From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 745
David S. Gillespie, section 5, Salem Township, was born in Lorain County,
Ohio, April 14, 1834, a son of James and Eve (Worman) Gillespie. James
Gillespie was born in Ireland, and when a child his parents came to the United
States and located in the state of New York. Later the family moved
to Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in the War of 1812.
When a young man he emigrated to Ohio and lived several years in Stark County,
where he was married. In October, 1844, he moved with his family to
Steuben County, Indiana, and settled in Jackson Township where he died in
1852. His wife is living in Alliance, Ohio. They had a family
of seven children, all save one daughter living till maturity. David
S. is the only resident of Steuben County, and has made this his home since
coming with his father. He remained on the homestead until 1860, when
he bought the farm on section 5, Salem Township, where he now lives.
Mr. Gillespie owns 40 acres of valuable land with good improvements, all
made by his own industry and good management. He enlisted in 1862 in
the 100th Indiana Infantry and served 15 months when he was discharged on
account of ill health. He participated in the siege of Vicksburg, and
also of Jackson, Mississippi. He married Helen Butler, a native of
Vermont, born in 1837, a daughter of Daniel Butler. They have five
children -- Lester J., William E., Orla F., Nellie and Maud.