Posted By:Malcolm Bryan
Subject:Re: Thomas Spencer of Charlotte Co., VA
Post Date:May 26, 2000 at 16:41:16
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Forum:Spencer Family Genealogy Forum
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My Grandmother was Mary Gray Spencer (4/5/1870-6/11/1938), who married James Breckinridge (8/4/1867-12/12/1930). She was the daughter of Robert Bouldin Spencer (8/18/1818-5/30/1902). He was the son of Henry Spencer (1778-1844). Henry Spencer was the son of John Spencer (12/16/1745-1/1/1798). John married Sally Watkins.

I have been working on the ancestry of Colonel Thomas Spencer for several years. I think his father was William Nicholas Spencer (grandson of the notable Nicholas Spencer) who married Elizabeth Magruder of Prince Georges County, Maryland. The only documentation I have seen is in "The Compendium of American Genealogy" by Virkus (Vol. 4, p. 532). Virkus cannot be correct, because a generation has been omitted.

The marriage of Wm. Nicholas Spencer and Elizabeth did not last. She was provided a farm and Nicholas remarried. (Fairfax County Deed Book A, p 27). There are a number of references to the Spencers in Prince William and Fairfax deed books, etc. I am still searching, but somewhat discouraged. Help!