Sylvanius Spencer

Sylvanius Watson Spencer (1842 - 1911)

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Sylvanius Watson Spencer
Born in Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USAmap
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Husband of — married 5 Oct 1879 in Arcadia, Lapeer, Michigan, USAmap
Died in Charlton, Otsego, Michigan, USA, USAmap
Profile last modified 3 Feb 2020 | Created 17 Nov 2013 | Last significant change: 3 Feb 2020
15:56: Vernon Hintt Jr. added Clyde Spencer (1891-) as child for Sylvanius Watson Spencer (1842-1911). [Thank Vernon for this]
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Sylvanius Watson Spencer was born on April 4, 1843 at Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USA. Sylvanius is the son of Cyrus Spencer and Polly Huntley.

Sylvanius marries to Ida McHenry on October 5, 1879, at Arcadia, Lapeer County, Michigan. Ida McHenry was born on January 21, 1860 in Michigan. Ida is the daughter of Unknown and Unknown. Sylvanius was a Hotel Keeper.

Sylvanius dies on September 10, 1911 at Charlton, Otsego, Michigan. Ida dies on March 29, 1951 at Montmorency County, Michigan, USA.

Children of Sylvanius Spencer and Ida McHenry are:

1. Violet M. Spencer was born in about 1884 in McKinley, Oscoda, Michigan. Violet marries to William Brown on April 8, 1901 at Atlanta, Montmorency, Michigan. William was born about 1873 in New York. William is the son of Albert Brown and Jane Van Warren.

2. Pearl Ruby Spencer was born on March 20, 1889 at Mc Kinley, Oscoda, Michigan. Pearl marries to Fred Rasmusson on November 25, 1915 at Lucas, Ohio. Fred was born about 1889 in Grayling, Michigan. Fred is the son of John Rasmusson and Jensine Johnson.

3. Clyde L. Spencer was born on October 29, 1891 at Comins Township, Oscoda, Michigan.

4. Ray Spencer was born on January 28, 1900 at Vienna Township, Montmorency, Michigan.


Name: Sylvanus W. Spincer Spouse's Name: Ida Mchenry Event Date: 05 Oct 1879 Event Place: Arcadia, Lapeer, Michigan Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74827-7 , System Origin: Michigan-ODM , GS Film number: 974258


Name: Sylvanius W. Spencer Gender: Male Death Date: 10 Sep 1911 Death Place: Charlton, Otsego, Michigan Age: 66 Birth Date: 1845 Birthplace: Canada Occupation: Hotel Keeper Race: White Marital Status: Married Father's Name: Cyrus Spencer Mother's Name: Polly Huntley Burial Date: , Burial Place: , Spouse's Name: , Father's Birthplace: , Mother's Birthplace: , Indexing Project Batch Number: B51874-9 , System Origin: Michigan-EASy , GS Film number: 965765 , Reference ID: v A p 99

Burial: Briley Township Cemetery Atlanta, Montmorency County, Michigan, USA Plot: 77, Grave 8, Old Sec 1 Inscription: S. W. Spencer; Apr 4, 1841 - Sep. 10, 1911.


Spencer , Watson Battle Unit Name: 1st Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery Side: Union Company: A Soldier's Rank In: Private Soldier's Rank Out: Private Alternate name: Film Number: M545 ROLL 40 Plaque Number: Notes: none


Attached to State Militia. Tendered its services to the government as an organization and accepted by the government April 23, 1861. On duty at Fort Wayne; Detroit, Mich. Battery reorganized for three years service and mustered in May 28, 1861. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, May 31. Duty at Camp Dennison, Ohio, till June 12. Ordered to West Virginia June 12. Attached to McCook's Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to August, 1861. Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia. to December, 1861. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40. Battle Unit Details at NPS.


United States Census, 1900 Name Sylvenus W Spencer Event Type Census Event Year 1900 Event Place Briley & Vienna townships & Atlanta village (unincorporated), Montmorency, Michigan, United States Gender Male Age 57 Marital Status Married Race White Race (Original) W Relationship to Head of Household Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head Years Married 20 Birth Date Apr 1843 Birthplace Michigan Marriage Year (Estimated) 1880 Father's Birthplace Vermont Mother's Birthplace New York Household Role Gender Age Birthplace Sylvenus W Spencer Head M 57 Michigan Ida Eugene Spencer Wife F 38 Michigan Violet Spencer Daughter F 16 Michigan Pearl Spencer Daughter F 11 Michigan Clyde Spencer Son M 9 Michigan Ray Spencer Son M 0 Michigan


  • Marriage - "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995," index, FamilySearch : accessed 13 April 2015), Sylvanus W. Spincer and Ida Mchenry, 05 Oct 1879; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 974,258.
  • Death - "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995," index, FamilySearch : accessed 21 Jul 2014), Cyrus Spencer in entry for Sylvanius W. Spencer, 10 Sep 1911; citing Charlton, Otsego, Michigan, reference v A p 99; FHL microfilm 965765.
  • Death - Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 16062991. Memorial Record Created by: McKenzie & Powell Famili. Record added: Oct 09, 2006. Headstone Photograph by T&DC. Find A Grave Contributor #47038589. Photograph Published on FindAGrave on 8/12/2013. Image used with Permission of Photographer.
  • Census - "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch. Accessed 14 June 2016, Sylvenus W Spencer, Briley & Vienna townships & Atlanta village (unincorporated), Montmorency, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 105, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,734.
  • Census - "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch : accessed 21 Jul 2014), Cyrus Spencer, Attica, Lapeer, Michigan, United States; citing family 537, NARA microfilm publication M432.



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