spence
Spenser
Spender

Sources (12)

  • Sarah Ann Spencer in household of Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Stokes in household of Andrew B Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Ann Spencer, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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