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Rev William Gillaspy
Birth: Aug. 18, 1813
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1878
Jackson County
Indiana, USA

Rev. William Gillaspy was the eldest son of Robert Gillaspy (b.1793,VA) and Nancy Agnes Montgomery (b.1795,PA). Census records indicate that he was born in Indiana, and official state records indicate that on April 10, 1834 he married Rachel Tobias (b.1812,Wales). Together they had five children.

Rev. Gillaspy is mentioned in several books on Indiana Baptist history, to wit:

(1886) History of Jackson County, Indiana. Chicago:Brant & Fuller
"The early preachers were Jesse Robinson, John Bell and William Gillaspy. The last named was the first to proclaim the missionary sentiments in the Brownstown Association. The advocacy of this doctrine brought upon him strong opposition, which at times almost led to persecution; but, ever zealous in support of what he believed to be right, he never ceased to advocate this doctrine until he had converted hundreds. After forty years of continuous labor for the cause of Christ he died, December 25, 1878."

Wm T. Stott. (1908) Indiana Baptist History, 1798-1908. Franklin:Independent
"The Rev. William Gillaspy, another influential minister in the [Brownstown Baptist] Association, was born in Indiana in 1813. He was ordained at the request of Grassy Creek church in 1839, and was a foremost advocate of missions and education."

Loren W. Noblitt. (1997) History of Jackson County Churches, 1815-1997. Brownstown:Heritage Publications
"Records seem to verify William Gillaspy as the founding pastor after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Records of the Brownstown Baptist Association show he served the church as pastor from 1864 through December 1865. For some reason he returned to the pulpit in 1867 and then continued to preach in Crothersville until February 1871."
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Family links: 
  Robert Gillaspy (1793 - 1849)
  Nancy Agnes Montgomery Gillaspy (1795 - 1849)
  Rachel Tobias Gillaspy (1812 - 1891)
  Cynthia Ann Gillaspy Hougland (1835 - 1906)*
  Robert J. Gillaspy (1837 - 1903)*
  Elinor J Gillaspy (1841 - 1845)*
  James Gillespie (1846 - 1917)*
  John E. Gillaspy (1853 - 1854)*
  William Gillaspy (1813 - 1878)
  James Gillaspy (1827 - 1909)*
  Robert Gillaspy (1828 - 1878)*
  Mary Nancy Gillaspy Hall (1835 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Rev Wm Gillaspy
Died Dec. 25, 1878
65y, 4m, 17d
"Here lies a saint of Christ who was humble, efficient and faithful, amiable, pure and unobtrusive. He was esteemed by all."

Note: Shared monument for Rev. William and Rachel Gillaspy
Uniontown Cemetery
Jackson County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 8
GPS (lat/lon): 38.84208, -85.82269
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Record added: Jun 26, 2012
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