- James Gillespy, NY. 4th NY Reg under Walker, listed among the dead. Sep 1790, 500 acres to heirs. This land was in Marcellus in Onondaga county, lot #34. The patent was delivered 7 Jul 1790 to C.C. Schoonmaker for W. Gillaspy, adm. Given that C. C. Schoonmaker was from the Shawangunk area, W. Gillsapy was probably William Gillespy 1737-1813 who was enumerated in Shawangunk in 1790.
- Robert Gillespie. 16 Aug 1807. 200 Acres to Gillespie representatives James, Samuel, William, John, Barbara, Matthew, Jane, Ann, Polly, Olive, Burr, and James Gillespie Jr. This land was in Sterling, Cayuga county, lot #51.
That leaves the men named James listed as heirs of the bounty land of Robert Gillespie who served in the 5th NY Regiment and died after being captured at Ft. Montgomery in 1777. More research is in process trying to determine if those heirs also tie back to Ulster and Orange counties, New York. Whether or not they do (and I suspect that they do), I have discovered that bounty lands are a very valuable source of genealogical information!