m. Est. 1722-1726
m. BET 1766 AND 1768
m. Bef. 1787
Facts and Events
William Gillespie was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Information on William Gillespie
Subject: Gillespie/Houston Marriages Author: Helen Austin Date: 22 Jun 2000 Email: AustinART@@aol.com
James Gillespie and son William (1737-1836) were members of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, Augusta County, VA. William m. Isabella Houston Henderson abt. 1766. Would like to find marriage record. Their son, John (1774-1842) had 3 marriages. I have a date for: 1. Patsie Houston, m. 7 Feb. 1799 Blount County, TN (then Greene County, North Carolina). Is this a correct date? Was their son James R. Gillespie, who was born betweek 1790 and 1800? 2. Wm. m. Nancy Gallagher, date unknown., 3. Wm. m. Mrs. Jane Kilbourn, date unknown, her first husband unknown. Wm. d. Louisville, TN. Searching for desc . who know the family line.From Genforum.com post:
James Gillespie & Jennet of VA -- DNA match to Ireland Posted by: Connie McKenzie (ID *****3835) Date: August 16, 2007 at 01:21:17
We now have the 67 marker results for DNA TEST KIT #94854 listed below. This lineage of this participant shares a distant history with the line of James and Jennet of the Beverley Manor of Augusta Co. VA. Their common ancestor ( unknown ) lived either in Scotland or Ireland hundreds of years in the past, but after the time that the surname Gillespie was adopted by this family.
DNA TEST KIT #76494 This is a 67 marker DNA kit.
"James Gilaspy came into Court and made oath that he imported himself, Jennet, Agnes, John, James & Wm Gilasby and Edward Hall from Ireland to Philadephia & from thence into this Colony at his own Charge & that this is ye first time of his proving his & their rights in order to obtain Land wch is ordered to be certified." July 29, 1740 in Orange Co. VA for the Beverley Patent also called Beverley Manor of Augusta Co. VA. His son JAMES GILLESPIE b.@@1730 in Ulster m. ELLEN (ELIZABETH) FINLEY in Prince Edward Co. VA on Jan. 5, 1764. His son WILLIAM GILLESPIE, SR. b. 1734 Ulster m. ISABELLA HOUSTON HENDERSON @@ 1766-68 Augusta Co. VA., William SR. d. 1826 Blount Co. TN. Son JOHN m. ELIZABETH d. Mar. 16, 1796 Blount Co. TN. Daus. MARGARET and ELIZABETH are listed in baptismal records of Rev. John Craig of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Beverley Patent.