No. 30 Huldah (born 1825)

According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Huldah’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Thirty. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Huldah, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Huldah, the daughter of Hezekiah (gravestone No. 15) and Waite, died in her nineteenth year,


Huldah, obviously named after her paternal grandmother Huldah and her sister Huldah (gravestone No. 25) who died at age 2, died at age eighteen.

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Audrey Mae wrote that Huldah married a William Nye, Jr. but Huldah only lived two years after her marriage.  Audrey Mae left no other information about Huldah (née Spencer) Nye or her spouse, William Nye, Jr.

According to Audrey Mae’s work, gravestones 25-30 are the children of Hez and Waite (née Briggs) Spencer.  Audrey Mae typed the mini-biographies of Huldah, Lydia, Lucretia, Mary, Sarah and Huldah, the seventh generation Spencers in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.



Hezekiah, the children’s father, is the third son of Patriot John Spencer (Gravestone No. 2) and Huldah (née Johnson) Spencer (Gravestone No. 1 in Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system). According to Audrey Mae, Hezekiah (gravestone No. 15)  and Waite (née Briggs) Spencer had twelve children and six of their children’s gravestones are gravestone number 25, 26, 27,28,29 and 30 in the Spencer Family Cemetery. The six of their twelve children who are buried in this Spencer family cemetery all died young.

Waite (neé Briggs) Spencer and six of their other children are not buried in the Spencer Family Cemetery. The website author can only hope that the other six children married, lived to old age and are buried in their spouses’ s historic family cemeteries or in some other Spencer Family or Briggs Family Cemeteries.  Rhode Island has many historical cemeteries. More research is needed.

Spencer, Johnson, Goff, Briggs and Nye descendants, if you have any additional information on Huldah (neé Spencer) Nye, please add a comment to this web site and the web site editor will add this to the site. Thanks.”