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Descendants of THOMAS GILLESPIE I


Generation No. 2


2. THOMAS2 GILLESPIEII (THOMAS1) was born 1760, and died 1842. He married MARGARET (PEGGIE) BOWEN* 1781, daughter of REES BOWEN and LOUISA.

Notes for THOMAS GILLESPIEII:
THOMAS LEFT THE FARM ON THE COWPASTURE TO GO WITH JACK SEVIER TO THE WATAUGA VALLEY IN TENNESSEE (THEN BELIEVED TO BE IN VIRGINIA). HE FOUGHT IN BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT (MOUTH OF THE KANAWHA RIVER AND THE OHIO) IN WHICH THE SHAWNEE WERE DEFEATED UNDER CHIEF CORNSTALK ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1774. HE FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN, SOUTH CAROLINA ON OCTOBER 7, 1780 UNDER EITHER SEVIER OR SHELBY. HE BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH AUGASTA CTY. MEN UNDER COL. CAMPBELL. HE MARRIED PEGGY BOWEN DAUGHTER OF LIEUT. REES BOWEN, AND SETTLED AT THE COVE WEST OF JEFFERSONVILLE (RENAMED TAZEWELL). UPON THE FORMATION OF TAZEWELL CTY. HE WAS A JUSTICE.
       
Children of THOMAS GILLESPIE and MARGARET BOWEN* are:

3. i.   REES BOWEN3 GILLESPIE*II, b. November 4, 1782, WASHINGTON (NOW SMYTH) CTY , VIRGINIA; d. June 19, 1871, ALBANY, GENTRY CTY., MISSOURI; BURIED THERE.

4. ii.   WILLIAM BOWEN GILLESPIE, COL., b. October 21, 1784; d. September 25, 1875.

  iii.   MARY GILLESPIEIII, b. April 13, 1789; m. JOHN BOWENIIII.

  Notes for JOHN BOWENIIII:
JOHN BOWEN SERVED IN THE ARMY IN 1830 AS A COL. OF THE 112TH REGT.

LEFT TAZEWELL ABOUT 1845


  iv.   JOHN GILLESPIE, b. 1791; m. RHODA HARMON, January 31, 1811.

  v.   ROBERT GILLESPIEI, b. 1797; m. JANE WARD, December 31, 1818.

  vi.   HENRY GILLESPIE, b. 1799; m. RUTH CHAFFIN, April 14, 1823.

  Notes for HENRY GILLESPIE:
HENRY LEFT TAZEWELL ABOUT 1835


  vii.   LOUISA GILLESPIE, b. Unknown; m. WILLIAM THOMPSONII.


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