Gillespie Bible

Source: Some Early Settlers of Upper Sumner County, Tennessee
The Hobdy, Cotton, Durham, Gillespie, Perdue, Absher, Mattox, Cochran and Mayes Families

Compiled by
Lee Alton Absher, M.D.
© Copyright 1966
Reprinted with permission

Lydia Gillespie Durham, wife of James, was related to George Gillespie, evidently his granddaughter (crossed off and niece hand written above). George Gillespie, according to his Bible records came to Sumner County, Tennessee from Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina sometime between 1790 and 1800. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, having fought in the battles of Guilford Court House and Kings Mountain.

The following is an abstract from his Bible, now in possession of Mrs. Jim Gillespie of Bethpage, Tennessee.

George Gillespie Born: July 22, 1751 Died: Sept. 1, 1818
Mary Graym Born: May 31, 1751 Died: Sept. 10, 1815R Married: April 18, 1771
Their children all born in North Carolina:
John March 18, 1773 Died Dec. 23, 1868
Thomas Dec. 24, 1775
Jacob Nov. 23, 1777
Mollie Sept. 14, 1779
Nancy May 2, 1781
Lydia Aug. 2, 1783
Richard Graym July 2, 1785
George July 2, 1797
Jane May 22, 1789

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