www.SpicersConnect.com     News Edition 2 June 2007

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The past 3 months have been busy at the Spicer's website! We've had several new Spicers visit and leave comments and questions. If you can help with answers, please use the email included. We are appreciative of all who have stopped by and look forward to more visitors. If you have items of interest that you would like included in our next letter, please submit them to: News@spicersconnect.com We'll be glad to include your thoughts, poems, stories or research questions to others.

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Family Tree DNA

If you haven't heard of Family Tree DNA you should check out this website. Many of us Spicers have already joined and have had DNA submitted for testing. It's been very interesting. We welcome the new members: 5!!
We will be waiting for your results and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know.
Our last Newsletter.... if you missed it... is located by clicking the link below:
Newsletter: Edition 1 April

Family Tree DNA website
All SPICER Projects
Our Member's Project

A BIG Welcome to all that have joined - We are delighted to have you aboard!!
We have 14 members who's test are back in and we're all waiting communications from each other.

Our current Linage Tree is GROWING!! We now have 3 Lineages on our Spicer Project.

Can You Help?

Listed below are few comments and questions left by our visitors to the website. Some of us have read them and are trying to fit the ancestors into our Genealogy trees. As always, we need more information, like birth years, death years, city and state. We realize that some of this information is hard to find, you never know who might have the missing information. We'd like to encourage anyone with answers or questions to be apart of our discussions. Share your information and lets get these lines figured out.

Sharing Information:
It has come to our attention that many of you have worked many long hours and days on your Genealogy tree. Some have worked years. We know this is a labor of love and we appreciate your work. Some of us are better at finding dates, some are more equipped to travel and visit homelands, court houses and archives. Some people just know where to go and how to do it. For many the information was passed down. We'd like to assure you that no book, or legal information is being written by Spicer's Connect. If you are writing a publication and require consent, please remember to let others know of your intentions. It's best to E-mail the provider of information with your consent request, as this is considered tangible while awaiting a formal signature on a consent to publish document.
Subject Orvill Spicer

My father had an older brother named ORVILL. He left the Logan County area and took his young family to Washington State. He is the only sibling of my father's I never got to meet. We welcome cousins. Penny and John are my siblings. So, we are already up to our necks in family history looking.

Subject Spicer Line
I believe I am a descendant of the Grenville, Canada Spicers. My line starting with Grandpa: Wilfred K. Spicer(Audrey Sheldon)), William Spicer(Margaret Imeson), Amos C. Spicer(Annie Irwin), William L. Spicer(Hannah Knapp)

Subject Mary Spicer
I just started looking up my father's grandmother side and was able to trace it back to Mary Spicer who married Michael Burns. I am their G-G-G-G-G-G grandson. I never knew I had ancestors here so early.

Subject family history
Direct descendant of Lemuel Spicer, born abt. 1770 in Delaware.

Subject Spicer Genealogy
I have done extensive research ref. the Spicer family, beginning with Peter Spicer of Groton,Ct. and his descendants, mainly those who ended up in Northern New york. Peter's origin is my brick wall. I have several research books in my possession, including The Meech series. The Descendants of Peter Spicer. Will be happy to share with anyone as I know how hard the hunt can be.

i was born in Trinidad the west indies my father was conrad spicer quinten hebert spicer was from Tobago the sister island ,i have just started looking for my ancestors do believe they were from the U.K.any info on this branch will be appreciated lets keep looking

Subject Washington Spicer
My Great grandfather was Orville Spicer who was born in Arkansas. I am a family history buff I am looking forward to checking out this site further.

Subject Southern Ohio Spicer
I'm Daniel J Spicer a 33-year-old native of Southern Ohio; South Point, Ohio.

Subject spicer relation
catherine j. spicer is my ggggrandmother who married noah crittenden my ggggrandfather, , 

Subject Spicer
Hi All- My mother Alice M.was a Spicer My grandfather was Joseph C. Spicer from Boston. I have quite a few Spicer photos of that branch of the family.

Ida Spicer: Culpeper Va. Washington DC, Alexandria Va. Last seen in 1940s..Father: John Joseph Spicer, Mother: Lucy Jane Shotwell/Spicer DOB: 1904-5

Subject T.J. Spicer m. Mary Co
Hi. I am the only grandchild of the above. Both grandparents born 1902/1904(Now deceased). I am the end of the line and would like to find out more about my ancestors. My Grandmother's maiden name was Caldwell and all resided in the TN area. Their only living son is Paul, who is my father. They had 1 other son, Harold, who was killed in WWII. This is a great site. I will refer to regularly. Thanks

Subject James Albert Spicer
Just starting to research this line.

Subject Spicers and Spicer kin
Hello My name is Isaac Reese Spicer Jr. I have been able to trace my Spicer kin back to Abraham Spicer who was born in 1695
 . He, of course, is my very solid Brick wall. I think that this Spicer site is a very much needed and essential addition to the 'net and I am proud to say that I have contributed as much Spicer information as I could. Thank You Sherry & Penny for your help & friendship. You are beautiful people and this is a wonderful site Reese Spicer Idaho

Subject Awesome
Like to know if we have any celtic heritage?


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[The following is directly quoted from their website]
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The programs available on Roots Television™ come from a variety of sources We have original programming that’s only available on ROOTS TELEVISION, like the exclusive New York Press Conference for  Annie Moore and “DNA Stories.”  We launch new, original shows regularly, so be sure to check back often.  We also license other shows and films from talented producers around the world.  We pledge to do our best to provide as wide a selection as possible and to introduce fresh programming on a regular basis.

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We still have no more information about Walter Spicer and this journal. Please, if you have a Walter Spicer around 1904 as a young man, please contact us for his school journal.
We have a current announcement:
If you or anyone you know is related to a Walter Spicer who went to school in Illinois in 1905, please let us know. We have been donated his school journal of studies. We've been reading it and it's quite interesting to know the "real" school facts from that era as recited to him. You can view the journal online at Collected Documents..

Samuel Spicer ::Photo:: [Contributed by Reese Spicer]
Thanks to Reese Spicer who was given this photo album. He shared it's pages with us and we think the gentleman sitting down is Samuel Spicer. The cover is hard to read and we are attempting to look closely at it. If you know these young men, please contact us. Included here is the cover of the photo album. We are not sure what it says. Maybe you can help. We think it mentions somewhere in Illinois...do you?

Mr Samuel Spicer
something...ill? Handsome ill? OR Some where in ILL?? Fandon?
When this you see think of me tho wile apart we'll be...

You can see this and more at our website on Documents. If you'd like an email copy of these please email us.

Looking For More Spicers?

Check out these Spicer pages online.

You might find a relation, and you might be able to correlate your line with some of these. We are very pleased to be able to provide you with their links to their websites. They are very informative. One could spend hours looking and reading. These sites have some very good informational dates that you might be interested in. Thanks to Nancy and Ellen for providing your websites for our interest.

Nancy's Front Porch:
Click Here
Ellen Schwartz:
Click Here

Want to do some deep reading?
Check out this site:
Click Here ...
This website is full of letters transcribed for online reading of Jefferson, Thomas, and others. Letters to and from Jefferson 1819. Thanks to Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library.

Fern Paty May has some good Spicer info on her website. She was researching the family of Ora Elanor Coghill and ended up with some Spicers in her tree.
Briddle/Bridwell; Spicer; Stafford; Lucas; Wilhoit.
Take A Look: Click Here



Member - Brenda is looking for information on
Absalom Spicer. If you have any, please contact us.

Notes for Absalom Spicer:

1820 Census: Culpeper County, Virginia

Male under 10 - 1

Male of 26 under 45 - 1

Female of 16 under 26 - 1


Member - Penny is looking for William Spicer
William Henry Spicer

B. 1785 In Virginia  D. 1850  In Tennessee

Married.1820 In Tennessee



The haplogroups for America's Founding Fathers have been derived from testing direct descendants or in the cases of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, descendants of their same-surnamed-relatives.

You can read more about about this historic information at the

International Society of Genetic Genealogy. Click Here

ISOGG.Org was founded in 2005 by DNA project administratiors who share the common vision of the promotion and education of genetic genealogy.

This website is very informative and full of information for all of us.
There are Famous Haplogroups here which are "branches on the tree of early human migrations and genetic evolution and are defined by genetic mutations or "markers" found in Y chromosome and mtDNA testing.  These markers are what help us find our Most Common Ancestor.


The History of Father's Day
By Cheri Sicard

father's day historyWhile many people believe that Father's Day is a holiday invented by the fine folks at Hallmark, it's not so. The celebration of Dad's special day can most likely be credited to Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington State, who first suggested the idea of the holiday in 1909.

Mrs. Dodd's father, civil war veteran William Smart, was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Despite the obvious hardships, Mr. Smart proceeded to raise the newborn along with his five other children, by himself.

It wasn't until Sonora Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. The original date chosen for the holiday was June 5, Mr. Smart's birthday, however the celebration was postponed until June 19, the third Sunday in June, because there was not enough time to prepare.

father's day cardsAt about the same time in various towns and cities across America other people were beginning to celebrate a Father's Day. Some accounts credit Mrs. Charles Clayton of West Virginia, as the founder of Father's Day, although most histories give credit to Mrs. Dodd.

In early times, wearing flowers was a traditional way of celebrating Father's Day. Mrs. Dodd favored the red rose to honor a father still living, while a white flower honored a deceased dad. J.H. Berringer, who also held Father's Day celebrations in Washington State as early as 1912, chose a white lilac as the Father's Day Flower.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day, but it never became official until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the presidential proclamation that set aside the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.

Be Sure To Also Read:
The History of Mother's Day


Join us next newsletter when we have more information on Rev. Spicer!!
We've been sent documents, census and records for Rev. Spicer. As we assimilate the information we will include it all online.
We'll keep you posted - Have a GREAT Father's DAY !!

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We'd like to stress the importance of DNA testing. Please call or write with any questions you might have. We need male Spicers to submit DNA for testing. We'd like female Spicers to participate as well. These will be a different group but we can cross reference.  Wouldn't you like to know where it all began? Being related doesn't mean we have to live together, it's just another commonality in a huge world we share.


Francis Bacon: Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.

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