AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 1160
H. GALLUP, the youngest of the children of Daniel A. and Barbara P. (Gordon)
Gallup, farmer and dairyman, agricultural implement dealer, and lumberman and
government employee for many years, was born in Sterling, Windham county, Nov.
5, 1860. Mr. Gallup is a member of
the time honored family whose descent is authentically traced in the record of
Ezra Allen Gallup, and in that of Avery Amos Stanton.
his twelfth year George H. Gallup lived among the familiar surroundings of the
paternal farm in Sterling, and then entered the employ of his brother-in-law,
James J. Williamson, an enterprising meat dealer.
After a year and a half in the meat business he removed to Brooklyn,
Conn., and when eighteen years of age engaged in the livery business, in which
he continued for about ten years. He
returned to Sterling in the fall of 1888, and locating on the old homestead,
bought out the other heirs. His farm
consists in all of 200 acres of well tilled and productive land.
A model dairy is maintained with eighteen cows, the farm containing
twenty-nine head of cattle in all, as well as seven horses. Besides leading in
the community as far as practical and scientific farming is concerned, Mr.
Gallup is extensively engaged in lumbering, and with his family of fine strong
and helpful boys can accomplish a surprising amount of work.
He is also agent for farming implements and for a popular fertilizer.
a Republican in national politics, Mr. Gallup entertains independent tendencies
in local affairs, and has been repeatedly before the public as an office holder.
His government service began when he was eighteen, when, while in the
livery business in Brooklyn, he carried the mail, continuing for ten years.
On Jan. 15, 1890, he was appointed post master of Ekonk, and has since
served in that capacity. For the
past seven years he had been constable, for three years he was a member of the
board of relief, and tax collector for two years.
Mr. Gallup and his wife joined the first Brooklyn Grange, but when Ekonk
Grange No. 89, was formed, they took a dismissal from the other grange, and
became charter members of the new organization.
Mr. Gallup is also a member of the James Pike Council, American
Mechanics, of Sterling Center, and he is a member, and on the executive
committee, of the Windham County Fair Association.
Mr. Gallup is a broad minded, wisely conservative, and forceful business
man, and his services to the community of his adoption are of the stable and
lasting kind. His integrity is
unquestioned, and he bears an enviable reputation among all appreciators of
reliable and strong New England manhood.
Brooklyn, Conn., Oct. 20, 1880, Mr. Gallup married Mary E. Gallup, daughter of
Nathaniel and Mary Ellen (Mathewson) Gallup.
Of this union there have been born the following children:
George Howard, born Oct. 8, 1882; Earl
Nathaniel and Carl Daniel, born Sept. 5, 1884;
Mary Ethel, born May 2, 1886; Avis
Belle, born Sept. 28, 1889, died Oct. 10, 1889;
Harry Gordon, born Jan. 3, 1896, and died Nov. 26, 1897;
and Gladys Gordon, born Aug. 22, 1900.
their ancestral relations the history of the families of Mr. and Mrs. Gallup are
identical so far as the children of the third John Gallup, born in 1646, and his
wife, Elizabeth (Harris) Gallup. Among
the children of this couple were Nathaniel and John, and Mr. Gallup is descended
from the former, while his wife’s family comes from the latter.
Gallup, son of the fourth John, was born in Voluntown, now Sterling, Feb. 24,
1712, married March 29, 1749, Margaret, daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret
Gallup, of Stonington, Conn., born Oct. 12, 1730.
Isaac lived in the homestead of his father, and took an important part in
the affairs of the town and church. He
was representative to the General Court in 1768-’73, and died Aug. 3, 1799, at
the age of eighty-eight, his wife surviving him until Dec. 9, 1817, also aged
Gallup, born in Voluntown, Nov. 17, 1761, married, March 31, 1785, Elizabeth
Dorrance, and died March 30, 1850, his wife’s death having occurred Sept. 28,
1810. His second wife, whom he
married Sept. 22, 1811, was Mary Wilson, who died March 28, 1858.
To Benadam Gallup were born the following children:
George, born Dec. 21, 1786; James,
born Feb. 22, 1788; Margaret, born
Jan. 11, 1790; Betsey, born Nov. 19,
1792; John, born April 6, 1795;
Nathaniel, grandfather of Mrs. Gallup, born Aug. 17, 1798;
Chester, born April 10, 1801; and Cynthia, born March 23, 1812.
Gallup, son of Benadam, born in Sterling, Aug. 17, 1798, married May 14, 1817,
Sally Barber, and lived on the paternal homestead, where he died, May 2, 1856,
his wife surviving him until Nov. 11, 1885.
Their children were: Benadam,
born Aug. 14, 1818; Margaret, born
Dec. 8, 1819; Sally Maria, born
March 18, 1821; Lucy Ann, born June
15, 1823; James, born Nov. 13, 1825;
Joseph, born Sept. 4, 1827; Elizabeth,
born April 22, 1831; Hannah Jane,
born March 13, 1833; Nathaniel,
father of Mrs. Gallup, born Oct. 18, 1835; Chauncey,
born Oct. 4, 1839; and Martha, born March 2, 1842.
Gallup, son of Nathaniel, father of Mrs. George H. Gallup, was born in Sterling,
Oct. 18, 1835, married Oct. 11, 1858, Mary E. Mathewson, and farmed on the
paternal homestead in the southern part of the town of Sterling, where he died,
June 27, 1900. To himself and wife
were born the following children: Janette,
born Aug. 25, 1859; Mary E., born
Oct. 12, 1861, wife of George H. Gallup; Julia
A., born Dec. 2, 1863, wife of John A. Baton of Plainfield, Conn.;
Avis I., born April 10, 1872, wife of George Frink of Woodstock; and
George S., born March 26, 1874, who married Sadie Dailey, and lives in
Providence, Rhode Island.
D. Pingel – great-great granddaughter of Cyrus White of Rockville, Ct.
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