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7 March 2004

Heather: The only name I know that sound like Solomon is Samuel. What do you know about Samuel Davis?

Audrey: Samuel Davis, he got killed the minute he went out! That was so tragic!

(Samuel Davis took our ancestor’s place in the American Revolution.  John Spencer was needed on the farm when his father and his older brother died of smallpox in the fall of 1777.  John’s mother sold some of the land to pay for a substitute, Samuel Davis, to take John’s place in the War. Samuel was never heard from again.  John’s son, Richard Anthony (“Deacon”) Spencer bought back the land many years later.)