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Gillespie of Virginia and Pennsylvania

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Location: Virginia and Pennsylvaniamap
Surnames/tags: Gillespie Clandennin Owens Susquehannock
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The point to this exercise is to prove Nancy Gillespie's paternity. Illegitimacy seems to be a sensitive subject to many in the family. Nancy was born in York Pennsylvania. Though Nancy could not have been part of William Gillespie from West Virginia's family there is some indication that William in fact fathered Nancy in York, Pennsylvania and left her there to be raised by caregivers. Cowpasture was a prosperous plantation. York Pennsylvania was about 150 Miles North of William. It was the closest "city" to sell his product and was easy to get to by the Wagon trail which connected him to York.

As we continue to find any available reliable resources for his family, we are establishing opportunity and genetic connections to bridge the likelihood of her part of these Gillespies in particular.

This is an unsourced file that came out from Ancestry.com. As source material was scarce at the time of colonization, we will use what we have available. Our entry here will be DNA.


[Lee-5956|Robin Lee]]

100.00% X DNA 100.00% Robin Lee: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch AW9513796 [compare], yourDNAportal ROB453c671c, Ancestry member rlrrwrld [test details] + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T195072 [compare], yourDNAportal ROB453c671c, FTDNA kit #604374 [test details] "'Robin Lee and Amanda (Moyer) Torrey are 12th cousins twice removed and are both descendants of Margerie (Elliot) Bridger (abt.1527-abt.1580). [1]

Chromosome 2: 4.2 cM
Chromosome 5: 3 cM
Chromosome 13: 4.2 cM
Chromosome 14: 3.9


Issue is that William Gillespie lived in Cowpasture, (Present day) West Virginia with his wife and their 10 children.

FATHER:2) William Gillespie
4) Profile Manager:4) Timothy Upton: 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Timothy Upton: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch CW9891526 [compare], FTDNA kit #904617 [test details]
1) Trusted List: 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Amanda (Moyer) Torrey: MyHeritage DNA, GEDmatch UZ9855520 [compare], yourDNAportal AMA50dbac4e [test details]
A] DAUGHTER: Nancy Gillespie
Profile Manager: 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey
Profile Manager: 7) Christopher Gorman
A] 8) Greg Welker 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Greg Welker: 23andMe, GEDmatch EE1864835 [compare] [test details] + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch NR9763633 [compare], Ancestry member gwelker_OH [test details] + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch CY8026799 [compare], FTDNA kit #802515 [test details]
Janice (Hatridge) Givens Autosomal Connection: 1.56% See below

WIFE: 3) Mary (Glendenin) Gillespie
Profile Manager: Amanda (Moyer) Torrey

Elizabeth (Gillespie) Cunningham (Nancy's next oldest sister)
Profile Manager: 5) Rick Peterson 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Rick Peterson: AncestryDNA [test details] + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T546205 [compare] [test details] + MyHeritage DNA [test details]
A] 6) Janice (Hatridge) Givens AncestryDNA, GEDmatch EQ7599379 [compare], Ancestry member jandboblawn [test details] Autosomal percentage to 3.12%


A] WILLIAM GILLESPIE: 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey + 4) Timothy Upton from Virginia (Present West Virginia) 9th Cousins once removed. Timothy Upton and Amanda (Moyer) Torrey are both descendants of Mary (Isham) Randolph (1660-1735).[2] MCRA Mary (Isham) Randolphj
Chromosome 1: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 2: 3.7 cM
Chromosome 5: 3.1 cM
Chromosome 6: 3.1 cM
Chromosome 11: 3.7 cM; 3.4 cM; 3 cM
Chromosome 12: 3.4 cM
Chromosome 13: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 16: 3.3 cM
Chromosome 20; 3.5 cM; 3.4 cM; 3.2 cM

43cM with 13 shared segments

: B] MARY GLENDENIN: 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey + 5) Rick Peterson

Rick Peterson and Amanda Torrey are both descendants of Rachel (Johnston) Bruce (1588-aft.1630). MCRA Rachel (Johnson) Bruce [3]
Chromosome 7 : 3.8 cM
Chromosome 9: 4.3 cM
Chromosome 17: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 21: 5
C] 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey + 6) Janice (Hatridge) Givens
9th Cousins 4xs Removed [1] MCRA Rachel (Johnson) Bruce
Chromosome 1: 4.5 cM
Chromosome 14: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 19: 4.8 cM

D] 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey + 7) Christopher Gorman
Christopher and Amanda are 13th cousins twice removed
Christopher Gorman and Amanda (Moyer) Torrey are both descendants of Margaret Sophia Kennedy (1517-1597) [4] MRCA Margaret Sophia Kennedy
Christopher Gorman and Amanda (Moyer) Torrey are both descendants of Margaret Sophia Kennedy (1517-1597).[5]
E] 1) Amanda (Moyer) Torrey + 8) Greg Welker
Greg and Amanda are third cousins from Pennsylvania
Greg Welker and Amanda (Moyer) Torrey are both descendants of Nancy (Lansberry) Hubler (1833-1899) [6]
Chromosome 2: 3.3 cM
Chromosome 4: 24 cM
Chromosome 6: 3.8 cM
Chromosome 9: 3.4 cM
Chromosome 10: 3 cM; 4.6 cM
Chromosome 12: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 15: 4.6 cM
Chromosome 16: 3.8 cM
Chromosome 18: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 22: 2.1 cM

William Gillespie's Paternity depends on a link between families

A) Gedmatch between Greg Welker (who is Amanda (Moyer Torrey 3d Cousins) They both have 1.56 likely connection with Nancy Gillespie) and Timothy Upton
Chromosome 1: 3 cM; 4.3 cM; 3.8 cM; 5.1 cM; 4.1 cM (>20 cM)
Chromosome 2: 3.3 cM; 3.8 cM; 3.9 cM (>10 cM)
Chromosome 3: 3.3 cM; 4.3 cM (> 7 cM)
Chromosome 5: 3.1 cM; 3.6 cM (< 7 cM)
Chromosome 6: 3.1 cM; 3 (> 6 cM)
Chromosome 9: 3.3 cM; 3.3 cM; 3.1 cM (< 10 cM)
Chromosome 12: 3.2 cM
Chromosome 15: 7.3 cM
Chromosome 16: 4.6 cM
Chromosome 17: 3.8 cM; 4.8 cM (8.6 cM)
Chromosome 20; 3.3 cM; 5.3; 4.1 cM (<12 cM)
Chromosome 21: 3.8 cM
SHARES abt 70cM on 12 Chromosomes
B) A "Connection Finder" between Elizabeth Cunningham and Amanda Torrey [7]

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