Goolman Spencer

Male abt. 1824 - 1894


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  • Name  Goolman Spencer 
    Born  abt. 1824  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 Sept. 1894  Powell Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Family History Center, Microfiche #6051075 pages 97-99, book name, (?), Kentucky Happenings.
      Has Goolman Spencer, also reads: "...he was in the Civil War and is buried in Powell Co., Ky."
      Book also reads:
      "Goolman Spencer was born about 1824 in VA. and died Sept. 8, 1894. He served in the Union Army, was a private in Co. K 8th Ky. Regiment. He was supposed to have had a fair complexion, blue eyes and auburn hair - stated his war record which is on file in Washington, D.C. Goolman was married in about 1840 to Phoebia Ann Showmaker (sic), "who was born about 1825 and died April 17, 1899. Goolman and Phoebia were the parents of nine children: 1. Jacob C. Spencer, born c 1844 and died about 1869 on the Kentucky River in Lee County, Ky. He was married in about 1866 to Melvina Moore, born 6-26-1846 Owsley Co., Ky. She died Sept. 21, 1932 in Menifee Co., Ky. Jacob and Melvina were the parents of two sons: Greenbery 1867-1939, who was married to Eliza Jane Javens and Kate Day; James William 1868-1939, married Lou Suiter. Jim and Lou Spencer are buried on the Merlin Spencer farm in Menifee county.


      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Goolsman Spencer
      Age in 1860: 33
      Birth Year: abt 1827
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1860: Owsley, Kentucky
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Proctor
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Household Members: Name Age
      Goolsman Spencer 33
      Phebe Ann Spencer 27
      Jacob C Spencer 16
      Sarah J Spencer 13
      Metilda Spencer 11
      Elizabeth Spencer 9
      Moses Spencer 7
      William Spencer 6
      Phobe Spencer 4


    • 1870 Thomas, Lee Co., KY Census
      #55 Spencer, Goolman age 46 b. VA
      Phebe age 44 b. VA
      Moses age 18 b. KY
      William age 18 b. KY
      Hannah age 12 b. KY
      Emanuel age 4 b. KY
      Anthony age 2 b. KY
      Gum, Edy age 23 house keeper
      Shoemaker, Phoebe age 83 b. VA
    Person ID  I758  Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2009 

    Father  Moses Spencer,   b. 08 Dec 1786, Montgomery Co., Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sept. 1861, Wolfe Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Deaton,   b. 1790, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1874, Wolfe Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1806  Lee Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F256  Group Sheet

    Family  Phebe Ann Shoemaker,   b. 1825, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1899 
    Married  Abt 1840 
    Children 
    >1. Jacob C. Spencer,   b. abt. 1844,   d. Abt 1869, on Ky River in Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah J. Spencer,   b. abt. 1847
     3. Matilda Spencer,   b. abt. 1849
    >4. Elizabeth Spencer,   b. 25 Mar 1850,   d. 22 Jun 1926
     5. Moses Spencer,   b. 20 Dec 1852, Owsley Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Spencer,   b. 23 Jan 1855, Owlsey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Phoebe Spencer,   b. abt. 1856
     8. Hannah Spencer
     9. Emmanuel Spencer
     10. Anthony Spencer
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2009 
    Family ID  F239  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Elizabeth Spencer Cox
    Elizabeth Spencer Cox
    Elizabeth, daughter of Goolman and Phebe Shoemaker Spencer standing by the monument of her late husband Dr. Braxton D. Cox at the Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY