Family History: Robert Gillespie Sr, Wolfe Island, Frontenac Co, Ontario

Robert Gillespie born about 1761 died between 1855 and 1866 on Wolfe Island. He brought his family from Co Armagh, Ireland to Upper Canada (Ontario)  about 1840.  Settled on Wolfe Island

Their Children:

  1. Marsha Gillespie  m John Irwin

2. Robert Gillespie  m Elizabeth Martin b 1814 Ireland- living on C OS -28

Their Children:   (the letter ‘e’ means estimate; UC = Upper Canada)

      • John b 1834e Ireland
      • Ann Gillespie b 1839e Ireland   m Joseph Michea
      • Mary Jane Gillespie b 1842e UC    m William J. Horne
      • Robert Gillespie b 1847E UC     m Ann Jane Breakey of Howe Island

Their Children:

                • Anna A
                • Albert
                • John S
                • Elizabeth J
                • Leora O
                • Arthur W
                • Selina A
                • Ethel A
      • Eliza Gillespie b 1847e  UC m William Coxall
      • Martha Gillespie b 1849e UC m George R. R. Ranus (Ranous)
      • George Gillespie b 1852 Ont  m Frances Coxall

Their Children:

              • Sarah J Gillespie m Schulyer E Kennedy
              • Dora Gillespie m Ed R Bates
              • Gertrude A
              • William P
              • Eliza Matilda
              • Charles George m Estella H Boyd
              • Annie Eliza
              • Albert E
      • William Gillespie   m C. Alvira Woodman

Their Children:

                • Etta M
                • Maude
                • Olive M
                • Robert L
                • Mildred
                • George
                • Della
                • Clara

3. Andrew Gillespie – remained single

4. Ann Gillespie m Samuel Gillow

5. John Gillespie m Elmira Grimshaw

Their Children

                • Ellen Jane
                • John
                • William
                • Mary
                • Ann
                • Robert
                • Thomas
                • Bertha Jane
                • Elizabeth
                • Henry
                • Florence

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