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Charles Galloway, Sr.

Charles Galloway, Sr.

Male 1758 - 1846  (87 years)

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  • Name Charles Galloway 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 19 Nov 1758  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1846  Calloway County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I429  Galloway Genealogy | Charles Galloway Sr.
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2015 

    Family ID F2300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Clifford,   b. 18 Sep 1778, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1827, Jefferson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1797 
    Children 
     1. Rachael Galloway,   b. 1796, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +2. Jane Galloway,   b. 15 Jan 1798, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1858, Calloway County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Natural]
     3. Thomas Galloway,   b. 1801, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +4. George W. Galloway,   b. 1803, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1844, Calloway County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Charles Galloway, Jr.,   b. 17 Apr 1807, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1896, Jeddo, Bastrop County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Natural]
    +6. William S. Galloway,   b. 22 Sep 1811, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1901, Jeddo, Bastrop County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
     7. Lucinda Galloway,   b. 1815, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +8. Caleb C. Galloway,   b. 1819, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1758 - Orange County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Oct 1846 - Calloway County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Charles, Sr. is our earliest known Galloway ancestor. He was born on November 19, 1758, in Orange County, North Carolina. Charles served in the Revolutionary War.
      Charles married Elizabeth Clifford, born on September 18, 1778, in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died September 30, 1827 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. It is thought that she must have died in the move from North Carolina to Kentucky. The earliest land records reveal that the Galloways were in Kentucky as early as 1830. They may have settled in Henry County, Tennessee for a short time, as several children were married there.
      Charles died October 25, 1846 in Calloway County, Kentucky. He is buried in the Old Concord Cemetery, just south of Wiswell, in Calloway County, Kentucky. There are no tombstones verifying his burial there, but the tombstone may have fallen and sunk into the ground.
      There is some speculation as to whether or not Charles was married before his marriage to Elizabeth. We have no information to confirm or deny this, so we will leave it up to the reader. You will note the date of birth of the first child as 1798. This date makes it entirely possible for Elizabeth to have been of marrying age, and I am inclined to think that she was the mother of all the children. Charles was 20 years her senior, but that was not uncommon for those times. It was also common for people to have married several times.
      Charles was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, Vol. 1, p. 6, History of Kentucky, by Lewis Collins.
      He was also one of the first Justices of the Peace in America, ( " The Mecklenburg Signers and their Neighbors ", Ray, The Genealogical Publishing Co., pg. 69-74 ).
      "The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was declared at Charlotte on May 20, 1775. There was a county and town committee appointed by the freeholders of each county. The delegates for each district appointed the following persons as District Committees of Safety: Charles Galloway and others. Galloway was in the Salisbury District.
      With them the real executive power of the State rested in these troubled times: promptly and summarily did they exercise their powers. They held a strict police and rigid censorship over their respective counties, and did not hesitate to put in jail or to the whipping post all persons convicted of disrespectful language toward the cause of American liberty. They executed all orders of the Continental Congress, the Provincial Council, and the District Committee of Safety. They had a test oath to which all persons had to subscribe, which was paramount to the oath of allegiance to the English crown. They issued orders to ravage the estates of the violent Tories, and appropriate the proceeds to the common Treasury.
      The thanks of the Committee to the Delegates and the Continental Congress were formally presented by the President for their honorable and patriotic conduct on September 2, 1775." From Historical Sketches of North Carolina, John H. Wheeler, Vol. 1, p. 74. https://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00whee
      During the Revolutionary War, Charles Galloway, Sr. resided in Guilford County, North Carolina. Other places of residence during his life include Orange County, N.C. and Calloway County, Kentucky. After Charles Sr. died, Caleb and William S. Galloway sold their interest in the family farm to their brother Charles Galloway, Jr., and moved to Gillmer, Texas. The family farm was located near Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Calloway County, Kentucky.
      As descendants of Charles Galloway Sr., we are eligible for membership in the Daughters or Sons of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ernestine Brannan Dodd is a member of the DAR who is descended from Charles Galloway, Sr.
      Charles Sr. and Charles Jr. appear in the 1829 Tax List of Calloway County Kentucky with only a couple of Horses. Sr. has property by 1840 on the Clarks River. He is a tobacco grower. In 1842 he splits his 160 acres and gives two of his sons, Caleb C. and George Washington, the property. George dies in 1845-46 and Sr. becomes executor of the property from 1847-50. In 1851 there is no sign of the Galloway family remaining in Kentucky.
      On the 1840 Census of Calloway County, Kentucky, Charles states that he is a Revoultionary War Pensioner. He is also listed in the "Census of Pensioners, Sixth Census, Book III, Washington, 1841 by Blair & Ives.
      One of the oldest buildings still standing in Calloway County ( 1971 ) is the house built by Charles and his sons in 1833. Only the front room and the upstairs still stand. It was in the shape of an L, but part of it has been torn away, and it is used now for tobacco and corn storage.
      Information about Charles can also be found in:
      Family Papers of M. F. Galloway Waldrop, Historical Sketches of North Carolina by - John H. Wheeler, Vol. 1, pg. 74 (https://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00whee)
      History of Kentucky Family Members by - Lewis Collins, Vol. 1, pg. 6
      Works of Ernestine Brannon Dodd Jameson
      "North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts", Vol. 1, pg. 36, folio 4.
      "The Waldrops and Galloways" http://curtispittman.com/images/waldrop-galloway.pdf

      He is buried at the Old Concord Cemetery in Calloway County, Kentucky or possibly the Galloway Family Cemetery in Calloway County.