Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

George Alexander Gillespie

Male - 1823

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  • Name George Alexander Gillespie 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1823  Fayette County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025553  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Family ID F03238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyfayett/ardery_mcadams_estate_abstracts.htm#MCAD AMS
      (Copied by Mrs. H.K. McAdams, Notary Public, Wills and Estates).

      GEORGE ALEXANDER GILLESPIE - Estate Will Book F, page 227 - Mentions Brothers, Wm., John and Angel Gillespie, Sisters, Patsy Cravens, Peggy Hampton. Executor, brother, William Gillespie. Date Sept. 16, 1823. Witnesses, J. Stonestreet, Lucy Schooler, Henry Sanders. Proved Dec. Court 1823.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://philnorf.tripod.com/siblings.htm
      URL title: The Siblings of Black David Campbell
      indenture dated 06 Nov 1797, whereby:

      " ... the Heirs of Robt Campbell Decd - viz William Campbell agent in fact for James Campbell, David Campbell, John Campbell & William Campbell all of the County of Featt [Fayette] and State of Kentucky of the one part and GEORGE GILLESPIE of the County of Washington and State of Tennessee of the other part ... " [convey] " ... that tract or parcel of Land Lying on the Waters of Nolachucky on a branch of Big Limestone Known by the name of Campbells Mill ..." [3]

      James Hughes 2005-12-05 21:18:48
      Captain William Campbell (1748-1800) of Fayette County,
      URL: http://philnorf.tripod.com/captain.htm

      George Gillespie: The wealthiest man in the county that year was Robertís neighbor, George Gillespie; his net taxable worth was calculated at £11,016! After Robert Campbellís death circa 1797, his 400 acre tract, including a mill, was sold to Gillespie by Robertís heirs (see Table 7 below). The location of Gillespieís land is well known, hence we can use this fact to approximate the location of Robert Campbellís property. George Gillespie was an early settler, having arrived in 1772, who purchased land from Jacob Brown (who had acquired it from the Cherokees!) near the mouth of Big Limestone Creek about three miles from its junction with the Nolichucky River. Today this site is very near the boundary line between modern-day Greene and Washington Counties, Tennessee.

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