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I think this is Zachariah traveling not his actual immigration date due to the fact that he was married in Maryland in 1728 Zachariah arrived in America as a primary immigrant U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s VIEW RECORD Name Zachariah Spencer Arrival Year 1742 Arrival Place Maryland Source Publication Code 9916 Primary Immigrant Spencer, Zachariah Annotation Denizations, pp. 1-3 (1660-1771); naturalizations, pp. 5-71 (1666-1775). The compilation covers about 1,600 new citizens. Appendix: place names, clergymen and parishes. Source Bibliography WYAND, JEFFREY A., and FLORENCE LEONE WYAND. Colonial Maryland Naturalizations. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975. 104p. Repr. 1986. Page 15
Zachariah Spencer was born around 1705. His parents are unknown. He is listed in a Maryland court record, dated 13 October 1742, as a "Native of Germany"
Zachariah was first heard of 2 March, 1727 when he witnessed the will of John Stokes of Baltimore, Maryland. He signed as "Zacharias" . On 4 August 1736 Zacharias proved the Stokes will in another legal proceeding. 
Zachariah married first Christian Coob or Cobb on Feb 2, 1728 in Baltimore.  They had the following children:
- Elizabeth Spencer, b.16 May 1730.
- Zachariah II, b.13 March 1732. (who later moved to North Carolina)
Christian died after the birth of their son Zachariah.
Zachariah married second Charity Cobb or Coob. They had the following six children:
- Rachel Spencer,
- Rebecca Spencer,
- James Spencer,
- Charity Spencer,
- William Spencer,
- John Spencer and
- Margaret Hill (Spencer) Crail
Zachariah is said to have owned a plantation and slaves in Harford County, Maryland. He owned at least some of that land at the time or near to the time of his marriage in 1728. He is listed in the parish records of St. John's Church, Hartford county.
Zachariah became a naturalized citizen in Annapolis, Maryland in 1742. His taking of the Pledged Allegiance to the Cause of Liberty is listed in the Maryland Record. He is listed as having taken the Pledge before March 18, 1778.
Zachariah passed away in 1783. His Will was dated 13 Aug 1782, presented for Probate 16 Dec 1783, but because of 'defects' was apparently not proven until 11 May 1803. Charity and all 8 children are listed in the last will which was probated in 1783.
- ↑ Md. hall of Records, Judgment of Provincial Court, Vol.EI 7, pp. 108-9
- ↑ Cotton, Abstracts of Maryland Wills, Vol. VI., p. 232.
- ↑ Cotton, Vol, VII., p. 183
- ↑ St. George's Parish Records, Microfilm #M-1158, 1681-1798, Maryland Hall of Records
- ↑ Maryland Records E-6954112, page 238, No.47
- Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed September 19, 2016), "Record of Zachariah Spencer, Sr.", Ancestor # A002761.
- Spencer Y-DNA Project Zachariah Spencer under Ungrouped Families - Haplogroup R1b1
- Zachariah is listed as RM269
SPENCER, ZACHARIAH SR Ancestor #: A002761 Service: MARYLAND Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: CIRCA 1700 GERMANY Death: ANTE 12-16-1783 HARFORD CO MARYLAND Service Source: BRUMBAUGH, MD RECS: COL, REV, CHURCH, VOL 2, PP 233, 238 Service Description: 1) TOOK OATH OF FIDELITY, 1778
RESIDENCE Created: 2002-03-27 23:23:55.3, Updated: 2009-06-25 11:25:31.0, By: 1) County: HARFORD CO - State: MARYLAND
SPOUSE Number Name
Created: 2002-03-27 23:17:13.16, Updated: 2002-03-27 23:17:13.16, By: Conversion 1) CHRISTIAN COOB Created: 2009-06-25 11:25:31.0, Updated: 2009-06-25 11:25:31.0, By: 2) CHARITY X
R1b1a1a2 (R-M269) R-M269 (previously R1b1a2, amongst other names) is defined by the presence of SNP marker M269. R1b1a2* or M269 (xL23) is found at highest frequency in the central Balkans notably Kosovo with 7.9%, Macedonia 5.1% and Serbia 4.4%. Kosovo is notable in having a high percentage of descendant L23* or L23(xM412) at 11.4% unlike most other areas with significant percentages of M269* and L23* except for Poland with 2.4% and 9.5% and the Bashkirs of southeast Bashkortostan with 2.4% and 32.2% respectively. Notably this Bashkir population also has a high percentage of M269 sister branch M73 at 23.4%. Five individuals out of 110 tested in the Ararat Valley, Armenia belonged to R1b1a2* and 36 to L23*, with none belonging to known subclades of L23.
European R1b is dominated by R-M269. It has been found at generally low frequencies throughout central Eurasia, but with relatively high frequency among the Bashkirs of the Perm region (84.0%) and Baymaksky District (81.0%). This marker is present in China and India at frequencies of less than one percent. The table below lists in more detail the frequencies of M269 in regions in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Trofimova et al. (2015) found a surprising high frequency of R1b-L23 (Z2105/2103) among the peoples of the Idel-Ural. 21 out of 58 (36.2%) of Burzyansky District Bashkirs, 11 out of 52 (21.2%) of Udmurts, 4 out of 50 (8%) of Komi, 4 out of 59 (6.8%) of Mordvins, 2 out of 53 (3.8%) of Besermyan and 1 out of 43 (2.3%) of Chuvash were R1b-L23 (Z2105/2103), the type of R1b found in the recently analyzed Yamna remains of the Samara Oblast and Orenburg Oblast.
The frequency is about 92% in Wales, 82% in Ireland, 70% in Scotland, 68% in Spain, 60% in France (76% in Normandy), about 60% in Portugal, 45% in Eastern England, 50% in Germany, 50% in the Netherlands, 42% in Iceland, and 43% in Denmark. It is as high as 95% in parts of Ireland. It is also found in some areas of North Africa, where its frequency peaks at 10% in some parts of Algeria.
From 2003 to 2005 what is now R1b1a2 was designated R1b3. From 2005 to 2008 it was R1b1c. From 2008 to 2011 it was R1b1b2.
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- Mary Thomas : 23andMe, GEDMatch M071009
- Mickey Schwee : AncestryDNA, Ancestry member mschwee
- Catherine (Willhite) V : Family Tree DNA Family Finder, FTDNA kit #387423
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On 10 Dec 2016 at 19:16 GMT William Spencer II wrote:
She died evidently after Zachariah II was born and he married Charity Cobb. ( WTSII note ) Date given as 13 July 1725 (cannot be accurate since it precedes first marriage date )but listed in ( Adm.. Accts. book 12, pp. 475-7).
On 10 Dec 2016 at 18:48 GMT William Spencer II wrote:
On 10 Dec 2016 at 18:48 GMT William Spencer II wrote:
On 22 Sep 2016 at 00:51 GMT Jenny Snyder wrote:
On 21 Sep 2016 at 17:18 GMT William Spencer II wrote:
On 14 Sep 2016 at 13:20 GMT Jenny Snyder wrote:
I had written Floyd Spencer one of the co mgr of Spencer's FTDNA asking for clarification on dna kinship
This is Floyds(Spencer FTDNA PROJECT) answer to me. I have started trying to research the Spencer Family in general
"Given that Zachariah was born in early 1700's, any connection to the brothers would likely be through their grandchildren or great grandchildren. Death dates for the brothers themselves are: William - abt 1640, Thomas - 1687, Michael - 1653, and Gerard - 1683-1685. The first 3 to 5 generations of the 4 brothers descendants has been researched and written about by several well-known genealogists (Jacobus and Clark). I am unaware of the name of Zacharias being mentioned. I don't believe there is any records of the descendant families of the 4 Brothers migrating from the northeast to Maryland as early as the 1700's. This would also suggest a connection, even through adoption, unlikely, since the records for Zacharias indicate he was in Maryland at an early age."
On 13 Sep 2016 at 08:10 GMT Jenny Snyder wrote:
"Chet and Frank don't have the M269 SNP. That is to say - they are not related to the R-M269 haplogroup. Chet and Frank belong to the E-L117 haplogroup. commented Nov 25, 2015 by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot edited Nov 25, 2015 by Peter Roberts"
On 4 Sep 2016 at 00:18 GMT Paula J wrote:
The PPP is supposed to protect from adding unverified relationships. You should not be able to add parents or children until I remove it.
For some reason it did not work this time. I removed it and added it back to see it that corrects the glitch.
Thanks for making the corrections while my power was out!!
On 2 Sep 2016 at 05:59 GMT Jenny Snyder wrote:
On 2 Sep 2016 at 05:49 GMT Jenny Snyder wrote:
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