He was the son of Louisa and Samuel Spencer, and the twin brother of Ann Spencer.
1863: North Lee, Massachusetts (military enlistment)
1860: Lee, Massachusetts with his widowed mother and siblings
1850: Sheffield, Massachusetts with his parents and siblings
Military Service and Death
Corporal in Company A of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 20 years old, single and working as a farmer when he enlisted on 18 February 1863 in North Lee, Massachusetts. He died of wounds on 6 September 1863 on Morris Island in South Carolina.
Killed Sept. 5th by our own guns - Charles Van Allen, of Lenox, Mass., and Aaron Spencer, of North Lee, Mass., both of Co. A, 54th Mass. regiment.
He is buried at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina.