John Spicer

John Spicer

Male 1698 - 1753  (55 years)

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  • Name John Spicer 
    Born 1 Jan 1698 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1753 
    Age 55 years 
    Person ID I36506  Tree2020
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Ancestors Edward Spicer,   b. 1647,   d. 1731  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Katherine Stone 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Geer 
    Married: 1x1. Edward Spicer,   b. 4 Apr 1722,   d. 18 Jan 1797  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F13564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John3 Spicer, (Edward2, Peter1), was born Jan 1, 1698, in New London, Ct. He died, Aug 28, 1753, in North Groton, on the same farm on which he was born. He married first, Oct 22, 1720, in Groton, Ct, Mary, a daughter of Robert and Martha (Tyler) Geer. She was born May 14, 1701, in North Groton, Ct. Her date of death has not been ascertained, but she was living in 1744. He married second, date of marriage not ascertained, Patience __. (It was probably his widow, Patience Spicer, who died in North Groton, May, 1788, aged 80 years.)

      It is possible that his father was not in good health in 1719, for he deeded that year the homestead farm to his son John, subject to life lease of himself and wife. (See Appendix.) Jan 24, 1721-2, a woodlot was laid out to him by the town. He purchased four acres of land from his father for three pounds five shillings, Dec 10, 1723, and Jan 12, 1724, five acres of his father's woodlot, for five pounds. Sept 2, 1727, he exchanged fourteen acres for seven acres with Isaac Geer, "beginning at a mear stone the Northwest corner of John Spicer's twenty acre lot thence Westerly on John Spicer's land ninety rods to a white oak tree which stands in the head of a swamp thence Southwesterly on the highway forth four rods to a white oak tree; thence abutting Easterly partly on Isaac Geer's Land and partly on the common ninety rods to the first bound mark." The seven acres "beginning at a white oak tree the Southwest corner of Edward Spicer, his land, and is bounded Northerly with ye said Spicer his land, to a mear stone and thence running Southerly to a craked rock near a great rock & so running to the bounds first mentioned"; witnesses, James Morgan and Sarah Park [her X mark]. Jan 15, 1729-30, he obtained from his father for fifteen pounds ten or twelve acres "beginning at a mear stone near a brook, running Westerly twenty eight rods to a flat rock with stones on it and thence Southerly five rods to a mear stone and from thence Easterly to a white oak tree, thence to first bound, and is encompassed around with John Spicer's own land"; witnesses, Henry Pelton and Peter Tift. Feb 11, 1730-1, he had laid out to him by the town his second division of undivided land, which he sold April 1, 1734, to Christopher Avery for ten pounds. April 17, 1731, a division of land was made between his land and that of Daniel Whipple, "beginning at a heap of stones on the highway in the fence between Zephaniah Whipple and Isaac Geer's land a straight line West five degrees South to a tree on brow of the hill by the fence then a straight line West seven degrees South to a peperidge tree in the edge of swamp next to Capt. Avery's land; he to have south side." April 3, 1733, he sold all "Right and Title to the Sequestered Land" to Christopher Avery for eight pounds; witnesses, William Chapman and Luke Perkins. May 22, 1735, he sold to Christopher Avery a parcel of land "beginning at the southwest corner formerly Isaac Geers's land now Christopher Avery's land & John Spicer's land running south thirty five rods to a white oak tree the Northwest corner bound of the twenty acres granted to Peter Spicer by the town of New London, giving up all right to the Westward of said line"; witnesses, Joseph Heath and Elijah Morgan. He was styled husbandman in deeds.