I am a distant SPENCER cousin of Nelson Strong SPENCER, a University of Illinois graduate and architect in Champaign IL, Beatrice NE and Chicago IL. Since I live in Champaign and I have frequented some of the buildings he built in the early 1900s, I did a bit of research about his life which I would be glad to share with any of his descendants who might be interested. I took photographs of the Spencer Family tombstone and the individual stones for Nelson, his wife Ida Florence RUSH (1860-1941), their oldest child Clifford Ricker SPENCER (1885-1969) and a few other family members.
Here is Nelson's Spencer ancestry:
Parents: Aquilla SPENCER & Mary Ann HETLER
Grdparents: David SPENCER & Rachel SHIVERY
G-Grdparents: John SPENCER & Susanna LIGHTFOOT
GG-Grdparents: Samuel Bond SPENCER & Hannah BOYD
I will be glad to answer any responses to this posting.