Michael Spessard

1765–about 1848 (Age 83)
Codorus Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Spessard was born in 1765, in Codorus Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Spessard, was 21 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 died about 1848, at the age of 83, and was buried in Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Spessard
Barbara Eby
Marriage: 1789
Catharine Ann Spessard
Elizabeth Spessard
John Spessard
Susan B Spessard
Mary Hancock Spessard

Spouse and Children

Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Spessard


    Katharina Stettle




World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 11

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 22

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Spessart, a common topographic name, earlier Spechtshart ‘woodpecker forest’, as for example the Spessart mountains southeast of Frankfurt am Main.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Michael Spessard in entry for William Brown, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Michael Spessard in entry for William Brown, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Michael Specard in entry for John Hickle, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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