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
1765–1848
Barbara Eby
1768–1858
Marriage: 1789
Catharine Ann Spessard
1790–1854
Elizabeth Spessard
1793–1824
John Spessard
1796–1860
Susan B Spessard
1799–1869
Mary Hancock Spessard
1803–1878

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1789
Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    John Spessard

    Male1744–Male

    Katharina Stettle

    Female1722–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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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