Person:John Gillespie (28)

John Gillespie
b.WFT Est 1731-1739 Prob. Ireland
d.bef. June 1815 Bath County, Virginia
  • HJohn Gillespie1731-1739 - bef 1815
  • WMartha GayABT 1741 -
m. BEF 1773
  1. Martha GillespieBEF 1773 - 1846
  2. Mary GillespieBEF 1775 -
  3. Ann GillespieBEF 1779 -
  4. Nancy Gillespie1781 -
  5. Patty 'Polley' GillespieABT 1782 - AFT 1802
Facts and Events
Name John Gillespie
Gender Male
Birth? WFT Est 1731-1739 Prob. Ireland
Marriage BEF 1773 Rockbridge County, Virginiato Martha Gay
Death? bef. June 1815 Bath County, Virginia

John Gillespie was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 295.--17th May, 1776. James Frazier and Ann, John Gillespy and Martha to Henry Gay. Teste: A. Thompson, Robert Thompson, James Trimble. (Note: this appears to be a land transfer from Ann and Martha Gay (Ann married James Frazier, Martha married John Gilespie) to their father Henry Gay, which seems to be related to the disposition below.
  • Page 434.--30 May, 1788. John Gillespie and Martha, James Frazer and Ann, John Frazer, Jean Frazer, Robert Gay, executors of Henry Gay, deceased, to John McRoberts. (Note: this land was owned by Henry Gay, John Gilespie's father-in-law. As one of the executors of Henry's estate, he helped execute this sale of his land).

Will of John Gillespie

Pg. 56 - Will of John Gillaspie, dated Dec. 24, 1812
Wit: James, John and Able Bratton and John Porter
Probated June 1815 Court
Exec: Capt. James Bratton and John Freazer
Beq: to daughter Anne Gillaspie land where he (she?) now lives on a branch of Stewart's Creek (adjoining Van Swearinham); horse Jack and filly Fly, and saddle and bridle; her budy apperel, 2 featherbeds, 3 bolsters and pillows and "their furniture of cloaths"; two notes lent her; her mother's chest, 2 trunks, the "cubberts" and their contents, walnut table, 2 bedsteads (one painted) and her spinning wheel; 4 chairs, all vessels belonging to the household, kitchen and "smoak" house, 2 puts, 1 oven, pot hooks, 2 put racks, 5 shovels and tongs, handirons, 1 new tea kettle, all plantation utensils, 3 cows, 2 3-year old heifers, 2 cows, 2 sows, 2 barrows, all of her choosing; and 2 slaves, Bet and Ben
to daughter Patty Freazer 227 acres no the Great Road to Warm Springs, on branch of Stewart's Creek, and 5 pounds cash
to her children Jerry and John 5 pounds each
to son-in-law James $5 (Note: poss. James Frazer?)
to John Gillaspy Williams, son of Elisha Williams, tract at the lower end of my survey, and 15 pounds cash to be placed iat interest until he is of age
to Elisha Williams $5
to his daughter Polly $10
to daughter Mary Bleath note on Richard B. Paine, and 10 pounds
to her son John, cooper's tools and hat
to her son Samuel, suit of black cloath, great coat and bolt of nankeen
to Peggy Bleck, 3 pounds
balance to be sold with one-half to Mark Bleak, including carpenter's tools; other half to daughters Ann Gillaspy and Patty Freazer
to Elisha Williams the benefit of the land left his son until 1815, then rental until John is of age, with the rents equally to his sons John G., Hazel and Elisha Williams
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 73].

Pg. 65 - Inventory - John Gillaspy(ie)
Submitted June 30, 1815 by William Crawford, Charles Fawcett and Edward Stuart
tin plait stove and pipe, tools, loom, turner's tools, shoemaker's tools, gun shot pouch, farm implements, household furniture, cattle 15, sheep 10, horses 4, hogs 29, geese 4, 4 saddles and bridles, big wheel, 30 bu. corn, 20 bu. rye, quilt wheel, lot of wool, parcel of leather, spinning wheel, oats in the smoke shouse; notes of Samuel Eddy, George Sitlington, Harnest and Downy, Andrew McCausland, John Brown, Van Swearingen, John Simpson, Joseph Gay, Elisha Williams, William Gillaspie.
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 74].

Pg. 69 - Sale of estate of John Gillaspie
Submitted August 1815 by James Bratton and John Freaser
Buyers: James Blake, Samuel Joseph, James Bratton, David Cails, Hazel Williams, John Blake, Thomas Travis, James Freaser Sr. and Jr., Martin Ryen, John Porte3r, Van Swearinhem, Thomas Gillaspie, Mary Blake, Martin Ratliff, William Gillaspie, James Musen, Samuel Edye, John Gillaspie, John Williams, George Payne, Joseph Payne, Ann Gallaspie, Jacob Dill, Henry Fraser, Charles Ryen, Clem Sweringham, Robert Burnet and Benjamin Fawcett.
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 74].

Pg. 187 - Settlement of estate of John Gillaspie, James Bratton and John Frazier, exec.
Submitted Mar. 9, 1818 by Walter Richards and Charles Fawcett
Payments to Mary Blake, Ann Gillaspie, James Frazier; notes of John Simpson, Joseph Gay, Thomas Gillaspie, John Capehart
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 88].