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Sarah Elizabeth Spence born abt 1850 Delaware USA

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Re: Sarah Elizabeth Spence born abt 1850 Delaware USA

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 9:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi rcj561,

Thanks for your post - sorry for the delay in replying.
Your first data set regarding my grandfather exactly matches the result I got way back from an alternative genealogy site.

The 1870 US census result also looks promising - despite the name being shown as Elizb Spencer.

All bar one of the UK records I have found for my great-grandfather's 'wife' show her as Sarah Elizabeth (Hirst). The birth certificates of her 3 youngest children show her maiden name to have been Spence.
However, her 2nd son William Ashton Hirst's birth certificate show her simply as Elizabeth (Hirst), formerly Spence (or Spencer - the handwriting is not 100% clear!)

Hopefully, a marriage certificate with sufficient details will eventually come to light in order to confirm [Sarah] Elizabeth's origins.

Regards

jurrud2
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rcj561 11 Dec 2012 8:10PM GMT 
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