Name: Thomas Speer
Given Name: Thomas
Birth: Abt 1681 in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland 1
Death: Abt 1779 in , Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland 2
Change Date: 17 Jun 2012 at 12:58
His name is UNKNOWN. But, O'harts Irish pedigrees, believes it could be Thomas. Some internet sources state his name is John Thomas; this is purely speculative. George Daniel Speer Sr.
Source # 1: IRISH PEDIGREES; or THE ORIGIN and STEM of THE IRISH NATION by JOHN O'HART 2nd Edition Vol. II; Anglo- Irish and other Genealogy's; IRISH PEDIGREES decedents of Thomas Speer of Desertoghill, died July 1636; compiled by Genealogies of G. D. Speer Sr. of Brentwood CA, USA
Speer Family Pedigree Chart #1 of 3; Speer of Balnasaggart, Tullybryan and Carron Moat, Co. Tyrone. Derived partly from information collected by Alfred Ernest Speer And partly from the pedigree of Speer included in Vol. II of O'harts Irish pedigrees, 2ndÙCsupÙD ÙC/supÙD Edition (British museum) Arranged and brought up to date in 1961 by Roy Thompson Monier Williams, [firstname.lastname@example.org of G. D. Speer Sr. of Brentwood CA, USA added Jan. 2006]
Speer Family Pedigree Chart #2 of 3; Pedigree of Speer of Ireland, there are 6 sources listed on this chart; #1 O'harts Irish Pedigrees, #2 Ulster King of Arms, #3: Bethams Extracts, #4 Tyrone County Deed Records, #5 Scottish Exchange Rolls and research of Alfred Speer 1890, [email@example.com of G. D. Speer Sr. of Brentwood CA, USA added Jan. 2006]
Source: The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy ISBN 0806311711, Ref. 929.2 Edited by, Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G.; The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America (The Institute of American Genealogy; 440 S Dearborn St, Chicago IL; Vol V, 1933); (Vol V; pg 503-5 Thomas and Jannett Speer); [firstname.lastname@example.org of G. D. Speer Sr. of Brentwood CA, USA added Jan. 2006]
Speer family was of Scotch Presbyterian descent and according to family tradition lived in Ulster for at least 100 years before coming to America. James was a Covenanter, a Presbyterian sect firmly opposed to all attempts to dominate the individual whether it be through the claim of divine rights of kinsgs to rule or the infallibility of the Roman Pope, or the demands of the Church of England. In America they became ardent patriots, providing soldiers for the French and Indian wars and for the Continental Arum of General Washington. They were also behind the Whiskey Rebellion which resisted prohibitory taxes on processed farm products (whiskey, wine, reserves, etc.) which meant that the frontiersmen could not get their products to the seaboard markets. They rejected slavery and were behind the laws making Pennsylvania slave free.
They were devout people, firmly believing in the goodness of God and faith in the future. The Speer family motto is : "Dominus providebit," or the Lord will provide. [Family Tree.ftw, Date of Import: Jul 15, 2001 ]
Father: Robert Speer b: 1650 in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
Mother: Mary Anne (Speer) b: Est 1655 in Prob, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
Mrs. Thomas (Speer) b: Est 1685
in , , , Ireland
- Change Date:
4 Dec 2007
- Alexander Speer b: in , , Ulster Providence, Northern Ireland
- Thomas Speer b: Abt 1708 in , , , Ireland
- James Speer b: Abt 1720 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland
- Robert Speer b: 1735 in , Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
- Abbrev: A statement written by William Speer in a Bible presented to Father and Mother, Pittsburgh, 8 July 1852.
Title: A statement written by William Speer in a Bible presented to Father and Mother, Pittsburgh,
8 July 1852.
1 _SUBQ A statement written by William Speer in a Bible presented to Father and Mother, Pittsburgh,
8 July 1852.
1 _BIBL A statement written by William Speer in a Bible presented to Father and Mother, Pittsburgh,
8 July 1852.
- Abbrev: Copyright © 1994 George D. Speer Sr. Ltd. All rights reserved.
Title: Copyright © 1994 George D. Speer Sr. Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author: George D. Speer Sr.
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