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Re: Enoch GALLOWAY/GALLAWAY also spelled with one L
Posted by: Linda Douglas (ID *****9928) Date: June 18, 2003 at 20:31:11
In Reply to: Enoch GALLOWAY/GALLAWAY also spelled with one L by Barbara A. Wright of 900

I have the following regarding Enoch Galloway...

ESTER5 COLES (SOLOMON4, SOLOMON3, DANIEL2, UNKNOWN1) was born November 06, 1799, and died February 25, 1844. She married ENOCH GALLOWAY December 25, 1828 in Belmont Co., Ohio, son of WILLIAM GALLOWAY and KATHERINE. He was born May 18, 1798 in Pennsylvania, and died February 29, 1864 in Millwood Twsp., Guernsey Co., Ohio.

From Stories of Guernsey County
Sidelights on Stories in the Book
(By William G. Wolfe)
p. 48.

Much recorded history is destroyed through a lack of appreciation of its value on the part of some into whose hands it falls. In many old homes are historical records musty with age. When the last member passes out a new generation takes possession and, along with the general run of junk, burns old documents and books of inestimable value to the historian.

Mary Galloway, a maiden lady, aged 82, recently died at Quaker City. For many years she had lived alone in a large brick house that is 102 years old. In clearing the home of its contents after ther death, G. G. Hartley laid aside a number of books and documents, that otherwise would have been destroyed, as he thought we might be interested in them. And we were interested.

. . .

The Galloway family record was also rescued from this junk pile by Mr. Hartley. Mary was the daughter of John Galloway born in 1821. He was the oldest son of Enoch Galloway, who was born in 1798 and died in 1864. Enoch Galloway was one of the old pioneers of Millwood township, settling on a farm of 119 acres, two miles northeast of Quaker City. Here he operated a mill and a distillery. He was married three times--to Esther Coles, to Sarah Perego, and to Maria Perego. According to the record, he was the father of seventeen children whose names follow: John, William, James, Henry, Isaac, Samuel, Caleb, Enoch, George, Sarah, Harriet, Catherine, Mary, Elizabeth, Nancy, Esther and Lucinda. We wonder how many descendants of the seventeen are living in Guernsey county today. Enoch was a Democrat and took an active part in behalf of his party in the "Hard Cider" campaign of 1840. In detemining party adherence political heredity has long been one of the strongest factors. Have the present-day descendants been true to the political faith of their fathers?

Of special interest to us was a book of more than a hundred pages filled with writing, entitled "Enoch Galloway, His Day Book for 1836, Bought of Marin Roseman, Fairview, 75 Cents." It seems that Enoch had dealings with many people, mostly employees and patrons of his mill and distillery. We here present a few of the entries.

The first entry is as follows:
"On Aprile (pronounce with long "i") the 18th Cornelius Dillehay sat in to Work for Enoch Galloway at Five dollars per month, Washing, Mending & Making his Every day Clothing in the bargain." Cornelius was to be docked for every day he did not work. During the first few months he lost the following days:
"one half day to hollands frolic
"half day to fairview for goods
"one and a half days hauling plank for Meting house
"one day to Barnesville to the store
"one day to George Andersons frolic
"one day moving Carrothers
:one day after he Came hom
"one day to Mercer's frolic
. . .

Burial: God's Knob Cemetery

Marriage: December 25, 1828, Belmont Co., Ohio

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