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               Thomas Gillespie Black                            Elizabeth Amanda Black Campbell
                       Dr. Tom                                            Dau/of Thomas Gillespie Black

Dr. Thomas Gillespie Black
He was known as Dr. Tom
Contributed by Kathleen Grone May 31, 2004

The 1800 census for Oglethorpe County, Georgia listed Thomas Black, 26/45, with a household containing 1f-16/26, 2m<10, and 1f<10. Thomas took part in the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, receiving no parcels, but according to a family history written by a grand-daughter of Thomas Black, the family moved to Maury 
County, Tennessee sometime after 1814. There they were apparently joined by several other relatives 
of Mary's (Polly's). Thomas died in 1787 Maury County leaving an estate of 156 acres of land and a will. 
Sometime after 1823, Polly moved with her children and their families to Illinois, where she supposedly 
died around 1881. Thomas and Mary had 13 children. 
According to Barbara Crites he came to America in 1730. The source given was lds film 1760990. Martha Gillespie came to America.  He would have only been 15.  Even THEN they didn't marry that young? 
They had 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. We only know about  one son, William S. Black. 
Descendants of Thomas William Black.
 1. Thomas William BLACK b: 1715 in Ireland d: 1781 
      *Martha GILLESPIE b: in Ireland 
 2. William S. BLACK b: 1737 in Maryland d: Abt. 1775 
      +Eleanor BEARD 
 3. Dr. Thomas Gillespie BLACK b: January 26, 1772 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina 
      +Mary "Polly" CALLAHAN b: April 7, 1773 in Tyrcon County, North Carolina  m: 
        February 23, 1795 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
 4. Frances BLACK 
 4. William BLACK b: January 3, 1796 in Milledgeville,  Georgia d: Abt. 1884 in Tennessee 
          +Mary S. VAUGHN   m: 1823
 4. Mary Polly BLACK b: November 25, 1796 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia d: Abt. 1830 in Texas 
          +Jesse DEVORE b: January 16, 1789 in Sussex County, New Jersey d: January 24, 1849 in Liberty, 
            Texas m: Abt. 1811 in Tennessee
 4. Susannah BLACK b: Abt. 1797 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia d: Abt. 1
           *Amos REEDER 
 4. John BLACK b: March 3, 1798 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia d: Abt. 1839 
 4. Cythnia Beard BLACK b: April 21, 1801 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia  d: May 4, 1880 in Scott County, Illinois 
           +John Berry CAMPBELL b: September 28, 1804 in Lincoln County, Kentucky
                      d: April 9, 1864 in Scott County, Illinois m: October 5, 1824 in Maury County, 
 4. Jane Callahan BLACK b: April 17, 1803 d: 1839 
 4. Eleanor Matilda BLACK b: April 15, 1805 d: 1864 
          +Unk LEEPER 
 4. Jefferson BLACK b: Abt. 1808 d: 1857 
          +Mary Louisa TO    4   Thomas Gillespie BLACK, Jr. b: March 7, 1809 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, 
                        Georgia d: August 1, 1868 in Princeton, Colusa County,  California 
           +Margaret MORRISON b: March 7, 1819 in Brookville, Indiana d: February 9, 1902 in Black's Station,
                         Yolo County, California m: September 5, 1834 in Scott County, Illinois
 4. Elizabeth Amanda BLACK b: Abt. 1814 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia 
            +James Givens CAMPBELL b: 1810 
 4. Rebecca Ann BLACK b: 1818 
This family goes into the Texas John Berry family, which is huge! My line is through Jesse Devore 
and Mary Polly Black who were the parents of Hannah Devore who married John Berry (his third 
wife). Jesse Devore's history is also very interesting. I have a picture of his tombstone on the site.
Don't believe he was from Georgia though - just his wife.

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