SPEER, SPEAR, SPEIRE, SPEERE, SPERRA, FAMILY GENEALOGY of Scotland to Ulster, Ireland to San Francisco, U.S.A in 1883

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  • ID: I6638
  • Name: Robert Speer
  • Given Name: Robert
  • Surname: Speer
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1735 in , Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
  • Death: 8 May 1813 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial: Lower Marsh Creek Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Immigration: ABT 1759 Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • _UID: 40569DF5711B41D88A08453D27D2ACE06649
  • Change Date: 26 Aug 2013 at 20:30
  • Note:
    Speer Reunion 29 June 2012; http://gettysburgtimes.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?image=42623516&event=1495861&CategoryID=0

    Emigrated from Ireland to Hamilton Bann Township, Adams County Pennsylvania in 1765. He left brothers in Ireland. He was of Scotch Irish descent. He was compelled to leave Ireland without his promised bride - a Miss Stuart - whose parents objected because of his poverty. The energetic young man soon acquired a quarter section of land in Adams Couty and cleared it for cultivation. He soon became a prosperous farmer. The Stuart family finally consented to his marriage and he went back to Ireland and was married. He and his bride came back to America and settled on his farm. His estate was administered in Adams County May 13, 1813. He was a weaver.

    He was a Private in the Continental Line, Depreciation Pay certificate is on file in the Pennsylvania Archives, Fifthe Series, Volume IV, page 456. He was a Private in the York County Militia, Hamilton Bann Township, York County in American Revolution, Vol. I, Page 162.

    He secured title to his land in the Manor of Maske in 1798 after having lived there since 1764.

    2nd Source Abbrev: Bible: William Speer
    Title: A statement written by William Speer in a Bible presented to Father and Mother, 8 July 1852 Pittsburgh, Repository: Name: Clare Migdley

    RO Fullerton's Desc.:
    "North of Ireland, could be (Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland).
    Marsh Creek Cemetery under old Hickory tree, with his wife.
    He left brothers in Ireland. He settled in South Carolina at first, returned to Ireland to be married, s ettled near brother James at Chanceford, York Co. in what is now Adams Co. Pa. , near Gettsburg. Of his seven sons, five came to Ohio. The two eldest, Alexander and James, remained in Adams County. John took up land near Zanesville, William and Thomas near the present site of New Concord."

    Sturart Speer [of Pennsylvania] opened the door of his cabin as a tavern in 1800, along Zane's trace, where is crossed Big Salt Creek (present day Bridgeville) [p27 "A People Set Apart" by Lorle Porter]

    "A People set Apart" by Lorle Porter p42-44
    Robert and Jane Stuart Speer immigrated from Ireland in 1765, settling 1st in the Scotch-Irish colony in Adams County, PA, then in the Youghiogheny colony in Washington County, PA. The Scotch-Irish in Canonsburg in Adams County and around Chartiers Creek west of Pittsburgh joined together in pushing westward -- to the Youghiogheny transplanted settlements and then onward. As part of this restlessly moving stream, Robert and Jane Speer and their five sons and one daughter joined the migration along the Trace (Zane's) in 1800. Reaching the pinnacle of one ridge on the Trace, just beyond a difficult braided section, Stuart Speer and his wife, Jane McClean Scott Speer, built a cabin/tavern/. Within a year they were serving travelers the "unadulterated whiskey" which brother Robert produced from the brothers' rye fields. Jame S. and Thomas Speer and Margaret and Samuel Jamison developed farms along the Trace and Crooked Creek. Their children played with the Indian children up Peter's Creek at Indian Camp. William Speer had brought a forge along the Trace, and his smithy served the family compound from 1804. William returned to PA regularly for Allegheny iron, and to care for his parents. When they died within 3 days of each other, Speer and his wife Rebecca Boggs, settled into Speer Settlement."

    1.┘Ctab┘DTitle: Robert Fullerton's Desc., Author: J Palmer ggrant2@msn.com Publication: RootsWeb, Media: Ancestry.com

    Title: Dated 4 June, 1879. Note: ABBR The Zanesville, Ohio Daily Courier Newspaper "Immigration"

    This is a good link http://www.reformedpresbyterian.org/assets/pdf/Glasgow%20book/Glasgow%2006.pdf

    Father: Thomas Speer b: Abt 1681 in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
    Mother: Mrs. Thomas (Speer) b: Est 1685

    Marriage 1 Jane Agnes Stuart b: 1739 in , , Ulster Providence, Northern Ireland
    • Married: Abt 1763 in , , , Ireland
    • Change Date: 4 Dec 2007
    1. Has Children Alexander Speer b: 1764 in , York Co., Pennsylvania, USA c: 14 Apr 1765 in Upper Octoraro, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
    2. Has Children Agness Speer b: Mar 1768 in , York Co., Pennsylvania, USA c: 3 Apr 1768 in Rock Creek United Presbyterian Church, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA
    3. Has Children John Speer b: Mar 1770 in , York Co., Pennsylvania, USA c: 1 Apr 1770 in Rock Creek United Presbyterian Church, York, Pennsylvania, USA
    4. Has Children Robert Speer b: Apr 1772 in , York Co., Pennsylvania, USA c: 17 Apr 1772 in Rock Creek United Presbyterian Church, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA
    5. Has Children James Speer b: 8 Jun 1774 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA
    6. Has Children William Speer b: 19 Jan 1778 in Hamilton Ban, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA
    7. Has Children Thomas Speer b: Abt 1780 in , Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    8. Has Children Stuart Speer b: 8 Feb 1783 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA

    1. Abbrev: SPEER Genealogical Work
      Title: The Works of George Presley and Ina G. Hopkins Speer
      Author: George Daniel Speer Sr
      Date: 4 Apr 1994
      Text: This Speer Genealogical Work is dedicated to my Parents; George Presley Speer Jr. and Ina Grace Hopkins. This is the product of their 45 years of Family Records; researched, and assembled by them. It is amazing that they did this, without the use of computers!

      I would like to share a note written by my Father, in my copy of the Hopkins Family Genealogy Book; ((Quote, to;)

      Teresa and G. Daniel Speer Family

      - A Goodly Heritage -
      "Keep thy fathers commandments, and forsake not the Law of thy mother;
      Bind them continually upon thy heart." Proverbs 6: 20-21

      Herein are examples from the lives of goodly people to sustain us, guide us, motivate us and strengthen us to live righteously. We can provide a heritage for our posterity by honoring our name, sharing our testimony and writing personal and family histories.
      Ina & George Speer, Christmas 1987 (end quote))

      With much love and Devotion, your son, George Daniel Speer Sr. April 4, 1994
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