Robert Speer 1772-1827

ROBERT WAS THE 4TH CHILD OF ROBERT (ROBIN) SPEER AND JANE AGNES STUART. HE WAS THEREFORE THE BROTHER OF STUART SPEER, WHO WAS THE 8TH SON OF ROBIN AND JANE. THIS MAKES ROBERT AN OLDER BROTHER OF MY GG GRANDFATHER STUART (1783).

ROBERT (1772) WAS FIRST MARRIED TO ELISABETH LATA. SHE DIED IN ABOUT 1803 (PERHAPS DURING CHILD BIRTH). ROBERT THEN MARRIED ANOTHER ELISABETH
-ELISABETH MARY MORRISON. ROBERT AND HIS SECOND WIFE WERE MARRIED SOMETIME AFTER 1803. THEIR 2ND CHILD WAS MARY A. SPEER. MARY A. SPEER.

MARY A. SPEER – UNDER THE NAME OF MARY A. MORRISON (HER MOTHERS MAIDEN NAME) MARRIED HER FATHERS BROTHER (HER UNCLE’S SON – THEREFORE HER FIRST COUSIN) ALEXANDER SCOTT SPEER.

THIS IS WHY I HAVE TWO OF ROBERT AND JANE’S SONS AS DIRECT GG GRANDFATHERS. ONE PATERNAL AND ONE MATERNAL.

THERE ARE NO PICTURES OF GRANDPA ROBERT (1772). WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT HE WAS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA IN 1803 WHEN HIS FIRST WIFE DIED AND MARRIED HIS SECOND WIFE BEFORE GOING TO OHIO IN 1804 WITH HIS FAMILY AND HIS BROTHERS WILLIAM AND THOMAS. THEY SETTLED ON ZANE’S TRACE. HE WAS THE FIRST TO OPERATE A DISTILLERY WHERE HIS NEIGHBORS COULD HAVE THEIR RYE AND PEACHES MANUFACTURED INTO PURE WHISKEY ABD BRANDY.

FROM 1810 TO 1817 ROBERT WAS AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE IN GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO. ROBERT DIED ON 31 MARCH OF 1827. HE WAS THE FATHER OF 6 CHILDREN DURING HIS LIFETIME. THREE BY HIS FIRST WIFE AND THREE BY HIS SECOND WIFE.