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The Gillespie Family of Scotland

The Gillespie Family of Falkirk, Larbert & Bonnybridge, Scotland
In 1909 the Gillespie Family immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Front Row: sons, John Duncan Gillespie, William Duncan Gillespie & Alex Melrose Gillespie
Middle Row: daughter, Jean M. Gillespie Campbell; mother, Mary Duncan; daughter, Mary D. Gillespie Lockhart
Back Row: sons, Robert Gillespie & James Philip Gillespie

Welcome to my website. Here you will find three separate family lineages combined into one connected family surname database.  I hope you enjoy checking out the various Dutch, English, German, Irish, Norwegian and Scottish surnames.  I have tried to make my information as accurate as possible. This database of over 4000 entries includes ancestors from as early as 963 AD in England and as early as the 1600's in Norway. It also includes Mayflower Descendants!

I also have included pages which feature very old family photos from Scotland and Ontario, Canada that were taken from the late 1800's to about 1930.  I would love to put names to the faces of the civilians and WWI soldiers in these photos. If you recognize any of the photos please let me know.

Also featured are old postcards sent from Scotland to Hamilton, Ontario during WWI by several of my family who, while serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and on military leave, visited their former hometowns in Ayrshire and Stirlingshire, Scotland to catch up on what was happening with old friends and family. 

My Brick Walls:

am actively seeking information for:

1. Parents of
Robert Gillespie born about 1796 of Falkirk, Glasgow, Larbert &  Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland, cousin to Robert Hutton Gillespie (b. 1802) of Falkirk per Falkirk Poorhouse Relief records.

2. Parents of
Samuel Wilson
born abt 1802 in South Beaver Twp, Beaver Co, PA, married abt 1830 to Anna Boies in Beaver Co. PA, died 1885  in Allen Co, OH. Samuel's unknown father from Ireland, unknown mother from Maryland.

3. Parents of
Elisha Jolley
born abt 1806 in possibly Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA, married in Marion Co OH and died  1872 in Lima, Allen Co, OH

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