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Gillespie Land Records in Rowan County

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This is a research aid for the Gillespie family members in Rowan County and Tennessee in the 1700s and early 1800s. Before towns and townships were established most of the land records were described by the nearest stream, creek or river. The original ancestor in this region was Thomas Gillespie (1719-1796), a Revolutionary War veteran of the Rowan County Regiment and an ancestor of President James Knox Polk. Some of the Gillespie family members received land grants in Tennessee for their Revolutionary War Service.

Rowan County was created in 1753 from Anson. Portions of Rowan County were divided off to create Surry County in 1771, Burke County in 1777, Iredell County in 1778, Davidson County in 1822, and Davie County in 1836.

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Land Sales in Rowan County

The following land sales of Gillespie Family Members were recorded in Rowan County, North Carolina. (See Rowan County Register of Deeds.

Date Grantor Grantee Inst. Book Page
1753-1756 Gillespie, Thomas Burtley, Henry Deed 1 79
1753-1756 Gillespie, Thomas Burtely, Henry Deed 1 80
1753-1756 Gillespie, Thomas Montgomery, Humphry Deed 1 69
1753-1756 Gillespie, Thomas Montgomery, Humphry Deed 1 70
1753-1758 Gillespie, Robert Bashford, Thomas Deed 2 370
1753-1758 Gillespie, Robert Bashford, Thomas Deed 2 371
1753-1762 Gillespie, Thomas Kerr, Andrew Deed 4 538
1753-1762 Gillespie, Thomas Kerr, Andrew Deed 4 539
1762-1764 Gillespie, R Harrison, Wm and Stewart, J Deed 5 529
1762-1764 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, Js Deed 6 482
1768-1772 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, Geo Deed 7 335
1772-1778 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, Jas Deed 8 356
1778-1784 Gillespie, Thomas Brandon, James Deed 9 325
1785-1787 Gillespie, Robert Alliman, Daniel Deed 10 179
1787-1790 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, Thomas Deed 11 437
1787-1790 Gillespie, Thomas McKeely, John Deed 11 437
1787-1790 Gillespie, Thomas Kerr, Josefh Deed 11 478
1790-1793 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, David Deed 12 188
1790-1793 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, Alexander Deed 12 189
1801-1804 Gillespie, Thomas Biles, Charles Deed 18 1044
1807-1811 Gillespie, Robt Dancey, Willaim Deed 20 47
1807-1811 Gillespie, Richard & wife et al McCracken, Ephraim Deed 21 893
1807-1811 Gillespie, Thomas, Richd et al Dancy, Wm Deed 22 818
1817-1819 Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, Richard Deed 24 394
1826-1828 Gilespie, Thomas Owan, Josiah Deed 29 448
1830-1833 Gilespie, Robt Reese, Juliuis J. Deed 31 671
1842-1844 Gilespie, Thomas C. Gillespie, James A. Deed 36 276
1842-1844 Gelespie, Robert et al Mebane, David C. Deed 36 359
1844-1846 Gillespie, Richard Thomas et al Gillespie, John C. Deed 37 284
1856-1859 Gillespie, J M. Todd, Thomas Deed 41 207
1856-1859 Gillespie, Terrissa Douglas, Samuel H. Deed 41 364

Land Grants for Gillespie Family Members in North Carolina and Tennessee

The following Granville and State Land Grants were issued to Gillespie Family Members in Rowan County, North Carolina and Tennessee. (See North Carolina and Tennessee Land Grants

Joseph

Name County Entered Issued Grant # Book Page Acres Location Images ..
Joseph Gillaspie Rowan 1757 103 6 150 397 N. side of Cataba river and on the head branches of Rocky river Patent

Thomas

Name County Entered Issued Grant # Book Page Acres Location Images ..
Thomas Gillaspie Rowan 1758 22 6 151 578 On both - of Back Creek a fork of Second Creek W. side of Yadkin River Patent
Thomas Gillaspie Rowan 1759 74 6 151 393 On a ridge betweeen Sills and Catheys Creek being the waters of Second Creek on W. side of Yadkin River Patent
Thomas and Richard Gillispie Rowan 1793 1799 2591 105 293 75 On Back Creek Patent
Thomas Gillespie Rowan 1779 1786 1342 67 104 41 On the waters of Second Creek Patent
Thomas Gillipsie [Gillispie] Sr. Rowan 1808 1810 2986 124 242 14 Lying on S. side of Sills Creek Patent
Thomas Gillispie Rowan 1778 1779 10 38 397 590 On the Ridge between Thompsons Mill Creek and Sills Creek, on both sides of the Road that leads from Salisbury to Sherrill's Ford. Patent
Thomas Gillispie Rowan 1778 1779 18 38 405 84 Lying between Black [Back] Creek and Sills Creek Patent
Thomas Gillaspie (Warrant No. 2561) TN Washington 1780 1791 976 77 301 200 On the west side of Nolachucky River Patent
Thomas Gillaspie (Warrant No. 498) TN Washington 1778 1782 97 47 47 83 South side of Nolachucky river Patent
Thomas Gillespey (Warrant No. -- ) TN Greene 1788 619 64 347 300 On the south side of Clinch river Patent
Thomas Gillespey (Warrant No. 1302) TN Greene 1779 1788 642 64 355 200 On the Swan Pond in the fork of French Broad and Holston Rivers Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 1412) TN Greene 1784 1786 76 58 437 100 Beg. at a stake Dumplin Cr. Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 2668) TN Washington 1780 1787 798 64 151 150 On Rock House branch Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 2788) TN Washington 1781 1787 805 64 154 100 Joining said Gillespies Survey of one hundred and fifty acres on the rock house branch Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 371) TN Greene 1783 1786 45 59 406 200 Upon Nolachuckie River Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 456) TN Greene 1778 1786 24 59 385 100 Upon Dumplin Creek Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 469) TN Greene 1783 1786 23 59 384 200 Upon Dumplin Creek Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 756) TN Washington 1778 1787 794 64 150 150 On Rock house branch Patent
Thomas Gillespie (Warrant No. 92) TN Greene 1778 1788 596 68 260 200 Lying on its North side of Clinch River in its upper end of its first bent Patent
Thomas Gillispie (Warrant No. 508) TN Middle District 1783 1788 80 67 449 4000 Lying on the Flatt Creek Patent
Thos. Gillespie (Warrant No. 37) TN Middle District 1787 1792 191 78 457 1000 On waters of Flat Creek Patent

George

Name County Entered Issued Grant # Book Page Acres Location Images ..
Geo. Gillespie (Warrant No. 1109) TN Greene 1779 1793 1109 78 369 400 On McCartneys Branch Patent
George Gillaspie (Warrant No. 1612) TN Washington 1779 1791 971 77 299 100 Beg at a small white oak on the west side of big limestone Patent
George Gillaspie (Warrant No. 216) TN Washington 1778 1782 98 47 48 394 North side of Nolachuckey river Patent
George Gillaspie [Gillispie] (Warrant No. 2561) TN Washington 1781 1793 463 79 274 200 On Draught of Big Limestone Creek Patent
George Gillaspie, Assignee of Reason Holland (Military Warrant No. 252) TN Tennessee 1783 1798 1860 81 92 274 On N. side of Cumberland River on N. fork of Red River Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 1074) TN Greene 1780 1793 1112 78 371 300 On the Cedar Branch Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 108) TN Washington 1778 1782 257 44 276 211 On a branch of big limestone Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 18) TN Greene 1783 1786 20 59 381 200 North side of Nolachuckie River Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 2601) TN Greene 1780 1786 77 58 438 50 Lying on McCortrep branch Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 2667) TN Greene 1781 1792 1227 80 163 100 On McCortneys Creek Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 278) TN Washington 1778 1782 274 44 285 300 Near Nolachucky River Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 373) TN Greene 1778 1792 1256 80 173 100 On the head of McCartneys Branch Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 45) TN Greene 1784 1788 636 64 353 200 On the North side of Holston River on the west fork of flat creek Patent
George Gillespie (Warrant No. 714) TN Davidson 1785 1788 208 66 413 640 On the So. side of Big Harpeth river Beg. at Jno. Donelsons corner ash Patent
George Gillespie, Jr. (Warrant No. 108) TN Greene 1778 1793 1074 78 348 300 On N. side of Noleychucky River Patent
George Gillispie (Warrant No. 2601) TN Greene 1780 1792 1255 80 172 50 N. side of Nolichucky on McCartneys Creek Patent

James

Name County Entered Issued Grant # Book Page Acres Location Images ..
James Gillespie (Warrant No. -- ) TN Eastern District 640 Text Only
James Gillespie (Warrant No. 285) TN Greene 1783 1787 348 65 472 150 On Lick Creek Patent
James Gillespie, Assignee (Warrant No. -- ) TN Greene 1795 1376 84 140 640 On S. side of Little River Patent
James Gillespie, Assignee of Cornelius Ryan (Military Warrant No. 955) TN Sumner 1791 1793 2368 81 205 640 N. side of Cumberland River on waters of Big Barron Patent
Jas. Gillespie (Warrant No. 503) TN Middle District 1783 1792 192 78 457 3030 On S. side of Duck River Patent

John

Name County Entered Issued Grant # Book Page Acres Location Images ..
John Gillaspie (Warrant No. 2168) TN Greene 1779 1791 1009 77 285 177 On McCartney Creek Patent
John Gillaspie (Warrant No. 2170) TN Greene 1779 1791 919 77 248 50 On McCartneys Branch Patent
John Gillespie (Warrant No. 282) TN Greene 1783 1787 293 65 456 450 On Lick Creek Patent

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