USA: New York Early Settlers

The New York Colony mentioned in the Day Book of Daniel Campbell of Shawfield 1767 lists a  large emigration of younger men, their families and sometimes their servants from Isle of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland to New York. Gillespies were part of that move. Three ships left during the years 1738, 1839 and 1840, ca

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ring at least 80 families for settlement, involving 472 passengers. It took 25 years, however, before the promised land was obtained when the Governor reneged on his original agreement. The full sailing lists have been preserved by the Somonauk Presbyterian Church. The lands were known as the Argyle Patent.

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Anthony Gillespie   died Sept 13, 1865, 75 years old. An obit from Buffalo newspaper of former resident of Erie Co, New York (estimated birth as of 1790)

C. N. Gillespie witness to a marriage of P H Parson & Sarah Ross, both of Factoryville, 1856.

Daniel Gillespie, child Catherine baptized April 14, 1770 at Presbyterian Church, Good Will, Orange Co, New York.

David Gillespie 1755-1831. Married Abigail Mapes of Orange Co, NY. Later moved to Ellsworth, KANSAS. On 1830 census for Marcellus, Onadega Co. New York.

George Gillespie, married Elizabeth Sherwood of Ballstown, New York on May 24, 1804 at 1st Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY

James G Gillespie died June 19, 1864, age 75 in New York City. Former resident of Erie Co, NY

John Gillesby‘s child, Elizabeth baptized 1770, March 21 at Presbyterian Church, Good Will, Orange Co, NY

John Gillespie obtained a license to marry Susanna Bartow Dec 4, 1781 NY

Mathew Gillespie obtained license to marry Jane Nelly 1769, Good Will, Orange Co, NY

Nelly Gillespie married William Cunninghan 1780.

 

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