Frank Spencer aka Jay Morris/Marsh


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  • Name  Frank Spencer aka Jay Morris/Marsh 
    • AKA Jay Morris/Marsh b. PA
    Gender  Male 
    • Source: Shirley A. Watkins 2001:

      Apparently Frank/Jay told Temperance about his name change before the birth of their first child, because she gave him the name of Franklin Marsh Spencer. The original name of Jay could have been either Morris or Marsh, it just depended on who was speaking the name and who was spelling the name...

      Some people say she had an affair with a Mister Hall, and that he is the father of Franklin Marsh Spencer and Francis Marion Spencer, they also had a 3rd child Benton Spencer born 1832. As he wasn't listed in grandpa's bible, I am not going to list him, I also believe that was handed down from Temperance to Franklin, from Franklin to his children, from Granville Henderson Spencer to Margaret Ellen, and from Margaret to her children is the true version of the father of Franklin Marsh Spencer.

      Notes for Frank Spencer/AKA Jay Morris/Marsh:
      Brewer and Related Families of Eastern Kentucky
      Frank Spencer AKA Jay Morris/Marsh was from Pennsylvania, to hide from the law he changed his identity. When he came to Virginia, he learned that Spencer was a very common name so he picked the name of Frank Spencer. When he met Temperance and married her it was an illegal ceremony (I assume) since he got married using an alias. It is not known what happened to him after the birth of their second child. Either he ran off, or the law got him, or he died. At any rate he told Temperance the truth before their first child was born. He disappeared from history and the story was handed down to her son Franklin, who told his son Granville, who told his daughter who told her children. ...After Frank left the scene Temperance, along with her father, brothers and their spouses and children moved from Virginia to Kentucky. Temperance later married again to John Sparks and had several more children. [Spencer Ancestors.FTW] 2001
    Person ID  I3867  Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2009 

    Family  Temperance Spencer,   b. 1809, Lee Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1870 
     1. Franklin Marsh Benjamin Franklin Spencer,   b. 05 Mar 1824, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1887, Wolfe Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Francis Marion Hall Spencer,   b. 1830,   d. 1866
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2009 
    Family ID  F1349  Group Sheet