Read and photographed by Toni Kohrmann and Chad Parson on 3 March 2012


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Toni Kohrmann and Chad Parson visited the Gillespies cemetery on 3 March 2012. Known burials here are from 1858 through 1884, so Toni and Chad might have been the first people to visit here in over 125 years. Toni asked for and received permission to visit the cemetery from the owner of the crops/land next door.

This cemetery is on the west side of Hopewell Road. The map pinpoints it. Click on the "Satellite" button for a closer view. The cemetery is sheltered in a clump of trees on a hill, next to a blue Harvestor silo.

A good time to visit this cemetery is in late Winter or early Spring before the new crop of weeds and the farmer's new crop begin to grow again. There were no sticker bushes this year but the overgrowth could become more of a challenge in summer. Toni and Chad did not find any critters!

If you know of anyone else that is buried here or if you can help on the identification of the unknowns, please Contact Us.

Name Maiden Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
FINDLEY, Martha H.   ----  14 Aug 1873  Dau of A. & M. Findley. Age 21Y, 10m, 3 days. The 1860 census shows her living with the Russsell family. And with the Norman family in the 1870 census. 
G., M. L.   ----  ----  Footstone. Could be Margaret, born 1868, dau of Thomas & Susas,who appeared in the 1870 census. 
G., T. W.   ----  ----  Footstone - probably is for GILLESPIE, Thomas W. 
GILLESPIE, Infant   Mar 1873  ??  Daughter of T.W. & S.E. Probably died in Mar 1873. 
GILLESPIE, J.   15 Apr 1803  18 Oct 1858  Rest in Heaven 
GILLESPIE, John        
GILLESPIE, John M.   14 Jul 1839  21 Jan 1866  Son of J. & M. A. Gillespie 
GILLESPIE, Mary A.   25 Aug 1805  15 Jul 1858  Wife of J. Gillespie 
GILLESPIE, Robert B.   20 Nov 1830  Feb 1865  Son of J. & M. A. Gillespie 
GILLESPIE, Thomas T.   ----  13 Feb 1879  Son of T. W. & S. E. 
GILLESPIE, Thomas W.   10 Mar 1832?  ??  Broken stone 
LODDICK, Florence RUSSELL  27 Feb 1858  5 Nov 1877  Wife of William Loddick, daughter of J. & M.A. Russell. 
M., J. N.   ----  ----  Footstone, no futher clues. 
NORMAN, Florance   27 Jul 1866  15 Nov 1866  Dau of S. & N.A. Norman 
NORMAN, J. M.   6 Sep 1870  1 Oct 1870  Son of S. & N. Norman. 
RUNOLDS, J. L.   ----  25 Mar 1879  No stone. Age 35Y 2M. Death Record # 337. Could be REYNOLDS. 

Database table cem_list modified: 20 Aug 2017
Cemetery ID: 93
Page modified: 21 Mar 2012