Posted By:Laura Baumeister
Subject:Daniel D. Spencer, born abt 1809
Post Date:November 04, 2012 at 12:33:14
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Forum:Chenango County, NY Genealogy Forum
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My 3x-gr.grandfather, Daniel D. Spencer, was born around 1809 in Chenango County, according to the 1865 census and his Pennsylvania (Potter County) 1895 death record. I have been trying to track down his parents without any luck. I have not been able to figure out which town/village Daniel was born so I can narrow my search. Needless to say, there are a bunch of Spencers to weed through. Daniel married Mary Ann Parker in Eldred, McKean Co., Pennsylvania in 1837 and they had 10 children (Eli, Elizabeth, Eliza Jane, Isaac Reed, Almond, Almina, John, Mary Jane, Frank, and Orin). From 1850 to the 1880s, this family lived in Genesee, Allegany County, NY. I don't live in New York so I am unable to visit all the town clerks in Chenango county. Do town clerks have birth info from the early 1800s? - I'm thinking of sending letters if they do. The county historical society does not have information on this family and I have no clue at this point on the best way to proceed. Any suggestions or ideas would be most welcome!