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James, Jeremiah, Robert Gillespie Madison Co. AL - Giles Co. TN
Posted by: Connie McKenzie (ID *****3835) Date: November 17, 2008 at 11:52:49
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The Gillespie DNA Project seeks direct Gillespie male descendants of JAMES, JEREMIAH and ROBERT GILLESPIE of Madison Co. Alabama from the very early 1800s. JEREMIAH died in Giles Co. TN by 1815.

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The DNA signature of these men is unproven and needs to be included in the Gillespie DNA Project. More than one separate and unrelated Gillespie line has already been identified in this area. DNA GROUPS 1, 5 and 13 are know to have resided in this general area of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee at an early date. DNA results have been most useful in identifying the separate lines.

There were Gillespie men in Madison Co.
Alabama during the early 1800s. The connection between JAMES, JEREMIAH and ROBERT GILLESPIE and other early Alabama Gillespie families is unknown at this time.
Madison Co. Alabama

The 1811 tax list shows JAMES and ROBERT GALLASPIE [sic], each with 160 acres; the 1812 tax list shows JAMES, JEREMIAH and ROBERT GALASPY [sic}, but most importantly, the 1816 tax list shows JAMES, JAMES T., JEREMIAH and ROBERT GALASPY [sic]
Giles County, Tennessee

Ordered Samuel AVETT be appointed overseer of road from Camp Branch to Robert GORDON's and that hands of Thomas AIKIN, John AKIN, John ROBERTS, Moses EVETTS, James Mc CULLOCK, Robert MC CULLOCK, David MC CULLOCK and Jeremiah GALASPIE, Nicholas GRIGGS, John CHAPMAN, Tho. CHAPMAN, Benjamin CHAPMAN, Jeptha MOORE, Asa MOORE and French MOORE and Asa MOORE and all the hands on W. T. Lewis' Quarter Plantation work thereon under his direction. GI Cty. Ct. Min..

1815-6-5 - Ordered letters of adm. of the est. of JEREMIAH GILLISPIE, dec'd, issue to ELIZABETH GILLESPIE and JAMES MCCOLLOCH they
having been qualified and given bond and security according to law. GI
Cty. , TN Cty. Ct. Min., p 408.

1815-6-5 - Ordered that an order of sale issue to Elizabeth
dec'd., commanding them to sell the perishable part of said est. and
they make return to next court. GI Cty. , TN Cty. Ct. Min., p 408.
Madison Co. Alabama

GALLAPSLEY, JEREMIAH married MCCULLEN, BETSEY Vol. 1 p. 08026 Sep 1812

Giles County, Tennessee Land Entry Abstracts
2000. All rights reserved. Contributed by Janell McCann.
Survey No. 1 - By virtue of Entry 1 for 128 A, made in the Entry Takers Office of Giles County on the 5th of May 1824: I have surveyed for John BLUE one hundred and twenty eight acres of land, his Occupant Claim on the waters of the dry fork of Reynold's Creek of Elk River, beginning forty two poles south of the southwest corner of a ten acre survey belonging to said BLUE at a hickory and white oak; thence running west one hundred and nine poles to three dogwoods south boundary line; thence with said line, east seventy eight poles to two dogwoods, Tilman HOLLAND'S NW corner; thence with said HOLLAND'S line of his Occupant Claim, south one hundred and thirteen poles to an ash and dogwood; thence with HOLLAND'S claim, east thirty two poles to two poplars and a beech in the west boundary line of said HOLLAND'S other tract; thence with his line, south four poles to a beech and dogwood, his southwest corner; thence east with his line, twenty eight poles to a stake, John PAINE'S corner on HOLLAND'S line, twenty eight poles to a stake, John PAINE'S corner on HOLLAND'S boundary (at 18 poles the dry fork of said Creek); thence with said PAINE'S boundary, south nine and 3/10 poles to a sugar tree, NE corner of a 10 A tract of John BLUE'S; thence with said BLUE'S line, west thirty poles to a stake, the northwest corner of said BLUE'S 10 A tract; thence with his line, south passing his corner at forty eight poles, in all ninety-five poles to the beginning.
Surveyed April 10th., 1824, James PATTERSON, Surveyor,
Wm. NEEL. )

19 - For Andrew YOKLEY, Entry 15, assignee of WILLIAM GILLESPIE, assignee of Henry ROSS, on waters of Big Creek, C.D. 14, Rng. 1, Sec. 2, adj. Henry ROSS. Surv. 16 Nov 1842. John Y. ABERNATHY & Jacob YOKLEY, C.C.

53 - For JAMES GILLESPIE, 200 A in Rng. 1, Sec. 2, adj. William GIBSON; JIMESON; W. P. MEARL. Surv. 2 Mar 1832. Richard H. ALLEN & Wesley JIMISON, C.C.

54 - For Elisha OAGALSBY, 111 A in Rng. 2, Sec. 4, adj. George PERRY; A. MEEKS; Thomas RIDDLEY; Joseph McDONALD; A. McDONALD. Surv. 11 Nov 1834. E. OAGALSBY & John W. BONDENHAMER, C.C.

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