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Zachariah Spencer Sr. (abt. 1705 - 1782)

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Zachariah "Zacharias" Spencer Sr.
Born about in Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Baltimore, Baltimore, Marylandmap
Husband of — married after [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Harford, Maryland, USAmap
Spencer-312 created 16 Dec 2010 | Last modified
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Categories: Spencer Name Study | Southern Pioneers | 1776 Project | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors.


Southern Pioneers
Zachariah Spencer Sr. was part of a Southern Pioneer Family.
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Event years 1773-1789.
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Biography

Zachariah Spencer Sr. is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-330922
Rank: Patriotic Service

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"[1]

Zachariah was first heard of 2 March, 1727 when he witnessed the will of John Stokes of Baltimore, Maryland. He signed as "Zacharias" [2]. On 4 August 1736 Zacharias witnessed the will of Joshua stokes in another legal proceeding. [3]

Zachariah married first Christian Coob or Cobb on Feb 2, 1728 in Baltimore. [4] They had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Spencer McGeogh, b.16 May 1730. mentioned in will
  2. Zachariah II, b.13 March 1732. (who later moved to North Carolina) mentioned in will

Christian died after the birth of their son Zachariah.

Zachariah married second Charity Cobb or Coob. They had the following six children:

  1. Rachel Spencer Kent, mentioned in will
  2. James Spencer, mentioned in will
  3. Charity Spencer Robinson, mentioned in will
  4. William Spencer, mentioned in will
  5. John Spencer mentioned in will
  6. Margaret Hill (Spencer) Crail mentioned in will

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.[5] He is listed as having taken the Pledge before March 18, 1778.

Zachariah passed away in 1783. His Will was dated 13 Aug 1782, and proved 16 Dec 1783, contested 11 May 1803. Charity and all 8 children are listed in the last will which was probated in 1783. [6]

Sources

  1. Md. hall of Records, Judgment of Provincial Court, Vol.EI 7, pp. 108-9
  2. The Maryland Calendar of Wills Vol VI Authors: Jane Baldwin Cotton, Roberta Bolling Henry, Eleanor Janet Cotton Whitall. Publisher: Kohn & Pollock 1920. Page: 232.
  3. The Maryland calendar of wills Vol VII Authors: Jane Baldwin Cotton, Roberta Bolling Henry, Publisher: Kohn & Pollock 1925. Page: 183.
  4. St. George's Parish Records, Microfilm #M-1158, 1681-1798, Maryland Hall of Records
  5. Maryland Records E-6954112, page 238, No.47
  6. Will of Zacharias Spencer Devised: August 13, 1782. Proved: December 16. 1783. Superior Court Hearing May 11, 1803.

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Will of Zacharias Spencer
Will of Zacharias Spencer

Collaboration

On 7 Aug 2017 at 16:05 GMT Paula J wrote:

All attached children have been verified through Zachariah's will. Dates appear to be correct.

On 7 Aug 2017 at 15:16 GMT Paula J wrote:

Please do not add parents or siblings for Zachariah without documentary evidence of the relationship. We do not know his parents or if he had siblings. Additional yDNA tests would be appreciated.

Please do not add to this biography. If you have sources or information that you would like to add, please post it in the message box and I will add it to the biography. We only use sources that are consistent with US Southern Colonies Project.

Thanks!

Paula, Wikitree Leader, US Southern Colonies Project

On 7 Aug 2017 at 11:19 GMT Garry McLaughlin wrote:

If you notice that Zachariah II., (Spencer-3043) didn't marry Ann Pogue (Pogue-75) (until 1755, So ... Some of the children that are listed for him, Do not belong to him.

James (Spencer-9672), his son, was born in 1750 ... I don't have a date other than abt 1765. There is a problem there.

Zachariah III (Spencer-3041), is his son and that seems okay.

Elizabeth Spencer (Spencer-10262) is okay, but born 27 Feb 1758, Baltimore Co., Maryland

Charity (Spencer) Robinson,(Spencer-10260) & (Spencer-6409) have the same info, but DOB has to belong to (Spencer-6409), Daughter of Zachariah Spencer I (Spencer-312)This would be the same situation with John Spencer Sr.,(Spencer-6411)& Spencer-10271) that DOB can only be a child of Zachariah Sr.(Spencer-312), & Charity Cobb (Cobb-4362)

On 23 Jul 2017 at 16:31 GMT JD Snyder wrote:

I think the fact that he married Christian in Baltimore in 1728, indicates he was in the colonies prior to 1728. If Garry has some documentation,it should be added

On 23 Jul 2017 at 12:42 GMT Paula J wrote:

This biography has gotten to be a bit messy. Please post any opinions or new sources in the message boxes and allow the project that is managing the profile to incorporate the information. Alternatively, add documents and records in the style outlined under WikiTree guidelines. Also, remember that we do not cut and paste large sections of information but rather link to it.

I will work on it this week

Thanks!

On 23 Jul 2017 at 12:25 GMT Garry McLaughlin wrote:

I believe that Zachariah arrived in Maryland in 1724, but naturalized until 1742.

On 10 Dec 2016 at 19:16 GMT William Spencer II wrote:

On 2 February 1728 Zachariah married Christian "Coob" in St. George's Parish, Baltimore County, Md. (St. George's Parish Records, microfilm #M-1158, 1681-1798, Maryland Hall of Records.)

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:

According to. Henry W. Rigby ( Cotton, Abstracts of Maryland Wills, Vol. VI., p. 232) Zachariah Spencer1on 2 March 1727, witnessed the will of John Stokes of Baltimore, county, "he signed as Zacharias." The will was probated on 5 September 1732. On 4 August 1736 Zacharias proved the Stokes will in another legal proceeding ( Cotton, Vol. VII., P. 183).

On 10 Dec 2016 at 18:48 GMT William Spencer II wrote:

According to. Henry W. Rigby ( Cotton, Abstracts of Maryland Wills, Vol. VI., p. 232) Zachariah Spencer1on 2 March 1727, witnessed the will of John Stokes of Baltimore, county, "he signed as Zacharias." The will was probated on 5 September 1732. On 4 August 1736 Zacharias proved the Stokes will in another legal proceeding ( Cotton, Vol. VII., P. 183).

On 22 Sep 2016 at 00:51 GMT JD Snyder wrote:

Hi William, Thank you for posting the information . I would love to see a photo of you or any of the Spencer men. If you have any family stories we would love to hear them. I descend Zachariah ll son John's daughter Mary

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