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Elizabeth Spencer[1, 2]

Female 1829 - 1885  (56 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Spencer 
    Born 20 Feb 1829  York, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Oct 1885  Morea, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P-108076566  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Father Thomas Spencer,   b. 1785, , York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1871, Green, Adams, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Susanna Bigham,   b. 1792, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Greene, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet

    Family John Riley Cooper,   b. 29 Apr 1824,   d. 19 Feb 1896  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1853 
    Family ID F252  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017492684] A Short History of the Spencer Family, Dr. Francis Marion Spencer.
      Elisabeth spencer was born near Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1829. After marriage to Riley Cooper in 1853, they lived several years in Cedarville, where he followed his trade of blacksmithing. Here several of their children were born and two of them buried in the Massies Creek Cemetery, From Cedarville they moved to Morea, Ill. there they made their home. Their children however scattered with true western spirit into adjoining states, and some of them still further.They were loyal church members; he to the Covenanter Church, she to the Seceeder Church later the United Presbyterian. Joanna well remembered walking hand in hand with her father to his church while her mother went faithfully to her own. Joanna and her husband both died in the U.P. Church. As the family scattered some of them have found church homes in other communions.The Coopers believed in education. Ella , Sue, and Jennie attended a Congregational College at Neligh, Nebr. Sue took degree of B. S. Jennie to the Norma Course. Frank learned blacksmithing from his father and all the girls were teachers. After the death of her huband, Joanna and Jennie Homesteaded in N. Dakota.The Coopers did their part in the World War. Robert Riley, son of Robert F. served as second lieutenant in France from 1917 to 1919. Clarence served one year over seas. Joanna served one year in France as a Red Cross nurse

    2. [S1018088622] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=13204573&pid=-108076566