James Galloway

From: JanGalloway@aol.com
Subject: Galloway Palmyra New York April 1820 land deed
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 11:27:11 EST

Ontario County, New York, Deed book G, page 200.

This Indenture made the twenty-fourth day of April in the year of our Lord 
one-thousand and twenty between James Galloway (1765-1840), of the Town of 
Palmyra county of Ontario and state of New York of the first part and his 
four grandsons James Duane, (James Duane Galloway 1807-1889), Tomas, (Thomas 
Galloway 1807-1899), Jorge, (George W. Galloway 1812-1878), & Almon, (Almon 
C. Galloway 1816-1906) the immutable sons of John Galloway (1786-1851), of 
the town, county and state aforesaid of the second part Witnesses that said 
party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty dollars 
good & lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by 
the said party of the second part name before the ensealing and delivery of 
these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, 
bargained and sold remised aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth 
grant bargain & sell remise release alien and confirm wits the said party of 
the second part in their actual possession now being and to their and assigns 
forever. All that contain tract or parcel of Land, it being all that part of 
lot number ten now heretofore conveyed by deed or deeds lying on the south 
line of the town of Palmyra, west of land belonging to John Galloway and 
bounded west by the east line of land formerly belonging to Thomas Goldsmith, 
now deceased, to contain one-hundred and twenty acres by estimation be the 
sum more or less, meaning that James Duane takes his part on the south 
adjoining the town line, Thomas next, George next, Almon next on the north 
line said lot to be equally divided. 

Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto 
belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversion and reversions 
remainder and remainders Mets issues and profits thereof and all the estate 
right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of the said party of the 
second part either in law or equity of in and to the above bargained premises 
with the said hereditaments and appurtenances. To have and to hold the said 
premises above described to the said party of the second part their heirs and 
assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part for himself his heirs 
executors and administrators doth covenant grant bargain and agree to and 
with the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns that at the 
time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents was well seized of the 
premises above conveyed as of a good sure perfect absolute and indefeasible 
estate of inheritance in the law in fee simple. And that the above bargained 
premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the 
second part their heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons 
lawfully claiming or to claim the whole or any part then of will forever 
Warrant and Defend. In Witness Whereof the party the first hath here unto set 
his hand and seal this day and year first above written. Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of David Willcox and William Rogers. (JAMES GALLOWAY: SEAL)

From: JanGalloway@aol.com
Subject: James Galloway 1765-1840 New York
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 20:57:08 EST

THE PEOPLE of the Sate of New York, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent:

To James Galloway Esquire - GREETING:

We, reposing especial trust and confidence, as well in your Patriotism, 
Conduct and Loyalty, as in your Valor, and readiness to do us good and 
faithful service, have appointed and constituted and by these Presents, Do 
appoint and constitute you the said James Galloway Captain of a Company in 
the Regiment of Militia in the county of Ontario whereof John Swift Esquire, 
is Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant. 

You are therefore to take the said Company, into your charge and care, as 
Captain thereof, and duly to exercise the Officers and Soldiers of that 
Company, in arms, who hereby commanded to obey you as their Captain and you 
are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from 
time to time receive from your General and Commander in Chief of the Militia 
of our said State, or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules 
and Discipline of War, in pursuance of the trust reposed in you; and for so 
doing this shall be your Commission, for and during our pleasure, to be 
signified by our Council of Appointment.

In testimony whereof, We have caused our Seal for Military Commissions to be 
hereunto affixed; WITNESS our trusty and well-beloved George Clinton, 
Esquire, Governor of our said State, General and Commander in Chief of all 
the Militia, and Admiral of the Navy of the same, by and with the advice and 
consent of our said Council of Appointment, at our City of Albany, the 
twenty-second day of March in the year of our Lord one-thousand eight-hundred 
and four and in the twenty-eight year of our Independence.

From: JanGalloway@aol.com
Subject: James Galloway 1765-1840 NY
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 21:12:40 EST


Landmarks of Wayne County, New York, D. Mason & Company Publishers 1895.

Family sketches page 142 reads:

James Galloway was born April 27, 1765, in Orange County and moved to Newton, 
Chemung County, where he lived two years on the farm of John Jenkins, the 
surveyor.
From Newton (now Elmira) he came to Palmyra April 27, 1790, locating on lot 
37, now owned and occupied by his son James. He bought the land of Jenkin & 
Swift for one shilling eight pence per acre, and after clearing and planting 
two acres he returned to his former home for his family. They lived for three 
months in their covered wagon, then built a log house, which was replaced in 
1802 by a frame structure. His wife died in 1799, leaving five children John, 
Mary Ann, Hannah, Archer, and Polly; and he married in 1819 Nancy, daughter 
of James Fosket. He had three children by his second wife, James, Jerome B., 
Julia Ann. His widow, Nancy Galloway, died December 28, 1878, aged 
eighty-nine. His own death occurred July 21, 1840. To correct an error in 
another work it may be stated that James Galloway purchased a soldier's right 
at the close of the Revolution, of 640 acres in Onondaga County. This 
occurred before he moved from Orange County and has no connection with the 
purchase of lot 37. 

John, the son of James by his first wife, bought fifty acres of land near 
Palmyra. He married Miss Betsy Cornwell. Their children were Duane, Thomas, 
George, and Almon. He took a contract to dig eighty rods of the Erie Canal. 
Thomas drove the oxen. His brother, Duane, held the scraper. 

Thomas was born in Palmyra, July 28, 1809, on the farm he now occupies. His 
mother died when he was nine years old. In 1823 he moved to Michigan with his 
father. In 1828 he returned to Palmyra. At the age of twenty-one he came into 
possession of thirty-two acres of land, from his grandfather (his 
birthplace). In 1836 he built a frame house and married Miss Ruby Gifford, by 
whom he had six children, Milfred, Harriet and Carlton, Emma, Willis and 
Helen. His wife died in July 1892. The homestead consists of 160 acres. 

Landmarks of Wayne County, New York, D. Mason & Company Publishers 1895.

Chapter five, page 42, reads in part: Mr. Turner collected the following 
names of settlers who came in during 1790, 1791, and 1792, giving them in 
order of their arrival as nearly as possible: Lemuel Spear, David Jackways, 
James Galloway, Jonathan Millet, >. 

Chapter five, page 45, reads in part: Besides the settlements at the three 
points named- Palmyra, Lyons, and Sodus- the pioneers who came into the 
county prior to the year 1800 located chiefly along the Ganargwa. Some of the 
earliest settlers along the creek, besides the Long Island colony, were 
Thomas Goldsmith> James Parshall, Thomas Cornell, James Galloway, Humphrey 
Sherman, Reuben Starks.

Chapter fifteen, History of the Town of Palmyra, page 172, reads in part: 
James Galloway, sr., purchased 100 acres south of the creek, paying for same 
with a sow and litter of pigs; this tract passed to his son, James, jr. A 
large tract in the south part of the town was owned by the Rogers family, and 
west of them lived E. Cornell and Thomas Galloway.

Chapter fifteen, History of the Town of Palmyra, page 174, reads in part: 
Capt. James Galloway was a surveyor of the Phelps and Gorham purchase. He 
came from Newton, where he had witnessed the Indians transfer their lands by 
treaty, and April 27, 1791, purchased of Swift a farm, on which he settled, 
and which in time passed to his son James, jr., whose brick house stands near 
the site of the family's original log cabin. Captain James Galloway 
constructed the first mill dam across the Ganargwa, where now stands the old 
Harrison mill; he was obliged to cut a passageway for boats when the creek 
was declared a navigable stream. On the south bank he built a primitive saw 
mill, of which Paul Reeves was the millwright; it was burned two years later 
and at once rebuilt.

From: JanGalloway@aol.com
Subject: James Galloway 1765-1840 Obit New York
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 10:00:48 EST

"The Wayne Sentinel" Palmyra, New York, Volume 17, Number 43, Page 3, 
Wednesday July 29, 1840 reads:

DIED - In this town, on the 21st instant, Mr. James Galloway, aged 75 years. 
He was among the earliest pioneers of this section of county, having 
emigrated to this town 48 years ago, and has left but a solitary surviving 
contemporary of as lone residence in the town as himself. Few men have been 
endeared to the communities in which they have lived by the excellent 
qualities of heart that distinguished the deceased. Benevolent, 
even-tempered, forgiving yet bold in the avowal and resolute in the 
maintenance of his principles and his rights, he avoided all unkind controversies with 
his fellow citizens and was always ready to minister to the necessities of 
the unfortunate, and bear his full proportion of the public burdens, without 
murmuring or complaint. Industrious, frugal and prosperous in the 
accumulation of property, yet just and generous in all his dealings with 
others, and habituated to conform his living to his circumstances, he was 
ever disposed to meet his engagements promptly and honestly, and in the whole 
course of his long and useful life, never became involved in a case of 
litigation by his own means or on his own account. Except as endorser for 
another, he was never sued, and never sued a man at law. It is scarcely 
necessary to add that his death is lamented by all who knew him, and most by 
those who knew him best. HE WAS AN HONEST MAN.

"-moved to Herkimer Co. ca 1786, then to Elmira (Chemung Co.) ca 1788, and finally, following General
John Swift, to Palmyra (Ontario, later Wayne Co.), where in 1790 he helped to
survey the Phelps Gorham tract and bought lot 37 (100 acres), two miles east of
Palmyra
 --he began clearing his land on 27 Apr 1791 and subsequently built a
mill dam and saw mill on it -in Oct 1796 he was sued in the OC Court of Common
Pleas (Goshen) by Joshua Lamoreaux for falsely accusing Lamoreaux of stealing
"two bushels of wheat" from James Galloway's father (James Sr) -the charge was
dropped in Sep 1799 when Lamoreaux failed to appear in court 
-James was on Palmyra tax lists 1800-1804
- captain in the Palmyra militia, 1804
 --bought 224 acres in Michigan for sons James and Jerome in 1825
- bought Apple Island in Orchard Lake in 1827 for his daughter Julia 
-m. 1, Elizabeth Archer (1768-20 Apr 1799), sister of Miriam Archer and Jonathan Archer , ca 1785
 --m. 2, Nancy Foskett (1789-29 Dec 1878), born Mass., in 1819 
-left a will 20 Nov 1838
- husband and wives buried family mausoleum Palmyra "1
1Title: Galloways of Orange, Sullivan, and Wayne Counties, NY
Author: Nelson, Keith L.
Publication: Keith L Nelson, 6 Owen Court, Irvine CA 92715, 2002