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Posted on February 27, 2019 at 1:42 PM by Chester County Archives
The surname Gillespie is spelled several ways in this one
deed which was drawn up by one individual likely in the presence of the said
John Chrisman and Jacob Christman are brothers, but each spelled their surname differently on the same administration bond.
The first list of names was submitted on the local
assessor’s tax returns in 1783. By the time the county assessors drew up a list
of rates, a number of variations to the spellings of several surnames crept
into the final list.
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