Heather McLauren Burkhalter

Female, #20251
Father*Edward Allen Burkhalter Jr.
Mother*Elizabeth Johnstone
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Holly Stuart Burkhalter

Female, #20252
Father*Edward Allen Burkhalter Jr.
Mother*Elizabeth Johnstone
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Carroll Ann Beilke

Female, #20253
Father*Robert Carroll Beilke (6 Jul 1919 - 3 Aug 2002)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Burkhalter

Family

William Andrew Ready
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

William Andrew Ready

Male, #20254

Family

Carroll Ann Beilke
Children
Last Edited21 Mar 2005

Robyn Ann Ready

Female, #20255
Father*William Andrew Ready
Mother*Carroll Ann Beilke
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Patrick William Ready

Male, #20256
Father*William Andrew Ready
Mother*Carroll Ann Beilke
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

James Allen Beilke

Male, #20257
Father*Robert Carroll Beilke (6 Jul 1919 - 3 Aug 2002)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Burkhalter

Family

Janet Poole
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Janet Poole

Female, #20258

Family

James Allen Beilke
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Jessica Ann Beilke

Female, #20259
Father*James Allen Beilke
Mother*Janet Poole
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Robert Carroll Beilke Jr.

Male, #20260
Father*Robert Carroll Beilke (6 Jul 1919 - 3 Aug 2002)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Burkhalter
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Mar 2005

Myra Anne Culpepper

Female, #20261
Father*Charles Washington Culpepper (21 Nov 1888 - Jan 1980)
Mother*Anna Connelly (c 1890 - 1967)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited24 Oct 2012

Obedience Gillespie

Female, #20262, (12 Sep 1743 - 1821)
Father*James Gillespie (c 1715 - Jun 1755)
Mother*Mary Young (c 1720 - c 1766)
Birth*12 Sep 1743 Obedience was born at South Carolina on 12 Sep 1743. 
Death of FatherJun 1755 Her father James Gillespie died in Jun 1755 at Craven Co., South Carolina
Marriage*circa 1763 She married Thomas Ellerby circa 1763. 
Married Namecirca 1763  As of circa 1763, her married name was Ellerby. 
Death of Mothercirca 1766 Her mother Mary Young died circa 1766 at Craven Co., South Carolina
Death of Spouse16 Sep 1808 Her husband Thomas Ellerby died on 16 Sep 1808 at South Carolina.1,2 
Burial*1821 Her body was interred in 1821 at Red Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, Chesterfield District, South Carolina.1 
Death*1821 She died in 1821. 

Family

Thomas Ellerby (20 Mar 1742/43 - 16 Sep 1808)
Marriage*circa 1763 She married Thomas Ellerby circa 1763. 
Last Edited28 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2004 from Jane Peyrouse, e-mail address.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.

Janet Gillespie

Female, #20263, (11 Mar 1748 - )
Father*James Gillespie (c 1715 - Jun 1755)
Mother*Mary Young (c 1720 - c 1766)
Birth*11 Mar 1748 Janet was born at South Carolina on 11 Mar 1748. 
Last Edited8 Aug 1999

Mary Gillespie

Female, #20264, (13 Jun 1752 - )
Father*James Gillespie (c 1715 - Jun 1755)
Mother*Mary Young (c 1720 - c 1766)
Birth*13 Jun 1752 Mary was born at South Carolina on 13 Jun 1752. 
Last Edited3 Jan 2002

General James Gillespie

Male, #20265, (2 Dec 1754 - 18 May 1828)
Father*James Gillespie (c 1715 - Jun 1755)
Mother*Mary Young (c 1720 - c 1766)
Birth*2 Dec 1754 James was born at South Carolina on 2 Dec 1754. 
Death of FatherJun 1755 His father James Gillespie died in Jun 1755 at Craven Co., South Carolina
Death of Mothercirca 1766 His mother Mary Young died circa 1766 at Craven Co., South Carolina
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: James Gillespie, born 2 Dec 1754 in South Carolina, died 18 May 1828 in South Carolina, married Sarah Wild, Sergeant, South Carolina.)1 
Marriage*circa 1777 He married Sarah Wilds circa 1777. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1792 His son Samuel Wilds Gillespie was born on 15 Jul 1792 at South Carolina.2 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1794 His son James Gillespie III was born on 27 Nov 1794 at South Carolina.3 
Portrait*say 1795 He was in a portrait say 1795 at Darlington District, South Carolina:
Rockford Morning Star, Sunday, Jan. 15, 1967, page A 15 -- By Dolores Pollen, Morning Star Correspondent

PECATONICA -- When S. L. Gillespie recently salvaged a damaged portrait from the attic of his family home in South Carolina, he brought it back to Rockford, hoping to have it restored.

William J. Purnell, Pecatonica artist, accepted the challenge. The canvas apparently had been neglected for many years and required a great amount of research and work to achieve a satisfactory end result.

According to a family Bible, the figure in the painting is that of James Gillespie, who lived in Cheraw, Marlboro County, South Carolina from 1754 to 1828. The Bible notations also state that it was painted by Thomas Sully (1783 - 1872) [note from William L. Gillespie: not true; not in Bible, probably not by Sully].

Sully, considered to be the last of the "American old masters," was a prominent English-born American artist, best noted for his portraits of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, "Portrait of Eliza," and "The Torn Hat." He was a pupil of Gilbert Stuart, and finished Stuart's portrait of John Quincy Adams. During his career, Sully painted more than 2,500 portraits.

"It is quite probable that he did the portrait of my ancestor during the early part of his career," Gillespie said.

James Gillespie is a direct paternal ancestor of S. L. Gillespie, and it states in "A History of Marlboro County," that he served three terms in the state legislature.

When Purnell received the masterpiece for restoration, it was in a great state of disrepair.

"The entire background, clothing, and portions of the head were devoid of paint, except for minute areas which gave a clue as to color," Purnell related "The canvas was torn in areas."

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH
Purnell had the canvas removed from the stretcher and mounted on hardboard by a Rockford art shop. He then did a considerable amount of research on the original artist, so Sully's technique could be followed.

Research on clothing worn by aristocracy of that era was also done, since the canvas was so badly deteriorated. In some places, only bare outlines visible.

After research was completed and the canvas repaired, the task of actual painting started.

"I worked on much of it through a magnifying glass in order to pick up colors of paint," Purnell said. "Only flecks of paint were showing in many areas. The features of the face were there, although the hair and sideburns on one side were missing.

ARTISTIC SATISFACTION
"Although the project entailed hours of research and painstaking work at the easel," he said, " I feel satisfied with the outcome. Considering that the original painting is almost 200 years old, it was a gratifying experience to restore it."

Both Gillespie and Purnell are employed by the Woodward Governor Co., Gillespie in the research department and Purnell in publications as a professional artist.

He is a graduate of the Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, and also teaches adult art classes at the YWCA in Rockford.

Caption beneath the photo:

FINISHING TOUCHES... W. J. Purnell, Pecatonica artist, put the finishing touches on an old painting he restored for a Rockford co-worker, S. L. Gillespie. The painting, about 200 years old, was done by Thomas Sully, the last of the "American old masters." (Morning Star photo.)2
General James Gillespie Jr.
Death of Spouse30 Nov 1808 His wife Sarah Wilds died on 30 Nov 1808. 
Death*18 May 1828 He died on 18 May 1828 at age 73. 
Biography* The Gillespie family Bible can be found at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/sc/misc/gillespiebible.htm

Family

Sarah Wilds (4 Feb 1761 - 30 Nov 1808)
Marriage*circa 1777 He married Sarah Wilds circa 1777. 
Children
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2002 to Lew Griffin from William Lockwood Gillespie, Fort Collins, CO, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written 2001 - 2002 to Lew Griffin from William Lockwood Gillespie, Fort Collins, CO, e-mail address.
    from chart prepared by Caroline Lee Gillespie.

Sarah Wilds

Female, #20266, (4 Feb 1761 - 30 Nov 1808)
Father*Samuel Wilds (c 1720 - )
Mother*(?) (?) (s 1722 - )
Birth*4 Feb 1761 Sarah was born on 4 Feb 1761. 
Marriage*circa 1777 She married General James Gillespie circa 1777. 
Married Namecirca 1777  As of circa 1777, her married name was Gillespie. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1792 Her son Samuel Wilds Gillespie was born on 15 Jul 1792 at South Carolina.1 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1794 Her son James Gillespie III was born on 27 Nov 1794 at South Carolina.2 
Death*30 Nov 1808 She died on 30 Nov 1808 at age 47. 

Family

General James Gillespie (2 Dec 1754 - 18 May 1828)
Children
Last Edited23 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 - 2002 to Lew Griffin from William Lockwood Gillespie, Fort Collins, CO, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2002 to Lew Griffin from William Lockwood Gillespie, Fort Collins, CO, e-mail address.
    from chart prepared by Caroline Lee Gillespie.

Obedience (?)

Female, #20267, (say 1699 - circa 1763)
Married Name Her married name was Young. 
Marriage* She married Francis Young
Birth*say 1699 Obedience was born say 1699. 
Birth of Soncirca 1732 Her son Isham Young was born circa 1732. 
Death*circa 1763 She died at Craven Co., South Carolina, circa 1763. 

Family

Francis Young (circa 1698 - circa 1755)
Children
ChartsLWG / Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper Griffin (Lew Griffin's gtgm): Ancestral Chart
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

Thomas Ellerby

Male, #20268, (20 Mar 1742/43 - 16 Sep 1808)
Birth*20 Mar 1742/43 Thomas was born at South Carolina on 20 Mar 1742/43.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1763 He married Obedience Gillespie circa 1763. 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Thomas Ellerbe, born 20 Mar 1742/3 in South Carolina, died 16 Sep 1802 in South Carolina, married Obedience Gillespie, Captain, Patriotic Service, South Carolina.)2 
Death*16 Sep 1808 He died at South Carolina on 16 Sep 1808 at age 65.1,2 
Burial*say 18 Sep 1808 His body was interred say 18 Sep 1808 at Red Hill Cemetery, Cheraw, Chesterfield District, South Carolina.1 

Family

Obedience Gillespie (12 Sep 1743 - 1821)
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2004 from Jane Peyrouse, e-mail address.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.

Charles Bedingfield

Male, #20269, (circa 1740 - )
Birth*circa 1740 Charles was born circa 1740. 
Last Edited28 Mar 2004

Samuel Wilds

Male, #20270, (circa 1720 - )
Birth*circa 1720 Samuel was born circa 1720. 
Marriage*say 1743 He married (?) (?) say 1743. 
Birth of Sonsay 1750 His son John Wilds was born say 1750. 
Birth of Sonsay 1755 His son Abel Wilds was born say 1755. 

Family

(?) (?) (say 1722 - )
Children
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

(?) (?)

Female, #20271, (say 1722 - )
Birth*say 1722 (?) was born say 1722. 
Marriage*say 1743 She married Samuel Wilds say 1743. 
Birth of Sonsay 1750 Her son John Wilds was born say 1750. 
Birth of Sonsay 1755 Her son Abel Wilds was born say 1755. 

Family

Samuel Wilds (circa 1720 - )
Children
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

John Wilds

Male, #20272, (say 1750 - )
Father*Samuel Wilds (c 1720 - )
Mother*(?) (?) (s 1722 - )
Birth*say 1750 John was born say 1750. 
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Abel Wilds

Male, #20273, (say 1755 - )
Father*Samuel Wilds (c 1720 - )
Mother*(?) (?) (s 1722 - )
Birth*say 1755 Abel was born say 1755. 
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Joel Pickens Taylor

Male, #20274, (circa 1833 - )
Birth*circa 1833 Joel was born circa 1833. 
Marriage*circa 1865 He married Rebecca Hodnett circa 1865. 

Family

Rebecca Hodnett (circa 1836 - )
Child
Last Edited20 Sep 2005

Rebecca Hodnett

Female, #20275, (circa 1836 - )
Birth*circa 1836 Rebecca was born circa 1836. 
Marriage*circa 1865 She married Joel Pickens Taylor circa 1865. 
Married Namecirca 1865  As of circa 1865, her married name was Taylor. 

Family

Joel Pickens Taylor (circa 1833 - )
Child
Last Edited20 Sep 2005

William B. Merritt

Male, #20276, (say 1833 - )
Birth*say 1833 William was born say 1833. 
Employment* William's occupation: minister. 

Family

Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Zachary Scott Crossman

Male, #20278
Father*James Lynn Crossman
Mother*Alisa Carol Pettit
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jun 2000

Stacia Lynn Guillotte

Female, #20279
Father*Roland Guillotte Jr.
Mother*Judy Kay Crossman
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Sean Guillotte

Male, #20280
Father*Roland Guillotte Jr.
Mother*Judy Kay Crossman
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999