James Spencer (May 22, 1818 - May 28, 1883) was a resident of South Manchester, Connecticut, and the husband of Julia (Goodwin) Spencer, a 7th-generation descendant of Ozias Goodwin, a founder of Hartford, Connecticut. He was born on May 22, 1818 as the son of Timothy Spencer and Mary (Goodwin) Spencer. He married Julia Goodwin on June 1, 1843 and lived in South Manchester for the remainder of his life until his death on May 28, 1883.
- Mary Elizabeth Spencer (b. May 2, 1844)
- Julia Emma Spencer (b. Mar. 24, 1847) - m. Frederick Hagenow (1845-1913)
- Esther Priscilla Spencer (Oct. 31, 1855 - Sept. 13, 1856)