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Re: Tobacco Barons
Posted by Ann Rodgers on 7/22/2012, 6:52 am, in reply to "Re: Tobacco Barons"
This is what I am thinking, 1715 John Speirs had three sons, John Alexander, James. We know the Alexander line as he becomes the Tobacco Baron. I am guessing that we are the descendants of the John line. Dr. John Speirs marries Margaret Cunningham and her fathers name is William Cunningham esquire, we have a copy of the marriage certificate. For some reason the grooms father is not listed. It is stated that William Cunningham was one of the barons and the speirs were connected through marriage. So i think that is the link. Or after saying all that we could be from the James line that is what we are researching at the moment. In total I am looking for the siblings line.
annie tks for your response
: Hello. I am not connected to the
: family as far as I know, but I have
: part of the family tree of the
: Spiers Glasgow tobacco merchant, but
: I have no Cunningham on that tree.
: But of course there may be one,
: because my research is not fully
: comprehensive. There is a John
: Spiers son of Alexander
: Spiers/Speirs and Mary Buchanan but
: he was born 1757 and died 1773. The
: name is largely spelled as Speirs in
: --Previous Message--
: Ron from England, Tobacco Barons
: looks like our family, we have Dr.
: John Spiers married to Margaret
: Cunningham 1795 Scotland. We have
: the name Graham in the tree as well.
: Also Alexander, would like to
: correspond to fill in all the gaps.
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