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Martha Jane Norwood (1816-1888)
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Born: 19 Sep 1816 South Carolina. 1
Married: William Alexander Speer (1810-1862) on 13 Dec 1832 . 3 2
Died: 15 Aug 1888 . 1 2
Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia.
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General John Norwood
Abt 1750-1798
Daniel Norwood
1784-7 Jan 1862
Jane Pickens
Abt 1755-Aft 1800
Martha Jane Norwood
19 Sep 1816-15 Aug 1888
Married: 1801

Sarah Harris
1786-30 Nov 1862

Spouse and Children

       William Alexander Speer


Brothers and Sisters

* Mrs. M. J Speer of this city is dangerously ill at Tale Springs Tenn. Major D. N. Speer her son received a telegram to come immediately and left last night at 10:15. Mrs. Speers is not expected to recover. * DEATH 0F MRS. SPEER

Major D. N. Speer's mother Dies at Tate Springs

A telegram received in the city last night announces the death at Tate Springs of Mrs Jane Speer. Mrs. Speer was the mother of Major D. N. Speer who with her other children were with her at the time of her death. She was the widow of Dr. William Speer of Troop county who died in the confederate service. Four children survive her Major D N Speer ex-treasurer of state and president of the Exposition mills. Mr. W. J. Speer the present assistant treasurer of state Mr. George A Speer cashier of the LaGrange Banking and Trust company and Mrs. L. H. Beck the wife of Mr. Lewis H Beck of the firm of Beck & Gregg. Mrs Spear was a Miss Norwood, a member of the famous Norwood family of South Carolina and of Troop county Georgia. She was a sister of Dr W. C. Norwood who made a national reputation among medical men. The Norwood family is closely connected with the Pickens and Caldwell families of South Carolina. Mrs. Speer was a most excellent lady, greatly beloved by all who knew her. She was an earnest Christian and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Her remains will be brought to the city on Friday morning. Notice of the funeral will appear tomorrow.4 5

Sources:

  1. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com
  2. Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American RevolutionMembership Applications, 1889-1970
  3. Ancestry.com. South Carolina, Compiled Marriage Index,1641-1965
  4. The Atlanta Constitution, 14 Aug 1888, Tue, Page 5
  5. The Atlanta Constitution, 16 Aug 1888, Thu, Page 3

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