Helen Catherine Gillespie

21 April 1837–8 August 1899 (Age 62)
Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Helen Catherine

When Helen Catherine Gillespie was born on 21 April 1837, in Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States, her father, John Field Gillespie, was 48 and her mother, Susan Smith, was 40. She married Dr Orrick Field Metcalfe Sr on 15 February 1855, in Adams, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Adams, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died on 8 August 1899, in Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr Orrick Field Metcalfe Sr
1824–1898
Helen Catherine Gillespie
1837–1899
Marriage: 15 February 1855
John Gillespie Metcalfe
1855–
Orick Field Metcalfe Jr
1857–
William Metcalfe
1859–
Helen Gillespie Metcalfe
1861–1942
Volney Gllespie Metcalfe
1864–1867

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 February 1855
Adams, Mississippi, United States
children

(5)

    John Gillespie Metcalfe

    Male1855–Male

    Orick Field Metcalfe Jr

    Male1857–Male

    William Metcalfe

    Male1859–Male

    Helen Gillespie Metcalfe

    Female1861–1942Female

    Volney Gllespie Metcalfe

    Male1864–1867Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Albert Gillespie

    Male1816–1824Male

    William Calvin Gillespie

    Male1818–1888Male

    James Alcorn Gillespie

    Male1819–1826Male

    John Francis Gillespie

    Male1820–1842Male

    John Francis Gillaspie

    Male1822–1836Male

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 24

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hellen C Metcalf in household of Orrick Metcalf, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Helen Metcalfe in household of Orrick Metcalfe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Helen Catherine Gillespie Metcalfe, "Find A Grave Index"

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