S. J. Speight Sabine Parish, Louisiana
S. J. Speight, member of the Police Jury
from Ward Two, was born in Sabine parish, Sept. 23, 1864, and
was reared on a farm. In 1888 he went to school two sessions of
ten month's each at Fort Jesup to Prof, T. B. Hardin, which
embraces his schooling.
On September 18, 1890, he was married to
Miss Emma Lewis of San Patricio, west of the present town of
Noble, and to them seven children, five girls and two boys, were
born, of whom four girls and one boy are living. Mrs. Speight
died in 1903. In 1900 Mr. Speight was elected justice of the
peace of Ward Two, and declined to run again.
In 1912 he was elected Police Juror for
his ward. Mr. Speight is a successful farmer, a good citizen and
is loyal to the best interests of his parish.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.