My Grandmother was Mary Gray Spencer (4/5/1870-6/11/1938), who married James Breckinridge (8/4/1867-12/12/1930).She was the daughter of Robert Bouldin Spencer (8/18/1818-5/30/1902).He was the son of Henry Spencer (1778-1844).Henry Spencer was the son of John Spencer (12/16/1745-1/1/1798).John married Sally Watkins.
I have been working on the ancestry of Colonel Thomas Spencer for several years.I think his father was William Nicholas Spencer (grandson of the notable Nicholas Spencer) who married Elizabeth Magruder of Prince Georges County, Maryland.The only documentation I have seen is in "The Compendium of American Genealogy" by Virkus (Vol. 4, p. 532).Virkus cannot be correct, because a generation has been omitted.
The marriage of Wm. Nicholas Spencer and Elizabeth did not last.She was provided a farm and Nicholas remarried.(Fairfax County Deed Book A, p 27).There are a number of references to the Spencers in Prince William and Fairfax deed books, etc.I am still searching, but somewhat discouraged.Help!