John Gillespie

27 March 1830–9 February 1915

John Gillespie was born on 27 March 1830 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Peter Gillespie and Martha Scott. He married Catharine Ross on 16 November 1852 in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. He also married Hannah Whale on 3 January 1858 and Ada Amelia Cox on 16 October 1912. Gillespie served on the Tooele City Council from 1875 to 1877 and 1880 to 1881. He died on 9 February 1915 in Tooele.[1]

  1. [1] John Gillespie, death certificate, 9 Feb. 1915, “Utah Death Certificates, 1904–1964,” database with images, FamilySearch,; “John Gillespie,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 473; Edward W. Tullidge, Tullidge’s Histories, vol. 2 (Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor, 1889), 97; John Gillespie, “A Brief History of the Life of John Gillespie,” typescript copy available at FamilySearch, accessed 23 July 2019,; Francis A. Esplin and Annie C. Esplin, comps., “One Hundred Years of Chamberlains,” undated typescript, 3, available at FamilySearch, accessed 1 Aug. 2019,; John Gillespie and Ada Cox, marriage license, 16 Oct. 1912, Salt Lake County, Utah, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, film no. 004705957, FHL,