General Zachariah Taylor Spencer
was born to William Benjamin & Mary Spencer on Aug. 17, 1844 & died
in Lowland, NC on June 22, 1914. He is buried in the Flowers
Cemetery in Pamlico Co. He was first married to Martha Neal
in Hyde Co. on Mar. 31, 1870 and they had one child, Roger Spencer
who was born c1872. Zachariah's 2nd marriage was
to Cordelia Ann Rollinson in Hyde Co., NC on May 15, 1873.
Cordelia, daughter of Robert R. Rollinson & Dinah Whidbee, was
born Mar. 2, 1853 in Frisco, NC and died Jan. 2, 1916 [see
She is also buried in the Flowers Cemetery. In 1880 Z.T. &
Cordelia were living in the
of Dare Co., NC where they were raising their 3 daughters, Mary Ann,
Lodena, & Louisa. Between 1880-1900 they had moved into Twp. #4 of
Pamlico County. The 1900 census states that this couple had 8
children but only 7 were living.