THE GALLOWAY FAMILY
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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
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:
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.
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.
**Samuel GALLOWAY. (see below)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
- 1840 Richland Township, Fountain County,
- 1850 Warren County, Indiana
- 1870 Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana,
- 1880 Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana,
Samuel died on 10 February 1883 in Warren County, Indiana, USA, of
consumption. Prudence died in 1894. Samuel and Prudence had the
- 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.
- 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.
- Matilda GALLOWAY was born about 1842 in
Indiana, USA. She was married to Charles JINKS on 28 March
1877 in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA.
- Martha GALLOWAY was born about 1845 in
Indiana, USA. She was married to William MCCOY.
- **Samuel Marion GALLOWAY. (see below)
- 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.
- 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
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,
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- **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.
- 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
- 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).
- Unknown GALLOWAY. Obituary of Jasper
Clifton (Pat) Galloway indicates that he had a sister who died in
This is only the first couple generations of our family tree. For more
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