I seek descendants of the Gillespie family of Hudson, New York. Bridget Gillespie (1852-1883) was the first wife of my great-grandfather, Michael Higgins. Her parents were William and Winnie Gillespie. Her siblings were Maurice, Catherine, William, Edward, John, Mary and Fanny.
Bridget married Michael on May 12, 1872, at St. Mary's Church in Hudson, NY. Their son John was born in July, 1872 and their daughter Maria was born in 1875. Maria's name doesn't appear on any records after 1880. I don't know what became of her. Bridget died in 1884. Michael got married again in 1885, to Anne Keyes, my great-grandmother.
Briget had at least one sister, Catherine, who married Charles McDermott and had a daughter Maria, born September 1874. Bridget was a sponsor at Maria's baptism.
If you are connected with these Gillespies or McDermotts, please contact me. If you have any old photos of Bridget and Michael and John, I'd love to obtain copies. I have some great material that I can send you copies of also. Thanks. -- Clare Higgins, firstname.lastname@example.org.