Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: L. Corbin GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Lodowick Corbin Gallup
Row #5, Grave #508-10-086, GPS 41.41683 N - 71.97201 W
 (Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup, L. Corbin, died Aug. 16, 1882, age 73

Lodowick Corbin GALLUP

L. Corbin Gallup was the fifth child born to Lodowick and Margaret Gallup. It would be interesting to know why they waited to name this son Lodowick after having a son previously. I don't think he used this first name. Born 11 Feb 1809 and died 16 August 1882, his gravestone is very simple. He was 73 when he died. No wife is buried beside him.

He married Nancy WHITE in Brooklyn, CT on 22 September 1834. She is listed in the Barbour Index as living in Pomfret, CT at the time of their marriage. He is #1412 page 192 and page 338 of the current Gallup (2009) genealogy. 

The couple had 5 sons: Nelson (1835-1893), Edward Payson (1836-1841), William Henry (1841-1841) , Henry Carlton (1842-1921) and Benjamin White (1845-1905)  all with the surname GALLUP. Only two of these sons are followed down by the Gallup genealogy.  Wife Nancy was born on 21 June 1805 and died 5 Jan 1881 according to the Gallup (2009) Genealogy.

All five children were born in Macedon, Wayne, NY and the family is listed there in the 1840 census. The 1850 census lists him as a farmer with a another farmer named Peleg Palmer of Rhode Island in the same household.

In 1860, his wife is living apart from her husband with the youngest son. She may have been under stress with two of her sons dying a day apart in August of 1841 and her third son married in 1865.

In the 1870 census, he is living in Goshen, Litchfield CT in the household of his nephew as a farm laborer.

By the 1880 census, L. Corbin is a widower (but he is not) and is living back in Ledyard, CT, with family so I had to track down the youngest son and figure out where she and the youngest son went. They moved to Rhode Island.

By the 1880 census, she is listed as feeble. She is also listed as widowed and she is not. She died in 1881. Her son may not have known his father was still living.

Nancy White Gallup is buried (probably near her son) in the North Burial Ground in Providence, RI At least I found her!

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