Thursday, July 23, 2015

Isaac GALLUP, Esq.

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.


Michael Stephens said...

Hi Midge,
The information in Hale and on the gravestone actually don't contradict each other. The "72nd year of his age" was the period between his 71st and 72nd birthdays, much like a baby's first year of life is the time between his or her birth and first birthday.

I enjoy reading your posts.


Midge Frazel said...

Yes, that is correct. I am being cautious about the "of his age" dates because I have found some (not in this graveyard) that are not correct and are the only record that can be found, especially when the gravestone is unreadable or broken).

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Midge, his stone is in surprisingly good shape, considering how long ago he died. I like the weeping willow motif.