Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Christopher M. GALLUP, 2nd

Photo by Brian Zoldak and Midge Frazel, 2009, 2014, used with permission
Row #5, Grave #508-10-076, GPS 41.41678 N - 71.97198 W
(Photo taken 01 Aug 2009)
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
 Gallup, Christopher M., son of C. Milton & Anna S., died 26 July 1882, age 46 (Not Listed on Hale) Gallup Hannah (Lamb) born Nov. 16, 1846, died Dec. 26, 1932
(The Hale omitted Christophers birth date of May 31, 1836)

Christopher M. GALLUP, 2nd.

Christopher Milton Gallup, 2nd 8 (Christopher Milton7, Christopher 6, Nathan 5, Benadam 4, Benadam 3, John 2, John 1) was born 31 May 1836 in Ledyard, CT and died 26 July 1882 in Ledyard, CT. He is buried beside his wife Hannah LAMB.

Christopher served in the Civil War as a landsman in the US Navy in Vermont, Augusta, and Allegheny. His draft record lists him as a single, twenty-eight year old farmer living in Ledyard. His widow collected a pension. As he died in 1882 at 46 years, she must have needed the pension to keep the farm going. In 1880, he is listed as a farmer with a wife and three children. 

Much to my surprise, there was a probate record. The gravestones for he and his wife cost, $93.50. All three children are named in his will and there is an account in a Savings Bank and the wife inherited everything.

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