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83. Thomas Sims6Gillespie (Sarah5Sims, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 20 October 1828, Greene County, Tennessee, died 14 November 1888, Colfax County, New Mexico. He married 29 March 1853, Washington County, Tennessee, to Nancy M. Harvey.[839] Her maiden name was Brown. Nancy M. Brown married 21 November 1845, Washington County, Tennessee, to Jacob F. K. S. Harvey. Nancy M. Gillespie was born 7 July 1826, died 13 February 1899. Thomas and Nancy are buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico.[840]

Thomas lived in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1860[841] and 1870.[842] He lived in Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, in 1880. Thomas Gillespie was a cattle raiser. His sons, Jesse, George W., and Carter Gillespie were herding cattle. Thomas Gillespie had a broken ankle in 1880.[843] George W. Gillespie was counted twice in the 1880 census. He was also cow herding in Chico for S. W. Dorsey.

Thomas S. Sims’s first cousin, Carrie McAlister Stout, also moved to Colfax County, New Mexico, as did Tennesse McAlister Codlin, his first cousin once removed, daughter of Samuel R. McAlister.

[839] Washington County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Thomas S. Gillespie to Nancy Harvey, 29 March 1853.

[840] Tombstones, Fairmont Cemetery, Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico. Thomas Sims Gillespie, born 20 October 1828, died 14 November 1888. Nancy M. Gillespie, born 7 July 1826, died 13 February 1899.

[841] 1860 U.S. Census, Washington County, Tennessee, p. 142-143, #187/187, District 2, P.O. Wests Store, Gillespie, Thos. S., age 33, farmer, $5,000/$10,000; Nancy M., age 34; William, age 7; Edmona, age 6, female; Penelope, age 4; Lafaette, age 3, male; Esther E., age 9/12. All born in Tenn.

[842] 1870 U.S. Census, Washington County, Tennessee, p. 187-188, #94/93, P.O. Jonesboro. Gillispie, Thomas, age 42, farmer, $3000/$1000; Nancy, age 43; William A., age 16; Sarah E., age 15; Virginia, age 13; Jesse E. L., age 12, male; Margaret E., age 10; George W., age 9; Samuel C., age 7; Cora B., age 3; James R., age 9/12. All white. All born in Tenn.

[843] 1880 U.S. Census, Colfax County, New Mexico, S.D. NM, E.D. 7, Sheet 6, Pct. 6, Otero. Gillespie, Thos., age 51; Nancy M., age 52, wife; U. A. P. P., age 22, dau.; Jessie E. L., age 21, son; George W., age 19, son; Carter, age 16, son; Cora, age 12, dau.; James R., age 10, son. All white. All born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.

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