|Row #2, Grave #308-10-025, GPS 41.41690 N - 71.97188 W |
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Isaac, died Aug. 3, 1814, age 71
(Note: The Hale has his age at death as 71, and the stone has 72)
photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Capt. Isaac Gallup, Esq. was my 6th great uncle, a captain in the Revolutionary War, father of ten children and was 71 when he passed away. Several of his children are buried in this cemetery including Capt. Avery, Elias and Shubael Gallup.
He served in Parson's Regiment as a 1st Lieut. until he became Capt. and served at Roxbury, The Battle of Long Island and the Battle of White Plains. He is listed in the book: Groton, CT 1705-1905 by Charles R. Stark on pages 248-249.
A son of Col. Benadam GALLUP (1716-1800) and Hannah AVERY(1718-1799) who are also buried here. All 10 of their children lived to adulthood. One son, Isaac GALLUP, Jr. also has Esq. on his gravestone but he is not buried here.
Today, we attribute, Esq. to persons in the field of law but it may be likely that he was a landowner and prominent member of the community.
The Gallp Genealogy (2009) lists him as #641 and his family is listed on pages 177-1779. Wheeler's History of Stonington, CT lists this family on page 390.
His gravestone is is very good shape and features a lovely willow and urn. He must have many descendants.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Posted by Midge Frazel at 5:00 AM