James Gillespie

This information is contributed by Barbara Shore

b. in Ireland 1746; d. Washington D.C. 10 Jan 1805. His place of residence during the war was Duplin Co., NC. He represented Duplin Co. in the Halifax Convention in 1776, served as Captain in the First Battlion, NC Volunteers, and fought in the Battle of Elizabethtown, NC in 1781. He was buried in Georgetown Cemetery, but was later his remains were removed and re-interred in the Congressional Cemetery. He married in 1770 Dorcas MUMFORD at Richlands, Onslow Co., NC. Their children were:

1. Catherine, b. 26 Dec 1771; mar. 1802 to Gaines Rowe 2. David, b. 5 Apr 1774; mar. 1802 to Sarah Street 3. Lucy, b. 14 Mar 1776; mar. Joseph Dickson 4. Joseph b. 19 Feb 1779; mar. (1) 1802 to Susan Dickson; (2) 29 May 1829 to Jane Stallings 5. Elizabeth, b. 28 Feb 1781; mar. Aaron Morgan 6. Jane, b.10 Mar 1785; mar. as (2) wife 5 Jan 1809 Isaac Wright 7. Mildred, b. 19 Jul 1789; mar. as (2) wife Joseph Dickson
From McCalls "Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia," Vol. 2

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