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Subject: Spencer's of Sheldon/Varysburg
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2000
Surnames: Spencer, Calkins, Joslin, Lincoln, Long, Godfrey, Jones
Would like to connect with other researchers of these families. My gggg-grandfather was Asa SPENCER, b. abt 1783 RI, married to Sarah CALKINS, b. abt 1790 VT. They had 3 sons in VT: Waterman b. 1808, m. Russel GODFREY; Wright b. 1811, m. Sally JOSLIN; William, b. abt 1815-18 no more info. Other children b in Sheldon in 1820's: Marcia m. Benjamin JONES, Sarah m. Abram LONG, Melissa m. Amariah LINCOLN, Charles no other info, and possibly Catherine and Mary. Can anyone provide details on William, Charles, Catherine and Mary?
I believe the family moved to the Sheldon area in the early 1820's from VT and most remained there. Several are buried in Varysburg Cemetery. As I know records from the time are sketchy, I am hoping to connect with anyone else to compare notes. I would very much like to learn what happened to the other children of this family, confirm birth and marriage dates, and try to get that "fuller family tree" we all search for! I have many details, especially about Wright Spencer, that I can share.