Elizabeth Wanless

Elizabeth Wanless

Female 1794-1804 - Aft 1838  (35 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Wanless 
    Born 1794-1804  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1838 
    Notes 
    • Birthdate calculated assuming she was at least 16 at marriage; then assuming she is one of the 2 females who are 16-26 in the 1820 census; since Martha married later, she is probably the younger girl under 10, and Margaret had already left home, leaving Elizabeth and Rosanna in the 16-26 category (Rosanna was about 20, from later Indiana censuses).

      MARRIAGE: Bond with James Gillaspi says "surety, Stephen Wanless; age proved by Stephen Wanless" which would have to be her brother, as her father died in Nov 1826. No ministers return filed. [Bath Co Marriages, p.68]

      1838: See brother Stephen's entry for joint land sale, in which she is listed with her husband James Gillaspy.

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      Notes on the Braxton co VA James & Elizabeth, who may or may not be ours:
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      1850 VA: Braxton Co. (roll 937, p.200)
      Gillaspie, James 49
      Elizabeth 45
      Martha J. 18
      Harriet Ann 17
      Samuel 14
      Parkison 13
      Catherine 9
      George C. 6
      Asa Eli 1

      In his listing of the Gillespies of Braxton Co., Moon Starcloud (Knight)
      indicates that James Gillespie,b. abt 1801, a son of John Gillespie and
      Comfort Griffith, married Elizabeth (last name unknown). Their children
      were:
      Martha J. Gillespie, b.c. 1832 (Bath Co ?)
      Harriet Ann Gillespie, b.c. 1833
      Samuel Gillespie, b.c. 1836-7, m. 10 Dec 1874 to Lydia Black, b.c. 1839.
      James Parkinson Gillespie, b.c. 1837
      Rebecca Catherine Gillespie, b.c. 1841-2,
      George C. Gillespie, b.c. 1842-3 m. 24 Dec 1867 to Emsy Jane Hyer, b.c. 1843-3
      Asa Eli Gillespie, b.c. 1848-9, m. (1st) 8 May 1870 to Mary Jane Hopkins,b.c. 1847-8, m. (2nd) 24 May 1874 to Agnes Watland, b.c. 1847.
      [Claud Gillespie email 10/2/97]

      Later note from Ginger Hicks (btjim@aol.com) says this about James of John & Comfort, so this is probably another dead end: Tramel James Gillespie b. 1806 Va. s/o John Gillespie, Sr. and Comfort Griffith. He married Elizabeth Martha Lough b. 1805 Va. on March 07, 1831 in Lewis Co., Va.

      Claud's web page:
      10. Tramel James Gillespie, b. abt 1801 in VA, m. 7 Mar 1831 in Lewis Co. WV. to Elizabeth Martha Lough, b. abt 1805 in VA. Their children were:
      16. Martha J. Gillespie, b. abt 1832-1833
      17. Margaret Sarah Gillespie, b. 1832 in Braxton Co., d 22 Apr 1832 in Braxton Co. WV
      18. Harriett Ann Gillespie, b. 1833 in Braxton Co.WV
      19. Samuel A. Gillespie, b. 1836, d. 25 Sept 1873 in Braxton Co.
      20. James Parkinson Gillespie, b. 1837
      21. Rebecca Catharine Gillespie, b. 1841 in Braxton Co., d. 19 Dec 1877 in Braxton Co.
      22. George Crawford Gillespie, b. 24 Jul 1843 in Braxton Co., d. 25 Jan 1887 in Braxton Co.

      Trammel is listed in the 1836 Braxton tax list, as are John Sr, John Jr, and others.
    Person ID I1121  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2010 

    Father Stephen Wanless,   b. 1750-1760, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1826, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Catherine Capehart\Gebhart,   b. Abt 1760,   d. 2 Aug 1850  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 3 May 1788  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

    Family James Gillaspy,   b. Abt 1803,   d. Aft Jul 1838  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1827  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F333  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA, 1788 MAY 3 - BOND OF STEPHEN WONLIS AND JOHN GABART FOR STEPHEN WONLIS AND CATHERINE GABHART TO MARRY IN AUGUSTA CO. SIGNED, STEPHEN WANELES AND JOHN GABHART; TESTE, JOHN MILLER.  [HAVE COPY OF BOND IN MARRIAGES FOLDER] (Reliability: 3).