Land Deeds, Gillespie family, Amherst Virginia, from 1748-1807
From the Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1807 and Albemarle County, 1748-1763
by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis
Copyright 1979 by: The Rev Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.
Southern Historical Press, % The Rev. S. Emmett Lucas, Jr., P.O. Box 738, Easly, South Carolina, 29640
Note:Each entry is marked with: Page in the deed book, Date recorded, and (page in Deeds of Amherst County)
Page 43. 12 Dec 1769 (page 119)
WILLIAM PENN, Amherst County, to JOSHUA HUDSON, St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co, for 100 pounds, 173 acres.
Lines: GAL. PENN, JOHN BANGER, top of Turkey Mt.
Witnesses: GABRIEL. PENN, RICHARD GATEWOOD, JOHN ROWSEY
(Note: JOSHUA HUDSON had a large family as shown by his will here. One daughter, NANCY ANN . called NANCY and ANN in various data . married here in 1777 WILLIAM GILLESPIE. They removed to Madison Co, KY, and GILLESPIE was killed there in a duel. They had a daughter, MARY ANN, who married HENDERSON THURMAN and my wife, MILDRED MILLER DAVIS, is a descendant of this couple. The HUDSON family is very large in present Amherst and one of the still owns land on Turkey Mt. I have located the site of the old home and graveyard. Joshua married MARY TERRELL, but we have no record save mention of her in will in Orange of RO. TERRELL who was her father. We have recently been able to trace the HUDSON family back to the Eastern shore via WESTMORELAND HUDSON who stemmed from the shore. . Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 160. 17 Apr 1770 (page 120)
PAYTON RANDOLPH, BENJAMIN GRYMES & JOHN ROBINSON, Gents., executors of PHILLIP GRYMES, and LUNSFORD LOMAX, the younger, Caroline Co., to GEORGE GILLESPIE. (See Murphy from GRYMES, p. 33, for details.) For 89-5 pounds, 875 and ½ acres on Tye River.
Lines: CARTWRIGHT, ROSE, JONE, sapling on a mt., EDMONDS.
Witnesses: ZACH TALIAFERRO, RODERICK McCULLOCK, THOMAS MITCHELL, THOMAS HAWKINS, THOMAS REID, AMBROSE JONES.
(Notes: GILLESPIE was an ancestor of my wife, MILDRED MILLER DAVIS. His son, WILLIAM, married NANCY ANN HUDSON and they removed to Madison Co., KY. GEORGE Is found in Albemarle when he and wife MARY, show in a deed. This wife was mother of his children and was probably a MOORE for the MOORE name is used for two of GEORGE.s children: one was Capt. SHEROD MOORE GILLESPIE who was a Revolutionary soldier. He later married a widow, MARY FARIS, in Louisa and at least two of his children married FARIS girls. He later made a swap with the ROSE group and moved up on Piney River. He is buried at foot of Little Friar Mt. It took me several years to locate the site, but I finally found a copy of the deed by AMHERST GILLESPIE heirs wherein they sold 404 acres on Piney to DAVIS. S. GARLAND and reserved cemetery site where .our father GEORGE is buried.. A surveyor.s plat is with the old deed in the hands of the TAYLOR WRIGHT family. . Bailey Fulton Davis.)
Page 62. 17 Apr 1770. (p.120)
GRYMES group above to LEONARD TARRANT, for 70 pound, 385 acres on branch of Tye.
Lines: WRIGHT, N side of Tye; Naked Creek; WILCHER.
Witnesses: ZACH. TALIAFERRO, THOMAS MITCHELL, THOMAS HAWKINS, AMBROSE JONES, GEORGE GALASBEY, MOSES CAMPBELL.
Page 64. 17 Apr 1770. (p. 120-121)
GRYMES group to RICHARD TANKERSLEY, the younger, for 10-2-9 pounds, 174 acres.
Lines: GALASBEY, ROSE, DILLARD
Wit: ZACH. TALIAFERRO, THOMAS MITCHELL, ROD. McCULLOUCH, THOMAS REID, GEORGE GALASBY.
Page 66. 17 Apr 1770. (p. 121)
GRYMES executors. to MOSES CAMPBELL for 30 pounds, 199 acres on branch of Tye.
Witnesses: ZACH. TALIAFERRO, ROD. McCULLOUCH, GEORGE GALASBY, THOMAS HAWKINS.
Page 69. 17 Apr 1770. (p. 121)
GRYMES executors. to AMBROSE JONES, AC., for 84-3 pounds, 374 acres branch of Tye.
Lines: CARTWRIGHT, ALCOCK, BLAIN.
Witnesses: ZACH TALIAFERRO, CHAS. IRVING, JOHN SALE, THOMAS MITCHELL, GEORGE GALASBY, MOSES CAMPBELL, THOMAS HAWKINS
Page 71. 17 Apr 1770 (p. 121)
GRYMES executors to WILLIAM BIBB for 73-8-9, 587 and 1/2 acres on Tye.
Lines: SAML. MURPHY.
Witnesses: ZACH. TALIAFERRO, THOMAS MITCHELL, THOMAS HAWKINS, AMBROSE JONES, GEORGE GALASBEY, MOSES CAMPBELL.
Page 74. 17 Apr 1770. (p. 121)
LUNSFORD LOMAX, Jr., Caroline, to JESSE MILLS, for 60 pounds, 297 acres branch of
Rucker's Run and part of 6134 acres etc. see p. 57 herein - LOMA to STEVENS.
Wit: ZACH. TALIAFERRO, THOMAS MITCHELL, ROD. McCULLOCH, THOMAS REID, RICHARD TANKERSLEY, RICHARD TANKERSLEY, JR.
Page 78. 17 Apr 1770 (p. 121)
GRYMES executors. WILLIAM LAVENDER - see p. 33 for GRYMES - for 25 pounds, 546 and 1/2 acres on branch of Tye.
Lines: MILLS, ALCOCK, KING,
Witnesses: ZACH. TALIAFERRO, THOMAS MITCHELL, THOMAS HAWKINS, AMBROSE JONES, GEO GALASBEY, MOSES CAMPBELL
Page 178. 14 Jun 1770 (p. 127)
JESSE MILLS, AC, to THOMAS LUMPKIN, AC, for 100 pounds, 297 acres bought by TL of LUNSFORD LOMAX JR. and received in AC.
Wit: GEORGE PENN, ISAAC TINSLEY, GEORGE McDANIEL, GEORGE GALASPIE.
Page 167. 12 Nov 1770 (p. 126)
Executors. of PHILLIP GRYMES - see MURPHY, p. 33 - and LUNSFORD LOMAX Jr to WILLIAM CRIPS for 27 pounds on Tie River.
1) 200 acres. Lines: TANKERSLEY, DILLARD, TARENT, WILCHER, EDMUNDS, GALASPIE
2) 71 acres. Lines: DILLARD, RICHARD TANKERSLY SR. & JR, ROSE, LOMAX.
Witnesses: ZACH. TALIAFERRO STEPHEN WATTS, RICHARD TANKERSLY JR., HENRY BARNS
Page 185. 1 Jul 1771 (p. 127)
WILLIAM CRISP & LUCY, to JOS. MAYS for 155 pounds, 200 WILSHER, EDMONDS, GALASPIE. Also 70 acres.
Lines: DILLARD, RICHARD TANKERSLEY, ROSE, LOMAX old pat. line near a branch, RICHARD TANKERSLEY JR.
Page 140. 30 Aug 1773 (p. 154)
THOMAS LOMAX, Caroline, to MATTHEW CARTWWRIGHT of AC, for 17-18-2 pounds, 98 3/4 acres.
Lines: AMBROSE JONES, BLAIN, BIBB, GILLESBIE.
Wit: JOHN ROSE, ZACH. TALIAFERRO, HUGH ROSE.
(Note: MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT, was the father of JUSTINIAN JESSE CARTWRIGHT, who married GEORGE GILLESPIE.s daughter FRANCIS GILLESPIE in Amherst about 1777. -- Anne )
Page 350. 14 Oct 1775 (p. 164)
MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT & wife MARGET, AC, to JOHN BOWLING, AC. for 41 pounds, 198 and 1/2 acres.
Lines: AMBROSE JONES, BLAIN, BIBB, GILLISPIE; on a mt.
Witnesses: JOHN CARTWRIGHT, RICHARD TANKERSLEY, GEORGE GALASBY.
(Note: This JOHN BOWLING (BOLLING) may be the brother or other relative of JAMES BOLLING who LETITIA MOORE GILLESPIE, daughter of GEORGE GILLESPIE. -- Anne)
Page 397. 10 Sep 1776. (page 167)
JESSE MILLS, Amherst County, to EDMUND WILCOX, Amherst County, for 12-8-11 pounds, debt. Deed of Trust. 5 shillings. Two slaves, Moll and Bristol and descended to me at death of my mother; stock, etc.
Witnesses: GEORGE GIALLASPIE, JAS HIGGINBOTHAM, JOS. CABELL.
Page 28. 3 Aug 1778. (page 175)
JOS. MAYS, Amherst County, to JAS. MAYS, Amherst County, for 5 shillings, 110 acres N branch Tye.
Lines: JAS. EDMOND, GEORGE GALASPIE, RICHARD TANKERSLEY, JOS. DILLARD, LEONARD TARRANT, JOHN MAYS. Part of 200 acres deed to JOS. MAYS in Amherst County. SARAH, wife of JOS. MAYS.
Page 194. 20 Oct 1779 (page 187)
BENJAMIN THURMOND, Fluvanna, to THOMAS TUCKER, Amherst County for 25 pounds . no acres - S side Pedlar on Inchanted Mt.
Witnesses: PHILLIP THURMOND, WILLIAM GLASBY, JUDITH THURMOND.
(Note: The names herein present one of my long-time enigmas. My wife, MILDRED MILLER DAVIS, is descended from this WILLIAM GLASBY (WILLIAM GILLESPIE) who married here in 1777 Ann HUDSON. WILLIAM & wife move to Madison Co, KY about 1784, for the last deed in this book is the one wherein he and wife, called NANCY therein and sometimes so called in KY. (Her father, JOSHUA HUDSON, calls her ANN in his will.) WILLIAM Carried mail from Kentucky to Charlottesville and there are deeds shown in these books to indicate that he was in Kentucky from time to time. However, the enigma deals with the marriage of his daughter, MARY GILLESPIE, to HENDERSON THURMAN in Madison Co, KY, on 20 Nov 1809. Her father had been killed in a duel in 1794. Her mother names her in her Madison County will. The unanswered question is the identify of this HENDERSON THURMAN. The Miller manuscript in Eastern KY. State College Library says that he was a son of BENJ. THURMAN, but I am un
able to locate the right BENJ. There is one who went to Georgia and I have data on him. Here we find WILLIAM GILLASPIE witnessing a deed for PHILIP THURMOND . spellings of families are for wife.s line and this one, but not too vital a difference. The early spelling in Louisa is THURMAN, but I am told that PHILIP SR, Albemarle, is the one who changed the spelling. I can not vouch for this, though. Bailey Fulton Davis.)
Page 270. 2 Oct 1780 (p. 193)
JOHN BOWLING, Amherst County, to WILLIAM OGLESBY, Amherst County for 500 pounds, 198 and 1/2 acres and bought by grantor from MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT.
Lines: WILLIAM CABELL (formerly AMBROSE JONES), BLAIN, BIBB, GALESPIE's pointers in BIBB line. Orig. del. to JOHN THOMPSON, 15 Apr 1788, by Grantee's order.
Page 288. 20 Apr 1781 (page 194)
JOSIAS WOOD & wife RHODA, Amherst County to WILLIAM GALASPIE, Amherst County, for 30,000 pounds tobacco, 305 acres.
Lines: SAMUEL. STAPLES, WILLIAM LOVING
Witnesses: WILLIAM POWELL, WILLIAM WALTON, GEORGE GALASPIE
Page 414. . Jul 1783. (page 204)
GEORGE BLAIN, Amherst County, to GEORGE GALASPIE, Amherst County, 5 shillings, Deed of Trust, to secure 11,900 pounds tobacco of Richmond or Manchester inspection . to PATRICK ROSE in trust; 11 horses, much stock et. Due 25 Dec 1784.
Witnesses: HUGH ROSE, ELIZABETH MILLER, SUSANNA DEMSEY. Rec. 7 Jul 1783.
Page 442. 16 Sep 1783. (Page 206)
JOHN CARTWRIGHT & wife MARTHA, Amherst County, to LUCAS POWELL, Amherst County, for 25,000 pounds tobacco, 385 acres N side Tye.
1) 120 acres, part of tract of 135 acres bought by grantor of AMBROSE JONES 16 Feb 1770.
2) 265 acres joining and bought of LUNSFORD LOMAS JR, 5 Mar 1770.
Witnesses: JUSTINIAN CARTWRIGHT, WILLIAM POWELL, GEORGE GALASPIE. Original delivered 16 Feb 1812 to T HAWKINS(?) per order.
(Note: This is part of the PETER CARTWRIGHT group and data on my wife.s ancestor, GEORGE GILLESPIE, shows that he had a daughter, FANNY, who was wife of JESSE. CARTWRIGHT. There is no bond here, but deed shows JESSE & wife in Kentucky. The CARTWRIGHTS moved to my native state and the famous Circuit rider, PETER, served there for some years and later went to Illinois. I prize my copy of the autobiography of PETER CARTWRIGHT. -- Bailey Fulton Davis.)
(Note: FANNY GILLESPIE.s husband is recorded as JUSTINIAN JESSE CARTWRIGHT. I.ve seen him referred to by both names. -- Anne )
Page 429. 20 Sep 1783 (p. 205)
SAMUEL SHACKELFORD & wife NANCY (signed ANN), AC, to PHILLIP THURMOND, AC, for 1000 pounds, 2 tracts.
1) 632 acres.
Lines: CHARLES TALIAFERRO. Part of 3553 acres on Horsley pat. to LUNSFORD LOMAX SR, in 1764, and by him and wife JUDITH,
to LUNSFORD LOMAX, JR, on 13 Jan 1767.
Witnesses: CHAS. ELLIS, SHEROD MORE GALASPIE, VALENTINE PAYTON, JOHN PAYTON, ISAAC WRIGHT, PETER CARTER, JOSIAH ELLIS
Memo: 14 acres joining FRANK POWELL sold out of the land to THOMAS POWELL TAYLOR.
(Note: Here again heels of THURMONDS and GILLESPIES are seen in the same ground. SHEROD MORE GALASPIE
was a captain in the Revolution and was a son of GEORGE GILLESPIE (several variations in spelling). SHEROD was a brother
of WILLIAM GILLESPIE who married ANN or NANCY HUDSON, daughter of JOSHUA. I have previously pointed out that WILLIAM & wife went to Madison County, Ky. from Amherst. Their daughter, MARY, married in Ky. HENDERSON THURMAN and he is my enigma. The THUMANS (MONDS) and GILLESPIES are seen to have been closely associated in Amherst, but to date I am unable to identify the parents of HENDERSON THURMAN. HENDERSON is my wife's ancestor and I have worked on this puzzle for years. Bailey Fulton Davis.)
Page 516. 15 Nov 1783. (p. 211)
WILLIAM GILLESPIE, AC, to PETER CARTER for 10,000 pounds of tobacco, a slave, Gloucester, about 19.
Witnesses: WILLIAM WALTON, SHEROD MORE GILLESPIE, THOMAS WALTON.
Page 532. 20 Jul 1784 (page 212)
Honorable THOMAS LOMAX, Caroline, to GEORGE GALASPIE, Amherst County, for 20-7-4 pounds, 122 ¾ acres.
Lines: GEORGE BLAIN, BIBB.
Witnesses: ZACH TALIAFERRO, WILLIAM BIBB, BENJ. POWELL, LUCAS POWELL, ELIZA. POWELL. Original delivered to GEORGE BLAINE.
Page 617. . Sep 1784 (page 218)
(Received 2 May 1785.) VALENTINE PAYTON & wife MARY of Amherst County to ISAAC WRIGHT, Amherst County, for 100 pounds, 142 acres Horsley Creek.
Lines: PHILLIP PAYTON. Surveyed by JAS. HIGGINBOTHAM, 20 Oct 1779, and patent to grantor.
Witnesses: WILLIAM GALASPIE, PETER CARTER, EDMOND GOODRICH Proved by all but CARTER on 2 May 1785. Carried to court for WRIGHT in Mar 1790.
Page 637. 12 Oct 1784 (p 219)
WILLIAM GALSPIE & wife NANCY, AC to WILLIAM LOVING, AC, for 140 pounds, 305 acres N branch Rucker.s Run.
Lines: JOHN STAPLES, LOVING, old line. Bought by grantor of JOSIAH WOOD.
Witnesses: PETER CARTER, HENRY PAYTON, CAS. STEWART.
(Note: GILLESPIE & wife went to Madison Co. KY - ancestors of my wife. I have much data on the family. See COLEMAN's Kentucky Duels for his death. Bailey Fulton Davis.)
Page 570. 28 Oct 1784 (p. 214)
JOS. EDWARDS & wife NELLY, AC, to PHILLIP THURMOND, AC. for 300 pounds.
1) 331 acres N fork Horsley. Lines: Col. MILSTREAD.
2) 450 acres on Horsley. Lines: NICHOL. CABELL JOS. MILSTREAD.
Witnesses: NO. PARKS, WILLIAM GALASPIE, WILLIAM THURMOND, SHEROD MORE GALASPIE, ISAAC WRIGHT, JOHN POWELL
Page 25. 26 Oct 1785 (p. 258)
JAS. WILLOUGHBY & JOHN WILLOUGHBY, AC, to PHILIP THURMOND, AC for 6000 pounds of tobacco, 172 acres branch Dutch.
Lines: SAML. STAPLES, top of a mt.
Witnesses: SHEROD MORE GALASPIE, LUCY THURMOND, ELISHA THURMOND, WILLIAM GALASPIE
Page 20. Blank date, 1785; rec. 7 Nov 1785 (page 232)
Land exchange between GEORGE GALASPIE (this name is spelled in many ways: GLASBY, GALASPIN, GALASPIE, etc. I have commented on this man before as he is ancestor of my wife, MILDRED MILLER DAVIS. . Bailey Fulton Davis) and CHAS. ROSE. GEORGE to CHAS: 404 acres.
Lines: LUCAS POWELL, ROSE, JAS. DILLARD, JAS. MAYS
CHAS to GEO: pat S side of little Piney.
Lines: GILBERT HAYS, GEO MONROE.
JAS. BOWLING holds 20 year leas on part of first tract and GG knows it. Also ROSE promised a certain ELIZ. PATTERSON that she could settle and reside for quality of clearing the land and also to prevent her disposing of the same for the term as he did not grant her a lease and also to keep her dependent upon his will . she being no more than tenant at will without paying rent or liable to be turned out at any time. This can be done at end of any year, if just cause is shown. She remains and GG knows it.
Witnesses: PATRICK ROSE, BALLINGER WADE, JER. WADE. Original delivered to JAS. HAY for GILLESPIE.
(Note: It took me three years to run down this land of GILLESPIES. and it is a long story told elsewhere. He operated a mill on Piney as later deeds show and is buried in unmarked grave at foot of Little Friar Mt. I found the plat of the graveyard and copy of a later deed wherein Amherst heirs reserved spot where he is buried. . Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 45. 6 Feb 1786. (page 260)
MOSES WRIGHT & wife ELIZABETH, Amherst County, to JOHN CAMPBELL of Amherst County, original delivered to JC (assuming to JOHN CAMPBELL) March 1789 . for 50 pounds, 128 acres S side and joining Crawley creek.
Lines: GEORGE GALASPIE, BENJAMIN WRIGHT; part of tract.
Witnesses: JOHN MASSEY, GEORGE CAMPBELL, JR, JAS. DEMASTERS
Page 201. 1 Mar 1786. (page 232)
Order to Amherst County Justice of Peace.s RODERICK McCULLOCH and JOSIAH ELLIS, to quiz NANCY GILLESPIE, wife of WILLIAM, as to deed to WILLIAM LOVING . 305 acres on Rucker.s Run, N branch. Done 31 Mar 1787.
Page 46. 3 Mar 1786. (page 231)
GEORGE GILLASPIE & wife MARY, Amherst County to JOHN THOMPSON, Amherst County Merchant, for 240 pounds, 471 acres, part of tract bought by GILLESPIE of LUNSFORD LOMAX JR.
Lines: Red oak stump on a mt., JONES, BIBB, EDMUNDS, CHAS. ROSE. Witness LUCAS POWELL, CHRISTOPHER BOLLING, TILMAN WALTON, JOHN ALFORD.
(Note: This would be George.s second wife Mary Ann Saunders who was the widow of Charles Faris when she married George. -- Anne)
Page 52. 3 Mar 1786 (page 232)
GEORGE GILLESPIE & wife Mary, Amherst County . he is called SR. herein . to GEORGE BLAIN, Amherst County, for 20 pounds, 122 ¾ acres.
Lines: Grantee, BIBB.
Witnesses: NATHL. OFFUTT, WILLIAM BIBB, WILLIAM LAVENDER, DAVID PARROCK.
Original delivered to BLAINE 28 Nov 1787.
(Note This was second wife of GILLESPIE and not mother of his children. This second wife was a widow, MARY FARIS, and he married her in Louisa. I am of opinion that first wife and mother of his children was a MOORE since she named one son, SHERROD MOORE, and used MOORE for middle name of one daughter. Two of GEORGE.s sons married FARIS step-sisters in Amherst County. . Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 41. 6 Mar 1786. (page 254)
John Thurmond & wife MOLLY, Campbell County, to WILLIAM GALASPIE, Amherst County, for 100 pounds, 97 acres Head of Dutch Creek and grantor got it from LAURENCE SUDDART. Original delivered to grantee, 7 Dec 1790. On same page is another deed between them and same date, for 100 pounds, 50 acres Br. Dutch.
Line: JOHN STAPLES (formerly SAMUEL STAPLES), JOHN HUNTER, and bought by THURMOND from JOHN DENNEY.
(note: WILLIAM GILLESPIE was killed in a duel in Kentucky in 1794, and deeds here for estate of his father, GEORGE GILLESPIE, after 1800 show his family in Madison County, KY. Just when he took them there is still an unknown answer, but he was carrying mail between Kentucky and Charlottesville for an undetermined time. His daughter, MARY, was to marry HENDERSON THURMAN in Madison after 1800, and HENDERSON THRUMAN is a party to the Kentucky heirs and their deed to DAVID S. GARLAND when they sold land of GEORGE GILLESPIE. This JOHN THURMOND married MOLLY DICKERSON and later appears in Lincoln County, KY. He had a son BENNETT, and so did HENDERSON THURMAN in neighboring Madison. JOHN was a son of PHILIP THURMOND SR, & wife MARY HENDERSON, of Albemarle, and it is logical to think that HENDERSON THURMAN got his first name from some connection with MARY HENDERSON THURMOND(sic), but I am unable to make the documented picture. . BFD)
Page 160. 7 Oct 1786. (page 246)
JOHN POWELL SR & JR, Amherst County, to OBEDIAH POWELL, Amherst County, for 500 pounds, 100 acres S branch Horsley.
Witnesses: GEORGE GALASPIE, FRANCIS POWELL.
Original delivered to SAML. GOODRICH per order from Mr. O. POWELL, 7 Jan 1790.
Page 126. 6 Nov 1786 (page 249)
JOHN RYAN, Amherst County, Power of Attorney to friends, WILLIAM BIBB, SR, & GEORGE GILLESPIE, SR, Amherst County, to dispose of property left to me by my father, JOHN RYAN, deceased; also to transact any business.
Witnesses: WILLIAM TEAS, JOS. ROBERTS, GEORGE WRIGHT, C. KINNEY
Page 97. 1 Jan 1787 (page 223)
Record, but of blank date in 1786. DRURY BOWMAN, Amherst County, to WILLIAM WARE, Amherst County, for 60 pounds, 81 acres N branch Horsley. Lines: LOMAX.
Witnesses. SAML. MOORE, JOHN CRAWFORD, WILLIAM GILLESPIE, WILLIAM THURMOND, JOHN MATTHEWS, PETER CARTER.
Page 112. 5 Feb 1787. (page 250)
DAVID SIMPSON (signed DANL., but DAVID in all other places) to friend, ALEX. PATTON, Lincoln County, KY, to convey to THOMAS KENADY a tract on Paint Lick, 400 acres in two patents.
(Note: This was .Fighting TOM. KENNEDY who killed WILLIAM GILLESPIE, my wife.s ancestor who went to Madison County, KY, for purpose of starting life in the west. WILLIAM GILLESPIE was killed in a duel fought in the front yard of KENNEDY.s home. There is now a marker in front of the house which is the setting of UNCLE TOM.s CABIN. There is a hamlet in the county of GARRARD which is called Paint Lick. One drives into Madison County and out in a field on a farm is the site of two grave stones for two more ancestors of my wife. JOHN MAUZEY & wife MARY KEHOE, came from Fauquier and died in Madison. . Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 244. 2 Jun 1788 (p. 244-245)
WILLIAM OGLESBY, AC, to JOHN THOMPSON, AC, and WILLIAM TEAS, AC, Merchants for 112 pounds, 198 and 1/2 acres - bought by grantor of JOHN BOWLING (BOLING).
Lines: WILLIAM CABELL (formerly AMBROSE JONES) BLAINE, BIBB, GALASPIE, WILLIAM CABELL "on a mt."
Witnesses: CALEB HIGGINBOTHAM, D.S. GARLAND
Page 301. 20 Aug 1788 (page 255)
MATTHEW TUCKER & wife ESTHER, Amherst County, to ARCHIBALD HAMLETT, Amherst County, for 60 pounds, 116 acres Branch Dutch Creek.
Lines: JOHN THURMOND, THOMAS EADS.
Witnesses: CHARLES BURRSU, WILLIAM GILLESPIE, WILLIAM CAMDEN, MICAJAH CAMDEN. Original delivered to AH (assuming ARCHIBALD HAMLETT), 13 Jan .onet.
Page 333. 11 Dec 1788 (page 248)
WILLIAM & CHAS. RAY to JOS. DILLARD, all of Amherst County, for 100 pounds, 400 acres patent to GILBERT HAY 10 Sep 1755; also part of two other adj. tracts: one patent to MATT. DAVIS on same date and one patent to CHAS. HAY . 195 acres.
Lines: GEORGE GILLESPIE on the river, Col. PETER ROSE, JOHN PARSON, River Hill. Two acres excepted to GEORGE GILLSEPIE for his mill seat on the river . Little Piney and N branch Indian Creek.
Witnesses: GEO GILLESPIE, JAS. DILLARD, GEORGE WORTHAM, WILLIAM HILL.
Original delivered to GEORGE GILLESPIE . scratched out . NOTELY W. MADDOX.
Page 415. 7 Dec 1789 (page 235)
CHAS. HAY, Amherst County, to WILLIAM CAMPBELL, Amherst County, for 100 pounds, 150 acres, 46 acres of it patent to CHAS. HAY; other patent to MATT. DAVIS, 10 Sep 1755; formerly that of GILBERT HAY, deceased, on both sides of Piney.
Lines: Top of the river (Little Piney) ridge; JOS. DILLARD, GEORGE GALASPIE
Page 635. 17 Dec 1790. (page 250)
JOHN STAPLES & wife AGGEY, Amherst County to WILLIAM GALASPIE, Lincoln County, for 20 pounds, 81 acres branch Dutch Creek.
Lines: THOMAS EADES, JOHN STAPLES, top of ridge that divides the waters that come from where JOHN THURMOND formerly lived from where WILLIAM FITZPATRICK now lives. Part of 116 acres patent to JOHN STAPLES, 7 Aug 1789.
Witnesses: WILLIAM LOVING
(Note: I have just mentioned WILLIAM GILLESPIE in DAVID SIMPSON data above. WILLIAM was a mail carrier between Kentucky and Charlottesville, but had taken his family to Madison County, Kentucky. His daughter MARY ANN, married HENDERSON THURMAN in that county and I have commented on THURMAN in deed books. . Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 9. 22 June 1791 (page 262)
CHARLES ROSE & wife SALLY, Amherst County, to CHARLES IRVING, PATRICK ROSE, WILLIAM SIDNEY CRAWFORD, and EDMOND FONTAIN, Amherst County, (Original delivered to W.S. Crawford) for 5 pounds, Deed of Trust . to support self and family and to educate my children . all real and personal property . 4 tracts in Amherst County.
1) Bellevitt . where I live, 171 acres.
3) * 400 acres bought of GEORGE GILLESPIE and adjoins THOMPSON & TEAS; JAS. DILLARD and others.
4) Commonly called Ewers . formerly that of my brother HENRY, 122 acres
(*Claypoole . 1693 acres.) Also all of my slaves, stock, tools, and crops. To revert to ROSE when all debts are paid by above as his trustees.
Witnesses: ROBT. ROSE, J. W. HUNTER, JOHN PHILLIPS, PETER SAUNDERS.
Page 29. 20 Dec 1790 (page 264)
WILLIAM GILLESPIE, Linchorn (sic: Lincoln), to ALEXANDER MOSS, Georgia (Original deliver to FLEMMING MOSS) for 200 pounds, 2 tracts.
1) 50 acres on branch of Dutch. Lines: JOHN STAPLES, JOHN HUNTER on N side.
2) 97 acres at head of Dutch. Lines: tree on the mt.
Witnesses: GEORGE GILLESPIE JR & SR, LEWIS GILLESPIE
(Note: I have commented many times on this ancestor of my wife.s. He married ANN HUDSON in 1777 and they moved to Madison County, KY. He carried mail between Danville and Charlottesville and was killed in a duel in Garrad County, KY. The witnesses (to the this transaction) were his father, GG Sr. and brothers.)
Page 197. 17 Dec 1792. (page 274)
GEORGE GILLESPIE & wife MARY, Amherst County, to WILLIAM WIDDIBURN, Amherst County, (Original delivered to WILLIAM WEDDERBURN (note variation)) for 10 pounds, 164 acres Piney River, crossing N fork. Ref to Land Office at Richmond.
Witnesses: JOHN LOVING, JR, OWEN HASKINS
Page 197. 5 Oct 1792. (page 274)
GEORGE GILLESPIE & wife MARY, Amherst County, to JAS. ROBARDS, Goochland County, (Original delivered to HENRY or HOUNY(?) MASSIE) for 20 pounds, 81 acres both sides S fork Piney.
Lines GILBERT HAYS, GEORGE MUNROE
Witnesses: JOHN LOVING JR, OWEN HASKINS, W. WEDDERBURNE
Page 218. 21 Jan 1793 (page 275)
WILLIAM BIBB & GEORGE GILLESPIE, attorneys for JON RYAN, son and heir of JOHN RYAN, deceased, Amherst County to CHESLEY KINNEY(KENNEY) , Amherst County, for 75 pounds, 200 acres S fork Hatt Creek. Part of 400 acres belonging to WILLIAM BIBB and GG as attorneys in fact for JOHN RYAN etc.
Lines: JOHN ROSE, CHARLES JONES, THOMAS JONES.
Page 289. 14 Feb 1793 (page 280)
JOHN DILLARD & REUBEN THORTON, executors of JOSEPH W. MADDOX of Amherst County, for the deceased (original delivered to WILLIAM MOORE, 29 Dec 1800) to NOTELY part of two adjoining tracts by deed of same date . 195 acres.
Lines: GEORGE GILLESPIE on the river; Col. PETER ROSE, JOHN PARSEONS; except 2 acres laid off for GEORGE GILLESPIE opposite to his mill seat on the river; Little Piney and N branch Indian Creek.
Witnesses: AMBROSE RUCKER, JAS. CALLAWAY, OWEN HASKIN, RO. HOLLOWAY.
Page 380. 16 Jun 1794. (page 285)
GEORGE GALASPIE & wife MARY, Amherst County, to PATRICK ROSE, Amherst County for 5 shillings, Little Piney on N side, no acreage set forth.
Lines: PATRICK ROSE
Page 423. 3 Jan 1793. (page 288)
Received of GEORGE WORTHAM by JOHN GIFFEN JR, 20-18-6 ½ pounds. Bill of Sale to THOMPSON & TEAS.
Witnesses: GEORGE GILLESPIE, JOHN BROWN, JOHN THOMPSON for T & T
Page 569. 19 Apr 1795 (page 299)
GEORGE GILLESPIE & wife MARY, Amherst County, to THOMAS WILLS, Amherst County, for 87 pounds, 220 acres surveyed 28 May 1788, S side Shoe Creek, branch of N fork Piney.
Lines: S fork Shoe Creek. Original delivered to TW (assuming THOMAS WILLS), 5 Jun 1797.
Page 191. 27 Oct 1796. (page 324-325)
CLARY HIGGINBOTHAM, Amherst County, to MARY ANN ARNOLD, Amherst County, for 3 pence per year, 200 acres where AARON HIGGINBOTHAM, SR died and was buried.
Witnesses: ELIJAH BROCKMAN, AARON FRANKLIN, REUBEN FRANKLIN
(Note: This deed reminds me of a question propounded to me by Mrs. SWEENY just a short time before her fatal illness. She was in the record room working across from me and asked me if I knew where AARON HIGGINBOTHAM was buried. I replied in the negative and she said, .Someone wants to know, but I am not revealing it. I know exactly where he is buried.. I assume that she had traced down the title on the land, but I have never attempted to do so. The Amherst chapter of DAR.s has been considering the project of marking graves, but I know of no work to date on the problem. I fear that it will be a hard task, for family graveyards in the in the county have been plowed up in many instances. The use of fieldstones also, makes identification difficult except for approximate sites. I know this to be true from investigation of the sits of graves of JOSHUAH HUDSON & GEORGE GILLESPIE, two of my wife.s ancestors, who were too old to fight, but rendered assistanc
e as shown in Impressed Claims (see my work on these records). The HUDSON plot is still known because a few modern graves have been marked, but the old ones were merely fieldstones. GILLESPIE.s site has been destroyed. . Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 481. 17 Dec 1798. (page 342)
ALEXANDER HUMPHREY & wife MARY, Augusta County, to JACOB KINNEY, Augusta County, for 300 pounds, 200 acres bought from WILLIAM BIBB & GEORGE GILLESPIE as attorneys for JOHN RYAN, and to CHESLY KINNEY and by him to HUMPHERY . last two deeds are of record in Charlottesville District Court.
Page 521. 21 Aug 1798. (page 344)
GEORGE GILLESPIE, Amherst County, attorney in fact for JOHN RYAN, heir of JOHN RYAN, deceased to PHILIP RYAN, Amherst County, for 250 pounds, 200 acres.
Lines: JOHN ROSE, DAVID CLARKSON; part of 400 acres granted to WILLIAM BIBB, SR and GILLESPIE as attorneys for JOHN RYAN, heir of JOHN RYAN, deceased, 25 Aug 1789. Balance of unsold tract. Original delivered to RYAN, 18 Jun 1803 . grantee.
Witnesses: BENJAMIN JORDAN, ANDREW MORGAN, JESSE CLARKSON, NATHIANEL OFFUTT.
Page 354. 2 Dec 1799. (page 354)
NOTELY W. MADDOX & wife FANNY, to WILLIAM MOORE, all of Amherst County, for 300 pounds and 8000 pounds tobacco . where MADDOX lives and bought for executors of JOS. DILLARD, deceased, 14 Feb 1793.
Lines: GEORGE GILLESPIE on the river; Col. Peter ROSE, JOHN PARSON . except 2 acres laid off to GEOR GILLESPIE opposite his mill seat on the river. 593 acres Little Piney & N branches Indian Creek.
Witnesses: GEORGE DILLARD as to MADDOX; WILLIAM PENN, JAS. FULCHER, WALKER SAUNDERS. Page 33, order to Amherst County J.P..s to quiz FANNY MADDOX, 5 Dec 1799. Done and received 16 Dec 1799 by SAMUEL MEREDIT & GEORGE DILLARD.
Page 338. 4 Jan 1802 (page 380)
HENRY LANDON DAVIES, Bedford County, to GEORGE GILLESPIE, JR for 100 pounds, 387 acres Cedar Creek, branch of Pedlar.
Lines: THOMAS MORRIS, JOSHIAH JOBLING, JOHN GOODRICH.
Witnesses: WILLIAM THURMOND, GEORGE GILLESPIE, SR, JESSE CLARK JONES, PHILIP LOCKHARD. Original delivered to GG, 19 May 1804. (Assuming this is GEORGE GILLESPIE, JR, as SR had most likely passed away in 1803. -- Anne)
Page 377. 16 Jun 1802. (page 384)
MOSES WRIGHT & wife ELIZABETH, Amherst County, to JOHN CAMPBELL, Amherst County, for 100 pounds, 52 acres S side and joining Crawley Creek, branch of Piney.
LINES: grantee, JESSE WRIGHT, GEORGE GILLESPIE. Whole of tract.
(Note: Not sure which GEORGE GILLESPIE this is. This may be the JESSE WRIGHT that was married to DICEY GILLESPIE, daughter of GEORGE GILLESPIE, SR, and sister of GEORGE GILLESPIE, JR. I am not sure if MOSES WRIGHT was related to JESSE, but it is possible that his wife was ELIZABETH WHITEHEAD They appear to tie in via marriage to my CASH side of the family. -- Anne )
Page 8. 21 Nov 1803. (page 406)
MARY GILLESPIE to children of late husband GEORGE, 300 pounds for her interest in his estate.
Witnesses: PHLLIP GOOCH, WILLIAM & JAS. WARE.
(Note: We have dealt with this family of GILLESPIE before. I have pointed out that GEORGE was ancestor of my wife, MILDRED MILLER DAVIS, and she descends from WILLIAM GILLESPIE, son of GEORGE, who married a daughter of JOSHUA HUDSON.s here in 1777. WILLIAM & wife went to our native Kentucky. The children of GEORGE GILLESPIE are all by his unknown wife MARY -----, who was living here in 1775 when she and GEORGE sold land which is of record in Albemarle. I feel sure that she was a MOORE, but can.t establish it. This second MARY . in this item . was MARY FAIRS and she married GEORGE GILLESPIE in Louisa County . see Dr. MALCOLM HARRIS. Louisa data. She was a widow and two of her girls married in Amherst County to sons of GEORGE GILLESPIE. . Bailey Fulton Davis.)
Page 83. 9 Dec 1803. (page 413)
JOHN MATTHEWS & wife JANE, Barren County, KY, to PETER P. THORTON, Amherst County, for 150 pounds, 220 acres Dancing & Pedlar . surveyed 11 Mar 1767.
Lines: SAMUEL GEST, WILLIMA SHOEMAKER
Witnesses: JOHN FLOOD, REUBEN CRAWFORD, WILLIAM S(L) PRYOR, GEORGE GILLESPIE, JOHN EUBANK, LINZA BURKS, HENRY BROWN. Original delivered to THOMAS S McCLELLAND 24 Oct 1806.
(Note: It is assumed that GEORGE GILLESPIE SR, died sometime before 21 Nov 1803 since his wife MARY sold her interest in his estate on a deed that was recorded on that date. Therefore, this GEORGE must be GEORGE GILLESPIE, JR. GEORGE GILLESPIE SR, was married to MARY ANN SAUNDERS, widow of CHARLES FARIS who had a daughter MARY FARIS (her father was CHARLES FARIS), who married GEORGE GILLESPIE JR. LEWIS GILLESPIE, also son of GEORGE GILLESPIE SR, and his first wife, married ELIZABETH BETSY FARIS, also the daughter of MARY ANN SAUNDERS and CHARLES FARIS. -- Anne)
Page 100. 16 Jul 1804. (page 415)
HANNAH CAMRON, widow of DUNCAN CAMRON, deceased, to JOHN CAMPBELL, Amherst County, for 10 pounds, no acres given . her dower in Piney River tract.
Lines: GEORGE GILLESPIE, deceased, grantee, MOSES WRIGHT.
(Note: DUNCAN CAMRON was the father of JANE CAMRON, who married THOMAS CASH, son of STEPHEN CASH and JOHANNA TUCKER. THOMAS and JANE had a son READY CASH, who married MARY HARTIGAN and had a daughter MARTHA JANE CASH. MARTHA JANE and CHARLTON WALLACE are the parents of ELIZABETH JANE WALLACE, and she is my great-great GRANDMOTHER. Both CHARLTON WALLACE and ELIZABETH JANE.s husband JAMES CALVIN DONALD were soldiers for the Confederacy. JAMES CALVIN DONALD fought under STONEWALL JACKSON and was a member of TURNER ASHBY.s calvary regiment during the CIVIL WAR. -- Anne )
Page 208. 30 Oct 1804. (page 423)
LUCY HUDSON, Amherst County, to DAVID & JAS. GARLAND, Amherst County for 55 pounds . she is widow of ROBERT HUDSON and daughter of GEORGE GILLESPIE, deceased . all of her interest in tract on S side Piney . where GG lived at death.
Witnesses: EDMUND T. COLEMAN, WILLIAM KNIGHT, THOMPSON NOELL, BENNETT HUDSON.
(Note: ROBERT HUDSON died in 1791 in Amherst County, Virginia; he was the son of JOSHUA HUDSON and MARY TERRELL. His sister NANCY ANN HUDSON married WILLIAM GILLESPIE, who was LUCY GILLESPIE HUDSON.s brother and son of GEORGE GILLESPIE. BENNETT HUDSON was the son of LUCY and ROBERT HUDSON. -- Anne )
Page 282. 26 May 1804 (page 430)
AMBROSE CAMPBELL, Piney River, Amherst County, to DAVID & JAMES GARLAND, 55 pounds for CAMPBELL & wife in estate of GEORGE GILLESPIE tract. CAMPBELL married NANCY GILLESPIE, daughter of GEORGE GILLESPIE, the elder, who died intestate and left NANCY & 11 other children. Left Piney River tract .of considerable value. and free of widow.s claims.
Witnesses: WILLIAM G PENDLETON, JER. FRANKLIN, JOS. SWANSON
Page 330. 26(?) Nov 1804 (p. 434)
GEORGE, ALEX., LEWIS GILLESPIE for self and for SHERODMORE GILLESPIE; JAS. BOWLING & wife LETTICE, CHAS JONES & wife, BETSY, HOWARD CASH & wife SALLY, JESSE WRIGHT & wife DICEY- all heirs of GEORGE GILLESPIE, dec'd., AAC, to DAVID S.GARLAND, AC, for 66-13-4 pounds, 403 acres on Piney - they own 1/12th each.
Witnesses: JOEL FRANKLIN, JAS. CAMDEN, MOSES & BENJ. WRIGHT.
Memo: reserved - not over 1/4 acre for family graveyard where GEORGE GILLESPIE is buried.
(Note: I've commented on this graveyard before. I had long search, but finally located it. It is on farm of TAYLOR WRIGHT, dec'd., near Piney River Baptist parsonage. There is no sign of a graveyard now for it was plowed up by a later buyer. There is another deed from the Kentucky heirs of GEORGE GILLESPIE and they are heirs of son, WILLIAM GILLESPIE, who married here in 1777, ANN or NANCY HUDSON, daughter of JOSHUA HUDSON. WILLIAM & wife went to Madison, Co, KY, and daughter, MARY, married HENDERSON THURMAN and my wife, MILDRED MILLER DAVIS, is descendant of THURMAN and wife. Bailey Fulton Davis)
Page 366. 10 Dec 1805. (page 438)
JAS. MONTGOMERY, Amherst County, to JOHN N. ROSE, Amherst County,
Deed to JAS. FULCHER, assignee of CHARLES JONES & JAS. MURPHY, acting for estate of GEORGE GILLESPIE, deceased, 3 slaves.
Witnesses: HUDSON M. GARLAND, THOMAS ALDRIDGE, MATTHEW HIGHT
(Note: CHARLES JONES was the husband of ELIZABETH BETSY GILLESPIE, daughter of
GEORGE GILLESPIE, referred to in this deed. CHARLES JONES was name executor of GEORGE GILLESPIE's estate,
when GG died intestate sometime in 1803. -- Anne )