Martha Emiline Cannon Gillespie

Martha Emiline Cannon was born October 1, 1860, in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia,  to John Milton Cannon and Ellender Malinda Rich Cannon. She married David Augustus Gillespie January 22, 1878. They had nine children:

  1. William Oscar, born October 28, 1878, in Kaufman County, Texas
  2. Lillie May, born May 9, 1882, in Kaufman County, Texas
  3. Robert Augustus, born February 12, 1886, in Jones County, Texas
  4. Ola Faye, born January 23, 1888, in Jones County, Texas
  5. Fannie Lee, born February 5, 1890, in Jones County, Texas
  6. James Travis “Dick,” born January 5, 1893, in Jones County, Texas
  7. Thomas Nugent “Nude,” born September 16, 1894, in Jones County, Texas
  8. Mary Malinda “Mamie,” born November 9, 1896, in Avoca, Jones County, Texas
  9. Lummie (female), born February 22, 1899, in Jones County, Texas

Martha Emiline died May 1, 1899, at Avoca, Jones County, Texas. She was buried at Spring Creek Cemetery, Jones County, Texas. David Augustus Gillespie died November 22, 1925, in Haskell County, Texas. He was buried at Rockdale Cemetery, Haskell County, Texas.

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