Timothy Spencer

Timothy Spencer (1710 - abt. 1789)

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Ensign Timothy Spencer
Born in East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticutmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 28 Dec 2019 | Created 3 Sep 2013
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Timothy Spencer was born on March 11, 1704/05 [1] in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut and his parents were Abigail and Timothy Spencer (Sr.).

He was mentioned in his father's last Will dated 27 Mar 1732 ... "I give to my son Timothy Spencer, all my home lott and the house and the barn and the lott the barn stands upon, and the lott joining to Capt. Brainard's wood lott, and the 2 acres of mowing land in my own meadow, when his mother hath done with it; and also, to be at his own use forthwith, all my land in the home meadow and 7 acres of land lying on the heather end of the Streights, and 10 acres of land lying below the Streights (partly imporved), and a third part of all my right of undivided land, and no more of my estate." [2]

Timothy Spencer (Jr.) married about 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut to Elizabeth Cowles. However reports indicate that couple had no children, so cannot be the Timothy Spencer of this profile [3]

He died on 21 Sep 1789 in Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. [4] [5] [6] In his TAG article, Jacobus, suggests this profile's Timothy Spencer died in Vermont. [3]


  1. Timothy Spencer, b: 1734; d: 18 Oct 1779 Springfield, Windsor Co, VT; m: c1756 Lois Hill
  2. Simeon Spencer, b: 1740; d: 25 Mar 1808 Springfield, Windsor Co, VT [7]
  3. Taylor Spencer, b: 18 Mar 1745; d: c1812 Crown Point Center, Essex Co, NY [8]
  4. Jonathan Spencer, d: (drowned young) [9]

Research Notes

Dates for the wives of the Timothy Spencer profiles are quite different so possibly there were two couples with the same names in Connecticut.

According to Jacobus, the couple Timothy Spencer that had no children lived in the Hartford area, so maybe the one that lived in the Haddam area is the one that had children. [10]

Linked Find A Grave: Memorial #6905494 is for Timothy, whose parents are Thomas and Sarah Meakins, which is the 'other' Timothy Spencer profile. The child linked to that profile is probably incorrect, if that is the correct Timothy and linked parents

The linked Death source has no spouse or parents listed, but location is probably the 'other' Timothy Spencer because it is closer to the Hartford area, than the Haddam area, of Connecticut.


  1. "Connecticut, Births and Christenings 1649-1906 on FamilySearch index for Timothy Spencer, b: 11 Mar 1704
  2. Will v3 p116 #114 Timothy Spencer, dated: 27 Mar 1732 Haddam; d: 29 Mar 1732 Haddam, Middlesex County, CT; inventory: 26 Apr 1732 by Joseph Arnold, James Brainard, and Caleb Cone £872-02-06
  3. 3.0 3.1 The American Genealogist (TAG) v30 p252 by Jacobus
  4. "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials 1772-1934 on FamilySearch index; citing FHL#3,206; p180; for Timothy Spencer, d: 21 Sep 1789
  5. Connecticut-EASy batch#B03414-9; GS#3206; p180
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #6905494 for Timothy Spencer, b: 1710; d: 21 Sep 1789 @79; buried: West Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #25138495 for son, Simeon Spencer
  8. Find A Grave: Memorial #25138550 for son, Ens. Taylor Spencer
  9. Roots Web, Generation#15 for Timothy Spencer (III)
  10. Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., comp., "The Four Spencer Brothers - Their Ancestors and Descendants," The American Genealogist, 27 (April 1951) pp. 79-87. TAG 27:161-185 with parents and siblings TAG 28:108-128 with wife
  • NEHGR Oct 1941 #95 p350-351
  • "Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut" by Lucius Barnes Barbour & Genealogical Publishing Co. of Baltimore, MD in 1977 isb#0806307641, 9780806307640 p295, 558.
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records compiled by Edmund West on ancestry.com


  • Spencer-5014 & Spencer-5015 were created on 03 Sep 2013 by Beverly Henry
  • Spencer-5183 was created on 25 Sep 2013 by Tom Quick.
  • Spencer-5519 was created on 07 Oct 2013 by Michael Spencer through the import of Timothy Spencer2_2013-10-05.ged
  • Spencer-10358 was created on 10 Jun 2015 by Heather (L) Hughes through the import of Heathers150606.ged

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Birthdate of Timothy is too close to sister Abigail

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