Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Deacon Benadam GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #4, Grave #308-10-068, GPS 41.41682 N - 71.97196 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Dr. Benadam, died Apr. 12, 1818, age 77
 (Note The Hale lists his title as Dr. when it should be Deacon)
Deacon Benadam GALLUP

Deacon Benadam GALLUP (1741-1818) is listed in the Gallup Genealogy as Col. and in the Hale Transcription as Doctor. This man is also identified as Benadam Gallup IV. He named his first born child, a son, Benadam Gallup V. (Too many men with the same name!) You can see why the Hale Transcription crew thought it was Doctor, as it is written as Deac and then, the superscript n. Most other gravestones I have seen use the Deac. abbreviation.

This Benadam is my 5th great grandfather. His father and his grandfather rest in this row with him. 

His daughter is my ancestor, so ending the line of Benadam men in my family. He is listed in the 1800 census for Groton, New London, County as Benadam Gallup, Jr.

Deacon Benadam and his wife Bridget PALMER were married by Rev. Nathaniel ELLS on 30 Jan 1766 in Stonington and were the parents of seven children.

As I am a Palmer descendant already, I used the relationship calculator to see how Bridget PALMER (my 5th great grandmother), and Barbary PALMER (wife of Nathan STEWART) are related to each other. They are third cousins.

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