Daniel Spencer Jr

Brief Life History of Daniel

When Daniel Spencer Jr was born on 20 July 1794, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Spencer, was 29 and his mother, Chloe Willson, was 29. He married Sophronia Eliza Pomeroy on 16 January 1823, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 8 December 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Spencer Jr
Elizabeth Ann Funnell
Marriage: 27 December 1856
Henry Wilson Spencer
Georgena Spencer
Mary Elizabeth Spencer
Bessie Spencer
Chloe Louisa Spencer
Cordelia Spencer

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  • Daniel Spencer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Daniel, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Nauvoo Marriages, Proxy Sealings, 1843-1846: Daniel Spencer

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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Elizabeth Funnell Spencer Biography

ELIZABETH FUNNELL SPENCER By Charles B. Felt Elizabeth Funnell was born at Norwich England, May 24, 1836. She was the daughter of Robert Funnell and Mary Ann Winters. Her father was born in Norwi …

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