According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Matilda’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Twenty. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Matilda, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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Matilda born in 1830 is the daughter of Captain John (gravestone No. 4) and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer. Captain John is the first son of Huldah (gravestone No.1) and Patriot John (gravestone No. 2) Spencer. Additional information of Audrey Mae’s work show that Gravestones 16-22 are the gravestones of Matilda and her siblings. Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biographies of Matilda and the other children of Captain John and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer. Their children in the Spencer Family Cemetery are Eliza, Phebe, Harriet, Almira, Matilda, Obediah and Susan. See following:
Matilda and four of her sisters died in the 1840s at such young ages. Audrey Mae did not record the causes of their deaths but noted that their Spencer grandparents died at age 70 and age 89 and their own parents died at age 54 and 74.
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