Moses Spencer, Jr.

Male 1819 - bef. 1910

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Moses Spencer, Jr. was born 1819, Lee Co., VA (son of Moses Spencer and Elizabeth Deaton); died bef. 1910.

    Moses — Lucinda Bowman. [Group Sheet]

    1. Wesley Spencer was born 1841.
    2. Elizabeth Spencer was born 1843.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Moses Spencer was born 08 Dec 1786, Montgomery Co., Va (son of Joseph Charles Spencer and Mary DeRoach Broom); died 10 Sept. 1861, Wolfe Co., Ky.; was buried Spencer Cem., Sandy Ridge Rd., Wolfe Co., KY.


    Notes from Sharon Kouns
    There was a Moses Spencer b. 1744 ...generation before this one...I'm adding the note here so that I can refer back to it later.
    Source: Tennessee Heroes in the Revolution
    Moses Spencer, also spelled Spenser, applied for revolutionary pension while living in Maury County, Tenn., December 28, 1818. He was born January 16, 1744, but the place of his birth and names of his parents are not given. He enlisted February 10, 1778, in Captain James Baytop's company in the Seventh Virginia regiment and later in Colonel William Heth's Virginia regiment. he transferred to Captain Young's company and was in the battle of Monmouth. He received his discharge February 16, 1779. He volunteered for service in the battle of Guilford Court House.

    Soon after the close of the Revolution he moved to North Carolina and then moved to South Carolina. From there he moved to Mercer County, Kentucky, then to Barrent County, Kentucky, and about the year 1810 to Lawrence County, Tenn., which had meanwhile been erected from Maury County. He died March 27, 1826 in Lawrence or Maury County. He married November 20, 1779, in Henry or Amelia County, Virginia, Elizabeth Tinsley, daughter of Thomas Tinsley, who was present at the marriage. The eldest child of Moses and Elizabeth Spencer was born February 9, 1781. In 1820 Moses Spencer referred to his son Amasa Spencer, and in 1821, he said that his youngest son Amzi, was twenty-three years of age. Other children were: Ellen Blithe (Blythe), Thomas, who in July 1850, said he was sixty-five years old, Tabitha Woods, the oldest daughter.

    The widow Elizabeth Spencer applied for pension in 1843 when she was a resident of Lawrence county, and eighty years old. She died August 13, 1849 in Lawrence county. Her surviving children in that year were: Thomas, Tabitha Woods and Ellen Blythe.

    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Moses Spencer
    Age in 1860: 73
    Birth Year: abt 1787
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Owsley, Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Spruce Grove
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Moses Spencer 73
    Elizabeth Spencer 65

    The Moses Spencer family were some of the first settlers to come to Wolfe Co., Kentucky. He brought slaves with him from Virginia. They travelled over the wilderness roads in covered wagons. He farmed 8,000 acres, raising wheat which he shipped down the Kentucky River to Beattyville on rafts. He owned land from the mouth of Devil's Creek, where it goes into the Kentucky River, to the mouth of upper Devil's Creek, which is a distance of about fifteen miles, and the land ran back for about five miles from the river, all the way to the Wolfe County line.

    The Moses Spencer plantation was passed down to James and Deborah Bowman Spencer, who continued to work the farm with slaves. James had 17 slaves at the time of the Civil War when President Lincoln freed the slaves. James gave them their freedom but some of them didn't want to go. Four of James' slaves are buried on a hill on the farm. They died after drinking water from a spring in a cave on the farm. Most people thought they died because of being overheated in the wheat fields and then drinking too much cold water. James thought someone had poisened them and after that would never let anyone drink water from that spring.

    Moses Spencer was born in N. Carolina, Dec. 8, 1786, and died in 1861 at the age of 75 years. He was a son of Joseph Charles Spencer and his wife Mary. He married Elizabeth Deaton, born in N. Carolina, 1793 and died March 3, 1874. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Deaton. They are buried at the lower end of Sandy Ridge in Wolfe Co., Kentucky, in the Moses Spencer Cemetery. Moses and Elizabeth Deaton had 15 children. One child, a boy named Bert, died on the road from Virginia to Kentucky.

    Source: "Early Settlers of Lee Co., VA and Adjacent Counties"
    4. Moses Spencer (son of Joseph) had a wife named Elizabeth. Moses and Elizabeth most likely had several children but their names are not known. Moses Spencer was a land owner in Lee County, the deeds are all of record. John D. Spencer is mentioned in the records, he was most likely a son. Many of Joseph Spencer's descendants removed from Lee County, Virginia and settled in Kentucky, and Moses Spencer most likely moved to Kentucky after 1831.

    Moses married Elizabeth Deaton 1806, Lee Co., VA. Elizabeth (daughter of John Deaton and Isabella Brantley) was born 1790, VA; died 03 Mar 1874, Wolfe Co., KY; was buried Spencer Cem., Sandy Ridge Rd., Wolfe Co., KY. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Elizabeth Deaton was born 1790, VA (daughter of John Deaton and Isabella Brantley); died 03 Mar 1874, Wolfe Co., KY; was buried Spencer Cem., Sandy Ridge Rd., Wolfe Co., KY.
    1. Rev. John Daniel Spencer was born 1807, Lee Co., VA; died 1883, Lee Co., KY.
    2. Temperance Spencer was born 1809, Lee Co., VA; died Abt. 1870; was buried Tar Ridge, Wolfe Co., Ky..
    3. Phenabie Ann Spencer was born abt. 1810, VA.
    4. Joseph Charles Spencer was born 1812, Lee or Montgomery Co., VA; died 1858, Wolfe Co., KY.
    5. William Taylor Spencer was born 1813, Lee co., VA; died Bef 1898.
    6. Isabella Spencer was born 1817; died 02 Jan 1898, Wolfe Co., KY.
    7. Delilah Spencer was born 1818, Lee Co., VA; died bef. 1912.
    8. 1. Moses Spencer, Jr. was born 1819, Lee Co., VA; died bef. 1910.
    9. Goolman Spencer was born abt. 1824, VA; died 8 Sept. 1894, Powell Co., KY.
    10. Hiram Armstrong Spencer was born Feb. 1826, Lee Co., VA; died 26 Mar 1916, Wolfe Co., KY.
    11. Brantley B.or T. Spencer was born 1829, Lee Co., VA; died 1894.
    12. Elizabeth Spencer was born 1830, VA.
    13. Jeames Spencer was born 14 Jul 1831; died 04 Jul 1894; was buried Moses Spencer Cem., Big Andy Ridge, Wolfe Co., Ky..
    14. Jemima Spencer was born 1832, Lee Co., VA.
    15. Bert Spencer

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph Charles Spencer was born 06 Nov 1738, VA (son of William D. Spencer and Sarah Hill); died 06 Jan 1837, Poor Valley, Lee Co., VA.


    Family Data Collection - Births
    Name: Joseph Charles Spencer
    Father: William D Spencer
    Mother: Sarah Hill
    Birth Date: 6 Nov 1738
    State: NC
    Country: USA

    Joseph Charles Spencer - the first Spencer to Wolfe Co., Ky. and the first to bring slaves to Wolfe Co.

    Joseph — Mary DeRoach Broom. Mary died 2 Sept. 1816. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Mary DeRoach Broom died 2 Sept. 1816.


    From Nora Cox Clark book

    1. William D. Spencer was born 1765, Wilkes Co., NC; died 1830, Lee Co., VA.
    2. John Spencer was born 1769, Wilkes Co., NC; died 24 Mar 1853, Perry Co., KY.
    3. Aaron Spencer was born 1770; died 1822, Lee Co., VA; was buried Young Cemetery, Dryden, Lee Co., Va..
    4. Patience Spencer was born 1770, New River, Grayson Co., VA; died 1831, Harlan Co., KY.
    5. Joseph Spencer was born 1778.
    6. Abraham Spencer was born 1779.
    7. Isaac Spencer was born 1780.
    8. 2. Moses Spencer was born 08 Dec 1786, Montgomery Co., Va; died 10 Sept. 1861, Wolfe Co., Ky.; was buried Spencer Cem., Sandy Ridge Rd., Wolfe Co., KY.

  3. 6.  John Deaton

    John — Isabella Brantley. [Group Sheet]

  4. 7.  Isabella Brantley
    1. 3. Elizabeth Deaton was born 1790, VA; died 03 Mar 1874, Wolfe Co., KY; was buried Spencer Cem., Sandy Ridge Rd., Wolfe Co., KY.
    2. Mary Delilah Deaton
    3. Jemima Jane Deaton was born 06 Jun 1805, Lee Co., VA; died Lost Creek, Breathitt Co., KY.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William D. Spencer

    William — Sarah Hill. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Sarah Hill
    1. 4. Joseph Charles Spencer was born 06 Nov 1738, VA; died 06 Jan 1837, Poor Valley, Lee Co., VA.