Family:John Case and Sarah Spencer (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2][3] bef 17 Aug 1656 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)
Aft 2 Feb 1725
  1. Appendix, John Case, in Goodwin, Nathaniel. Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts. (Hartford, CT: F.A. Brown, 1856), 275.

    The text reads that John Case married "Sarah, daughter of William Spencer, of Hartford, Conn., about 1657. He resided in Windsor, Conn., until the spring of 1669, when he removed to Massacoe, (now Simsbury,) and settled in Weatogue."

  2. McCracken, George E. The Case Family of Connecticut and Long Island. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Apr 1958), 34:67.

    "… a power of attorney given at Mashpath Killes, new Nederlands, on 17 Aug. 1656, by John Casse wno signed by mark and describes himself as 'John Case now Inhabiting in mashpath kills in the new nederlands,' to his 'father William Edwards, inhabitant in Hartford in new England,' for the purpose of recovering from Mr. Richard Lord of Hartford, merchant, the sum of six pounds 'which the said Mr Richard Lord was Assigned by the ourseers to pay unto my wife in pease and wheat when she was eighteene yeares of age.' The witnesses to the document were Joseph Lanckton and Thomas Casse, and the document was duly recorded by John Cullick on 10 April 1657 in his own handwriting. Thus, it is clear from this document that John Case had married Sarah Spencer, daughter of William Spencer by his wife Agnes Tucker [Harris], before this date. William Edwards, called 'father' in the power of attorney, was the stepfather of Sarah Spencer, so that the word means 'stepfather-in-law.' Sarah was the mother of all of John Case's children …"

  3. Maw, Joyce B. Clark Higley Ancestry: Including Alderman, Case, Ford, Fyler/Filer, Gillett, Griswold, Gunn, Halladay, Higley, Hunter, Moses, Owen, Phelps, Spencer, Strong, Thrall, Warham. (Ogden, Utah: The Author (typescript), 2001), 27.

    A letter dated 17 Aug 1656 by John Case giving his father-in-law power of attorney in his business affairs.