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James Monroe Speed, Sr
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Birth: May 14, 1818
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1896
Covington County
Mississippi, USA

James Monroe Speed was the son of William Wages Speed Sr. & Sarah Lawrence & husband of Sarah Rogers.

Leaf River Baptist Church Minutes, Covington County, Mississippi:

[1897] March 20:
The committee appointed to draft resolutions in regard to the death of Bro. Speed then read the following, which was adopted and committee discharged:

We, your committee to prepare a notice of the death of Bro. J.M. Speed, Sr., beg leave to report that Bro. Speed was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina on 14th day of May, A.D. 1818: came to Covington Co., Miss. during boyhood; was married in the year 1838 to Miss Sarah Rogers who survives him. He joined this church and was baptized on the 13th day of February 1853, after which he appeared to grow in grace steadily until he was finally ripe for the glory into which he entered on the 25th day of Dec. 1896. We may truly say of him that, by the grace of God he was what he was. We mourn, but not as those who have no hope.
Respectfully Submitted,
G. H. Pond
A. L. Robertson

Tombstone & church photographs courtesy of Carolyn Walker. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Wages Speed (1783 - 1833)
  Sarah Lawrence Speed (1783 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Rogers Speed (1818 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  William Rogers Speed (1840 - 1863)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Speed Biglane (1841 - 1881)*
  James Monroe Speed (1842 - 1932)*
  George Washington Speed (1846 - 1942)*
  Joseph Wade Speed (1848 - 1913)*
  Benjamin Franklin Speed (1850 - 1908)*
  Martha Carolina Speed Keys (1852 - 1922)*
  John Balus Speed (1854 - 1926)*
  Luther Terrell Speed (1857 - 1917)*
  Josephine Speed Knight (1860 - 1906)*
  Meshack Lafayette Speed (1863 - 1907)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Wages Speed (1800 - 1869)*
  Rachel Ann Speed Craig (1803 - 1882)*
  Elizabeth Speed Jolly (1805 - 1855)*
  William Lawrence Speed (1815 - 1879)*
  James Monroe Speed (1818 - 1896)
  Benjamin Robert Speed (1820 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Leaf River Cemetery
Collins
Covington County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Melissa
Record added: Apr 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14078582
James Monroe Speed, Sr
Added by: Melissa
 
James Monroe Speed, Sr
Added by: Melissa
 
 
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Pvt. James Monroe Speed, Sr. (b. Oconee County, SC, 1818-d. Covington County, MS, 1896), Co. B ("Covington Farmers," raised in Covington County, MS), 1st Battalion MS Cavalry (State Troops) (McNair's). Enlisted Sept. 10, 1864, at Brandon, Rankin County, ...(Read more)
- Jim Huffman
 Added: Jun. 2, 2016
This is my great great great great grandfather! If anyone is kin to the speed/Rogers or Biglane family and has any info on our ancestors I would greatly appreciate it!
- Allison carr
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015
Don't forget, MESHACK LAFAYETTE SPEED is his son.
- galilee mills
 Added: May. 21, 2013
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