This is the Henry Gillespie Family including his daughter Maude Gillespie Gaydon and her family. Far left is Spencer Gaydon , next Henry Gillespie. Some of the Gillespie children are missing from this picture but all of Spencer and Maude Gaydon's children are present at this gathering.
Submitted by: Nita Shetley- Fleming
Jerry Franklin Shetley JR., new born son of Jerry Franklin Shetley SR., and Leona Gaydon-Shetley. Brother of Shirley, Nita and Joyce.
This is my grandmother, Maude Lola Gillespie-Gaydon. She was born in Franklin county GA in 1889 to Henry Calhoun and Josephine Texas Gillespie. She married Spencer Lee Gaydon , son of Archibald Devon Gaydon and Nancy Ann Corn Gaydon of Lumpkin County GA... They were blessed with 6 boys and 2 girls. In the picture...Left to right...Henry Devon Gaydon, Maude Lola Gaydon, Leona Gaydon-my mother, and the baby is Cora Arzone Gaydon..
My Mom...This was before she married so she was a Gaydon at the time. She is the daughter of Spencer Lee Gaydon and Maude Gillespie Gaydon. She married Jerry Franklin Shetley in 1930 and raised 2 daughters, lost 2 children a son and a daughter. At this date she is still living. She is an amazing lady. She was born in Hall County GA, moved to Easley SC at age 8 or 9 and remained in SC until the depression years when they moved around following work. She met my Dad in Kings Mt NC and settled in Guilford County NC where she still lives.
My grandparents Jacob (Jake) and Sarah Shetley and their children. The little boy lower right is my Daddy, Jerry Shetley.
Found in box of Gillespie pictures. Possibly Josephine Texas Gillespie from
Franklin County GA
For information on the Daniel Seay family, see the photo entitled "Daniel Seay Family"
Daniel, born September 16, 1851 in Gilmer/ Dawson County GA. son of John Seay, died March 9, 1918.
Married Mary Langston Crane August 30, 1877. Daughter of: J. Langston and Nancy. Born October 28, 1849 in Gilmer/Dawson County, died April 7, 1917. Mary's Parents.
Gilmer / Dawson County GA
Roland Gillespie, son of Onest Gillespie and Minnie Orr. Reidsville, NC
Jay Gillespie and Bessie Jewell Gillespie. Their wedding day
September 17, 1917