Michael Spessard

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

The Life Summary 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 lived in Botetourt, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died about 1848, at the age of 83, and was buried in Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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

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  • Marriage
    1789Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 15
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
    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

    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.

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

    Sources (8)

    • Michael Spesard, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Michael Spessard in entry for William Brown, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
    • Michael Spessard, "United States Census, 1830"

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