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Jonathan "Johnse" M. Hopkins Speights

Male 1828 - 1912  (84 years)


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  • Name Jonathan "Johnse" M. Hopkins Speights  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Johnse 
    Born 20 Jun 1828  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Dec 1912  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Speights Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Sharon Speights Varney quotes Virgie Collier Speights as writing "John was a small child when the family moved to the Mississippi Delta along with his brothers and sisters. John married Emily Scott. To this union were born Tom, John "Doc" and Dora. His wife died and her amrried a Miss (Rebecca) Holbert. To this union were born Mandie in 1866, an infant that died, and Robert Joel on September 11, 1870. The second wife died and he married Lizzie Davis. To this union were born Exa in 187, Mattie, Minnie, and an infant that died. Johns third wife died and he lived a widower approximately 35 years. John hired a man to take his palce in the confederate army, however after one year he was assigned to making salt. John joined the Campbellite Church during his old age. He died in 1912 and was buried in Lowe Cemetery in Sabine County, Texas."
    Person ID I961  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Myrick Speights,   b. 23 Jan 1787, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1842, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Hopkins,   b. Abt 1796, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1857, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1817  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emily Ann Scott,   b. 20 Mar 1832, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1862, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1853  Woodville, Tyler County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Green Speights,   b. 12 Nov 1854, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1913, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. John William "Doc" Speights, M. D.,   b. 29 Oct 1856, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1922, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Madora E. Speights,   b. 21 Aug 1859, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca Frances Halbert,   b. 27 Jul 1846,   d. 16 Sep 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1865  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "They had one son and two daughters." (White and Toole)
    Children 
     1. Amanda Fitzellen Speights,   b. 18 Oct 1866, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1931, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary "Macie" Elizabeth Davis,   b. Bef 1850,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1866 
    • "He m Macie Davis: three daus." (White and Toole)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1853 - Woodville, Tyler County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1865 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Dec 1912 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Speights Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972.

    2. [S58] McCary, Kay P. "Speights Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 41462719 (Reliability: 3).