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Timothy Spencer (1734 - 1779)

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Lt Timothy Spencer
Born in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1756 in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, USAmap
Profile last modified 28 Dec 2019 | Created 3 Sep 2013
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Lt Adjunct Timothy Spencer served in the Lt. Captain Abner Bisbee's Company during the American Revolution
Service started: 1776
Service ended: 1776

From Find A Grave: Memorial #69367917 [1]

Timothy Spencer was born in Haddam, Connecticut in about 1734. Timothy is the son of Timothy Spencer and unknown mother. Timothy marries Lois Hill in Springfield, Vermont in 1756.

Timothy Spencer and his two brothers, Simeon and Taylor were among the first to settle in the Town of Springfield, Vermont. They each participated in the first town meeting and later, in planning the township.

All three brothers enlisted in the Revolutionary War.
  • Taylor was an Ensign stationed at the Fort located at Crown Point ("Pointe à la Chevelure"), New York in about 1812.
  • Simeon served as a Scout sent out from Springfield, and was wounded in battle. He recovered and returned home to his family.
  • Timothy Spencer was a member of Lt. Captain Abner Bisbee's Company in 1775 and a Lt. Adjunct (a military officer who acts as an administrative assistant to a senior officer) in 1776. He died in camp of smallpox on October 18, 1779. He is buried in Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Vermont.

Timothy and Simeon are buried in Summer Hill Cemetery, but "the stones were taken down and broken to erect a monument, and the inscriptions were not preserved".

Timothy's page has links to some of his chidren.[1]

Children of Timothy Spencer and Lois Hill are:

  1. Rachel (Spencer) Sheldon born about 1758 in Springfield, Windsor Co., Vermont. Marries Anthony Sheldon 1776 in Springfield.
  2. Daniel Hill Spencer born 1762 in Springfield, Vermont. Marries to his cousin Maria, daughter of Simeon Spencer and Esther Gould.
  3. Olive (Spencer) Bemis born 1768 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. Wife of Silas Bemis — married January 27, 1785 in Springfield.
  4. Lois (Spencer) Bemis Born January 15, 1775 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. Marries to Reuben Bemis — married July 23, 1794 in Springfield, Vermont.
  5. Amos Spencer born 1772 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. Marries Asenath (Barrell) Spencer — married April 27, 1792 in Springfield, Vermont
  6. Leah (Spencer) Dumphrey born January 15, 1775 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. Marries James Dumphrey.
  7. Leruge (Spencer) Tuttle was born in 1762 in Springfield. Marries Hosiah (Josiah).
  8. Cyrus Spencer born April 1, 1766 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut.


DAR Ancestor#: A107144 "SPENCER, TIMOTHY"

Service: VERMONT
Birth: CIRCA 1740
Service Description:
Residence: City: SPRINGFIELD - State: VERMONT
Spouse: LOIS X


Name: Name: Timothy /Spencer/[2]


Date: 1734
Place: Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA[2]


Date: 18 OCT 1779
Place: Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, USA[2]


Note: #N143
Note N143In the privately printed "Spencer Family Record" (printed 1907) at the Springfield Vermont Historical Society, it says, "Timothy m. Lois ___, probably before settling in Springfield, d. in 1776 or 1777; he was a soldier in the Revolution, member of Capt. Barrett's company; died in capmp of smallpox. He had two sons and 7 daughters, of which the following is a partial list: Rachel, Daniel (m. his cousin Maria, daughter of Simeon), Olive, Lois, Amos, Leah. There were three other daughters, on of whom married a Barrett and another a Burnell. Lois and Olive, widows, lived many years in Springfield. The other members of the family moved to Canada. . . There was a saying, common in Springfield, that Timothy Spencer had 7 daughters and 2 sons, and Simeon Spencer had 7 sons and 2 daughters."


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 04 April 2019), memorial page for Timothy Spencer (1734–18 Oct 1779), Find A Grave: Memorial #69367917, citing Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Harackiewicz (contributor 46628298) .
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Source: #S1 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Timothy Spencer
  • Death - Find A Grave Memorial# 69367917. Memorial Record Created by Barbara Harackiewicz. Record added: May 05, 2011. Request for Image of Headstone submitted.
  • Military Service - DAR - DAR Ancestor #: A107144. Daughter's of the American Revolution Genealogical Ancestor files.
  • Publications - "History of Windsor County, Vermont." Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, Frank R. Holmes. Referencing Page 411, Timothy Spencer Elected to Highway Surveryor. Referencing Page 412, Settlement date. Referencing Pages 52 and 414, Revolutionary Military Service.
  • Source: S1 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Originaldata: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;; Repository: #R1


  • Thank you to Michael Spencer for creating WikiTree profile Spencer-5520 through the import of Timothy Spencer2_2013-10-05.ged on Oct 5, 2013.
  • Thanks to Beverly Henry for starting this profile.

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