Jonathan Gillispie

Virginia, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Gillispie was born in 1795, in Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Gillispie, was 33 and his mother, Lucinda Elizabeth "Lucy" Blackburn, was 28. 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 N. Gillespie
Matilda Elizabeth Gillespie

Spouse and Children

29 December 1818
Albemarle, Virginia, United States


    Thonton L. Gillispie


    Frances Ann Gillispie


    Andrew B. Gillispie


    Marias H. Gillispie


    Francis Gillespie


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucinda Elizabeth "Lucy" Blackburn




World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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

Age 17

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

Age 35

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

Variant spelling of Scottish or Irish Gillespie .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mateld J. Gillispie in entry for Chas. M. Phillips, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • John Gillispie in entry for Elizabeth Matilda Harlow, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Jonathan Gillispie in entry for John N Galispie and Lavinia A Wright, "Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938"

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