Researching Downeast Maine and Maritime Canada Families Together
William Thomas Spates was born in February of 1845 at Eastport, Maine, the son of John Edward(s) Specht an his wife Sarah Suzanna McMullen. His paternal grandparents were Thomas William Specht and his wife Bridget. Thomas William Specht was the son of Johann Julius Anthon Christoph Specht, a Hessian soldier from Braunschweig, in Germany.
His maternal grandparents were Peter McMullen and his wife Mary Sarah McDormand.
William Thomas Spates married Anna Graham of Nova Scotia and had, I believe, three sons and a daughter.
Below are a post from the blog Heirlooms Reunited about William Thomas Spates, which includes a 1908 invoice from the W. T. Spates Tin Plate and Sheet Iron business, and a family tree for William Thomas Spates.