William SPEIGHT[1, 2]

Male Abt 1751 - Abt 1809  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name William SPEIGHT 
    Born Abt 1745-1751  Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1809  Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    resided 1812  Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29041  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father William SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1714, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1774, Swift Creek, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Abigail SCARTH,   b. Abt 1724, Johnson Co., (Wake Co.) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1781, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1740-1744  Johnston County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Penelope MCLENDON,   b. Abt 1739, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. James SPEIGHT,   d. 1835
     2. Rebecca "Rhody" SPEIGHT,   b. 1760, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Saline, Saline County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Tabitha SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1767, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1778, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1829, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F5192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WIlliam Speight (Died 1809) son of William and Abigail, is confirmed by connections in will to William Lane (rel. to Lydia Speight/Lane) and Issac Hunter (rel to Sarah Speight/Hunter), brother in-laws.

      From the Dickson County Handbook:
      In April Christopher Robertson, and Minor Bibb were permitted to keep ordinaries and William Parker was given permission to operate a house of entertainment. In July William Speight and William Ward were given permission to have ordinaries at their dwelling houses.

      Will Dated 8 Jan 1809
      William Speight's will written January 8, 1809 and proved in the Wake County, NC courts May, 1809, Will Book 9, pp. 45-47. His bequests were as follows: First, I give and bequeath to my dear and beloved wife, Penelope, one black horse, one sorrel (ditto, got by Mark Anthony, five feather beds and furniture, fifty four geese & one filly one walnut (ovel?) table, six chairs, all my Pewter and Earthenware, two cotton wheels, two flax ditto, one flax hackle, all my case knives and forks, one Cart and work Stears, two Iron Pots, one dutch Oven, my Tub, Pails, and Pigions (?), and all my plantation utensils of every kind (except what is herein thereafter bequeathed) two flat Irons all my stock of Hogs, six head of sheep and twenty head of Cattle to her and her Heirs or Assigns forever. I likewise lend to my beloved wife Penelope during her natural life all my land and improvements on the north side of Swift ? creek above the Road leading to Raleigh including the Plantation whereon I now live (except twenty acres including a House built for my son James. Also the following Negroes (to wit), Luke Ned, Rachel, Flora, Cherry and Sarah, and after her decease to descend to the Legatees as herein and hereafter mentioned. I also give and bequeath to my Grand children (viz the children of my daughter Rhody Strickland the following negroes with all their future increase (to wit) Flora, Cherry and Sarah, to be equally divided among them after my wife Penelopes decease, to them their Heirs & assigns forever. I also give to my grandson Burrel Edwards one hundred Acres of Land including the plantation whereon Zachariah Edwards now lies. The same being surveyed by Nathaniel Jones WP. to him his Heirs & assigns forever. I give and bequeath to my grand children (viz) the children of my daughter Tabitha Edwards the following negroes, (to wit, Mary, Daniel, Milley, Rachel and Sam, to be and remain in the care and possession of my sd. daughter Tabitha (at the will of my Executors) during her natural life wholy & solely for the benefit of her children and after her decease to be equally divided among them all to them their Heirs and Assigns forever. I give and bequeath to my son William four hundred Acres of Land whereon he now lives, Also the following Negroes after his mothers decease (towit, Luke, Ada and Rachel, and also at my death the following Negroes, Cate and Lettice, also my still, one brass kettle, one bed and furniture one walnut chest, and one whip saw to him his Heirs and assigns forever. I give and bequeath to my son James all the land and improvements whereon I now live it being part of several surveys and containing by estimation eighteen hundred and twenty eight Acres, Also the following Negroes, with all their further inrease (to Wit, Sam, Willis, Ben & Amy. all my Blacksmith Tools, three beds and furniture, one cross cut saw one desk, one Walnut chest, one Walnut Table, six chairs, one sorrel Horse got by Raven, one Mare got by Flemnap? two head of cattle all my capenters Tools, and Books to him his Heirs and assigns forever. My further will and desire is that all my property not yet bequeathed shall be sold and the money arising therefrom together with my ready Money Notes and Book accounts be equally divided between my two sons, William & James after paying all my Just debts. I do also hereby nominate, consitute and appoint my two sons, William and James and my trusty friend Matthew McCullers Executors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former Wills and Execu__ by me heretofore made or appointed. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of January A.D. One thousand eight hundred and nine. William Speight (Seal) Signed Sealed published and declared by the said William as his last Will & Testament in presence of us. Wm. Lane } Interlined before assigned Isaac Hunter } the words fifty geese and one Filly. Levi Jones } Stephen Segraves (X his mark) Wake County, May Term 1809 The execution of this Will was in open Court duly proven by the oaths of Levi Jones & Stephen Seagraves who are subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Recorded 14th June 1809. W. H. Wm. Hill, clk.

    resided:
    • From the Dickson County Handbook: In April Christopher Robertson,
      and Minor Bibb were permitted to keep ordinaries and William Parker
      was given permission to operate a house of entertainment. In July
      William Speight and William Ward were given permission to have
      ordinaries at their dwelling houses.........

  • Sources 
    1. [S829] Terrance Richard Mills, Terrance Richard Mills.

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.