Category Archives: Spencer

Mrs. Lewis and the High Schools

By Ralph Spencer Lewis, Sr. Keya Paha County, Nebraska, is a cattle country. Probably less than one fourth of it is farmed because the soil is so sandy. It has a small population, no railroads and only a few small … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2012

ROAD TRIP, August 13-29, 2012 Monday, August 13 – Pete and I drove my car to Seattle so that we could leave his Blazer in our carport at home and my Corolla at Mom and Dad’s. Dad then drove Mom, … Continue reading

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Old Prairieville Cemetery

2 September 2012 To the Editor, Faribault Daily News My husband and I recently visited Faribault as one of many stops on a 16-day “genealogy road trip.” Our specific Rice County destination was the Old Prairieville Cemetery east of town. … Continue reading

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Wilson Spencer, 1835-1926

WILSON SPENCER, 1835-1926 Wilson Spencer was born in Herkimer County, New York, on October 25, 1835. He was the second of three sons of Richard and Polly (Smith) Spencer. Richard and Polly had both been born and raised in Herkimer … Continue reading

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John Spencer, 1781-1867

JOHN SPENCER of Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Minnesota John Spencer was born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, to Amos Spencer and his wife Mercy Spencer, who were 3rd cousins and shared the same surname. Mercy died when John … Continue reading

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Jacob Goodykoontz, 1809-1888

A Brief Biography of JACOB GOODYKOONTZ (1809-1888) Written by his Great-Great-Great Granddaughter, Leslie Lewis. Jacob Goodykoontz was born in Frederick County, Virginia on May 19, 1809, the eldest of thirteen children born to Daniel and Hannah (Beaver) Goodykoontz. The two … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2011

I was excited to take another extended road trip, not only to enjoy the company of my parents on an adventure together, but to make research stops at some of the areas that have turned up in the past couple … Continue reading

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Wyoming, by Ralph S. Lewis

“Wyoming” is one of several biographical accounts written by my grandfather, Ralph Spencer Lewis, about his family and his growing-up years. What a treasure he left us! Leslie WYOMING In the year 1900, my father and a brother-in-law, Alvah Spencer, … Continue reading

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50th birthday road trip adventure, June-July 2009

When my brother turned 50 he had a big birthday bash at a Mexican restaurant with friends, family, food, drinks, and Karaoke. It was a lot of fun. Knowing I was the next in line, people began asking me what I … Continue reading

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Lucinda gets a surname

In genealogy there are always dead ends, or brick walls. Some of our dead ends right now include Alexander Eastlick, Caleb Lewis, Jacob Conner, Mary (Ward) Goodykoontz, Nancy (Carr) Spencer and Ephraim Leasure. But in recent months and years we … Continue reading

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