The Spencer family came to Utah in either 1863 or 1864. They likely came in 1863, the year they took a PEF loan for their emigration and sailed to America. The Spencer family sailed to America in 1863 on the ship Amazon. But the first documentation to place them in Utah are church ordinances performed on 20 May 1865, which was prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to narrow the year of their travel. Birth date is confirmed by Centerville Ward records.