Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth BROWN

Row #2, Grave #308-10-028, GPS 41.41680 N - 71.97185 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Elizabeth, wife of Nehemiah, died Feb. 1, 1803, age 44
photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
The Gallup (2009) Genealogy states that Elizabeth, the wife of Nehemiah Gallup was the daughter of  Elisha BROWN and his wife Mary C. LEEDS and married Nehemiah Gallup I on 28 January 1783/1784 in Groton, CT. She was born "in 1759" in Ledyard, CT. After having 8 children, Elizabeth died 1 Feb, 1803 as it is inscribed on her gravestone  at the young age of 44. Her youngest child, Capt. Ebenezer GALLUP, who was born in 1800 was only 3 years old.

We are lucky that the Gallup genealogy gives us her parents names as it is hard to research anyone in a BROWN family. Her marriage record does not give her parents names.

Her fifth child, Elisha, must have been named for her own father. According to one researcher, he is buried in Jordan Cemetery in Waterford, New London, CT but Find a Grave doesn't have a listing for him. That researcher posted a photo of the gravestone and the information matches what the Gallup (2009) genealogy states on page 185. It is a double gravestone and lists the wife's name (Content WHEELER) and their death dates. There are a lot of members of a Brown family buried there.

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