Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gillespie Monument in Historic Walton Cemetery

The Green Berry and Rebecca Poer Gillespie monument in historic Walton Cemetery is located in the old section under large red cedar trees. This beautiful monument includes not only their names, death and birth dates, but also their birth locations. The monument reads:

In Memory of Our Father
G.B. Gillespie
Born in Spartanburg District, S.C.
Nov. 23, 1800
June 4 1875

In Memory of Our Mother
Rebecca Poer Gillespie
Born in Pickens District, S.C.
Oct. 31, 1808
Dec. 3, 1879

Green Berry and Rebecca Poer Gillespie came to Itawamba County after the 1870 census year. They are found in the 1870 Gordon County, Georgia census where Green B. Gillespie (age 69) is listed as a teacher and Rebecca is listed as age 61. During the 1860 census they are enumerated in the Pickens County, Georgia census.

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