440Re: kit 82284 -- GROUP 8
- Nov 3, 2007Hi Ginny,
There might be a connection through my great-grandfather-Connell's-parents, James F
Gillespie and his wife, Margaret Boyle. Both in Teelin-Ballymore townland. The thing
that's so intriguing is that Cashel is pretty much right next to Ballymore. I'd say the
chance of a distant connection anyway, at least exist.
I will speak to my uncle soon about getting this done.
--- In GillespieDNAProject_discussion@yahoogroups.com, "Ginny Folsom" <adlady@...>
> Below is a summary of information starting with Charles E. Gillespie,
> born Mar. 3, 1882 in Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ireland. The area
> of Glencolumbille was called "Cashel'. Charles E. was one of 3 sons and
> 1 or 2 sisters.
> Brother John Gillespie married Bridgett. They had 6 sons and three are
> still living in the area.
> Charlles E. Gillespie, (our grandfather) married Sarah Ellen Doherty on
> May 1, 1915 in Maryhill District of Glasgow Scotland. Charles came to
> USA ..arriving 7th Nov. 1928. Wife and three children arrived 13th of
> April 1929. From records and names on marriage certificate we see that
> both of Charles E. Gillespie's parents were deceased at that time. #
> Brother Henry Gillespie came to Chicago, Illinois (in 1920s?) and
> married and had 5 children. He worked on street cars.
> Sister Mary and possibly sister Anne, (no further info.)
> # Parents as listed on Charles E. Gillespie 1915 marriage records in
> Glasgow Scotland:
> Owen Gillespie, deceased, farm labourer (He was also referred to as
> Eugene Gillespie) He was born and died in Donegal.
> Catherine Cunnion (Gillespie), deceased. (Catherine's last name has
> been spelled Cunnea or Cunea in Ireland.)
> Was the other close match someone in Texas? I was in contact with
> someone this spring, who actually lived about 100 miles from us and
> indicated his family had been here since Washington's time. His kit was
> an exact match to our kit.
> From interviews with living cousins in Glencolumbkille, County Donegal,
> we believe this line of Gillespie's have been in the area for at least
> 150 years. My grandfather sold his section of land to come to the USA,
> and he inheritied it from his father who died before 1915. This area of
> Donegal is right on the Northwestern coast. It was divided up when the
> English implemented more controls (Plantation). The native Irish were
> given the rocky area and that is easily seen when looking at the area
> and visiting with relatives. I have been told that "Cashel" means rock.
> Best wishes,
> Ginny Folsom
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