States: Tennessee: Williamson
In early years of 1800 I had a Uncle named William Potts Gillespie, he was briefly in Williamson Co., Tn. Then moved to Pickens Co., Ala. until 1830s; He sold his land and moved to the area of Egypt, Ms.; to a place called Gunntown, Ms. He had a large family, but lost many sons in the Civil War. He owned a huge plantation, and had many slaves. After the war he opening a large sawmill toward the Gulf, died there, buried at a family cemetery in the area of Lumbertown, Ms. Later his body was removed and buried at his home at Gunntown, Ms., later his wife was buried beside him. His first death of his son was at Shiloh Battleground, one of the family slave was behind the front lines, after his death. The slave took the young man's body, horse, and all personal good, and took a weary trip back home. He was buried in the family (Gunntown) cemetery, later his other brothers died in the civil war and buried beside him. Gerald Barnell Fowler
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