Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spencer Records

Spencer Records (1762-1851) was an early pioneer of the American Midwest, who moved with his large family as a boy, in 1766, from the East Coast over the Appalachians into the area of Fort Pitt in Western Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh). After staying there a few years, the family moved down the Ohio River into Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. His interesting narrative of these travels, which he wrote in 1842 at the age of 80, is a first-hand account of the early settlement of the Midwest.

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