391LINE 9 and LINE 15 - Daniel Gillespies from VA
- Aug 3, 2007Hi Everyone,
I am posting the information about LINE 9 and LINE 15 in hopes that
some of you can find additional descendants from these lines to test
for our project. The participant for LINE 9 closely matches many
CAMPBELLS and the participant from LINE 15 doesn't match anyone.
LINE 9 - DNA TEST KIT #52171 This is a 37 marker DNA kit.
Haplogroup R1b1 is the most common haplogroup in European populations.
It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans
re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago.
This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal
Kit #52171 has matched closely with participants in the CLAN CAMPBELL
DNA PROJECT, coming very close to the modal haplotype for CAMPBELL.
Kit #52171 has also joined the CAMPBELL DNA PROJECT.
There are no known connections of this GILLESPIE line with any
CAMPBELLS while in the U.S. This match suggests a deep ancestry,
Additional GILLESPIES whose ancestors settled in the area of Franklin
Co. Virginia in the 1700's and 1800's are needed to test for this DNA
"A sketch prepared by a fourth generation descendant says that Daniel
Gillespie, was born in Ireland, lived in Franklin County, VA where his
son Jehu was born in 1787. Daniel's name appears in Franklin County
records, about 1786-1810. Daniel and his unnamed wife had three
daughters and ten sons. Several sons migrated to Kentucky, the
Carolinas, Tennessee and Alabama. Many, but not all, details of the
sketch have been verified."
Generation #1 is an UNCONFIRMED ancestor. Generations #2 - #4 are
#1 Daniel Gillespie ( ) born Ireland, of Franklin County, VA
#2 Jehu Gillespie (1787-1830) and Elizabeth Coons of VA>TN>Pickens
#3 George Washington Gillespie (1816-1869) and Rachel Emily Brown of
Pickens County, AL>TX
#4 Silas Belton Gillespie (1860-1933) and Nancy Alice Solomon of TX>IT>TX
LINE 15 - DNA TEST KIT #90086 This is a 37 marker DNA kit.
Haplogroup R1b1c is the most common haplogroup in European
populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as
humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand
years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic
Some researchers believe that Col. Daniel Gillespie (1743-1829) is
related to GROUP 1 - THOMAS GILLESPIE b. 1719 who married NAOMI
THOMPSON. The results of the test for this participant show that he is
not a match to GROUP 1 or any other Gillespie DNA group. We need
another participant from this family to take the DNA test as
conformation of these results.
#1 Col. Daniel Gillespie b. 10-13- 1743 Frederick Co. VA d. 1-17-1829
Greensboro, Guilford Co. NC, m. Margaret Hall. They are reported to
have had 8 children.
#2 Robert Gillespie SR. b. 7-31-1778 Guilford Co. NC, d. 9-23-1829
Guilford Co. NC, bur. Buffalo Presbyterian Church near Greensboro, NC,
m. Nancy Hanner
#3 Robert Hanner Gillespie b. 6-09-1811 Guilford Co. NC, d. 2-2-1887
McNairy Co. TN, m. Eliza M. Gorrell, both bur. at Bethel Springs
Presbyterian Church McNairy Co. TN.
#4 William Henry Harrison Gillespie b. 2-3-1840 Guilford Co. NC, d.
9-19-1898 Selmer, McNairy Co. TN, m. Virginia Hall Adams
The following excerpts are quoted from History of Buffalo Presbyterian
Church and Her People, Greensboro, N. C., by Rev. S. M. Rankin;
published by Jos. J. Stone & Co., Greensboro, NC, (publication date
not specified, but apparently during the 1920's), pages 22 -__.
[Readers are encouraged to verify information contained in this
chapter with their own research. There may be errors, as source
documents from two centuries ago could have been misinterpreted.]
(Guilford County, North Carolina was formed in 1771 from parts of
Rowan County, North Carolina and Orange County, North Carolina.)
Col. Daniel Gillespie (1743-1829), a brother of Col. John, secured a
grant from Earl Granville on South Buffalo, just south of Greensboro,
about 1765. His wife was Margaret Hall, and their children were
Daniel, John, James, Nancy, Anne, Robert, Patrick and Thankful. Daniel
married and died before his father, leaving two children, Daniel and
Peggy; John became a Presbyterian minister; James moved to Tennessee
after the War; Nancy married George Rankin, son of Robert, in 1791;
Anne married William Anderson, son of John; Robert married Nancy,
daughter of Robert Hanner; Patrick married Margaret, daughter of
Patrick McGibbony; Thankful married Col. William Doak, son of Robert,
Col. John Gillespie was born in 1741 in Frederick County, Va., and
came here in 1762, and secured a grant from Earl Granville for 640
acres on the south side of South Buffalo. His wife was Elizabeth, and
their children were Daniel, James S., Elizabeth and Anna. Daniel
(1766-1833) married Lucretia Gott in 1788 and lived on the north side
of North Buffalo at what is known as the Cannon place; James S.
married Hannah, daughter of James Denny, in 1791, and lived on the
Reedy Fork; Elizabeth married James H. Starrett, son of James; Anna
married John Hanner, son of Robert, in 1802.