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  • ID: I3710
  • Name: Joseph SPENCER
  • RELA: 9th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Major Gen.
  • Birth: 3 OCT 1714 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
  • Death: 13 JAN 1789 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
  • Note:
    SPENCER, Joseph, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in East Haddam, Conn., October 3, 1714; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; held several local offices; judge of probate in 1753; served in the French war in 1758; member of the Connecticut Council in 1776; brigadier general in the Continental Army; commissioned major general August 9, 1776, and resigned June 14, 1778, because Congress had ordered an investigation of his military conduct in 1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779; again a member of the Connecticut Council in 1780 and was annually reelected until his death in East Haddam, Conn., on January 13, 1789; interment in Millington Green Cemetery; reinterment in Nathan Hale Park in 1904.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Isaac SPENCER b: 8 JAN 1677/78 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    Mother: Mary SELDEN b: 5 MAR 1688/89 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Martha BRAINARD b: 1 SEP 1716 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    • Married: 2 AUG 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    Children
    1. Has No Children Martha SPENCER b: 8 MAY 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    2. Has No Children Martha SPENCER b: ABT 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    3. Has No Children Hobart SPENCER b: 1742 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    4. Has No Children Anna SPENCER b: 30 MAR 1746
    5. Has No Children Israel Brainard SPENCER b: 10 JUL 1748
    6. Has No Children Joseph SPENCER , Jr. b: 22 JUL 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    7. Has No Children Nehemiah SPENCER b: 24 DEC 1752

    Marriage 2 Hannah BROWN b: 5 JUL 1730 in Bolton, Tolland Co., CT
    • Married: 1756 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    Children
    1. Has No Children Millicent SPENCER b: 20 MAR 1757 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    2. Has No Children Isaac SPENCER b: 12 OCT 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    3. Has No Children Jared SPENCER b: 5 JUN 1762 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    4. Has No Children Mary SPENCER b: 5 JUN 1762 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    5. Has No Children Seth SPENCER b: 20 JAN 1765 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    6. Has No Children Hannah SPENCER b: 15 NOV 1767 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    7. Has Children Elizabeth SPENCER b: 18 MAR 1770 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    8. Has No Children Nehemiah SPENCER b: 24 MAY 1772 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    9. Has No Children William Henry SPENCER b: 29 NOV 1782 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
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