John E Speed

29 April 1859–12 November 1933 (Age 74)
Rabun, Georgia, United States

The Life 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
Samuel Logan Speed
Jefferson Orel Speed
Judson Arthur Speed
Jesse Marvin Speed
Julius Fred Speed
John Ed Speed
Marlor Calvin Speed
Raleigh Alexander Speed
Mary Speed
Sarah Irene Speed

Spouse and Children

7 September 1879
Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Andrew Speed


    Peter Speed


    Calvin Speed


    Rebecca Speed


+5 More Children

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

1 English: nickname for a fortunate person, from Middle English sped ‘success’, ‘good fortune’, ‘smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’).2 English: from the derived sense of Middle English sped mentioned above, hence a nickname for a swift runner.3 Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, from fuad ‘haste’ ( see Foody ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Sneed, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John J Speed in household of Wm C Speed, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Speed in household of Calvin Speed, "United States Census, 1870"

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