I had thought that Thomas' son, JOHN GILLESPIE (1762 - 1825) was in my direct line through John, Jr. to MOSES GILLESPIE, my 2x-greatfrandfather. I had NO documentation to support that, only information provided by a distant cousin (not a Gillespie). Actually after submitting my DNA sample but before obtaining the results, I had concluded that these were probably the wrong John Gillespies, and that my line runs through JOHN GILLESPIE, JR, (abt 1755 - abt 1844) and his father, JOHN GILLESPIE, SR., both of whom were born in Lincoln, North Carolina. As yet I have no documentation to support this. Bottom line: I am probably NOT a direct descendant of THOMAS GILLESPIE.
I know of no distant cousins in my Gillespie line who could be tested.
Connie Mac <lairdkinna@...> wrote:
--- In GillespieDNAProject_discussion@yahoogroups.com, "paulhgj"
> My Gillespie DNA Project sample kit was #34230.
I had thought that my Gillespie line traced from Thomas and Naomi
Gillespie of Rowan County, NC, but evidently that isn't so according
to the DNA test results.
At what point in the genealogy of Thomas and Naomi did you think that
your line connected?
Do you have other distant Gillespie cousins that are in your known
line that might be persuaded to do a DNA test? That will help to
confirm your DNA test results.
I am hoping to get a few known descendants from Thomas and Naomi to
test next month.
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