I did some research on TABITHA GILLESPIE and WILLIAM MELVIN in
Wilson Co. TN on Monday and Tuesday. I still don't know who their
parents were, but there are stong indications that they are both
related in some fashion to my family lines in both Sumner Co. TN and
Washington Co. TN.
I was hoping to find a will/probate for someone that would list
TABITHA or WILLIAM, but found nothing. There was an 1827 property
inventory for a THOMAS MELVIN but no will/probate.
I did find WILLIAM/TABITHA on the 1850 census for Wilson Co. TN
living in District 1 near the Cumberland River very near Sumner Co.
TN. WILLIAM was 40 and TABITHA 33.
Now another interesting find and a connection to the folks up in
Washington Co. TN is that CHARLES DUNGWORTH/DUNSWORTH bought and
sold land in District 1 near Spencer's Creek - near the Cumberland
River between 1802 and 1804. My own DUNSWORTH family married into
the MELVIN family in Washington Co. TN. And DNA testing has
connected my GILLESPIE family to the GILLESPIES in Washington Co. TN.
So although I can't place TABITHA P. GILLESPIE or AMANDA ANN
GILLESPIE (who married NATHAN A. CLAMPETT) into my family at this
time - TABITHA certainly is surrounded by my GILLESPIE/MELVIN and
I'll keep checking for you.