When Michael Spessard was born in 1765, in Codorus Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Spessard, was 22 and his mother, Katharina Stettle, was 43. He married Barbara Eby in 1789, in Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Botetourt, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1840. He died about 1848, at the age of 84, and was buried in Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt.
Americanized form of German Spessart: topographic name, earlier Spechtshart ‘woodpecker forest’, as for example the Spessart mountains southeast of Frankfurt am Main.
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