Documentation for parents of Mary (Miller?) Spencer of Conn 1696-1779?

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According to Jacobus in The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)

The parentage of Mary wife of John Spencer is unknown. Through a merge Mary has become the daughter of "Gov" Benjamin Miller (1672-1747). The profile does not appear to give documentation for the children listed or the statement a daughter Mary married a Mr Spencer of Haddam. If she did marry a Mr Spencer of Haddam, what documentation shows that it is John Spencer? Jacobus was aware of the families and did not make this connection. There is a second profile for daughter Mary attached to Benjamin Miller and she is there married to an Unknown Spencer. 

I am suspicious of the connection being made here as this then links all descendants of John Spencer to George Washington. Great if this could be documented but it does not appear to be documented at this time. Can some of our Connecticut specialists have a look at this? Thanks.

WikiTree profile: Mary Spencer
in Genealogy Help by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (206k points)
edited by T Stanton

2 Answers

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Name: Mary Miller
Father: Benjamin Miller
Mother: Mary Miller
Baptism Date: 5 Jul 1696
Baptism Place: Middletown, Connecticut, USA

Source Information Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Is there anything to show Mary Miller married John Spencer?
Not found anything yet, off to specialist now, will check later.

Only one I found and they sure would have been old! 

Name: John Spencer
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Mary Miller
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1824
Marriage Place: Hampshire, West Virginia
Spouse Father's Name:
Jacob Miller

Source Information West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Barbour Collection contains a marriage record in Haddam VR but here, as in Jacobus, Mary is identified as Mary __________.
+2 votes
I've added Benjamin Millers probate to his profile. He definitely had a dtr Mary married to a Spencer. Probate doesn't mention her husband.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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