Jonathan Gillispie

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Gillispie was born in 1795, in Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Gillispie, was 34 and his mother, Lucinda Elizabeth "Lucy" Blackburn, was 29. He married Matilda Breedlove on 29 December 1818, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Jonathan Gillispie
Matilda Breedlove
Marriage: 29 December 1818
Thonton L. Gillispie
Francis Gillespie
Frances Ann Gillispie
Andrew B. Gillispie
Marias H. Gillispie
John Nathaniel Gillespie
Matilda Elizabeth Gillespie

Sources (9)

  • Jonathan H Gillaspy, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Jonathan Gillispie in entry for Jno N Gillispie, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Jonathan H Gillaspie, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Perthshire) and Irish: variant of Gillespie .

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

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