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The Gillespie Family of Scotland

The Gillespie Family of Falkirk, Larbert & Bonnybridge, Scotland
In 1909 the Gillespie Family immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Front Row: sons, John Duncan Gillespie, William Duncan Gillespie & Alex Melrose Gillespie
Middle Row: daughter, Jean M. Gillespie Campbell; mother, Mary Duncan; daughter, Mary D. Gillespie Lockhart
Back Row: sons, Robert Gillespie & James Philip Gillespie

Welcome to my website. Here you will find three separate family lineages combined into one connected surname database.  I hope you enjoy checking out the various Dutch, English, German, Irish, Norwegian and Scottish surnames.  I have tried to make my information as accurate as possible. This database of over 4000 entries includes ancestors from as early as 963 AD in England and as early as the 1600's in Norway. It also includes Mayflower Descendants!

I also have included pages which feature very old family photos from Scotland and Ontario, Canada that were taken from the late 1800's to about 1930.  I would love to put names to the faces of the civilians and WWI soldiers in these photos. If you recognize any of the photos please let me know.

Also featured are old postcards sent from Scotland to Hamilton, Ontario during WWI by several of my family who, while serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and on military leave, visited their former hometowns in Ayrshire and Stirlingshire, Scotland to catch  up on what was happening with old friends and family. 

 
 
My Brick Walls: I am actively seeking information for:

 1.
Robert Gillespie born about 1789-1796 in Falkirk, son of Robert Gillespie born about 1763 in Falkirk (died about  
     1834 in Airth), and mother, Margaret/Mary Millar born about 1768 in Carriden, West Lothian,Scotland.
     
 2. Parents of
Samuel Wilson
born about 1802 in Darlington, South Beaver Twp, Beaver Co, PA, married abt 1830 to
     Anna Boies
in Beaver, Co. PA, died 1885  in Allen Co, OH.
     Samuel's unknown father from Ireland, unknown mother from Maryland according to 1850 US Census.
     

 3. Parents of
Elisha Jolley
1806-1872 of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA. He was a tailor who also dabbled in nitroglycerin     
     after moving to Lima, Allen Co, OH.
 

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