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The Speeds were a prominent family in Louisville, Kentucky. After immigrating to Kentucky in the early-nineteenth century, John Speed (1772-1840) and his wife, Lucy (1788-1874) settled on Beargrass Creek and built Farmington, a Federal-style home. The Speed plantation specialized in hemp but produced a variety of other goods, including livestock, apples, and tobacco. Two of John and Lucy Speed's sons became prominent in business, law, and politics in the antebellum era. James Speed (1812-1887) was a Louisville attorney before becoming involved in state politics and eventually rising to United States Attorney General under Abraham Lincoln. His brother, Joshua Fry Speed (1814-1882), was a prominent businessman in Louisville and Springfield, Illinois, and was a close friend of Lincoln. James Speed's son, John (1842-1920), was an officer in the Union army during the Civil War. In the postbellum era, he was a farmer in Spencer County and was active in Republican politics. John Speed's son, James (1867-1945), was an agriculturalist and naturalist. Among other pursuits, he edited the Southern Agriculturalist and wrote articles for the Louisville Herald-Post. His sons, John (1893-1968) and Thomas (1895-1952), were both soldiers in World War I. John's son, James (1930-2006) was a soldier in the Korean War. John Speed (b. 1955) is the son of James Speed and attended college and medical school at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

From the description of Speed family papers, 1813-1981. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 225912648

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associatedWith Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896. person
associatedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. person
associatedWith Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898. person
associatedWith Burbridge, Stephen G. (Stephen Gano), 1831-1894. person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Clay, James B. (James Brown), 1817-1864. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Farmington (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882. person
associatedWith Goebel, William, 1856-1900. person
associatedWith Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911. person
associatedWith Hodges, Albert G. person
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. person
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) corporateBody
associatedWith Marschall, Nicola, 1829-1917. person
associatedWith Nicholas, S. S. (Samuel Smith), 1796-1869. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Purdue University corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Robertson, George, 1790-1874. person
associatedWith Rousseau, Lovell Harrison, 1818-1869. person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Speed, James, 1812-1887. person
associatedWith Speed, James, 1867-1945. person
associatedWith Speed, James, 1930-2006. person
associatedWith Speed, John, 1703-1781. person
associatedWith Speed, John, 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Speed, John, 1893-1968. person
associatedWith Speed, John, 1955- person
associatedWith Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882. person
associatedWith Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, David L. person
associatedWith Wolford, Frank L. (Frank Lane), 1817-1895. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisville (Ky.)
United States
Cape May (N.J.)
Unionists (United States Civil War)
Soldiers--Alcohol use
Korean War, 1950-1953
Bloody Monday, Louisville, Ky., 1855
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
World War, 1914-1918
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Military education
World War, 1914-1918 Destruction and pillage
Korean War, 1950-1953--Armistices
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
World War, 1914-1918--Trench warfare
Salt industry and trade
Spanish--American War, 1898
Medical education


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Active 1981

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