Spencer's of the SouthUpdated January 8, 2005
I started researching my family tree to discover information about my Great Grandfather. Flournoy Poindexter Spencer was a Methodist Evangelist Circuit Rider who preached from Batesville, Mississippi to Atlanta, Georgia. He was born April 2, 1857 in Virginia. He died in Lawrenceville GA in 1904. I am still trying to locate the grave site.
Update: I found Flournoy Poindexter Spencer on the 1900 census living in Fulton County Georgia. I was able to track down the address listed, 431 Loyd Street. The street name was changed to Central Ave. It is now a parking lot for Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves.
Update January 2003: I have found grave of The Rev. Flournoy Poindexter Spencer. He is buried in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA.
I am also looking for the grave sites of two Great Uncles who fought for the "Army of the South" in the Civil War. Thomas James Spencer served in the 1st Regiment of the Mississippi Cavalry Reserves, Company F. He was killed November 14, 1862.
Colin Spencer served in Hoole's Company of the Mississippi Light Artillery. He was killed July 9, 1962. It is a 140 year mystery as to where they are buried.
My father, Orton Spencer has done almost all of research on this project and I have just tried to fill in the pieces.
I am also trying to locate my Motherís line. The Volckening line comes from Germany and settled into Brooklyn New York in the late 1800ís.
Other names in my line include; Behr, Drane, Flournoy, Herple, Manes, and McNaughton
On my Wifeís side the other names in her line include; Horsley, Tate and Thompson.
The states that we have traced include; Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Washington and Ohio.
I hope this is helpful to those that are looking for their "roots."
Christopher James Spencer
Cary, North Carolina
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