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PAUL SPENS family genology (of Mount Clemons, MI and Rogers city, Michigan)
PAUL SPENS family genology (of Mount Clemons, MI and Rogers city, Michigan)
               Generation No. -1
John E. Spens
Jr
Previous generation (Parents of Paul W Spens)
7.  ., December 31, 1904, in
Moltke Township, Michigan. John
was born October 19 1867,
location unknown, and died June
12, 1932, location unknown. He
married
Olga Clara Filax,
daughter of Carl Filax and Ottelie
(Buerr) seventh child of Carl and
Ottelie Filax, was born June 22,
1882 in Moltke Township,
Michigan, and died May 01,
1959, location unknown.
Olga
Filax:

(at left)
Atten
ded
St.
Thom
as &
Peter
Luthe
ran
Churc
h,
Detro
it,
Michi
gan.
Funeral
Service
held at
A. H.
Peters
Funeral
Home,
12057
Gratiot
Ave.,
Detroit,

Michiga
n.
Burial:
May
04,
1959,

Clinto
n
Grove

Ceme
tery,
Mt.
Cleme
ns,
Michi
gan
Resid
ence:

Olga
lived
on
Glenf
ield
Ave.
in
Detr
oit,
Michi
gan.
J
o
h
n
E.

S
p
e
ns

Jr
.
(p
ic
at
lef
t)
John started
out as a
butcher in
Detroit, and
later made a
living, buying
and renovating
houses. The
1930 census
gives John’s
occupation as
builder of
homes.
John
is
buried
next
to
Olga
in
Clinton

Grove
Cemet
ery,
Mt.
Cleme
ns,
Michig
an.
Children of Olga (Filax) and John E. Spens are:
. Paul William Spens, (Father or Richard Paul Spens) was born September 30, 1904, Mt. Clemens, Michigan; and died
November 08, 1976,at Boxford  
                                                    hospital in Farmington, Hills, Michigan
2. Mabelle R. Spens, born February 21, 1908, location unknown; and died July 25 1984, Dearborn, Michigan.
3. Roy William Spens, born February 20, 1913, Detroit, Michigan; and died October
18, 1970, Detroit, Michigan.
               Generation No. 1
Paul William Spens
3' rd child on right  apx. 8 yrs old
(Father of
Richard Paul Spens)
son of (Olga Filax) and John Spens
1. Paul William Spens, first child of Olga and John Spens, was born September 30, 1904, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and died November 08, 1976, Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Michigan. He married (1) Alice Unknown, date unknown in Kansas. Alice’s birthdate and location
unknown.
He married (2) Ethel Mae (private), May 05, 1956 in St. Thomas & St. Peters Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan. Ethel was born January 6, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan.
P
a
u
l
William Spens:

  Paul
Spens
apx.1 year
old             
 Jim, Hilda
(Mays
brother
and sister),
May and
Paul
Spens,  
Roy, at  
Paul's
wedding
photo
1956.
teen
ager
left
bott
om  
       
       
     
abo
ut
Wor
ld
war
one
with
Harr
y?
Clowning
around  
during
Collage
days in the
late
Roaring
Twentys,
1920 Big 6
Studebaker
 Big 6
Limo in
background
at right.
Paul by his Parents
Studebaker Big 6
Limo his dad had
bought with money
from rent of up to 26
houses he restored
sold and rent to own
program.( i still have
the manual for the car
and the 1936 Oakland
8 with overhead cam  
and angle head V-8 )
Pau
l
and

Wil
for
d    
      
      
      
      
      
 
Pau
l
and
his
sist
er
Ma
ble
Ala
ce,
Paul
s
first
wife
 
cent
er   
      
      
      
      
      
     
Paul

and
first
wife

Alic
e
Paul'
s
famil
y   
1930
's  
Paul
3 rd
from
 left  
        
       
Paul
at
left
mom
in
cente
r.  
         Paul attended Cass Technical High school for 2
years (school for exceptional students at that time), then
the University of Michigan,  and after completing two
years of medical school switched his degree program and
graduated with a degree in Petroleum Science. In 1930
Paul was residing with his parents as shown in the census.
With the crash of the stock markets and the depression,
Paul packed up an home built travel travel trailer  made
into his living quarters behind an Oakland "8", and went
out to Kansas where he taught in a six-room schoolhouse.
He became the Athletic Coach then principal.
Paul
returned
to
Detroit
and
lived
with his
mother,
who
was
alone
after the
death of
Paul’s
father in
1932.
Paul last worked at Burroughs in Livonia inspecting components and took many classes on missile and aircraft systems, also the vacuum tube  IBM 360 punchcard reading computers,
In 1965 he  was transferred to, Bendix Aerospace at the no.#1 plant in Ann Arbor, for working for NASA as an government inspector for the space packages built by Bendix
Aerospace the Apollo space programs
        (note he inspected the reflector units placed on the moon still in use today the determine the slowly changing orbit of the moon and testing earth born SDI laser systems). He
shook hands with the  3 Gemini astronoughts, that burned up in the Gemini space capsule and was severely saddened by their death and commented to me (when I was a child a the
time) he couldn't believe the space program used pure oxygen atmosphere in its capsules, they have lowered the pressure after the accident, but it is still used in certain conditions
today.
During World War II, he taught classes On repairing and rebuilding aircraft engine electrical support systems  and published an the first government cartoon style illustrated instruction
book on the subject used by the services.
After the war he worked for Chrysler corp. as a test engineer maintaining and performing petroleum analysis equipment while getting his Maters degree in Mechanical Engineering at
night school using the GI Bill.
He received an Patent for a Positive crankcase vacuum ventilator using exaust driven venturi 10 years before any emissions system were started
in the  60,s .

He married (2) Ethel Mae (private), May 05, 1956 in St. Thomas & St. Peters Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan. Ethel was born January 6, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan.
Funeral
services
were held
at Grace
Lutheran
Church
Burial:
November
12, 1976,
Clinton
Grove
Cemetery,
Mt.
Clemens,
Michigan
Clic
k
her
e
for
Eth
el
Ma
y
Spe
ns
Gen
olo
gy
Ethel Mae
(private):
Ethel was
born on
Fullerton
Street in
Detroit, just
off of Grand
River. In
1924 she
moved to
Livonia,
Michigan,
and currently
resides there
with her son,
Richard.
               Generation No. 2
R
ic
h
a
r
d
P
a
ul
S
p
e
n
s
Son
of
Pau
l
Wil
lia
m
Spe
ns
and

Eth
el
(pri
vat
e)
is:
1.
Richar
d Paul
Spens,
born
about
1960,
at Mt.
Carme
l
Hospit
al in
Detroi
t,
Michi
gan..
son
of
Pau
l
Will
iam
Spe
ns
and
Eth
el
Ma
e
(pri
vat
e)
1. Richard Paul
Spens,
first child of
Paul and Ethel Spens,
was born about 1961
at Mt. Carmel
Hospital, Detroit,
Michigan. He married
Laura Helen (
private)___
Unknown
, date and
location unknown.
Unknown’s birthdate
and location unknown.
Chil
dre
n
of
Ric
har
d
Spe
ns
and
Unk
now
n
are:
1.
Steven
Paul
Spens
,
born
about,
1996,
at St.
Johns
Hospita
l, East
Detroit,

Michiga
n.
2.
Elijah
Alexan
der
Spens
,
born
about,
1999,
at St.
Johns
Hospital
, East
Detroit,
Michiga
n.
3.
Kimber
ly
Nicioe
Spens
,
born
about,
2000,
at St.
Johns
Hospital
, East
Detroit,
Michiga
n.
4.
Paul
Willia
m
Spens
II
,
born
about,
2004,
at St.
Johns
Hospita
l, East
Detroit,

Michig
an.
               Generation No. 3
1.
Steven
Paul
Spens
,
born
about,
1996,
at St.
Johns
Hospita
l, East
Detroit,

Michiga
n.
2.
Elijah
Alexan
der
Spens
,
born
about,
1999,
at St.
Johns
Hospital
, East
Detroit,
Michiga
n.
3.
Kimber
ly
Nicioe
Spens
,
born
about,
2000,
at St.
Johns
Hospital
, East
Detroit,
Michiga
n.
4.
Paul
Willia
m
Spens
II
,
born
about,
2004,
at St.
Johns
Hospita
l, East
Detroit,

Michig
an.
e

Mabelle R. Spens

dau
ght
er
of
Olg
a
(Fil
ax)
and

Joh
n
Spe
ns
Generation No. 3

2. Mabelle R. Spens, second child of Olga and John
Spens, was born February 21, 1908, location unknown, and
died July 25, 1984, in Dearborn, Michigan. She married
(1)
Harry E. Wachter
, date and location unknown. Harry was
born May 6, 1925, location unknown, and died April 17,
1980, location unknown. She marred
(2) Frank Pazzerina,
date and location unknown. Frank’s birthdate and location
unknown. She married
(3) Harry John Felax, November
27, 1971 in Moltke Township, Michigan. Harry was born
June 13, 1907 in Moltke Township, Michigan, and died
October 11, 1991 in Moltke Township, Michigan.
Note: The 1930 census shows Mabelle and Harry residing with her parents. Mabelle was divorced for all of her
husbands.
Mabe
lle is
buried
in
Clinto
n
Grove

Ceme
tery,
Mt.
Clem
ens,
Michi
gan.
Mabelle Spens:

Mabelle began taking
piano lessons at an early
age. At the age of 12 or
13, she contracted
osteomyelitis, a infectious
inflammatory bone
disease, and had to have
her left leg amputated
above the knee. This
made it difficult for her to
operate more than one
pedal of the piano at a
time.
Even with her
disability she
continued to
pursue her
interest in music
by attending
and graduating
from the Detroit
Conservatory
of Music, and
later would give
private lessons.
Before the
introduction
of talking
pictures, she
was
employed by
movie houses
to play the
music that
accompanied
the silent
pictures being
shown.
Later
when
Mabelle
give piano
lessons,
she would
give a
yearly
piano
recital to
showcase
her
student’s
talents.
It’s also
been noted
that at
different
times in her
life, she
appeared
to use
different
spellings of
her first
name,
"May
Belle",
"Mabelle"
and
"Mabel"!
Wri
te
up
in
the
Ad
van
ce,
No
vem
ber
197
1
"Har
ry
Fela
x
and
May
belle
Wac
hter
Wed
on
Satur
day"
During a Saturday,
November 27th
ceremony at
Immanuel Lutheran
Church of Moltke,
marriage vows were
spoken by Maybelle
Wachter of Dearborn
Heights and Harry
Felax of Moltke.
Officiating for the
ceremony was Rev.
Herbert Meyer.
For the
wedding,
the bride
wore
lovely,
ashes of
rose, silk
shantung
ensemble,
to which
she pinned
a corsage
of white
orchids.
Serving as
matron of
honor was
Mrs. Dean
(Patty)
Brown of
Dearborn
Heights.
Ervin Felax
of Madison
Heights, son
of the
groom, was
best man.
Following the
nuptials, the
newlyweds and
members of their
family dined at the
Roostertail. Later
that evening, 100
friends and
relatives gathered
at the groom's
home where an old
fashioned shivaree
was held.
Arriving
for the
wedding
were
guest
from
Dearborn
Heights,
Madison
Heights,
Royal
Oak,
Detroit,
Alpena
and Holly.
Mr.
and
Mrs.
Felax
are
making
their
home
at
2950
Felax
Road,
Rogers
City.
Harry E. Wachter:

Mi
gh
t
be

bu
rie
d
in
D
ea
rb
or
n,
M
I.
Chi
ld
of
M
ab
ell
e
(Sp
ens
)
an
d
Wa
cht
er
is:
1.
Patrici
a
(Patty)
Ann
Wacht
er
,
born
January
3,
1940,
location

unknow
n; and
died
Jan
uar
y
1,
19
90,
in
De
troi
t,
Mi
chi
gan
.
P
a
tr
ic
ia

A
n
n
Wachter

dau
ght
er
of
Ma
bell
e
(Sp
ens)

and
Har
ry
Wa
chte
r
Generation No. 4

1. Patricia (Patty)
Ann Wachter
, first
child of Mabelle and
Harry Wachter, was
born January 3, 1940,
location Unknown, and
died January 1,1990,
Detroit, Michigan. She
married
Dean Brown,
date and location
unknown. Dean’s
Birthdate and location
unknown.
Patty
is
buried
next to
her
mother
in
Clinton
Grove
Cemet
ery,
Mt.
Clemen
s,
Michig
an.
Chil
dre
n
of
Patr
icia
(Wa
chte
r)
and
Dea
n
Bro
wn
are:
1.
Debo
rah
Brow
n
,
born
Nove
mber
09,
1957,

locati
on
unkno
wn.
2.
Davi
d
Brow
n
,
born
Septe
mber
30,
1967,

locati
on
unkno
wn.
Roy William Spens

so
n
of
Ol
ga
(Fil
ax)

an
d
Jo
hn
Sp
en
s
Generation No. 3

3. Roy William Spens, third
child of Olga and John Spens,
was born February 20, 1913 in
Detroit, Michigan, and died
October 18, 1970 at Holy Cross
Hospital, in Detroit, Michigan. He
married
Margaret (Peggy)
Elizabeth Scott,
July 27, 1935,
in Detroit, Michigan. Margaret
was born February 10, 1916, in
Detroit, Michigan, and died
August 29,1993, in Centerline,
Michigan.
Roy W. Spens:

Fune
ral
servi
ces
held
at
Rede
mptio
n
Luthe
ran
Chur
ch
Burial
:
Octo
ber
21,
1970,

Fores
t
Lawn

Ceme
tery,
Detro
it,
Michi
gan
Ch
ildr
en
of
Ro
y
Sp
en
s
an
d
M
arg
are
t
(
P
e
g
g
y
)
E
.
S
c
o
tt

a
r
e
:
1.
Jo
hn
Sc
ott
Sp
en
s
,
bor
n
Oc
tob
er
11,
1940
in
Detroi
t,
Michig
an,
and
died
Febru
ary
12,
1990
in
Center
line,
Michigan.

2.
Roy
Willia
m
Spen
s Jr.
,
born
Nove
mber
11,
1944,
in
Detroi
t
Michi
gan.
3.
Paul
Nels
on
Spen
s
,
born
Janua
ry 8,
1950,
in
Detroi
t,
Michi
gan.
Notes:
Paul
attende
d Cass
Tech
HS in
Detroit
where
he
placed
24th in
the
state
in the
Michig
an
Math
Prize
compe
tition.
He
went
on to
Wayn
e
State
and
obtain
ed a
B.S.
in
mathe
matics
with
distinct
ion,
Phi
Beta
Kappa
in
1972.
In
1974,
Paul
became
a
teachin
g
assistan
t at
Wayne
State
and
obtaine
d a
M.A. in
math
in
1976.
He
worke
d for
the
Feder
al
Gover
nment
for 27
years
doing
variou
s
forms
of
compu
ter
work
(admin
istratio
n and
progra
mming
),
retiring
in
J
a
n
u
a
r
y
o
f
2
0
0
4
.
Paul
neve
r
marri
ed.  
Resi
denc
e:
India
napo
lis,
India
na.
J
o
h
n
S
c
o
tt

S
p
e
n
s
son
of
Ro
y
Sp
ens

an
d
M
arg
are
t
Sc
ott
Generation No. 4

1. John Scott Spens, first
child of Roy and Margaret
Spens, was born October 11,
1940 in Detroit, Michigan,
and died February 12, 1990
in Centerline, Michigan. He
married
Jacklyn Fay
Griffith
, July 5, 1961, in
Detroit, Michigan. Jacklyn
was born June 1, 1940, in
Detroit, Michigan.
Note:
Jacklyn resides in Onaway,
Michigan.
J
o
h
n

S
.
S
p
e
n
s
:
Writ
e up
in
the
Adva
nce,
Febr
uary
1990
      
"John

Spen
s"
John S.
Spens of
Centerline
and
formerly
of
Hawks,
passed
away
February
12, after
a
prolonged
illness.
He was born in
Detroit on
October 11,
1940. He sailed
on the Great
Lakes for a time
and also was a
machine
repairman
previous to
moving to Hawks
and after moving
back to the
Detroit area.
Surviving are his children; John
Jr. and wife Kerry of Warren,
Margaret (Peggy) of Warren,
and Marilyn Jean of Centerline;
one grandson, Michael Belusar
of Warren; his mother Margaret
E. Spens of Centerline; two
brothers, Roy of Harperwoods
and Paul of Indianapolis; his
estranged wife Jacklyn of
Onaway; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were
held Wednesday
February 14, at the
Temrowski Funeral
Home in Warren with
the Rev. Douglas Breite
of Trinity Lutheran
Church in Warren
officiating. Cremation
took place and
memorials can be made
to the charity of one's
choice.
Chil
dre
n
of
Joh
n
Spe
ns
and
Jac
kly
n
(Gri
ffith
)
are:
1.
John
Scott
Spen
s Jr.
,
born
June
29,
1961,
in
Detro
it,
Michi
gan.
2.
Marg
aret
(Pegg
y)
Caroli
ne
Spens
, born
June
5,
1963,
in
Detroit
,
Michig
an.
3.
Maril
yn
Jean
Spens
, born
Dece
mber
18,
1964,
in
Detroi
t,
Michi
gan.
J
o
h
n
S
c
ot
t
S
p
e
n
s
J
r.
son
of
Joh
n
Sp
ens

and

Jac
kly
n
(Gr
iffit
h)
Generation No. 5

1. John Scott Spens
Jr.
, first child of John
and Jacklyn Spens,
was born June 29,
1961 in Detroit,
Michigan. He married
Kerry Michelle Cox,
February 14, 1986, at
St. Joan of Arc, in St.
Clair Shores, Michigan.
Kerry was born
February 12, 1962, in
Toledo, Ohio.
Re
sid
enc
e:
St.
Cla
ir
Sh
ore
s,
Mi
chi
gan
.
Chi
ldre
n
of
Joh
n
Spe
ns
and

Ker
ry
(Co
x)
are
:
1.
Amand
a
Michel
le
Spens
,
born
Septem
ber 6,
1992,
in
Grosse
Pointe,
Michiga
n.
2. Allison
Elizabeth
Spens
, born
September
6, 1992, in
Grosse
Pointe,
Michigan,
and died
September
6, 1992, in
Grosse
Pointe,
Michigan.
No
te:
Am
and
a
and

Alli
son
we
re
twi
ns.
3.
Mar
garet

Eliza
beth
Spen
s
,
born
April
7,
1999,
in
Detro
it,
Michi
gan.
Margaret Caroline Spens

dau
ght
er
of
Joh
n
Spe
ns
and
Jac
kly
n
(Gri
ffith
)
Generation No. 5

2.
Margaret
(Peggy)
Caroline
Spens
,
second
child of
John and
Jacklyn
Spens, was
born June
5, 1963, in
Detroit,
Michigan.
Re
sid
enc
e:
Ro
ger
s
Cit
y,
Mi
chi
gan
.
C
hil
dr
en

of
M
ar
ga
re
t
Sp
en
s
ar
e:
1.
Mich
ael
Paul
Belus
ar
,
born
May
13,
1983,
in Mt.
Cleme
ns,
Michi
gan.
2.
Wayn
e
Scott
Spens
,
born
Septe
mber
9,
1991,
in
Chebo
ygan,
Michig
an.
3.
Jackl
yn
Cathl
een
Spens
, born
August
8,
1999,
in
Alpena
,
Michig
an.
Marilyn Jean Spens

dau
ght
er
of
Joh
n
Spe
ns
and
Jac
kly
n
(Gri
ffith
)
Generation No. 5

3. Marilyn Jean Spens,
third child of John and
Jacklyn Spens, was born
December 18, 1964, in
Detroit, Michigan. She
married
Joseph Malick,
June 21, 1997, at St. John
Lutheran Church, in
Fraser, Michigan. Joseph
was born June 25, 1949,
in Monongahela,
Pennsylvania.
Not
e:
Mar
ilyn
and
Jose
ph
hav
e
no
chil
dren
.
Res
iden
ce:
Clin
ton
To
wns
hip,

Mic
higa
n.
R
o
y
William Spens Jr.

son
of
Ro
y
Sp
ens

an
d
M
arg
are
t
Sc
ott
Generation No. 4

2. Roy William Spens,
second child of Roy and
Margaret Spens, was
born November 11,
1944 in Detroit,
Michigan. He married
Henrietta (Sandy)
Josephine Timny
,
September 6, 1964, in
Detroit, Michigan.
Henrietta was born
August 30, 1946, in
Hamtramck, Michigan.
Re
sid
en
ce:

Ha
rp
er
W
oo
ds,
M
I.
Chil
dre
n
of
Roy

Spe
ns
and
Hen
riett
a
(Ti
mny
)
are:
1.
Dawn
Mari
e
Spen
s,

born
Janua
ry
11,
1965,
in
Detroi
t,
Michi
gan.
2.
Patri
cia
Ann
Spen
s
,
born
Febru
ary
12,
1966,
in
Detroi
t,
Michi
gan.
Not
e:
Not

mar
ried
,
resi
des
in
Red
ford
,
Mic
higa
n
D
a
w
n
Marie Spens

dau
ghte
r of
Roy

Willi
am
Spe
ns
Jr.
and
Hen
riett
a
(Tim
ny)
Generation No. 5

1. Dawn Marie
Spens
, first child of
Roy Jr. and Henrietta
Spens, was born
January 11, 1965, in
Detroit, Michigan. She
married
Michael Noel
Hammes
, February
20, 1993, in Ann
Arbor, Michigan.
Michael was born
November 21, 1964, in
Mont Clair, New
Jersey.
Re
sid
en
ce:

Ca
nto
n,
Mi
chi
ga
n.
Chil
dren
of
Daw
n
(Spe
ns)
and
Mic
hael

Ha
mm
es
are:
1.
Laure
n
Elizab
eth
Hamm
es,

born
August
28,
1995,
in Ann
Arbor,
Michig
an.
2.
Mich
ael
Noel
Ham
mes
III
,
born
August
26,
1997,
in
Ann
Arbor,

Michig
an.
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SPENCE/SPENS of Islay,
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Spence/Spens
Family

Peter Spence born
abt. 1745, married
Marion S.
McArthur
Peter & Marion
Spence had the
following children:
i. David Spence
born 1777 at Baile
Tarsuinn, Argyll,
Islay Scotland.
ii. Alexander
Spence, christened
May 24, 1778,
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland.
iii. Ann Spence,
born July 25,
1785, christened
August 3, 1785,
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland.
iv. Janet Spence,
born abt. 1789,
married James
Muir 1812, died
1876, in
Lanarkshire,
Scotland,


David Spence,
born 1777, Islay,
farmer, married
January 1802 in
Gorbals,
Lanarkshire,
Scotland to (1)
Janet McDonald,
born on the Isle of
Mull about 1780.
(2) Mary McCuaig
abt. 1847.
David and Janet
Spence had the
following children:
i. Daniel Spence
born 1802,
Kilennan, Scotland
ii. John Spence
born 1804,
Kilennan,
christened June
28, 1804 in
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland.
iii. Peter Spence
born October 30,
1807, in Kilennan.
Christened on
November 4,
1807, in
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland
iv. Charles Spens
born October 27,
1809, in Kilennan.
Christened on
October 27, 1809,
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland. Married
Janet Buie on
March 15, 1836 in
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland. He died
September 21,
1878, in Bruce
County, Ontario,
Canada.
v. Alexander
Spens born abt.
1811, Christened
on October 31,
1811, Killarrow,
Argyll,
Scotland. Married
Ann Campbell,
born 1808 & died
1877 in Islay. He
died in 1891 in
Canada.
vi. Janet Spens
born abt. 1814,
Christened January
22, 1814,
Killarrow, Argyll,
Scotland
vii. Agnes Spence
born abt. 1815,
died November
22, 1887 in
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
viii. Katherine
Spens born abt.
1818, Christened
September 20,
1818, Killarrow,
Argyll,
Scotland
ix. David Spence
born abt. 1825,
Christened June
12, 1825,
Killarrow, Argyl,
Scotland
x. Ann Spence
xi. Nancy Spence

David Spence and
Mary McCuaig are:
xii. John Spence
born 1848.
xiii. Hugh Spence
born 1851.

Peter Spence
(David1) was a
Journeyman
Caulker at the time
of his marriage, on
January 31,
1834, in Gorbals.
Lanark, Scotland,
to Margaret Leslie.
Margaret Leslie
was born July 2,
1804 in Glasgow,
Lanark, Scotland.

The children of
Peter Spence and
Margaret Leslie
are:
i. Janet Spence
born May 20,
1834, Glasgow,
Lanark, Scotland
ii. David Spence
born abt. 1836,
iii. Catherine
Spence born abt.
1846, in Bowmore
on the Island of
Islay; died
September 1926,
Greenock,
Renfrewshire,
Scotland.


Agnes Spence
(David1) born abt.
1815, died 1887.
She married
Archibald Beaton,
carpenter,
on December 21,
1841, in the Parish
of Old or West
Greenock, in the
County of Renfrew,
Scotland.
Archibald Beaton
is the son of
Malcolm Beaton
and Marion
McDonald.

The children of
Agnes Spence and
Archibald Beaton
are:
i. Marion Beaton,
born abt. 1843.
Died June 1901,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
ii. Child Beaton
Born & died Dec.
1846, Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Stillborn.
iii. Daniel Beaton,
born abt. 1849. In
1871, his
occupation was
Ship Joiner in
Greenock,
Scotland. Daniel
was also a witness
to Lachlan Beaton
and Catherine
Spence's marriage.
iv. Archibald
Beaton, born abt.
1850. Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Died
March 1929,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
v. James Beaton,
born abt. 1852,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
vi. Janet Beaton,
Born abt. 1855
Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Died
Feb. 1933,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
vii. Agnes Beaton,
born May 17,
1856, Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Died
Mar. 30, 1908,
Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Married
? Gage.
viii. Catherine
Beaton, born abt.
Nov. 29, 1858,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
Janet Spence
(Peter2, David1)
born 1834.
Married Allan
Beaton, shipwright
& journeyman,
on June 22, 1855,
in Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland
According to the
Forms & Rites of
the
Church of
Scotland.
(**According to
Greenock
Registrar's
lookups, Janet's
parents are shown
to
be John Spence
and Margaret
Beaton nee Leslie.
Further information
will be needed to
see if
there maybe 2
families with
Janet's.) Witness'
to the marriage
were Lachlan
Beaton and Lily
Spence.

Allan Beaton is the
son of Malcolm
Beaton and
Marion McDonald.

The children of
Janet Spence and
Allan Beaton are:
i. Margaret Beaton
born April 6,
1856, Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Married
Daniel Bryce,
occupation
seaman, on
December 17,
1879 at St. Mary's
Roman Catholic
Church, Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Daniel
Bryce's parents
are Hugh Bryce &
Margaret
McGroalty.
Witness'
to the marriage
were John
Donaghy and
Sarah Lappin.
Child of Margaret
Beaton and Daniel
Bryce:
a. Catherine Bryce
born July 1882,
Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Died
April 28, 1883,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
Margaret Beaton
and Daniel,
Spence divorced
on Feb. 23, 1887.
ii. John Beaton
born Sept. 5,
1858, Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
iii. Lachlan Beaton,
born December
18, 1859,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
iv. Peter Beaton,
born November 7,
1862, Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
v. Charles Beaton,
born October 13,
1864, Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
vi. Marion
McDonald
Beaton, born
August 12, 1867,
Greenock,
Renfrew,
Scotland. Died
August 29, 1871,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.
vii. Alina Beaton
(aka Aliner) born
September 1,
1870, Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland.

Catherine Spence,
daughter of Peter
Spence &
Margaret
Leslie)married
Lachlan
Beaton)son of
Malcolm Beaton
& Marion
McDonald)
in West Parish of
Greenock,
Renfrewshire,
Scotland on
September 10,
1867. They lived
at 28 Tobago St.,
Greenock.
Their children are:
1) Marion Beaton
born June 13,
1868, died
December 25,
1868, 2hr. 15 min.
at home of
Dephtheria,
Greenock, Sct.
2) Peter Beaton
born September
23, 1869,
Greenock, Sct.
Died June 1950,
Greenock, Sct.
Stayed in
Scotland & was an
expert Boat
Builder.
3) Malcolm
Beaton born
October 28, 1871.
died August 14,
1880 of Otitis
Meningitis. at
home, 8 Hope
St., Greenock.
4) Jessie Beaton
born January 26,
1874,Greenock,
Renfrew, Sct..
Married John
Drysdale (Plumber
at
Crawfords Hall,
Greenock) on July
13, 1899.
Jessie BEATON
ond John
DRYSDALE had
the following
children:
i. George Drysdale
born July 15,
1900, at 6 Hope
Street, Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland,
ii. Lachlan
Drysdale born
September 16,
1902, at 6 Hope
Street, Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland,
iii. & Catherine
Drysdale born
January 12, 1906,
at 6 Hope Street,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Scotland
The Drysdale
family moved to
America & lived in
Staten Island, NY,
USA
5) Lachlan Beaton
born abt. 1877
Greenock,
Renfrew, Sct.,
died in Staten
Island, NY, USA.
He never
married
6) Margaret
Beaton born abt.
1879 Greenock,
Renfrew,Sct.
7) Malcolm
Beaton born May
11, 1882. Died
May 13, 1883 of
Erzema Meningitis
at home,
Greenock,
Renfrew, Sct.
8) Catherine
Beaton born May
1, 1884. Died Jan.
1985 in Wyoming,
USA. Married ?
Addison.
9) David Beaton
born September 9,
1886, Greenock,
Renfrew, Sct. died
May 1977, Pt.
Pleasant, NJ,
USA. Married
MARY
HARDIE/HARDY
1911 in Scotland.
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12603
 
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Spens, R
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Laffin Ln,
Poughkeep
sie, NY
12603
 
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Spens, Al
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Dorrence
Rd,
Granville,
OH 43023
 
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Spens, William Y
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ve
S Dennis
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Broken
Arrow,
OK 74014
 
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Creekwoo
d Ct,
Norman,
OK 73072
 
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Author:
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Date: 4
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7:04 AM
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Classification: Query
In Reply to: Re: Nathaniel
Spens Artist  by:  richard
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I do not have
research on those
families but do have a
book with Spens
names in the US,
published 1981.
Email me directly and
I may be able to help
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