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John A. Speer (1833-1879)
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Born: 13 Nov 1833 .
Died: 8 Nov 1879 Clifton Springs, New York. 1
Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia.
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William Alexander Speer
10 Oct 1810-24 Dec 1862

John A. Speer
13 Nov 1833-8 Nov 1879
Married: 13 Dec 1832
Civil War - Confederate Daniel Norwood
1784-7 Jan 1862
Martha Jane Norwood
19 Sep 1816-15 Aug 1888
Married: 1801
Sarah Harris
1786-30 Nov 1862


Brothers and Sisters

Atlanta Constitution - 11/14/1879 - The remains of the late Senator John A. Speer arrived in this city yesterday from Clifton Springs, New York, where the deceased was at the time of his demise. As the funeral services were conducted at Silver Springs, none were held here upon the arrival of the body. The casket containing the remains were met at the depot by Mr. D. N. Speer (Daniel Norwood), brother of the deceased, Dr. R. D. Spalding, Rev. J. W. Heidt, Hon. N. J. Hammond, and a number of other prominent citizens and intimate friends of the deceased. The hearse containing the remins was followed to Oakland Cemetery by quite a number of carriages, in which were many of the most beloved friends of the deceased. At the grave, Rev. J. W. Heidt made a few remarks and offered up a fervent prayer.2

Sources:

  1. The Atlanta Constitution, 11 Nov 1879, Tue, Page 1
  2. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com

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