7/14/1860 E Dist, Bracken Co, KY. That year the census taker recorded Spencer at age 33, a farmer, who owned property valued at $2100/1400. Wife Martha was 25 and they already had a large family: Lucinda, 11; Christiana, 9; James M, 8; Nimrod, 6; Josephine, 3 and Sarah A, 4 mo. They lived next door to Michael Workman followed by Harvey Workman.
7/6/1870 Pinhook Twp, PO Brattons Mill, Robertson Co, KY. Before the next census they had moved, probably with Martha's sister America and Thomas Haley who lived in the same area. Spencer was recorded at 47 years of age, Martha A at 38. Children in the house were James W, 17, and Nimrod, 16, Joseph W, 12, Sarah A, 10, Juliet, 8, Martha A, 5, America J, 3, and Priscilla, 1. Spencer's occupation was farmer and his property was worth $6000/4475.
6/3/1880 Same place. The census taker recorded "Spenc" at 57, still farming, Martha was 47 and their children at the time were Martha A, 16, Maggie J, 12, Sherman, 8, Grant U S, 6, Rosa, 4, Joseph N, 23, and Nimrod R, 25.
Daughter Sarah's death records say he was born in Robertson Co, KY.