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Joseph Spencer

Continental congressman , army officer

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