Mary Ann Gillespie

1824–18 May 1839 (Age 15)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Gillespie was born in 1824, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Rabon Gillespie, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Warden, was 22. She died on 18 May 1839, in her hometown, at the age of 15.

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John Rabon Gillespie
Sarah Warden
John Gillaspie
Mary Ann Gillespie
Mahaliah Gillespie
Silvanus Ranier Gillaspie
Diana Gillespie
Elijah Gillaspie
Lory Gillespie
Margaret Gillespie
Metlid Gillespie
Andrew Jackson Gillespie

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

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.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 6

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

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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