Susan Speer

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Speer was born about 1823, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Speer, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Naomi Crabtree, was 41. She died before 1870, in her hometown.

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Benjamin Franklin Speer
Elizabeth Naomi Crabtree
Susan Speer
Susan Speer
Mathias Crabtree Speer
Mary Speer
Elizabeth Gwinn Speer
Jane Spear
Abraham Spear
Naomi Manervia Speer

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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part, it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears.

    German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

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

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