Charles Porter Speelman was my maternal grandfather. He was born in Athens County, OH on July 28, 1897 and died in Toledo, OH on Feb. 20, 1948. I know he had sister named Phoebe. His parents were Porter Speelman and his mother was Lennie Ballard. Porter died at age 28 and Lennie married Joe and they had children Gladys, Fran and Ida. Charles P. Speelman married Francis West and together they had 9 children. They moved to Toledo after the first three and settled there. The children's names are Dale, Robert, Walter, Charles Wm., Kenneth, Carol, Phyllis, Jerry and Wilma was still born. I have more information if someone would like it. Just E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I am looking for any info on Speelman's from around Athen's County OH. I also am looking for information on Frances West's father John West who is said to have been 100% Indian and worked in the Coal Mines near Nelsonville OH.