Peter Gillespie II

26 February 1796–20 February 1861 (Age 64)
Maddiston, Stirlingshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Gillespie II was born on 26 February 1796, in Maddiston, Stirlingshire, Scotland, his father, Peter Gillespie Sr., was 39 and his mother, Margaret Tannoch, was 43. He married Janet Kirkwood about 1814, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1850, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as stone cutter in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States. He died on 20 February 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Gillespie II
1796–1861
Martha Scott
1801–1856
Marriage: 14 November 1817
William Gillespie
1819–1849
Isabella Gillespie
1820–1893
Peter Gillespie III
1822–1896
Margaret Gillespie
1824–1873
Patrick Gillespie
1826–
Martha Gillespie
1826–1891
Alexander Gillespie
1828–1863
Agnes Gillespie
1829–1902
John Gillespie
1830–1915
Robert Gillespie
1833–1838
James Brigham Gillespie
1834–1863
Janet Wyper Gillespie
1836–1841
Adam Gillespie
1838–1842
Ellen Scott Gillespie
1841–1890
Mary Gillespie
1842–1854

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1817Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (15)

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    Siblings

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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    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
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1812: Madison, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Madison, Illinois, United States
    1815
    Age 19
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish (Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig, borrowed into Irish as Mac Giolla Easpaig, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bishop
    Gillispie
    Clasby
    Glaspie
    Glaspy
    Glasby
    Gallaspy
    Gillaspy
    Espy
    Gillaspie
    Espie
    Glispie
    Glaspey

    Story Highlight

    Peter Gillespie

    Peter Gillespie Written by Anna Peddicord Gillespie Peter Gillespie, father of John Gillespie, was born March 1792 or 1794 in Muiravonside, Sterling, Scotland, the son of Peter Gillespie and Marga …

    Sources (47)

    • Peter Gillespie, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Peter Gillespie in entry for Peter Gillespie, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Peter Gillespie, "United States Census, 1860"

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