Thursday, July 16, 2015


Row #2, Grave #308-10-023, GPS 41.41694 N - 71.97192 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup, Elias, born Apr. 14, 1798, died Apr. 16, 1837, age 39
photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission

Elias Gallup is the father of the infant gravestone posted previously
This is one of my favorite gravestones in the cemetery because the italic script is still easy to read and because his birth and death date are both on the stone. The flat top was common in this period of time and the box around his name and the comma after it make it easily read.

Sadly, Elias died at 39 years and left a widow, Fanny DEAN, who was from a prominent Stonington family and a little girl, Emma, who was only two when her father died. Fanny is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Stonington. Because she was not buried with her husband or her infant son, I sought out her place of burial at Find a Grave. 

She died in 1862 outliving her daughter who died in 1859. Emma was married to John Sayles and they had a daughter named Emma Gallup Sayles. 

Fanny's parents were Jesse Dean and Nancy Denison. Elias's parents were Isaac Gallup, Esq. and Anna Smith. Isaac and Anna are buried here in Gallup Cemetery #10. 

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