This Gillespie line listed below is a new DNA match to THOMAS GILLESPIE b. 1719 and wife NAOMI THOMPSON of Rowan Co. TN and Col. GEORGE GILLESPIE b. 1735 of Limestone, Washington Co. and Greene Co. TN.The common ancestor of these three matching DNA lines has not been established.The descendants of Thomas b. 1719 and Col. George b 1735 have tested at 67 markers and this has established that they are very closely related.The descendant of William b. 1837 tested at 12 markers and has just upgraded to 67 markers to provide better data for comparison.We will have those upgraded results at the end of May 2007.
WILLIAM GILLESPIE is listed as generation #1 and was b. in Ohio according to census records.Family lore for this line says their Gillespie ancestors resided in PA prior to moving to Ohio.Family lore also says their Gillespie ancestors were in Ireland prior to arriving in PA.In the 1850 census Generation #1 WILLIAM is a child of 13 years and his mother is listed as head of house hold.The name of WILLIAM’S father is unknown.
The Gillespie DNA Project would like to correspond with anyone who has more information on the family of WILLIAM GILLESPIE b. 1837.The census information below has been collected by the family of the descendant who provided the DNA sample.
Contact Gillespie DNA Project Administrator, Connie McKenzie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#1 WILLIAM GILLESPIE b. abt. 1837, OH, m. HARRIET THOMPSON
#2 JOHN FRANKLIN GILLESPIE b. abt. 1866, OH, m. ELIZABETH STEWART
#3 FRANKLIN SCOTT GILLESPIE b. Jan. 1886, OH, m. HAZEL MARY VANCE
WILLIAM H. GILLESPIE b. abt. 1837 in Ohio, d. bet. 1870/80.He married HARRIET
D. THOMPSON on Sept. 1859 in Warren Co. Ohio.Harriet D. Gillespie b. abt. 1840 in Ohio, died Dec. 13, 1915 in Butler Co. per Ohio Death Index.
1850 Warren Co. Ohio Turtle Creek Twp.
CATHERINE GLASBY, 36, PA, b. abt. 1814 (the name really got torn apart
on earlier census)
John, 15, farmer, Oh
WILLIAM, 13, Oh…….THIS IS GEN. #1 WILLIAM GILLESPIE b. abt. 1837
Sarah A. 11, Oh
Catherine, 09, Oh
Elizabeth, 07, Oh
John Thomson, 45, farmer, Va
Gennet?, 37, Oh (very bad writing)
Sarah M., 12, Oh
Harriet, 10, Oh……….THIS IS HARRIET D. WHO MARRIED WILLIAM H.
GILLESPIE in 1859.
James A., 07, Oh
Francis, (m), 01, Oh
Ellen colbert, 53, N.York
1860 Warren Co. Oh - Turtle Creek Twp.
WILLIAM GILLESPIE, 23, farmer, Oh
Harriet D., 19, Oh
1870 Warren Co. Oh - Franklin Twp.
WILLIAM H. GILLESPIE, 33, farmer, Oh
Harriet D., 29, keeping house, Oh
Ida A., 09, attending school, Oh
Sarah A., 06, attending school, Oh
JOHN F. 04, at home, Oh…………..THIS IS GEN. #2 JOHN FRANKLIN GILLESPIE
b. abt. 1866
James W., 03, at home, Oh
Harry W., 11/12, at home, Oh
Last name I can't read, age 19, male, farm laborer, Va
1880 Warren Co. - Franklin Twp
#718/810 WILLIAM H. GILLESPIE IS NOT LISTED ON THE CENSUS WITH HIS FAMILY and is presumed deceased
Harriet Gillespie, 39, Wd, keeps house, OhVa/Oh
Ida, 19, dau, no employed, OhOhOh
FRANK, 14, son, OhOhOh………..THIS IS GEN. #2 JOHN FRANKLIN GILLESPIE
James, 13, son, OhOhOh
Harry, 10, son, OhOhOh
August Powell, 26, farm laborer, Va/Va/Va
And that takes us to 1900 again with Frank becoming John until 1930.
1900 Ohio - Butler Co. - Lemon Twp - Dist 20 - (Middletown)
149 Park St.
JOHN GILLESPIE, head, b. Nov. 1865, age 34, m. 15 yrs, OhOhOh, Job
Plumg Mach ……………………..THIS IS GEN. #2 JOHN FRANKLIN GILLESPIE
Elizabeth, wife, b. July 1865, age 32, m. 15 yrs, 5 ch 5 liv,
SCOTT, son, b. Jan. 1886, age 14, OhOhOh …………THIS IS GEN. #3 FRANKLIN
William, son, b. Oct. 1887, age 12, OhOhOh
Lee W., son, b. Mar. 1891, age 09, OhOhOh
Iva Lou, dau, b. Feb, 1893, age 07,OhOhOh
Ray S., son, b. Feb. 1896, age 04, OhOhOh
In 1910, Harriet D. Gillespie is living with daughter Ida and family.
Middletown City, Lemon Twp -- 128 N. Broadway
Eugene H. Boxwell, head, age 50, m. 1x, 30 years, Oh/VaVa,
superintendant, Standard Oil Co.
Ida A., wife, age 49, m. 1x, 30 yrs, OhOhOh
Arthur, son, age 16, OhOhOh, chauffeur, auto Business
Alice, dau, age 14, OhOhOh
Harry, son, age 12, OhOhOh
Doris, dau, age 09, OhOhOh
Harriett Gillespie, mo-in-law, age 60, wd, 6 ch 4 liv, OhOhOh, own income