Amanda Spencer

20 December 1838–17 September 1893 (Age 54)
West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Amanda

When Amanda Spencer was born on 20 December 1838, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Hiram Spencer, was 40 and her mother, Mary Spencer, was 42. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 17 September 1893, at the age of 54, and was buried in Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Spencer
Mary Spencer
Jane Amanda Spencer
Mary Spencer
Mariah Antinette Spencer
Charles Henry Spencer
Annis Spencer
Anna Spencer
Martha Ellen Spencer
Hiram Theron Spencer
Amanda Spencer

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World Events (8)

Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 12
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
Age 19
The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

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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            Amanda Spencer was born 20 December 1838 in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts to Hyrum and Mary Spencer             Her father Hyrum Spencer was born 30 November 1798 in West Stoc …

Sources (7)

  • Amarinda Spencer in household of Daniel S Cahoon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Spencer in household of H F Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Spencer, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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