Joseph Spencer

Joseph W. Spencer (1824 - 1895)

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Pvt. Joseph W. Spencer
Born in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Dec 1852 in Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified 19 Jan 2020 | Created 14 Nov 2013
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Pvt. Joseph Spencer served with the United States Army during the Mexican-American War
Service Started: May 6, 1847
Unit(s): 3rd Infantry Company B
Service Ended: Aug 19, 1848
Pvt. Joseph Spencer served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Aug 23, 1864
Mustered out: Sept. 6, 1865
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 29th Michigan Infantry Regiment

Joseph W. Spencer was born on April 14, 1824 at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Joseph is the son of Daniel Spencer and Mary Perkins.

Joseph is a Veteran of the Civil War and the Mexican War.

Joseph Spencer marries to Almanza Hopkins on December 8, 1852 at Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan. Almanza was born on February 16, 1833 in Cambridge Township, Washington County, New York. She is the daughter of John and Sarah (Unknown) Hopkins.

Joseph dies on February 14, 1895 at Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan. He is buried in Gilford, Michigan. Almanza dies on March 4, 1903 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

Children of Joseph Spencer and Almanza Hopkins are:

1, Chloe Spencer born in about 1855 at Guildord, Tuscola County, Michigan.

2. Janette Spencer born in 1856 at Guilford, Tuscola County, Michigan.

3. Milton Spencer was born on May 16, 1857 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan. Dies on May 26, 1857 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan.

4. Homer B. Spencer was born on January 11, 1858 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan. Homer owned a Butcher Shop in Bay City, Michigan. He also owned a Meat Market in Gilford, Michigan. Homer Spencer marries to Ada Unknown. Homer dies on January 9, 1932 at Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan.

5. Lydia Spencer was born on March 23, 1861 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan.

6. Hiram Spencer was born on May 31, 1861 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan. Hiram Spencer marries to Adeline Krapf on May 5, 1892 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan. Adeline Krapf was born on August 28, 1870.

7. Varnum J. W. Spencer was born on November 10, 1867 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan. Married Chloe Unknown. Varnum dies on March 29, 1870 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan.

8. Eva C. Spencer was born on January 29, 1870 at Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan. Eva dies in about 1944 at Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan.


"United States Marriages - Transcription"

First name(s): Almanza
Last name: Hopkins
Sex: Female
Age: 20
Birth year: 1832
Event: Marriage
Year: 1852
Event date: 08 Dec 1852
Location: Dryden
County: Lappeer
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Spouse's first name(s): John Or Joseph
Spouse's last name: Spencer
Spouse's sex: Male
Spouse's age: 26
Spouse's birth year: 1826


Burial: Gilford Cemetery," Gilford,Tuscola County, Michigan, USA. Plot: Sec A Plot 24 Lot C.

"Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897"

Name: Joseph Spencer
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 14 Feb 1895
Event Place: Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 76
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Year (Estimated): 1819
Birthplace: Canada
Father's Name: Daniel Spencer
Mother's Name: Spencer
Reference ID: p 226 rn 130 , GS Film Number: 2363834 , Digital Folder Number: 004208677 , Image Number: 00771.


  • Civil War - U.S. Army from August 23, 1864 to September 6, 1865, Honorably Discharged.
  • Mexican War- Regiment: 3rd Infantry B of U.S. Infantry, Michigan. Honorably Discharged on August 19, 1848.


  • Marriage - "United States Marriages," FindMyPast. FamilySearch film number: 000974258. Record set: United States Marriages. Category: Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers). Subcategory: Civil Marriage & Divorce. Collections from: Americas, United States.
  • Death - "Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897," index and images, FamilySearch: accessed 25 Oct 2014, Joseph Spencer, 14 Feb 1895; citing p 226 rn 130, Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2363834.
  • Death - Find A Grave: Memorial #7879786 Memorial Record Created by: Rabbit. Record added: Sep 19, 2003. Headstone Photograph by Al Cross. FindAGrave Contributor #47195421. Image Published on FindAGrave on 9/16/2013. Request for use of image submitted.
  • Military - "Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914," Content Source The National Archives. Publication Number: M233. NARA. Fold3 Publication Year: 2013. Record Group: 94. National Archives Catalog ID: 575272. Fold3 Job: 13-010. NARA M233. Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914. Roll: MIUSA1798_102882.
  • Military - "United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926," database with images, FamilySearch: 13 March 2018, Joseph Spencer, 1888; citing Pension, Michigan, NARA microfilm publication T317 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 537,011.
  • Census - "1870 United States Census," index and images, FamilySearch: accessed 25 Oct 2014, Joseph Spencer, Michigan, United States; citing p. 9, family 65, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552204.
  • Census - "1860 Michigan Census." The National Archives. Publication Number:M653. Content Source:NARA. Census Year:1860. National Archives Catalog ID:2353568. National Archives Catalog Title:Population Schedules for the 1860 Census, compiled 1860 - 1860 . Record Group: 29. NARA M653. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 population schedules. Roll: 0562.


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