When Lewis Gillespie was born on 28 January 1779, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, William Gillespie, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Ann Hudson, was 24. He married Mary Mullins on 13 February 1800, in Madison, Kentucky, United States. He died on 3 September 1855, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76.
Scottish and Irish (Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig, borrowed into Irish as Mac Giolla Easpaig, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.
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