Margaret Spencer

1806–17 December 1865 (Age 59)
Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Spencer was born in 1806, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Joshua Spencer, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Van Namen, was 44. She married George Giddis on 22 March 1823, in Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 December 1865, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mount Horeb, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Giddis
Margaret Spencer
Marriage: 22 March 1823
Mathias Giddis
Benjamin Giddis
about 1829–
John Giddis
about 1831–
Sarah Giddis
Noah Giddis
about 1835–
Jacob G. Giddis
about 1838–1930
Edward Giddis
Mary E. Giddis
about 1843–
Jane Giddis
about 1848–1851

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 March 1823Somerset, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Warren was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 5, 1806 from portions of Bernards Township and Bridgewater Township. The south-eastern half of the original township, was separated off as North Plainfield Township (since renamed to Green Brook Township) on April 2, 1872 [25] Warren celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2006. On January 15 2021, Kings Food Market announced they would close their Warren location on Mountain Boulevard.[26] The store closed on January 23 2021. Geography
    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 17
    Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding "privileges and immunities" to arrive at his decision.

    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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    Sources (19)

    • Margaret Giddiz in household of George Giddiz, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Margaret Spencer, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • Margaret Giddis in household of George Giddis, "United States Census, 1860"

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