Thomas Speedy 2nd great uncle on RootsMagic tree
Thomas was the oldest brother of Manford Speedy. Thomas was born in 1823 in Toronto, Ohio on the Ohio River bordering West Virginia. On May 30 1850 Thomas married Sarah Foulks and they stayed in the same area. Thomas and his brother John Speedy married Foulks sisters. Thomas married Sarah and John married Jane. Thomas and Sarah named a middle son Manford.
In 1863 Thomas was part of the Civil War draft registration. His age, 20-45, made service mandatory. Exceptions were given to: the only son of a widow, the son of infirm parents, or a widower with dependent children. This 1863 draft coincided with Gettysburg and the New York City Draft Riots (part of the Gangs of New York movie plot). Thomas was most likely a Union soldier in the Civil War, haven’t found a record yet.
On the 1860, 1870 and 1880 US censuses Thomas is a farmer. On the 1870 census and on his death record he’s also a wagon maker.
Ohio county death records 1840-2001. Thomas Speedy is 4th on the list
At FamilySearch.org Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, Thomas Speedy and Sarah Foulks 1850 marriage
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
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