Martin Spencer

Martin Spencer (abt. 1722 - 1798)

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Pvt. Martin Spencer
Born about in Connecticutmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 16 Apr 1758 in Cranston, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sturbridge, Massachusettsmap
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Profile last modified 16 Jan 2020 | Created 23 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 16 Jan 2020
14:57: Robert Arms edited the Prefix for Martin Spencer (abt.1722-1798). (edit) [Thank Robert for this]
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Pvt. Martin Spencer participated in the American Revolution



  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Martin Spencer, 26 Jul 1798; citing Death, Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 757,003.
  • ($fee$)\ Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899. Name: Martin Spencer Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1758 Marriage Place: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA Spouse Name: Sarah Edwards Page number11
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 September 2018), Martin Spencer, Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 330, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 16; FHL microfilm 205,617.
  • ($fee$) Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol 14, p.719 Spencer, Martin. Private, Capt John Howard's Company.
  • "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch [1] : 17 March 2018), Martin Spencer, 18 Apr 1777; citing Military Service, Stoughton, Stoughton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America, Rank MajGen, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,056,759. [2]

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The only Major General Spencer in the War of Independence was Joseph Spencer of Haddam, Conn., who was responsible for the defense of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. Private Martin Spencer was assigned to a military unit within MGen Joseph Spencer's area (see the military service source on this profile)

MGen Joseph Spencer served only about half the revolutionary period. After a dispute over his handling of a British assault on Rhode Island he gave up his commission and returned to home in Connecticut.

posted by Michael Spencer
Correcting my mistake, thanks for the input, the image should be on Joseph's profile. The profile is open, feel free to edit. Martin is my 5th Gr Grandfather.

Bob Arms

posted by Robert Arms

Martin is 19 degrees from Danielle Liard, 13 degrees from Jack London and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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