Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Col Ben Adam GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #4, Grave #308-10-064, GPS 41.41685 N - 71.97192 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Benadam, died Mar., 29, 1800, age 83
(Note: The Hale shows his age at death as being 83, But the stone has his death in his 84th year)

Col. Ben Adam GALLUP, III
(Benadam4, Benadam3, John2, John1)

Benadam Gallup was one of my 6th great grandfathers and it was his gravestone that brought me to the Gallup Burying Ground #10 in Ledyard, CT on Sunday, 23 May 2004 because this is the ancestor who is my proved DAR Patriot ancestor. 

I remember not having ever heard of the name Benadam before. I was pleased to see that it is carved as Ben Adam because so many people have his name as Benjamin Adam Gallup in their tree. Was it shortened or was this written like this in a family Bible?

He is known as Col. Benadam GALLUP III in the current Gallup Geenalogy (2009) on page 92 #334

Was Col. Gallup the father of a child born to a female slave in his household?

If this gravestone looks familiar it is because I have written several blog posts about this gravestone. It was one of my most treasured adventures as a gravestone photographer. 

Col. Benadam Gallup (post of 19 Sept 2007) Journey to an Ancestor (post of 20 Aug 2008)
Be Bold, Be Wyse, Be Revolutionary (post of 21 Aug 2008)

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