Gillespie Family Genealogical Record
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- 1977, Undated (photocopies)
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James Gillespie was a member of the Provincial Congress of 1776 at Halifax and served as a captain during the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the State House of Commons, 1779-1783, and of the State Senate, 1784-1786, and again in 1789 and 1792. He served as Councilor of State and Secretary to Governor Martin and was a member of the State Constitutional Conventions in 1788 and 1789.
Gillespie was elected to the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Congresses (1793-1799) and served in the Eighth Congress from March 4, 1803, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 11, 1805.
 McGowen, Faison Wells, and McGowen, Pearl Canady, editors, Flashes of Duplin's History and Government. Raleigh, N.C.: Edwards & Broughton, 1971. p. 406
 Outlaw, Albert Timothy. Official Directory of Duplin County, North Carolina. 1749-1935. Kenansville, N.C., pref. 1935. 16p
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