Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Wright Spencer


SALLY J.
Wife of
WRIGHT SPENCER
Died Mar. 9, 1895
75 Ys 5 Ms and 24 Ds
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WRIGHT SPENCER
1811 - 1899

Wright and Sally (Joslin) Spencer are my great-great-great grandparents.  They were married in Town of Sheldon, Genesee (later Wyoming) County, New York.  Their eight children were born in New York before the family moved west to Locke Township, Ingham County, Michigan.  They both died on the family farm and are buried in Rowley Cemetery in Locke Township.

I consider them my "keystone ancestors", the ones I have always been drawn to.  It is also interesting to note that I knew the name "Wright Spencer" but until I saw the stone, I had no idea his wife was "Sally".  It was genealogical fate.

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