Sybell Spencer

4 April 1778–18 November 1862 (Age 84)
Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Sybell

When Sybell Spencer was born on 4 April 1778, in Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Elephas Spencer Sr., was 39 and her mother, Sybil or Sibbell Welch, was 38. She married Roswell Stevens Sr in 1798, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 18 November 1862, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Stevens Sr
Sybell Spencer
Marriage: 1798
William Stevens I
Nehemiah Stevens
Hepsibeth Kellum Stevens
Dolly Williams Stevens
Eliphas Stevens
Harriet Stevens
Roswell Stevens Jr.
Russell Stevens
David Stevens
Sybell Stevens
Sarah Derrick Stevens
Hannah Stevens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1798New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 3
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 5
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 22
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Stevens Stories

    A book, edited and complied by Julia Warner and Mont Stevens, about the Stevens family. You can access the PDF and download it to print at this link (copy and paste it into a new browser window). ht …

    Sources (27)

    • Sibel Stephens in household of Wm Stephens, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sibbell Spencer in entry for Sarah D Stevens Dudley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Sibbell Stephens in household of Joseph Dudley, "United States Census, 1850"

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