Lewis Gillespie

28 January 1779–3 September 1855 (Age 76)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Gillespie was born on 28 January 1779, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, William Gillespie, was 21 and his mother, Nancy Ann Hudson, was 23. 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.

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Lewis Gillespie
Mary Mullins
Marriage: 13 February 1800

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13 February 1800
Madison, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 1

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis Gillispy, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Lewis H Gillispie, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Lewis H Gillespie, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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