Monday, August 30, 2010

Moses Spencer

My 5th great-grandfather Moses Spencer was born on 03 Jan 1763 in Virginia [1, 2]. Nothing is known of his parentage or ancestry. As a young man he served as a private in the American Revolution in the Captain Charles Patterson Company (4 months) and in the Captain William Anderson Company (3 months) in the Virginia militia [3, 4, 5, 6]. During his second tour he worker as a prison guard.

After the War he returned to Buckingham County, Virginia. He married Judith Ayres there on 05 Jan 1786 [2, 3, 6, 7, 8]. Although the original record has been lost, an affidavit from 11 Oct 1841 in the Revolutionary War Pension file for Moses Spencer contains a direct reading of the marriage record by the clerk of Buckingham County [3].

Judith was born on 01 Oct 1768 in Buckingham County, Virginia to Nathan Ayres, Sr. and Mary Leake [1, 2, 8, 9, 10]. She is the one who applied for a pension on 11 Oct 1841 [3] based on Moses' service in the War after his death on 30 Aug 1834 in Buckingham County [2, 3].

Judith lived in Buckingham County for the remainder of her life [10, 11]. She died about 1853 [2]. The locations of the graves of Moses and Judith are not known.

Children of Moses Spencer and Judith Ayres
1) John Spencer [1] was born on 28 Sep 1786 [1]. He married Elizabeth W. Price on 03 Aug 1809 [7].
2) Nathan Spencer [1] was born on 20 Jun 1788 [1]. He married Judith D. Fuqua on 14 Nov 1815 [7].
3) Mary "Polly" Spencer [1, 8] was born on 24 Mar 1790 in Buckingham County, Virginia [1, 12]. She married Charles Guerrant on 13 Jul 1806 in Buckingham County [7, 8, 13]. She died in 1868 in Walker County, Texas and was buried at Ebenezer Cemetery [12].
4) Barkesdale Spencer [1] was born on 26 Aug 1793 [1]. He married a woman named Polley.
5) Samuel A. Spencer [1] was born on 08 Jan 1797 [1]. He married Mary A. Moseley in May 1819 [7].
6) Elizabeth H. Spencer [1] was born on 18 Nov 1799 [1].
7) James Spencer [1] was born on 18 Apr 1802 [1].
8) Moses Ayres Spencer [1] was born on 21 May 1805 [1]. He married Ann Bradley in Nov 1830 [7].
9) Martha A. Spencer [1] was born on 15 Jun 1808 [1]. She married Isham Gilliam in Dec 1832 [7].
10) Judith H. Spencer [1] was born on 14 Sep 1811 [1]. She married Tandy Holman in Nov 1831 [7].

References
[2] Mayo, Mary E., Sixteen Hundred Lines To Pilgrims, Lineage Book III, National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Genealogical Publishing Co. Page 631.
[3] Records of the U. S. National Archives and Records Admin: Revolutionary War Pension Files. File #W6155, Moses Spencer. Declaration of Judith Spencer, 11 Oct 1841. Page 1 Page 2
[4] Ibid. Affidavit of William Thombill, 07 Jul 1841.
[5] Ibid. Affidavit of James Falwell, 30 Sep 1841.
[6] Rosen, Carl Coleman, Revolutionary Patriots of Buckingham County, Virginia, Willow Bend Book, Westminster, Maryland, 2002. Pages 142-143.
[8] Kidd, Randy and Jeanne Stinson, Lost Marriages of Buckingham County, Virginia, Iberian Publishing Co., Atlanta, Georgia. Page 84.
[9] Nathan Ayres Family Bible. Partial transcription of Ayres genealogy data, The Library of Virginia, Archives and Manuscripts, Ayres family Bible record, 1768-1814.
[10] 1850 United States Census. Buckingham County, Virginia, Page 387 B.
[11] 1840 United States Census. Buckingham County, Virginia, Page 371 A.
[12] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 37, Ebenezer Cemetery.
[13] The Huguenot, No. 5, The Huguenot Society, 1931. Page 90.

3 comments:

  1. Hello "cousin",

    I just found out that I am a descendant of Samuel Ayres Spencer and am looking for any information I can find on Moses Spencer's parentage. I've bookmarked your entry here in case I run across any other information. I'm very new at this so I have no idea what I'm doing at this point.

    Regards,

    Joanne Spencer Zinser

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  2. I am researching the Samuel Ayres Spencer who married Mary Ann Moseley in 1819 and moved to north Florida around 1827 dying there in 1843. Any information will be appreciated.

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    1. I have posted online all of the information I have at the URL below. If any further information is found or provided by someone, I will be sure to post it to the website and blog.
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nivek/individual.html?id=1433

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