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Spencer, William Wellington


29 Mar. 1808–11 Oct. 1892. Farmer. Born in New York. Son of Isaac Spencer and Anna. Moved to Tompkins, Delaware Co., New York, by 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served mission in eastern U.S., by 1835. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Received elder’s license, 25 Oct. 1836. Plaintiff in case of W. W. Spencer v. Cahoon, Carter, H. Smith, JS, Rigdon, and W. Smith, 25 Jan. 1838. Moved to Lee Co., Iowa Territory, by 1840. Moved to Boonville, Warrick Co., Indiana, by Nov. 1840. Married Emily Luverne Davis, 8 Nov. 1840, in Boonville. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Appointed bishop, 20 Aug. 1842, in Nauvoo. Served in Mormon Battalion, 1846–1847. Moved to St. John, Harrison Co., Iowa, by June 1860. Moved to Cincinnati Township, Harrison Co., by July 1880. Died at Princeton, Mercer Co., Missouri.