Caleb Spencer

1709–1789 (Age 79)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Spencer was born on 26 April 1709, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Obadiah Spencer Jr., was 42 and his mother, Ruth Kelsey, was 44. He married Sarah Hopkins on 8 October 1730. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 1 March 1789, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Spencer
1709–1789
Sarah Hopkins
1710–1785
Marriage: 8 October 1730
Hulda Spencer
1733–1759
Caleb Spencer
1735–1816
Ashbel Spencer
1737–1808
Nathaniel Spencer
1740–
Sarah SPENCER
1742–
Timothy Spencer
1745–1749
Timothy Spencer
1749–1793

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 October 1730
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 67

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 72

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Caleb Spencer (26 April 1709 – 1 March 1789)

The son of Obadiah & Ruth (Kelsey) Spencer, he was baptized on May 1, 1709 at the First Church of Hartford. He married Sarah Hopkins on October 8, 1730 at First Church, Hartford. Their children: H …

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb Spencer, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Caleb Spencer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Caleb Spencer, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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