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656Group 1 & Group 2 in NY and OH

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  • Connie
    Feb 2, 2010
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      Hi Mark,

      Give me a few days to go through emails and post the NY lineages.  I've been battling weather related issues for a while and it's not over so my focus is in that direction right now -- However, I think some of the people you mention in your message are Group 1.

      No one was more surprised than me when those NY folks tested and matched Group 1.  It seems that Group 1 arrived in America in several waves of immigration and they headed to different regions. 

      And then of course Group 1 also matched Maj. Robert Rollo Gillespie from Co. Down, Ulster, N. IRE whose grandfather, Hugh Robert, arrived there from Scotland @1715 as a direct result of his participation in "The Rising" -- exact place in Scotland is unknown to his descendants. 

      My direct ancestor line (Thomas & Naomi of Rowan Co. NC) went to VA, NC and TN.  Another wave went to PA then OH.  Then there is the NY group with some of them staying in NY and others heading to OH. 

      All seem to have lived in Ulster right before arriving here, with family beliefs of being Scottish.  But so far we don't have a place for them in Scotland.  As I stated earlier we are now looking at our closest "other surname" matches for a pattern of migration.


      --- On Tue, 2/2/10, twoarchys <twoarchys@...> wrote:

      From: twoarchys <twoarchys@...>
      Subject: [GillespieDNAProject_discussion] Group 2 Erie Co., PA Gillespies
      To: GillespieDNAProject_discussion@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 9:14 AM


      I have been looking at the Erie County bunch, and there seems to be multiple lines. I am not sure if they were all related or not. I descend from John Gillespie (c1802-3/21/ 1894) (Armagh Co., Ireland-LeBoeuf Twp., Erie Co., PA) and his wife Sarah Wheeler/Weeling (c1807-(1880- 1900)) (Ireland-LeBoeuf Twp., Erie Co., PA). The DNA testing has shown that I am connected with Thomas Gillespie (c1778-(1820- 30)) (KY-Green Twp., Clinton Co., OH) and Hugh Gillespie (c1776-5/25/ 1846) (KY-Fairfield Twp., Highland Co., OH) who married sisters in Harrison Co., KY, and were probably the sons of Thomas Gillespie (c1754-7/22/ 1815) ( -Green Twp., Clinton Co., OH).

      Another Gillespie line in Erie Co., PA, were the descendants of Samuel Gillespie (c1691- ) (Armagh Co., Ireland-Orange Co., NY) who came to America in 1743. His son James Galespy moved to Chesterfield District, SC. His son George Gillespie was reportedly one of the earliest settlers in KY. His sons Matthew and Samuel mostly stayed in Orange Co., NY, but Samuel had a son named William who had children that moved to Erie Co. Specifically, Cyrenus Gillespie. Has anyone who descends from this line taken a DNA test? If so, were they connected to Group 2?

      There were also other lines in Erie Co., PA. The lady who had the info on my ancestor John also has info on a Samuel Gillespie (5/12/1799-4/ 12/1874) (Armagh Co., Ireland-Summit Twp., Erie Co., PA) that might be related. There was also a James Gillespie who married Mary McCrobert, and a Thomas Gillespie who married Ellen Larmer. Does anyone have any links to any of these families?


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