John Cooper Gillespie

1802–
Washington, Southwest Territory, United States

The Life of John Cooper

When John Cooper Gillespie was born in 1802, in Washington, Southwest Territory, United States, his father, James Gillespie, was 34 and his mother, Martha Montgomery Edmonson, was 24.

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Family Time Line

James Gillespie
1768–1842
Martha Montgomery Edmonson
1778–1843
Elizabeth Edmiston Gillespie
1800–1860
Mary Jane Gillespie
1800–
John Cooper Gillespie
1802–
James Smyth Gillespie
1804–
Martha M Cooper Gillespie
1808–1884
Allen Campbell Gillespie
1808–
William Edmondson Gillespie
1808–
Thomas Harden Gillespie
1810–
Andrew Jackson Gillespie
1814–1868

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1804

Age 2

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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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