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Re: Coffields of NC, 1700-1900
Posted by: Willie Smith (ID *****1912) Date: April 30, 2003 at 14:18:35
In Reply to: Coffields of NC, 1700-1900 by Sandy of 177

Sandy,
There's more connections to Speight's.

In 1830 Bertie, an Elizabeth Coffield, wife of Joshua, cites Nancy Speight as her sister, dau. of William Speight, who proved her will. Nancy seems to be the same Nancy Speight who died 1833 in Perquimans County, NC.

If so, then Jeremiah Speight of Perquimans, Nancy, Elizabeth Coffield, Celia White, Margaret Whitehead, Ruth Elliott, John Speight, and the other siblings cited by Nancy Speight in her will 1833/34 of Perquimans, are the children of the William Speight who proved Elizabeth Coffield's will in Bertie in 1830.

Jeremiah Speight born circa 1780-1790 married Lydia Moore, dau. of Charles Moore of Perquimans. Lydia had a sister, Penny (Penelope?) who married a COFFIELD.

I am interested in the family of Joshua (Josiah?) Coffield of Bertie County, NC and this Elizabeth (Lydia?) Speight.
OLD Jeremiah Speight, father of William Speight to whom Jeremiah deeded land in Gates County, NC in 1795, had a brother named William Speight who married Ann Phelps in Chowan County NC in 1772. This William Speight died 1781 in Gates County, NC. Ann Speight listed on taxlists by 1786. Josiah Speight of Chowan cites Jeremiah and William, dec'd, as brothers in his will in 1781. I believe these men to be nephews of Thomas Speight (died 1737 Perquimans) and Moses Speight (married a Lassiter). Their father was probably an older William Speight Jr. (all probably sons of Capt. William Speight of Nansemond, son of the emmigrant Capt. Francis Speight who settled in Nansemond County, Va from London England in 1685.)



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