First off my name is Michael Stanley Speights. You may have notice that I spell my last name with a "s" on the end. For the last 5 generations our branch of the Family have spelled Speight with a "s" on the end making it Speights. Over the last 2 years and working from research started by my Father and a Cousin, I have only been able to trace our family tree back to 5 generations. This includes my generation.
In talking with members of my Family Tree, several of them believe and myself included that starting with my Great Great Grand Father (James Albert Speights) the "s" may have been added to our last name. This is why I cannot locate a Great Great Great Grand Father. So far in my Tree I have managed to locate 345 family members. Here is a list of the 5 generation on my Fathers side starting with me.
MeMichael Stanley Speights born October 25, 1957 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida My FatherCharles Stanley Speights born November 19, 1936 in Royal Oaks, Mich. My Grand FatherVernon Shelby Speights born August 25, 1903 in Louisiana died June 03, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan buried in Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi My Great Grand FatherJames Marion Speights born January 27, 1872 in Brandon, Mississippi died April 08, 1963 in n/a buried in Marshall, Texas My Great Great Grand FatherJames Albert Speights born n/a died n/a buried n/a
In my records I show that my Great Great Grand Father, James Albert Speights had 9 children. They were,
Alphonso Speights Armalie Speights born n/a born n/a died n/a died n/a buried n/a buried n/a Lula Speights Malvin Speights born n/a born n/a died n/a died n/a buried n/a buried n/a Manley Speights Octavia Speights born n/a born n/a died n/a died n/a buried n/a buried n/a Willy Speights James Marion Speights born n/a born January 27, 1872 in Brandon, Mississippi died n/a died April 08, 1963 in n/a buried n/a buried in Marshall, Texas Adolphus G. Speights born May 07, 1882 died n/a buried n/a
I hope someone might see something that will tie into some of there records. Thanks for any help.