Thursday, October 15, 2015

Little Eunice GALLUP

Row #3, Grave #308-10-040, GPS 41.41674 N - 71.97187 W
 (Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup, Eunice, daughter of Nathan & Mary, died Mar. 18, 1789, age 7
 (Note the Hale has her age at death as 7 but the stone has it as her 8th year)
Photograph by Brian Zoldak, 2014

Eunice Gallup
This gravestone clearly says that this is Eunice GALLUP, daughter of Col. Nathan Gallup and Mrs. Mary his wife. She died on 8 Mar 1789 at the age of 7 (in her eight year).

It is important to note that Col. Nathan GALLUP's mother was named Eunice. Names do repeat in families.

This is problematic because Col Nathan GALLUP (Sr.) was married to Sarah GIDDINGS and she died in 1778. There is no vital record that I can find that indicates that Col. Nathan had another wife named Mary. I returned to the oldest Gallup genealogy because it is out of copyright and at Google Books. It is searchable. Mary doesn't appear as another wife.

Since released the US Wills & Probate records, I searched for Col. Nathan GALLUP and found his will. In it was a page listing his bequests to family members. I was so pleased to find that it listed another wife. Her name was Mary.

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