According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Almira’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Eighteen. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Almira, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Almira is Audrey Mae’s spelling. Perhaps Audrey Mae spelled the name the way Audrey Mae, a Yankee, pronounced the name. Almira’s gravestone marking show the spelling Almariah.
Bruce MacGunnigle – 30
Almira born in 1825 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 (No. 2) Spencer. Gravestones 16-22 are the children of Captain John and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer. Captain John and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer’s children in the Spencer Family Cemetery are Eliza, Phebe, Harriet, Almira, Matilda, Obediah and Susan:
Almira and four of her sisters died at such young ages. Almira died in 1844; her sisters died in 1840, 1846,1847 and 1849. What a tragedy for that Spencer family! 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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