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Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

Male 1794 - 1851  (57 years)

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  • Histories
    Richard Spencer
    Richard Spencer
    Spencer Family - England to America
    Richard Spencer
    Richard Spencer
    The History of Slaidburn, England.
    Richard Spencer
    Richard Spencer
    The History of St. Andrews Church

    Photos
    Richard Spencer
    Richard Spencer
    St. Andrew's Church in Slaidburn, England. Richard was christened and married here. Two of Richard's and Mary's sons are buried here....among many generations of Spencers.

    Albums
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    Spencer Family Media and Histories

  • Name Richard Spencer  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1794  Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Richard was born at "Woodhouse Lane" in Slaidburn. The exact date of birth is unknown - sometime prior to christening on 5 Oct 1794.
    Christened 5 Oct 1794  Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard's christening records can be found on FHL film #98540 - Parish records for Slaidburn, England; St. Andrews Church.
    Gender Male 
    Departure 7 Feb 1841  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Richard Spencer and family departed the Port of Liverpool England for America on the ship "Sheffield," captained by Master R. King Porter. 
    Richard Spencer
    Richard Spencer
    The Sheffield - Ship's Log Book - which lists the Spencer Family
    Arrival 31 Mar 1841  New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival at Port of New Orleans 
    Spencer Passenger List
    Spencer Passenger List
    Passenger List from the Ship Sheffield 1841
    Census 31 Oct 1850  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in District 21: Indexed as "Richd," age 56 born 1794 in England; Occupation - None; Family #916; Living with wife Mary, 25 (incorrect); and children: Martha, 21; Richa, 16; John, 14; Rachel, 11; Jacob, 7 
    Died 22 Aug 1851  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The oral family story that has been passed down indicates that Richard was thrown from a horse and sustained injuries that caused his death.
    Buried 22 Aug 1851  Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His burial location is unknown; it has been assumed that he is probably buried in Pioneer Cemetery.
    Richard Spencer
    Richard Spencer
    Richard died at Winter Quarters - It is presumed that he is buried in or around Mormon Pioneer Cemetery - no headstone exists. Photo is of entryway of cemetery.
    Notes 
    • While numerous trees on ancestry.com are displaying a photograph of Richard Spencer - there is no known picture that exists of Richard. The picture that is being displayed comes from a book and is actually a picture of John Elmer.
    Person ID P86  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch, Spencer Family Branch
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2011 

    Father William Spencer,   b. 1755, Battrix, Slaidburn Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct. 1824, Fober Laithe, Newon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Hannah Witton,   b. 1758, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Nov. 1829, Slaidburn Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 13 Nov 1819  Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are confirmed by Marriage Books of St. Andrews Church.
    Children 
    +1. George Spencer,   b. 1820, Slaidburn Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1906, Ravensholme, Downham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Spencer,   b. 6 Oct 1821, Burton, Kandel, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sept 1844, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     3. Hannah Spencer,   b. 15 Sept 1823, Burton, Kandel, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1823, Burton, Kandel, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Ann Spencer,   b. 2 Oct 1826, Waddington Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1908, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Sarah Jane Spencer,   b. 1828, Tosside, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1911, Wheatland, Yuba County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Martha Orissa Spencer,   b. 29 Sept 1829, Tosside, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1919, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. William Spencer,   b. 1832, Waddington Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1840, Downham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     8. Richard Spencer, Jr.,   b. 1834, Waddington Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 July 1858, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +9. John Henry Spencer,   b. 29 Aug 1835, Waddington Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1891, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     10. Matthew Spencer,   b. 1837, Waddington Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct. 1840, Downham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  []
    +11. Rachel Spencer,   b. 18 Dec 1839, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1911, Mona, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +12. Jacob Hyrum Spencer,   b. 5 Nov 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1922, Clinton, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2014 20:47:08 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Arrival at Port of New Orleans - 31 Mar 1841 - New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in District 21: Indexed as "Richd," age 56 born 1794 in England; Occupation - None; Family #916; Living with wife Mary, 25 (incorrect); and children: Martha, 21; Richa, 16; John, 14; Rachel, 11; Jacob, 7 - 31 Oct 1850 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [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

    2. [S2685680516] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
      Name: George Richard SpencerBirth Date: 5 October 1794Birth Place: Essington, Yorkshire, England
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=4233525&ti=0&indiv=try

    3. [S2685681255] Family Data Collection - Deaths, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
      Name: George Richard SpencerDeath Date: 22 August 1851Death Place: Council Bluffs, IA, USA
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoold&h=2472933&ti=0&indiv=try