B.6.n. James Gillespie {B.6.n.}


Timeline of James Gillespie and Elizabeth Wanless



Descendants of Jacob Gillespie & Rebecca Berry
Birth of James Gillespie in Bath County, Virginia

1 Feb. 1821669

Bath County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 329
Will of Jacob Gillespie, Jr.
Witnesses : Moses Houchins, Alexander & James Gillaspie, John Sutten
Probated : May 1821
Executors : James Tallman & Benjamin Arbogast
Inst. : debts to be paid, including those to James Cunningham and James Tallman from monies due from Thomas Kirkpatrick, executor of his father’s estate
Bequeath :
to eldest son John yearling horse and 2 cows, ax, saddle
to daughter Elizabeth 1 bed and bedding and bedstead, spinning wheel & check reel
to daughter Martha the same
to daughter Mary Jane bed and bedding, balance of household furniture, farm utensils, and carpenter’s tools all other property to be sold at public sale with one year’s creidt, with equal division among the children ěto be put to use of schooling them to learn them to read the Scriptures reasonably well and to write some. The garls, the boys to read, write and cypher as far as the rool of three land to be sold with each child receiving an equal part at age 21, or the girls when they marry if sooner, but John to get $50 and Jacob $33 more then the others. The boys are to choose guardians to bind them to trades at age 15

19 Dec. 1825670

Pocahontas County, Virginia Deed Book __, page __
Know all men by their preasants that I Jacob Gillaspie of the County of Pocahontas and State of Virginia are held and himself bound unto James Gillaspie of the County and State aforesaid in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars in witness whereof I bind myself my heirs Executors and administrators unto the said James Gillaspie his heirs or assigors. Given under my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Jacob Gillaspie shall well and truly make unto said James Gillaspie sufficient deed in fee simple to the tract of land the said Jacob Gillaspie now lives on containing two hundred and forty six acres (with the following reserves). First the said Jacob Gillaspie reserves to himself the house he now lives in together with all the houses and lotts around the dwelling house and extending around the barn during his life time all above the following boundery (to wit). Beginning at Joseph Woodell's line near the great road, crossing Deer Creek, thence up said Creek to a cross fence through the meadow, thence with said cross fence to a bank near the lane, thence up said bank running to James Tallman's line, thence with said line running to William Kerr's line, thence with said line to the beginning. Now if the said Jacob Gillaspie shall well & truly make the deed aforesaid the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed & delivered in the preasance of us
Jacob Gillespie (Seal)
William Arbogast
Polly M. Sutton

1 Mar. 1827296

Descendants of Jacob Gillespie & Rebecca Berry
Marriage of James Gillespie and Elizabeth Wanless in Bath County, Virginia


Pocahontas County, Virginia Chancery Court
James Gillespie vs Jacob Gillespie heirs
Circuit Court files - Suit, James Gillespie vs Jacob Gillespie, Heirs To the Honorable Allen Taylor, Judge of the Superior Court of Chancery holden at Lewisburg James Gillespie of the County of Pocahontas respectfully states that on the 19th day of December 1825 a certain Jacob Gillespie (who departed this life not long since), your orator's father, executed to him a title bond for Two Hundred and Forty Six acres of land on Deer Creek in the County of Pocahontas which title bond your orator prays may be taken and read (Marked A) as part of this his bill.Your orator states that he was the youngest and only child who lived with his father until his death. His mother died some years since. All his other children being provided for after they had left him and in order to make provision for your orator and for an in consideration of the natural love and affection which his father has and possessed towards him gave him the title bond aforesaid for the land aforesaid who afterwards departed this life intestate leaving the following children and grand children, to wit: John, Betsy, Patsy, James, Polly, Rachel, infant children of Jacob Gillespie who was a son of Jacob Gillespie the elder, Alexander Gillespie, Rachel Sutton wife of John Sutton, Peggy Burner wife of Adam Burner now of the State of Ohio, John Gillespie of the State of Ten(n)essee, Jamima Tallman wife of James Tallman, Thomas Gillespie of Kanawha County, Joshua Burner son of Jane Burner who was a daughter of Jacob Gillespie, dec'd, Samuel Gillespie of Ten(n)essee, Rebecca, Robert and Jacob Stuart, infants and children of Elizabeth Stuart dec'd who was the daughter of said Jacob Gillespie, Rebecca Beale wife of Thomas Beale, late Rebecca Gillespie, Sarah Sammons wife of Richard Sammons late Sara Gillespie, Nancy Kerr wife of William Kerr late Nancy Gillespie. To the end therefore that the aforesaid named persons may be made Defendants to this bill and upon their corporal oaths true and perfect answer make to the several allegations herein before stated the same as if again repeated and interrogated, and that they may be compelled to convey in fee simple all their right and title in and to the aforesaid tract of land to your orator and that your Honor will grant unto your orator such other and further relief in the premises as may be consistent with equity and the nature of his case an in duty bound will our prayer GEO. Mayse P. (?). John A. North, Esq. Will issue subpoenas for the above named persons who reside in this state. G. Mayse


Federal Census Pocahontas County, Virginia, Roll M19_199, page 92
James Gillaspie

1 male 10 - 15


1 male 20 - 30

James (32)

2 females < 5


1 female 20 - 30

Elizabeth (?)

29 Sept. 1834303

Pocahontas County, West Virginia, General Index to Deeds and Miscellaneous, 1834 Book 2, page 268, Grantors from 1822
This indenture made the 29th day of September 1834 between Henry M. Moffett of the county of Pocahontas and state of Virginia of the one part and James Gillispie of the county and state aforesaid of the other part whereas by a decree of the circuit superior court of law and chancery for Pocahontas County pronounced on the 3rd day of October 1833 in a cause there depending therein between James Gillaspie plaintiff and Alexander Gillaspie; John, Betsy, Patsy, James, Polly and Rachel Gillaspie infant children of Jacob Gillaspie Jun’r decd’, John Sutton and Rachel his wife, James Tallman and Jemima his wife, Thomas Gillaspie, Joshua Burner, Robert and Jacob Steward, Thomas Beal and Rebecca his wife, Richard Sammons and Sarah his wife, William Kerr and Nancy his wife, Samuel Gillaspie and John Gillaspie, Adam Burner and Peggy his wife children and heirs of Jacob Gillaspie dec’d defendants it was decreed and ordered that Henry M. Moffett who was thereby appointed a commissioner should convey the 246 acres of land in the bill mentioned to the plaintiff James Gillaspie --- special warranty this indenture therefore wit ---- that the said Henry M. Moffett for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to have in hand paid by the said James Gillaspie the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and surveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and convey unto the said James Gillaspie his heirs and assigns the said tract or parcel of land containing 246 acres and lying and being on Deer Creek in the county of Pocahontas and bounded as follows:

beginning at Joseph Woodells line near the great --- crossing Deer Creek thence up said creek to a cross fence through he meadow thence with said cross fences to a bank near the lane thence up said bank turning to James Tallmans line thence with said line turning to --- line thence with said line turing to William Arbogast line thence with said line turning to William Kerrs line thence with said line to the beginning

together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said tract of land with its appurtenances to the said James Gillaspie and his heirs to the only proper use and behoove of the said James Gillaspie and his heirs forever and the said Henry M. Moffett for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree with the said James Gillaspie and his heirs that he will forever warrant and find the said tract of land hereby conveyed with its appurtenances unto the said James Gillaspie and his heirs against the claim of him the said Henry m. Moffett and all persons claiming through or under him but against the claim of no other person. in witness whereof the said Henry M. Moffett hat thereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year herein written.
H. M. Moffett
Pocahontas County December Court 1834
This deed from Henry M. Moffett commissioner to James Gillaspie has presented in court and being acknowledged has admitted to record.
Teste John Tallman D.C.
for H. M. Moffett Clk.


Federal Census Bath County, Virginia
Jas. Galespie

1 male 5 – 10  
1 male 40 – 50 James (42)
2 females 10 – 15  
1 female 15 – 20  
1 female 40 – 50 Elizabeth (?)

1 person engaged in agriculture

8 Aug. 1850743

Federal Census Highland County, Virginia, District 25
Dwelling Number: 229
Family Number: 229

Name Age Occupation POB
James Galespie 57 Farmer Bath Co, VA
Nancy J. Galespie 20   Bath Co, VA
Joseph Galespie  15   Bath Co, VA

26 June 1860744

Federal Census Highland County, Virginia, Mill Gap
Dwelling Number: 335
Family Number: 316

Name Age Occupation POB
James Galespi 67 Farmer Bath Co, VA
Elizabeth Gillaspi (wife) 56 Housekeeper Highland Co, VA
Nancy McGlaughlin  19 House Attendant Highland Co, VA

30 June 1870745

Federal Census Highland County, Virginia
Bluegrass Township, Greenhill Post Office
Dwelling Number: 75
Family Number: 75

Name Age Occupation POB
James Gillespie 75 Farmer VA
Elizabeth Gillespie 66 Keeping House VA

14 June 1880746

Federal Census, Bluegrass Township, Highland County, Virginia
Dwelling Number: 165
Family Number: 167

Name Age Occupation POB
Henry Folks  52 Farmer VA
Nancy Folks 50 Keeping House VA
James Folks S 27 Works On Farm VA
John Folks 16 Works On Farm VA
Elizabeth Folks  13   VA
Cornelia Folks   11   VA
Santy Folks 8   VA
James Gillaspie  87   VA
Margeret Gillaspie 78 At Home VA

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