Query 61 for November 30, 1930

GILLESPIE—VAN METER—Wanted: Information concerning these families (a) WILLIAM GILLESPIE, a soldier of the Revolution, migrated from Rowan County, North Carolina to Tennessee in 1825; thence to Mississippi; and was living in Fayette County, Mississippi, on June 1, 1840 with the family of D. V. Willes.

He was pensioned as he appears in the 6th census of pensioners. His known sons were John Gillespie, Matthew Gillespie and William Gillespie. He was buried in Chesterfield, Macoupin County, Illinois. —(b) WILLIAM SHANNON GILLESPIE married ACHSAH (or Axie) VAN METER on August 15, 1830 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois—(c) ACHSAH VAN METER (see above) had a sister, Catharine Van Meter; who married Thomas Taylor on November 13, 1822 in Greene County, Illinois; and a brother John Van Meter (name of wife unknown). Would like to get in touch with GILLESPIE (and allied) families. Would like to obtain the ancestral lines and also the dates of births, marriages and deaths of WILLIAM SHANNON GILLESPIE and his wife, ACHSAH (or AXIE) VAN METER.  Address—MRS. HENRHY WILLIAM ENGLISH, Registrar, Illinois Branch National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists, 844 West College Ave., Jacksonville, Illinois.


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