Early Immigration 1775 from Scotland of two Gillespie men.
Land Lottery, Bibb County, Georgia – 1827 Samuel Gillespie 1 – 18 – 183 on May 21st. Also won draw for 3 – 2 -115 on May 23rd. Code: Section, District, Lot Number. Section 1 is Lee County. Section 3 is Troup County. Samuel won land in both counties. (Click on green link for all names)
“Settlement of the region by the British did not take place (until the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1732. Scottish immigration to Georgia in the 1730s can be divided into two distinct immigrations: The Lowlanders and the Highlanders. The Lowlanders went for purely economic reasons. The Highlanders were received for strategic purposes, basically to guard against a Spanish invasion. ” (Public Records Office, London)
Family History of John Gillespie & Sarah Caroline Norwood (1834- 1902) Georgia by Padget
Family History of Milton David Gillespie & Ida Hunter, Jackson Co, Georgia by Byron Hooks