Mariah Antinette Spencer

22 January 1826–11 March 1850 (Age 24)
West Center, West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mariah Antinette

When Mariah Antinette Spencer was born on 22 January 1826, in West Center, West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Hiram Spencer, was 27 and her mother, Mary Spencer, was 29. She married Claudius Victor Spencer on 25 January 1847, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 11 March 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Claudius Victor Spencer
Mariah Antinette Spencer
Marriage: 25 January 1847
Sophronia Eliza Spencer
Mariah Antinette Spencer

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  • Marriage
    25 January 1847Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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 10
    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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    Sources (10)

    • Maria Spencer in household of Claudius V Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Marie Spencer in entry for Marie Antinette Spencer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule: Maria Antoinette Spencer

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