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George Spencer born in Missouri 1830 died 1860s. Married to Abigail Stephens in 1860. Father of Bennett Lindsey

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Re: George Spencer born in Missouri 1830 died 1860s. Married to Abigail Stephens in 1860. Father of Bennett Lindsey

Posted: 1382628521000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

George Spencer may have been buried in a mass grave with no records kept.

This is your problem -

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

1900 -
Name: Bennett I Spencer
[Bennett Spencer]
[Bernett Spencer]
Age: 38
Birth Date: Dec 1861
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 2, Hale, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Emma Spencer
Marriage Year: 1886
Years Married: 14
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: not stated

Bennett I Spencer 38, 12/61 MO
Emma Spencer 33, 3/67 MO
Ernest Spencer 11, 1/89 MO
Charlie Spencer 6, 12/93 TX

1880 -
Name: Bennet L. Spencer
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1880: Lorance, Bollinger, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Stepson
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Name: Abigail Sander
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee

Christian Sander 47 , Prussia - farmer
Abigail Sander 40, TN [1840]
John F. Sander 14, MO
Welmina L. Sander 12, MO
Laura W. Sander 10, MO
Indiana A. Sander 7, MO
Maryana Sander 3, MO
Bennet L. Spencer 18, MO - s/son

1870 -

Abagail Sanders

Age in 1870:

Birth Year:
abt 1839


Home in 1870:
Lorance, Bollinger, Missouri



Post Office:
Marble Hill

Value of real estate:
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Household Members:



Chris Sanders 37, Prussia
Abagail Sanders 31, MO
John Sanders 4, MO
Louisa Sanders 3, MO
Ira Sanders 1, MO
Charles Sanders 67, Prussia

cem. record -
Abigail Stephens Sander
Birth: Jul. 9, 1839
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1913
Plainview (Hale County)
Hale County
Texas, USA

Father: Josiah STEPHENS
Mother: Abigail Yancey MEDEARIS
Spouse: George SPENCER
Child: Bennett Lindsay SPENCER [see below]

Spouse: Christian SANDER
Child: John Frederich SANDER
Child: Wilmina Louise SANDER
Child: Ira Lafayette SANDER
Child: Laura W SANDER
Child: Indiana Alventine SANDER
Child: Anna Abigail SANDER

Family links:
Josiah Stevens (1801 - 1870)
Abigail Yancy Madearias Stevens (1806 - 1894)

Christian Sander (1833 - 1900)

Wilmina Louise Sander Rush (1867 - 1928)
John Frederich Sander (1867 - 1930)
Ira Lafayett Sander (1869 - 1871)
Laura W Sander Rylant (1870 - 1895)
Indiana Alvantine Sander Ogden (1873 - 1936)
Anna Abigail Sander Ogden (1877 - 1929)

Note: my gg grandmother

Plainview Cemetery
Plainview (Hale County)
Hale County

Bennett Lindsay Spencer, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
Name: Bennett Lindsay Spencer
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 04 May 1927
Event Place: Weslaco, Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 06 Dec 1861
Birthplace: , Missouri
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