|Row #2, Grave #308-10-016, GPS 41.41693 N - 71.97193 W|
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Olive, wife of Van R., died Sept. 29, 1849, age 26 yrs. 4 da.
Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
In the Gallup (2009) Genealogy, Olive is #2638 on page 530. The genealogy says she was born 25 Sept 1823.
Olive married Van Renssaler Ball, of Stonington on New Year's Day 1846 in Ledyard.
Olive's mother and her younger sister were named Melinda which makes the speculation of her baby's middle name Melinda. ( Her Find a Grave entry also indicates this but I can find no evidence in print.)
Olive died on 29 September 1849 in Mystic and was buried next to baby Augusta. She was 26 years and 5 days old.
Her husband, born in Vermont abt. 1820 married again to Amanda Cobb. He is not buried here. The 1850 census lists his occupation as carpenter. He was married secondly after this census in October of 1850. He may have had two sons with his second wife.
She was my third cousin 5 times removed.
As I stood in front of these two gravestones, I remember thinking that I would never be able to photograph them well. Brian did an exceptional job. Her age of 26 years is not clear in my own photograph.