No. 1 Huldah Johnson

no-1-huldahAccording to Audrey Mae’s artistic map diagram, Huldah’s gravestone is Gravestone Number One in the Spencer Family Cemetery.  Huldah was married to John Spencer (Gravestone Number Two), the son of William and Mary (née Manchester) Spencer.  Huldah (née Johnson) Spencer was Audrey Mae’s, Edith Anna’s, and John Edward’s great, great, great (3 times) grandmother.

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Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Huldah:no-1-huldah-nee-johnson

Huldah (née Johnson) Spencer was the first of Audrey Mae’s, John Edward’s (“Uncle Ed”) and Edith Anna’s direct ancestors to be buried in this Spencer Family Cemetery (aka E.G.No.9) on the south side of Middle Road, (just west of Partridge Run) in East Greenwich, R.I.


Huldah & John’s gravestones



According to Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Huldah’s gravestone is Gravestone Number One, which is next to her husband’s Gravestone Number Two.

With the marriage of Huldah, the Johnson and Goff ancestry came into Audrey Mae’s Spencer line. According to the Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Huldah Johnson and John Spencer, both of Coventry, were married by Eld. Nathan Hill on March 8, 1784. Daughters of the American Revolution records show the marriage was in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.  Huldah and John had seven children, Mary (b.7-23-1785), Capt. John (b.6-1-1787), William (b.1-25-1790), Hezekiah (b.1-27-1792), Elizabeth (b.8-11-1794), Richard Anthony (“Deacon”),5-11-1798) and Oliver Cromwell (b.9-14-1800). Audrey Mae, Edith Anna, and John Edward (“Uncle Ed”) descend from Richard Anthony (“Deacon”), Huldah and John’s fourth son.

Audrey Mae wrote a connecting “M” to the left of the Huldah and John’s mini-biography to show that both husband and wife are buried in the Spencer Family Historical Cemetery. Audrey also wrote Children on the left of their children’s mini-biographies.


According to Audrey Mae’s map diagram, Huldah’s husband’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Two.  Huldah’s and John’s first son “Captain” John’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Four.  Huldah’s and John’s fourth son “Deacon” Richard Anthony’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Six. Gravestone Number Seven is the gravestone of “Deacon” Richard Anthony’s first son, Richard Anthony. (Author’s note: Father and son have the same name.) Gravestone Number Fifteen is the gravestone of Huldah and John’s third son, Hezekiah.

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