Spooner Family Genealogy
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1. James Spooner - was born about 1565 in Colchester,Essex,England.
James married /Unknown/. /Unknown/ was born about 1565. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Abraham Spooner was born in 1588. (Sources: - 1)
ii.  John Spooner was born in 1594 in Buckinghamshire,England and died on 6 Jul 1628 in Leiden,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands . See #2. below.
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2. John Spooner - was born in 1594 in Buckinghamshire,England and died on 6 Jul 1628 in Leiden,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands . He was the son of James Spooner.
John married Susanna Bennett in 1610. Susanna was born about 1590. She died before 24 Dec 1616 .
  Then John married Ann Peck on 24 Dec 1616 in Leiden,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands. Ann was born about 1598 in Launde,Nottinghamshire,England. She died about 1650 in Salem,Essex,Massachusetts,USA .

Ann - SOURCE: The Pilgrim Archives, Leiden, Holand Elder William BREWSTER, aged about forty-two years, came before thealdermen at Leiden, Holland on 12 June 1609, as guardian of Ann PECK,native of Launde, when they granted to Thomas SIMKINSON, merchant of Hull(he probably was son of John and Mary (SMYTHE) SYMKINSON and half-brotherof Elder William BREWSTER), Power of Attorney to receive seven poundssterling that Ann had left with Rev. William WATKIN, pastor ofClarborough when she left England. (Sources: - 1)

John - John Spooner was born ca. 1594 in Bucking(ham), England. His father wasJames Spooner of Colchester, England.
 
In 1609, John moved to Leiden, Holland, where he took up the trade ofribbonmaker. We know that he was actively employed in various capacitiesin the textile trades, as evidenced by a record at the Pilgrim Archive inLeiden, that reads as follows:
 
20-2-1627 Statement of Facts Parties: John Spooner, ca. 40, merchant, Leyden; Statement made at the request of Thomas Barret, merchant in Norwich,about payment arrears. In 1625 John Spooner was Barret's agent and in that capacity he has sold a largeshipment of English hose to Peter Passavant, merchant in Amsterdam, foran amount of one hundred and forty-eight guilders and fourteen stivers. Witnesses: Heynderick van Noorduyn, shoemaker, Cornelis Oegstgeest,clerk.
 
John probably knew Jonathan Brewster (son of William Brewster) quitewell, as they shared the same trade and were often partners on varioustransactions.
 
On December 24, 1616, "John Spooner, widower of Suzanna Bennet,ribbonmaker, England. dwelling in the house of Douver" married "Ann Peck,spinster, England", daughter of Robert Peck and Prudence Brewster,William's sister. Witnesses were Samuel Lee and Elisabeth Spalding. Themarriage certificate is also on file with the Pilgrim Archive. Thisimportant genealogical document confirms that John was widowed fromSuzanna Bennett, and that he was residing at the Douver House, a localhouse for bachelors in Leiden (the Douver House still exists today). Annwas born ca. 1598 in Scrooby, England, and had migrated to Amsterdam andthen to Leiden with the original Pilgrim contingent lead by her uncle andJohn Robinson, their minister.
 
John died in Leiden, Holland on July 6, 1628. His death certificate is onfile in the Archive, though it is not available on their website, as ithas not yet been translated.
 
In 1637, Ann and her two sons, Thomas and William, left Leiden on a shipfor the new world. Ann first settled in Salem, where William wasapprenticed to John Holmes of New Plymouth.
 
Ann died about 1650 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Sources: - 1)
Children with Ann Peck (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Spooner was born on 1 Jan 1621/1622 in Leiden,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands and died on 8 Mar 1683/1684 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . See #3. below.
ii.  Thomas Spooner was born in 1623 in Leiden,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands and died before 29 Sep 1664 in Salem,Essex,Massachusetts,USA .
Thomas married Elizabeth Unknown. She died on 31 Oct 1676 . (Sources: - 2 (Page 428) ) (Sources: - 3)
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3. William Spooner - was born on 1 Jan 1621/1622 in Leiden,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands and died on 8 Mar 1683/1684 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . He was the son of John Spooner and Ann Peck.
William married Elizabeth Partridge about 1642 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Elizabeth was born about 1622 in England. She died on 28 Aug 1648 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 4)
  Then William married Hannah Pratt on 18 Mar 1651/1652 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Hannah was born about 1630 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. She died about 1684 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA .

Hannah - Hannah's arrival to America is not known. Her father, Joshua, is listedalone on the "Anne" in 1621. It is presumed that Hannah followed sometimelater. (Sources: - 4)

William - The first of the name on this side of the ocean, 27 March 1637, Williamwas apprenticed to John Holmes of New Plymouth in America. He wastransferred 1 July 1637 to John Coombs of Plymouth. From this it may beinferred that he was a minor. He settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts,where he was admitted freeman on 6 Jun 1654. He was appointed Surveyor ofhighways in 1654; he was a member of the Plymouth militia in 1643.William was ordered to pay the debts of his master, Mr. Coombs, and totake care of his children, August 1670 in a will dated 8 March, withinventory taken 14 March. He resided in Plymouth until about 1660, whenhe moved to Acushnet, Bristol county, Massachusetts, where he died in1684.
 
The earliest record that we have relating to William Spooner, is theassignment of articles indenturing him by John Holmes to John Coombs, asis seen in Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. XII, p. 19, as follows:
 
"Whereas, William Spooner of Colchester, in the County of Essex by thisIndenture, bearing date the twenty-seaventh day of March Anno Dmi., 1637,in the thirteenth year of his Magisty's Raigne, hath put himselfapprentice with John Holmes, of New Plymouth, in America, gent. from thefirst day of May next after the date of the said Indenture unto thendterme of six yeares thence ensuing with diuers other couenant both pts tobe pformed eich to other by the Indent it doth more plainly appear. Nowthe said John Holmes with the consent likeinge of the said WilliamSpooner hath the first day of July assigned and set ouer the said WilliamSpooner unto John Coombs of New Plymouth, aforesd gent. for all theresidue of his terme vnexpired to serue the sd John Coomes, and the sdJohn Coomes in then of his said terme shall giue the said William Spoonerone comely suit of apparell for holy days and one suit for working days,and twelve bushells of Indian Wheate, and a good seruiceable muskett,bandaliers and sord fitt for service."
 
It thus appears that William Spooner began life in America as anapprentice to a Mr. John Coombs, a well-to-do citizen of New Plymouth.His age at the time of his indenture is unknown, but it is natural tosuppose that he was then in his minority.
 
William Spooner then, "of Colchester, in the county of Essex, " (Englandor Massachusetts), arrived in the New Plymouth settlement early in theyear 1637. Whence he came, whether with Ann Spooner from Leyden,whether direct from the mother country, or whether - which we think themost probable - from the little embryo town of Colchester, MassachusettsColony, is not known. Let this much be said, however, that consideringhis youth, (he probably was not more than sixteen or seventeen years oldat the time of his indenture), and considering also the fact that a Mr.Ann Spooner (doubtless from Leyden, Holland) was in Salem in 1637, it ismore than probable that william made the journey to America with AnnSpooner and Thomas Spooner, whom we suppose to have been his mother andbrother, and that, on their arrivalin this country, the family separated,Ann and Thomas settling tin Salem, and William seeking his fortune firstin the little Colchester settlement and subsequently in New Plymouth.
 
William Spooner's life after his apprenticeship to Mr. Coombs, we have,from the records, a tolerably well connected account. From the variousorders of the Court, we conclude that he was a faithful and competentsteward, entrusted with the administration of his master's estate and thecustody of his children. These were no common marks of confidence,especially amoung the early New England settlers, with whom sturdyself-reliance was one of the first and greatest of virtues.
 
In the list of August, 1643, William Spooner is mentioned as one "of allthe males that are able to beare arms, from xvi years old to 60 yearswith in the several townships." He was proponded to take up hisfreedom, June 7, 1653," and was "sworn and admitted June 6, 1654," and atthe same time was appointed Surveyor of Highways. He also served on the"Grand Enquest" 1657 and 1666.
 
He continued to reside in Plymouth until about 1660, when he removed tothe new settlement at Acushnet in the Dartmouth purchase. Here he heldlands in his own name and an interest in the purchase, which wereconfirmed to him and to his heirs in their proprietory rights by hiswill. His lands and the grants made to his sons and grandson, weresituated near The-Head-of-the-River, somewhat to the north and east,thence to the south on the east side of the river Acushnet; a smallportion of the inheritance of his son, John, was the West or New Bedfordside of the Acushnet, and they held land on Sconticut Neck and atNasquatucket.
 
It is traditionally claimed, (and this claim seems to be well founded,)that William and his sons built the first mill within Dartmouth bounds,which was located in what is now Acushnet village.
 
William Spooner's educational advantages in the way of "book learning,"etc., were certainly very limited. His will, in common with many of theinstruments executed by the early colonists, bears the "mark" ofilliteracy.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883 (Sources: - 4)
Children with Elizabeth Partridge (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John S. Spooner was born about 1644 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died on 7 Feb 1733/1734 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .
John married /Unknown/ about 1667. /Unknown/ was born about 1646. (Sources: - 4)
  Then John married Rebecca Peckham in 1680 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Rebecca was born in 1658 in Newport,Newport,Rhode Island,USA. She died after 1699 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 4)

John - Finding, as early as Oct. 16, 1669, that John Spooner was one of a juryappointed by the Court of Assistants "to lay out an highway, vizt., acounty road from Middleboro, Bridgewater, and other places towardBoston," - establishes the fact, that at that date he was a man ofconsideration, and esteemed by the Court as of sound judgment, - suchservices were then only confided to men of known worth and intelligence,and usually of mature years.
 
He further served the Colony as Grand Juror, in 1702; and, his townsmenas Surveyor of Highways, 1686, 1699 and 1700, and was a member of theTown Council 1690. It is recorded that John Spooner was elected, May18th, 1710, to represent Dartmouth in the General Court, - but onreference to the published list of officers as compiled by Mr.Whittemore, it is not seen that he took his seat as Representative.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883 (Sources: - 4)
Children with Hannah Pratt (Quick Family Chart)
ii.  Isaac Spooner was born about 1652 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died on 27 Dec 1709 .
Isaac married Alice Simpson about 1697. Alice was born about 1654. She died about 1710 . (Sources: - 4)

Isaac - Isaac Spooner was a farmer in Dartmouth. He and his wife Alice weremembers of the Rochester Church. They lived on the east side of theAcushnet River a little below the mill. (Sources: - 4)
iii.  Sarah Spooner was born on 5 Oct 1653 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died after 1720 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .
Sarah married John Sherman on 13 Nov 1674 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. John was born Aug 1644 in Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Island,USA. He died on 16 Apr 1734 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .

John - Mr. Sherman was a farmer and blacksmith, lived on land inherited from hisfather, in what is now South Dartmouth, Massachusetts He and four othersof the name Sherman held proprietary interests in Dartmouth, under thetitle of his father. His will was executed June 19, 1720, and probatedMay21, 1734. (Sources: - 4) (Sources: - 4)
iv.  William Spooner was born about 1654 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died after 27 Oct 1735 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA .
William married Sarah Unknown in 1690. Sarah was born on 2 Aug 1656. She died before 1735 . (Sources: - 4)

William - William Spooner was a farmer, lived to the north of the village ofAcushnet. The traditional site of his residence, as pointed out a fewyears since, was marked by the ruins of the foundation of a house. Heserved in the militia with the rank of Lieutenant; was frequently chosento town offices; and, with his wife, was a member of Rochester Church. (Sources: - 4)
v.  Samuel Spooner was born on 14 Jan 1654/1655 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1739 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in 1739 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. See #4. below.
vi.  Martha Spooner was born about 1657 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died after 25 Mar 1717 .
Martha married John Wing about 1683 in Barnstable,Massachusetts,USA. John was born on 14 Nov 1656 in Sandwich,Barnstable,Massachusetts,USA. He died on 1 Aug 1717 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA .

John - John Wing took the oath of fidelity at Sandwich and was admitted atownsman in 1681. His marriage to a daughter of the house of Spooneroccurred soon after, and we imagine that he made his settlement atSippican about the year 1682.Ci:1182:?4:Ci
 
The first migration of the children of Deborah Wing from Sandwich wasprobably that of her son John when he removed to what afterward becameHarwich some twenty years after the settlement at Sandwich in 1637. Thesecond, and the first to the Westward, was that of John, son of Daniel,who became one of the very earliest settlers on the western shores ofBuzzard Bay, probably as early as 1680. This settlement was first knownas Sippican, afterward, Rochester, and from Rochester were carved thetowns of Wareham, Marion, etc. The earliest settlements were made at andaround the mouth of the Sippican River where it empties its dark watersinto Buzzard Bay, and the neck of land extending into the bay was formany years known as "Wing's Neck." It is thought by some that John'soriginal settlement was made on this peninsula, but we were unable tofind any traces or record of it. Wing's Neck extends a great distanceinto Buzzard Bay and nearly meets the "Wing's Neck" which projects outfrom the east side of the bay at the end of which is "Wing's NeckLighthouse." It is almost directly opposite the home of Ex-PresidentCleveland at Gray Gables. The principal settlement near at hand is thevillage of Marion, with a population of possibly one thousand, theprincipal occupation of which is the entertainment of summer visitors.Richard Harding Davis makes his home there. Rochester Center, where thetown hall is located, is some six miles to the northwest. It is alongand in the vicinity of this pleasant, fine Macadam road, that theprincipal points of interest to the Wing family lie. For more than 220years the Wings have figured more or less prominently in the affairs ofRochester and ancient Sippican, and here are to this day to be foundnumerous descendants of John Wing. It is one of the historicallocalities of peculiar interest to the family and is well worthy of avisit from all readers of The OWL.Ci:246:?4:Ci
 
After the close of the King Philip war in 1677, new impetus was given tothe settlement of the lands on the west shore of Buzzard's Bay. Sippicanoriginally extended from Sandwich on the northwest coast of Buzzard's Bayto Dartmouth. In 1679, Joseph and Barnabas Lothrop of Barnstable actedas agents for its settlement. Freeman in his "History of Cape Cod" saysthat between the years 1684 and 1689 rev. Samuel Arnold, John and SamuelHammond, Peter Blackman, Moses and Aaron Barlow, Samuel White, John Wing,Joseph Doty, Jacob Bumpas, Joseph Burgess, John Haskell, Abraham Holmes,Jobe Winslow and _____ Sprague became actual settlers. We have it onrecord however, that John Wing owned land at Mettapoisett which he soldto William Randall as early as April 17, 1683. In this deed (book 4,folio 47, Plymouth Records) he is styled "John Wing of Sippican,cooper... His home was at Great Hill upon the extreme point of a neck ofland extending far out into Buzzard's Bay from the west shore, known formany years as "Wing's Neck." Directly across the bay a few miles, hiscousin, Nathaniel Wing, had made a settlement about the same time as hisown. Nothing but the ever lasting sands on Cape Cod could ever haveinduced young John Wing to establish himself at Great Hill. The soil isstony, sandy, and poor. The settlement at Sippican was first made alongthe Sippican River, and it was not until 1686 that it was incorporatedunder the title of "Rochester in the County of Barnstable,: but it wassoon set off to Plymouth County and has since been divided into severaltowns...
 
The site of the home of John Wing at Great Hill is now an extensive parkenclosed in a high stone wall, handsomely laid out and with buildings,erected by a New York merchant named Searles, who planned here amagnificent estate. The place was probably selected by Mr. Wing becauseof its proximity to the water, which then must have been the principalhighway for travel. John Wing participated prominently in the earlypolitical affairs of Rochester, and was at different times, sealer ofweights and measures, overseer of highways and selectman of the town. Ina deed made in 1716-17, in which he conveyed forty acres of land toSavory Clifton, lying on the "easterly side of the Sippican River, whichadjoins the Clifton homestead," he is styled "John Wing, agent." He wasa selectman of Rochester in 1700, 1702, 1703, 1704, and a sealer in 1706,1708, 1709 and 1710."Ci:1181:?4:Ci
 
Mentions wife Martha Eldest son Stephen Wing, Samuel Wing (not yet 21),Heirs of my son, Joseph Wing Deceased, son John Wing, daughters HannahBoweman, Desire Wing, Deborah (deceased) John Wing of Rochester; willproved Sept. 18, 1717;... The inventory of his entire estate amounted toĐ1126.Ci:3268:?4:Ci (Sources: - 4 - 5) (Sources: - 4)
vii.  Hannah Spooner was born in 1663 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died BET 1651 AND 1755 .
Hannah married Unknown Spooner. Unknown was born about 1660. (Sources: - 4)
viii.  Mercy Spooner was born in 1663 and died after 1684 . (Sources: - 4)
ix.  Ebenezer Spooner was born in 1666 in Acushnet,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 5 Feb 1717/1718 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA .
Ebenezer married Mercy Branch about 1691 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Mercy was born in 1664. She died on 15 Jan 1744/1745 . (Sources: - 4)
  Then Ebenezer married Mercy Rose on 26 Mar 1708 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Mercy was born in 1669. She died on 15 Jan 1744/1745 . (Sources: - 4)

Ebenezer - Ebenezer Spooner, , the youngest son of William Spooner, the elder, wasborn on the old Spooner homestead at Acushnet. At an early age he enteredthe family of Mr. William Crow, of Plymouth, by whom, as we conclude fromthe record he was reared and adopted. In Mr. Crow's will, dated Feburay11, 1683, and proved March 6, 1683, the following provision is made:
 
" I bequeath to Ebenezer Spooner and to Ephraim Thomas all my land andmeadow lying near Monponset pond; also I bequeath to them on e hundredacres of land which was long since granted to my uncle, Atwood by Court,lying at a place called Doty's meadow, which lands and meadow shall beequally divided between them when Ebenezer shall be 21 years old. I alsobequeath to Ebenezer Spooner an heighfer commonly called his."
 
Ebenezer lived afterwards at Marshfield, where in June, 1691, he wasqualified as a freeman. Subsequent to 1694, he removed to Dartmouth; andthere, with his wife, he became a member of Rochester church. FromDartmouth he returned about 1703 to Plymouth, where he passed theremainder of his days.
 
This branch of the family continues to be largely represented inPlymouth.
 
His gravestone is standing on "Burial Hill" and is the oldest monument ofthe family in this country. The stone is a blue slate, soft and scaly,and is somewhat defaced, through the inscription remains entire and isplainly legible, as follows:
 
"Here Lyes The Body of Ebenezer Spooner who died February the 5th,1717/18 About ye 52nd Year of His Age" (Sources: - 4)
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4. Samuel Spooner - was born on 14 Jan 1654/1655 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1739 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in 1739 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. He was the son of William Spooner and Hannah Pratt.
Samuel married Experience Wing BET 1687 AND 1688 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Experience was born on 24 Aug 1668 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. She died in 1759 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 4)

Samuel - Samuel Spooner lived in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was constable in1680; and again in 1684; served on grand and petit juries and held otherpositions of trust. The office of Constable was an important one. He wascollector of taxes as well preserver of the peace. More time for ahundred years was taken up in choosing, excusing and fining this officerthan in doing all the other town meeting business.
 
The name Spooner first appears in the record of municipal procedures in1680, when Samuel Spooner was chosen Constable. After that time the nameSpooner appears on almost every record. One of the name was elected tosome office, or in some way introduced, at more than two-thirds of thetown meetings from 1680 to 1779.
 
He and his brother John, with others of the Dartmouth proprietors weredefendants in suits brought by Zachary Allin and others, Oct. 28, 1684,and by William Wood and others, March, 1686. On trial of the firstaction, the jury "found for the defendants with the costs of suit," andin the latter action the plaintiffs were non-suited.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883 (Sources: - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Wing Spooner was born on 13 Feb 1689/1690 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1750 and was buried in 1750.
William married Mercy Delano on 25 Nov 1713 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Mercy was born about 1688 in Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 4)

William - William Spooner was a farmer and lived in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.William Spooner was a man of consideration in his town; he held the thenimportant office of Constable, and was often called to other positions oftrust.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883 (Sources: - 4)
ii.  Mary Spooner was born on 4 Jan 1691/1692 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA and died BET 1686 AND 1791 .
Mary married Mark Haskell on 21 Dec 1730 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Mark was born in 1709 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 2 (Memoirs of the Leonard, Thompson and Haskell Families Author: Caroline Goodenough Mark Haskell was a farmer in Rochester, Massachusetts.) - 4) (Sources: - 4)
iii.  Samuel Spooner was born on 4 Feb 1692/1693 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1781 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in 1781. See #5. below.
iv.  Daniel Spooner was born on 28 Feb 1693/1694 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1797 in Petersham,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in 1797 in Petersham,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA.
Daniel married Elizabeth Ruggles on 10 Oct 1728 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Elizabeth was born on 21 Oct 1710 in Roxbury,Suffolk,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 17 Aug 1767 in Petersham,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA and was buried Aug 1767 in Petersham,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 4)
  Then Daniel married Bethiah Winslow on 3 Sep 1767 in Petersham,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA. Bethiah was born about 1694 in Scituate,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. She died before Oct 1780 . (Sources: - 6 - 2 (Page 299) )
  Then Daniel married Mary Whitcomb on 16 Oct 1780 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Mary was born on 9 Oct 1727. She died on 9 May 1822 . (Sources: - 6) (Sources: - 6 (Daniel Spooner went from Dartmouth to Newport, Rhode Island, where he wasadmitted a freeman o) - 4)
v.  Seth Spooner was born on 31 Jan 1694/1695 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 28 Mar 1787 in Acushnet,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and was buried Mar 1787 in Long Plain Cemetery.
Seth married Rose Clarke on 16 Jul 1719 in Sandwich,Barnstable,Massachusetts,USA. Rose was born about 1695 in Rhode Island,USA. (Sources: - 6 - 4)
  Then Seth married Abigail Hathaway on 7 Oct 1751 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Abigail was born on 4 Dec 1704 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 19 Oct 1782 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 7 - 8) (Sources: - 6 (Seth Spooner was born in Dartmouth, that part of the township, nowAcushnet, and died in the s) - 4)
vi.  Hannah Spooner was born on 27 Jan 1696/1697 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 4)
vii.  Joseph Spooner was born on 13 Nov 1698 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 4)
viii.  Anna Spooner was born on 15 Apr 1700 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA.
Anna married James Hatch on 5 Jan 1724/1725 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. James was born on 9 Nov 1698 in Scituate,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 6 - 4)
  Then Anna married Cornelius Allen on 7 Feb 1748/1749. Cornelius was born on 22 May 1694 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 6) (Sources: - 4)
ix.  Experience Spooner was born on 19 Jun 1702 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA.
Experience married Nathaniel Sheperd on 8 Dec 1724 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Nathaniel was born about 1698 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 6 - 4) (Sources: - 4)
x.  Beulah Spooner was born on 24 Jun 1705 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in Newport,Newport,Rhode Island,USA .
Beulah married John Spooner on 5 Aug 1734 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. John was born on 14 Aug 1711 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. He died on 5 Nov 1764 in Newport,Newport,Rhode Island,USA and was buried Nov 1764 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA.

John - John Spooner was a house carpenter, and went at an early date from NewBedford to Newport, Rhode Island, where he remained, and was admittedfreeman of the Colony, May 3, 1745.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883 (Sources: - 4) (Sources: - 4)
xi.  Wing Spooner was born on 30 Dec 1708 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died before 1774 in Newport,Rhode Island,USA .
Wing married Deborah Church on 9 Mar 1728/1729 in Freetown,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Deborah was born on 12 Jan 1706/1707 in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. She died in 1774 in Newport,Newport,Rhode Island,USA . (Sources: - 4) (Sources: - 6 (Wing Spooner, after attaining his majority, worked at his trade of housecarpenter some year) - 4)
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5. Samuel Spooner - was born on 4 Feb 1692/1693 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1781 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in 1781. He was the son of Samuel Spooner and Experience Wing.
Samuel married Rebecca Weston on 10 Apr 1717 in Duxbury,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Rebecca was born about 1696 in Duxbury,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 20 Jan 1728/1729 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 6 - 4)
  Then Samuel married Deborah Pope on 8 Mar 1728/1729 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Deborah was born on 25 Apr 1693. (Sources: - 6 - 4)

Samuel - Samuel Spooner inherited from his father a large tract of land to theeast of the river Acushnet in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He preservedhis possessions intact, increasing them from time to time by purchase,and transferring them finally to his son Elnathan, free from encumbrance.The house in which he lived, together with a large part of the landconnected with it, remained in the family until 1855 - altogether, aperiod of about two hundred years - when it was sold by Lemuel Spooner,to a Mr. Dillingham.
 
Samuel was a farmer. He held several minor town offices. He was aregular attendant on church worship at Acushnet.
 
He worshiped at the Congregational Church of Acushnet, which was formedearly in the last century. Ricketson says: "The meeting-house, takendown a few years since, having been long unoccupied and in a dilapidatedcondition, stood upon the hill about half a mile to the eastward of thevillage of Acushnet. The old grave-yard, however, still remains, - one ofthe most ancient and interesting burial-places in the Old Colonydomaine." In this cemetery were interred the remains of Elnathan, andof his wife and his grand-daughter, Elizabeth Spooner.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883 (Sources: - 4)
Children with Rebecca Weston (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Esther Hestor Spooner was born on 26 Jan 1717/1718 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 2 Oct 1777 in Acushnet,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .
Esther married Elnathan Hathaway on 25 Mar 1742 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Elnathan was born on 16 Feb 1719/1720 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. He died on 24 Feb 1809 in New Bedford,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 7 - 6 (Elnathan Hathaway was a farmer and lived to an old age. He acted his partwell, having throug) - 4) (Sources: - 6 - 4)
ii.  Hannah Spooner was born on 18 Aug 1719 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 6 Feb 1812 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA and was buried Feb 1812 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA.
Hannah married Benjamin Willis on 30 Mar 1743 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Benjamin was born on 13 May 1718 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. He died in 1756 in Taunton,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and was buried in 1756 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 6 (Benjamin Willis was a farmer. He removed from Darmouth to Hardwick,Massachusetts, about 1749.) ) (Sources: - 6 - 4)
iii.  Thomas Spooner was born on 3 Apr 1721 in Fairhaven,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1770 in Fairhaven,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .
Thomas married Grace Carver on 6 Dec 1760 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Grace was born about 1721 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 6 - 9 (Page 476) ) (Sources: - 6 (Thomas Spooner was a farmer, lived on land of his father, on SconticutNeck, Fairhaven, Massac) - 4)
iv.  Zepheniah Spooner was born on 15 May 1724 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. (Sources: - 6 - 4)
v.  Amaziah Spooner was born on 15 May 1724 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 8 Jul 1798 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA and was buried Jul 1798 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA.
Amaziah married Lydia Fay on 28 Feb 1749/1750 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA. Lydia was born in 1730 in Hardwick,Worcester,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 10 Aug 1817 . (Sources: - 6 - 4) (Sources: - 6 (Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner) - 4)
Children with Deborah Pope (Quick Family Chart)
vi.  Elnathan Spooner was born on 20 Nov 1730 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 29 May 1816 in Hamlin,Monroe,New York,USA . See #6. below.
vii.  Abigail Spooner was born on 11 Apr 1732 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 10 Dec 1829 .
Abigail married John Jenne on 23 Nov 1752 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. John was born on 2 Nov 1730 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. He died on 31 May 1796 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 6 (The Jenneys were a numerous and very prominent family at Darmouth, andwere amoung the larges) - 4) (Sources: - 6 - 4)
viii.  Seth Spooner was born on 31 Aug 1735 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 11 Dec 1768 in Nantucket,Nantucket,Massachusetts,USA .
Seth married Dinah Gardner on 12 Nov 1760 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Dinah was born on 28 Dec 1742 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 11 Apr 1818 . (Sources: - 6) (Sources: - 6 (Seth Spooner was a cordwainer in Nantucket, Massachusetts.) - 4)
----- Sixth Generation -----
6. Elnathan Spooner - was born on 20 Nov 1730 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 29 May 1816 in Hamlin,Monroe,New York,USA . He was the son of Samuel Spooner and Deborah Pope.
Elnathan married Elizabeth Jenne on 12 Mar 1751/1752 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. Elizabeth was born on 24 Jan 1724/1725 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 24 Aug 1810 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA . (Sources: - 6 - 4) (Sources: - 6 (During his fathers life, Elnathan Spooner received from him the oldhomestead as a "deed of gi) - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Lemuel Spooner was born on 3 Feb 1753 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died in 1831 in Cooperstown,Otsego,New York,USA .
Lemuel married Mary Johnson about 1788 in Litchfield,Litchfield,Connecticut,USA. Mary was born about 1767 in Litchfield,Litchfield,Connecticut,USA.

Lemuel - Lemuel is said to have been killed in battle when in service in theRevolutionary War.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883
ii.  Deborah Spooner was born on 17 Apr 1756 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 12 Dec 1834 .
iii.  Abigail Spooner was born on 13 May 1759 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 31 Oct 1839 .
iv.  Seth Spooner was born on 8 Mar 1763 in Dartmouth MA and died on 1 Apr 1833 in Hamlin NY and was buried in Brockport,Monroe,New York,USA . See #7. below.
v.  Thomas Spooner was born in 1764 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 2 Sep 1837 .

Thomas - Thomas Spooner was a farmer. He inherited the homestead of his parents,and lived there with his sisters and his nephew, Lemuel Spooner. The oldhomestead was willed by him to his nephew, Lemuel.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883
vi.  Lot Spooner was born in 1766 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA.

Lot - Lot Spooner was a sailor. The last known of him is that in 1800 he sailedfrom New York to the East Indies.
 
Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts & hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883
----- Seventh Generation -----
7. Seth Spooner - was born on 8 Mar 1763 in Dartmouth MA and died on 1 Apr 1833 in Hamlin NY and was buried in Brockport,Monroe,New York,USA . He was the son of Elnathan Spooner and Elizabeth Jenne.
Seth married Sybil Andrews Abt. 1794 in Oneida,New York,USA. Sybil was born on 30 Oct 1778 in Sweden. She was the daughter of Ephraim Andrus and Sybil Mathers. She died on 11 Jul 1830 in Brockport,Monroe,New York,USA and was buried in Brockport,Monroe,New York,USA . (Sources: - 10)
  Then Seth married Mary Reed on 17 Dec 1787 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. Mary was born in 1766 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA. She died on 14 Sep 1834 in Rochester,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA .

Seth -


 
From some cause, Seth and his first wife did not have a happy mariage, It is certain that his wife was an estimable woman, but want of congeniality either in temperament or dosposition, led to a permanent separation.

 
Seth was a man of a roving and unsettled disposition, and his views and opinions were as unstable as his habits. He was industrious and perservering, but easily discourage, and with him it was preferable to fly from misfortune than to combat and conquer it.
 
(Spooner Family of THOMAS)


Children of Seth Spooner and Sibyl Andrus are:
Ruth6 Spooner, born March 25, 1795.
Ephraim Andrus Spooner, born March 08, 1799 in NY; died September 14, 1867 in Oberlin, Lorain, Oh.
Rachel Spooner, born July 20, 1801 in Oneida NY; died December 01, 1895 in Adrian, Lenawee, Mi. She married Henry Dibble October 15, 1834 in Ny.
Samuel Spooner, born Infant; died Infant.
Charles Carpenter Spooner, born August 08, 1808 in Monroe CO NY; died Unknown in Adrian, Lewanee Co MI. He married Harriet Fish October 01, 1835 in Oneida, Ny; born November 14, 1812 in Monroe CO NY; died Unknown in Lewnaee Co MIchigan.
(Spooner Family of THOMAS)


Notes for Charles Carpenter Spooner:

 
Charles was born on his fathers farm in Monroe County, NY State, and lived at home until his 17th year when he started into the world to build for himself a home and a character. He worked as a farm hand for some years, then learned the trade of wagon maker, which he followed until 1844, in Monroe County NY, when he lost by fire, his whole property, the product of 20 years of toil. Soon after this loss he emigrated to Lorain County Ohio where by industry and prudence he soon was able to purchase a farm, and from this time on was a farmer.
 
In NY Mr. Spooner was a captain in the state militia, in Ohio, often held the office of school trustee and other trusts, he was influential in politics, and as an old WHIG, and as a Republican, he was frequently a delegate to state conventions
 
In 1865 Mr. Spooner moved to Adrian Michigan where in 1865 he is still living in a green old age, in the enjoyment of the gatherings of a life of industry and frugality.
 
(Spooner Family of THOMAS)

 
From some cause, Seth and his first wife did not have a happy mariage, Itis certain that his wife was an estimable woman, but want of congenialityeither in temperament or dosposition, led to a permanent separation.
 
Seth was a man of a roving and unsettled disposition, and his views andopinions were as unstable as his habits. He was industrious andperservering, but easily discouraged, and with him it was preferable tofly from misfortune than to combat and conquer it. (Sources: - 10)
Children with Sybil Andrews (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Ephraim Andrews Spooner was born on 8 Mar 1799 in Sweden,Monroe,New York,USA and died on 14 Sep 1867 in Oberlin, Lorain, Oh . See #8. below.
ii.  Ruth Spooner was born on 25 Mar 1795 in Sweden,Monroe,New York,USA and died on 17 Dec 1883 .
Ruth married Andrew Wentworth on 8 Feb 1815 in Berwick,York,Maine,USA. Andrew was born on 31 Aug 1794 in Berwick,York,Maine,USA. He died on 19 Apr 1829 .
iii.  Rachel Spooner was born on 20 Jul 1801 in Oneida,New York,USA and died on 9 Dec 1885 in Adrian,Lenawee,Michigan,USA .
Rachel married Henry Dibble on 15 Oct 1834 in New York,USA. Henry was born on 10 Apr 1789 in Vermont,USA. He died on 25 Sep 1875 in Adrian,Lenawee,Michigan,USA .
iv.  Samuel Spooner was born about 1803 in Oneida,New York,USA and died BET 1803 AND 1804 in Oneida,New York,USA .
v.  Charles Carpenter Spooner was born on 8 Aug 1808 in Oneida,New York,USA and died in Adrian,Lenawee,Michigan,USA .
Charles married Harriet Fish on 1 Oct 1835 in Oneida,New York,USA. Harriet was born on 14 Nov 1812 in Monroe,New York,USA. She died in Adrian,Lenawee,Michigan,USA .

Charles - Charles was born on his fathers farm in Monroe County, New York State,and lived at home until his 17th year when he started into the world tobuild for himself a home and a character. He worked as a farm hand forsome years, then learned the trade of wagon maker, which he followeduntil 1844, in Monroe County New York, when he lost by fire, his wholeproperty, the product of 20 years of toil. Soon after this loss heemigrated to Lorain County Ohio where by industry and prudence he soonwas able to purchase a farm, and from this time on was a farmer.
 
In New York Mr. Spooner was a captain in the state militia, in Ohio,often held the office of school trustee and other trusts, he wasinfluential in politics, and as an old WHIG, and as a Republican, he wasfrequently a delegate to state conventions
 
In 1865 Mr. Spooner moved to Adrian Michigan where in 1865 he was stillliving in a green old age, in the enjoyment of the gatherings of a lifeof industry and frugality.
vi.  Elnathan Spooner was born about 1810 in Oneida,New York,USA and died BET 1810 AND 1811 .
vii.  Calista Spooner was born on 1 Feb 1815 in Oneida,New York,USA.
viii.  Lydia Spooner was born on 4 Apr 1817 in Oneida,New York,USA.
Lydia married Sylvester Pease on 1 Sep 1838 in Brockport,Monroe,New York,USA. Sylvester was born on 18 Nov 1815 in Oneida,New York,USA.
ix.  Amos B. Spooner was born on 11 Jun 1821 in Oneida,New York,USA.
Amos married Emeline A. Hoyt on 19 Nov 1846 in Oneida,New York,USA. Emeline was born on 3 Aug 1824 in Oneida,New York,USA.
Children with Mary Reed (Quick Family Chart)
x.  Lemuel Spooner was born on 15 Sep 1788 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 5 May 1853 in Fairhaven,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .
Lemuel married Abigail Bradford on 4 Apr 1838. Abigail was born in 1781. She died on 14 Sep 1859 .

Lemuel - Lemuel learned the trades of painter and chair maker but soon afterattaining his majority, on the solicitiation of his uncle, ThomasSpooner, he gave up work at those trades and returned to the old home ofhis Grandfather, where he afterwards lived as a farmer and looking afterthe comforts of his uncle and Aunts who lived out their lives unmarried,on the old homestead. This property , Lemuel inherited on the death ofhis Uncle and retained possession of it until 1855 when he sold it to Mr.Dillingham. The sale was made with the expectation of purchasing avillage home in Fairhaven Massachusetts, and the hope of passing atranquil old age with his wife in the enjoyment of the inheritance, andwhat had been gathered by a life of frugality and industry. But a fewweeks after the sale of the farm, and before he had taken a permanentresidence, he was drowned by falling off the Fairhaven dock.
 
No known children
xi.  Reed Spooner was born on 4 May 1790 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 19 Sep 1835 .
Reed married Abigail Lewis on 28 Dec 1815 in Butler,Ohio,USA. Abigail was born on 10 Nov 1797 in Ohio,USA. She died on 10 Apr 1830 .
  Then Reed married Sarah P. Hinman on 19 Sep 1833 in Cincinnati,Hamilton,Ohio,USA. Sarah was born on 16 Apr 1795 in Cincinnati,Hamilton,Ohio,USA. She died on 22 Jan 1846 .
xii.  Elizabeth Spooner was born Mar 1792 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA and died on 31 Oct 1807 in Dartmouth,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA .
----- Eighth Generation -----
8. Ephraim Andrews Spooner - was born on 8 Mar 1799 in Sweden,Monroe,New York,USA and died on 14 Sep 1867 in Oberlin, Lorain, Oh . He was the son of Seth Spooner and Sybil Andrews.
Ephraim married Lucinda J. Smith on 18 Jul 1820 in New York,USA. Lucinda was born on 7 Apr 1803 in New York. She died on 23 Jan 1865 in Oberlin, Lorain, Oh . (Sources: - 11)
  Then Ephraim married Rose Marhofer before 1819.

Ephraim -

Children of Ephraim Spooner and Lucinda Smith are:
William Francis7 Spooner, born November 14, 1821 in Ohio.
Cornelia Spooner, born Abt. 1826 in Oberlin Ohio. She married William Johnson 1849 in Oberlin Lorain Co. Ohio.
Amos B. Spooner, born August 04, 1833; died in Northstar, Gratiot, Mi.
Elvira Spooner, born July 10, 1837 in NY; died in Michigan. She married Oraasmus S. Barns February 19, 1857 in Roxanna, , Mi; born August 07, 1830 in NY; died in Michigan Probably.
(Re: Spooner Family of THOMAS)
(Sources: - 11 - 10)
Children with Lucinda J. Smith (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Amos B Spooner was born on 4 Aug 1833 in New York and died in North Star, Gratiot, Mi . See #9. below.
----- Ninth Generation -----
9. Amos B Spooner - was born on 4 Aug 1833 in New York and died in North Star, Gratiot, Mi . He was the son of Ephraim Andrews Spooner and Lucinda J. Smith.
Amos married Eliza T. Bailey on 16 Sep 1855 in North Star, Gratiot, Mi. Eliza was born on 10 Jun 1831 in North Star, Gratiot, Mi. She died on 5 Sep 1879 in North Star, Gratiot, Mi .

Amos -

Family
JENNIE ELIZA SPOONER b: 3/1863
IDA SMITH b: 5 OCT 1856 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT
GEORGE ALSON SPOONER b: MAY 19 1858 in NORTH STAR
EFFIE LUELLA SPOONER b: 13 DEC 1859 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT MI
ELLA MARIA SPOONER b: 13 DEC 1861 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT MI
ALICE MARY SPOONER b: 21 APRIL 1866 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT MI
EMMA JOSEPHINE SPOONER b: 8 MARCH 1866 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT MI
WALTER AMOS SPOONER b: 8 JUNE 1870 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT MI
FREDRICK ADOLPHUS SPOONER b: 7 JUNE 1872 in NORTH STAR GRATIOT MI


Census: 1880 North Star, Gratiot, Michigan
name relation age born in occipation father born mother born  
Amos B. SPOONER Self 47 NY Farmer NY NY  
Ida R. SPOONER Dau 23 OH Keeping House NY NY  
Effa L. SPOONER Dau 19 IA     NY NY
Ella SPOONER Dau 18 IA NY NY    
Jennie SPOONER Dau 16 IA   NY NY  
Alice SPOONER Dau 14 IA Attending School NY NY  
Emma SPOONER Dau 12 MI Attending School NY NY  
Walter SPOONER Son 10 MI Attending School NY NY  
Frederick SPOONER Son 8 MI Attending School NY NY  

 
Next door:

Census: 1880 North Star, Gratiot, Michigan
name age relation lborn in occipation father born mother born
George Spooner 22   Farmer Ohio New York New York
Hettie M. Spooner 22 wife Keeping house Mich Ohio Ohio
Bessie L. Spooner 5/12 daughter   Mich Ohio Ohio
(Sources: - 11 - 10)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Frederick Adolphus Spooner was born on 7 Jun 1872 in North Star, Gratiot, Mi. See #10. below.
----- Tenth Generation -----
10. Frederick Adolphus Spooner - was born on 7 Jun 1872 in North Star, Gratiot, Mi. He is the son of Amos B Spooner and Eliza T. Bailey.
Frederick married Emma J.. Emma was born Oct 1875 in Michigan.

Frederick -

Census: 1900 Cato, Montcal Co., Michigan
name relation born age marital status born in father born mother born occupation
Fred Spooner head June 1872 27 md 8 yrs Michigan Ireland Ireland Farm Laborer
Emma Spooner wife Oct 1875 26 md 8 yrs   Michigan New York New York
Eliza Spooner Daughter Aug 1892 7 S Michigan Michigan Michigan  
Marvin Spooner son Sept 1893 6 S Michigan Michigan Michigan  
Claude Spooner son July 1894 5 S Michigan Michigan Michigan  

 
Was the owner of a Farm Equipment Store in Litchfield, and also Mayor of Litchfield.
 
The first school in Litchfield was in the building occupied for school purposes is the one where Fred Spooner had his harness shop.

Census: 1910 Litchfield Twp, Hillsdale, Michigan
name relation born age marital status born in father born mother born occupation
Fred G. Spooner head 37 md 19 yrs Mich Ohio Ohio Farm Implement Merchant  
Amy J. Spooner wife 33 md 19 yrs Mich New York New York none  
Eliza L. Spooner daughter 17 S Michigan Michigan Michigan    
Marvin R. Spooner son 16 S Michigan Michigan Michigan    
Claude M. Spooner son 15 S Michigan Michigan Michigan    


Census: 1920. Litchfield, Hillsdale, Michigan
name relation age born in father born mother born  
Frederick A. Spooner head 47 Michigan Ohio Iowa Proprietor - Retail Farm Implement
Emma J. Spooner wife 44 MIchican Ohio Vermont  
Claude M. Spooner son 25 Michigan Michgan Michigan Proprietor - Retail Farm Implement
(Sources: - 11)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Elizabeth L. Spooner was born Sep 1893 in Michigan.
Elizabeth married Fred Merganthaler in Litchfield, Mich..
ii.  Marvin Ray Spooner was born on 11 Sep 1893 in Lakeview, Montcalm, Michigan and died Jun 1966 in Apache Jct., AZ . See #11. below.
iii.  Claude M. Spooner was born Jul 1894 in Michigan.
----- Eleventh Generation -----
11. Marvin Ray Spooner - was born on 11 Sep 1893 in Lakeview, Montcalm, Michigan and died Jun 1966 in Apache Jct., AZ . He was the son of Frederick Adolphus Spooner.
Marvin married Wanda Scholenberger. Wanda was born in 1892/1893 in Bremen, Germany. She was the daughter of Mr. Scholenberger. She died on 3 Feb 1964 in Toledo, Oh .

Wanda -

email from Becky Spooner - April 2010
In the picture from left to right are:
Albert Werner (we called him Uncle Al - He and our father had the same mother)
Wanda (our father’s mother)
Harold (we called him Uncle Shutz - He and Albert were our father’s half brothers)
Marvin Ray Spooner (Daddy’s father and our Grandfather- I guess - not that we ever really had a relationship like that)
(Courtesy Becky spooner and Mark Werner)


email from Mark Werner April 2010

 
Thanks for the website I never knew where Grandma was born.
 
The 1930 census list Dad (Harold) and Albert as Spooners they should be Werner. I doubt that the nationalization papers were ever filled out. I believe this photo is Grandma and Marvin Spooner's wedding picture prior to you Dad being born. Both Albert (Left) and Harold (Middle) were born in Morris Manitoba Canada, as were Arthur and Alice. Not sure where Richard (my unknown uncle) was born either in Toledo or I heard Cleveland before the marriage and was given up for adoption,
 
Mr Spooner looks pretty dapper. Got the photo from Aunt Alice Olson.
(Sources: - 12)

Marvin -

1930 Census Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio
name relation age marital status born father born mother born occupation
Marvin A. Spooner head 38 m-22 Michigan Michigan Michigan Laborer - automobile co.
Wanda Spooner wife 37 m-21 Germany Germany Germany  
Albert Spooner son 17 S Ohio Michigan Germany  
Harold Spooner son 15 S Ohio Michigan Germany  
Marvin E. Spooner, Jr son 5 S Ohio Michigan Germany  

 
WW1 draft registration lists birth date as Sept 11, 1894, says he worked as a Moulder for the Ideal Furnace Company in Milan, Michigan in 1917.
 
SSN records put death date as Jun 1965
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Marvin Floyd "Mark" Spooner was born on 18 Feb 1925 in Toledo, Ohio and died on 1 Jan 1961 in Petersboro, N.H. and was buried in Mt. Auburn - Cambridge, Ma . See #12. below.
Image of Wanda Scholenberger

Wanda Scholenberger


Albert Werner, Wanda, Harold Werner, Marvin Ray Spooner
(Click here to view full size image.)
----- Twelth Generation -----
12. Marvin Floyd "Mark" Spooner - was born on 18 Feb 1925 in Toledo, Ohio and died on 1 Jan 1961 in Petersboro, N.H. and was buried in Mt. Auburn - Cambridge, Ma . He was the son of Marvin Ray Spooner and Wanda Scholenberger.
Marvin married Alice Josephine Kimball on 19 Dec 1945 in San Diego, Ca. Alice was born on 19 Jun 1922 in Lincoln, Ill.. She was the daughter of George Walter Kimball and May Valborg Christofersen. She died on 18 Mar 2008 in Tempe, AZ .

Alice - occupation: Teacher, Secy - attended Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio - B.A. in 1943 - and Hiram College during the summers of 1947, 1948 and 1949. Received a M.A. from the Boston University Graduate School in 1952.
 
Secy of Music Festival in Fish Creek, Door Co., Wisc for 26 years. Alice Jo is on the Board of Directors Emeritus of the Music Festival. After Mark died, she raised her girls, living the winters in Tempe, AZ and the summers in Wisconsin.
 
After Mark graduated from College, he and Alice Jo decided to work on a ranch outside Phoenix Ariz for a year until he was accepted at Harvard, the following year, Rec'd his M.A. in 1951.

Illico Independent Oil

 
Alice's step mother, Marjorie Beach's family owned ILLICO which was a string of Independant Gas stations in Illinois. Marjorie wanted to make sure that Alice inherited her 1/3rd of Illlico when she died, so she formally adopted Alice in 1938.
 
Later, after Marjorie passed away, this proved to be quite helpful in asserting Marjorie's wishes over those of her other family members, who would be just as happy if the ownership stayed in the family.
 
Finally, about 1964, Illico was sold and Alice received the value for her inheritance. She gave a major part of this to her brother, Paul Kimball, so he could share in the inheritance.


letter from James Melvin Kimball to George Walter Kimball in 1934.

 
"I tell your Pa I see now where sister Jo. got her name from. They must have taken it from that old Sch. grandpa K. built in 1827. It was common enough to name a vessel after a girl, why not name a girl after a vessel!
 
(Note: One of Wilbraham Kimball's schooners was named the Alice Josephine. This quote refers to her Aunt Alice Josephine Kimball (Stoddard).)

 
OBITUARY
 
Alice Kimball Spooner, 85, Tempe, Ariz., passed away suddenly and peacefully March 17, 2008. Advertisement
 
Alice was born June 19, 1922, in Lincoln, Ill., and grew up in Flossmoor, attending Thornton Township High School, from which she graduated at the age of 16.
 
During the mid 1920s, the Kimball family began summering in cottages on North Bay near Baileys Harbor, which was so reminiscent of their family home on Cape Cod. G.W. Kimball, Alice's father, eventually owned several North Bay cottages but in the mid-1930s, with the help of Oscar Smith, cleared forest pines and built Deepwood Cabin, the first cabin on North Bay to have indoor plumbing. The North Bay denizens of those years spent many nights in song and on Sunday nights serenaded the Gordon Lodge guests with musicals. Alice was the accordionist!
 
Alice attended Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1943 with a B.A. degree in Organ Performance and Voice. She then joined the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserves, attended Chaplaincy school at William and Mary College and served as a Staff Sergeant and Chaplain's assistant at Quantico, Cherry Point, N.C. and Miramar Air Station, San Diego, Calf. She served her country by conducting the base choirs for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and accompanying the likes of Benny Goodman and Ray Heatherton as they performed for the troops.
 
Alice met the love of her life, Marvin Floyd Spooner, in the Marines and married him December 1945 at his hospital bedside when he returned from the Philippines. While Mark was attending Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, Alice taught eighth grade in Windham. During the summer months, Alice worked as a "jelly" girl at Gordon Lodge, as well as in the box office at the Lake Cinema in Baileys Harbor. Mark also worked at Gordon's, however quit when asked to clean the tennis courts by hand with a scrub brush!
 
The Spooners moved east to Boston, where Alice earned her master's degree in English Literature from Boston University while Mark pursued his doctoral studies in Political History at Harvard University. In 1953, Alice and Mark had twin girls, Alden and Anne. Alice began her doctoral degree in Educational Administration at Harvard University in 1960, however, Mark's sudden death at age 34 prompted Alice to put aside her career plans and devote her time to her children. Alice and the girls moved to Lincoln, Ill., where Alice taught at Lincoln College. Through these difficult years, Alice made many personal sacrifices to assure that her beloved Deepwood Cabin on North Bay could always be called her family's home.
 
Alice moved to Tempe, Arizona, in 1964. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church, serving as secretary, choir member and organist for many years. Alice's volunteer contributions were many, including Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels and tutoring at Head Start, accompanying the Tempe Senior Songbirds and the Village Harmonicats.
 
Always a sports fan, Alice especially enjoyed Arizona State University Sun Devil baseball, cheering on the Packers and was torn between allegiance to Tiger Woods and ASU's Phil Mickelson. As she grew older, she loved to watch Tiger while doing her NYT crossword puzzles, listening to NPR and talking to her daughters on the phone at the same time.
 
Alice, a lifelong Democrat, took her civic responsibilities very seriously and cast an informed vote in every state and federal election in her life. In fact, Alice donated personal letters from JFK to her husband to Lincoln College. Alice was declared by her grandchildren to be "The World's Oldest Living Encyclopedia"; her voracious reading kept her up-to-date about all things political, grammatical, historical and hysterical.
 
While Alice and her family lived in Tempe, her log cabin on North Bay in Baileys Harbor was truly home. She often recalled that very special day in the early 60s when Kay and Petie Wilson drove out to North Bay and up the long driveway with an invitation to serve as the box office secretary for the Peninsula Music Festival. The token pay Alice would receive was just enough to make it possible for her to continue to bring her children to Door County and the festival didn't mind that she didn't have a phone. While there was no shower or running hot water in the cabin until the early 70s, Alice was always able to greet concert-goers freshly coifed with her cheery smile. Little did they know that she may have spent the afternoon trying to rescue a traveling musician stranded in a foreign city trying desperately to get to Fish Creek in time to perform or locating a missing instrument lost in transit.
 
In addition to serving as the Box Office Secretary for the PMF for more than 20 years, Alice also acted as the summer organist at the Ephraim Moravian Church for almost 30 years, until her feet couldn't pedal as fast as her fingers could play. Alice particularly loved the Sundays when the Peninsula Music Festival brass choir played between services. She found it so thrilling to hear the music resonating out across the bay.
 
Alice was devoted to the Peninsula Music Festival and felt truly privileged to eventually serve on the Board of Directors. She adored the Orchestra members, each and every one, and relished every moment she shared with them, whether it was at a rehearsal, at "half time," or at a fish boil or picnic. As she grew older, Alice loved being able to serve as a "hall monitor" and have a private chance to visit with Victor, whom she adored, and all of the orchestra families.
 
Alice was a steadfast believer in the utmost importance of the relationship between summer and permanent residents. She strove to be sure that all her summer friends knew how much she cared for them and for Door County. She was passionate about the county's preservation both ecologically and historically, a treasured retreat to be respected and protected.
 
Alice is survived by her daughter, Alden Rebecca (Becky) Spooner, and her son, Mark Onsager, Tempe, Ariz., and her daughter, Anne, husband, Larry, and sons, Elliott, Carter and Alden, Santa Barbara, who will continue the family's 80-year tradition of summers in Door County.
 
Please join us to celebrate Alice's life, first at the Peninsula Music Festival's Opening night on August 5. A joy-filled commemorative event will be held at the Ephraim Moravian Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, followed by a festive dinner (soiree, as Alice would say) at Alexander's.
 
To celebrate our mother's memory, we would ask you to be kind and genuinely interested in someone today, be curious about the world around you, write a note to someone (by hand if possible; Mom hated e-mail), read a book on a topic that challenges you or takes you on a faraway adventure, sing a song and, always, be of good cheer!
 
If you wish to make a monetary remembrance in Alice's name, please do so to the Peninsula Music Festival, P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, WI 54211. www.musicfestival.com. She would be well pleased and truly grateful.
 
(Green Bay Press-Gazette - July 5, 2008)

Marvin - occupation: Teacher - was a Teaching Fellow in constitutional law with Mark deWolf Howe. Mark taught 'European History' at Harvard, also Political Science and English History. Then went to Boston U. in a team teaching group. He died of a sudden heart attack while on a ski trip with friends and with his twin daughters.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Alden Rebecca "Becky" Spooner was born on 19 May 1953 in Cambridge, Mass. See #13. below.
ii.  Anne Leland Spooner was born on 19 May 1953 in Cambridge, Mass..

Anne - married Arthur Crowe. They have 3 children.
Image of Alice Josephine Kimball (Spooner)

Alice Josephine Kimball (Spooner)
1922-2008



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----- Thirteenth Generation -----
13. Alden Rebecca "Becky" Spooner - was born on 19 May 1953 in Cambridge, Mass. She is the daughter of Marvin Floyd "Mark" Spooner and Alice Josephine Kimball.
Alden married Richard C. Onsager on 23 Aug 1977 in Ephraim, Wi.

Alden - 11 minutes older than Anne.
 
Graduated from Boston University in 1975, with an AB cum Laude in Political Science.
 
In 2005 Becky works for Video West in Tempe, Az. as a Senior Director of Marketing.
Children:
i.  Mark Harold Onsager was born on 16 Mar 1985 in Phoenix, AZ.
Image of Mark Harold Onsager

Mark Harold Onsager


taken about 2002
Sources:
1 Pilgrim Records in the Archives of the City of Leiden, The Netherlands (view detail...)
2 Published Works (view detail...)
3 Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England John Farmer (view detail...)
4 Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and HisDescendents Thomas Spooner Name: Cincinnati Press, 1883; (view detail...)
5 Owl Name: Quarterly, 1899-1934, annually from 1939; (view detail...)
6 Footnote: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, Massachusetts &hisdescendants Thomas Spooner, 1883
7 Footnote: Mayflower Births & Deaths by Susan Roser Volumn I
8 Vital Records (view detail...)
9 Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol II (view detail...)
10 Spooner Family of THOMAS the author of the Genealogy Web: http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/SPOONER/2001-10/1002754293 (view detail...)
11 Kathy Davis Kathy Davis Kathy Davis (view detail...)
12 email from Becky Spooner April 2010

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