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Robert Speer (Sp11)

Father: Joshua Speer
Mother: Ruth Vanderford/Vandever (1053)

b. July 10, 1787 in Surry County, North Carolina [Arnold]

d. Nov. 24, 1890, buried in Stewart Cemetary in Scott County, Virginia [Arnold]

m. Elizabeth Ingram, b. 1790-1800, d. 1848 [Arnold]

Issue: [census-VA & Arnold]

boy, b. 1815-20

girl, b. 1820-25

girl, b. 1825-30

girl, b. 1825-30

Eliza, b. 1827 in Virginia

Anderson, b. 1838 in Virginia

Hester Ann, b. 1845 in Virginia

m2. Jan. 27, 1853 in Scott County, Virginia, Rebecca Johnston Wade (widow of Jesse Wade), b. 1830, d. on or before 1911. [Arnold-doc]

Issue: [Arnold]

Elizabeth, b. 1853

Mary Orlene (Sp101), b. 1855

Martha, b. 1858

Sarah, twin, b. 1860

Nancy, twin, b. 1860


In Robert's pension record he was describes as 5 foot 6 inches, auburn hair and dark complexion. [Arnold-doc]


February 6, 1815:
Robert enlisted in Jonesville, Virginia in Captain Skelton's Company in Col. McFarlaine's Regiment of the Virginia Militia. His pay was $20 a month and he was alloed 4 days to travel 80 miles. [Arnold-doc]

March 12, 1815:
Robert was discharged at Seven Mile Ford in Washington County, Virginia. [Arnold-doc]

Robert was farming in Scott County, Virginia. His mother Ruth was living with him. [census-VA]

April 5, 1853:
Capt. Robert Speer submitted the return for his company of the 124th Regiment of Infantry. [Arnold-doc]

1834-37 and 1850-51:
Robert was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [Arnold]

February 1860:
Robert was a Justice of the Peace in Scott County, Virginia. [Arnold]

Robert was farming in Scott County, Virginia. His farm was valued at $7,000 and his personal property at $4,416. [census-VA]

Robert was retired and living in Scott County, Virginia. [census-VA]

October 6, 1880:
Robert applied for a War of 1812 service pension. [Arnold-doc]

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