John Galloway


Born: 12 Dec 1785 in Herkimer Co., NY
Died: 14 Oct 1851 in Raisinville, Monroe Co., MI.

Father:
James Galloway
Mother: Elizabeth Archer

Brothers:
James Archer Galloway
James Duane Galloway
Jerome Bonaparte Galloway

Sisters:
Hannah Galloway
Mary Ann Galloway
Mary Galloway
Julia Ann Galloway

Married: Elizabeth Cornell, abt. 1805 in Palmyra, NY 

Children:
James Duane Galloway .
Thomas Galloway
George W. Galloway
Almon C. Galloway


Married: Alinda Drake, on 14 Jun 1818 in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY

Children:
Daniel Timothy Galloway
Lucinda Galloway, born abt. 1821 ofPort Lawrence, NY; died aft. 1899.
Archer Galloway
1Leonard J. Galloway, born 1826 Albert D. Galloway
Barnabas D. Galloway
Lafayette W. Galloway
Elizabeth A. Galloway
Jerome B. Galloway
Alinda M. Galloway, born abt. 1837; died abt. 1839 in Monroe Co., MI.
2James H. Galloway, born 22 Jan 1843 in Raisinville, Monroe Co., MI; died 25 Feb 1904 in Dundee, Monroe Co., MI.


John Galloway was born in Herkimer County, New York on December 2, 1786. He
lived in that county a few years, when his father, Captain James Galloway,
moved to Wayne County, and settled in Palmyra, in company with two other
pioneers, General Swift and General White. Captain James Galloway's son,
James Galloway, now (1903) resides on the old farm. These three families were
among the first settlers of that town. John Galloway was then a small boy,
and made the trip from Herkimer County to Palmyra in a "bag", with his older
sister, Hannah. His parents took a large sack, and put his sister on one side
and himself on the other, and hung them over the back of a horse, just as an
old-fashioned doctor did his saddlebags. He lived in Palmyra, with his
parents, until he was married, when he purchased a large farm, and lived on
it until the spring of 1824, when he emigrated to Michigan, sailing from
Buffalo to Detroit on the first steamboat on the lake, and the first trip
ever made by the boat, "Pioneer", arriving in Detroit about the 1st of May.
He left his family in Detroit until he went to Pontiac, purchased a new farm
and a yoke of oxen, and returned to Detroit and moved his family upon the
land. He lived there about eleven years, when he sold out, went to Toledo,
Ohio, and bought a large farm, where he lived for several years, when he
again sold out and purchased another large farm in Raisinville, Monroe
County, Michigan, where he lived until his death, October 14, 1851.

About the year 1805 he married Miss Elizabeth Cornell, of Palmyra, New York,
by whom he had four sons. Mrs. Elizabeth Galloway was born in New York about
the year 1787, and died in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York on March 17, 1818.3,4

Sunday morning May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Corporal James H.
Galloway, of Company I, of the First United States Sharpshooters, with three
other comrades, was sent to the front in a piece of woods. The corporal
afterwards said: "As I could see no danger, we set our guns against trees to
eat our breakfast of hard-tack, when we saw a line of infantry coming on a
by-road. The outside men were dressed in our uniform, but the rest had gray
on, which we could not see. I supposed they were our men. I told them to come
on, no one would harm them, when to our astonishment the officer in charge
told us to surrender or he would shoot us. I told him I would not. I got my
gun and kept dodging so he would not get aim on me. One of my comrades, Jerry
Brandolph, was shot in the mouth before he could turn. The other, Alvin
Smith, was shot through the hips, and died the next day. The third one,
Dwight Ford, received a bad wound. I succeeded in getting back to our
reserve." Corporal Galloway was gritty, and bound not to surrender, but
returned in time to the supports to stop the enemy's farther advance.

Transcribed by JanGalloway@aol.com
1This may be the Leonard J. Galloway mentioned in the 1880 Census
2There is a James H. and Hellen Galloway in the 1870 Census of Milan Township, Monroe County Michigan.

3Illustrated History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County,
Michigan, page 376 & 368. (Adrian, Michigan: The Times Publishing Company,
1903.)

4History And Biographical Record of Lenawee County (1879)