Biography of David Speelman
Yates County, NY Biographies





Speelman, David, a native of Maryland, came to the town of Seneca, Ontario County, N. Y., in 1801, with his father David. The next spring they purchased a farm in the town of Benton, and David, sr., died in 1803. His wife died in 1842 They had three sons and four daughters. David, jr., married Elizabeth Mittower, daughter of John Mittower, and settled in Benton, remaining until 1836, when he sold his farm and bought the farm now owned by his son, Levi. He had three children, Nancy, Magaret, and Levi. He was a farmer, and after 1836 resided in Torrey. He died April 12, 1864, and his wife died November 30, 1857. David, jr., was born in 1781. He was drafted in June, 1815, and went to Buffalo, remaining there several months. In 1827 he joined the Presbyterian Church, and was an active member until his death. His wife joined at the same time.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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