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John Spensley
Birth: May 22, 1841, England
Death: Jan. 3, 1882
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Mineral Point biography from the Register of Deeds, Dodgeville, WI

JOHN SPENSLEY, proprietor of Spensley's Smelting Furnaces; is a native of Yorkshire, England; was born May 2, 1841; his parents came to the United States in 1848; they came to Wisconsin the following year and located in La Fayette Co., at Shullsburg, and, in 1856, they came to Mineral Point; he grew up and received his education in this State; in 1872, he succeeded his father in the smelting business, and since then has been engaged in mining and smelting; has a large farm of 400 acres adjoining the city; has held the office of City Alderman. Was united in marriage, Oct. 8, 1872, to Miss Mary J. Waller, of Dubuque, daughter of the late Robert Waller, one of the oldest and most honored residents of that city: they have three children -- Harker B., Robert W. and Maria.


Saturday Mar 31 Bonson diary entry:
In the forenoon John Spensley took us over his 417 acre farm. He has some very good cattle and a thoroughbred bull, very handsome, red. He keeps on average all the year round about 111 head of cattle and 14 horses, besides quite a number of hogs. He has 70 acres in meadow, 40 in oats, 10 wheat, 60 Indian Corn, 237 in pasture. In the afternoon I went with Mr. John & his Uncle Solomon Spensley into town. It was market day; great numbers of people were in. They make a practice of standing and sitting in the stores, in the same way as they do in the dram-shops and Inns at home, conversing with one another and chewing tobacco.


Cause of death: Tuberculosis
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harker Spensley (1813 - 1876)
  Ruth Spensley Spensley (1818 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Waller Spensley (1840 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Alice Spensley (1873 - 1874)*
  Harker Brentnal Spensley (1875 - 1946)*
  Robert Waller Spensley (1877 - 1910)*
  Maria Ruth Spensley (1881 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Spensley (1841 - 1882)
  Thomas Calvert Spensley (1843 - 1845)*
  Calvert Spensley (1846 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Mineral Point
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: CJ
Record added: Sep 11, 2007
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Rest In Peace, John.
- RavenHawk
 Added: Aug. 16, 2011
 
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