Tuesday, January 06, 2015


Photo by Brian Zoldak, used with permission, 2014

Hannah Gallup Carter (1820-1846)
Row #1, Grave #308-10-001, GPS 41.41677 N - 71.97183 W 

The eternally weeping willow mourns for this young wife and mother, Hannah Gallup. Daughter of Nehemiah Mason Gallup and his wife Huldah Wheeler, she was the fifth child of eleven children. She married Eleazer W. Carter, of Norwich, Connecticut on 24 Mar 1844. Henry R. Knapp married them in Preston, CT. Hannah was 23 years old at the time of marriage and Eleazer was 22 years old. Eleazer's father was John Carter.

Hannah and Eleazer had a daughter, Mary E. born 20 June 1845. At the time of her mother's passing on 13 Jun 1846, Mary was only a baby. As was the custom in New England, her husband buried her with her mother and her maternal grandparents in the Gallup Burying Ground in Ledyard, CT. 

As Hannah's mother was no longer living, Eleazer left his daughter with Hannah's sister, Eliza Gallup to raise. Eliza had married her cousin Asa Lyman Gallup in 1840. This was the custom of the time as Eleazer was a young widower who was not from the area. Eliza and Asa lived on Asa's father's farm in Ledyard and little Mary lived with them until the time of her marriage in 1869.

Eleazer married again in 1848 to Alona M. Boyton in Worcester, MA and they lived there for the rest of their lives. Eleazer's Masonic card lists his occupation as stair builder. He and his second wife had no children. He died Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Hannah Gallup8 (Nehemiah Mason7, Nehemiah Mason6, Henry5, Benadam4, Benadam3, John2, John1)

Hannah was my 3rd cousin, 4x removed.

Hale Transcription: Carter, Hannah, wife of Eleazer W., and daughter of Nehemiah M. & Huldah Gallup, died Jun 13, 1843, age 25 years. 10 mos. Note that death year is incorrect it should be 1846.

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