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Gillespie DNA Project - Group 9 - Franklin Co. VA - Pickens Co.AL
Posted by: Connie McKenzie (ID *****3835) Date: February 18, 2008 at 10:31:54
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Connie McKenzie – Gillespie DNA Project Administrator

GROUP 9 – 3 DNA KITS 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 modal haplotype.

DNA TEST 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. DNA results show that all three of these test participants are very closely related being a genetic distance of 1 or 2 to each other at 37 markers.

There are no known connections of this GILLESPIE line with any CAMPBELLS while in the U.S. This match suggests a deep ancestry, pre-surname, connection.

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 project.

"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 confirmed ancestors.

#1 DANIEL GILLESPIE b. Ireland, lived in Franklin County, VA
#2 JEHU GILLESPIE b. 1787 d. 1830 and Elizabeth Coons of VA>TN>Pickens County,AL
#3 GEORGE WASHINGTON GILLESPIE b. 1816 d. 1869 and Rachel Emily Brown of Pickens County, AL>TX
#4 SILAS BELTON GILLESPIE b. 1860 d. 1933 and Nancy Alice Solomon of TX>IT>TX


DNA TEST KIT #98057 This is a 37 marker DNA kit.
#1 GALLASPY ________________________.


DNA KIT #107044 This is a 37 marker DNA kit.

#1 EVAN GALLASPHY, Franklin Co. VA, m. NANCY LEE (dau. Of Elizabeth Frashier) March 1789 Franklin Co. VA.
1. William Gallasphy, b. 1789-1794 Franklin Co. VA, m. Alice "Allie" Wade 10-21-1820, bur at Franklin Co.
2. Priscilla Gallasphy, b. 1789-1794 Franklin Co. VA; m. Thomas Hoy 9-25-1810 Franklin Co. VA
3. Polly "Mary" Gallasphy, b. 1794-1800 Franklin Co. VA, m. Henry Wade 8-15-1820 Franklin Co. VA
4. Even Gallasphy, Jr (SEE #2 BELOW)
5. Owen Gallasphy, b. 01-20-1803 Franklin Co. VA, d. 2-22-1890, m. Elizabeth Walsh 3-27-1834 Floyd Co. VA
6. Elizabeth Gallasphy b. 1810-20 Franklin Co. VA, d. @1850, m. Joseph Atkins 11-25-1833 Franklin Co. VA
7. Delilah Gallasphy b. 1810-20 Franklin Co. VA, d.@1844, m. Chancellor Waid 9-1835 Franklin Co. VA
8. Nancy Gallasphy b. 1812 Franklin Co. VA, m. Henry Kroff
9. Jeremiah Gallasphy b. Franklin Co. VA, d.@1844, m. Patsy Troupe 3-18-1833 Franklin Co. VA

#2 EVEN GILLISPIE b. 01-30-1803 Franklin Co. VA, m. DICERY ATKINS 11-3-1834 Franklin Co. VA

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