Posted By:Justin Maitland
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Subject:Need help finding info on Rufus Spencer, Watertown, NY
Post Date:June 07, 2005 at 06:43:14
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THE PROBABLE ANCESTRY FOR GARDNER SPENCER

According to the 1820 Census in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, Gardner Spencer lived close to Rufus Spencer and David Spencer. How is Gardner connected to the two? Rufus Spencer fought in Revolutionary War. He fought in Rev War in Col. Joab Stafford's Company. Furthermore, Rufus fought with Capt. Pearce on Col. Warren's Regiment enlistment for 10 mos. The ancestry of Rufus is listed below. Be aware that there are probably errors.

Rufus Spencer (1-15-1758 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island d. 7-14-1837 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY) m. Eleanor (d. 7-8-1828 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY) (They are buried in Brookside Cemetery)
Possible Children: Sally, William, David, Christopher, Gardner, Stephen, Anna, Huldah


1820 Census in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
Rufus Spencer 0-1-0-0-1-2-0-0-1-1-1-0-4-0-0
SIX HOUSES DOWN
David Spencer 2-0-0-0-1-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0
SIX HOUSES DOWN
Gardner Spencer 1-0-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0

1830 Census in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY
Gardner Spencer: 1 Male Under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 1 female Under 5, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40

1840 Census in Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY on Gardner Spencer: 2 males 15-20, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 50-60
NEXT DOOR
John Spencer: 2 males Under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 70-80

Gardner Spencer married Polly Hall (d. of Elisha Hall and Rosanna Canfield of Russia, Herkimer Co., NY). They moved to Brownville, NY where Polly died on January 2, 1849.

If there is a will or a war paper naming Gardner as Rufus' son, please let me know.

Justin.