|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1841|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1888|
Fifth child and fifth daughter of the seven children of Jacob E. Gillespie and his first wife, Almira (Hanna) Gillespie. Nellie's mother died in Missouri and her father was remarried to widow Amelia (Wood) Martin.
At the age of 11, Nellie Gillespie crossed the plains with her father, step-mother, six sisters and younger brother. The family arrived in Oregon in 1852 with a wagon train led by her father.
At age 17, Nellie Gillespie married Robert Morrow Masterson in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon on 03 Sep 1858. They had nine children, seven of whom lived to adulthood.
Jacob E. Gillespie (1809 - 1898)
Elmira Hanna Gillespie (1814 - 1846)
Robert Morrow Masterson (1829 - 1895)
Indora Elizabeth Masterson Fisher (1860 - 1916)*
Millie B. Masterson Blanton (1862 - 1938)*
Chloe L. Masterson (1863 - 1865)*
Evan Holmes Masterson (1865 - 1942)*
Nellie Lee Masterson (1868 - 1868)*
Ella Masterson Baker (1869 - 1964)*
Custis Masterson (1871 - 1914)*
Marcellus Givens Masterson (1874 - 1948)*
Marie E. Masterson (1878 - 1976)*
Mary Brandon Whitlock Gillespie Young (1832 - 1909)*
Agnes Lenora Gillespie Day (1834 - 1887)*
Margaret Sloan Gillespie Withers (1836 - 1909)*
Permelia Jane Gillespie Brattain (1838 - 1913)*
Nellie Jackson Graham Gillespie Masterson (1841 - 1888)
Matilda Warner Gillespie Campbell (1843 - 1877)*
Marcellus Melanthon Gillespie (1846 - 1922)*
Maintained by: Gillespie Cemetery Assoc...
Originally Created by: Kathy Heath
Record added: Jun 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6563514
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Oregon pioneer daughter of 1852.|
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