Monday, January 26, 2015


Nancy Wheldon (1772-1840)
Row #1, Grave #308-10-004, GPS 41.41678 N - 71.97185 W

Nancy Wheldon was born about 1772 in Stonington, New London, CT.  On 16 Dec 1792, she married Andrew Gallup in Groton, New London, CT. They were married by Rev. Valentine W. Ratburn. There is a vital record of this marriage.

She was only 20 years old at the time of her marriage and she was living in Stonington at that time. That is the only evidence that she was from Stonington. Her parents names are not recorded in the Gallup Genealogy (2009) on (page 187)

It is possible that her maiden name was spelled WELDON. Andrew and Nancy had six children before Nancy died on 30 September 1840.

 Her gravestone shown here says she was 71 which helps narrow down her birth year but really can't be relied on. 

Andrew and Nancy were lucky that they did not lose any children to disease or accident that I can find. Their first child was born in 1794 and the last child was born in 1814. Three are buried in this graveyard.

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