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GENEALOGY

May 1968: I started the hobby of genealogy, motivated by a desire to communicate to my deaf son, Gary Dale Speed.  I wanted to communicate to him as clearly as possible information about his relatives and ancestors.  A written record and charts was the best and easiest way to explain.

2007: The Speed Book that has been referred to in family history is a book that Blanche Ormond Speed gave to Noble Desmond Speed and has been passed on to his male heirs.  The book is a rare publication:  "Records and Memorials of The Speed Family” collected and prepared for publication by Thomas Speed in 1892.  As of this date I have not been able to trace my ancestors to any of the families in that book.  I have included all of the names in that book in the file titled John Speed.

COOPER, James and his descendants

Born: 1732, Virginia

Died: 21 Jul 1776, Tennessee

 

CRAVE, Jean Claude and his descendants

Born: ca. 1751, France

Died: Unknown

 

DOUGLAS, Elvira G. and her descendants

Born: Bolvar, Polk County, Missouri

Died:  Mar 1864 in Van Zandt County, Texas

 

HAUDBERG, Pierre Antoine and his descendants

Born: ca. 1725, France

Died: Unknown

 

HILL, John Harris and his descendants

Born: 1856 Devonshire, England

Died: 1928

 

HURLBURT, Millard Carl and his descendants

Born: 26 Feb 1854 Michigan

Died: 7 Dec 1903 Near Bonanza, Hopkins County, Texas

 

JOHNSON, James Goudlock and his descendants

Born: 23 May 1791

Died: 2 Jan 1848, Wetumpca, Elmore County, Alabama

 

 KAY, Robert Sr. and his descendants

Born:  1725 King George County, Virginia

Died: 1807 Broadmouth Creek, Anderson County, South Carolina

 

 KILLIAN, Hans and his descendants

Born: About 1516 in Augsburg, Schawben, Bavaria

Died: Unknown

[His descendants changed their name from Killian to Killion]

 

KINGSFORD, John and his descendants

Born: ca. 1510, Kent England

Died: Sep 1558, Kent England

 

McCRACKEN, David and his descendants

Born: 1747 St Mary's County, Maryland

Died: 1812 Lincoln County, Tennessee

 

MOOR, Phillipp or Phillip and his descendants

Born: Overnhof, Germany

Died: 19 Aug 1681 Germany

 

MUDGE, Daniel and his descendants

Born: Kent County, England

Died: Information Unknown.

 

NORWOOD, W. C. and his descendants

Born: ca. 1810

Died:  Unknown

 

PERKINS, James and his descendants

Born: 13 Aug 1820, England

Died: Unknown

 

PERKINS, Phyllis Lorraine and her ancestors

Born: 28 Feb 1925, Wisconsin

[still living], California

 

RAMBOLT, John Anton and his descendants

Born: ca. 1816, France

Died: Unknown

 

RAMQUIST, Carl August and his descendants

Born: 26 Jan 1859, Ingelshyttan, Sweden

Died: 3 Sep 1923, Ishpeming, Marquette County. Michigan

[As an adult changed his name from Larsson to Ramquist]

 

SIMS, James P. and his descendants

Born: ca. 1648, Somerset, England

Died: Unknown

 

SMITH, Francis, Sr and his ancestors

Born: About 1764, Powhatan, Powhatan Co. Texas

Died: 14 Jan 1846, Fayette County, Texas

 

SPEED, Addarin and Terrel and their descendants

 

SPEED, John and his descendants

Born: ca. 1552. Farndon, England

Died: 28 Jul 1629, Criplegate, England

 

SPEED, James Walker & and his descendants Michael & William W. & Martin  

 

SPEED, Orman Lewis and his ancestors

Born: 22 Nov 1926, Texas

[still living], California

 

SPEED, Richard and his descendants

Born: ca. Apr 1723 England

Died: New York

 

SPEED, William and Col. John  and Maj. William Terrel and  Robert Wages

And their descendants

 

SPEER, William and his descendants

Born: 1747 Strebaul, Atrim County, Ireland

Died: 17 Apr 1830 Cherokee Ford, Abbeville County, Alabama

 

SPRADLING, William and his descendants

Born: 1770 St Mary's County, Maryland

Died: 1812 Lincoln County, Tennessee

 

STEWART, Walter and his descendants

Born: 1190 Fortar, Angus, Scotland

Died: 1241 Argile, Scotland

 

TANNER, John L. and his descendants

Born: 1830

Died: 19 Sep 1863

 

TAYLOR, George and his descendants

Born: 3 Jan 1775, Virginia

Died: 12 Sep 1854, Alabama

 

WILLIAMS, Martin Luther and his descendants

Born: 17 Apr 1855 in Lawrence County, Missouri

Died: 8 Mar 1940 Denison, Grayson County, Texas