Wyatt Paul Gillespie (1865 – 1941)

Wyatt Paul GILLESPIE was my great-grandfather. He was the son and the youngest child of Jeremiah GILLESPIE and Mary Elizabeth GILLESPIE, who according to my Great Aunt Eva GILLESPIE, were first cousins..

I believe he was named after his maternal uncle Wyatt GILLESPIE, who died in a Yankee Prisoner of War Camp in Elmira, NY on 8 May 1865.

Wyatt had two sisters, Harriet and Sarah. Sara died before the age of 10. He also had three brothers, James, William, and George.

Wyatt was a Carpenter by trade and sometimes a farmer according to census reports I have seen for him.

Wyatt married Laura Cecile DONALD in 1894 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, where they lived the rest of their lives. They had eight children.

7 thoughts on “Wyatt Paul Gillespie (1865 – 1941)

  1. Pingback: Sorting Saturday: Starting a Narrative Lineage | finding forgotten stories

  2. Pingback: Sunday’s Obituary: Maiden Aunts and Bachelor Uncles — Eva Dold Gillespie | finding forgotten stories

  3. Pingback: Amanuensis Monday — The House on 108 Houston Street | finding forgotten stories

  4. Pingback: Sunday’s Obituary — Maiden Aunts and Bachelor Uncles: Harriet Ann Gillespie « finding forgotten stories

  5. Pingback: Sunday’s Obituary — Maiden Aunts and Bachelor Uncles: Sarah, Civil War Child « finding forgotten stories

  6. Pingback: Wisdom Wednesday — Wyatt and Laura « finding forgotten stories

  7. Pingback: Mary Elizabeth Gillespie Heirs sell to W.P. Gillespie: Setting up Research Plans from Documents | finding forgotten stories

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s