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John Henry Spencer

John Henry Spencer

Male 1835 - 1891  (55 years)

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  • Name John Henry Spencer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 29 Aug 1835  Waddington Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • The date of birth is from Utah Cemetery Index; New Orleans Passenger List; Millennium File on ancestry.com; Family Data ollection - Births on ancestry.come.

      Notes from Blaine Spencer: John's headstone shows his birth date as 29th of August 1836 but his christening record shows him being christened on the 11th of October 1835. So his birth was a year off on the headstone. The ship's log shows him as being 4, but he actually would have been 5.
    Christened 11 Oct 1835  Waddington Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from christening records of St. Andrews Church.
    Gender Male 
    Departure 7 Feb 1841  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Port of Liverpool - Passenger Ship: "Sheffield" ; Data comes from New Orleans Passenger Lists database 
    Arrival 31 Mar 1841  New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Port of New Orleans: Data comes from New Orleans Passenger Lists database  
    Census 31 Oct 1850  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in District 21: Indexed as "John," age 14 born about 1836 in England; Living with father Richard, 56; mother Mary, 25 (inccorect); siblings: Martha, 21; Richard, 16; Rachael, 11 and Jacob, 7.  
    Census 1852  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living with mother who is Indexed as Mary Spencer; Page 022 in the IA 1852 State Census Index; Present in Kanesville Precinct (also known as Council Bluffs) of Pottawattamie County.  
    Endowed (LDS) 30 May 1860 
    Census 24 Jul 1870  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed "John," age 32 born 1838 in England, farmer, owns land worth $500 and personal prop. worth $400; Polygamist: Jerushia, 25; John, 10; Hyrum, 5; Lucretia, 8; Rachel, 4; Cynthia, 3; Lucy L., 24; Martha 2 mos.; George F., 1 month 
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Thistle, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed "John," 43 born 1837 England, farmer; Living w/wives: Jerusha, 36 & Lucy L. 36 & children: Richard H. 17; Rachael M. 15; Hyrum, 14; Jane, 10; George F., 10; Cynthia A. 13; James E., 8; Lydia, 7; Lucy A., 4; Ursula, 9 mos.; and Louis, 4 
    Legal 15 Mar 1888  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charges filed: Unlawful Cohabitation and Adultery for practicing polygamy.  
    Religion Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848:
    John Henry Spencer; Male; Head of House; Father was: George Richard Spencer; Mother was: Mary Earnshaw; Born 29 Aug 1832 in Denning, Lancashire, England; Died 20
    Aug 1891 in Indianola, Sanpete, Utah; Buried 22 Aug 1891 in Payson, Utah, Utah; Baptism: (1) 1847 in Iowa; and (2) 16 Dec 1855; Endowment Date: May 30, 1860; Sealed to Spouse No. 2: oct 7, 1860; Vocations: Farmer; Indian Interpreter 
    Died 20 Aug 1891  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7
    • Date and location are from Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index and the Millennium File on ancestry.com; date is confirmed by tombstone.

      According to Blaine Spencer, John died of Black Jaundice. (An old medical term for "bacterial infection of the liver."


    Buried 22 Aug 1891  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Payson City Cemetery
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID P77  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch, Spencer Family Branch
    Last Modified 14 May 2016 

    Father Richard Spencer,   b. 1794, Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1851, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Earnshaw,   b. 18 Dec 1799, Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucy Lodica Elmer,   b. 3 July 1843, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1890 , Lake Shore, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1860  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 7 Oct 1860 
    Notes 
    • It appears from the history and family group sheets of Gertrude Spencer (daughter of Richard Leo Spencer) in possession of James L. Anderson, that Richard Spencer Jr. and his brother John Henry Spencer married Elmer sisters on the same date of July 4, 1858. Richard married Lucy Lodica Elmer and John Henry married Jerusha Kibbe Elmer. It appears that Richard (the older brother) had an accident riding a horse some 10 days following his marriage to Lucy Lodica Elmer and on his death bed asked his brother John Henry Spencer to marry Lucy and raise up children to him.
      From the history of Gertrude Spencer comes the following information:
      ?My Great-Grandfather John Henry Spencer was sent to Indianola to be a missionary to the Indians by Brigham Young. John Henry was first married to Jerusha Kibbe Elmer and they had fourteen children. After the death of his brother Richard Spencer Jr., John Henry married his brother?s wife Lucy Lodica Elmer. This was during Polygamy times. John Henry Spencer and Lucy Lodica Elmer had ten children, one of which was my Grandfather Richard Henry Spencer. All in all, my great-grandfather had twenty-four children. Wowy!!!
      ?My Great Grandpa John Henry Spencer married two sisters. John married Jerusha Kibbe Elmer and his brother Richard Spencer Jr. married her sister Lucy Lodica Elmer. Richard Spencer Jr. was killed on a horse one day, so then Great Grandpa married his brother?s wife.
    Children 
    +1. Richard Henry Spencer,   b. 12 Oct 1862, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1946, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Mary Lucina Spencer,   b. 8 June 1865, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Cynthia Alice Spencer,   b. 15 Apr 1867, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1946, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. George Francis Spencer,   b. 30 Jun 1870, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1944, Provo, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Lydia Alveretta Spencer,   b. 21 May 1873, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1962, Ashton, Fremont County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +6. Lucy Ann Spencer,   b. 23 Oct 1875, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1908, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +7. Lovina Arsula Spencer,   b. 25 Aug 1879, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1981, Jerome, Jerome County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
    +8. Eliza Amelia Spencer,   b. 1 Jul 1882, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1953, Provo, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +9. Elmer Burt Spencer,   b. 7 Oct 1885, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1928, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     10. Lettie Aurura Spencer,   b. 25 Oct 1888, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1889  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2014 16:29:50 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jerusha Kibbe Elmer,   b. 10 May 1842, San Prairie, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1922, Springville, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 July 1858  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of marriage is from: Family Data Collection - Individual Records;
    Children 
    +1. John Richard Spencer,   b. 4 Jan 1860, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1948, Provo, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Lucretia Jerushia Spencer,   b. 3 Mar 1862, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1943, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Hyrum Elmer Spencer,   b. 14 Dec 1863, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1951, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. Rachael Malinda Spencer,   b. 20 Dec 1864, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1943, Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. William Abner Spencer,   b. 25 Jan 1868, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1869, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Martha Jane Spencer,   b. 4 Apr 1870, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1895, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Harriet Melissa Spencer,   b. 17 Dec 1874, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1875, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Lewis Rueben Spencer,   b. 7 Mar 1875, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1944, Marysville, Fremont County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. James Ether Spencer,   b. 22 May 1876, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1937, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     10. Mary Violet Spencer,   b. 13 Mar 1878, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sept 1878, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Lucy Lodica Spencer,   b. Jul - Aug 1880, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct. 1880, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +12. May Spencer,   b. 16 Feb 1881, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1955, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +13. Edward Seamer Spencer,   b. 11 Oct 1883, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1965  (Age 81 years)
    +14. Roxanna Spencer,   b. 9 Feb 1886, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1952, Boise, Ada County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2015 16:10:52 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Port of New Orleans: Data comes from New Orleans Passenger Lists database - 31 Mar 1841 - New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in District 21: Indexed as "John," age 14 born about 1836 in England; Living with father Richard, 56; mother Mary, 25 (inccorect); siblings: Martha, 21; Richard, 16; Rachael, 11 and Jacob, 7. - 31 Oct 1850 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living with mother who is Indexed as Mary Spencer; Page 022 in the IA 1852 State Census Index; Present in Kanesville Precinct (also known as Council Bluffs) of Pottawattamie County. - 1852 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 July 1858 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1860 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed "John," age 32 born 1838 in England, farmer, owns land worth $500 and personal prop. worth $400; Polygamist: Jerushia, 25; John, 10; Hyrum, 5; Lucretia, 8; Rachel, 4; Cynthia, 3; Lucy L., 24; Martha 2 mos.; George F., 1 month - 24 Jul 1870 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed "John," 43 born 1837 England, farmer; Living w/wives: Jerusha, 36 & Lucy L. 36 & children: Richard H. 17; Rachael M. 15; Hyrum, 14; Jane, 10; George F., 10; Cynthia A. 13; James E., 8; Lydia, 7; Lucy A., 4; Ursula, 9 mos.; and Louis, 4 - 1 Jun 1880 - Thistle, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - Charges filed: Unlawful Cohabitation and Adultery for practicing polygamy. - 15 Mar 1888 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Aug 1891 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
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    John Henry Spencer and His Wives - Polygamy
    History of John Henry Spencer; Jerushia Kibbe Elmer and Lucy Lodica Elmer written by Edith Hamilton Stanton
    History of John Henry Spencer; Jerushia Kibbe Elmer and Lucy Lodica Elmer written by Edith Hamilton Stanton
    Provided by Blaine Spencer of Payson, Utah in 2006

    Headstones
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2624684266] Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index, Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998.Original data - Utah Valley Regional Family History Center. Utah County (UT) Cemetery Index. Provo, UT, USA: Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, 1997.Original data: Utah Valle).
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: 29 August 1836Birth Place: Death Date: 20 August 1891Death Place: Utah, Utah
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=utah&h=73982&ti=0&indiv=try

    2. [S2624684573] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.).

    3. [S2627458726] New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - New Orleans, Louisiana. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. Micropublication M259. RG036. Rolls # 1-93. National Archives, Washin).
      Name: Richard SpencerBirth Date: abt 1835Birth Place: WaddingtonArrival Date: 31 Mar 1841Arrival Place: New Orleans, LouisianaDeparture Date: Departure Place: Liverpool, England
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=neworleans358&h=28526&ti=0&indiv=try

    4. [S2692017223] Millennium File, Heritage Consulting, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA).
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: 29 Aug 1835Birth Place: Waddington, Yorks, EnglandDeath Date: 20 Aug 1891Death Place: Indianola, Sanpete, Utah, USA
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=millind&h=101410170&ti=0&indiv=try

    5. [S2685680516] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: 29 August 1835Birth Place: Waddington, Yorks, England
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=4235196&ti=0&indiv=try

    6. [S2685680516] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: 29 August 1836Birth Place: Waddington, Yorkshire, England
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=4235197&ti=0&indiv=try

    7. [S2624684266] Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index, Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998.Original data - Utah Valley Regional Family History Center. Utah County (UT) Cemetery Index. Provo, UT, USA: Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, 1997.Original data: Utah Valle).
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: 29 August 1832Birth Place: Death Date: 20 August 1891Death Place: Utah, Utah
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=utah&h=73981&ti=0&indiv=try

    8. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: Thistle, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T9_1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 471.2000; Enumeration District: 68; Image: .
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: abt 1837Birth Place: EnglandResidence Date: 1880Residence Place: Thistle, Sanpete, Utah, United States
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&h=20251804&ti=0&indiv=try

    9. [S2624683368] 1870 United States Federal Census, (1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: , , ; Roll: M593.
      Name: John SpencerBirth Date: abt 1838Birth Place: EnglandResidence Date: 1870Residence Place: Payson, Utah, Utah Territory
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&h=14640198&ti=0&indiv=try

    10. [S4273286822] Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848.