Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Christopher M. GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #4, Grave #308-10-072, GPS 41.41682 N - 71.97202 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
 Gallup, Christopher M., born Nov. 1809, died Feb. 19, 1874,
Christopher M. GALLUP

Christopher Milton7 (Christopher6, Nathan5, Benadam4, Benadam3, John2, John1) Gallup was born on 23 November 1809 to Christopher and his wife Martha STANTON. He married Anna Stanton BILLINGS, daughter of Stephen BILLINGS and his wife Martha ALLYN, on 5 Jun 1833 by Elder John G. Wightman in Groton, CT. He died on 19 Feb 1874 in Ledyard, CT and was buried in this Gallup Cemetery. 

Probably at one time both he and his wife's gravestone were erected in the ground and later removed and put together in the base you can see here.

Their first children were a set of twins and then, they had three more children. 

Notice that his name differs from his father in that he has the middle name of Milton. This matters because his son and grandson were named after him and not the original Christopher GALLUP.

The Gallup genealogy states that he was born on Gallup Hill which means that he is buried near to the same location where he is buried.

The 1870 census states that he is a farmer and lives with his wife and his son and daughter in law, two of his unmarried sons and a grandchild. He was 60 years old at that time. The family was easily located in the 1850 and 1860 census records.

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