Ancestors and Descendents of D&P Mendheim

William Spooner [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 on 1 Jan 1622 in Colchester, Essex, England. He died 7 in Mar 1684 in Acusnet, Mass.. He married Elizabeth Partridge in 1646.

Other marriages:
Pratt, Hannah

The first Spooner ancestor of which we have documented lineage wasWilliam Spooner, who came from Leyden, Holland early in 1637 with (itis presumed) his widowed Mother, Ann, and brother, Thomas. On theirarrival in this country they seperated, Ann and Thomas settled inSalem, and William settling first in the little Colchester settlementand later in New Plymouth. It is beleived that William was only 15when he came to America, and to pay for his passage, he was indenturedto John Holmes a well-to-do citizen of New Plymouth, in the colony ofMassachusetts. Within the year, John Holmes sold William's indentureto John Coombs, a printer and also well-to-do citizen of New Plymouth.The terms of this indenture stressed that John Coombs provide WilliamSpooner with "one comely suit of apparell for holy days, and one suitfor working days, twelve bushels of indian wheat and a good servicablemuskett, bandaliers and sword fitt for service". William Spooner musthave served his master well, for upon the death of John Coombs priorto 1645, William Spooner was entrusted with the administration of hismaster's estate and the custody of his children. Mrs. Coombs decidedto return to England shortly after the death of her husband and leftWilliam in charge of everything, including her children. So, at a veryearly age William was a family man and had the care and responsibilityof a lot of property. With John Coomb's help, William Spooner had beenable to buy a piece of property, and he bought more land in Plymouthand the vicinity in 1658 and 1662. On June 6, 1654 he was appointed"Surveyor of Highways". He served on the "Grand Enquest" in 1657 and1666. In 1660 he moved to a new settlement at Acusgnet in theDartmouth purchase. He along with 35 other colonists, founded the townof Dartmouth in June 1664 and he spent the remainder of his life nearthere. Because William Spooner served as surveyor and was a landholderin the colonies before 1700, his decendents are eligible to belong tothe organization, "Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century". andbecause he was one of the founders of Dartmouth, his decendents areeligible for the organization "Daughters of Founders and Patriots".William Spooner was married twice, first to Elizabeth Partridge, bywhom he had only one son, John. She died in 1648 and William marriedsecond Hannah Pratt, a daughter of Joshua Pratt, who was a "FirstComer", having come to America on the "Ann" in 1623, and was allottedland among the "Old Comers". Joshua Pratt was a freeman and aconstable in Plymouth, Where his widow, Bathsheba administered uponhis estate October 6, 1656. He too was one of the original 36purchasers of Dartmouth. William and Hannah Spooner had 8 children andwe are decendents of two of them, Samuel and Isaac. All through theSpooner family we find much intermarrying In fact, one Adam Spoonerwas called "Great-Uncle Grandad" by his grandchildren. William Spoonerdied in Acusnet, Mass. in March 1684, leaving a lengthy will.

Elizabeth Partridge died on 28 Apr 1648. She married William Spooner in 1646.

They had the following children:

  M i John Spooner was born before 28 Apr 1648. He died after 1734.

John Spooner [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 in 1596 in Buckinghamshire, , England. He died 5 on 6 Jul 1628 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He married 6 Ann Peck on 19 Dec 1616 in Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Other marriages:
Bennett, Susanna

Ann Peck [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 in 1600 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, , England. She died 6 in 1638 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She married 7 John Spooner on 19 Dec 1616 in Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

They had the following children:

  M i William Spooner was born on 1 Jan 1622. He died in Mar 1684.
  M ii Thomas Spooner was born in 1623. He died on 29 Sep 1664.

Philip De La Noy 1 was born 2 in 1552/1588 in Arrived on "fortune" in 1621. He died 3 in 1593/1670. He married 4 Hester Drewsberry in 1577/1626.

Hester Drewsberry 1 was born 2 in 1559/1590. She died 3 in 1593/1676. She married 4 Philip De La Noy in 1577/1626.

They had the following children:

  M i Jonathan Delano LT. was born in 1647. He died on 23 Dec 1720.

Nathaniel Warren [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 19 Mar 1662 in Plymouth, MA. He died 3 on 29 Oct 1707 in Plymouth, MA. He married 4 Phebe Murdock in 1638/1662.

Phebe Murdock [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1609/1633. She died 3 on 24 Nov 1700 in Plymouth, Ma.. She married 4 Nathaniel Warren in 1638/1662.

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3398, Date of Import: Jul 24,2001]

Unsure about Sarah's madian name.... but she could have been acousin.

This information is from a book about Zoath Spooner (revolutionary war
soldier) , and our relationship to him. This documentation has been
accepted by the DAR and DOC (Daughters of the Colonies). This leg of
the family goes back to the plymouth colony, but probably not theMayflower.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah Warren.

William Walker 1 was born 2 in 1568/1606 in ENGLAND. He died 3 in 1609/1687. He married 4 Unknown Collier in 1594/1643.

Unknown Collier [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1575/1609. She died 3 in 1609/1694. She married 4 William Walker in 1594/1643.

They had the following children:

  F i Phebe Murdock was born in 1609/1633. She died on 24 Nov 1700.

Daniel Wing [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1617/1646. He died 3 in 1698. He married Hannah Swift.

Other marriages:
Ewer, Ann

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3398, Date of Import: Jul 24,2001]

DANIEL WING, the father of Experience Wing, Samuel Spooner's wife, wasthe son of the Rev. John Wing, who came to Amirica in 1632 and was oneof the "associates" who built Sandwich, Mass. I bring out this earlyhistory so that you will see how many generations our family has beenin America and that we are decendents of the original founders of thiscountry. Truly, we have a history of which to be proud.

Hannah Swift.Hannah married Daniel Wing.

They had the following children:

  M i John Wing was born on 14 Nov 1656. He died on 1 Aug 1717.

John Winge.John married Deborah Batchedler.

Deborah Batchedler [Parents].Deborah married John Winge.

They had the following children:

  M i Daniel Wing was born in 1617/1646. He died in 1698.
  F ii Deborah.
  M iii John.
  M iv Stephen.
  M v Matthew.

Thomas Ewer 1 was born 2 on 10 Mar 1593 in Ware England came to America on the "James" 1635. He died 3 in 1615/1683. He married 4 Sarah Learned in 1610/1643.

Sarah Learned [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1589/1609 in WARE ENGLAND. She died 3 in 1615/1693. She married 4 Thomas Ewer in 1610/1643.

They had the following children:

  F i Ann Ewer was born in 1615/1648. She died in 1671/1735.

Zoath Spooner [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 in 1763 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 2 Aug 1865 in Decatur County, Georgia. He was buried in 1865 in Cool Springs Cemetery, Bainbridge, GA. He married 6 Katren Duncan in 1779/1835.

Other marriages:
Spooner, Nancy LNU

Zoath is probably the most colourful ancestor we have and surely heled a FULL life. Apparently he enjoyed all the pleasures and viceslife had to offer, yet lived to be 104. Zoath was a very odd name andwhen he went to Georgia, it was spelled every which way but right. Inthe records of Georgia you can find his name spelled Zoeth, Zoah,Zore, Soar, Lore, and many times the writer couldn't begin to spellit, so they just wrote "Mr.". Family tradition tells us that he alwayshated his name and would not allow any of his children orgrandchildren to be named for him. He was in his early teens when hewas left an orphan. According to probate records in Bristol County,Mass. Wesson Tallman qualified as guardian of Zoath Spooner April26,1773 and on December 16, 1778 Nathaniel Spooner, uncle of theminor, was appointed his guardian. As soon as he was old enough Zoathwent into the army and fought in the American Revolution. He was asoldier in the company of Capt. Daniel Drake, Col. Drury's Regiment,sent by order of the general Court to North River June 30, 1781.Descendents of Zoath are eligible for the Daughters of the AmericanRevolution on his service.

Nathaniel Spooner, Zoath's uncle had been a seafaring man, as had beenmany other members of the Spooner family for generations. Zoath tookto the sea after the war and came south, sailing up the SavannahRiver. Early research of this area's records reveal several men by thename of Spooner in the Savannah area, but only Zoath stayed in thesouth. We find a deed recorded September 9, 1786 in the records ofBristol Co., Mass. from Zoath Spooner of Dartmouth, Mass., MARINER, toNathaniel Spooner for some of the property he had inherited from hisfather. On November 14,1787 he sold another piece of property toGameliel Bryant and this deed stated Zoath Spooner was of New Bedford,Mass. Then on March 7,1791, Zoath Spooner of the County of Burke,State of Georgia, sells his final piece of property inherited from hisfather to Samuel Perry, Jr., This deed was signed in Savannah. Thus weprove how Zoath happened to settle in the south. Zoath took upresidence first in Burke, Co. Georgia and later in Screven County. Itis not known whether he was married in those early years in Georgianor actually how many wives he had, but from the census records, wegather he had more than one wife and a number of children. We know hewas married to Katren Duncan by Feb. 27, 1796, because we find a deedfrom Andrew Duncan of Screven Co., Georgia, conveying to his daughter,Katren Spooner, 100 acres. "Her husband, Zoar Spooner, agrees to takesame". Zoath was then at least 33 years old, so he may have had anearlier wife. At any rate, his oldest child was born November 17,1798and he named him Joseph after his father. Zoath and Katren also hadthe following known children: Elizabeth, Adam, Richard, William andJoshua. It is believed that Kathren died about 1812 or possibly whenJoshua was born. We find the following deeds in Screven Co. On October21, 1812, Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan of Screven Co., Ga. deeded to herson-in-law, Zoar Spooner "in consideration of the love, good will andaffection which I have and do bear towards my son-in-law, Zoar Spoonerof the same state and county, one negro fellow, 8 head of stockcattle, 17 head of hogs, all her household furniture and her crop nowon hand. Since she did not mention her daughter, Katren, she ispresumed deceased. On the same date Elizabeth Duncan deeded to hergranddaughter, Elizabeth Spooner, of the same state and county, acertain bay horse called Tom, and 1 cow and calf. Elizabeth Spoonerwas the oldest daughter of Zoath and Katren Spooner and apparently hergrandmother Elizabeth Duncan's namesake. It is reasonable to believeif Katren had still been living, her mother, Elizabeth Duncan, wouldhave mentioned her in the place of, or at least with, Zoath Spooner inthe first deed. Zoath's next set of children were: Rebecca, Deborah,Tabitha, and James. They were born between 1816 and 1825. Then hemarried his last wife, Nancy, some 40 years his junior. In the 1850census of Decatur Co., Ga. We find "Mr" Spooner, age 90 years old,with his wife Nancy , age 50, Debby, age 30, Caleb, age 20, Nancy age18, Martha age 16 , and Mary age 14. John age 12 , is also listed butwe know he was the natural son of Zoath's daughter Deborah. In Zoath'swill he "Left all to Nancy" and does not mention any children, so wedo not know for sure that Caleb, Nancy, Martha, and Mary were his byhis wife, Nancy, but they might have been. Zoath Spooner was picturedas being a giant of a man, 6 feet 5 in. tall and weighing 240 lbs. whowas famous for his abilities as a hunter, trapper, indian fighter,frontiersman, pioneer, and American Patriot. There are stories ofZoath stalking deer with the lithe silence of an indian in theSavannah River swamplands, and after killing a deer, being able totoss it over his shoulder and carry it some 5 or 6 miles to his homewithout fatigue. There are also stories of his being the nemesis ofthe "Florida Scouts" in the 1800-1815 period. The "Florida Scouts"were Tories and British sympathizers who moved into, or were driveninto Florida during the closing phases of the American Revolution andshortly thereafter. A deadly hatred existed between the men who foughtfor American independence and these Florida settlers. These men ofEast Florida often raided the isolated and thinly settled districts ofGeorgia in marauding bands which killed, plundered, stole slaves, andcommitted atrocities against the early Georgians. They often reachedup as far as Screven County in these raids and Zoath Spooner was famedfor his ability to track and destroy them. He mostly traveled on footin these actions against the "Florida Scouts" and was noted for hisability to cover great distances in stealth and silence at an "IndianLope" or trot. There was one incident in which Zoath tracked seven"Florida Scoust" for almost a hundred miles in this manner and atopportune times, destroyed them one by one. From this description, onemight picture Zoath as being the same type frontiersman and pioneer asDaniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie. These accounts my not beentirely accurate, but Zoath must surely was a hearty individual tohave survived as long and as well as he did in the times in which helived.

Katren Duncan [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1761/1808. She died 3 before 12 Oct 1812. She married 4 Zoath Spooner in 1779/1835.

They had the following children:

  M i Joseph James Spooner was born on 15 Nov 1798. He died on 15 Apr 1887.
  M ii Adam C. Spooner was born in 1804. He died on 7 Sep 1882.
  F iii Elizabeth Spooner was born about 1805.

Andrew Duncan.Andrew married Elizabeth (Andrews).

Elizabeth (Andrews).Elizabeth married Andrew Duncan.

They had the following children:

  F i Katren Duncan was born in 1761/1808. She died before 12 Oct 1812.

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