No. 32 John Anthony


According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, John Anthony’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Thirty-Two. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of John Anthony Spencer, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.


Audrey Mae connects the mini-biographies of John Anthony and Jamima (Maxim) Spencer with the attached line and word “married” to show that both husband and wife (gravestone numbers No.31 and No. 32) are buried in the Spencer Family Cemetery. See below:


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John Anthony born in 1813 is the son 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.

Audrey Mae’s line and word “children” show that gravestone 33,34,35,36 and 37 are the gravestones of John Anthony and Jamima Maxim’s children, Martha, Ella, Alice, John and Walter.


John Anthony and Jamima’s female children died so young.  Also, how tragic to have their son, John, who was in the Civil War died at age 19. Did he die in battle or sickness as 500,000 other soldiers had?

(There were five John Spencers from this area of East Greenwich who fought in the Civil War.  Two were killed, two returned unscathed–if that were possible in battle–and one (Audrey Mae’s grandfather) had been a prisoner of war and paroled by Abraham Lincoln’s policy.)

Audrey Mae’s grandfather does not descend from Captain John and Phebe’s son John. Audrey Mae, Edith Anna and John Edward descend from Captain John’s brother, Richard Anthony (“Deacon”) and Roby’s Spencer’s son, Richard Anthony Spencer. Richard Anthony’s daughter, Anna Maria (pronounce Mar-eye-ah) is the grandmother of Edith Anna, Audrey Mae, and John Edward (“Ed”).

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