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436. Ann H. "Nancy" HADEN255,665,666,667 was born on 27 September 1817 in Logan County, Kentucky.302 She died on 11 April 1904 at the age of 86 in Warren County, Kentucky.

I believe this Ann is most likely the Nancy Haden who married Joshua H. Spencer in Logan Co on 8 Jan 1834. Joshua was the son of David Spencer, a friend and acquaintance of the Haden families. Records re this connection are listed below:

ABSTRACTS OF WILLS & SETTLEMENT, Logan Co KY 1795-1838
Will of David Spencer
Logan Co WB F, p.78-80 All children to keep property previously given them except Phebe D. Stanley, daughter, lacks a $35 horse to be equal [her amount then to go to her children]; Nancy A. Hightower, dau, receives a bureau, table & 6 chairs; Thomas J. Spencer, son, 4 acres of land around and including his shop; Elizabeth C. Spencer, wife, a Negro boy. All of estate with above exceptions to go to wife during her natural life or widowhood and then equally divided among my lawful children with the following exceptions: David S. Woodward, grandson - $100; Robert Bowman, grandson - young horse colt; David Hightower, gson - colt worth about $20-25. Other children to receive on wife's death are: Polina R. Woodward, dau; Nancy A. Hightower, dau, and then to her children; Elizabeth E. Bowman, dau, and then to her 2 children; Joshua I/J [all the I's and J's are virtually the same as copied by the clerk but it usually is a J] Spencer, son; and Catharine M. Morton, dau. Thomas and Joshua, sons, are to divide 2 tracts of land [one I live on and one Joshua lives] but if they do not agree to quantity and quality of division, both tracts are to be sold and money divided among all children.
Written 13 Feb 1835.
Exec: Daniel S. Dunscomb, Thomas J. Spencer, Elizabeth C. Spencer. Wit: Felix G. Duvall, Joseph Morton, John Mayben. Signature written. Date of probate: 16 Mar 1835.

WB D, p.125 Appraisal for Thomas Perry Estate, dated 17 Jun 1828 and filed 6 Oct 1828. Appraisers: William Haden, David Spencer, Samuel H. Haden [father of the Nancy/Ann who married Joshua Spencer, son of David? Certainly seems possible]
p.250 & 251. Settlement of estate of Thomas Perry. Execx. Margaret Perry, widow. Appraisers: William Haden, Samuel Haden, David Spencer ....Assignment of dower of 5 Oct 1829 with Commissioners: Nathaniel H. Felts [married to Elizabeth Haden, dau of James Haden & Rebecca Morton], David Spencer, Robert Woodward [a son in law of David Spencer?]


Logan Co Marriages:

Katherine M. Spencer to John Morton, 5 Apr 1830
Phebe Spencer to Meredith Stanley 24 Dec 1832
Joshua Spencer to Nancy Haden, 8 Jan 1834
Thomas Jefferson Spencer to Sinai Maxwell, 25 Jan 1836

Richard Spencer to Sally Berry, 1802
Maxwell L. Spencer to Amanda Withers, 1 Sep 1858
Sina Ann Spencer to James L. Blewett 21 Jan 1856 [This marriage is particularly interesting in that Samuel H. Haden, JR, married Margaret/Sarah Margaret Blewett on 7 Feb 1856 in Warren Co KY]

There are two Spencer Cemeteries in Logan Co. This one near Auburn [Gasper River & where the Hadens lived]
Spencer, David 4 Jul 1772 - 8 Mar 1835
Spencer, Elizabeth 9 Mar 1776 - 10 Jun 1863 [wife of David]
Hightower, Joshua 15 Apr 1818 - 24 Nov 1864
Hightower, Josuah 4 Feb 1780 - 27 Apr 1876
Hightower, Anne 3 Jan 1799 - 26 Jul 1884, nee Nancy Anne Spencer

David Spencer listed in Logan Co 1830 Census as age 50-60, and in household 1m 15-20, 1m 30-40, 1f 60-70. [He wasn't there in 1820]
The 1830 Tax list has David with 8 slaves, 6 horses, 2 tracts of land - one of 155, one of 144 acres, both on the Gasper River. The Hadens, Mortons, etc. lived on the Black Lick Fork of the Gasper.

1840 Census - Simpson Co KY has Joshua Spencer. Age 20-30 with a female of the same age. Two boys - one under 5, one 5-10. Next door was Hezekiah Proctor who was the same age & had a wife the same age, also two small boys. He was the son of John Proctor & Betsy Furbush of Logan Co, and he had married Catherine M. Spencer Morton in 1836 after the death of her first husband, John Morton. [Thomas J. Spencer is indexed as still being in Logan Co in 1840]

1850 Census - Simpson Co
J. H. Spencer, M, age 36, farmer, A. H. Spencer, F, age 27 [she fudged a bit on her age...]; S. H. Spencer, M, age 14, D. Spencer, M, age 12, M. F. Spencer, F, age 8, J. H. Spencer, M, age 4, R. H., M, age 1. And N. Bibb, a Black man age 36, no doubt a farm hand. All born in Kentucky.
[The names of these children are believed to be Samuel H. Spencer, David Spencer, Mary F. Spencer, Joshua H. Spencer Jr, and Robert H. Spencer.]
Living with Hezekiah Proctor in Simpson Co in 1850 was his mother-in-law E. C. Spencer, age 73, born in VA. Catherine Spencer Proctor's age is 35, b. KY.

Then in 1860 in Simpson Co, of all things. Samuel H. Spencer, age 25, and his family are living next door to William Haden Jr. Now this particular William Haden is a bit of a puzzle himself, but I do suspect he is the oldest son of Samuel H. Haden. I believe he was called "Jr" because his uncle William Haden was at that time living in Simpson Co next door to his father Samuel.
I didn't find Elizabeth Spencer still living with Hezekiah Proctor, but a sister of Catherine, Elizabeth Bowman, age 61, born in VA was living with them, along with a Robert age 37, no doubt her son with a margin note "predisposed to idiocy".
Anyway Samuel H. Spencer of 1860 lived with Mary E. age 24, Nancy A. 3, Benjamin 2, and Robt. 3/12.

1870 Census. London, Prec 2, Butler Co, KY, Hh 174
Samuel Spencer, 35, b. KY as was everyone in the family, farmer
Mary, 33, Keeping house
Ann H., age 53, Sewing
Nancy A. 13. Benjamin W. 12. Mary 10. Martha, age 2.

1880 Census. Samuel Spencer, age 45, is in Warren Co KY. Mary E. his wife. His mother, Nancy A. Spencer, age 63 is living with him. Son Benjamin is there, now age 21, and a daughter Mattie F. age 12. Owen Bennett, a nephew age 2, is living there as is a cousin, James Haden, age 18 [that I can't identify].

1900 Census. Stallard Springs, Warren Co KY, Hh 135
Samuel H. Spencer, born Nov 1834, age 65, widowed, b. KY, farmer
Annie H., mother, b. Sep 1817, age 82, widowed, had 7 children - 5 are living, b. KY
Sallie E. Owen, housekeeper, b. Nov 1870, age 29, b. KY
William Haden, cousin, b. Nov 1849, age 50, widowed, b. KY, his mother B. MO, carpenter.
[this would have been the son of Tyree Haden]

From: "LARRY E CREWS" <larry.crews@gte.net>
To: "Kay Haden" <rhaden@elmore.rr.com>
Subject: Wand Cemetery
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 08:30:01 -0500
I have been reading your work on the web. Joshua and Nancy Haden Spencer are my G G G grandparents.
When visiting the Wand Cemetery in Warren County Kentucky, I found a stone for Nancy H. (or E.) Spencer, wife of J. H. Spencer. Born Sept. 27, 1817 and died April 11, 1904. This cemetery is not far from a cemetery where her son, David Spencer and his wife are buried. Both cemeteries, especially the Wand Cemetery are in very bad shape (very few stones left). I thought I had a picture of the stone, but was mistaken. I will get there this spring and make one.
I do not have a death-date for Joshua. Do you?
Just thought you night like to know this, in case you did not have this information.
Alice Crews

Ann H. "Nancy" HADEN and Joshua H. SPENCER were married on 8 January 1834 in Logan County, Kentucky.318 Joshua H. SPENCER, son of David SPENCER and Elizabeth C. EPPERSON, was born in 1814 in Kentucky.668 He died in 1869 at the age of 55.

1840 Census - Simpson Co KY has Joshua Spencer. Age 20-30 with a female of the same age. Two boys - one under 5, one 5-10. Next door was Hezekiah Proctor who was the same age & had a wife the same age, also two small boys. He was the son of John Proctor & Betsy Furbush of Logan Co, and he had married Catherine M. Spencer Morton in 1836 after the death of her first husband, John Morton.

1850 Census - Simpson Co
J. H. Spencer, M, age 36, farmer, A. H. Spencer, F, age 27 [she fudged a bit on her age...]; S. H. Spencer, M, age 14, D. Spencer, M, age 12, M. F. Spencer, F, age 8, J. H. Spencer, M, age 4, R. H., M, age 1. And N. Bibb, a Black man age 36, no doubt a farm hand. All born in Kentucky.

Then in 1860 in Simpson Co, the census shows another tie. Samuel H. Spencer, age 25, and his family are living next door to William Haden Jr. Now this particular William Haden is a bit of a puzzle himself, but I do suspect he is the oldest son of Samuel H. Haden. I believe he was called "Jr" because his uncle William Haden was at that time living in Simpson Co next door to his father Samuel.

FindAGrave.com has the grave of Nancy Haden Spencer, Wand Cemetery, Hadley, Warren Co KY. Joshua is not there but her notes say that he was born 1812, died 1869.

Ann H. "Nancy" HADEN and Joshua H. SPENCER had the following children:

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i.

Samuel Haden SPENCER.

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ii.

David SPENCER was born in 1838 in Kentucky.

probably David:
1860 Census. Bowling Green P.O., Warren Co, KY, Hh 860
David Spencer, age 23. Sarah 22.
Joshua age 2, and John age 6 months.
All born in Kentucky


This might be David in 1870, but there were other Spencer families so this could be the wrong David Spencer in Hadley, Warren Co KY
Hh 135: David Spencer, age 33. Amanda M. 26. Jose A. female, age 8. Alla, age 2.
They are dittoed as born in TN, but I believe that's an error because it's almost the entire page.

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iii.

Mary F. SPENCER was born in 1842 in Kentucky.

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iv.

Joshua H. SPENCER Jr. was born in 1846 in Kentucky.

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v.

Robert H. SPENCER was born in 1849 in Kentucky.