David Shelton Gillespie

Brief Life History of David Shelton

When David Shelton Gillespie was born about 1810, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, his father, David S Gillespie, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Sanders, was 43. He married Mary Jane Hunter on 30 October 1832, in Louisa, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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David Shelton Gillespie
Mary Jane Hunter
Marriage: 30 October 1832
William James Gillespie
Helen Mary Gillispie
David Hunter Gillespie

Sources (12)

  • Dd S Gillispie, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David S. Gillispie, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • David S Gillespie, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

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’.

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

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