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Re: William Potts Gillespie
Posted by: Gerald Fowler (ID *****1073) Date: October 21, 2008 at 23:20:21
In Reply to: William Potts Gillespie by Connie McKenzie of 1168

Connie,I have lots information of William Potts Gillespie. It was lots of Gillespie Families at Pickens Co., Ala. in early 1800s. One of his grandsons lived in Nashville, Tennessee in 1960-early 70s. He would ride with my father to visit kin in Chickasaw Co., Ms., in a week they would come back. He was my grandfather John Jesse Haley's 1st cousin. He died in early 1970s. He had two young sons at home at that time-I guess they are around 60+yrs old now, and may still live in Nashville,Tn. My mother would be the close gene, as the two. James Gillespie lived close to William P. Gillespie in Pickens Co., Ala. In the 1830s they moved to Chickasaw Co., Ms.In 1850; W.P. Gillespie was 55yrs.old, owned 10,000 acres; his wife Susan was 47 yrs. old, and had 7 children; and a niece, Eliza Ellis (17yrs). Williams brother, James Gillespie was 51yrs old, and he was a Physician/Planter; 15,000 acres. His wife Nancy was 49 yrs old, and they had 6 children at home. Its still Gillespie's in Chickasaw, but I never met them. It shouldn't be har to find them. Gerald Barnell Fowler

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