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Hon. Alexander Middleton Speer

Male 1820 - 1897  (77 years)


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  • Name Alexander Middleton Speer 
    Title Hon. 
    Born 27 Feb 1820  Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1897  Madison, Morgan, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander Middleton Speer (1820-1897)
    Alexander Middleton Speer (1820-1897)
    Death Announcement
    Baltimore Sun
    30 Mar 1897
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Judge Alexander Middleton Speer
    Findagrave memorial for Judge Alexander Middleton Speer
    Created by: Walk The Earth
    Record added: Oct 15, 2006
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16201182
    Notes 
    • Speer, Alexander M., jurist and politician, was born in South Carolina in 1820. He received his elementary education in the little log school house of that period, and in 1833 came with his parents to Georgia and in 1839 graduated at the state university. He then studied law for one year, when he was admitted to the bar and began practice at Forsyth. Later he removed to Macon, where he remained until the breaking out of the Civil war. On April 20, 1861, he enlisted in the "Macon Volunteers," but in 1862 became major of the Forty-sixth Georgia. A few months afterward he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, but retired from active service in 1863 to enter the state senate. Two years later he was appointed judge of the Flint circuit, and served until 1868, when he was removed by Governor Bullock. When the Democratic party again assumed control of the state government he was reelected to the judgeship, serving a term in the legislature before taking his seat. In 1879 he was elected to a place on the supreme court bench and served with credit for two years, when failing health compelled his resignation. He died at Madison, Ga., about 1898. [1]
    Person ID I18741  Dickinson
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 

    Father Alexander Speer,   b. 23 Aug 1790, Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1856, LaGrange, Troup, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Middleton,   b. 1788,   d. 12 Oct 1838, Culloden, Monroe, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F5836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Battle,   b. 12 Oct 1822,   d. 24 May 1878  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1840  Monroe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Henry Alexander Speer,   b. 28 Jul 1841, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1864, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
     2. Eugene P Speer,   b. 1843, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1896, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     3. Antoinette Speer,   b. 8 Mar 1844, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1844, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     4. Isabella Speer,   b. 1848, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Walter Raleigh Speer,   b. 20 Nov 1849, Monroe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1856, Monroe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
     6. Mary L Speer,   b. 1854, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Charles Carroll Speer,   b. 18 Nov 1855, Monroe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1873, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)  [Birth]
     8. Alice Speer,   b. 31 Oct 1857, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1871, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)  [Birth]
     9. Arthur Middleton Speer, M.D.,   b. 22 Oct 1862, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1931, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1820 - Abbeville County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1840 - Monroe County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1897 - Madison, Morgan, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S411] Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (3 vols.), Allen Daniel Candler, Clement Anselm Evans, editors, (Atlanta: State Historical Association, 1906), "Speer, Alexander M.," 3: 342ff, and digitized by Google Books at http://bit.ly/2sUKCMB.

    2. [S012032] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    3. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).