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Our Speer Family


Andrew Speer was born about 1670 in County Donegal, Ireland, his parents and siblings are unknown to this researcher, and died about 1758, probably in Somerset County, Maryland. Andrew married 1. Jane about 1685 in Maryland and 2. Priscilla on 10 Mar 1690 in Somerset County, Maryland, their marriage is found recorded on GRS marriage cd #4. The children of Andrew and Jane are:
diamond Henry, b. 1686; d. 1769 MD
diamond Andrew, b. 1688

The child of Andrew and Priscilla is:
diamond Mary, b. 1692

Henry Speer, the son of Andrew and Jane Speer, was born about 1686 in Maryland and died about 1769 in Maryland. He married Jane Calloway in 1711 in Wicomico County, Maryland. Their marriage is found recorded on GRS marriage cd #4. The children of Henry and Jane are:
diamond Henry, Jr. b. bef 1721
diamond Robert, b. abt 1722
diamond John, b. 15 Feb 1723
diamond Jacob, b. 3 Mar 1725
diamond Mary, b. abt 1727
diamond Sarah, b. abt 1729
diamond Andrew, b. abt 1731
diamond Moses, b. abt 1733
diamond Aaron, b. abt 1734
diamond Jean

Henry Speer, Jr., the son of Henry and Jane, was born 3 Mar 1725 and died about 1771 in Somerset County, Maryland. He married Sarah Shores about 1756, their children are:
diamond William
diamond Alice
diamond Nancy
diamond
diamond
diamond Fanny

Jacob Speer, the son of Henry and Jane Calloway Speer, was born 3 Mar 1725 in Somerset County, Maryland. He died about 1802 in Surry County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth ??? about 1746 in Maryland. The children of Jacob and Elizabeth are:
diamond John, b. abt 1747
diamond Jacob, b. abt 1749
diamond Benjamin, b. abt 1750
diamond Henry Thomas, b. abt 1752; married Rachel Hudspeth
diamond James, b. abt 1754
diamond Elizabeth b. abt 1756; married Joseph Rutledge
diamond William, b. abt 1758

Andrew Speer, the son of Henry and Jane Calloway Speer, was born about 1731. He married Betty ???. Their children are:
diamond Leah, married William Flinn
diamond Andrew

John Speer, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Speer, was born about 1747 in Somerset County, Maryland and died about 1851 in Dallas County, Arkansas. He married Elizabeth Steelman, the daughter of Mathias and Ruth Steelman on 12 Oct 1784 in Surry County, North Carolina. Their marriage is found recorded on GRS marriage cd #4. The children of John and Elizabeth are:
diamond Benjamin
diamond Mary
diamond George
diamond John
diamond Elizabeth b. aft 1800
diamond Esabellow A.

William Speer, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Speer, was born about 1758 in Somerset County Maryland and died about 1859 in Jefferson County, Alabama. He married Amelia Estep, 23 Jan 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina. The children of William and Amelia Estep Speer are:
diamond Isaac b. 20 Arp 1784; married Elizabeth Atkins
diamond Abraham, b. 1790; married Sharah Shuett 30 Mar 1815 Cumberland Co. KY
diamond Elizabeth; married Valentine Bevin 15 Mar 1803 Madison Co. KY
diamond Mildred
diamond James b. 11 Oct 1790
diamond Susannah
diamond Caty
diamond William
diamond Millie; married William Brake

Elizabeth Speer, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Steelman Speer, was born abt 1800 in Kentucky and died before 1850 in Clay or Greene County, Arkansas. She married William Henry Nutt, the son of William and Mary McCown Nutt on 20 May 1818 in Blount County, Alabama. The children of Elizabeth and William Henry Nutt are:
diamond Unknown child
diamond Mary, b. abt 1820 AL
diamond Rachel, b. abt 1821 AL
diamond Nancy b. abt 1824 AL
diamond William Granville, b. 25 Aug 1825 AL
diamond Robert McCown, b. 28 Jun 1828 AL
diamond John, b. 8 Aug 1832 TN
diamond George W., b. 4 Jul 1836 TN
diamond Martin Van Buren, b. 1839 TN

For more information on the families of Elizabeth and William Henry Nutt's children see Our Nutt Family

James Speer, the son of William and Amelia Estep Speer, was born 11 Oct 1790 in Surry County, North Carolina and died 17 May 1865 in Smith County, Texas. He married Penelope Jacks, 12 Aug 1813 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, their marriage is found recorded on GRS marriage cd#2. The children of James and Penelope Jacks Speer are:
diamond John, b. 25 Aug 1818 KY
diamond Dennis, b. 1819, KY; married Lucinda Moncreef, Fayette Co. TN
diamond Sarah, b. 1820; married Thomas Nutt
diamond Tabitha, b. 1822; married John M. Taylor, Fayette Co., TN
diamond Elizabeth Ann, b. 1824; married Nathaniel Rutledge, Fayette Co. TN

John Speer, the son of James and Penelope Jacks Speer, was born 25 Aug 1816 in Cumberland County, Kentucky and died 18 May 1898 in Texas. He married Elizabeth Coker, about 1837, their children are:
diamond Melvina, b. abt 1839
diamond L. L., b. abt 1842
diamond John Dennis Wesley, b. 24 Mar 1844
diamond Penelope, b. abt 1846
diamond Doc Franklin, b. abt 1848

John Dennis Wesley Speer, the son of John and Elizabeth Coker Speer, was born 24 Mar 1844 in Shelbyville, Tennessee and died 27 Jun 1937 in Denton, Texas. He married Sallie Hunter Ellis in 1868 in Waco, Texas. The children of John and Sallie Hunter Speer are:
diamond Lon A. , b. 10 Feb 1880
diamond Ocie
diamond Robert Ellis
diamond John
diamond Oran
diamond Charles Hunter
diamond Doc Milner
diamond Bonnie
diamond Ivan Roland

Lon A. Speer, the son of John Dennis and Elizabeth Coker Speer, was born 10 Feb 1880 in Wood County, Texas and died 11 Mar 1923 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. He married Pearla Wheeler, 24 Nov 1904 in Denton, Texas. Their children are:
diamond Lon A., III
diamond Catharine Lucille
diamond Robert James

This information has come from personal research and from private researchers who have shared their information with me, including Melvin E. Spears, Sr.
If you have any corrections or additions to these families please contact Sherry Crabtree Osburn

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