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535DNA test kit # 122884 is a match to GROUP 2.

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  • lairdkinna
    Jul 2, 2008
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      The initial 12 marker results are here and DNA TEST KIT # 122884 is a
      match to GROUP 2.

      We will get the rest of his results in the coming weeks.



      DNA TEST KIT # 122884 This is a 37 marker DNA kit.

      #1 MATTHEW GILLESPIE SR. arrived from Ireland with the Pickens family.
      "Newcomers" including ("Wellem pechens" and "Matte Gillespie") William
      Pickens and Matthew Gillespie received into the church at Bensalem,
      Bucks County, PA. in 1710.) m. LUCY PICKENS Sept 2, 1722 Abingdon,
      Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, PA. Died abt.1730 in PA.

      #2 MATTHEW GILLESPIE JR. b. abt. 1726 in PA. Imported with Lucy
      Pickens Gillespie Carr, 2nd husband John Carr, children Margaret
      Gillespie and Matthew Gillespie and several Carr children into
      Augusta, VA, Matthew's 1st wife ( mother of James #3 ) is believed by
      most researchers to be Ann Pickens (dau. of Israel Pickens, Lucy's
      older bro.) and wife #2 Frances "Fanny" Pickens, possibly a cousin of
      Ann. Matthew Gillespie Jr's will settled in 1793, named his widow
      Frances and James Gillespie as administrators.

      #3 JAMES GILLESPIE, b.1749 (Tinkling Spring Church baptism record
      showing his father Matthew Gillespie, "The Tinkling Spring, Headwater
      of Freedom," Howard McKnight Wilson) d. 1795, administrators of his
      estate were Elizabeth, his widow, and Lowry Gillespie who were named
      as "next of kin". James willed many of his possessions to Lowry.

      #4 LOWRY GILLESPIE b. Feb. 25, 1771, SC d. Mar. 27, 1851 Carroll Co.
      GA, m. FRANCES PATTERSON b. July 4, 1779 SC d. Jan. 30, 1853 Carroll
      Co. GA

      #5 JOHN PATTERSON GILLESPIE - b. 10 Sep. 10,1802 Franklin Co., GA; d.
      Sep. 9,1867 Franklin Co., GA, m. Ann Henley Garrison b. May 17, 1804
      in GA, she d. Jul. 28, 1851 Auburn, AL.

      #6 JOHN MICHAEL GILLESPIE - b. Oct. 8,1838 GA; d. Jan.10,1914, bur.
      Riesel, TX, m. Oct. 25,1860 at Christie's Chapel, Columbia Co., AR -
      Nancy Ann Augusta Christie - b. Jan. 15,1844; d. 18 Jan.18,1936
      Riesel, TX (John Michael Gillespie enlisted Feb. 26, 1862 at Columbia
      Co. AR. Served in 19th (Dockery's) Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA.
      Captured 4 Jul 1863 and paroled 7 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Bro.
      Fleming Laurie Gillespie died at Battle of Baker's Creek, Vicksburg.
      Oldest bro., C.C. Gillespie an ordained Methodist preacher served as
      Colonel of 25th Texas Cavalry.)