Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Gillespie[1, 2]

Male 1806 - 1872  (66 years)


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  • Name John Gillespie 
    Born 7 Feb 1806  Coylton, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 10, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-27912 
    Died 25 Nov 1872  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I27912  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father Adam Gillespie,   b. 12 Jan 1774, St Quivox and Newton-on-Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Isabell Colvil,   b. 11 Jan 1778, Ochiltree, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F38585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jean Adams,   b. 1824, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1851, West Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Gillespie,   b. 14 Dec 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1932, RR5, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Margaret M. "Maggie" Gillespie,   b. 1844, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Isabella Gillespie,   b. 1846, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     4. Mary Gillespie,   b. 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jane "Jennie" Gillespie,   b. 20 Apr 1852, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1893, Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F7263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helen Wallace,   b. 1812, of, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1841  (Age 29 years) 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F39340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died, In Galt, on Monday night, the 25th inst., John Gillespie, Sr., Aged 66 Years and 9 Months. Funeral Will take place on Thursday next, at 12 o'clock, from his late residence, Rosebank Farm, to the Public Cemetery. Galt, Nov. 26th, 1872.

      City of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection

  • Sources 
    1. [S530] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Pioneer Pergola (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian) CC#4488 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Helen Wallace late/ Spouse to John Gillespie/ who died on the 20th July 1841/ aged 28 years/ Also of Jane Adams/ his wife/ who died on the 28th April/ 1851/ aged 28 years

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012767-73.
      James Ronald, 32, occ. Yeoman, b. South Dumfries, res. South Dumfries, son of Hugh Ronald and Jane McKay married Maggie M. Gillespie, 28, b. North Dumfries, res. South Dumfries, daughter of John Gillespie and Jane Adams, witnessed by: David Ronald of South Dumfries and Bella Gillespie of North Dumfries, 31 December 1873 in North Dumfries

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 Pg 59.

    4. [S1024] Funeral Card - City of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection, funeral card of John Gillespie Sn. - 26 Nov 1872.

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 10 Page 77.

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 28.

    7. [S2190] Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1864-1950.
      Name:John Gillespie
      Gender:Male
      Birth Date:7 Feb 1806
      Baptism Date:8 Feb 1806
      Baptism Place:, Coylton, Ayr, Scotland
      Father:Adam Gillespie
      Mother:Isabell Colvill
      FHL Film Number:1041336
      Reference ID:2:16CL96T

    8. [S184] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County from 1851 to 1980, funeral card of Jean Adams.
      Died,/ Yesterday, the 28th instant,/ Jean Adams,/ Wife of John Gillespie, Farmer,/ West Dumfries./ Funeral/ to-morrow, at 1 o'clock, P.M./ Dumfries, April 29th/ 1851

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1806 - Coylton, , Ayr, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 10, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1872 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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