Biography of C. F. Gillespie
Forest County, PA Biographies





C. F. GILLESPIE, farmer, P. O. Whig Hill, was born in Kittanning, Armstrong Co., Penn., March 31, 1827, a son of David and Rebecca (Hayse) Gillespie, of Scotch Irish nativity. When he was eleven years of age he removed to Sandy Lake, Penn., where he assisted his father in clearing a farm. At the age of nineteen years, he went to Franklin, Penn., where he learned the puddier' s trade, and worked in the iron works at that place. In 1849 he came to Forest county, and worked at plastering and painting in Tionesta, and then for thirteen years manufactured lumber for H. Stowe. He removed to his farm in Whig Hill, in October, 1865, and here he has since resided. Mr. Gillespie married, September 23, 1853, Miss Catherine E., daughter of Henry and Dorothy Zuendel, and to them have been born five sons and one daughter: Frank, R. Z., H. E., W. S., F. W. and Katie E.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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