Hannah Speakman

about 1743–1 August 1785 (Age 42)
London Grove Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Hannah

When Hannah Speakman was born about 1743, in London Grove Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Russell Speakman, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Underwood, was 23. She married Ellis Jones in 1762, in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 1 August 1785, in Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 42.

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Ellis Jones
Hannah Speakman
Marriage: 1762
Elisha Jones
David Jones
Mary Jones
Jacob Jones
Abner Jones
Joseph Walker Jones
Elisabeth Jones
Ellis Jones, Jr.
William Jones
Joseph Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1762Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States
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    World Events (4)

    Age 33
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 33
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge
    Age 34
    The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire):occupational name from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate, spokesman’ (Old English specan ‘to speak’ + mann ‘man’).nickname from Middle English spak(e) ‘gentle, wise, clever’, also ‘quick, eager’ (Old Norse spakr) + -man; compare Spake .

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

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    Sources (1)

    • Hannah in entry for Mary Jones, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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