Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nehemiah Mason GALLUP, II

Photo by Brian Zolak, 2014, used with permission

Nehemiah Mason Gallup, II (1785-1871)
Row #1, Grave #308-10-008, GPS 41.41679 N - 71.97185 W 

Father of nine grown children, Nehemiah Mason Gallup was the father of the first two gravestones in Row #1 who were young Hannah Gallup Carter and Phebe E. Gallup. His baby son, Mason, is also buried here.

Although he lived to be 86 (in his 87th year as it says on his gravestone) sadly, his wife died at age 42. 

He was the son of Nehemiah Mason Gallup I and Elizabeth Brown and was their second child of eight. Nehemiah is brother to three other Gallup men buried in this ancient graveyard.

He and his wife were married on 26 Apr 1812 in Stonington, New London, CT. He is buried next to his wife as tradition dictates. 

After their marriage, he and Hulda lived in Groton, CT until she died in 1834. Then, he moved to North Stonington. The 1850 and 1860 census lists his name was Mason.   Because of his father having the same name he was probably called that and it is sad that his baby son who died was named Mason, too.

In the 1850 census he is a widower living with his soon to be married daughter, Harriet and his three sons, William R., Benjamin and Henry C. Gallup.

He was a farmer and owned a carriage and had a peddler's license. The IRS Tax lists tell us that.

In the 1871 census, he is living with his oldest daughter, Eliza and her husband (she married her cousin) Asa Lyman Gallup. Asa was also a farmer.

His gravestone matches his wife's and features the indented lettering for the name.

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