Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: John N. GALLUP

Row #1, Grave #308-10-014, GPS 41.41692 N - 71.97184 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
 Gallup John N., born Mar. 29, 1836, died Dec. 5, 1901
John N. Gallup
 Row #1 Gravestone #14

This large but simple granite gravestone has only one name on it because John and his wife Sarah got a divorce and he never married again.

Buried next to his parents, Ebenezer and Angelina (Stanton) Gallup, John was their fourth child. He was born 29 March 1836 in Ledyard, CT. He is #2648 on page 329 and page 532 of the Gallup Genealogy published in 2009. His wife, Sarah DEWEY was born about 1846. Her maiden name was BROWN but she returned to her 1st husband's name.  I don't have any leads on her parents even though I do have one Dewey in my family tree. The genealogy states that they were married on 26 Mar 1862 by S.H. Peckham

John was a farmer. In 1850 he was 14 and in school but by 1860 he was 24 and a farm laborer on his father's farm. At the age of 25 he married Sarah. In 1870 he and his wife have taken in a female boarder with two small children. It is possible that she may have been his wife's sister. 

By 1880, John and Sarah are living alone again and apparently have no children. By 1900, John lists himself as divorced. The only thing we learn about Sarah is she and her parents are from Connecticut. There is a boy aged 14 as boarder who is a student. His parents are listed as being from an unknown location.

On 5 December 1901 at the age of 65, John dies and is buried in the Gallup Cemetery. What happened to the divorced wife is not known.  She is buried with her first husband in the Hillard Cemetery in Stonington (source: Find a Grave)

This gravestone ends row #1

1 comment:

Gerald Vonberger said...

It's really cool that you take such interest in gravestones and the stories behind the people buried under them. I do really like the design of this gravestone. It's so simple, but it looks really stately and noble. I think that's mostly because of the size, but also because of the slight leafy details around the top. Thanks for sharing the photo! http://www.sjcemeteries.com/memorial-products/