Mary Frances Reddish

12 June 1827–12 March 1905 (Age 77)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Reddish was born on 12 June 1827, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ransom Reddish, was 27 and her mother, Olivia Robertson, was 23. She married David Gillaspie in 1847, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Greene Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Union Township, Warren, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 March 1905, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Gillaspie
Mary Frances Reddish
Marriage: 1847
Sarah Samantha Gillaspie
Ann Gillaspie
William Joseph Gillaspie
Olivia Catherine Gillaspie
Nancy Emily Gillaspie
Reuben Gillaspie
Infant Gillespie
James Dain Gillaspie

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States


    Sarah Samantha Gillaspie


    William Joseph Gillaspie


    Olivia Catherine Gillaspie



    Reuben Gillaspie


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.

Age 19

The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Albia Post Office as opened as Clarksville 01/15/1846. Name changed to Monroe Center 05/24/1847. Name changed to Albia 05/31/1848
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 23

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Reddish in Lancashire or Redditch in Worcestershire, which are respectively ‘reed ditch’ (Old English hrēod + dīc) and ‘red ditch’(from Old English rēad). The surname is now common in Nottinghamshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F Gillespie in household of David Gillespie, "United States Census, 1850"
  • May Gillaspie in household of David Gillaspie, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary F Gillespie in household of David Gillespie, "United States Census, 1880"

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