Monday, September 26, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Lydia GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission

Lydia GALLUP

Lydia GALLUP, sister to Moses Wadham GALLUP, was the daughter of Dwight GALLUP and his wife Lydia Ann WADHAMS. She was born on 5 June 1860 and died 27 Dec 1948.

In 1930 and in 1940, she is living, as cousin, in Hartford, CT, Notice that her gravestone has the same Ivy motif as her brother.

Lydia is listed as Lille in the 1880 census. That is probably because he mother and she had the same first name. At that time, her father Dwight is living next door to his father Lodowick and the family may have been sharing farmland.

The 1900 census lists her occupation as music teacher. 

Lydia was single when she died. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Moses Wadham GALLUP

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Moses Wadhams GALLUP
Moses was the son of Dwight GALLUP (Lodowick, Nathan, Benadam, Benadam, John, John) and Lydia A. WADHAMS. He was single when he died. Born 8 Aug 1853 in Ledyard, New London, CT, Moses died 11 Dec 1935. He was my third cousin, 5 times removed. 

In the 1880 census, Moses is listed as a farm labourer at age 26. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Cecelia GALLUP

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Cecelia GALLUP, wife of Giles WILLIAMS

Cecelia GALLUP, daughter of Lodowick GALLUP and his wife Margaret "Peggy" PHELPS, was married to Giles WILLIAMS as his second wife. Giles WILLIAMS was first married to Cecelia GALLUP's sister Fanny Maria GALLUP.

Giles WILLIAMS married Fanny Maria GALLUP on 13 Sept 1833 and she died on 16 Apr 1863 of diptheria in Worcester, MA.

He then married Cecelia on 6 Dec 1864 in Worcester, MA. It is important to point out that his second wife was the older sister of his first wife. The 1850 census for Giles and Fanny Maria shows that they live in Worcester, MA. Both were born in Connecticut.

The Gallup (2009) Genealogy, Giles and Fanny Maria have 9 children listed and they must be some living descendants of this couple.

Giles and his first wife are buried in South Cemetery, Pomfret, Windham, CT.  He died in 1869. Their graves can be seen on Find a Grave.  Two children are also buried there.

Ceceila GALLUP WILLIAMS died on 28 Jan 1892.

Cecelia GALLUP and Giles WILLIAMS had no children so that is why she is buried in the Gallup Cemetery without a husband. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Louisa GALLUP

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Louisa GALLUP

Louisa was the daughter of Lodowick GALLUP and his wife Margaret "Peggy" PHELPS. She was born 21 Jan 1807 in Groton, New London, CT

Louisa never married and in 1870 the census tells us she was living with two of her sisters. 

 In 1880, the three women are living with their brother Lodowick Corbin Gallup and he is head of household. Since there is no 1890 census, it is not known where she lived just before she died.


Lucy died on 5 Mar 1891 and is buried in the Gallup Cemetery #10.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Lucy K. GALLUP

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Lucy K. GALLUP

Lucy K. GALLUP was the daughter of Lodowick GALLUP and his wife Margaret "Peggy" PHELPS. She was born 11 May 1801 in Groton, New London, CT and was the oldest child in her family.

Lucy never married and in 1870 the census tells us she was living with two of her sisters and that she was "keeping house". At that time, she was 69 years old. In 1880, the three women are living with their brother Lodowick Corbin Gallup and he is head of household.

Lucy died on 2 Apr 1883 and is buried in the Gallup Cemetery #10.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: L. Corbin GALLUP

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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!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Vacation

Granite in My Blood will be on vacation until August 23!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lodowick GALLUP

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #5. Grave #508-10-085, GPS 41.41683 N - 71.97201 W
 (Transcript from Hale Survey)
 Gallup, Lodowick, died July 18, 1857, age 84 yrs. 6 mos


Lodowick GALLUP (Nathan, Benadam, Benadam, John, John) was born on 23 Jan 1773 in Ledyard to Col. Nathan Gallup and his wife Sarah Giddings in Ledyard, CT. (he was my first cousin, 7 times removed.) He was the last of nine children so it shouldn't be surprising that he and his wife were the parents of twelve.

His wife was Margaret PHELPS and she is buried by his side as it is with most couples of this time period. He died on 18 July 1857 at 84 years and 6 months. In 1855, he wrote a will naming many of his living children by name. He probably was concerned for his property and belongings as his wife Peggy died in 1849 and as seen by the 1850 census, he still had children living with him. 

Like most of the Gallups living in Ledyard and Groton, he was a farmer. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret PHELPS

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #5, Grave #508-10-084, GPS 41.41682 N - 71.97202 W
Gallup, Margaret, wife of Lodowick, died July 17, 1849, age 70
Margaret PHELPS

The Gallup (1893) Genealogy gives us little information about Margaret, called Peggy so I went looking for information about her which matched her death date.

The Barbour Index (of Deaths) doesn't list her birth information but leaves space with brackets but states she was "of West Springfield, MA". and that she died on July 17, 1849 at about 70 years. (page 55). I found a Phelps genealogy at Google Books but there is still not enough evidence to prove who her parents were. Several trees suggest that her father's name was Samuel but I can find no vital record to match this claim. The current genealogy (2009) says she was of Litchfield, CT which seems more likely so I am leaving her parents blank until I can find out more. The newest genealogy says she and Lodowick GALLUP were married in Groton, CT on 28 1799.

This couple were the parents of a dozen children. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

John B. GALLUP, Ten Years Old.

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #5, Grave #508-10-083, GPS 41.41685 N - 71.97199 W (
Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, John B., son of Lodowick & Margaret, died Dec. 13, 1831, age 10

John P. GALLUP


Ten Year old John B. GALLUP died on 31 Dec 1831 and is buried here with his family at the Gallup Cemetery #10 in Ledyard, New London, CT. He was born 14 Dec 1821, as the tenth child in his family. His parents were Lodowick GALLUP and Margaret PHELPS.

This broken and repaired gravestone is next to his brother Oliver who died in 1834.