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Spencer family papers (archival material)

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Spencer family


Benjamin F. Spencer (b. 1854) was born enslaved in Kentucky. He was taught to read along with his owner's son.
Guide to Spencer Family Papers at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. There are also pictures.

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NKAA Entry: Scott County (KY) Enslaved, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1850-1870

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“Spencer family papers (archival material),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 12, 2024,

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