Name: John Spencer
Given Name: John
Birth: Abt 1754 in Northern Ireland 1
Death: 1 Apr 1820 in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 2
Burial: Harts Log Cemetery, Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Military Service the Revolutionary War
Change Date: 15 Dec 2015 at 16:05
John Spencer settled in what is now known as Porter township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, prior to the revolution. He served in the Continental army and attained the rank of major. (Col is on his tombstone.) His home was near Alexandria, where his death occurred about the year 1820.
John lived in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, as early as 1779. John was listed on the 1790 census in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, with 10 members in his household: 3 males under 16, 2 males 16 and over, 5 females. In 1792 and 1793, John served as overseer of the poor in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County. In 1797 he was a supervisor of roads in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County. He was listed on the 1800 census in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, with 12 family members: 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 4 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over. In 1801 he served as Constable in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County. He was listed on the 1810 census in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, with 5 family members: 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 and over.
Last Will & Testament of John Spencer
Register of Wills Huntindon County, Pennsylvania
Book #2 pp 273-274
(original spelling retained, spacing and some punctuation added--retyped by Rose Lee Wall from the photographed version on the Haskell-Noble member tree at Ancestry.com.)
In the name of god amen I John Spencer of Porter township in the county of Huntingdon being of sound mind and memory do make and constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in maner following Viz I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Spencer her bed and beding her sadle and her choice of the hourse creatures the clock and large Bible
to my son Robt the next choice of the horses his sadle and bridle bed and beding
to my grand Dauter Agnes Cunningham her choice of the cows and the next choice of the horse creatures and a new sadle and bridle to be her personal property and the next choice of a bed and beding
the remainder of my personal property I alow to be sold and after my funeral expenses all my just debts is paid I leave to my wife the one third of the residue and the other two thirds I leave to my three dauters Mary Nobble, Cathrin Eagle, Abigiil McIlroy and two grand children David and Agness Cunningham to be divided into four equal shares my two grand children to be equal with one of my dauters and
I allow my real estate to be sold and conveyed by my executors the[y] to sell it either at private or publick sale and at such time and for such payments as the[y] may think best except the first payment which is to be one third of the amount of sale and to be left in the hands of the purchasor on interest for the youse of my wife she to draw the interest half yearly and in two years after the sale I allow my three dauters each to get one hundred dollars out of my real estate and my two grand children David and Agnes Cunningham to get one hundred dollars between them and after deducting all necessary expenses out
I leave to my son Robert the one half of the residue to be kept in the hands of the purchasor on interest he to draw the interest yearly and the other half to be eaqually divided between my other two sons John and William the[y] to get their shares as the payments become due and if my son Robert shall have maryed and have lawful ishue his wife and children after his death to draw the princable the wife to get one third and the children to get two thirds but if he shall have maryed and have no lawfull isue his wife to get one thir and my other two sons to get the other two thirds and if he shall not have maryed my other two sons at his death to get all his shear and at the death of my wife I allow the shear of my real estate kept for their youse to be divided into three disposed of in some manner as his other shear and I leave out of each of the other third shears two hundred dollars to my two grand children my son John's son John and my son William's son John to be put to interest until the[y] arrive at the age of twenty one years then to paid to them and the remainder of the two thirds to be equeally divided between my sons John and William and lastly I apoint my wife Mary my executrix and my son John my executor giving unto them full power to do and perform every part of this my last will as herebefore directed
In testimony whereof I herunto set my hand and seal this 24th November 1818.
Signed seald delivered and published in the presence of John Bolmear, Samuel Watson, John Patton s/ John Spencer
Proved 23 May 1820
Letters granted to Mary Spencer and John Spencer undated.
Mary Elizabeth Holihan b: Abt 1755 in Pennsylvania
- Change Date:
2 Dec 2010
- Mary Spencer b: Abt 1775 in , Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- William Spencer b: 1780
- John Spencer b: 1780
- Catherine Spencer b: 2 Aug 1785
- Abigail Spencer
- Martha Spencer b: 1781 in Hunt Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Robert Spencer
- Abbrev: Tombstone
Page: estimated from age at death on stone
- Abbrev: Tombstone
- Abbrev: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots
Title: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots
Page: Vol. 4
- Abbrev: 1790 United States Federal Census
Title: 1790 United States Federal Census
Page: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll: M637_8; Page: 131; Image: 327; Family History Library Film: 0568148.
- Abbrev: 1800 United States Federal Census
Title: 1800 United States Federal Census
Page: Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll: 40; Page: 161; Image: 168; Family History Library Film: 363343.
- Abbrev: 1810 United States Federal Census
Title: 1810 United States Federal Census
Page: Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll 51; Page: 136; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00052.
- Abbrev: History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania
Title: History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania
Author: J. Simpson Africa
Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 280-288
- Abbrev: History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Title: History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Abbrev: A History of the Juniata Valley and its People: Volume 3
Title: A History of the Juniata Valley and its People: Volume 3
Author: John Woolf Jordon
Page: page 16