John Mack Speed

Maleabout 1789–1843

Brief Life History of John Mack

When John Mack Speed was born about 1789, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Speed, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Vosberg, was 41. He married Ann Elizabeth Withrow in 1819. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1843, in Dallas, Alabama, United States, at the age of 55.

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John Mack Speed
Ann Elizabeth Withrow
Marriage: 1819
Ann Elizabeth Speed
William M. Speed
Robert Marion Speed
Mary Jackson Speed
Warren Franklin Speed
Theodore G. Speed
Adolphus Speed

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  • John Speed, "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1789 · Becomes 12th State

    Age 0

    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


    Age 15

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    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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