Hannah Speakman

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

The Life 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 7 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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Family Time Line

Ellis Jones
1740–1828
Hannah Speakman
1743–1785
Marriage: 1762
Elisha Jones
1761–1840
David Jones
1761–1810
Mary Jones
1762–1766
Jacob Jones
1762–1768
Abner Jones
1763–1768
Reverend Joseph Walker Jones
1772–1856
Elisabeth Jones
1780–1853
Ellis Jones, Jr.
1780–1863
William Jones
1785–1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1762
Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 33

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

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 (chiefly Lancashire): nickname or occupational name for someone who acted as a spokesman, from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate’, ‘spokesman’ (from Old English specan to speak + mann ‘man’).

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

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

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