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Descendants of THOMAS GILLESPIE I




Generation No. 1


1. THOMAS1 GILLESPIEI was born 1720, and died 1789 in TAZEWELL CTY, VIRGINIA. He married ELEANOR ______.

Notes for THOMAS GILLESPIEI:
THE NAME "GILLESPIE" DERIVED FROM THE GALIC "GILLESPUIG"; IT HAS BEEN SPELLED
GILLESPUG, GILLESPIG, GLASPY, GILLESPY, AND ETC. IN HIGHLAND SCOTS IT MEANS "ATTENDANT OF THE BISHOP", BUT THE GILLESPIES WERE EARLY PRESBYTERIANS. A GILLE4SPIE WAS A WELL KNOWN PRESBYTERIAN PREACHER IN ULSTER IN 1752.

THOMAS GILLESPIE OF SCOTCH-IRISH DECENT -- MIGRATED FROM IRELAND BEFORE 1740 WITH HIS BROTHERS: JAMES AND WILLIAM LANDING IN PHILADELPHIA - GOING WEST TO LANCASHIRE COUNTY - THEN SOUTH INTO VIRGINIA SETTLING ON STUART'S CREEK OF THE COWPASTURE RIVER, A BRANCH OF THE JAMES RIVER.

HIS WILL IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, JUNE 15, 1790 LISTS HIS WIFE, ELEANOR, SONS: JOHN, THOMAS II, JACOB, SAMUEL, JAMES, AND WILLIAM; DAUGHTERS: MARY DONALY, HANNAH JONES, JEAN, ELEANOR II, AND ANN.

       
Children of THOMAS GILLESPIE and ELEANOR are:

2. i.   THOMAS2 GILLESPIEII, b. 1760; d. 1842.

  ii.   JOHN GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  iii.   JACOB GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  iv.   SAMUEL GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  v.   JAMES GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  vi.   WILLIAM GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  vii.   MARY GILLESPIEII, b. Unknown.

  viii.   HANNAH GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  ix.   JEAN GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  x.   ELEANOR GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

  xi.   ANN GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.


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