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I am also looking for information on a Cannon/Gillespie husband and wife. My 2nd great grandfather was Patrick Cannon (photo below) born in Donegal in 1840. I believe his parents were Thomas Cannon and Bridget Gillespie both born about 1825. Patrick emigrated to New York and fought in our civil war. He married Bridget Reilly and had four children: Thomas Henry, Daniel, Margaret, and Mary.
My aunt has a DNA match who lists her ancestors as James Cannon (1819-1868) married to Mary Josephine Gillespie (1821-1879) and they had Margaret, Frank, Daniel, Jennie, Caroline, and Ella. Their family settled in Philadelphia.
Related or not, it seems the Cannons and the Gillespies had a thing going...
I hope you had luck in finding more info. Please reply if you find info that they're all related.
Good morning. Hope you are healthy and well. First, I think we may be related. Second, I am curious if you found any relatives during your trip to Ireland in 2019.
Background. We determined that my great grandfather...Eugene Owen Gillespie...was born in Meenaneary on October 17, 1866. His father was James Gillespie and his mother was Bridget Gillespie nee Cannon.
He married my great grandmother Mary Gillespie nee McGinley on August 15, 1894 in Philadelphia. Officiating in the presence of their wedding was Michael Gillespie and Annie McGinley.
They had four children. James (born 1895), Eugene (born 1897), Anna (born 1899) and my grandmother Mary (born 1902). When my grandmother was born, they lived at 313 West Penn Street in Philadelphia.
The sponsors for their baptism at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Philadelphia were: James Gillespi and Mary McGill (James), Daniel Moriarity and Mary Burns (Eugene), John McCue and Annie McCue (Anna) and Dennis McGlynn and Mary McGonagle (Mary).
Please let me know if any of this information connects with you. My gedmatch number is A374874 and my mother's gedmatch number is LK7308308. My wife is much much better at ancestry research than me. She has my family tree on Ancestry.com. Her Ancestry.com name is Jill Jacoby Brugger.
I hope you have a great day.
PS. My Mom is 88 years old and we are still trying to find the birthplace of her grandmother (Mary Gillespie nee McGinley). We think she was born in the Glencomcille area. Her date of birth is estimated to be February 1, 1868 (DOB on her death certificate). Her gravestone says she was born in 1870. She died in Winter Park, Florida on February 17, 1960 and is buried in Philadelphia. Thanking you in advance for any light you can shed...