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The Galloway Family

In the time of Mayric, King of Britain, at the time of the Roman and Silurian Wars (67 A.D) there came out of Egypt, a sea captain, Grecian born into the parts of Albania. His name was Gadelus, he brought his family, friends,soldiers,livestock and settled into the southwestern coast of Scotland what later was called after him, Gadelway. Apparently Gadelus came from Greece, and sailed for Egypt at about the time that Rome was taking over. Gadelus having a ship went to Greece and migrated his bunch as far away from the Romans as possible. Generations later the Galloway's (strangers) in Gaelic terms became allies w/ the clans of Scotland. Tribal names beginning with Gal and variations thereof had a language of their own, advanced technology, sophisticated weaponry, experience w/ modern warfare. The Galloway was one part of Scotland the Romans couldn't conquer. The terms "Gaul" and "Celtic" basically refer to the same people, and these were a people who spoke the Gaelic language (in some parts of Ireland and Scotland, some still do). At one time, virtually the whole of Scotland and Ireland was populated with such people.

There are several theories about the Galloway Family as to when they arrived in America. The traditional story is, in colonial days three Galloway boys came from Dublin, Ireland to the Virginia colony. They enlisted in the Colonial Army and fought in the War of Independence. One of these boys was Marshall Galloway.

Marshall Galloway of Sullivan County Tennessee

According to his Military records, Marshall Galloway was born in 1760. He enlisted on June 27 1777 in the Continnental Army and served five years and nine months as a private in Captain Brice's Company in the 3rd Maryland Regiment. He was in the Battle of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, first Battle of Camden, Battle of Cowpens, Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs and a number of other skirmishes. He was discharged in April of 1783 at Annapolis Maryland. He was devoted to the cause of independence and had no love for the Torries. His dispositions were lively and active. After returning to Baltimore, Marshall married Hannah Watlin on September 2 1786 and soon removed to Botetourt County Virginia.

Around the turn of the century, Marshall and Hannah removed to Sullivan County Tennessee. On November 24 1803, Marshall bought 71 acres on Fall Creek for $300.00 from Richard Shipley in Sullivan county Tennessee. On July 17 1804 he bought 17 additional acres from the Shipleys and in 1818 bought another 37 acres from the Shipleys. Hannah was born in 1765 and died about 1825 when she was killed by being thrown from a horse against a tree. She was found with her neck broken. Marshall died December 17 1827. According to Marshall's statement in the Revolutionary War Pension records (S-38718), he and Hannah had 10 children but only 8 were named in the 1832 property deed, but each of the heirs received 1/10 of a share, except Thomas who received 2/10 of a share.

Children of Marshall and Hannah WATLIN Galloway: 1. Thomas Galloway married Susannah Dishman September 6 1812 . Lived in Warren county Kentucky. 2. John Galloway married (1) Ms Stokes (2) Susan Beard. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee. 3. James Galloway married Sarah Barnes. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee 4. William Galloway married Sophia Cox. Lived in Hempstead county Arkansas 5. Abraham Galloway married Mary Cox. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee 6. Margaret Galloway married John Taylor. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee 7. Susanna Galloway married James Rouse. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee 8. Sarah Galloway married Mr Johnson. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee 9. Elizabeth Galloway married Caleb Shipley. Lived in Sullivan county Tennessee

Thomas Galloway of Warren County Kentucky

Thomas Galloway, son of Marshall and Hannah WATLIN Galloway was born May 23, 1787 in Virginia and died April 4, 1856 in Warren county Kentucky. Thomas married Susannah Dishman September 12, 1812 in Sommerset, Pulaski county Kentucky. Susannah, the daughter of Jeremiah and Nancy MILLER Dishman, was born November 21, 1793 in Virginia and died June 10, 1863 in Warren county Kentucky. Both are buried in Galloway cemetery on the old Galloway farm that is located East of Highway 68 on the McClellan road that ends at the Louisville & Nashville Railroad.

Thomas was in the War of 1812. According to his Bounty Land application he first was drafted in the month of May, 1813 on a six months tour in the company of James Shackelford when a call was made on the Kentucky Militia by Governor Shelby for troups to go to Canada. The tour was abandoned, yet he continued in actual service two months and was irregularly discharged at Frankfort Kentucky. Thomas was drafted on November 10 1814 into General Gabriel Slaughter's Regiment in the 15th Kentucky Militia at Sommerset Kentucky. He was assigned to Captain Evans company as a Sergeant. The company consisted of 10 companies of 789 men, included officers and enlisted men.

They soon begin their 1500 mile journey Southward to Louisania and arrived at Camp Jackson on January 4, 1815. General Jackson said, "not one man in ten was well armed, and only one man in three had any arms at all, but such arms as the Kentuckians took to New orleans were their own private property". The Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8 1815 and was one of the most remarkable battles known to history. In the brief space of twnety-five minutes the British lost twenty six hundred men, seven hundred killed, fourteen hundred wounded and five hundred prisioners were taken. The American loss only being seven men killed and six wounded. On March 18, 1815, the Kentucky troups commenced their long and painful journey back home to Sommerset, Kentucky. Thomas was issued a discharge on May 10, 1815. He was paid $11.00 a month while he was in service. When the victorious Kentuckians returned triumphantly to their homes, they were greeted everywere with enthusiastic ovations. A song made popular during this time was "The Hunters of Kentucky". It continued a favorite, especially in Kentucky, until the beginning of the Civil War, in 1861, then passed into limbo of forgotten things.

Thomas and Susannah remained in Pulaski county Kentucky until about 1825, they then moved to Sullivan county Tennessee near his father on Fall Creek. Thomas's father died in 1827 and in 1832, Thomas received 2/10 share of his father's Estate. In 1834 Thomas bought 148 acre farm from James Holt for $500.00 in Sullivan county Tennessee, but in 1837 sold this property for $800.00. On November 6, 1840, Thomas bought 120 acres from Euclid Covington in Warren county Kentucky Southwest of Bowling Green near Rich Pond Grove. He later bought an adjoining 50 acres from Raleigh Morehead. In 1850, Thomas made application for Bounty land for his services in the War of 1812. He recieved 80 acres (Warrant #9861) issued in July 15, 1851. In 1855, he again made application for Bounty land stateing he had legally transfered it to another party, not uncommon at the time, he then recieved another Warrant(#8488) for 80 acres of Bounty Land. Thomas was elected with others on November 4, 1850 as a trustee of the Free School District #28, and they bought 1/3 acre from Raleigh Morehead for the school.. Thomas made his Will on April 1 1856 and died four days later. He mentions his wife Susan, that she should receive all the products of the farm during her natural life and after her death his estate should be equally divided between all his children. His wife shall keep his negro women, Margaret and her three children as long as she lives. He mentions his sons, Marshall, Thomas N., Abraham, and his son-in-law John Tarrents. He mentions his daughter Ann (Susan) and Matilda. (see Will Of Thomas Galloway Book D page 230) After Thomas died in 1856, the Memphis Branch of the Louisville-Nashville railroad built a line though their property in 1859 and Susannah and her children were awarded $100.00 for damages.

The Galloways were members of the Rich Pond Methodist Episcopal Church.

Chidren of Thomas and Susannah Galloway: 1.Marshall Leslie Galloway (1813-1897) married (1)Jane Croford (2)Cyrenia Noel (3)Sarah DISHMAN Galloway, widow of Fleming M Galloway. 2.James Monroe Galloway (1817-1897) married Margaret Harpole 3.Margaret Galloway (1820-bef 1865) marreid John B Tarrents 4.Jeremiah Madison Galloway (1820-1840) 5.Thomas Nelson Galloway (1822-1899) 6.Susan Ann Galloway (1825-1877) married Frances M Downey 7.Fleming Mason Galloway (1826-1871) married Sarah Dishman 8.William Logon Galloway (1828-1846) 9.Abraham Miller Galloway (1831-1911) married (1)Elizabeth Dishman (2)Annie Frost 10.John Alkany Galloway (1833-1846) 11.Harden Taylor Galloway (1836- ) 12.Matilda V Galloway (1839- ) married (1) Mr. Barnes (2) Jacab Hartman 13.Jefferson Decator Galloway (1841-1902) married Hester Rachel Horn

Fleming Galloway of Warren County Kentucky

Fleming Mason Galloway, son of Thomas and Susannah DISHMAN Galloway was born August 17, 1826 in Sullivan County Tennessee and died April 6 1871 in Warren county Kentucky. He married Sarah Dishman, the daughter of James and Margaret ENNIS Dishman November 17, 1856 in Warren county Kentucky. Sarah was born April 7, 1834 and died September 16, 1907. Both are buried in the Galloway cemetery on the old Galloway home place located East of Highway 68 on McClellen road that ends at the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in Warren county Kentucky. In 1862, Fleming Mason Galloway and Harvey Dishman, Sarah's brother bought from the heirs of John Runner, dec. 16 acres for $225. Upon this land they built and operated a Grist Mill for a number of years on Jennings Creek located a few miles West of Bowling Green, Kentucky. They sold grain to both the Union and Confederate Armies. Fleming was listed as a heir of Thomas and Susanna Galloway, dec. signed the deeds of partitions to their heirs in 1865. (Book 31 page 328) At the 1863 Estate sale of his father, Thomas Galloway dec., Fleming bought a glass lantern, one bed and furniture, one pair of shovel and tongs, one reel, blanket, loom and swift, two pieces of carpeting, one pair of warping bars, harness, shuttle and rake. Fleming also signed as the executor for the Estate sale. In 1867, Fleming and Harvey disolved partnership. Harvey bought Flemings interest in the Mill and Fleming bought the James Dishman farm consisting of 144 acres of land for $9360. which was located about a mile North Of Rich Pond. In 1869, Fleming paid Taxes on 2500 pounds of tobacco, 700 bushel of corn, and 250 bushel of wheat. In 1870, their property was valued at $10,640. In the 1870 U S Census, their neighbors were Preston T Potter family to the North, William K Phelps family to the West, Reubin P Butt and Nancy Mayes families to the North. A Warren County Map published in 1885 shows the location where they lived at that time. Fleming died during the Colra epidemic in 1871, Sarah raised her children on the family farm and in1880 married Marshall L Galloway, a brother of her first husband. After Marshall died in 1897, Sarah moved into Rich Pond with her son Thomas who operated a Blacksmith Shop and a Grist Mill. Thomas later operated a General Mercantile Store and Post Office in Rich Pond. Sarah made her Will April 15, 1905. In it she mentions all her children in the Will and that Thomas was to be the executor of her estate and that Thomas be left the property in Rich Pond. Each heir should receive five dollors and the rest of the estate is to be equally divided between the six heirs. (see Will Book 6 page 22)

Children of Fleming and Sarah Galloway: 1. Susan Galloway (1857-1934) married William J Horn 2. James M Galloway (1859-1940) married Delia Williams 3. Angeline (Angie) Galloway (1861-1945) married John H Mayes 4. William G Galloway (1864-1922) married Annie E Mayes 5. Nettie Galloway (1867-1889) married Henry A Miller 6. Thomas Hardin Galloway (1869-1929) married Madie Ruth Rogers