Slave-Descendents of David Gillespie

Bladen County, Elizabethtown, NC

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The slave owners were:  David Gillespie and Sarah Streety.  David Gillespie was born April 05, 1774 in Golden Grove, Duplin County, NC, and died September 28, 1829 in Gillis, Bladen County, NC. Sarah Streety was born March 1, 1782 and died November 29, 1847 in Bladen County, NC. (This information taken from “Descendents of David Gillespie”).

            Their children:

1. Elizabeth 'Eliza' Street Gillespie-1810 

2. James Gillespie I-1803-1804.

3. Rebecca S. Gillespie-1804-1812.

4. **James Gillespie-1804-1847. Married Susan O'Brien Flowers-1806-1885, on 11/29/1829.  

5. Richard Street Gillespie-1806-1878. Married Elizabeth Flowers-1808-1892, on 6/5/1832.

6.  Joseph Mumford Gillespie-1808-1848.

7.  George Street Gillespie-1811-1865. Married Elizabeth 'Eliza' Coddington Robeson 6/21/1843.

8.  Ann Clopton Gillespie-1813-1862.  Married James Gillespie Dickson on 4/14/1835.

9.  David Brison Gillespie-1815-1905. Married Sarah Ann Davis-1821-1904 on 11/20/1844.

10.  Albert Gillespie-1817-1850. Married Caroline F. Jones.

11.  Sarah Gillespie-1820-1887. Married David Flowers on 12/12/1843.

12.    Lucy Jane Gillespie-1825-1889.  Married Thomas Jones Robeson 7/23/1850.

 

**James Gillespie inherited his slaves from his parents, David and Sarah.  When he died, his wife, Susan, inherited them. Slave owners listed in the 1830-1860 Bladen Co. Census were Richard S. Gillespie, D.B. Gillespie, and Susan B. Gillespie (wife of deceased James Gillespie).  Susan B. Gillespie was 43 yrs old, widowed, and had 7 children:  James T. born 1828, Sarah R. born 1830, Franklin P. born 1834, Martha J. born 1836, Joseph born 1839, Richard B. born 1841, and Elizabeth born 1844.  

 

Susan B. Gillespie’s Slaves

 

Our Great-Great-Grandparents: Stephen and Princess (Prentiss) Gillespie

 

Stephen Gillespie-1823-1910 and Princess  Cromartis-1820-1898          

            Their children:

                   1. John            1846                

                   2. Samuel       1848-1923       

              **3. Watty       1850-1927         

      4.  Mariah       1851                 

      5. Becky         1853                 

                  6. William      1855-1915        

                  7.  Katherine   1857                 

                  8.  Jack            1859                 

                  9.  Moses         1864                 

 

**Our Great-Grandparents:  Waddell (Watty) and Mary Gillespie

 

Waddell (Watty) Gillespie (1848-1927) and Mary Cherry Haynes (1854-1926)

            Their children:

1.      Emma-born 1874

2.      Rosetta-born Mar 18, 1878

3.      Katie (a twin)-died at birth?

4.      Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dell 

5.      Sarah Anne-born Dec 1, 1889-died 1965

6.      Willis-born 1876

7.      **Archie Honduras-born Oct 16, 1882-died Mar 30, 1939

8.      Noah-born Feb. 1883-died July 2, 1923

9.      James-born 1879 

10.  Riley-maybe twin, died at birth?

 

**Our Grandparents:  Archibald H.  and Mary Hazel Gillespie

 

Archie Honduras Gillespie (1882-1939) and Mary Hazel Bell (1898-1984)

1.      Max Honduras-1918 (f. Tobe Bairfield)

2.      Benedict-1920 (f. Archiebald H. Gillespie)

3.      Twins - Archie Joseph-1923

4.                  ** Mary Hazel-1923 (f. Archiebald H. Gillespie)

5.      Twins - Charles Henry-1926

6.                   Grace-1926 (f. Archiebald H. Gillespie)

7.      Twins – Stanley-1928

8.                    Dorothy-1928  (f. Walter T. Shropshire)

9.      George Francis-1930  (f. Walter T. Shropshire)

 

**My mother.

 

Note:  The above research was compiled by Linda Gillespie-Murakata, descendent of the David Gillespie slaves.  For more information on the African-American Gillespie descendents, contact me at :  Lmurak@aol.com