Lieut. GALLUP William[1]

Male 1658 - 1731  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name GALLUP William 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born Apr 1658  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    _UID 1C640D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000F496 
    Died 15 May 1731  Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Aft 15 May 1731  Mystic, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    White Hall Graveyard 
    Lieut. William Gallup gravestone
    Lieut. William Gallup gravestone

    Here lieth buried ye
    Body of Lieut.
    William Gallup
    died May ye 15th
    1731 aged 73
    Years

    Notes 
    • Lieut. WILLIAM3 GALLUP (John2, John1) son of John and Hannah Lake Gallup, was born at Stonington, in 1658, married Sarah Cheesebrough, whose father was Samuel Cheesebrough, of Rehoboth, Mass., one of the early settlers of Stonington, January 4, 1687. He was one of the most prominent men in the history of the town, was active in his efforts to promote and advance its prosperity. He represented the town in the General Court for ten years, first in 1703, and afterwards from 1708 to 1717. In Miss Larned's History of Windham County there is a mention of him at Plainfield, in the early settlement of that town. He owned a large tract of land there near the school house, now known as the Whitehall school house. But it is not probable that he ever removed his family there to live. He was admitted to the First Congregational Church of Stonington, April 18, 1689. He died at Stonington, May 15, 1731. His wife died, September 9, 1729. They are both buried in the Whitehall burying ground.

      The following from the Providence Journal, published a few years ago, gives an idea of his character and the esteem in which he was held at that time:

      "Of the broad spirit and good cheer among the best settlers of Stonington, Conn., we may give a story as furnished by Mrs. L. F. Denison (now 90 years of age), as she received it in early life from the lips of relatives, who proudly cherished the family tradition as descriptive of a golden day in the town's history. A marriage occurred in the family of Mr. William Gallup, who lived in the best of style, for his day, on his ample estate on the left bank of the Mystic River, his mansion house being on the present White Hall farm, above Elm Grove Cemetery, the fine mansion probably receiving the old English name, White Hall. His daughter, Temperance, was married to the Rev. William Worthington, one of the first ministers in the northern portion of the township. As a measure of affluence had sprung from the virgin soil of the valley, and colonial life was blooming into a degree of luxury and taste befitting the inherited qualities of the Puritan planters, the wedding was made to comport with the dignity of the large plantation and the blood of the families to be united. Mr. Gallup extended an invitation to the settlers of the town to be present at the nuptuals. Arrangements broad and generous were accordingly made. Field and fold, stall and cellar, purse and pantry, were widely opened. The day chosen September 20, 1726, a golden autumn day in a prospered year. The invitation was honored. By roads and bridle paths came saddles and pillions with gayest riders in old English costume, as high civic and military rank belonged to the family whose great mansion doors now stood ajar. With the settlers and their families came also the friendly remnant of the Pequot Indians, then occupying reserved lands in the northern portion of the town. Mr. Gallup found himself more popular than he had supposed. The Pequots were his friends and admirers, and had an inherited relish for large and abundant feasts. The guests of rank filled the mansion, and the glad ceremony was duly performed, to the joy of all parties. But Mr. Gallup was compelled to explain to his aboriginal friends, and asked them to visit him the next day, when they should receive his attention and find full proof of his hospitality. As they wound their way back to their wigwams in open Indian file after their native manner, the line extended from the Gallup mansion well on to the head of the river, nearly a mile. On the following day the Pequots returned, plumed and mantled in their best, and closed the festive scenes by sharing all that had been promised them. None went away hungry or thirsty. Mr. Gallup's father was the brave Captain John Gallup, who led the friendly Mohegans in King Philip's war, and fell at their head during the great swamp fight in South Kingston, R. I., December 19, 1675. The family of his daughter Temperance became conspicuous in Connecticut history. One of her grandsons became Governor of the State."

      Mrs. Lovina Fish Denison, who furnished the above narrative, was of the Gallup family, being a daughter of Bridget Gallup, who married Sands Fish, and who was a daughter of Benadam and Bridget Palmer Gallup of the sixth generation. She died July 22, 1890, at the age of 96.
    Person ID I2568  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2016 

    Father Capt. GALLUP John, Jr.,   b. Abt 1615, Bridport, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1675, South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother LAKE Hannah,   b. Abt 3 Jul 1621, , Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Feb 1680, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 1643  [6
    Family ID F1628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CHESEBROUGH Sarah,   b. 30 Jan 1661/2, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1729, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1687  Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. GALLUP Sarah,   b. 24 Mar 1688/9, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. GALLUP Mary,   b. 12 Feb 1694/5, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1736, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. GALLUP Hannah,   b. 24 Apr 1698, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. GALLUP Temperance,   b. 25 May 1701, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1778  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1658 - New London, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jan 1687 - Stonington, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1731 - Stonington, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    White Hall Graveyard - Aft 15 May 1731 - Mystic, New London, Connecticut
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  • Sources 
    1. [S480] Book-Genealogy Of The Gallup Family, p.27.

    2. [S189] Book-Savage, Vol. 2, p.223.

    3. [S109] Book-Gen of Desc of Wm. Chesebrough of Boston, p.302.

    4. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #34167651 [J.M. Schumann].

    5. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #34167651 [J.M. Schumann] 7/4/2011.

    6. [S106] Internet Online Homepage, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gallupfam/whitehall.htm.