Tisdale Spencer

Male 1795 - Aft 1882  (> 88 years)


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  • Name Tisdale Spencer 
    Born 1790-1795  (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 0___ 1820  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 0___ 1830  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 0___ 1840  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 0___ 1850  Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 0___ 1860  Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Aft 1882  (Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I1893  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2016 

    Father Joseph Spencer,   b. 0___ 1741, (Rowan County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1806, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah Scott,   b. (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F6472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1791, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1865, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 0___ 1812  (Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Sarah Spencer,   b. 1810, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elmina Hennessee Spencer,   b. 22 May 1812, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1888, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Adaline Alcey "Sugar Gramma" Spencer,   b. 13 Mar 1818, (Morganton, Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1895, Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Mary E(lizabeth) Spencer,   b. 0___ 1820, (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Samuel S(cott) Spencer,   b. 0___ 1823, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     6. Tisdale Spencer,   b. 27 Jan 1827, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1902, McKinney, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Joseph Spencer,   b. 0___ 1829, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1790-1795 - (Burke County) North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1812 - (Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1820 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1830 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1840 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1850 - Gilmer County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1860 - Gilmer County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1882 - (Alabama) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From: "Nita Shepard"
      To:
      Subject: Tisdale Spencer
      Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 16:29:13 -0400


      Hi, David:

      Thought you might like this addl tidbit which came in today under "Early History of the Linville Valley, An Account of Early Settlers of the Linville Valley Section, Written Twenty Years Ago by the Late S. C. Kerley; Gives Historical Data (Transcribed by Betsy Dodd Pittman from the 29 May 1924 Issue of the Morganton Herald)":

      "John Wakefield sold his farm to James Murphy, Esq., who was one of the most prominent and also one of the wealthiest men in the county. After coming into possession of this property, he rented it to Tysdale Spencer, a son of Judge Spencer, of Rowan County, who, according to Wheeler's History of North Carolina, was killed when very old by a turkey gobbler. This family, through misfortune was reduced from wealth and affluence almost to poverty.

      Tysdale Spencer lived on the farm for some time, until he and his landlord had some dispute in their business relations which resulted in Spencer's killing Murphy. This took place in Spencer's barn, a short distance from the house, about the year 1882. Spencer was tried for murder at Morganton, was convicted, and branded in the hand. He left the country a short time after this unfortunate affair, went to Alabama and lived to a very ripe old age."

      I assume it is meant that Tisdale was killed when very old by a turkey. I wonder too, did Tisdale leave N. C. & go to Alabama first, then Ga., or is Alabama in error? We do have proof of Ga. were Tisdale gave Georgia land to daughter Mary (Mary E. Walker) Oct. 1, 1867, and to her husband, Joseph D. Walker June 17, 1867. Nita

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    • Subject: Re: Gone to TEXAS
      Author: Kseadowood
      Date: Sunday, November 24, 2002

      Hello, I am Kelley N. Spencer Great,Great,Great Grand son of Tisdale, My father was Cletis son of Samuel L. who was son of Joseph G. the son of Samuel S. the son of Tisdale b: 1792 I need info on all Spencer's. I have over 600 Spencers and am looking for anything that I can find especially the older Spencers, Please contact me. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2102] Marian Estelle Ham Miller | 24 Feb 1998 | Family Group Records & Pedigree | 147 Concordia Drive,Katy,TX 77450 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S8832] "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMD-QJF : acc.

    3. [S47204] http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8217770/person/-979657275.

    4. [S2102] Marian Estelle Ham Miller | 24 Feb 1998 | Family Group Records & Pedigree | 147 Concordia Drive,Katy,TX 77450.

    5. [S1335] From: "Nita Shepard" .

    6. [S16873] Nita Shepard, letter & notes, dated, March 30, 1993. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1336] http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.gilmer/8.127/mb.ashx.