From the "Roodhouse Headlights" Feb. 14, 1874 "Three oldest men in Woodville neighborhood are: Mr. Elihu (or Hugh) Bandy; Mr. James C. Carter & Mr. Gillespie LaForce........ Uncle Gillespie LaForce is from Kentucky, but came here many years ago. He is 76 years old." White Hall Register: June 10, 1876 Obit: Gillespie LaForce, an old resident of Woodville, died and was buried last week, aged 80 yrs. Born 1796.
He married Sarah Agnes Wood, daughter of Amon & Sarah (Baker) Wood on Aug. 7, 1853. They were the parents of two sons, one who died at six years of age, and Newton LaForce.