John Speight

Brief Life History of John

When John Speight was born in 1722, in Bertie, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Francis C Speight, was 38 and his mother, Katherine Grimes, was 36. He married Faircloth in 1743, in Craven, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1783, in Sunbury, Gates, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 61.

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John Speight
Marriage: 1769
Ann Lun Speight
Unknown Speight
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  • Sage of Speight Families adaptation for John D Speight

World Events (4)

1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname from Middle English speght ‘woodpecker’ (Old English speoht, speht). Compare Speake 2.

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

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