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Joseph Spencer

Joseph Spencer, American Continental congressman, army officer. member Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1779; member Connecticut Council of Safety, 1780-1781.

Background

  • Spencer, Joseph was born on October 3, 1714 in Haddam, Connecticut, United States. Son of Isaac and Mary (Selden) Spencer.

  • Career

    • General Conn; major general, 1776, served in Providence, Rhode Island, 1777, attempted unsuccessful movement against enemy, investigated by special.

    Membership

    Member Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1779. Member Connecticut Council of Safety, 1780-1781.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Barainerd, August 2, 1738. Married second, Hannah Brown Southmayd, 1756.
    • father: Isaac Spencer
    • mother: Mary (Selden) Spencer
    • spouses: Martha Barainerd
    • Hannah Brown Southmayd
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    Born October 3, 1714
    Died January 13, 1789
    (aged 74)
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