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Here is a brief beginning to our family history.  

My family's line of descent is marked with a **.

Samuel GALLOWAY was born in 1784 in Massachusetts the son of John and Mary (Reynolds) Galloway. He was a minister for Society of Christians, also called a Newlight preacher.   He was married to Achsa WITTER (daughter of Elijah WITTER and Elizabeth STORY) about 1809.  Achsa WITTER was born on 2 December 1787 in Pennsylvania, USA.  

In 1814 they left New York to live in Union Township, Union County, Ohio.  Soon after moving there, Samuel shot a deer while hunting, and, thinking the deer was dead, he walked up to slit its throat.  The deer sprang up and its horn tore into him and tore out some of his lungs. He recovered but was never able to do heavy manual labor.  Samuel can be found in the 1820 census in Union Township, Union County, Ohio with 5 males under 10, 1 male 26 and under 45, 1 female under 10 years,  1 female 16 and under 26, and 1 female 26 and under 45.  A short time later Samuel went back to New York on a preaching tour. As his grandson Joseph wrote, "In those days it meant something to be a preacher or a Minister of the Gospel, as their pay was very limited. They received no salary, all they got was the small collections and an occasional donation. They had to travel mostly on horseback and often on foot. He was said to be a very strong man and believed in working purely for the good of the cause and not for pay. While on this arduous tour he took sick and died, leaving my grandmother with her family of small children almost to the charity of the world, in a new country with scarcely anything except her own hands and a willing heart."  Samuel died on 16 July 1821 in Williamson, Wayne County, New York, USA. He was buried in Marion, Wayne County, New York, USA. A Union County history states that "Samuel Galloway was a man of excellent character, and was a much esteemed and respected citizen; all his children now living are walking in his footsteps, living lives of usefulness, and doing honor to their ancestor."

Achsah remained in Union County until 1822.  At that time she became fascinated with the Shaker movement and moved to their settlement (called Union Village) in Warren County, Ohio where she raised  her children to adulthood.  Achsah Gallaway is listed as a Signer of the Covenant at Union Village, Warren County, Ohio on December 31, 1829.  She and her daughter, Sabrah, remained throughout their lives without marrying, a firm believer in their faith, which did not believe in marriage.  All of the other children became dissatisfied with Shaker beliefs (one of which was to remain single). They left the Shakers, married and settled in life.  You can find them listed on the 1850 census in Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio.  Achsah died on 30 December 1877 in the Shaker Village, Warren County, Ohio, USA, enjoying the best of health up to the time of her death.

Samuel and Achsah had the following children:

1.      Amanda GALLOWAY was born on 19 May 1810 in New York, USA. Shaker records indicate she left the village on 27 September 1836.  She was married to David WRIGHT on 1 September 1838 in Warren County, Ohio, USA.  Amanda's husband died in Iowa and she was said to be living with her children in Kansas in 1883.

2.      John GALLOWAY was born on 28 September 1811 in New York, USA. Shaker records indicate he left the village on 13 December 1828.  He was married to Matilda COX about 1832.  John died in July 1836 in Champaign County, Ohio, USA, as the result of a fall from a tree. Matilda died about 1841.  Their children include Hiram Ira Galloway and Elizabeth Galloway.

3.      **Samuel GALLOWAY.  (see below)

4.      James R GALLOWAY was born on 6 June 1814 in New York, USA. Shaker records indicate he left the village on 27 September 1836.  He was married to Harriet B MILLER.  Harriet B MILLER was born on 8 March 1822.  They lived in Milford Center, Ohio.  James died after 1857. Their children included John Galloway, Sumner Galloway, Hylas Galloway, and James Galloway.

5.      Rachael Sabrah GALLOWAY was born on 19 February 1816 in Union County, Ohio, USA. She remained in the Shaker Village with her mother and never married.  She died on 17 January 1852 in Shaker Village, Warren County, Ohio, USA.

6.      Elijah GALLOWAY was born on 17 September 1817 in Union County, Ohio, USA. Shaker records indicate he left the village on 3 July 1844.  He resided in Iowa.  He died after 1883, probably in Iowa. 

7.      Joshua GALLOWAY was born on 16 July 1819 in Union County, Ohio, USA. Shaker records indicate he left the village on 21 January 1850.  He married Sarah J MARTIN, who was born 21 July 1819.  Their children included Mary A Galloway, Joshua J Haines Galloway, Hannibel Xenophen Galloway, and Lorinda P A Galloway.

8.      Joseph GALLOWAY was born on 21 November 1820 in Union County, Ohio, USA. Shaker records indicate he left the village on 1 April 1837 and lived in Illinois. He was married to Mary MORAN.  He died after 1883, probably in Illinois.  Their children included Axia Galloway and Mary Galloway.
 

Samuel GALLOWAY was born on 28 December 1812 in New York, USA. Shaker records indicate Samuel left the village on 13 April 1835.  Samuel was an agriculturist, a mechanic and a cabinet-maker.  He was married to Prudence MANNING.   Prudence MANNING was born in 1812/13 in Pennsylvania, USA.  Note: She was an orphan child raised in the same Shaker community as Samuel.  Some sources say her name was Babbitt; however most (including her tombstone and her son's autobiography) say Manning. I have currently found no Shaker family in that community called Manning, but have seen some called Babbitt. My theory is that the Shaker family she was raised with was called Babbitt and that is why some knew her by that name.  Samuel and Prudence were married at some time after leaving the Shaker community.

Samuel and Prudence decided that the west offered better opportunities, so they started out in a wagon looking for a good place to settle. They came as far west as Fountain County, Indiana, and bought an eighty acre tract of heavily timbered land. They began to work, erected a small log cabin and moved into it. Samuel cleared forty acres of this land. Unfortunately, Samuel had mortgaged the land (as was customary)  and, when sickness and money troubles came upon them, the mortgage was closed and the land taken from him.  The family then moved to Warren County, Indiana, and rented a farm for three years, during which Prudence sickened and remained so for three years. In 1846 Samuel bought another piece of land in the west part of Warren County, Indiana, which was prairie, from a man that was more generous. He told Samuel he wouldn't even require a mortgage, but just go to work on it and pay for it as he could. Samuel went to work, erected a log house upon this land, and moved into this house in the spring of 1846 and there raised their family.  Samuel and his family appeared on the US census in:

  • 1840 Richland Township, Fountain County, Indiana, USA
  • 1850 Warren County, Indiana
  • 1870 Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana, Household #518
  • 1880 Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana, Household #61

Samuel died on 10 February 1883 in Warren County, Indiana, USA, of consumption. Prudence died in 1894. Samuel and Prudence had the following children:

  1. Lorinda S GALLOWAY (also known as Laura) was born on 5 July 1838 in Warren County, Ohio, USA. She was married to DeWitt Clinton ADSIT on 19 March 1862. DeWitt Clinton ADSIT was born on 2 October 1831. He died on 11 September 1894 in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA.  Their children included Frances Ann ADSIT, Matilda Rosetta ADSIT, Joseph Sherman ADSIT, Samuel Perry ADSIT, and Dora Alice ADSIT.
  2. Joseph GALLOWAY was born on 19 October 1840 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA. He served in the Civil War as a member of Company K, thirty-third Indiana Infantry, under Cap. Niederauer and Col. Coburn, of Indianapolis. He was mustered in September 12, 1861, responding to the first call.  On the 21st of July, 1865, he was mustered out in Indianapolis, after almost four years of service.  He was a farmer and stock-raiser.  Joseph was married first to Louisa HAINES (daughter of Harvey HAINES) on 28 April 1867 in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. Her last name is listed Harms in the marriage record. Louisa HAINES died on 16 January 1875.  Joseph and Louisa had five children:  Ella Galloway, Wilbert Galloway, Hetta Galloway, Maggie Galloway, and David Galloway.  Joseph was married second to Rebecca DOAN (daughter of Elisha DOAN and Mary Ann WARD) on 28 March 1877 in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. Rebecca DOAN died on 16 March 1910.  Joseph died on 10 May 1918 in Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA.  Joseph and Rebecca's children were John Galloway and Frances (Fannie) Galloway.
  3. Matilda GALLOWAY was born about 1842 in Indiana, USA.  She was married to Charles JINKS on 28 March 1877 in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA.
  4. Martha GALLOWAY was born about 1845 in Indiana, USA.  She was married to William MCCOY.
  5. **Samuel Marion GALLOWAY.  (see below)
  6. David E J GALLOWAY was born about 1851. He was married to Mary BRINEGAR on 5 February 1880 in Vermillion County, Illinois, USA. Mary BRINEGAR (also known as Mollie) was born about 1856 in Indiana, USA. They are found on the 1880 census living in the home of his parents, Samuel and Prudence Galloway.  David died on 22 March 1918 in Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana, USA.  Mary died in 1938.
  7. Frances E GALLOWAY (also known as Fannie) was born in 1856.  She was married to Charles Fremont MESSMORE on 7 February 1878 in Warren County, Indiana, USA.
     

Samuel Marion Galloway was born on 25 July 1848 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA. He was married to Elizabeth Ann TRINKLE (daughter of Robert "Martin" TRINKLE and Elizabeth Ann GARVER) in 1870 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA. They obtained a marriage license on 28 November 1870. It was never returned for recording; therefore the actual date of their marriage is unknown. Elizabeth Ann TRINKLE was born on 2 February 1849 in Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana, USA. They can be found on the US census in:

  • 1880 Ross Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, Household #252
  • 1900 Grant Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, Household #207

Samuel died on 7 July 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.  Elizabeth can be found on the 1920 census in Grant Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, Household #267.  Elizabeth died on 12 July 1925 in Hoopeston, Vermillion County, Illinois, USA. Both Samuel and Elizabeth Ann were buried in Flora Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Vermillion County, Illinois, USA.  Samuel and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Edward M GALLOWAY was born on 27 August 1871 in Warren County, Indiana, USA. He was married to Edna BOWLBY on 18 February 1896 in Wellington, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA.  He died on 1 January 1912 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.  Their children included Lucile Galloway, Bernice Galloway, Earl Galloway, and Claude Galloway.
  2. Jasper Clifton GALLOWAY (also known as Pat) was born in July 1875 in Illinois, USA. He died on 12 February 1941 in Hoopeston, Vermillion County, Illinois, USA.
  3. **Clinton Robert Wallace GALLOWAY (also known as Doc) was born on 27 May 1877 in Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. He was married to Clara Belle LARRABEE (daughter of Sylvester Joel LARRABEE and Cornelia CRONKHITE) on 8 February 1904.  Clara Belle LARRABEE was born on 20 December 1882 in Warren County, Indiana, USA. Clinton was a farmer.  They appeared on the US census in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio in:
  • 1920 (Household #101)
  • 1930 (Household #7)

Clara died on 30 January 1960 in Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio, USA.   Clinton died on 13 December 1970 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA.  Both were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Section D, Row 7.  Clinton and Clara's children included: 

  • Lester Allen Galloway.
  • Ruby Abigail Galloway.
  • Pearl May Galloway.
  • **Samuel Robert Galloway.
  • Kathryn Rachel Galloway.
  • William Henry Galloway.
  • Edward Emery Galloway.
  • Thomas Eugene Galloway.
  1. Wert Weaver GALLOWAY was born on 18 November 1880. He married Grace Mae FETTERS on 13 September 1902 in Vermilion County, Illinois.  Grace Mae FETTERS was born on 22 May 1885 in Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. She died on 10 Jul 1961 in Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois, USA.  He died on 1 September 1936. He was buried on 4 September 1936 in Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois, USA.  Their known children include:  Clarence E GALLOWAY, Harold GALLOWAY, Rachel Irene GALLOWAY, Raymond Eugene GALLOWAY, and Robert K GALLOWAY.
  2. Arthur F GALLOWAY (also known as Shorty) was born in August 1882 in Illinois, USA. He lived in the family residence at 700 South Second Avenue, Hoopeston, Illinois until his death.  He died on 24 April 1967 in Kankakee, Champaign County, Illinois, USA. His obituary states he was never married; however, according to Catherine Galloway, wife of his nephew Raymond Galloway, he was married for a very brief period of time (days only).
  3. Unknown GALLOWAY. Obituary of Jasper Clifton (Pat) Galloway indicates that he had a sister who died in infancy.
 

This is only the first couple generations of our family tree.  For more information about the Galloway family, check out my WorldConnect database.

 



 
 
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