Elizabeth Gillaspy

Elizabeth Gillaspy

Female 1820 - 1910  (90 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Gillaspy 
    Born 1820  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census From 1850 to 1870  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1910 
    Buried Wiley Cem, Mustoe, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Page 345 Augusta County Pioneers: "John Wiley, son of James Wiley and Agnes
      Crawford married Elizabeth Gillespie, daughter of James Gillespie who served
      in the War of 1812. After the death of John Wiley, his widow married
      Frances Sheridan.

      Cleek, in "Early Western Augusta Pioneers", says (in his comments on sister Emmeline) that James who served in the War of 1812 is the James who married Margaret Wanless and that he is buried in the John Wiley graveyard.This graveyard, according to "Vital Records of Highland County", is located at Mustoe, Highland Co, VA..

      Her marriage record to Francis Sheridan names her parents. Francis was about 9-12 years younger than she, and they were married only about 8 months before he was killed. Cornelia was born a month after his death.

      Tombstone in Wiley Cem says "Elizabeth Wiley 1820-1910" (see husband's entry).

      1850 VA, Highland Co (roll 952, p.84]
      #229 is James Galaspie (presumed to be her father)
      #230
      John Wiley 44 b. Bath, r.e. value: 4,230
      Elizabeth 30 " "
      Mary A. 8 " "
      Luhancy A. 6 " " female [probably Ruhamey A.]
      Marcellus F. 3 b. Highland, male
      John T. 1 " "
      Nancy Wright 70 b. Bath
      Esther Wiley 40 b. Bath, idiot
      -- Esther is John's sister. Wonder who Nancy Wright is? Maybe she cares for Esther. Could even be John's mother Nancy remarried, but there's no record of this so far. There was an Agness Wright on the debtors/creditors list for David Gwin's estate in June of 1824/25 (not dated in Bruns book).

      1860 VA, Highland Co, #356-336
      Elizabeth Sheridan (wid),40,f,,housekeeper, r.e. value: 5000, pers: 705
      Ruhama A. Wiley,16,f,,house attendant
      Marselas F. Wiley,13,f [wrong gender]
      Eliza J. Wiley,10,f
      Cornelia F. Sheridan,4,f
      Charles Terry,26,farmhand

      1870 VA, Highland co, #66 Monterey
      Sheridan, Elizabeth 50 keeping house
      Cornelia 13
      Wylie, Marcellus 23 farmer, 4000,1200
      Berry, Lucinda 24 domestic

      1880 VA, Highland co, Monterey Twp, p. 197D, house #158, June 15
      Sheariden, Elizabeth 59 widowed (everybody b. VA)
      , Cornelia F. 21 daughter, single, at school
      , Macellus 32 son, single, farmer
      Woolf, Susan 21 servant, house servant, illiterate
    Person ID I1948  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2010 

    Father James Gillaspy,   b. Abt Feb 1793, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1885, Jackson's River, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Mother Margaret Wanless,   b. 1793-1800, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun 1840 and Jul 1850  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1818  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

    Family 1 John P. Wiley,   b. 1806, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1853, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1839  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary A. Wiley,   b. Abt 1842, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ruhama Wiley,   b. Abt 1844, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marcellus Franklin Wiley,   b. 14 Mar 1847, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 13 1926 or 1936  (Age 88 years)
     4. John T. Wiley,   b. Abt 1849, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     5. Eliza J. Wiley,   b. 1850, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Francis W. Sheridan,   b. 1833-1834, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1856, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1855  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Cornelia F. Sheridan,   b. 2 Sep 1856, Jackson's River, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F619  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Bath County Marriages, 1818 JUNE 15: MARRIAGE BOND POSTED FOR JAMES GILLASPY AND MARGARET WANLESS. STEPHEN WANLESS CONSENTS FOR DAUGHTER. SURETY & WITNESS, ALISON FORD. MINISTER'S RETURN JUNE 18, 1818 BY JOHN D. ERWIN.  [BATH CO MARRIAGES P.53] (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.90 7 DEC 1839 BOND FOR JOHN WILEY AND ELIZABETH GILLASPIE. SURETY, DAVID STEPHENSON. JAMES GILLASPY CONSENTS FOR DAU. ELIZABETH. WITNESSES, WASHINGTON STEPHENSON AND DAVID STEPHENSON. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S45] Marriage Records - Highland Co VA, 28 NOV 1855 FRAN. W. SHERIDAN, 21, SINGLE, B. DUBLIN, S/O JAS. H. & B. SHERIDAN,GILLASPIE, MD.BY WM. ERVIN. (Reliability: 3).