Taylor Spencer

Taylor Spencer (1745 - 1812)

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Ensign Taylor Spencer
Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Mar 1769 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermontmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Crown Point, Essex, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 28 Dec 2019 | Created 3 Sep 2013
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Ensign Taylor Spencer served in the Cumberland County New York Militia during the American Revolution
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Name: Taylor /Spencer/[1][2]

Taylor Spencer was born on March 18, 1745 in Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Taylor Spencer is the son of Timothy Spencer and unknown mother.

As listed in the "History of Springfield," Tayor was involved in the organization of the town on March 4, 1764. Later with his brother Simeon, they establish "Spencer Hollow".

Taylor Spencer marries Mary "Polly" Davis on August 24, 1769 in Springfield, Vermont. Mary "Polly" Davis was born on February 25, 1749 in Springfield. In 1766, Taylor and Mary move the family to Charlestown, New Hampshire, where they resided for many years.

During the Revolutionary War, Ensign Taylor Spencer is assigned to the Fort at Crown Point ("Pointe à la Chevelure"), New York. He dies in Crown Point, New York in about 1812.

No Headstone or burial plot has been found of Taylor Spencer, neither in Vermont nor New York. However, Taylor's name does appear on the list of "Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, see page 79.

Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont

Taylor's wife, Mary (Davis) Spencer dies on April 10, 1823 at Springfield, Vermont and is buried at Walker-Gill Cemetery.

Children of Taylor Spencer and Mary Davis are:

1. Jonathan Spencer was born on August 10, 1770 in Springfield, Vermont.

2. Eunice Spencer was born on May 9, 1771 in Springfield, Vermont. Marries to Edmund Town of Windsor, Windsor, Vermont.

3. Taylor Spencer Jr. was born on April 2, 1773 in Springfield, Vermont. On September 7, 1797, Taylor marries Judith Buck in Springfield.

4. Abigail Spencer was born on August 15, 1775 in Springfield, Vermont. Dies in about 1845 at Springfield.

5. Philena "Philey" Spencer was born on December 23, 1777 in Springfield, Vermont. On May 10, 1796, marries Jonathan Walker, a farmer, in Springfield, Vermont. John Walker was born in about 1772 at Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, the son of Matthew Walker and Milly Bowen. John Walker dies on December 25, 1844 at Springfield, Vermont. Philena dies on June 26, 1870 at Springfield, Vermont.

6. Simon Spencer (twin) was born on November 7, 1779 in Springfield, Vermont. Dies November 13, 1779 at Springfield.

7. Silas Spencer (twin) was born on November 7, 1779. Dies November 13, 1779 at Springfield.

8. Mary "Polly" Spencer was born October 20, 1780 in Springfield, Vermont. On January 30, 1799, marries Dyer Walker.

9. Simeon Spencer was born on July 14, 1782 in Springfield, Vermont.

10. Lynda Spencer was born on May 7, 1784 in Springfield, Vermont. On November 18, 1804, marries Samuel Taylor at Springfield, Vermont. Samuel Taylor was born in about 1781 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. Samuel is the son of Unknown and Unknown. Both husband and wife, died in Andover, Vermont. Samuel dies first, on September 1, 1841. And Lynda follows on April 24, 1863.

11. Levi Spencer was born on December 18, 1785 in Springfield. On November 17, 1808, marries Elizabeth Putnam, daughter of Timothy Putnam Jr. and Sarah Hewitt.

12. Clark Spencer was born on December 17, 1786 in Springfield, Vermont. Clark Spencer marries to Almira "Alma" Fobes, daughter of John and Abigail Fobes. Almira was born in about 1775 at Shoreham, Addison, Vermont. Clark Spencer dies in Whitby, Durham County, Ontario, Canada on October 2, 1838. He is buried at the Oshawa Union Cemetery in Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canada. Alma dies on January 2, 1856 and is interred with her husband.

13. Sampson Spencer was born on March 14, 1788 in Springfield, Vermont.

14. Milly Spencer was born on February 6, 1790 in Springfield, Vermont. On October 20, 1806, marries Peter Wright.

15. Theodosius Spencer was born on October 2, 1793 in Springfield, Vermont.

16. Phinehas Spencer was born on February 8, 1796 in Springfield, Vermont.


Taylor and Timothy Spencer were one of the first inhabitants of Springfield. In the spring of 1764 they took part in organizing the Town.

In a "warrant" sent to Simon Stevens, Constable of Springfield, the inhabitants of Springfield assumed upon themselves the rights and charters that had been given to Proprieters in a previous land settlement by the Crown. Since only one of the original proprieters actually settled on those lands, the town of Springfield sought to incorporate those lands. This would also solve another problem--"squatters" who had settled on those lands, had not purchased the lands nor paid any taxes to the Crown. (These papers became known as the "Stevens Papers." The majority of those squatters did purchase the land they had illegally settled on eventually.)

  • History of Windsor County, Vermont - "Hereof Fail not make Due return of this warrant and your Doings therein to some one of us ye subscribers at or before ye Time of sd Meeting. "Given under our hands and seals this first Day of March and in ye fourth year of his Majesties reign 1764. Signed, Robert Parker, Samuel Scott, Simon Stevens, George Hall, Timothy Spencer, Taylor Spencer, Abner Bisbee, inhabitants of Springfield. (see page 410).
  • History of the Town of Springfield, Vermont - Taylor Spencer m Mary Davis and settled on or near the farm where H M Arms now lives. They had sixteen children but only one made permanent settlement in this town. Philena who m John Walker (See sketch of Walker family). Taylor Spencer lived several years in Charlestown, NH. (see page 450).
  • History of Charlestown, New Hampshire, the old No. 4. In the November following these votes, the middle district took meas­ures to provide themselves with a school-house. I give a list of persons employed upon this house from November 5th, to November 12th, 1770, and also an account of some materials furnished by individuals for the building. On this house Abel Walker worked 8 days; Joseph King, bricklayer, 6;Lemuel Hastings, 4 and a fraction; Sylvanus Hastings, 4; John Simons, (Simonds) Jonathan Wetherbe and Taylor Spencer. 3 each; Peter Page, Elijah Parker, Peleg Williams, Landon Priest and Aaron Willard, 2 each; Bradstreet Spaiford, Barrat, (probably John Barrett) and Elisha Farwell, one each; Stephen Alvord, 3 hours; Samuel Hunt found 500l'tof boards;. see page 729.


  • New York in the Revolution - Cumberland County Militia. The Committee of Safety commissioned the following officers for Cumberland on the 4th of January 1776: FIRST OR LOWER REGIMENT. On October 20 1779 - Changes to the First (Lower) Regiment, Springfield Co.: Abner Bisbee Captain, John Bisbee 1st Lieut., Taylor Spencer Ensign'.
  • DAR Ancestor #: A107133 - SPENCER, TAYLOR. Service: VERMONT. Rank: ENSIGN. Birth: 3-18-1745 HADDAM CONNECTICUT. Death: 1812 CROWN POINT NEW YORK. Service Description: CAPT. ABNER BISBEE. Residence: 1) City: SPRINGFIELD State: VERMONT. Spouse: MARY DAVIS.


Name: Taylor Spencer Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 11 Mar 1769 Event Place: Springfield, Vermont, United States Gender: Male Spouse's Name: Polly Davis Spouse's Gender: Female GS Film Number: 27695 , Digital Folder Number: 004705278 , Image Number: 00882


Name: Ens Taylor Spencer Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1812 Event Place: Crown Point Center, Essex, New York, United States of America Birth Date: 18 Mar 1745 Death Date: 1812 Affiliate Record Identifier: 25138550 Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery

  • Note: Taylor Spencer Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Crown Point Center, Essex County, New York, USA. A request for a photograph of Taylor Spencer's Headstone at the Fairview Cemetery had been made. A Volunteer for Find A Grave sent word that they searched the entire cemetery and found no Headstone for a Taylor Spencer.


  • History of Charlestown, New Hampshire: The Old No. 4 - List of Purchasers of Pews: The pews in what is now called the old Meeting house were sold at public venue December 1st 1768 by John Church Stephen Alvord & Moses Willard Committee, appointed by the town. They were sold to the following persons and brought the prices annexed. The 1st line is No of pew The 2nd and 3d the price paid. Taylor Spencer purchased Pew No. 19 for 10 pounds, 2 shilling. See Page 680.


First name(s) Taylor Last name(s) Spencer City/township Springfield County Windsor State Vermont NARA series M637 NARA roll 12 Record set US Census 1790 Category Census, Land & Substitutes Record collection Census Collections from United States & Canada

First name(s) Taylor Last name Spencer City/township Springfield County Windsor State Vermont NARA series M32 NARA roll 52 Record set US Census 1800 Category Census, Land & Substitutes Record collection Census Collections from United States & Canada

1810 US Census Transcription First name(s) Taylor Last name Spencer City/township Crown Point County Essex State New York NARA series M252 NARA roll 27 Record set US Census 1810 Category Census, Land & Substitutes Subcategory Census Collections from United States & Canada


  1. Source: #S1 Page: Ancestry Family Tree
  2. Source: #S98 Page: TAG 30:242-255 (Oct 1954) continued
  • Marriage - "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," index and images, FamilySearch accessed 10 Nov 2014), Taylor Spencer and Polly Davis, 11 Mar 1769, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27695.
  • Death - Find A Grave Memorial# 25138550. Crowne Point, New York. Memorial Record Created by: Dana Spencer. Record added: Mar 08, 2008. Request for photograph of Headstone made by B. Henry November 7, 2014. No image available as gravesite cannot be found.
  • Death - Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch : accessed 23 January 2015), Ens Taylor Spencer, 1812; Burial, Crown Point Center, Essex, New York, United States of America, Fairview Cemetery; citing record ID 25138550, Find a Grave, [1].
  • Military - DAR Ancestor A107133. Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Ancestors Database.
  • Census - "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch: accessed 30 January 2017, Taylor Spencer, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States; citing p. 334, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 52; FHL microfilm 218,689.
  • Census - "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch : accessed 30 January 2017, Taylor Spencer, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States; citing p. 293, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 12; FHL microfilm 568,152.
  • Books and Publications - "History of Charlestown, New Hampshire: The Old No. 4," Embracing the Part Borne by Its Inhabitants in the Indian, French and Revolutionary Wars, and the Vermont Controversy; Also Genealogies and Sketches of Families, from Its Settlement to 1876. Author Henry Hamilton Saunderson. Publisher Claremont Manufacturing Company, 1876. Original from Columbia University. Digitized 4 Dec 2009. Length 726 pages. Referencing Pages 104, 554, and 682.
  • Books and Publications - "History of the Town of Springfield, Vermont." Authors Charles Horace Hubbard, Justus Dartt. Publisher G.H. Walker & Company, 1895. Original from Harvard University. Digitized 25 Aug 2006. Length 618 pages. Referencing Page 17 and 450.
  • Books and Publications - "Spencer Family," American Genealogical Research Institute, Heritage Press,Inc., Washington, DC, 1975. Provenance: Owning Institution: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a FamilySearch. Access Rights: Protected. Title Number: 584823. Referencing Page 82 (page 89 of online book index).
  • Books and Publications - "New York in the Revolution," Prepared Under Direction of the Board of Regents By University of the State of New York. Board of Regents. Referencing Page 277 "Ensign Taylor Spencer".
  • Books and Publications - S98 Title: Jacobus, Donald Lines , "The Four Spencer Brothers" The American Genealogist, Printed April 27, 1951. Pages 79-87.


  • Thanks to Beverly Henry for starting this profile.
  • Thank you to Michael Spencer for creating WikiTree profile Spencer-5516 through the import of Timothy Spencer2_2013-10-05.ged on Oct 5, 2013.

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