Born June 12, 1811
|RODERICK SPENCER, farmer, Wyoming Twp., Sec. 3; P.O. Onslow; born June 12, 1811, in Madison Co., N.Y. In 1834, he came to Ohio. In 1854, he came to Jones Co.; he owns 214 acres of land. Married Harriet Adams May 30, 1840, in Ohio; she was born March 14, 1820, in Litchfield Co., Conn.; have three children—Lydia O. (now Mrs. Lyons), James and Melvin. James enlisted in 1862 in Co. K, 24th I.V.1.; served about five months; was discharged on account of physical disability; Republican.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 606.
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