This information is contributed by Sloan Spence Mason
This information is contributed by Spence Dowdy
This first one is the family of Pinkney Hardy Spence and Fannie Lucretia Gardner somewhere around the late winter or early spring of 1897, going (in the memory of what my mother remembered Royall Jr telling her) from left to right: James George Spence, Willie Cashwell Spence, Unknown (may have been a drifter wandering by as the picture was taken), Nora Mae Spence, Mary Eliza Cherry Gardner (mother-in-law of PH Spence), Pinkney Hardy Spence, Pinkney Blonard Spence (standing on fence), Fannie Lucretia Gardner Spence, Mary Adair Spence, one of the last two boys is Tollie Talmadge Spence and the other is unknown perhaps a neighborhood kid (I donít really know which but judging from the age (abt 7) I would guess the smaller boy is Tollie ). I have been told that Fannie is about 5-6 months pregnant with my grandfather, Royall H. Spence in this picture.
Family of Pinkney Hardy Spence and Fannie Lucretia Gardner
The house was in Stoney Creek Township in Wayne County, from my research just north of Goldsboro city limits. Marriage:Fannie Lucretia GARDNER-b)6 Feb.1861 d)27 Jan.1920 daughter of James Tillman GARDNER and Mary Elizabeth CHERRY,sister of Tempie GARDNER who was married to Ezekial Spence Pinkney Hardy Spence was the son of James Madison Spence of Liddell, N.C. and Nancy Goodman (Spence Cemetery on this site) He married Fannie Lucretia Gardner whose sister Tempie Gardner married his brother Ezekial Spence.
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