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Grace Spencer

Female Bef 1676 - 1714  (> 37 years)


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  • Name Grace Spencer  [1
    Born Bef 24 Sep 1676  Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 24 Sep 1676  Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 12 May 1714  Colchester, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I8157  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2015 

    Father John Spencer,   b. Abt 1636,   d. 3 Aug 1682, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Hayward,   b. 17 Aug 1648, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1682  (Age < 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1665  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Day,   b. Abt 1676,   d. 4 Nov 1752, Colchester, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1696  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
    +1. Lydia Day,   b. 11 Apr 1698, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1763, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Grace Spencer b. 27 Jul 1674 in East Haddam, Connecticut, daughter of Samuel Spencer and Hannah Willey, is named by several sources as the wife of John Day, Jr., among them Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen by Gerald R. Fuller, 1952; Genealogical Notes, First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, by Nathaniel Goodwin, 1982; and The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy ed. Frederick A. Virkus (1968).

      However, in his article "The Four Spencer Brothers -- Their Ancestors and Descendants", The American Genealogist 27, April 1951, Donald Lines Jacobus pointed out that the absence of this Grace Spencer from her father's will strongly suggests that she died young. Jacobus says that the Grace Spencer who married John Day was the one who was baptised 24 Sep 1676 in East Haddam, a daughter of John Spencer and Rebecca Hayward, and that she was a cousin to the other Grace Spencer. It is also this Grace Spencer that is given as John Day's wife in Jacobus and Waterman's Hale, House and Related Families.

  • Sources 
    1. [S634] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume Four, Third Edition, Family of Edward Fuller, by Bruce Campbell McGunnigle. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006.

    2. [S906] The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, by N. Grier Parke II. Ed. Donald Lines Jacobus. Woodstock, Vermont: The Elm Tree Press, 1960.

    3. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952., date only.

    4. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952., date only.

    5. [S389] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Four Spencer Brothers -- Their Ancestors and Descendants." The American Genealogist 27:79, April 1951.

    6. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., "by 1666".

    7. [S906] The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, by N. Grier Parke II. Ed. Donald Lines Jacobus. Woodstock, Vermont: The Elm Tree Press, 1960., "about 1664".

    8. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.