J.D. Speer b. abt 1819 m. Ciatta ADAMS b. 1829
son Benjamin Levi Speer b. 1848 m. Mary H. Doss b. 1851
looking for any documentation linking JD Speer to his father.
I believe this JD Speer was brother to Andrew/Drew Speer. They were close in age, listed as early TEXAS settlers together and in the civil war together.
JD SPEER served on confederate side (I think he died in the civil war) and his wife, Ciatta, married Thomas A. Snowden.
Snowden, at age 69, is listed on the 1900 US Census as Benjamin Levi Speer's stepfather.
Ciatta ADAMS Speer Snowden (Mrs. T.A. SNOWDEN) application civil war pension on T.A. Snowden. Dated January 1902, in Groesbeck, Limestone Co, Texas,
Ciatta Adams Speer Snowden wrote:
married Snowden Sept 1865, Trinity Co, Texas.
Current Residence: Mexia, Limestone Co, Texas (same as son Benjamin Levi Speer),
Age: 72 years old
FILE NUMBER: 08915