Spencer, Roswell H.
Born: 1808-04-04 Vergennes, Vermont
Died: 1876-03-14 Rock Island, Illinois
Flourished: Rock Island County, Illinois
Spencer moved to Rock Island County, Illinois, sometime before 1832, when he served alongside Abraham Lincoln in the Black Hawk War. Spencer remained in the county until at least 1836 when he married Martha Hendley. By 1840, he was living in Scott County, Iowa. In 1860, Spencer was working as a merchant, and owned $800 in real estate. By 1870, he had returned to Rock Island County.
Jesse Edwin Spencer Application for Membership to The Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, June 22, 1925, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky; Historic Rock Island County (Rock Island, IL: Kramer, 1908), 44; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Rock Island County, 6 October 1836, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Scott County, IA Territory, 490; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Scott County, IA, 7; U.S. Census Office, Ninth Census of the United States (1870), Rock County, IL, 58.