Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Capt. Ebenezer GALLUP and Angeline STANTON

Photo by Brian Zoldak, used with permission
Row #1, Grave #308-10-013, GPS 41.41691 N - 71.97187 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup Capt. Ebenezer, died Mar 10, 1864 age 64,
 Gallup, Angelina Stanton, wife of Capt. Ebenezer, died Aug. 9, 1883 age 76
Capt. Ebenezer Gallup and his second wife Angeline Stanton were the parents of Ebenezer Gallup, Jr. and grandparents of Ebenezer, Jr.'s  whose infants and small children who are buried in the same row with their mother Ellen Farley. Here's page 116 of the first Gallup genealogy (out of copyright).

It doesn't say why he is called Capt. since in the 1850 and 1860 census he is a farmer. Perhaps he had a boat and was an honorary captain?

Angelina Stanton was the daughter of Capt. John Stanton and his wife Bathsheba Giles. Capt. Stanton and his wife are buried in Stanton Cemetery #58 but their daughter Lavinia Stanton Gallup, the first wife of Ebenezer Gallup, is not buried there. 

Yes, this Ebenezer married women who were sisters. 

The first wife died in 1825 possibly in childbirth as the daughter, who was named for her mother (another piece of evidence) was born in October 1825. At least Ebenezer did not have to look too far for another wife and he married her on 10 Dec 1826. 

Ebenezer and Angeline had six children together and she outlived him by many years as he died in 1864 and she died in 1883.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ebenezer GALLUP, Jr.



Row #1, Grave #308-10-012, GPS 41.41688 N - 71.97184 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup Ebenezer, born Feb. 14, 1827, died Jan. 28, 1894
photo by Brian Zoldak, used with permission


Ebenezer Gallup, Jr. (1827-1894)


As you might have guessed, Ebenezer, Jr. was the son of Ebenezer Gallup, Sr. who is also buried here.

His mother was Angeline Stanton the second wife of his father. His grandparents were Nehemiah Gallup and Elizabeth Brown who are also buried here.

An Ebenezer Gallup, aged 23 is listed as a laborer living with Issac W. Stanton. Was this a relative of his mother? At age 23 he should have been working the farm with his father. As you know he married irish born Ellen Farley in 1852 and they had five children who did not live to be adults.

The 1860 census is the only one where he had a child living with them and they are living in his father's household along with unmarried siblings. His father is the farmer and he is listed as a farm laborer.

In 1863 he is listed in a Civil War draft registration but there is no evidence that he served.


His gravestone says he is "Asleep in Jesus" so this family was Christian. He died a few years before his wife but in the period of no census records to find out who his widow lived with after he died. 
Without descendants and before 1900, it is very hard to get any kind of information about a family like this one.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Ellen FARLEY

Row #1, Grave #308-10-011, GPS 41.41689 N - 71.97186 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
 Gallup, Ellen, wife of Ebenezer, born Oct. 18, 1830, died Oct. 1, 1899

Photo by Brian Zolak, used with permission

Ellen FARLEY (1830-1899)

Ellen Farley's parents are unknown. The Ledyard vital record from her marriage say she was from North Stonington at the time of her marriage to Ebenezer on 30 Dec 1852 but the North Stonington vital records do not list her parents or any other Farley surnames.

The 1870 Federal Census gives her place of birth as Ireland and the 1880 census gives her parents as being born in Ireland.

Ellen Farley Gallup lived to be 68 years old. Her gravestone says she is "At Rest" with her little children and husband.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Hale Cemetery Listing for Family



Using Transcripted Cemetery Records

When you are transcribing and/or photographing a cemetery, it is important to know if there is a transcription available. In this case, there is a list of who is buried in the cemetery. 

Sometimes, a child is buried with a family or with grandparents. The headstone can be small and only have initials, the word "baby" or the term infant son/daughter. So, seeing the list of children in this family buried with parents (the grandparents are nearby) is a huge bonus for the photographer. Mistakes can be made and stones can be unreadable. So, hopefully, someone put them in a compiled genealogy. 

Traditionally, unnamed children were not listed by the compiler as there would be no descendants to follow down the line or who might want to join the family society. 

Thankfully today in our genealogy world that seems so wrong, as those babies and little children gone from this world are part of the story of their parents and grandparents. People grieved. Sometimes that grief caused irreparable damage to the adults in the form of depression and suicide.  

Charles R. Hale and his cemetery crew were part of a WPA project during the depression for his home state of Connecticut. In this case, you can see that this cemetery was identified as the Gallup Cemetery #10 for Ledyard/Groton and this family is on page 36. You saw in the previous post that photographer Brian Zoldak noted where there were mistakes in the transcription.

A transcription is supposed to contain the information that appears on the stone without correction or addition so that on that date, the transcribed stone must have been there and must have been easy to be read. 

Died a Day Apart

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission

Died a Day Apart

Mary Angeline and her brother, James Gallup
Row #1, Grave #308-10-010, GPS 41.41686 N - 71.97180 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup,
Mary Angeline, daughter of Ebenezer & Ellen, died Apr. 9, 1864, age 6 yrs. 20 days,
 Gallup, James, son of Ebenezer & Ellen, died Apr. 10, 1864, age 1 yr. 10 da.
 (Note age at death should be 1 yr. 9 mo. 10 da.)

Next to the gravestone of the three children who died young is this gravestone of the children who lived long enough to be named and who were more than babies when they died.

The most striking feature of the stone itself is the depiction of the young roses. They aren't just rosebuds. The mourning is for children not for infants. 

The Gallup genealogies list these children in the later versions but not in the 1893 version probably because of the existence of the gravestones. They give birth dates and only the older child, Mary A. appears in a census year. (1860 census)

For me, noting that these two children died a day apart in the month of April, so it is reasonable to think they were sick and died of a disease. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Three others died young

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Infant Sons and Daughter
"three others died young"
Row #1, Grave #308-10-010, GPS 41.41686 N - 71.97180 W

(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, infant son of Ebenezer & Ellen,died Sept. 29, 1853,
 Gallup, infant son of Ebenezer & Ellen, died Dec 21, 1855,
 Gallup, infant daughter of Ebenezer & Ellen, died Apr. 3, 1866
 (Note: daughters date of death on the stone is 1860)

When photographing and transcribing gravestones in a family cemetery like this one, it is important not to skip over the babies or young children's gravestones. Examining and researching them can help with the story of the family life. In this case, this gravestone as broken and repaired as it is now was may have been erected some time after the infants were buried here and quite probably when the named children died. 

As this family of mother and father and children has no living descendants it can be used as a teaching example and looked at in a bit of depth. So many infant graves are not marked with stones or have stones with inscription, we are lucky to have this much information.

The first compiled Gallup genealogy, compiled by John Douglas Gallup in 1893 is in the public domain at Google Books. The below section is a crop of page 116.

The mother of these children has her maiden name of FARLEY recorded here as FOLEY and the volume only gives the births and deaths of named children. As the father died in 1894 and his wife died in 1899, they were both still living at the time of publication. 

BUT, did the compiler live in Connecticut at the time of data gathering? No,he did not. He went from New York to Massachusetts during his adult years. So he must have has correspondence from a family member to get the information for this family.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nehemiah Mason GALLUP, II

Photo by Brian Zolak, 2014, used with permission

Nehemiah Mason Gallup, II (1785-1871)
Row #1, Grave #308-10-008, GPS 41.41679 N - 71.97185 W 

Father of nine grown children, Nehemiah Mason Gallup was the father of the first two gravestones in Row #1 who were young Hannah Gallup Carter and Phebe E. Gallup. His baby son, Mason, is also buried here.

Although he lived to be 86 (in his 87th year as it says on his gravestone) sadly, his wife died at age 42. 


He was the son of Nehemiah Mason Gallup I and Elizabeth Brown and was their second child of eight. Nehemiah is brother to three other Gallup men buried in this ancient graveyard.


He and his wife were married on 26 Apr 1812 in Stonington, New London, CT. He is buried next to his wife as tradition dictates. 

After their marriage, he and Hulda lived in Groton, CT until she died in 1834. Then, he moved to North Stonington. The 1850 and 1860 census lists his name was Mason.   Because of his father having the same name he was probably called that and it is sad that his baby son who died was named Mason, too.

In the 1850 census he is a widower living with his soon to be married daughter, Harriet and his three sons, William R., Benjamin and Henry C. Gallup.


He was a farmer and owned a carriage and had a peddler's license. The IRS Tax lists tell us that.


In the 1871 census, he is living with his oldest daughter, Eliza and her husband (she married her cousin) Asa Lyman Gallup. Asa was also a farmer.


His gravestone matches his wife's and features the indented lettering for the name.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Huldah Wheeler


Huldah Wheeler Gallup
Row #1, Grave #308-10-007, GPS 41.41675 N - 71.97179 W 
(Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup, Huldah, wife of Nehemiah M. died Nov. 6, 1834, age 42

Hulda Wheeler was the daughter of Lester Wheeler and Eunice Bailey. She was born 2 April 1791 in Stonington, CT and married Nehemiah Mason Gallup, II on 26 April 1812 also in Stonington. As you can see by this reparied stone, she died on 6 Nov 1834 and buried in the Gallup Cemetery in Ledyard, CT.

Hulda died giving birth to her son Henry C. Gallup. She was 42 and the May previously her daughter Phebe E. Gallup died at the age of 18. She had already lost little Mason in 1830.


But, Henry C. Gallup lived., married and died in London, England.

Hulda was the mother of a dozen children. That's a lot of childbirth to die at age 42. Her husband never married again.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sentimental Sunday: Success for my Last Conference

Photo by Midge Frazel

The Reluctant Conference-Goer Survives!

My two days at the NERGC conference held this year in my home state of Providence RI was a success. After this long winter, I was not sure I wanted to go and be exposed to hoards of people. I hope I don't get sick from it. I am going to write this short post and go rest. 

I did win a prize! After thinking about it, I decided it was something my husband could use. So, I am going to give it to him and set up on his computer. He deserves it. 

He goes with me, often driving long distances. He sits through sessions with me and buys me "stuff" in the Exhibit Hall. (His Mother's Day shopping is done.) His hearing had declined so it is hard for him to listen carefully.

We went to a session by Nathaniel Taylor on the Border problems with RI. As he grew up on the border that was once Massachusetts, he was interested in it. It was a small room and we had to take separate seats. I sat next to Elizabeth Handler (a cousin). She was typing on her MacBook. My phone, vibrated and it startled me. There was a message from the famous Dear Myrt that I had won a prize. Then, Elizabeth's phone vibrated. Yikes, she won something too. 

After the session, we left Steve in charge of the room (Elizabeth was room monitor), ran to the elevator, went down to the exhibit hall, got our prizes, went back up in the elevator, headed to the ladies room, and made it back for her to continue room monitoring. What teamwork!

Hubs and I dashed to our last session with Josh Taylor.

The rest of the adventure will be another blog post or two.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sarah Allyn GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission

Sarah Allyn Gallup (1804-1822)
Row #1, Grave #308-10-006, GPS 41.41679 N - 71.97180 W


Teen Bride of 8 days


Without this expertly photographed gravestone, it would not be possible to read any of the information carved on it. This is the worst type of stone to find in a New England graveyard. 

Worn by weather, broken and repaired this gravestone will soon no longer be legible. From its size, we can tell it is an adult and not a child.  She was a married teenager, 

This gravestone tells us that Sarah was the daughter of Andrew and Nancy Gallup and the wife of Joseph S. Denison and the last two lines although blurry read "who died Sept. 13, 1822 aged 18 years."

The Hale Survery lists her as Denison, Sarah J. wife of Joseph S. and daughter of Andrew & Nancy Gallup, died Sept. 13, 1822 age 18. This confirms her death date and age at death.

Her husband, Joseph Stanton Denison is buried at Brookfield Rural Cemetery in Brookfield, NY. In the Dension Genealogy he is listed as the son of Robert Denison (Benadam, William, William, Capt. George) #1568 page 103. His brief marriage to Sarah Allyn Gallup is incorrectly listed as to Martha Gallup with no references. He married twice more after Sarah and left three children.

After some research, I found Sarah and Joseph's marriage in the Connecticut Barbour Index Vol 1 Page 8 for Groton, Connecticut and their marriage date as 5 September 1822.



One can see how this could easily be mistaken as Sarah only lived 8 days after her wedding day.