Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Little Sally GALLUP

Row #3, Grave #308-10-038, GPS 41.41671 N - 71.97186 W (Transcript from Hale Survey)
 Gallup, Sally, daughter of Christopher & Polly, died Mar. 29, 1800, age 1
(Note The Hale has her age at death as 1 year , but the stone has it as her 2nd year)
Photograph by Brian Zoldak, 2014

Little Sally GALLUP
Sister to Sarah, (the previous gravestone), Little Sally Gallup, daughter of Christopher and Martha GALLUP, was born 3 July 1798 and died 29 May 1800 in her second year of age. 

The Barbour Index tells us that there were two little girls named Sally so the gravestone here is the first little girl with this name. It could be that the second listing here is really supposed to be the little girl named Sarah. 

The stone reads that the mother's name is Polly, but we know her name was Martha and was known as Patty.

It is good to be able to read the gravestones, even if the actual records seems confused. 


Preservationist said...

Often (as was the case with my Gr.Gr. Granduncle Willie Coffin) who died on his first birthday in 1840, the next son born but a year later was given the same name.

Polly was used as a nickname for Martha. And as I'm sure you know Molly was for Mary.

Midge Frazel said...

I wonder if the gravestone carver got confused by the nicknames. This is a private cemetery so someone would have to let him in to set the stone.

Carmen Johnson said...

My 3rd great grandfather was Winslow Lonsdale Pope - a few years before he was born, he had another brother named Winslow Lonsdale Pope who died abt about two, if memory serves!