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On 27 March 1815, George Gillespie of Greene County, Tennessee, sold to John Snapp, Junr. of Rockingham County, Virginia, for $6000, tract in Greene and Washington Counties, 400 acre tract, adjoining corners to Isaac Wilson and Allen Gillespie.[296] In Greene County, Allen Gillespie, his brother, George Gillespie, and his mother, Martha Gillespie, sold two pieces of land as executors of George Gillespie, deceased.

Allen Gillespie applied for a Revolutionary pension. Washington County, Tennessee, September Term 1834. 10 September 1834, before Judge Samuel Powel, Allen Gillespie, a resident citizen of said county, aged 69. By Act of Congress, 7 June 1832. He was born in Hagerston, Maryland in July 1765 and before the Indian hostilities in what is now East Tennessee then North Carolina removed to Washington County and settled there where declarant was raised and continued to reside ever since and being subject to perform military duty in 1781. He volunteered to perform a tour of duty against the Cherokee Indians and Tories the same year of the King’s Mountain battle. He volunteered under Capt. Thomas Beadle under command of Col. John Sevier. He guarded the fort on Limestone. The family record is in the possession of his brother James. Attest to his service would be Charles Graham and Nathan Goen.[297]

Jonesborough, Tennessee, 27 March 1838. Allen Gillespie, Washington County, Tennessee, private and sergeant in the company commanded by Capt. Beadle of regiment commanded by Col. Sevier in North Carolina militia for 6 months. Private $20, sergeant $20 = $40. Certificate of pension issued 17 December 1834. 4 September 1834 - $160.[298]

Allen Gillespie lived in Greene County, Tennessee, in 1840. He was between 70 and 80 (born between 1760 and 1770). His wife was between 40 and 50 (born between 1790 and 1800). There were four males and five females in his household, as well as 44 slaves.[299]



[296] Greene County, Tennessee, Deed Book 2, p. 295. Witnesses: George T. Gillespie, James Gillespie.

[297] Allen Gillespie, Revolutionary War pension file #S21230.

[298] Allen Gillespie, Revolutionary War pension file #S21230.

[299] 1840 U.S. Census, Greene County, Tennessee, p. 66, line 12. Allen Gallespie – males: 2 5/10 (1830-1835); 1 15/20 (1820-1825); 1 20/30 (1810-1820); 1 70/80 (1760-1770); females: 1 5/10 (1830-1835); 1 10/15 (1825-1830); 1 15/20 (1820-1825); 2 20/30 (1810-1820); 1 40/50 (1790-1800). And, 44 slaves.

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