Jesse M. SPEIGHT

Male 1805 - 1852

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  • Birth  1805  Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    census 1830  1 Jun 1830  Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  19 May 1852  Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29038  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2012 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Sarah "Sallie" BURT,   b. Abt 1780, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1846 
    Married  16 Sep 1799  Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7241  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah L. BRYAN,   b. Abt 1810,   d. 1888 
    Married  4 Apr 1841  Robertson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jesse B. SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1842,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edith S. SPEIGHT,   b. 15 Jun 1845, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1885
     3. Elizabeth Paradise SPEIGHT,   b. 6 Dec 1847, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1895, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F12722  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Milley HARRIS,   b. 1808, North Carolina Or Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1828 
    Children 
     1. Serena SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1828, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1866
     2. Sarah Jane SPEIGHT,   b. 19 Mar 1829, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1912
     3. Evelyn (Evaline) SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1832, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898
     4. Elmira D. SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1835, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Guilford SPEIGHT,   b. Abt 1836,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Matilda SPEIGHT,   b. 1838, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F9667  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • This location would have to be just down the road from the Mitchell, Joslin, and Rooker families. Jesse is listed next door to his brother Albert and just down the road from Alsey. Also listed on the same page is Shaderick Bell and James Robertson. Robert Duke and Burwell Jackson are shown living in the same neighborhood. Sources say that Jesse and Sarah had some eight children.

      In the 1840 Dickson County Census Jesse M. Speight is listed as head of a household consisting of 1 male 30 to 40, 2 females under 5, 2 females 5 to 10, and 1 female 15 to 20. His first wife, unk Harris died in 1840.
      In the Dickson County Census of 1850, Jesse M. Speight, 45, farmer, and his second wife Sarah, 40, are listed as having nine children, viz.: Julia - 19, Evaline - 18, Almyra - 15, Guilford - 14, Matilda - 12, Jesse - 8, Edithy - 6, Nancy - 4, and Elizabeth - 2.

      Jesse M. Speight's obituary was printed in the Nashville and Louisville Christian Advocate, Thursday, July 22, 1853, and reads as follows:
      Died, at his residence in Dickson county, Tenn, May 19, 1852, Mr. Jesse M. Speight, in the 47th year of his age.
      Brother Speight was for fifteen years an acceptable member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which he has left to join the church triumphant on high.
      Methodist preachers, as well as those of his own communion, received at his house a hearty welcome and were kindly and hospitably entertained and cared for.
      His last illness was short, though severe; but he bore it with Christian fortitude and resignation, and met the last enemy with the courage of the true soldier, saying to weeping friends in his last hours, that he was not afraid to die, and that he was ready for the change of worlds.
      He has left behind a bereaved widow, (sister of Rev. L. C. Bryan of Tennessee Conference,) and nine children. May God administer comfort in this dark hour, and enable them, by his grace, so to pass the waves of this weeping world, as ultimately to meet their loved and lost in the climes of light and love.

    census 1830:
    • The listing is: Spright, Jessee 00001-1001, page 342. This
      location would have to be just down the road from the Mitchell,
      Joslin, and Rooker families. Jesse is listed next door to his brother
      Albert and just down the road from Alsey. Also listed on the same page
      is Shaderick Bell and James Robertson. Robert Duke and Burwell Jackson
      are shown living in the same neighborhood.