According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Lydia’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Twenty-Six. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Lydia, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Lydia, the daughter of Hezekiah (gravestone No. 15) and Waite, died at the young age of fourteen.
Lydia died in her teen years, but Audrey Mae didn’t leave any information as to the cause of her death. Lydia is the second child of Hez and Waite (née Briggs) Spencer to be buried in the Spencer Family Cemetery.
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Spencer genealogical records show that if a Spencer lived through infancy, childhood and young adulthood, their chance was good that they would live into their 70s, 80s and even reach 90. Lydia’s grandfather lived to age 89. Her grandmother died at 70.
Gravestones 25-30 are the children of Hez and Waite (née Briggs) Spencer. Hezekiah is the third son of Huldah (née Johnson) and John Spencer (Gravestones No. 1 & 2). Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Huldah, Lydia, Lucretia, Mary, Sarah and Huldah, the seventh generation Spencers in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
According to Audrey Mae, Hezekiah (gravestone No. 15) and Waite (née Briggs) Spencer had twelve children and six of their children are buried in the Spencer Family Cemetery. Waite and her six other children are not buried in the Spencer Family Cemetery. Hex and Waite’s children’s gravestones in the Spencer Family cemetery are gravestone number 25, 26, 27,28,29 and 30.
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