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Louise Comfort DeWitt (View posts)
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I am searching for the decendants of the children
of John Spier,School Master of Edgecombe Co. NC.
John died abt 1790. His wife Christian Benton and their
son Benton removed to Clarke Co. Ga, where Christian died
about 1808/9. Their other children were Son
Harris Spier who was murdered by one of his
slaves in Va 1799. He had bought land in Hancock Co. Ga prior
to his death, but I don't know if he had actually moved there.
He had a son Phillip Spear, who married and had children. One
of his daughters Martha(Aunt Pattie) married
Quinney Lewis in NC and moved to Marion Co. Ms and died in Pike Co. Ms.
He left a son John Spier,who was to have the
plantation,daughter Rosy Spier was left furniture, daughter
Absella Spier married Rev. Isham Pittman and lived in Robeson
Co. NC.Absella and Isham had no children.
Believe that Harris had a daughter Mary Spier who married Wm, Barnes and removed to
Marion Co. Ms.
I would like to complete this family history.
Can any one add data to this family. Need Spouces and names of
Harris Spier may have had another daughter
named Rosanna who married Wm Thompson Jr. in
Robeson Co. NC. Oct 27, 1810. They removed to
Carroll Co. Ms.


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Louise Comfort DeWitt

Contact me, several of us are working on this line.


John and Christian Benton Speir

Louise Comfort DeWitt (View posts)
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Edgecombe Co NC Family-children
Harris Speir/Spier and Wife___?
Benton Speir/Spier and Wife___?
Phillip Spier/Spier and Wife____?
Aabsella Spier Pittman, wife of Isham= no issue

Louise Comfort Dewitt

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please contact me at my email address.

harris speir etc. inquiry

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Harris Speir,Sr

Louise Comfort Dewitt (View posts)
Posted: 956872907000
Yes Aleta, this is the one, son of John and
Christian Benton Speir of Edgecombe Co. NC.
He owned land in Robeson Co, before moving to
Ga. He died as a result of being killed by a
Slave in Va, while on business in 1799.
I would like very much to know who his wife was
and the names of their children. I decend from
Harris, Benton or John Spier or Phillip.

Harris Speir

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I stumbled across the accoount of Harris Speir's murder several years ago. On a trip to Savannah, GA I went to the library and searched for info. I have copies of the Augusta, GA Gazette dated Nov. 2, 1799 recounting the murders and subsequent ads for sales of land and slaves by Ann Speir, adm'x. From another source: Harris's dates are 1758-1799. Ann is listed as b. 1763- ?. There are 3 children listed. John P. Speir, 1783-1855; James Speir, 1785-? and Harris Speir, 1797- ?. The second Harris married Ann M. Shaw, b. 1802- ?in Columbia Co 1824.
Phillip Speir apparently was a brother of Harris, sr.
I have more family info, some not documented.
I am descended from John and Rhoda Speir. My g-g grandfater was Henry Clinton Speir.
Aleta Speir McFadin

Hallis speir

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I messed up in replying just now. I listed Louise Comfort Dewitt in place of my name.
I'm new to this site - will do better next time.

Benton Speir and wife

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Benton Speir was born about 1767. wife Polly ...Polly came to Jones Co., GA inn1812 minus Benton and bought land in her name. Apparently she divorced Benton because she married James Jordan sr. in Clinton, county seat of Jone Co. in 1816. She must have been quite a business lady, for there are several records of her buying and selling land property.

Benton, Harris, John Sr,John Jr, Phillip

LouiseCcomfort DdeWitt (View posts)
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Did Benton and Polly____Speir have any children?
Do you know anything about his brothers?.Christian
Benton Speir, his mother came with Benton and her husband,John's
will was probated in 1809 I think.I don't recall which County.
Do you know who Harris Speir married and who his children were?
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