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Philip Spencer (1763 - 1817)

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Philip Spencer
Born in Salisbury, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Bayou Bluff, Louisianamap
Profile last modified 19 Jan 2020 | Created 22 Feb 2016
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Major Philip Spencer was associated with the Foundry at West Point, New York, where cannons were made; his untimely death in Louisiana is associated (in my private files) with the numerous invasions of Mexico. It is important to know who was in charge of the US Army in Louisiana, who supplied the lead for ammunition, and the settlement of Texas by Austin & Clinton. Reference: Archive Librarian, retired, West Point Academy (private files).


  • His brother Alexander's will: "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 February 2016), Dutchess > Wills 1796-1806 vol B > image 205 of 418; county courthouses, New York.
  • Source: Ancestry of John Bull 1677-1724 mar. Mary Closson 1687-1726 (sibling of Caleb Closson 1688-1746, children of Josiah Closson 1655-1699 & Mary Williamson 1654-1721) . Abigail Closson 1712-1758 (dau. of Caleb Closson 1688-1746 married Michael Spencer 1709-1758 (Robert, John, Michael).

Reference: Spencer Family History and Genealogy by Robert Closson Spencer, reprint, New York Public Library.

  • Source: John Bull 1677-1724 had son Josiah Bull 1713 Newport, R.I.-1796 Dutchess, N.Y. married Ruth Tripp, had son Josiah Bull 1738-1813 m.1) Mehitable Thomas 1747-1794, had daughter Ruth Bull 1778-1850 mar. William Christy 1772 Herkimer, N.Y.-1828 Ontario, Canada. William Christy was the son of Dennis Christy 1722-1790 & Cornelia Bartlett 1730-1786 (NEHGS Records).
  • Source : NEHGS RECORDS, The daughters of Dennis Christy 1722-1790 married Rufus Spencer 1761-1836 (Peleg, Peleg, John, Michael).
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Spencer-20002 and Spencer-12009 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same guy, I didn't see this profile when searching for them, sorry
posted by Kurt Driver
Check out the West Point Foundry, where cannons are made, then go to Louisiana and see where the cannon balls are made, then check the invasions of Mexico 1810-1820. The Anglo-Saxons left quite a story. 1820, the sloop "Greyhound was damaged, her Captain murdered, his crew murdered, the sloop auctioned-the players in this destruction are many, I feel the pain.

Philip is 18 degrees from Peter Roberts, 10 degrees from Emma Smith and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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