Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday; Eliza Gallup GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #3, Grave #308-10-053, GPS 41.41688 N - 71.97191 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup, Eliza, wife of Asa L., died Apr. 23, 1879, age 65

Eliza (Gallup) GALLUP

Eliza was the daughter of Nehemiah Mason Gallup II and his wife Hulda WHEELER. She was born 12 Nov 1813 in Ledyard, Connecticut. (Gallup (2009) Genealogy page 325 gives her lineage as (Nehemiah Mason Gallup II, Nehemiah, Mason Gallup I, Henry, Benadam, Benadam, John, John). She was their first born child. She was sibling to Hannah GALLUP, wife of Eleazer CARTER,  Phebe GALLUP (1824-1842), and little Mason Gallup (1826-1830) who are also buried here.

Her husband and cousin, Asa Lyman GALLUP has a matching gravestone and his buried next to her. Eliza died at the age of 65 on 23 April, 1879. This couple had no children but her sister's child, Mary CARTER lived with them. (Source: 1860 census).

I love the simplicity of this gravestone with the ivy motif. If you look closely at the base, you can see the carver's name.

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