Does anyone have any info on JOSEPH SPENCER (down from Michael of the 4 SPENCER BROTHERS from Stotfold, England to Mass.c.1630? CAPTAIN Joseph ("Head of Cove")SPENCER went from his family's seat in E.Greenwich, RI to HAWAII in the early 1800s (c.1830-ish) with his sons, to carry-on their Whaling and Seafaring businesses there, in the islands.
The DESCENT goes like this---Michael-1; John-2,3,4,5; Thomas-6; then Capt.Joseph Spencer-7th generation down from Michael(the emigrant to America from Stofold,Beds.,England, c.1630).
Capt.Joseph Spencer was b.in Warwick,RI Dec.23,1792.He d.there 5 April, 1880.
Capt.Joseph Spencer m. (c.1813) a Lucy Ann Nichols (b. 11 Jun, 1797/d.Warwick,RI-Apr.20,1871). Lucy was daughter of James & Elizabeth(Spencer)Nichols. Lucy's mom Elizabeth was daughter of Ebenezer Spencer.
It's known that Joseph had sons....Giles (1814-56, lost at sea); Thomas Spencer(1815-84,d.in Hawaii); Rhodes Greene Spencer (1819-d.c.1900??); Charles Nichols Spencer & Joseph Reynolds Spencer (b.1830).
Rhodes Greene Spencer (Capt.Joseph's son) had a son, Lincoln Dyer Spencer--who in 1893 was still living IN Hawaii.
Does Lincoln have descendants still IN Hawaii??
I am also of Michael (the emigrant)'s line (ie-Michael-1; John-2; Peleg Spencer,SR-3; Peleg,jr.-4; Charles W.Spencer,SR-5; C.W.S.,jr.-6; Wright C. Spencer-7; Neal W.Spencer-8; Edwin Neal Spencer-9; then, (me!)Diane M.Spencer-10th generation down from Michael Spencer the emigrant from England(of the 4bros.Spencer!).
SEEK FURTHER INFO ON THE SEAFARING LIVES OF JOSEPH SPENCER and his SONS while they were STILL IN RHODE ISLAND. Any biz documents, any family stories, photos, whatever!! I have much to share/exchange w/anyone of MY family who has anything about the above people to tell me! Thanks so much-
Diane M. Spencer
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