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.
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’.