No. 22 Susan Caroline

no-22-susan-carollineAccording to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Susan Caroline’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Twenty-Two. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Susan Caroline, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.ams-22-susan-caroline

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Susan Caroline died in her twenty-second year.  Her cause of death is unknown to web author. Spencer lines have longevity, so dying so young is unusual. Susan Caroline born in 1827 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. Susan Caroline and her four sisters and one brother are buried in this Spencer family cemetery.  Gravestones 16-22 are the gravestones of Susan Caroline and her siblings.  Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biographies of Captain John and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer’s children, Eliza, Phebe, Harriet, Almira, Matilda, Obediah and Susan Caroline:


Susan Caroline and four of her sisters died 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.

As Audrey Mae died in 2007, Web author is unable to ask Audrey Mae what is meant by her comment on Obediah’s (gravestone No. 21) mini-biography about poisoning 1st mate on Bach Susan.  Does that statement refer to this Susan?  More research is needed.

“Spencer, Johnson, Goff and Vaughn descendants, if you have any additional information on Susan Caroline Spencer, please add a comment to this web site and the web site editor will add this to the site. Thanks.”