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Samuel Spencer (abt. 1639 - 1716)

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Samuel Spencer
Born about in Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Hartford, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 28 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
05:04: Laurence Mohr edited the Biography for Samuel Spencer (abt.1639-1716). (Added web links to source 1.) [Thank Laurence for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Samuel, son of William and Agnes (Harris) Spencer, was b. about 1639; d. about 1716.[1] m. Sarah prob. dau. of John Meakins. (John M. names dau. Sarah Spencer in his will, Nov. 22, 1702.[2]

Samuel was the third child and only son of his parents. His father died when he was 2, so he was raised by his step-father William Edwards. 15 pounds was set aside as Samuel's inheritance from his father William Spencer, to be paid when he turned 21.


  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines M.A. "The Four Spencer Brothers - Their Ancestors and Descendants", The American Genealogist, 27:162 (April 1951) Article Begins 27:79. Available at
  2. Anderson, Robert Charles The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes 3, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).(Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), link at AmericanAncestors
  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 Vols 1-3. Online at (Boston MA; New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.)
  • Butler, Bryant. The Butler Family of Lebanon, Connecticut (Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 1934) Page 56
  • Find a Grave as found at [1]

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Please add a statement to this profile documenting the two matching yDNA tests used to confirm his relationship to his father, the number of markers the two test takers share, and the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of the two. See this page for the format:

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posted by Kay (Johnson) Wilson

Samuel is 15 degrees from Peter Roberts, 8 degrees from Emma Smith and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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