Descendants of William Gillespie

 

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 GILLESPIE [footnote 1] was born Abt. 1720 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1802 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He married MARY.

Children of WILLIAM GILLESPIE and MARY are:

i. ROBERT2 GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1748.

ii. MARY GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1750.

iii. THOMAS GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1757.

2. iv. JAMES GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1761, Augusta County, Virginia (Now Alleghany County); d. August 18, 1834, Smyth County, Virginia.

 


Generation No. 2

2. JAMES2 GILLESPIE (WILLIAM1) [footnote 2] was born Abt. 1761 in Augusta County, Virginia (Now Alleghany County), and died August 18, 1834 in Smyth County, Virginia. He married ISABELLA GILLESPIE Abt. 1780, daughter of ROBERT GILLESPIE. She was born Abt. 1762, and died September 19, 1833 in Smyth County, Virginia.

Children of JAMES GILLESPIE and ISABELLA GILLESPIE are:

i. WILLIAM3 GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1782.

ii. JANE GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1784.

3. iii. ROBERT GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1786, Montgomery County, Virginia (Now Smyth County); d. December 15, 1858, Montgomery County, Virginia (Now Smyth County).

iv. MARY GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1790.

v. MATTHEW GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1792.

vi. THOMAS RUSSELL GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1796.

vii. ELIJAH GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1798.

viii. JAMES GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1801.

ix. SARAH GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1803.

x. ISABELLA GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1806.

 


Generation No. 3

3. ROBERT3 GILLESPIE (JAMES2, WILLIAM1) [footnote 3] was born Abt. 1786 in Montgomery County, Virginia (Now Smyth County), and died December 15, 1858 in Montgomery County, Virginia (Now Smyth County). He married MISS BATES OR MISS HAYTER Abt. 1816.

Notes for ROBERT GILLESPIE:

Robert Gillespie wife name is uncertain. Book " Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia", says she was a Miss Bates, but book " Southwest Virginia Families" by Trimble says she was a Miss Hayter.

Note: The above information compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles in 1969.

Children of ROBERT GILLESPIE and MISS HAYTER are:

i. JOHN4 GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1817.

ii. JAMES GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1820.

iii. WILLIAM H. GILLESPIE, b. April 02, 1822.

iv. DAVID GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1824.

4. v. REESE A. GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1828, Smyth County, Virginia; d. Southern Missouri.

 


Generation No. 4

4. REESE A.4 GILLESPIE (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) [footnote 4] was born Abt. 1828 in Smyth County, Virginia, and died in Southern Missouri. He married SALLY HANSHEW [footnote 5] November 29, 1848 in Wythe County, Virginia, daughter of Jacob HANSHEW and Mary Cameron. She was born Abt. 1829, and died in Southern Missouri.

Notes for REESE A. GILLESPIE:

The 1850 Census of Smyth Count, Virginia, shows Reese as age 22 with wife, Sarah, age 21, and son Andrew age 1. At that date (1850) he was living in household of his uncle, Thomas R. Gillespie, who lived in same area as Reese's father.

Their marriage bond is dated November 13, 1848 and signed by Peter Hanshew, surety. Bond states she was daughter of Peter. They were married by S. Rhudy, Minister in the Evangelical Luthern Church.

Reese Gillespie and family left Smyth County, Virginia, before 1860 and went to live in southern Missouri, (county unkown) and Reese and Sarah died there in an epidemic (date unkown). After their death, the four sons went back to Virginia where they must have lived with relatives. The four sons were born in Smyth County, Virginia.

Note: The above notes for Reese A. Gillespie were compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles in 1969.

Note: In 2001 Barbara Hanshew Schutz sent me information showing Peter Hanshew was the brother of Sally and Jacob Hanshew was her father. I believe this lineage to be correct. Refer to endnotes of Sally Hanshew for source of this information. (Robert H. Bowles)

Children of REESE GILLESPIE and SALLY HANSHEW are:

i. ANDREW5 GILLESPIE, b. 1849.

5. ii. WILLIAM R. GILLESPIE, b. January 04, 1851; d. June 02, 1888, Schuyler County, Illinois.

iii. JACOB GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1853.

iv. DAVID GILLESPIE, b. Unknown.

 


Generation No. 5

5. WILLIAM R.5 GILLESPIE (REESE A.4, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) [footnote 6] was born January 04, 1851, and died June 02, 1888 in Schuyler County, Illinois. He married MARGARET ANN CUSTER November 25, 1874 in Smyth County, Virginia, daughter of HENRY CUSTER and ELEANOR DICKEY. She was born March 31, 1848 in Botetourt County, Virginia, and died April 13, 1892 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

William R. Gillespie William & Margaret's Tombstone Margaret Ann Gillespie

William and Margaret are Resting at the Pulaski Cemetary South of Augusta, Illinois.

WILIAM R. GILLESPIE HOME IN SYMTH COUNTY VIRGINIA

This is the house that William built near the Holston River in Smyth County Virginia, a short distance from the Custer Mill. Maude was born in it. The picture was taken by Elva M. G. Bowles and scanned by Robert H. Bowles.

Notes for WILLIAM R. GILLESPIE:

They moved to Schuyler County, Illinois in abt 1883 near Huntsville. They returned to Virginia once but came back to Huntsville to live.

Their first four children were born in Smyth County, Virginia (address Olympia); the last two were born near Huntsville, Illinois.

William and Margaret are both buried at Pulaski Cemetery south east of Augusta, Illinois.

Note: The above information compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles in 1969.

More About WILLIAM R. GILLESPIE:

Burial: Pulaski, Hancock County, Illinois

Occupation: Farmer

More About MARGARET ANN CUSTER:

Burial: Pulaski, Hancock County, Illinois

Children of WILLIAM GILLESPIE and MARGARET CUSTER are:

i. SARAH OVELLE6 GILLESPIE, b. October 16, 1875.

6. ii. HENRY SMITH GILLESPIE, b. November 02, 1877, Smyth County, Virginia; d. September 12, 1965, Golden, Adams County, Illinois.

iii. GEORGE EVERETT MADON GILLESPIE, b. September 06, 1879.

iv. MAUDE MAE GILLESPIE, b. March 01, 1882.

v. EDNA VIRGINIA GILLESPIE, b. September 10, 1884.

The Gillespie Sisters

From Left to Right: Maude, Edna, and Sarah.

vi. WILLIAM EDGAR GILLESPIE, b. August 08, 1888.

Henry & Willie Willie'sTombstone

Left--Henry (left) and William (right). William was called Willie. Right--This is Willie's Tombstone at the Sugar Grove Cemetary North of Rushville, Illinois. He was adopted by the Tweedell family and passed away when he was 12 years of age.

 


Generation No. 6

Henry & Hannah's Wedding Picture The Henry Gillespie Family

Left--Henry and Hannah's Wedding Picture -- Right--Left to Right: Carl, Henry, Hannah, and Elva at Their Home Near Smileyville, Missouri

Henry was also a director and swine superintendent of the Augusta Stock Show. Click here for pictures of the 1941 fair that include Henry Gillespie.

6. HENRY SMITH6 GILLESPIE (WILLIAM R.5, REESE A.4, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) [footnote 7] was born November 02, 1877 in Smyth County, Virginia, and died September 12, 1965 in Golden, Adams County, Illinois. He married JOHANNAH CHARLOTTE SCHWANKE December 25, 1901 in LaPrairie, Adams County, Illinois, daughter of AUGUST SCHWANKE and ELTJE EGGEN. She was born October 22, 1879 in LaPrairie, Adams County, Illinois, and died October 03, 1947 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for HENRY SMITH GILLESPIE:

Henry and Hannah Gillespie first lived in tenant house on King farm just south of Huntsville, Schuyler County, Illinois where he worked for Mr. King. A few months later they moved to a house in LaPrairie, Adams County, Illinois, where son Carl was born in 1902. Then they rented a farm one mile east of LaPrairie owned by J.T. Ross; her daughter, Elva, was born in 1905, and they lived there until spring of 1919, with the exception of one year (1908?) when they lived on a farm near Ponca City, Oklahoma; then returning to same farm at LaPrairie. In 1919 they bought a farm in Fabius Township, Marion County, Missouri. Children attended Palmyra High School and lived on farm with their parents until they married. While living here Henry was President of the Fabius Community Organization at the time the Community House was built in 1922. After Elva married in 1929 they moved to Palmyra and Henry sold State Farm Insurance and Pfister Hybrid Seed Corn. He was always interested in purebred livestock and modern methods of farming. In the spring of 1933 they moved to a farm in Hancock County, Illinois, between Bowen and Augusta. Living here until 1939 when Henry and son-in-law Wilfred L. Bowles bought an adjoining 160 acre farm from Wayne Stienbargrer. There were two houses on the farm and they lived in the smaller house until time of their death. They are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery just south of Augusta, Illinois.

Gillespie-Bowles Farm near Bowen, Illinois

This picture is of the buildings on the Illinois farm bought by H.S. Gillespie and Wilfred L. Bowles. The Gillespie home is to the left and the Bowles home is to the right. The barn replaced two that were destroyed by tornadoes after the purchase. The Gillespie house collapsed in the 90's and was replaced by farm land. The photograph was taken by Ronald Bowles.

Gillespie Home near Bowen

This is a close up of the Gillespie's Bowen home after it was abandoned.

HENRY'S MECHANICAL PENCILS ADVERTISING PFISTER HYBRID CORN

H.S. Gillespie used these pencils for advertising while he was a Pfister Hybrid Corn salesman.

HAMPSHIRE SWINE ADVERTISING

The puzzle in this advertisement is who the "sons" were. Henry had only one son, Carl. The "sons" may have also included his son-in-law, Wilfred L. Bowles. The ad was scanned by Robert H. Bowles.

 

Religion:

1. Member of La Prairie Methodist Church, La Prairie, Illinois, after marriage.

2. After moving to Marion County, Fabius Township, Missouri he joined the Bethel Baptist Church.

3. Member of Augusta Methodist Church, Augusta, Illinois after moving back to Illinois in 1933.

 

More About HENRY SMITH GILLESPIE:

Burial: September 15, 1965, Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: He became Deacon of Bethel Baptist Church, Smileyville, Missouri on the second Sunday of August 1921. [footnote 8]

Notes for JOHANNAH CHARLOTTE SCHWANKE:

Religion:

1. Member Golden Lutheran Church. Christened & Confirmed December 25, 1901.

2. Member of La Prairie Methodist Church after marriage.

3. Member of Bethel Baptist Church after moving to Missouri.

4. Member of Augusta Methodist Church after moving back to Illinois,

 

Gillespie Tombstone

Hannah and Henry's Burial Site at Woodlawn Cemetery, South of Augusta, Illinois.

More About JOHANNAH CHARLOTTE SCHWANKE:

Burial: October 5, 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois

 

Children of HENRY GILLESPIE and JOHANNAH SCHWANKE are:

i. CARL ERNEST7 GILLESPIE, b. October 08, 1902.

The Gillespie Home in Palmyra

Carl and Elizabeth Gillespie lived at this house in Palmyra, Missouri. The picture was taken in 2001.

CARL GILLESPIE ON AN OLD TRACTOR?

This is a picture of Carl Gillespie on an old tractor. The picture was scanned by Robert H. Bowles.

7. ii. ELVA MARGARET GILLESPIE, b. November 02, 1905, Adams County, Illinois (near LaPrairie); d. December 29, 1991, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

 


Generation No. 7

7. ELVA MARGARET7 GILLESPIE (HENRY SMITH6, WILLIAM R.5, REESE A.4, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) [footnote 9] was born November 02, 1905 in Adams County, Illinois (near LaPrairie), and died December 29, 1991 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. She married WILFRED LOVELACE BOWLES August 20, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, son of WILFRED BOWLES and EFFIE LOVELACE. He was born April 21, 1908 in Marion County, Missouri (near Palmyra), and died July 05, 1983 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

TO CONTINUE THE GENEALOGY, CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://www.geocities.com/k9ocu/Wilfred.htm

FOR INFORMATION ON THE SCHWANKE FAMILY, CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://schwanke.homestead.com/index.html

Endnotes

1. This genealogy report, descendants of William Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.

2. This genealogy report, descendants of James Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.

3. This genealogy report, descendants of Robert Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.

4. This genealogy report, descendants of Reese A. Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.

5. The following is from a list of the Overseers of the Poor School Records of Wythe County, Virginia.1.-July 2, 1833 record lists Adam,14, Peter, 12, children of Jacob Hanshew.2.-March 8, 1835 record lists Peter, 14, David 12, Christiana 9, children of Mary Hanshew.3.-April 7, 1837, record lists David, 14, Christena, 12, Daniel, 10, children of Mary Hanshew.4.-February 6, 1838 record lists Christena, 12, Daniel, 10, Sally, 8, children of Mary Hanshew, widow.5.-May 4, 1839 record lists Sarah, 12, Sally, 10, children of Mary Hanshew, widow.6.-February 12, 1841 record lists Sarah, 11,Samuel 9, Rhoda, 8, children of Mary Hanshew. These records show Jacob was alive in 1833. He died between 1833 and 1834. Mary was a widow in 1835. An inventory of Jacob's estate is dated 24th Dec. 1834. Marriage records show Peter signed Sally Hanshew/Reese A. Gillespie marriage bond and he also signed a couple of the sisters records.

6. This genealogy report, descendants of William R. Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.

7. This genealogy report, Descendants of Henry Smith Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.

8. Church information shown in 1896-Bethel Baptist Church Record Book. (Robert H. Bowles).

9. This genealogy report, Descendants of Elva Margaret Gillespie, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles.


For information, contact Robert H. Bowles.


Updates:

Generation 4 and footnote 5 were revised and the footnotes that follow were re-numbered; the mechanical pencils, the Carl Gillespie on the tractor, and the William R. Gillespie's home picture were added; and the Hampshire Swine ad was added by the webmaster on September 12, 2004.


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