John E Speed

Male29 April 1859–12 November 1933

Brief Life History of John E

When John E Speed was born on 29 April 1859, in Rabun, Georgia, United States, his father, William Calvin Speed, was 22 and his mother, Polly Mary Kell, was 24. He married Charlotte E Talley on 7 September 1879, in Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 436, Rabun, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 452, Rabun, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 November 1933, in Rabun, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John E Speed
Charlotte E Talley
Marriage: 7 September 1879
Jefferson Orel Speed
Samuel Logan Speed
Judson Arthur Speed
Jesse Marvin Speed
Julius Fred Speed
John Ed Speed
Marlor Calvin Speed Sr.
Raleigh Alexander Speed
Mary Speed
Sarah Irene Speed

Sources (19)

  • John Sneed, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Alfred, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • John Speed, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1879Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English sped ‘success, prosperity, wealth, smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’); also ‘speed, quickness’ (Old English sped), used either for a fortunate, wealthy, or successful person, or for a swift runner.

    Irish (Mayo): when not the English name, adopted for Gaelic Ó Fuada, from fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schnell .

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

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