Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Shubael GALLUP

Row #2, Grave #308-10-024, GPS 41.41691 N - 71.97189 W
 (Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Shubael, born Mar. 6, 1802, died May 23, 1882

photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Shubael is brother to Elias Gallup and is buried next to him. This gravestone must have been broken and repaired but fortunately, it did not harm the names and dates. In contrast to his brother's early death, Shubael lived until he was 80 years old and that made all the difference in finding out about his life.

I noticed right away that there are no wives buried with him.  The 1870 census (at his age of over 60 years) tells me he was an auctioneer in Norwich, Connecticut and a city directory entry for 1861 states the company was "Gallup and Geer."

The Gallup (2009) genealogy gives his wife as Sarah M. ISHAM, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Gilbert) ISHAM of Colchester, New London, CT. 

However the Gallup (1893) genealogy lists a different wife for Shubael, who was Mrs. Fanny S. CHURCH.
Gallup (1893) genealogy, out of copyright, Google Books.

It is possible that he divorced Sarah in 1868. 

In 1880, he is back living in Ledyard, CT , as a boarder, in the household of Isaac GEER. He is 78 years old.  He dies in Ledyard in 1882 and is buried in the Gallup cemetery.

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