Jane Gillespie McWhorter

County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death 1757 (aged 66–67)
Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 158611985 View Source
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Jane Gillispie was born 1690 in Armagh County, North Ireland the daughter of Andrew G and Mary Fears Gillispie of Clackmannan, Ayrshire, Scotland. She married in Armagh County, North Ireland Hugh McWhorter the son of Rev. Alexander and Phoebe Bruen McWhorter. She arrived with her husband and family at New Castle, Delaware in 1729. When her husband died in 1750 she moved and joined their son John and other family members now living across the State line at the Marsh Creek Settlement located near Gettysburg then in York County.
On her arrival at the Marsh Creek Settlement she found her son John and several others getting ready to move. She joined him with this group which included at least two of her daughters, Agnes and Jane as well as other family members and those of his wife. Their destination was the Davidson Creek Settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina. They arrived there before 1755 as John is shown the early Census of North Carolina which was taken in 1755.
Jane died in 1757 at the age of 67 and is buried at Centre Presbyterisn Church Cemetery along with her daughters Jane, Agnes and son John, their spouses and children and other family members, friends and neighbors.

Known Children:
1. Hugh McWhorter 1707- Md Unknown Died Delaware
2. Agnes McWhorter 1713-1776 Md Alexander Osborne Died in North Carolina
3. Thomas McWhorter 1715- Md Mary Died in New York
4. Lt. John McWhorter 1714-1769 Md Mary Ann Hamilton Died in North Carolina
5. Jane McWhorter 1716-1800 Md John Brevard Died in North Carolina
6. Jacob McWhorter 1717- Md Eliza Gray
7. George McWhorter
8. Rev. Alexander McWhorter (II) 1734-1807 Md Mary Cumming Died in New Jersey

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Her father in law was Reverend Alexander McWhorter. Not sure wht there are 2 listed 7nder children?


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  • Created by: John Wilhite
  • Added: 25 Feb 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 158611985
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Gillespie McWhorter (1690–1757), Find a Grave Memorial ID 158611985, citing Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Wilhite (contributor 48140210) .