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Thomas Gillespie

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Death: December 15, 1796 (77)
Cowpasture River, Augusta, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Gillespie and Jennett Stewart
Husband of Eleanor Gillespie
Father of Samuel Gillespie; Mary Blake; William Gillespie; James Gillispie; Jacob Sr. Gillespie and 6 others
Brother of William Gillespie, Sr.; John Robert Gillespie; James Thomas Gillespie; Agnus Gillespie and Elizabeth Gillespie

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About Thomas Gillespie

THOMAS GILLESPIE and his wife ELEANOR, about 1745, settled on Stuart Creek, a branch of the Cowpasture River, north of Clifton Forge, VA.

This particular Thomas died about 1790. His WILL in Augusta County, VA names most of their children:

  1. 1 JOHN (1743-1815)
  2. 2 MARY (wife of Charles Donally of Greenbrier Co, WV),
  3. 3 HUGH (died 1777)
  4. 4 HANNAH (wife of Robert Jones),
  5. 4 THOMAS Jr. (moved to Greenbrier Co, WV)
  6. 5 JEAN (b 1751c)
  7. 6 JACOB (husband of Rebecca Berry)
  8. 6 SAMUEL (husband of Elizabeth Blake)
  9. 8 JAMES (1757c - 1790)
  10. 7 WILLIAM (husband of Margaret Eddy)
  11. 10 ELEANOR (b 1760c)
  12. 11 ANN (wife of Benjamin Williby).

It is important not to confuse this Thomas or his family with others of similar names in Blount County TN, Washington County TN, Rowan County NC, or his own evident relations downstream on the Cowpasture River descended from Robert of Clifton Forge, or the nearby William and wife Mary.

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Thomas Gillespie's Timeline

Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Age 26
Bath, Augusta, Virginia, USA
Age 27
Augusta, Virginia, USA
Age 36
Age 38
Age 46
Augusta, VA, USA
Age 53
December 15, 1796
Age 77
Cowpasture River, Augusta, Virginia, USA