Samuel Spear1

b. 15 October 1652, d. 5 June 1654
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*15 October 1652Samuel Spear was born on 15 October 1652 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*5 June 1654 and died on 5 June 1654 in Braintree at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Samuel Spear1

b. 16 January 1658/59
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*16 January 1658/59Samuel Spear was born on 16 January 1658/59 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Sarah Spear1

b. 11 May 1647
Father*George Spear1 b. c 1613, d. Sep 1688
Mother*Mary Heath1 b. 2 Sep 1627, d. 7 Dec 1674
Birth*11 May 1647Sarah Spear was born on 11 May 1647 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, The Ancestry of Annis Spear, pages 343-367. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Catherine Spence1

b. 2 August 1849, d. 25 July 1920
Father*James H. Spence1 b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Mother*Rocceana Kensler1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Birth*2 August 1849Catherine Spence was born on 2 August 1849 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Catherine was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison County, Illinois. She was 1 year old.3
(Daughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Catherine was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. She was 11 years old and had attended school within the year.4
(Daughter) Census US 187021 July 1870Catherine was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. She was 20 years old.5
Marriage*2 February 1871She married Philip Braden, son of Isaac Braden and Sarah Hawks, on 2 February 1871 in Madison County. Catherine's half-brother, James Heaton, had married Philip's sister, Lucinda Braden, in 1863.6
Census US 1880*10 June 1880Catherine and Philip Braden appeared on the 1880 census taken on 09 and 10 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. Philip was 40 years of age and a farmer, and Catherine was 30 and keeping house. The couple lived with their four children in 1880. Jennie was 7, Charles 6, Isaac 4, and Katie 2. The three older children had all attended school within the census year.7
Census US 1900*13 June 1900Catherine and Philip Braden were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 13 June 1900 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. Philip was 60 years of age and a farmer, and Catherine, spelled "Katherine", was 50. The couple had been married for 29 years and Catherine had given birth to 8 children, all of whom were living. Five of their children, all unmarried, resided in their parents' household in 1900. Katherine was 21, Martha was 18, Chester 16, Emma 12 and Joseph 10. The three younger children had all attended school for 9 months within the census year. John Morgan, a 45-year-old farm laborer, also resided in the Spence household in 1900 as a boarder.8
(Daughter) Will15 June 1912Catherine's father prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.9
Death*25 July 1920She died on 25 July 1920 in Nameoki, Madison County, at age 702
Burial* and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Granite City, Madison County.2

Family

Philip Braden b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 3 Feb 1922
Children1.Jennie M. Braden7 b. 1873
2.Charles N. Braden7 b. 1874
3.Isaac F. Braden7 b. 1876
4.Katherine Braden7 b. Jan 1879
5.Martha Braden8 b. Mar 1882
6.Chester Braden8 b. Sep 1883
7.Emma Braden8 b. Jun 1887
8.Joseph Braden8 b. Jan 1890

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine Braden, Memorial ID# 36459009. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and "Roxeeanna" Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Phillip Braden and Catharine Spence, Madison County, 2 February 1871, citing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Philip and Catharine Braden, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Philip and Katherine Braden, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0060; FHL microfilm: 1240326. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  9. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Edgar Wilson Spence1,2

b. 1 February 1885, d. 28 October 1945
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*1 February 1885Edgar Wilson Spence was probably born on 1 February 1885 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri.2,3,4
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900Edgar appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 14 years old and had attended school for 4 months during the census year.1
Marriage*He married Marian Urquhart.5,6
(Grandson 4) Will15 June 1912Edgar's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.7
Draft Registration12 September 1918Edgar Wilson Spence completed his World War I Draft Registration Card on 12 September 1918 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. His home address was reported as RFD37, Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri, and his nearest relative was his wife, Marian Spence.8
Description*In 1918, Edgar was described as tall and stout with blue eyes and brown hair.8
Draft Registration*1942Edgar Wilson Spence completed his World War II Draft Registration Card in 1942. His home address was reported as Frederick Avenue and West Ripon Road, Ripon, San Joaquin County, California, and the person who would always know his address was identified as Robert Spence who also lived in Ripon.2
Death*28 October 1945He died on 28 October 1945 in San Joaquin County, California, at age 606
Burial* and was buried in Block 31, Lot 572 of Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.6

Family

Marian Urquhart b. 10 Mar 1885, d. 23 Jan 1956

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, age 57, date of birth 1 February 1885 in Centreview, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, Memorial# 106405659, recording his date of birth as 2 February 1885. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, recording his date of birth as February 1886.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marian (Urquhart) Spence, Memorial# 106405660.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, Memorial# 106405659.
  7. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  8. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Edgar Wilson Spence, age 33, date of birth 1 February 1855, residence Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

Gentry Spence1

b. December 1887
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*December 1887Gentry Spence was born in December 1887 in Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900Gentry was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 12 years old and had attended school for 6 months during the census year.2
(Son) Census US 191026 April 1910Gentry appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 23 years old and had no occupation recorded. He could read and write and had not attended school since 1 September 1909.1
(Grandson 5) Will15 June 1912Gentry's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.3

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Irene Spence1

b. September 1892
Father*John W. Spence2 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews2 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*September 1892Irene Spence was born in September 1892 in Missouri.2
Name VariationShe was called Rena.2
(Daughter) Census US 190011 June 1900Rena appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 8 years old.2
(Daughter) Census US 191026 April 1910Irene appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of her widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 17 years old, could read and write and had attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.1
Marriage*22 June 1910She married J. R. Shadwick on 22 June 1910 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri.3
(Granddaughter 4) Will15 June 1912Irene's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.4

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, J.R. Shadwick and Irene Spence in Centerview, Johnson County on 22 June 1910. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

James Andrew Spence1

b. 4 September 1883, d. 11 June 1972
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*4 September 1883James Andrew Spence was born on 4 September 1883 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri.1,2
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900James appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 17 years old and had attended school for 2 months during the census year.3
(Grandson 3) Will15 June 1912James's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.4
Death*11 June 1972He died on 11 June 1972 at age 885
Burial* and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.5

Citations

  1. [S1767] Missouri, U.S., Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, James Andrew Spence, son of John Wesley Spence and Laura Ann Spence, born on 4 September 1883 in Centre View, Johnson County. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Birth Registers, 1847-1910.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, recording his date of birth as September 1872. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868.
  4. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James A. Spence, Memorial# 102264178. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

James H. Spence1,2,3

b. 26 July 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Birth*26 July 1825He was born as James Hamilton Spence on 26 July 1825 in Ohio.4,5
Marriage*3 February 1848He married, as her second husband, Rocceana (Kensler) Heaton, daughter of Jacob Kensler and Mary Kinser, on 3 February 1848 in Madison County, Illinois. She was about 12 years older than her husband.1,6,3
Census US 1850*22 October 1850Rocceana and James H. Spence were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison County, Illinois. James was 26 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, and "Roxceanna" was 38. Five of the Heaton children from their mother's first marriage resided in the household of their stepfather in 1850. Valentine was 18, Emaline 15, Jacob 13, James 10, and Matilda 9. Catherine Spence, daughter of James and Rocceana, was age 1. All of the children except Catherine had attended school within the year. In 1850, Rocceana's eldest daughter, Henrietta Heaton, age 16, was enumerated as a student in a seminary school for girls in Madison County, Illinois.7
Census US 1860*28 July 1860Rocceana and James H. Spence were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. Their surname was transcribed as "Spiece". James was 35 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,800 and a personal estate valued at $1,000. "Roxiana" was keeping house and her age was recorded as 28, 10 years less than had been recorded 10 years earlier. She was likely about 48 in 1860. Three of Rocceana's children from her marriage with John Heaton resided with her in the Spence household. Emeline was 21 and keeping house with her mother, James was 20 and a laborer, and Matilda was 18 and also keeping house. Two children of James and Rocceana Spence also resided with their parents. Catherine was 11 and John was 9. All five of the children had attended school within the year. Adam Gates, age 60 and born in France, also resided with the family in 1860 and worked as a farmhand. Lucinda Braden, whom James Heaton would marry in 1863, was enumerated in her father's household on the same census page.8
Census US 1870*21 July 1870Rocceana and James H. Spence were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. James was 45 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $10,000 and a personal estate of $800. His birth place was recorded as Missouri. Rocceana was 58 and keeping house. Two of their children resided with the couple in 1870. Catherine was 20 and John was 18 and had attended school within the year. A 22-year-old male laborer also resided in the Spence household in 1870.9
Census US 1880*12 June 1880Rocceana and James Hamilton Spence appeared on the 1880 census taken on 11 and 12 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. James was enumerated as "Hamilton J. Spence", 54 years of age and a farmer, and Roxana was 68 years of age and keeping house. Residing with the couple in 1880 were three children. The two youngest children were identified as the couple's grandsons. Henry Deer was 8 years old and his brother Osie Deer was 6. Their mother had been born in Illinois and we believe was Roxana's daughter, Matilda Heaton. The boys' father had been born in Germany. The third and oldest child residing in the Spence household in 1880 was a 14-year-old girl named Augusta Taulmann, who was identified as "adopted". She had been born in Illinois and there was no record of where either of her parents had been born or who they were. All three of the children had attended school within the census year. Two men described as laborers also resided with the Spence family in 1880. John Koerner was 60 years of age, born in Kentucky and his relationship to the family was recorded as "servant", and Colin H. McLean was 21, born in Illinois and had no relationship to the family other than as a laborer.10
(Husband) Death21 February 1886James became a widower when Rocceana (Kensler) Heaton Spence died on 21 February 1886 at age 74.11
Marriage*1889He married second Martha J. ______ in 1889.12,13
Census US 1900*16 June 1900Martha J. and James H. Spence appeared on the 1900 census taken on 16 June 1900 at 222 South Street, Warrensburg, Johnson County. James was 74 years of age and a retired farmer. He owned his house free of mortgage. Martha was 38 years of age, had given birth to no children, and they had been married 11 years.13
Will*15 June 1912James H. Spence of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, prepared his will on 15 June 1912. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.12
Death*7 May 1913He died on 7 May 1913 at age 875
Burial* and was buried in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.5
Probate24 May 1913His will was presented to the Probate Court of Johnson County and approved for probate on 24 May 1913.12

Family 1

Rocceana Kensler b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Children1.Catherine Spence+4 b. 2 Aug 1849, d. 25 Jul 1920
2.John W. Spence+4 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
3.Joseph Spence14 b. Jun 1855, d. 10 Jul 1859
4.Augusta A. Taulmann10 b. 1866, d. 22 Feb 1896

Family 2

Martha J. ______ b. Nov 1861

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 31, page 1352. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and Roxeeana Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Hamilton Spence, Memorial# 134389443. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, James H. Spence and Roxana Heaton. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and "Roxeeanna" Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317.
  8. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hamilton J. and Roxana Spence, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395D; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rockseanna (Kensler) Spence, Memorial# 134389633.
  12. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  13. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and Martha J. Spence, Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 17; Enumeration District: 0118; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Spence, Memorial ID# 36438159.

Jesse Jewell Spence1,2

b. 16 December 1894, d. 30 August 1963
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*16 December 1894Jesse Jewell Spence was born on 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri.1,2,3
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900Jesse was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 5 years old.1
(Son) Census US 191026 April 1910Jesse Jewell appeared as "Jewell" on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 15 years old, could read and write and had attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.4
(Grandson 6) Will15 June 1912Jewell's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.5
Marriage*He married Cordelia Pearl Graham, daughter of James W. Graham and Valerie Showers.6,2,7,3
Draft Registration5 June 1917Jesse Jewell Spence completed his World War I Draft Registration Card on 5 June 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married and reported his home address as 1415 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri.6
Description*He was described as being medium tall and of medium build, with red hair and blue eyes.6
Census US 1920*2 January 1920Pearl and Jesse J. Spence appeared on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Jesse was 25 years of age and worked as a bookkeeper in a mercantile store, and Pearl was 33. They rented their apartment. Jesse's mother and two of his sisters, the oldest and the youngest, resided with the couple in 1920, as did Pearl's brother and two lodgers. His mother, Laura Spence, was 64 years of age and widowed, his sister Roxie was 44 years of age, recorded as single, and worked as a sewing machine operator, and his sister Kathryn was 19 years old, single, and worked as a sales lady in a dry goods store. Pearl's brother, Walter Graham, was 23 years old, single, and was recorded as a lodger. He worked as a horse man in a horse barn. The two other gentlemen residing in the Spence household were lodgers. Ray E. Samuels was 24 years of age, single, and worked as a laborer in a stock yard, and Roy B. Smith was 56 years of age, divorced, and worked as a house painter.8
Draft Registration*1942Jesse Jewell Spence completed his World War II Draft Registration Card in 1942. His home address was reported as 416 1/2 Montgall, Kansas City, Missouri, and the person who would always know his address was his wife, Mrs. Pearl Spence.9
Death*30 August 1963He died on 30 August 1963 at age 683
Burial* and was buried in Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri.3

Family

Cordelia Pearl Graham b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 13 Feb 1965

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse Jewell Spence, age 47, born 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Spec J Jewell Spence, Memorial# 93918274. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  6. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse J. Spence, age 22, born 16 December 1894 in Centerview, Missouri, married and working as a bookkeeper for a jewelry company. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, C Pearl Spence, Memorial# 93918344.
  8. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  9. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse Jewell Spence, born 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri.

John W. Spence1,2

b. 11 August 1851, d. 10 September 1908
Father*James H. Spence1 b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Mother*Rocceana Kensler1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Birth*11 August 1851John W. Spence was born on 11 August 1851 in Madison County, Illinois.1,3,4
(Son) Census US 186028 July 1860John was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.5
(Son) Census US 187021 July 1870John was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. He was 18 years old and had attended school within the year.6
Marriage*6 February 1873He married Laura Ann Matthews on 6 February 1873 in Madison County, Illinois.2,7
Census US 1880*10 June 1880Laura and John W. Spence appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. The family's surname was transcribed by Ancestry as "Strena". John W. Sr. was 28 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was 22 and keeping house. The couple's three children resided with their parents in 1880. John W. Jr. was 5, Roxanna A. 4, and William J., transcribed as "Urikaius J.", was 1 year old. Also residing in the Spence household in 1880 was the couple's niece, Truly Wheatley, who was 12 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
Census US 1900*11 June 1900Laura and John W. Spence were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. John was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was 22. They had been married for 26 years and Laura had given birth to 12 children, 11 of whom were still living, and their farm and home was owned with a mortgage. Nine of their children resided in their parents' household in 1900. Roxie was 23 years old, James was 17, Edgar 14, Gentry 12, Laura 11, Lucy 9, Rena 8, Jesse 5 and Robert 2. Only James, Edgar, Gentry and Laura had attended school within the census year.9
Death*10 September 1908He died on 10 September 1908 at age 573
Burial* and was buried in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.3
(Son) Will15 June 1912John's father prepared his will on 15 June 1912, four years after his son's death, in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.10

Family

Laura Ann Matthews b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Children1.John W. Spence8 b. 1875
2.Roxanna Abigail Spence11 b. 23 Dec 1875, d. 3 Jan 1954
3.William Joseph Spence12 b. 1879, d. 1918
4.James Andrew Spence13 b. 4 Sep 1883, d. 11 Jun 1972
5.Edgar Wilson Spence9 b. 1 Feb 1885, d. 28 Oct 1945
6.Gentry Spence14 b. Dec 1887
7.Laura E. Spence9 b. Nov 1888
8.Lucy Spence9 b. Aug 1890
9.Irene Spence9 b. Sep 1892
10.Jesse Jewell Spence9 b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 30 Aug 1963
11.Robert Spence9 b. Jan 1897
12.Katie Spence14 b. 1901

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John W. Spence and Laura Matthews. Madison County, 6 February 1873, referencing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Wesley Spence, Memorial# 134388939. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, reporting the date of his birth as July 1851. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  7. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, reporting the year of their marriage as 1874.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  9. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868.
  10. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Roxanna Abigail "Roxie" (Spence) Graham, Memorial# 134388738.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Spence, Memorial# 133329270.
  13. [S1767] Missouri, U.S., Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, James Andrew Spence, son of John Wesley Spence and Laura Ann Spence, born on 4 September 1883 in Centre View, Johnson County. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Birth Registers, 1847-1910.
  14. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

John W. Spence1

b. 1875
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*1875John W. Spence was born about 1875 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 188010 June 1880John W. appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. He was 5 years old.1
(Son) Census US 191026 April 1910John appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 34 years old and worked as a farm laborer on the family farm.2
(Grandson 1) Will15 June 1912John's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.3

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Joseph Spence1

b. June 1855, d. 10 July 1859
Father*James H. Spence1 b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Mother*Rocceana Kensler1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Birth*June 1855Joseph Spence was born in May or June 1855 in Madison County, Illinois,1
Death*10 July 1859 and died on 10 July 1859 in Madison County at the age of 4 years and 1 month.1
Burial*He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Granite City, Madison County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Spence, Memorial ID# 36438159. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Katie Spence1

b. 1901
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*1901Katie Spence was born about 1901 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 191026 April 1910Katie appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of her widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 9 years old, could read and write and had attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.1
(Granddaughter 5) Will15 June 1912Katie's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.2
(Youngest Sister) Census US 19202 January 1920Kathryn was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of her brother, Jesse, and his wife Pearl, at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Katie was 19 years old, single, and worked as a sales lady in a dry goods store.3

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  3. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.

Laura E. Spence1,2

b. November 1888
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*November 1888Laura E. Spence was born in November 1888 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 190011 June 1900Laura appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 9 years old and had attended school for 8 months during the census year.1
Marriage*21 February 1909She married Loyd L. Shadwick on 21 February 1909 in New Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri.2
(Granddaughter 2) Will15 June 1912Laura's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.3

Family

Loyd L. Shadwick b. 1887

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, Loyd L. Shadwick, age 21, and Laura E. Spence, age 20, in New Centerview, Johnson County on 21 February 1909. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  3. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Lucy Spence1

b. August 1890
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*August 1890Lucy Spence was born in August 1890 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 190011 June 1900Lucy appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 9 years old.1
Marriage*1 August 1909She married Leonard Perry on 1 August 1909 in Knob Noster, Johnson County, Missouri.2,3
(Granddaughter 3) Will15 June 1912Lucy's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.4

Family

Leonard Perry b. 1889

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Leonard and Lucinda E. Perry, Holden Ward 3, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0113; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, "Lenard" Perry and Lucy E. Spence at Knob Noster, Johnson County on 1 August 1909. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Robert Spence1

b. January 1897
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*January 1897Robert Spence was born in January 1897 in Missouri.1
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900Robert was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 2 years old.1
(Son) Census US 191026 April 1910Robert appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 12 years old, could read and write and had attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.2
(Grandson 7) Will15 June 1912Robert's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.3

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Roxanna Abigail Spence1

b. 23 December 1875, d. 3 January 1954
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*23 December 1875Roxanna Abigail Spence was born on 23 December 1875 in Illinois.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Roxie.3,4,1
(Daughter) Census US 188010 June 1880Roxanna appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. She was 4 years old.5
(Daughter) Census US 190011 June 1900Roxie appeared on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 23 years old.6
(Daughter) Census US 191026 April 1910Roxie appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of her widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was 33 years old and her occupation was recorded as "none."7
(Granddaughter 1) Will15 June 1912Roxanna's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.8
(Eldest Sister) Census US 19202 January 1920Roxie was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of her brother, Jesse, and his wife Pearl, at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Roxie was 44 years of age, recorded as single, and worked as a sewing machine operator.9
Marriage*26 January 1921She married Joseph Anderson Graham on 26 January 1921 in Jackson County.10
(Wife) Death20 December 1925Roxie became a widow when Joseph Anderson Graham died of an aortic insufficiency on 20 December 1925 at age 61.11
Death*3 January 1954She died on 3 January 1954 in Jackson County at age 781,4
Burial* and was buried in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Jackson County, Missouri.1

Family

Joseph Anderson Graham b. 1 Apr 1864, d. 20 Dec 1925

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Roxanna Abigail "Roxie" (Spence) Graham, Memorial# 134388738. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, recording her date of birth as December 1876. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1765] Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1826-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, J A Grayham and Roxie Spence, married and registered on 26 January 1921, referencing License Number: 1921I0013642. Hereinafter cited as Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1826-2014.
  4. [S1766] Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962, online at www.ancestry.com, Roxie A. Graham, January 1954, Jackson County, linking to digitized copy of her death certificate. Hereinafter cited as Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  6. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868.
  7. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  8. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  9. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  10. [S1765] Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1826-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, J. A. Grayham and Roxie Spence, married and registered on 26 January 1921, referencing License Number: 1921I0013642.
  11. [S1766] Web: Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1962, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph Anderson Graham, 20 December 1925, Jackson County, linking to digitized copy of his death certificate.

William Joseph Spence1

b. 1879, d. 1918
Father*John W. Spence1 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Mother*Laura Ann Matthews1 b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 26 Apr 1932
Birth*1879William Joseph Spence was born about 1879 in Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census US 188010 June 1880William, transcribed by Ancestry as "Urlkaius", appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. He was 1 year old.2
(Son) Census US 191026 April 1910William appeared on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. He was 30 years old and was a farm laborer working outside of his family's farm.3
(Grandson 2) Will15 June 1912William's paternal grandfather, James H. Spence, prepared his will on 15 June 1912 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day4
Death*1918 and died in 1918 at age 39.5
Burial*9 December 1918He was buried on 9 December 1918 in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.5

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Spence, Memorial# 133329270. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Spence, Memorial# 133329270, citing cemetery records.

Alice Spencer1

d. 1712
Marriage*She married Henry Moore.1
(Wife) Death11 January 1675Alice became a widow when His Lordship, Henry Moore 1st Earl of Drogheda died on 11 January 1675.1
Death*1712She died about 1712.1

Family

Henry Moore d. 11 Jan 1675
Children1.Charles Moore1 d. 18 Jun 1679
2.Henry Moore+1 d. 7 Jun 1714

Citations

  1. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council & Order of Precedence (99th Edition), downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949), Drogheda, pages 625-626. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition).

Augusta Sophia Spicer1

b. 11 April 1840
Father*Reuben Hull Spicer2 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901
Mother*Sophia Whitehead2 b. 17 Mar 1815
Birth*11 April 1840Augusta Sophia Spicer was born on 11 April 1840 in Illinois.2,1
(Daughter) Census US 18509 October 1850Augusta was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois.3
(Daughter) Census US 186025 June 1860Augusta was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 25 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Township 14 N 1 W (Oxford Post Office), Mercer County, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rueben H. Spicer, Township 14 N 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M 653_211; Page: 708; Image: 157. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Reuben H. Spicer, Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M432_120; Page:386; Image: 606. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Charles Fremont Spicer1,2

b. 15 February 1846
Father*Reuben Hull Spicer1 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901
Mother*Sophia Whitehead1 b. 17 Mar 1815
Birth*15 February 1846Charles Fremont Spicer was born on 15 February 1846 in Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census US 18509 October 1850Charles was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois.3
(Son) Census US 186025 June 1860Charles was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 25 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 14 N 1 W (Oxford Post Office), Mercer County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rueben H. Spicer, Township 14 N 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M 653_211; Page: 708; Image: 157. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Reuben H. Spicer, Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M432_120; Page:386; Image: 606. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Clarence Herbert Webb Spicer1

b. 25 May 1873
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Alexander Russell Webb1 b. 10 Jan 1846
Mother*Laura Cordelia Conger1 b. 21 Aug 1852
Birth*25 May 1873He was born as Clarence Herbert Webb on 25 May 1873.1
Name-ChangeAfter his mother's second marriage, Clarence took his stepfather's name and became known as Clarence Herbert Webb SPICER.1
Marriage*8 January 1893He married Etta Griffin on 8 January 1893.1

Family

Etta Griffin b. 17 Oct 1873
Children1.Everett Spicer1 b. 4 Mar 1894, d. 19 Jan 1895
2.Senia Ray Spicer1 b. 4 Apr 1897
3.Laurie Russell Spicer1 b. 10 Sep 1900

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Edgar Lewis Spicer1

b. 10 December 1841
Father*Reuben Hull Spicer2 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901
Mother*Sophia Whitehead2 b. 17 Mar 1815
Birth*10 December 1841Edgar Lewis Spicer was born on 10 December 1841 in Illinois.2,1
Name VariationAt home he was called Lewis.2
(Son) Census US 18509 October 1850Talbot Spicer, Charles Spicer and Edgar Lewis Spicer was not included on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of his parents, Reuben H. Spicer and Sophia Spicer, in Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois. The census taker's accuracy leaves much to be desired, and the record's transcription is also questionable. The record indicates that the Spicer's real estate holdings were valued at $5,000 and they had five children in their household. "Alivica" was enumerated as age 9 although Sarah Amelia was actually 12 and two years older than her sister, Augusta spelled "Autusta", who was recorded as 10. The 9-year-old Edgar Lewis was not enumerated with the family. Talbot, transcribed as "Salbot" was 7 and the two youngest children, Charles F. and Lucy were 5 and 2 respectively.3
(Son) Census US 186025 June 1860Lewis was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 25 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 14 N 1 W (Oxford Post Office), Mercer County, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rueben H. Spicer, Township 14 N 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M 653_211; Page: 708; Image: 157. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Reuben H. Spicer, Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M432_120; Page:386; Image: 606. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Everett Spicer1

b. 4 March 1894, d. 19 January 1895
Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Bolton
7th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence Herbert Webb Spicer1 b. 25 May 1873
Mother*Etta Griffin1 b. 17 Oct 1873
Birth*4 March 1894Everett Spicer was born on 4 March 1894.1
Death*19 January 1895He died on 19 January 1895.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Frank Spicer1

b. 18 May 1854
Father*Reuben Hull Spicer1 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901
Mother*Sophia Whitehead1 b. 17 Mar 1815
Birth*18 May 1854Frank Spicer was born on 18 May 1854 in Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census US 186025 June 1860Frank was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 25 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 14 N 1 W (Oxford Post Office), Mercer County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rueben H. Spicer, Township 14 N 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M 653_211; Page: 708; Image: 157. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.

Infant Spicer1

b. 15 May 1853
Father*Reuben Hull Spicer2 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901
Mother*Sophia Whitehead2 b. 17 Mar 1815
Birth*15 May 1853Infant Spicer was born on 15 May 1853 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rueben H. Spicer, Township 14 N 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M 653_211; Page: 708; Image: 157. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

John Spicer1

b. 14 August 1789, d. December 1868
Birth*14 August 1789John Spicer was born on 14 August 1789 in Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*He married Jerushia Carter.1
Death*December 1868He died in December 1868 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, at age 79.1

Family

Jerushia Carter
Child1.Reuben Hull Spicer+1 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901

Citations

  1. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.

Laurie Russell Spicer1

b. 10 September 1900
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
7th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence Herbert Webb Spicer1 b. 25 May 1873
Mother*Etta Griffin1 b. 17 Oct 1873
Birth*10 September 1900Laurie Russell Spicer was born on 10 September 1900.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Lucy Adda Spicer1,2

b. 20 June 1848
Father*Reuben Hull Spicer1 b. 24 Jun 1810, d. 18 Feb 1901
Mother*Sophia Whitehead1 b. 17 Mar 1815
Birth*20 June 1848Lucy Adda Spicer was born on 20 June 1848 in Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 18509 October 1850Lucy was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois.3
(Daughter) Census US 186025 June 1860Lucy was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 25 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Township 14 N 1 W (Oxford Post Office), Mercer County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rueben H. Spicer, Township 14 N 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M 653_211; Page: 708; Image: 157. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S663] Information on the Spicer family posted on RootsWeb WorldConnect by Linda Joyce Neely, online at www.rootsweb.com. Authored by Annette Patrick-Hall and published as an MHTML web file on 28 Jul 1998 at www.GenealogyForum.com. Imported on 7 Nov 1999 by Linda Joyce Neely who posted the information on her RootsWeb WorldConnect Project named "All". Viewed and downloaded on 5 Jan 2010 from information updated on 13 Aug 2009. Warning: The WorldConnect Project has been found to provide "clues" that may lead to both reliable and unreliable information. For this particular database, no original sources for the content were cited, nor were any sources given by the original compiler. Although the information was obtained from a questionable source, much of it appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Neely database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Spicer Family information posted by Linda Joyce Neely.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Reuben H. Spicer, Township 14 N R 1 W, Mercer County, Illinois; Roll: M432_120; Page:386; Image: 606. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.