No. 31 Jamima Maxim

According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Jamima Maxim’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Thirty-One. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Jamim Maxim:ams-31-jamima-maxim

An outside source of the spelling of Jamima is Jamina.  Descendants are unsure of the spelling of her first name and also whether Maxim is Jamima’s middle name or last name.

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Jamima is buried in the Spencer family cemetery because she is married to John Anthony Spencer (gravestone No. 32) Audrey Mae typed that John Anthony’s parents are Captain John (gravestone number 4) and Phebe (née Vaughn)(gravestone number 3) Spencer.  Captain John is the first child of Huldah (née Johnson) (gravestone number 1) and Patriot John (gravestone number 2) Spencer. Audrey Mae descends from Captain John’s brother Richard Anthony (“Deacon”).

Audrey Mae marks the mini-biographies of Jamima Maxim and John Anthony Spencer with the attached line and word “married” to show that both husband and wife (gravestone numbering No.31 and No. 32) are buried in the Spencer Family Cemetery:ams-31-32-jamima-and-john-anthony_0

According to Audrey Mae’s numbering systerm, the children of Jamima Maxim and John Anthony are gravestones No. 33-37.  See below:ams-33-37-martha-ella-alice-john-walter.

Three of Jamima and John Anthony’s daughters died at such a young age. Their son John grew up but just barely.  He was in Co. A 2nd R.I. Reg’t in the Civil War.  An outside source states that two John Spencers from East Greenwich, R.I. were killed in the Civil War.  One can conjecture that this John Spencer died in the Civil War. More research is needed. How tragic for Jamima and John Anthony to have their nineteen year old son killed in the Civil War. (Audrey Mae’s grandfather, John Johnson Spencer was in Co. H 1st R.I. Reg’t. He returned from the war, but was sick for the rest of his life from his ordeal.)

Spencer, Johnson, Goff, Vaughn and Maxim(?) descendants, if you have any additional information on Jamima Maxim Spencer, please add a comment to this web site and the web site editor will add this to the site. Thanks.”