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Searching for Joseph Gillespie, d. in Spartanburg, NC.in 1800's, b. abt.1769

Searching for Joseph Gillespie, d. in Spartanburg, NC.in 1800's, b. abt.1769

Posted: 27 May 2000 8:51PM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 5:32PM GMT
I am seeking help an ancestor who raised three children: William Gillepsie, b.1794 in an unknown county of NC, Nancy Gillespie, born abt 1806 in Woodruff, Spartanburg District, SC, and Elizabeth ,b.1807 in Woodruff, Spartanburg, SC.

Seeking Joseph's wife and ancestry, seeking Joseph's parents and other ancestry. Of Scottish or Scott-Irish descent. Joseph's children all married into the Castleberry line of Spartanburg, SC., so am wondering if Joseph is from the same area that Paul Castleberry , b. 1761 is from (Tar River or present NC).
Thanks, Sue Gillespie

Correction to above: Spartanburg, SC.

Posted: 27 May 2000 8:55PM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 5:32PM GMT
Also, Joseph was BORN in NC. (unknown county)

Searching for Joseph Gillespie

Marlene Sexton (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 2000 8:40PM GMT
Hello Susanne,
I also descend from William Gillespie, b. 1794 and Lavinia Castleberry. One of our cousins thinks Joseph's wife was Courtney. She did attend the same church they attended. I have some information on Paul Castleberry's ancestors. My e-mail address is: msexton@lcc.net. Please get in touch. Marlene Gillispie Sexton

Joseph Gillespie

Posted: 10 Aug 2000 10:00AM GMT
Edited: 20 Jun 2002 11:59AM GMT
I have William Gillespie, born in unknown county in NC, married to Lavinia Castleberry. Is he a son of Joseph? If so, would like more info.

Joseph Gillespie

Posted: 11 Aug 2000 6:19AM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 5:32PM GMT
Yes, Joseph is the father of William who married Lavinia Castleberry. My family is a descendent of William and Lavinia's through the son Greenlee. Joseph had several children, two of who where Nancy and Elizabeth. Nancy married Lavinia's father, who was Paul Castleberry. Elizabeth married a Castleberry also from Paul's first marriage.

Joseph Gillespie

Posted: 11 Aug 2000 6:26AM GMT
Edited: 20 Jun 2002 11:59AM GMT
My records go back only as far as William Gillespie/Lavinia Castleberry. They are my ggg-grandparents, through their son, Jeremiah Miles Gillespie. Do you have a GEDCOM you can email me, or other info?
jwbarker@wellingtoninc.com

Joseph Gillespie

Posted: 13 Aug 2000 11:16AM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 5:32PM GMT
Hello again!

I probably have the similar records that you have, as I only recently acquired them through a cousin of my husband's. ( My husband is another William Gillespie). I am not even into Family Treemaker yet, due to lack of space on our harddrive presently. I do plan on compiling my information into a typed format within a month or two. Everything I have found is through a variety of sources on the internet, with no proven documentation coming by my way, but through reliable sources who have a genealogical bend, and who have spent years of research in the Spartanburg region. (I live in Pennsylvania!) I am presently collaborating with this cousin to track down the elusive Joseph and his clan. We are getting close to some leads, but nothing has panned out as to where he REALLY came from, and during that timeperiod, (mid 1700's), NC and VA were often the same area! A family rumor is that Joseph's line came from NC, but before that from Pennsylvania, near where Daniel Boone was raised (i.e. Lancaster Co.). The rumor talks of following or even possibly coming south WITH Daniel and his family. Gillespie Gap is listed in the oral tradition also, and that is presently in NC near the Yadkin River Valley. And yes, Daniel Boone came through there enroute to Davie County, NC. And to add fuel to this myth, there is a Gillespie that married into the Bryan line (and Daniel's wife was a Bryan before marriage). Much of this is written is the Genforum.com under the Gillespie surname. Type in Gillespie Gap or even Daniel Boone or even Morgan under the the heading of "Search this Forum" and a wealth of information comes up! However, I have yet to trace this Joseph to the right family line. If you are on this same track, I could use all the help I can get. I will be glad to share it with you soon, and I might just put some under this forum for others to use. Much of it is tentative, but Joseph seems to be definitely the father. A possible Courtney is often listed as his wife, but it is NOT proven. She has been found affiliated with the family, but no children named a daughter Courtney in any of the lineages. (And Gillespies are famous for using the mother and father's names in their offspring!) She could be a cousin who is close to this Gillespie bunch. It was a close-knit family who seemed to help out one another alot. Hope this helps. I will hold onto your email too. Mine is violet_55_98@yahoo.com Please keep in touch. Sue

Re: Searching for Joseph Gillespie

Posted: 19 May 2002 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Marlene, I am a direct descendant of William and Joseph Gillespie. I have a lot of info on the Gillespie family. I am willing to share what I have. I understand that Joseph is buried in the Castleberry family cmemtery in or close to Woodruff, SC. I would like to know how to get there if you have that info. I live in Laurens, SC E-mail me at Gilliefrog@mindspring.com Thanks, Dorothy Gillespie Starrett

Re: Searching for Joseph Gillespie

Ladonna Viertel (View posts)
Posted: 22 May 2002 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
In response to the postings on Joseph Gillispie: I am descended from another of his sons, Edward. Edward's wife was Susanna; they had several children including Solomon Newton Gillispie born in OPD. Solomon's wife was named Mary Elizabeth (Jones?). One of their children was James Edward Gillispie, my great grandfather. I have not come across anyone who has this line from Joseph, yet that is what I have been told is that he was Edward's father. I am interested in what Suzanne Gillespie said in her post that all of Joseph's children married into the Castleberry line. Is there a mention on Edward and Susannah in this line? I would like to hear from anyone of you researching Joseph's descendants. Thank you, Ladonna Viertel

Re: Searching for Joseph Gillespie

Posted: 22 May 2002 9:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jul 2004 12:33AM GMT
22 May 2002 Family Group Sheet
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Husband: Edward Gillespie 1 died at age: 71
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Born: c.1809 in South Carolina 2
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: bf. 1880 in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
Father: Joseph Gillespie
Mother: Courtney ______ Gillespie


1850 Anderson County, SC, Eastern District, August,
1850

Page 298, Household #858

Edward Glaspy, 41, farmer, value $150, SC
Susannah, 40, SC
Solloman, 14, SC
Franklin, 17, SC
John F., 9, SC
Nancy J., 7, SC
James D., 5, SC
Julia, 7 months, SC
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Wife: Susannah "Susan" ____ Gillespie 1
Married:
Ceremony:

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Born: c. 1810 in South Carolina 2
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
Father:
Mother:
Could maiden name been Gillespie?? (Lawrence
Holcomb)

age 40 in Anderson Co SC Census
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M Child 1: Doctor Franklin "DF" "Dock" Gillespie
Born: Aug 25 1833 in
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: Sept 11 1907 in
Buried: in Flat Rock Baptist Church Pickens Ct SC
Ref number
Occupation
Spouse: N.C. Freeman b. 1832 d. Mar 2 1884
Married:
Ceremony:

Spouse: Jane Dickerson b. Feb 11 1849 d. Feb 17 1876
Married:
Ceremony:

Spouse: Jane Lollis b. Nov 1 1845 d. Aug 21 1909
Married:
Ceremony:

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M Child 2: William Pickney Gillespie
Born: in Anderson Co SC 3
Baptized:
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation Farmer 3


1850 Anderson County, SC, Eastern District, August,
1850

Page 301, Household #903

William Glaspy, 20, farmer, SC
Amanda, 18, SC


4th Infantry Co D
http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Square/3873/b/reg4.ht...

HISTORICAL NOTES:

This regiment was organized at Anderson in March of 1861. It fought first ar
First Manassas under N. G. Evans where it had 11 killed, 79 wounded, and 6
missing. In April of 1862, the regiment had 450 men. If was consolidated into
five companies and redesignated as the SC 4th Infantry Battalion.
One flag survives in private hands and fragments from a second silk flag are
in the SC Relic Room. Dedmondt also describes a third known flag.

On Line site dedicated to the SC 4th Infantry Regiment.

OFFICERS:

Sloan, John B. E. - Colonel
Mattison, Charles S. - Major, Lieut. Colonel
Whitner, James H. - Major

BATTLES:

Fort Sumter SC (12 - 13 APR 1861)
1st Manassas (21 JUL 1861)
Yorktown Siege (APR - MAY 1862)

ROSTERS:

Company B - Palmetto Riflemen
Company C
Company D
Company I - Fort Hill Guards

Also in 13th Bn. Co A
_
_____________________________________________________
HISTORICAL NOTES from:
http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit150.htm

Crute states that this regiment was formed from Laurens County and other
counties in the north-western part of the state. Rivers' account of the
organization of the troops states that Company H was formed from York County.
The Captain was R. H. Glenn.

Crute states that the 18th surrendered 16 officers and 139 men. Crute also
states that the 18th had 205 men of 363 wounded at the Petersburg mine
explosion (Battle of the Crater).

BATTLES:

Malvern Hill (2 - 8 AUG 1862)
Rappahannock Station VA (23 AUG 1862)
2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
Jackson Siege MS (JUL 1863)
Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
Bermuda Hundred (17 MAY - 16 JUN 1864)
Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
The Crater (30 JUL 1864)
Ft. Stedman (25 MAR 1865)
Five Forks VA (1 APR 1865)
Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865)
________________________________________

4th SC Infantry Co D. Enlisted Apr 14 1861 at age 26 . On last roll Jan 31 to
Apr 20 1862. This unit was disbanded at the end of 1 year term of enlistment.
Many men subsequently joined the Palmetto Sharpshooters or the 13 Battn.
Infantry..(SC Archives)

13 Battalion SC (4th & Mattison's). Enlisted Anderson SC April 14th 1861. On
last roll Apr 30 to Jul 17 1862. Born in Anderson Co SC age 35 (in 1862) 5 ft
5 inches tall, rair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, farmer
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M Child 3: Solomon Newton Gillespie
Born: c. 1836 in South Carolina 2
Baptized:
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
h
ttp://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Square/3873/b/reg4.html


Age 14 in Anderson Co SC Census

4th SC Infantry Co D. Enlisted Apr 14 1861 at age 24 . . Private 4th SC
Infantry Co D. Last roll Nov/Dec 1864.
This unit was disbanded at the end of 1 year term of enlistment. Many men
subsequently joined the Palmetto Sharpshooters or the 13 Battn. Infantry..(SC
Archives)

13th Battalion SC (4th & Mattison's) Private Co A. Last roll Apr 30 to Jul 17
1862 (SC Archives)
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F Child 4: Amanda Gillespie
Born: in
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
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M Child 5: John F. Gillespie
Born: c. 1841 in South Carolina 2
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
9 years old in 1850 Anderson Co SC census.
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F Child 6: Nancy J. Gillespie
Born: c. 1843 in South Carolina 2
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
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F Child 7: Julia Gillespie
Born: c. 1849 in South Carolina 2
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
7 months old in SC Anderson Co SC Census
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F Child 8: Lou Gillespie
Born: in
Baptized: in
Christened:
Died: in
Buried:
Ref number
Occupation
Lucinda or Louisa?? (Lawrence Holcomb)
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M Child 9: James D. Gillespie died at age: 61
Born: Oct 1 1843 in South Carolina 2
Baptized:
Christened:
Died: Feb 22 1904 in
Buried: in Flat Rock Baptist Church Pickens Ct SC
Ref number
Occupation
Spouse: Mary A Dickerson b. Sept 17 1841 d. Jan 1 1921
Married:
Ceremony:

http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit1.htm

This battalion was organized with five companies in early 1861, and mustered
into Confederate service in MAY 1861. Company F was organized in OCT 1861,
Company G in NOV 1861, and Companies H and I organized in FEB 1862. It was
reorganized as the 1st Artillery Regiment on 25 MAR 1862.
Rivers gives the following account:

Under another resolution of the Convention and the Act of the Legislature
creating "A military establishment for the State of South Carolina" (January
28, 1861), and authorizing the raising of a Regiment of Infantry, a Battalion
of Artillery, and a Squadron of Cavalry—nine hundred and sixty men were
enlisted and placed on duty under Brig. Gen. Dunovant. These were the Regulars
and were to serve for three years, unless sooner discharged; the officers to
be appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate. Besides the
officer already named, the appointments were (February 6th); Infantry, Col. R.
H. Anderson; Artillery, Lieut. Col. R. S. Ripley; Cavalry, Major W. D.
DeSaussure. The appointments of other commissioned officers contained many
names which became illustrious in the Confederate armies. The gentlemen
appointed did not all accept their positions. In actual service the Artillery
was organized into a regiment as the First S.C. Artillery Regulars, with W.
Ransom Calhoun, Colonel; Thos. M. Wagner, Lieut. Col.; Alfred Rhett, Major;
Captains, Jos. A. Yates, Ormsby Blanding, Wm. C. Preston, J. Gadsden King,
Henry S. Farley, Wm. H. Peronneau, Frank H. Harleston, David G. Fleming, J. A.
Sitgreaves, and John C. Mitchel.

OFFICERS:


Ripley, Rowell S., Lieutenant Colonel; survived the war.
Calhoun, William Ransom, Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel. From Abbeville District.
Died 15 SEP 1862 in a duel with Lt. Col. A. Rhett in Charleston, SC.

Wagner, Thomas M. (1824 - 17 JUN 1862) - Major, Lt. Colonel. From Charleston
District. Died 17 JUN 1862 at Ft. Moultrie, SC from the bursting of a rifled
gun.

Rhett, Alfred - Major

BATTLES:

1st Manassas (21 JUL 1861)

REFERENCES:

Rivers: - Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for Confederate
Service

South Carolina
1st Artillery Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:

This regiment was organized with 9 companies from the 1st Artillery Battalion
on 25 MAR 1862. Company K was assigned on 12 APR 1862. Company A (Sumter
Artillery) served as light artillery and the remainder of the regiment served
as heavy artillery and infantry. Company A was armed with four 12-lb.
Napoleons on 3 MAY 1864.
The 1st Atrillery Regiment participated in the Bombardment of Ft. Sumter in
April of 1861. It fought in the defense of Port Royal in November of 1861.
Members manned some of the guns that repelled the Federal assault on Battery
Lamar at Secessionville, June 1862. It helped defeat the Federal Ironclad
attack against Ft. Sumter in 1863. A battery of light guns defended the
Confederate right flank at Battery Wagner. When the Confederate garrison was
withdrawn from Charleston in February of 1865, the unit left Charleston with
1000 men and fought Sherman in SC and NC as infantry before surrendering with
the Army of Tennessee in May. The unit operated heavy seacoast batteries,
mortars, and light field artillery.

This regiment was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station,
Orange County, NC on 26 APR 1865.

1st Artillery Regiment Reenactors Website



ASSIGNMENTS


Aritllery, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, (March - May
1862)
2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia
and Florida (May - June 1862).

OFFICERS:


Calhoun, William Ransom, Colonel. From Abbeville District. Died 15 SEP 1862 in
a duel with Lt. Col. Alfred Rhett in Charleston, SC. It appears that Rhett
then became Colonel of the regiment.
Ormsby Blanding, Major

Alfred Rhett, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel

Thomas M. Wagner, Lieutenant Colonel

Joseph A. Yates, Captain Co. A, later Major, Lieutenant
Colonel


BATTLES:
The 1st Artillery Regiment was engaged in the following battles:
Secessionville (15 - 16 JUN 1862)
2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
2nd Winchester (14 - 15 JUN 1863)
Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
2nd Fort Harrison VA (30 SEP 1864)
2nd Fort Fisher (13 - 15 JAN 1865)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

BIBLIOGRAPHY:


REF: The Civil War at Charleston - The Civil War @
Charleston
Rivers - Account of the Raising of the Troops for Confederate
Service
Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate Armies. p.
6.






Information received from SC Archives confederate
abstract:
Private 1st SC Artillery Co F. Enlsited Fort Sumter SC Jun 12 1863. Last roll
Nov/Dec 1864
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M Child 10: Louis A. (L.A.) Gillespie died at age: 70
Born: Jan 10 1851 in
Baptized:
Christened:
Died: Apr 7 1921 in
Buried: in Flat Rock Baptist Church Pickens Ct SC
Ref number
Occupation
Spouse: Nancy Louise (Lou) Freeman b. Apr 4 1861 d. Apr 14 1947
Married:
Ceremony:

1900 living in Garvin Twp Anderson
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(1) Lawrence Holcombe
(2) 1850 United States Census, Anderson Co SC.
(3) Confederate Abstract of Wm P. Gillespie, SC Archives & History Center.



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