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Joshua Fry Speed
Birth: Nov. 14, 1814
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 29, 1882
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Friend and confidant of president Abraham Lincoln. Left Louisville in 1835 for Springfield IL, where he befriended Lincoln, became a merchant and worked as a newspaper editor. During Civil War, served as Lincoln's western affairs adviser. Lincoln offered Speed Secretary of Treasury position several times, but he declined each. Lincoln visited Speed family plantation, Farmington, in Louisville, for six weeks in 1841. Farmington believe based on a design by Thomas Jefferson. Lincoln appointed James Speed, brother of Joshua, Attorney General in December 1864. James also buried Cave Hill. Joshua Speed's parents were Judge James and Lucy Fry Speed. His wife was Fannie Henning. (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
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  Francis Henning Speed (1820 - 1902)*
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Cave Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION N Lot 54
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Nov 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6940169
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