Jane Madison1

F, #87211, b. 11 February 1728, d. 24 October 1767
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Jane Madison was born on 11 February 1728 at Virginia, USA.1
Jane Madison died on 24 October 1767 at age 39.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Ann Madison1

F, #87212, b. 31 July 1733
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Ann Madison was born on 31 July 1733 at Virginia, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Sarah Madison1

F, #87213, b. 28 February 1735, d. 31 October 1801
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Sarah Madison was born on 28 February 1735 at Virginia, USA.1 She married Thomas Laughlin on 27 November 1755 at Virginia, USA.1
Sarah Madison died on 31 October 1801 at age 66.1

Family

Thomas Laughlin d. 13 Dec 1801

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Thomas Laughlin1

M, #87214, d. 13 December 1801
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Thomas Laughlin was born at England.1 He married Sarah Madison, daughter of Thomas Madison and Johannah (?), on 27 November 1755 at Virginia, USA.1
Thomas Laughlin died on 13 December 1801.1

Family

Sarah Madison b. 28 Feb 1735, d. 31 Oct 1801

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Mary Madison1

F, #87215, b. 15 May 1738
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Mary Madison was born on 15 May 1738 at Virginia, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

George Madison1

M, #87216, b. 7 October 1740
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     George Madison was born on 7 October 1740 at Virginia, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Roger Madison1

M, #87217, b. 15 April 1744, d. 12 September 1768
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Roger Madison was born on 15 April 1744 at Virginia, USA.1
Roger Madison died on 12 September 1768 at age 24.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Elizabeth Madison1

F, #87218, b. 30 May 1747
FatherThomas Madison1 d. 20 Jan 1754
MotherJohannah (?)1 d. 13 Apr 1758
Last Edited5 Jun 2018
     Elizabeth Madison was born on 30 May 1747 at Virginia, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Document seen on Ancestry.con on 5 June 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/23450333/person/12589477894/media/6ac5e43b-db33-4347-ba09-5cf0e4e37e5a?_phsrc=OQU2193&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Capt. Thomas Todd1

M, #87219, d. 1676
ChartsAncestors - Martha Elizabeth HART
ReferenceGAV9
Last Edited18 Sep 2018
     Capt. Thomas Todd married Ann Gorsuch, daughter of Rev. John Gorsuch and Anne Lovelace.1
Capt. Thomas Todd died in 1676; per Todd [1920:11]: "died at sea."1
     Capt. Thomas Todd per Todd [1920:11]: "a ship master."1 GAV-9.

Family

Ann Gorsuch
Child

Citations

  1. [S4206] John Edwards Todd, he Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd, 1637-1919 : Being an effort to give an account, as fully as possible of his descendants (Northamnpton, MA: Press Gazetter Printing Co., 1920), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Todd [1920] The Todd Family in America.

Ann Gorsuch1

F, #87220
FatherRev. John Gorsuch1
MotherAnne Lovelace1
ChartsAncestors - Martha Elizabeth HART
ReferenceGAV9
Last Edited25 Jun 2018
     Ann Gorsuch married Capt. Thomas Todd.1
     GAV-9.

Family

Capt. Thomas Todd d. 1676
Child

Citations

  1. [S4206] John Edwards Todd, he Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd, 1637-1919 : Being an effort to give an account, as fully as possible of his descendants (Northamnpton, MA: Press Gazetter Printing Co., 1920), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Todd [1920] The Todd Family in America.

Rev. John Gorsuch1

M, #87221
ReferenceGAV10
Last Edited25 Jun 2018
     Rev. John Gorsuch married Anne Lovelace, daughter of Sir William Lovelace.1
     Rev. John Gorsuch was Redctor of Walkham, Hertfordshire at Walkham Parish, Hertfordshire, England.1 GAV-10.

Citations

  1. [S4206] John Edwards Todd, he Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd, 1637-1919 : Being an effort to give an account, as fully as possible of his descendants (Northamnpton, MA: Press Gazetter Printing Co., 1920), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Todd [1920] The Todd Family in America.

Anne Lovelace1

F, #87222
FatherSir William Lovelace1
ReferenceGAV10
Last Edited25 Jun 2018
     Anne Lovelace married Rev. John Gorsuch.1
     GAV-10.

Citations

  1. [S4206] John Edwards Todd, he Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd, 1637-1919 : Being an effort to give an account, as fully as possible of his descendants (Northamnpton, MA: Press Gazetter Printing Co., 1920), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Todd [1920] The Todd Family in America.

Sir William Lovelace1

M, #87223
Last Edited5 Jun 2018

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S4206] John Edwards Todd, he Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd, 1637-1919 : Being an effort to give an account, as fully as possible of his descendants (Northamnpton, MA: Press Gazetter Printing Co., 1920), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Todd [1920] The Todd Family in America.

John Madison III1

M, #87224
FatherJohn Madison Jr.1 d. a 1717
MotherIsabella Minor Todd1 d. a 1706
Last Edited5 Jun 2018

Citations

  1. [S4206] John Edwards Todd, he Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd, 1637-1919 : Being an effort to give an account, as fully as possible of his descendants (Northamnpton, MA: Press Gazetter Printing Co., 1920), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Todd [1920] The Todd Family in America.

Elizabeth Spessert1,2

F, #87225, b. 15 March 1781, d. 5 January 1850
FatherMichael Spessert1 b. Dec 1750, d. a 26 Apr 1825
MotherChristeanna Waltz1 b. 1755, d. 1 Jul 1831
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Elizabeth Spessert was born in 1781 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1 She was born on 15 March 1781 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA.3,2 She married Robert Reynolds in 1798 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1,3
Elizabeth Spessert died on 5 January 1850 at New Castle, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 68.3,4
     Elizabeth Spessert An "Elizabeth Rummek(?)" is mentioned in the will of Michael Spessert (seen on his FindAGrave memorial) along two married women named as his daughters. I assume that Elizabeth was a daughter, as well. However, the FAG memorial has a list of Michael's children and she is not included.1 Elizabeth Spessert was also known as Mariah E. Spessard.1 Elizabeth Spessert was also known as Mariah E. Spessert.1
In Michael Spessert's will dated 26 April 1825 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA, Elizabeth Spessert was named as an heir; Text posted on FindAGrave memorial:
     WILL OF MICHAEL SPESSARD: His will is on record in the County Court house at Hagerstown, which reads as follows:
     "In the name of God, Amen. I, Michael Spesart of Washington County and state of Maryland, being sick and weak, in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; in considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, thereby being the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence due, therefore make and publish this my last will and testimony in the manner and form following that is to say:
     FIRST: and properly I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named; and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
     I give and bequeath unto my wife, Christiena, during her natural life all my right claim and demands of all the rent due me and my son John, situate in Washington County and state aforesaid, the said Christiena is to have all my right and demand of my part of grain becoming due me agreeably to an agreement made between me and my son John of the 25th day of March, 1824, that one-fourth of all the grain which may be raised on the aforesaid farm, of wheat, rye, corn, oats and as much hay as is necessary for food for her cows' pasturage for two cows, fire wood halled to the dwelling of the said Christiena, and a log house situated on the aforesaid land, the stable attached to this house and the garden adjoining the said house and one-fourt of the said grain the said John may withold.
     I give and devise unto my son John Spesart, his heirs and assigns forever after the death of my wife Christiena all my undivided part of land situate lying and being in Washington County and state of Maryland, bound as follows; on the north by William Fitchew, on the east by Jacob Thomas and Michael Thomas, on the south by Gabriel Billmire and Joseph Woolf, on the west by John Stotler and Joseph Biggum, containing in all 239 acres of land more or less for which the said John is to pay two thousand seven hundred dollars current money to be paid to my executor in three annual equal payments commencing one year after the death of my wife, Christiena, the first payment to be paid over unto Elizabeth Rummek (?), the second payment to be paid over unto my daughter Mariah Weaver, wife of Michael Weaver and the last to my daughter Christiena Steritt, wife of James Steritt, their heirs and assigns safe without interest. Provided the said John Spesart is not willing to pay $2,700 for all aforesaid land, the land shall be sold and the said John shall fall equal heir with my three daughters, aforesaid and sahall be divided between him and three daughters share and share alike, the said John shall be entitled to the first payment to his amount.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Peter Spesart to be sole executor of my last will and testimony, revoking and annuling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testimony. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of April, 1825.
     Michael Spesart (In German) (seal)
     Signed, sealed, and published and declared by Michael Spesart the above named testator as and for his last will and testimony in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Christian Stouffer (in German), Jacob Rohrer, Joshua Williams (his mark "X."1 )

Family

Robert Reynolds b. 18 May 1776, d. 16 May 1867

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Robert B. Reynolds, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179143478/robert-b.-reynolds
  3. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Brian Spessard Family Tree - Maria Elizabeth Spessard: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/28386068/person/12113491290/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.

Robert Reynolds1

M, #87226, b. 18 May 1776, d. 16 May 1867
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Robert Reynolds was born on 18 May 1776 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, USA.2 He married Elizabeth Spessert, daughter of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, in 1798 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA.3,1
Robert Reynolds died on 16 May 1867 at New Castle, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 90.2
Robert Reynolds was buried after 16 May 1867 at Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from FindAGrave:
     Birth:      May 18, 1776, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      May 16, 1867, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
     An Aged Citizen Gone,
     We are called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Robert Reynolds, senior, which took place on Thursday morning of last week, (May 16, 1867) after a long and useful life. The deceased was a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, and immigrated to this section in 1804, when there was but a cabin or two where New Castle now stands. In 1816, he removed to the farm on which he died, in Hickory township*, about two miles east of this borough. The deceased was a good good citizen, a kind neighbor, and an examplary Christian, having been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over sixty years and died in the full assurance of a glorious immortality.
     On Wednesday, the 11th of April, 1865, there was a family re-union of all his children, at the old homestead - eight sons and four daughters - met with their venerable father, whose hairs were whitened with the frosts of ninety winters. His oldest child then was sixty-seven, and the youngest forty-one; at that time he had 85 grandchildren, and 55 great-grandchildren, and at the time of his death he had great-great-grandchildren.
     He has gone down to the grave fully ripe for his Master's use. His remains were deposited in Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday, followed by a large concourse of relatives and sympathising friends.
     Lawrence Journal, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 25, 1867
     *in 1816, Hickory township would have still been part of Beaver county. Portions of Beaver and Mercer were combined into Lawrence county, formed on March 20, 1849 due to the rapid growth of New Castle.
     Reynolds, Robert B. Sr. Military Service: War of 1812 service estimated between 1812 and 1813
     I Marriage: in 1798 in Washington county, Maryland
     Spessard Reynolds, Maria Elizabeth
     Christening: on 15 Mar 1781 in Chewsville, Maryland
     Death: between 5 Jan 1850 and 1868 in New Castle, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds, Joseph (unconfirmed), Birth: in 1799. Death: in 1804
     Reynolds, William Franklin Sr., Birth: possible Anne Arendel county, MD on 11 Jun 1801
     Reynolds, John Francis, Birth: Washington or Cecil county, MD on 23 Oct 1802
     Reynolds McCaslin McBride, Nancy, Birth: 26 Apr 1804 in Washington county, Maryland
     Reynolds McCaslin, Elizabeth, Birth: 12 Jan 1806 in Mahoning township, Mercer county, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds, Robert W. Jr., Birth: 14 Feb 1808 in Neshannock township, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds White, Mary Ann, Birth: 21 May 1810 in Neshannock township, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds, Michael Spessard, Birth: 10 Jun 1813 in New Castle, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds, Joseph Benson I, Birth: Twins - Joseph & Peter - 22 Aug 1817 in New Castle, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds, Peter Spessard, Birth: Twins - Joseph & Peter - 22 Aug 1817 in New Castle, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania
     Reynolds, James A., Birth: 8 Sep 1819
     Reynolds, Isaac, Birth: 10 Dec 1821
     Reynolds McMillen, Christiann, Birth: 18 Jan 1827
     Family links: Children:
      William Franklin Reynolds (1801 - 1876)*
      John F. Reynolds (1801 - 1892)*
      Nancy Reynolds McBride (1804 - 1885)*
      Elizabeth Reynolds McCaslin (1805 - 1892)*
      Robert W. Reynolds (1808 - 1886)*
      Mary Ann Reynolds White (1810 - 1900)*
      Michael Spessard Reynolds (1813 - 1878)*
      Joseph Benson Reynolds (1817 - 1884)*
      James A. Reynolds (1819 - 1907)*
      Isaac W. Reynolds (1821 - 1906)*
     Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: BAMaustin
     Record added: May 08, 2017
     Find A Grave Memorial# 179143478.2
     Robert Reynolds was also known as Rummek?3

Family

Elizabeth Spessert b. 15 Mar 1781, d. 5 Jan 1850

Citations

  1. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Robert B. Reynolds, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179143478/robert-b.-reynolds. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069

Mariah Catharina Spessert1,2

F, #87227, b. 18 October 1780, d. 4 August 1870
FatherMichael Spessert1 b. Dec 1750, d. a 26 Apr 1825
MotherChristeanna Waltz1 b. 1755, d. 1 Jul 1831
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Mariah Catharina Spessert was born on 18 October 1780 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1,3 She married Michael Weaver on 15 November 1802 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA; Ancestry.com - Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850
     Name:     Michael Weaver
     Gender:     Male
     Marriage Date:     15 Nov 1802
     Spouse:     Mary Spessart
     Spouse Gender:     Male
     County:     Washington County
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. More specific source information is listed with each entry. Original marriage licenses should be located at the county clerk's office.1,3,4,5,6
Mariah Catharina Spessert died on 4 August 1870 at Indianola, Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA, at age 89.3
Mariah Catharina Spessert was buried after 4 August 1870 at Weaver Cemetery, Indianola, Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Oct. 18, 1780, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      Aug. 4, 1870, Indianola, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
     MARY WEAVER (From an account by Mac Main)
     Maria Spessard was the daughter of Michael Spessard and his wife, Christiann Waltz of Chewsville, Maryland. Maria was born October 18, 1780. She married Michael Weaver in 1802 and lived in what is now Lawrence County, Pennsylvania for a short time near her sister, Elizabeth (Spesard) Reynolds. They then went to Kentucky and from there to Clermont County, Ohio. They were in Brown County, Ohio for ten years, moving from there in 1828 to Carroll Township, Vermilion County, Illinois.There were but five log cabins in Carroll Township when they arrived there. Michael and Maria (Mary)purchased one of them.
     Family links: Parents:
      Michael Spessard (1750 - 1825)
      Christiana Waltz Spessard (1755 - 1831)
     Spouse: Michael Weaver (1775 - 1875)
     Children:
      Sarah Weaver Baum (1804 - 1846)*
      John Weaver (1807 - 1865)*
      Mary Weaver Baum (1811 - 1906)*
      Jane Weaver Fisher (1813 - 1907)*
      Elijah Weaver (1816 - 1868)*
      Catherine Weaver Baum (1818 - 1903)*
      Clarissa Weaver Fisher (1820 - 1853)*
      Nancy Weaver Cole (1822 - 1868)*
      Louisa Weaver Gaines (1827 - 1933)*
     Siblings:
      Maria Spessard Weaver (1780 - 1870)
      John Spessard (1791 - 1878)*
      Jane Christienna Spessard Sterrett (1796 - 1869)*
     Burial: Weaver Cemetery, Indianola, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
     Created by: Robert Jones
     Record added: Dec 04, 2008
     Find A Grave Memorial# 31937280.3
     Mariah Catharina Spessert was also known as Mariah C. Spessard.1
In Michael Spessert's will dated 26 April 1825 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA, Mariah Catharina Spessert was named as an heir; Text posted on FindAGrave memorial:
     WILL OF MICHAEL SPESSARD: His will is on record in the County Court house at Hagerstown, which reads as follows:
     "In the name of God, Amen. I, Michael Spesart of Washington County and state of Maryland, being sick and weak, in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; in considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, thereby being the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence due, therefore make and publish this my last will and testimony in the manner and form following that is to say:
     FIRST: and properly I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named; and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
     I give and bequeath unto my wife, Christiena, during her natural life all my right claim and demands of all the rent due me and my son John, situate in Washington County and state aforesaid, the said Christiena is to have all my right and demand of my part of grain becoming due me agreeably to an agreement made between me and my son John of the 25th day of March, 1824, that one-fourth of all the grain which may be raised on the aforesaid farm, of wheat, rye, corn, oats and as much hay as is necessary for food for her cows' pasturage for two cows, fire wood halled to the dwelling of the said Christiena, and a log house situated on the aforesaid land, the stable attached to this house and the garden adjoining the said house and one-fourt of the said grain the said John may withold.
     I give and devise unto my son John Spesart, his heirs and assigns forever after the death of my wife Christiena all my undivided part of land situate lying and being in Washington County and state of Maryland, bound as follows; on the north by William Fitchew, on the east by Jacob Thomas and Michael Thomas, on the south by Gabriel Billmire and Joseph Woolf, on the west by John Stotler and Joseph Biggum, containing in all 239 acres of land more or less for which the said John is to pay two thousand seven hundred dollars current money to be paid to my executor in three annual equal payments commencing one year after the death of my wife, Christiena, the first payment to be paid over unto Elizabeth Rummek (?), the second payment to be paid over unto my daughter Mariah Weaver, wife of Michael Weaver and the last to my daughter Christiena Steritt, wife of James Steritt, their heirs and assigns safe without interest. Provided the said John Spesart is not willing to pay $2,700 for all aforesaid land, the land shall be sold and the said John shall fall equal heir with my three daughters, aforesaid and sahall be divided between him and three daughters share and share alike, the said John shall be entitled to the first payment to his amount.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Peter Spesart to be sole executor of my last will and testimony, revoking and annuling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testimony. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of April, 1825.
     Michael Spesart (In German) (seal)
     Signed, sealed, and published and declared by Michael Spesart the above named testator as and for his last will and testimony in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Christian Stouffer (in German), Jacob Rohrer, Joshua Williams (his mark "X."1 )

Family

Michael Weaver b. 18 Aug 1775, d. 17 Nov 1875

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Brian Spessard Family Tree - Maria Catharina Spessard: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/28386068/person/12113500555/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Maria Spessard Weaver: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31937280/maria-weaver
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Weaver: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6475647/michael-weaver
  5. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  6. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 7 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7846&h=240979&ssrc=pt&tid=28386068&pid=12113500555&usePUB=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Michael Weaver1

M, #87228, b. 18 August 1775, d. 17 November 1875
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Michael Weaver was born on 18 August 1775 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, USA.2 He married Mariah Catharina Spessert, daughter of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, on 15 November 1802 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA; Ancestry.com - Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850
     Name:     Michael Weaver
     Gender:     Male
     Marriage Date:     15 Nov 1802
     Spouse:     Mary Spessart
     Spouse Gender:     Male
     County:     Washington County
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. More specific source information is listed with each entry. Original marriage licenses should be located at the county clerk's office.1,3,2,4,5
Michael Weaver died on 17 November 1875 at Indianola, Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA, at age 100.2
Michael Weaver was buried after 17 November 1875 at Weaver Cemetery, Indianola, Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Aug. 18, 1775, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      Nov. 17, 1875, Indianola, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
     Family links: Spouse: Maria Spessard Weaver (1780 - 1870)*
     Children:
      Sarah Weaver Baum (1804 - 1846)*
      John Weaver (1807 - 1865)*
      Mary Weaver Baum (1811 - 1906)*
      Jane Weaver Fisher (1813 - 1907)*
      Elijah Weaver (1816 - 1868)*
      Catherine Weaver Baum (1818 - 1903)*
      Clarissa Weaver Fisher (1820 - 1853)*
      Nancy Weaver Cole (1822 - 1868)*
      Louisa Weaver Gaines (1827 - 1933)*
     Burial: Weaver Cemetery, Indianola, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
     Created by: Lynn White
     Record added: Jun 03, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6475647.2

Family

Mariah Catharina Spessert b. 18 Oct 1780, d. 4 Aug 1870

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Weaver: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6475647/michael-weaver
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Maria Spessard Weaver: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31937280/maria-weaver
  4. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 7 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7846&h=240979&ssrc=pt&tid=28386068&pid=12113500555&usePUB=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Jane Christienna Spessert1,2

F, #87229, b. 2 October 1796, d. 11 February 1869
FatherMichael Spessert1,3 b. Dec 1750, d. a 26 Apr 1825
MotherChristeanna Waltz1,3 b. 1755, d. 1 Jul 1831
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Jane Christienna Spessert was born on 2 October 1796 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1,2,3 She married James M. Sterrett on 9 September 1815; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child listed, James, was born in 1816.1,2,4,3
Jane Christienna Spessert died on 11 February 1869 at Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 72.2,3
Jane Christienna Spessert was buried after 11 February 1869 at Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Oct. 2, 1796, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      Feb. 11, 1869, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Family links: Parents:
      Michael Spessard (1750 - 1825)
      Christiana Waltz Spessard (1755 - 1831)
     Spouse: James M. Sterrett (1784 - 1852)
     Children:
      James B Sterrett (1816 - 1863)*
      David Sterrett (1817 - 1899)*
      William J Sterrett (1822 - 1890)*
      Caroline Hortense Sterrett Henderson (1824 - 1899)*
      Mary Jane Sterrett Caughey (1827 - 1895)*
      Elizabeth Ann Sterrett (1831 - 1860)*
      John Quincy Adams Sterrett (1834 - 1896)*
      George Lyon Sterrett (1836 - 1915)*
     Siblings:
      Maria Spessard Weaver (1780 - 1870)*
      John Spessard (1791 - 1878)*
      Jane Christienna Spessard Sterrett (1796 - 1869)
     Burial: Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Bill Klauk
     Record added: Jun 04, 2001
     Find A Grave Memorial# 5511029.2
     Jane Christienna Spessert was also known as Jane Christienna Spessard.1,2
Reference: For more information on the children of James and Jane (SPESSARD) STERRETT, see their Find A Grave memorials.4,2
In Michael Spessert's will dated 26 April 1825 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA, Jane Christienna Spessert was named as an heir; Text posted on FindAGrave memorial:
     WILL OF MICHAEL SPESSARD: His will is on record in the County Court house at Hagerstown, which reads as follows:
     "In the name of God, Amen. I, Michael Spesart of Washington County and state of Maryland, being sick and weak, in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; in considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, thereby being the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence due, therefore make and publish this my last will and testimony in the manner and form following that is to say:
     FIRST: and properly I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named; and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
     I give and bequeath unto my wife, Christiena, during her natural life all my right claim and demands of all the rent due me and my son John, situate in Washington County and state aforesaid, the said Christiena is to have all my right and demand of my part of grain becoming due me agreeably to an agreement made between me and my son John of the 25th day of March, 1824, that one-fourth of all the grain which may be raised on the aforesaid farm, of wheat, rye, corn, oats and as much hay as is necessary for food for her cows' pasturage for two cows, fire wood halled to the dwelling of the said Christiena, and a log house situated on the aforesaid land, the stable attached to this house and the garden adjoining the said house and one-fourt of the said grain the said John may withold.
     I give and devise unto my son John Spesart, his heirs and assigns forever after the death of my wife Christiena all my undivided part of land situate lying and being in Washington County and state of Maryland, bound as follows; on the north by William Fitchew, on the east by Jacob Thomas and Michael Thomas, on the south by Gabriel Billmire and Joseph Woolf, on the west by John Stotler and Joseph Biggum, containing in all 239 acres of land more or less for which the said John is to pay two thousand seven hundred dollars current money to be paid to my executor in three annual equal payments commencing one year after the death of my wife, Christiena, the first payment to be paid over unto Elizabeth Rummek (?), the second payment to be paid over unto my daughter Mariah Weaver, wife of Michael Weaver and the last to my daughter Christiena Steritt, wife of James Steritt, their heirs and assigns safe without interest. Provided the said John Spesart is not willing to pay $2,700 for all aforesaid land, the land shall be sold and the said John shall fall equal heir with my three daughters, aforesaid and sahall be divided between him and three daughters share and share alike, the said John shall be entitled to the first payment to his amount.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Peter Spesart to be sole executor of my last will and testimony, revoking and annuling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testimony. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of April, 1825.
     Michael Spesart (In German) (seal)
     Signed, sealed, and published and declared by Michael Spesart the above named testator as and for his last will and testimony in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Christian Stouffer (in German), Jacob Rohrer, Joshua Williams (his mark "X."1 )

Family

James M. Sterrett b. 10 Feb 1784, d. 13 Sep 1852

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Christienna Spessard Sterrett: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5511029/jane-christienna-sterrett
  3. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James M. Sterrett: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5511028/james-m.-sterrett

James M. Sterrett1

M, #87230, b. 10 February 1784, d. 13 September 1852
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     James M. Sterrett was born on 10 February 1784 at Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Jane Christienna Spessert, daughter of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, on 9 September 1815; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child listed, James, was born in 1816.2,3,1,4
James M. Sterrett died on 13 September 1852 at Pennsylvania, USA, at age 68.1
James M. Sterrett was buried after 13 September 1852 at Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Feb. 10, 1784, Cumberland County. Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Sep. 13, 1852, Pennsylvania, USA
     Family links: Spouse: Jane Christienna Spessard Sterrett (1796 - 1869)*
     Children:
      James B Sterrett (1816 - 1863)*
      David Sterrett (1817 - 1899)*
      William J Sterrett (1822 - 1890)*
      Caroline Hortense Sterrett Henderson (1824 - 1899)*
      Mary Jane Sterrett Caughey (1827 - 1895)*
      Elizabeth Ann Sterrett (1831 - 1860)*
      John Quincy Adams Sterrett (1834 - 1896)*
      George Lyon Sterrett (1836 - 1915)*
     Burial: Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Bill Klauk
     Record added: Jun 04, 2001
     Find A Grave Memorial# 5511028.1
     James M. Sterrett was also known as James Steritt.2
Reference: For more information on the children of James and Jane (SPESSARD) STERRETT, see their Find A Grave memorials.1,3

Family

Jane Christienna Spessert b. 2 Oct 1796, d. 11 Feb 1869

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James M. Sterrett: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5511028/james-m.-sterrett. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Christienna Spessard Sterrett: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5511029/jane-christienna-sterrett
  4. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.

John Spessert Sr.1,2

M, #87231, b. 6 March 1791, d. 13 May 1878
FatherMichael Spessert1 b. Dec 1750, d. a 26 Apr 1825
MotherChristeanna Waltz1 b. 1755, d. 1 Jul 1831
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     John Spessert Sr. was born on 6 March 1791 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1,2 He married Catherine Stouffer on 4 April 1814 at Frederick Co., Maryland, USA; His 1st wife.3,4 John Spessert Sr. married Fanny Schilling after 1851; His 2nd wife, his 1st wife died in 1851.5,4
John Spessert Sr. died on 13 May 1878 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA, at age 87.2
John Spessert Sr. was buried after 13 May 1878 at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Mar. 6, 1791, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      May 13, 1878, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     First marriage, Catharine Stover, April 4, 1814, Frederick County, MD. After her death married Fannie Shilling.
     Children of first marriage: Nancy Spessard, married Rev. Samuel J. Kretsinger: Catharine Spessard, married Samuel Hoover; John Spessard, Jr., died young; Daniel D. Spessard, married Rebecca Rinehart.
     Family links: Parents:
      Michael Spessard (1750 - 1825)
      Christiana Waltz Spessard (1755 - 1831)
     Spouses:
      Catharine Stouffer Spessard (1792 - 1851)
      Fanny Schilling Spessard (1832 - 1910)*
     Children:
      Nancy Spessard Kretsinger (1816 - 1836)*
      Catherine Spessard Hoover (1821 - 1887)*
      John Spessard (1822 - 1878)*
      Daniel D. Spessard (1825 - 1884)*
     Siblings:
      Maria Spessard Weaver (1780 - 1870)*
      John Spessard (1791 - 1878)
      Jane Christienna Spessard Sterrett (1796 - 1869)*
     Burial: Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Maintained by: MockingbirdTales
     Originally Created by: Mike Hahn
     Record added: Jul 17, 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial# 93755533.2
     John Spessert Sr. was also known as John Spessard Sr.1,2
Reference: For more information on the children of John and Catherine (STOUFFER) SPESSARD, Sr., see their Find A Grave memorials.3,2
In Michael Spessert's will dated 26 April 1825 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA, John Spessert Sr. was named as an heir; Text posted on FindAGrave memorial:
     WILL OF MICHAEL SPESSARD: His will is on record in the County Court house at Hagerstown, which reads as follows:
     "In the name of God, Amen. I, Michael Spesart of Washington County and state of Maryland, being sick and weak, in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; in considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, thereby being the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence due, therefore make and publish this my last will and testimony in the manner and form following that is to say:
     FIRST: and properly I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named; and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
     I give and bequeath unto my wife, Christiena, during her natural life all my right claim and demands of all the rent due me and my son John, situate in Washington County and state aforesaid, the said Christiena is to have all my right and demand of my part of grain becoming due me agreeably to an agreement made between me and my son John of the 25th day of March, 1824, that one-fourth of all the grain which may be raised on the aforesaid farm, of wheat, rye, corn, oats and as much hay as is necessary for food for her cows' pasturage for two cows, fire wood halled to the dwelling of the said Christiena, and a log house situated on the aforesaid land, the stable attached to this house and the garden adjoining the said house and one-fourt of the said grain the said John may withold.
     I give and devise unto my son John Spesart, his heirs and assigns forever after the death of my wife Christiena all my undivided part of land situate lying and being in Washington County and state of Maryland, bound as follows; on the north by William Fitchew, on the east by Jacob Thomas and Michael Thomas, on the south by Gabriel Billmire and Joseph Woolf, on the west by John Stotler and Joseph Biggum, containing in all 239 acres of land more or less for which the said John is to pay two thousand seven hundred dollars current money to be paid to my executor in three annual equal payments commencing one year after the death of my wife, Christiena, the first payment to be paid over unto Elizabeth Rummek (?), the second payment to be paid over unto my daughter Mariah Weaver, wife of Michael Weaver and the last to my daughter Christiena Steritt, wife of James Steritt, their heirs and assigns safe without interest. Provided the said John Spesart is not willing to pay $2,700 for all aforesaid land, the land shall be sold and the said John shall fall equal heir with my three daughters, aforesaid and sahall be divided between him and three daughters share and share alike, the said John shall be entitled to the first payment to his amount.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Peter Spesart to be sole executor of my last will and testimony, revoking and annuling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testimony. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of April, 1825.
     Michael Spesart (In German) (seal)
     Signed, sealed, and published and declared by Michael Spesart the above named testator as and for his last will and testimony in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Christian Stouffer (in German), Jacob Rohrer, Joshua Williams (his mark "X."1 )

Family 1

Catherine Stouffer b. 5 Aug 1792, d. 10 Feb 1851

Family 2

Fanny Schilling b. 7 May 1832, d. 2 Mar 1910

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Spessard, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93755533/john-spessard
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Catharine Stouffer Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93755784/catharine-spessard
  4. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Fanny Schilling Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7728415/fanny-spessard

Peter Spessert1

M, #87232, b. 1 September 1779, d. 19 July 1844
FatherMichael Spessert1,2 b. Dec 1750, d. a 26 Apr 1825
MotherChristeanna Waltz1,2 b. 1755, d. 1 Jul 1831
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Peter Spessert was born on 1 September 1779.1,3,2 He married Catherine Weaver on 18 September 1802 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA; His 1st wife. Ancestry.com - Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850
     Name:     Peter Spessard
     Gender:     Male
     Marriage Date:     18 Sep 1802
     Spouse:     Catherine Weaver
     Spouse Gender:     Male
     County:     Washington County
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. More specific source information is listed with each entry. Original marriage licenses should be located at the county clerk's office.4,2 Peter Spessert married Rachel Hedges on 2 August 1827 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA; His 2nd wife. Ancestry.com - U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
     Name:     Peter Spessard
     Gender:     Male
     Birth Year:     1779
     Spouse Name:     Rachel Hedges
     Marriage Year:     1827
     Number Pages:     1
     Source Citation: Source number: 389.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: AEP
     Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.5,3,2 Peter Spessert married Matilda Reed in 1835 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA; His 3rd wife. Ancestry.com - U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
     Name:     Peter Spessard
     Gender:     Male
     Birth Year:     1779
     Spouse Name:     Matilda Reed
     Marriage Year:     1835
     Number Pages:     1
     Source Citation: Source number: 376.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: AEP
     Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.6,3,2
Peter Spessert died on 19 July 1844 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA, at age 64.3,2
Peter Spessert was buried after 19 July 1844 at Lewis Needy Farm, Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA; Comment on Brian Spessard Family Tree.3,2
     Peter Spessert and Michael Spessert were mentioned in a land transaction on 22 February 1806 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA,
Memo: from Spessard [1930:13]: "Feb 22, 1806, Peter Spesard, for 400 pounds, bought of Michael Spesard two tracts of land, part of "Nancy's Contentment" and "Lain's Folley". There was a mark on a sone, I. R. F. R., mentioned in the deed. The land adjoined that of Jacob Rohrer, "Daniel Hughes", "George's Mistake", "George's Venture", and the "Barrens". Consisted of 123 1/2 acres, bordering on Antietam Creek, south side."7

Peter Spessert appeared in the census of 1820 at Election District 2, Washington Co., Maryland, USA; p. 224, line 8
     Name:     Peter Spessard
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Election District 2, Washington, Maryland
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     3
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 14 thru 25:     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     3
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     7
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total Free Colored Persons:     1
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     10.8
In Michael Spessert's will dated 26 April 1825 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA, Peter Spessert was named as executor; Text posted on FindAGrave memorial:
     WILL OF MICHAEL SPESSARD: His will is on record in the County Court house at Hagerstown, which reads as follows:
     "In the name of God, Amen. I, Michael Spesart of Washington County and state of Maryland, being sick and weak, in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; in considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, thereby being the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence due, therefore make and publish this my last will and testimony in the manner and form following that is to say:
     FIRST: and properly I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named; and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
     I give and bequeath unto my wife, Christiena, during her natural life all my right claim and demands of all the rent due me and my son John, situate in Washington County and state aforesaid, the said Christiena is to have all my right and demand of my part of grain becoming due me agreeably to an agreement made between me and my son John of the 25th day of March, 1824, that one-fourth of all the grain which may be raised on the aforesaid farm, of wheat, rye, corn, oats and as much hay as is necessary for food for her cows' pasturage for two cows, fire wood halled to the dwelling of the said Christiena, and a log house situated on the aforesaid land, the stable attached to this house and the garden adjoining the said house and one-fourt of the said grain the said John may withold.
     I give and devise unto my son John Spesart, his heirs and assigns forever after the death of my wife Christiena all my undivided part of land situate lying and being in Washington County and state of Maryland, bound as follows; on the north by William Fitchew, on the east by Jacob Thomas and Michael Thomas, on the south by Gabriel Billmire and Joseph Woolf, on the west by John Stotler and Joseph Biggum, containing in all 239 acres of land more or less for which the said John is to pay two thousand seven hundred dollars current money to be paid to my executor in three annual equal payments commencing one year after the death of my wife, Christiena, the first payment to be paid over unto Elizabeth Rummek (?), the second payment to be paid over unto my daughter Mariah Weaver, wife of Michael Weaver and the last to my daughter Christiena Steritt, wife of James Steritt, their heirs and assigns safe without interest. Provided the said John Spesart is not willing to pay $2,700 for all aforesaid land, the land shall be sold and the said John shall fall equal heir with my three daughters, aforesaid and sahall be divided between him and three daughters share and share alike, the said John shall be entitled to the first payment to his amount.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Peter Spesart to be sole executor of my last will and testimony, revoking and annuling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testimony. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of April, 1825.
     Michael Spesart (In German) (seal)
     Signed, sealed, and published and declared by Michael Spesart the above named testator as and for his last will and testimony in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Christian Stouffer (in German), Jacob Rohrer, Joshua Williams (his mark "X."1 )

Family 2

Rachel Hedges b. 29 Jun 1812, d. 3 Feb 1890

Family 3

Matilda Reed

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 15. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Brian Spessard Family Tree - Peter Spessard: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/28386068/person/12113429194/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 6 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=MDmarriages_ga&h=214017&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=7734. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 6 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WorldMarr_ga&h=1145354&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=70013
  6. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 6 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WorldMarr_ga&h=1145355&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=70013
  7. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, Spessard [1930] Spessard Family, p. 13.
  8. [S4209] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census MD Washington Co Elec Dist 2, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Election District 2, Washington, Maryland; Page: 224; NARA Roll: M33_46; Image: 99
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7734&h=704526&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OQU2211&_phstart=successSource
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7734/4433184_00099?pid=704526&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D7734%26h%3D704526%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DOQU2211%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OQU2211&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

David Spessert1

M, #87233, b. 1778
FatherMichael Spessert1 b. Dec 1750, d. a 26 Apr 1825
MotherChristeanna Waltz1 b. 1755, d. 1 Jul 1831
Last Edited6 Jun 2018
     David Spessert was born in 1778 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1
     David Spessert was also known as David Spessard.1

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756069. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Mary Jane Elizabeth Crittenden1

F, #87234, b. 1702, d. 1768
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Mary Jane Elizabeth Crittenden was born in 1702 at Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, USA.1 She married William Warren Webb, son of William Webb and Mary Taberer, in 1727 at Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, USA.1
Mary Jane Elizabeth Crittenden died in 1768 at Orange, Orange Co., Virginia, USA.1

Family

William Warren Webb b. 1699, d. 1783

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Barton & Chamberlain Family Tree - Mary Jane Elizabeth Crittenden: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/43276225/person/12914318713/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Hans Martin Waltz1

M, #87235, d. 1757
Last Edited6 Jun 2018
     Hans Martin Waltz married Christine Miller.1
Hans Martin Waltz died in 1757 at Lancaster Co. (then), Pennsylvania, USA.1

Family

Christine Miller d. 1800
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Christiana Waltz Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756404/christiana-spessard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Christine Miller1

F, #87236, d. 1800
Last Edited6 Jun 2018
     Christine Miller married Hans Martin Waltz.1
Christine Miller died in 1800 at Bethel Township, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1

Family

Hans Martin Waltz d. 1757
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Christiana Waltz Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93756404/christiana-spessard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Catherine Stouffer1

F, #87237, b. 5 August 1792, d. 10 February 1851
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Catherine Stouffer was born on 5 August 1792 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA.1,2 She married John Spessert Sr., son of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, on 4 April 1814 at Frederick Co., Maryland, USA; His 1st wife.1,2
Catherine Stouffer died on 10 February 1851 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA, at age 58.1,2
Catherine Stouffer was buried after 10 February 1851 at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chewsville, Frederick Co., Maryland, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Aug. 5, 1792, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      Feb. 10, 1851, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Catharine Stover (or Stauffer) was the daughter of Christian Stover/Stauffer (1767-1829) and Nancy Rowland. She was the first wife of John Spessard; they married April 4, 1814, Frederick County, MD.
     Children: Nancy Spessard, married Rev. Samuel J. Kretsinger: Catharine Spessard, married Samuel Hoover; John Spessard, Jr., died young; Daniel D. Spessard, married Rebecca Rinehart.
     Family links: Parents:
      Christian Stouffer (1767 - 1829)
      Nancy Varner Stouffer (1778 - 1828)
     Spouse: John Spessard (1791 - 1878)*
     Children:
      Nancy Spessard Kretsinger (1816 - 1836)*
      Catherine Spessard Hoover (1821 - 1887)*
      John Spessard (1822 - 1878)*
      Daniel D. Spessard (1825 - 1884)*
     Sibling:
      Catharine Stouffer Spessard (1792 - 1851)
      Elizabeth Stouffer Snyder (1794 - 1858)**
     *Calculated relationship
     **Half-sibling
     Burial: Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland, USA
     Maintained by: MockingbirdTales
     Originally Created by: Mike Hahn
     Record added: Jul 17, 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial# 93755784.1
     Reference: For more information on the children of John and Catherine (STOUFFER) SPESSARD, Sr., see their Find A Grave memorials.1,3

Family

John Spessert Sr. b. 6 Mar 1791, d. 13 May 1878

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Catharine Stouffer Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93755784/catharine-spessard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Spessard, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93755533/john-spessard

Fanny Schilling1

F, #87238, b. 7 May 1832, d. 2 March 1910
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Fanny Schilling was born on 7 May 1832 at Germany (now).1 She married John Spessert Sr., son of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, after 1851; His 2nd wife, his 1st wife died in 1851.1,2
Fanny Schilling died on 2 March 1910 at Leaf River, Ogle Co., Illinois, USA, at age 77.1
Fanny Schilling was buried after 2 March 1910 at Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River, Ogle Co., Illinois, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      May 7, 1832, Germany
     Death:      Mar. 2, 1910, Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
     Family links: Spouse: John Spessard (1791 - 1878)
     Inscription: Wife of John Spessard
     Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
     Created by: David Lee Zellers
     Record added: Aug 02, 2003
     Find A Grave Memorial# 7728415.1

Family

John Spessert Sr. b. 6 Mar 1791, d. 13 May 1878

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Fanny Schilling Spessard: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7728415/fanny-spessard. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.

Catherine Weaver1

F, #87239
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Catherine Weaver married Peter Spessert, son of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, on 18 September 1802 at Washington Co., Maryland, USA; His 1st wife. Ancestry.com - Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850
     Name:     Peter Spessard
     Gender:     Male
     Marriage Date:     18 Sep 1802
     Spouse:     Catherine Weaver
     Spouse Gender:     Male
     County:     Washington County
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. More specific source information is listed with each entry. Original marriage licenses should be located at the county clerk's office.1,2

Family

Peter Spessert b. 1 Sep 1779, d. 19 Jul 1844

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 6 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=MDmarriages_ga&h=214017&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=7734. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 15. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.

Rachel Hedges1

F, #87240, b. 29 June 1812, d. 3 February 1890
Last Edited7 Jun 2018
     Rachel Hedges married Dr. (?) Foster.2 Rachel Hedges was born on 29 June 1812.3 She married Peter Spessert, son of Michael Spessert and Christeanna Waltz, on 2 August 1827 at Chewsville, Washington Co., Maryland, USA; His 2nd wife. Ancestry.com - U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
     Name:     Peter Spessard
     Gender:     Male
     Birth Year:     1779
     Spouse Name:     Rachel Hedges
     Marriage Year:     1827
     Number Pages:     1
     Source Citation: Source number: 389.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: AEP
     Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
     Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.1,4,2
Rachel Hedges died on 3 February 1890 at age 77.3

Family 1

Dr. (?) Foster

Family 2

Peter Spessert b. 1 Sep 1779, d. 19 Jul 1844

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Marriage record seen on Ancestry.com on 6 June 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WorldMarr_ga&h=1145354&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=70013. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, A Brief History of the Spessard Family and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with A Few Brief Biographical Sketches from Early Records and Other Available Sources (Hagerstown, MD: Hagerstown Bookbinding & Publishing Co., 1930), p. 15. Hereinafter cited as Spessard [1930] Spessard Family.
  3. [S4208] H. L. Spessard, Spessard [1930] Spessard Family, p. 16.
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Brian Spessard Family Tree - Peter Spessard: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/28386068/person/12113429194/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.