Caleb Spencer

1735–1816 (Age 80)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Spencer was born on 27 April 1735, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Caleb Spencer, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Hopkins, was 24. He married Hannah Spencer on 28 June 1759, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 7 January 1816, in North Canton, Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Canton Cemetery, Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Caleb Spencer
Hannah Spencer
Marriage: 28 June 1759
Ebenezer Spencer
Caleb Spencer
Roswell R. Spencer
Moses Spencer
Amos Spencer
Hannah Spencer

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28 June 1759
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 46

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.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Caleb in entry for Moses Spencer, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Caleb in entry for Hannah Spencer, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Caleb Spencer, "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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