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The info you passed about your family i found quite interesting I believe we are connected in some dna way and thank you so much my email is
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From: Barbara Wright
Subject: [GALLOWAY] 1.Tate/Tait, 2. Matthew GALLAWAY/GALLOWAY, Part 2
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:17:02 -0500

2. WILEY GALLAWAY; b. 9/9/1791 probably GA; d. 1864 Pine Tree, TX; m.
1817 Mary McDOWELL; She d. 1855 Moulton, AL; Father John McDOWELL
immigrated to America 1774 & served in Revolutionary War; c. Matthew
Campbell, William Madison, Elizabeth Copeland, Harriet, Mary Ann (Tait),
Levi Tristram
~Wiley refugeed in TX during the war and died at Pine Tree, TX in 1864.
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 75, Wiley & his brothers, Levi, Anderson,
Brittain, Nathan J. & Sister Sallie, were all born in Oglethorpe Co.
GA. In 1816 the family commenced moving to North AL.
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 76, Wiley a very competent, successful school
teacher; taught in Huntsville, AL 1820-23; taught at Houston's Store,
Morgan Co.; removed to Oakville in 1824 & taught 2 sessions; moved to
Kittakaska & conducted a flourishing school until 1830; moved to Moulton
in 1831, teaching until 1835 & then elected county court clerk until
1850; very much respected in the many places where he lived; head of a
family which were well raised, all useful & some distinguished men.

3. Matthew Campbell GALLAWAY; b. 3/5/1820 Huntsville, AL; d. Memphis,
TN; m. 7/21/1842 Fannie BARKER at Decatur, AL; She b. 9/26/1821
Fredericksburg, VA; d. 3/2/1898 Memphis, TN, 82 years; Parents: Wm. &
Eliz. (BANKS) BARKER; c. None, but raised a number of nieces & nephews.
~See biography under Matthew C. GALLAWAY in Gallaway History compiled by
Irene Dabney GALLAWAY.
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 76, Connection with newspaper busines
commended in 1836; his father was so well satisfied with his progress
that he purchased the "Moulton News" and gave it to him, he became
editor in 1838 at age 18; started 1st Democratic newspaper published in
Tuscumbia in connection with John H. Tice; moved to Decatur in 1842 &
married Fannie B. BARKER niece of Col. L.S. Banks; she later an heroic
wife; they permanently located in Florence in 1844, he owned & edited
the "Gazette" at age 24. In 1856 he est. the "Sunny South" in Aberdeen,
Mississippi; in 1857 he sold it for nearly 3 times its cost. In
Memphis, TN he started the "Avalanche" & edited it for 12 years.
President Buchanan appointed Col. GALLAWAY postmaster of Memphis - until
1862. Matthew's paternal ancestry came from Scotland & Ireland, located
in MD, NC, & GA. His maternal grandfather was John McDOWELL. [Much
interesting reading has not been included in the above bio.] Matthew
was the last living child of Wiley & Mary.

3. William Madison GALLAWAY; d. 1873 near Pine Bluff, AK; m. ? McNEIL
SELER (widow of Peter P. SELER, dau. of Angus McNEIL)
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 60, Eighth judge of Lawrence Co. Court; when
his term of office expired he was elected member of House of
Representatives. In 1859, he immigrated to Pine Bluff, AK, and with two
other young men (Owen & Harris) engaged in practice of law. Judge
Gallaway was twice elected to the AK legislature. He was a man of
strong mind & popular manners; had he been less convivial, & more
persistent in his efforts, he might have attained a much higher
position." Saunders
~They lived about 12 mi. above Pine Bluff, AK on the Arkansas River.

3. Elizabeth Copeland GALLAWAY; b. 2/4/1825 Tuscumbia, AL; d. 1868
Madison, AK; m. 2/14/1850 James WISE at Moulton, AL; d. 1871 near
Trinity, AL; c. Martha Francis, Sallie, Emma, Wiley Gallaway, Middleton,
Mary McDonald
~In 1859 they removed to Monticello, AK, Dreer Co.
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 84, James an old citizen of Morgan & Lawrence
Cos.; two of Elizabeth & James orphaned children were adopted by Col.
Matt GALLAWAY (supposedly the Col. & wife raised more than 30 other
4. Martha Francis WISE; b. 3/15/1851; m. J.D. THOMAS
~Lived Helene, AK
4. Sallie Hettle WISE; b. 6/19/1852
4. Emma WISE; b. 12/8/1853; d. 1856
4. Wiley Gallaway WISE; b. 2/25/1856; d. 1858
4. Middleton WISE; b. 9/27/1857; d. 1877
4. Mary McDonald WISE; b. 11/28/1859; m. James A. WHITE
~Was adopted by her uncle Col. M.C. GALLAWAY.
~Lived in Pulaski, TN
4. Luella WISE; b. 11/28/1861; m. James PUSSELorRUSSELL; He d. 1895
~Was adopted by her uncle Col. M.C. GALLAWAY.
4. James WISE; b. 11/2/1863
4. William Madison WISE; b. 2/2/1865; d. 1903

3. Harriet Copeland GALLAWAY; d. 1866 Pine Bluff, AK (St. Francis Co.)
on her way home from TX; m. James K. TOWNSEND, an old citizen of
Lawrence Co.; He d. near Hillsboro, AL; c. None recorded
~At the beginning of the war they were living near Madison, AK, St.
Francis Co. Together with Mr. Wise's family, they refugeed in TX during
hostilities. While on the way back home Mrs. Townsend (Harriet) died at
Pine Bluff, AK in 1866. Mr. Townsend afterwards lived near Hillsboro,

3. Mary Ann Tait GALLAWAY; b. 11/26/1828; d. 4/24/1875 Moulton, AL; m.
9/28/1851Judge James H. McDONALD of Moulton; c. Percy, Crocket Wiley,
Ella, Crocket, Minnie, Mary, Hattle, William Gallaway, Edward
~Their home was in Moulton, AL.
4. Percy McDONALD; b. 8/19/1852; d. 2/22/1856
4. Crocket Wiley McDONALD; b. 8/10/1857; d. 9/19/1857
4. Ella McDONALD; b. 2/10/1855; d. 6/14/1869
4. Crocket McDONALD; b. 9/7/1858; d. 10/23/1859
4. Minnie McDONALD; b. 6/20/1865; d. 7/2/1865
4. Mary McDONALD; b. 3/18/1862; m. J.W. ORR of New Decatur, AL
4. Hattle McDONALD; b. 9/14/1866; d. 5/2/1893
4. William Gallaway McDONALD; b. 8/21/1869; d. 4/24/1870
4. Edward McDONALD; b. 2/28/1871; d. 3/19/1874

3. Levi Tristram GALLAWAY; b. 1/24/1835 Lawrence Co. AL; d. 1873 or 1878
Memphis, TN of yellow fever; m. 10/30/1856 Sarah Elizabeth BLANCHARD in
Aberdeen, Mississippi; She b. 11/24/1839 Itawamba Co. Mississippi; d.
11/28/1867 Okalona, Mississippi; Father Ransom G. BLANCHARD; c. Wiley
Gale, Matthew Campbell, William Dixon, Mary Dixon
4. Wiley Gale GALLAWAY; b. 12/23/1857 Aberdeen, Mississippi; d. 9/6/1876
~"A brilliant youth, gifted in mind & devoted to literature, was cutoff
by a sad accident. On a Christmas day he was wounded by the explosion
of a toy cannon on a Memphis street. The results of this injury after
months of suffering, caused his death 9/6/1876. He met death like a
philosopher. His young life closed with the splendor of the setting

4. Matthew Campbell GALLAWAY; b. 6/14/1859 Aberdeen, Mississippi; m.
Mittie Lee HUNT; c. Levi H., Amour W., Pattie B., Matthew C. Jr., ?
~They lived in Memphis, TN, where Mr. Gallaway was a well-known railroad
5. Amour W. GALLAWAY
5. Pattie B. GALLAWAY
5. Matthew C. GALLAWAY Jr.

4. William Dixon GALLAWAY; b. 7/21/1861 Aberdeen, Mississippi; d.
4. Mary Dixon GALLAWAY; b. 10/8/1862; d. 11/26/1866

2. ANDERSON GALLAWAY; b. 7/3/1793or 1794 (probably Oglethorpe Co. GA);
d. 2/14/1862; m. in Lawrence Co. AL (1) Delilah PONDER of AL; She b.
1/11/1797; d. 10/30/1834; Parents, William & Violet PONDER; c. Amos
Ponder, Levi James, William Thomas, Violet Lucky, Mary East, Eliza Ann,
Emily Elizabeth, Robinson Hendon, Joseph Anderson; m. (2) 9/22/1836
Martha (CARTER) STOCKTON (a widow); c. Martha C. (Catherine), Alfred; m.
(3) Jane (HARRIS) DAVIS (a widow); c. Nancy Caroline, Nehemiah Thaddeus
~Places of residence: Oglethorpe Co. GA; Laurence Co. AL; Church
affiliation: Baptist
~Memorial & Biographical History, McLennan, Falls, Bell & Coryell Cos.
TX, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1893, p. 429-430, Data included
in son Robinson's bio.

3. Amos Ponder GALLAWAY, M.D.; b. 10/1/1816; d. 10/3/1871 Kildare, TX,
Cass Co. at home of cousin C.C. Gallaway [either Clement Clay GALLAWAY
or Clement Cooper GALLAWAY]; m. (1) 12/27/1843 Caroline GEWIN/GOWIN
sister of Christopher C. GOWIN; c. Frank Owen, Levi Penn; m. (2)
1/3/1849 Mary Hart PRUITT; Parents: Col. John & Martha (Hart) Pruitt; c.
Allen Hart, Mary Frances
~Amos' body was taken to his home in Laneville, TX, where he was buried
in the Gallaway Cemetery (presently known as the Laneville Cemetery).
~In 1851-2 Amos came to Rusk Co. TX, bought some land, then returned to
AL for his family. The journey from AL to TX took 4 months, [Katherine
was told]. He built a house in Laneville & practised medicine there for
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 84, Amos P. was elected sheriff in AL county
in 1843; moved from AL in 1847, & elected to TX Legislature in 1852.
~Memorial & Biographical History, McLennan, Falls, Bell & Coryell Cos.
TX, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1893, p. 430

4. Frank Owen GALLAWAY; b. 2/16/1843 or 1845; d. 1/12/1882
~Served in a regiment of Calvary during the last year of the War. He
studied medicine in New Orleans, LA, graduating there in 1870. He died
1/12/1882. His widow & 3 daughters were living at last accounts at
Henrietta, TX. His oldest & youngest children were sons who died in
5. Son GALLAWAY; d. Infant
5. Son GALLAWAY; d. Infant

4. Levi Penn GALLAWAY; b. 9/29/1816; d. 11/1/1817

4. Allen Hart GALLAWAY; b. 1/10/1850; d. 6/4/1911 Laneville, TX; m.
Nannie D. ?; she b. 7/2/1852; d. 9/13/1905; c. Hubert, Helen, Sue
~Like his father & brother, became a physician, completing his medical
course at New Orleans, LA, in 1874. He practiced at Laneville, TX,
where he occupied the home built by his father on coming to TX. One of
Dr. A.H. Gallaway's sons, Hubert, is also a physician.
~Tribute on tombstone in Laneville Cemetery reads: "A kind and
affectionate husband, a devoted father and friend to all."
5. Allen Hubert GALLAWAY; 1876-1927
~A physician, practiced medicine in Laneville, TX; died of a gunshot
wound in 1927 inflicted by a husband of one of his patients.
5. Helen GALLAWAY; m. James Leonard BLANTON of Alto, TX
~Lived in Alto, TX

4. Mary Frances GALLAWAY; b. 5/7/1853; d. 6/19/1854
~Infant daughter of Amos Ponder & Mary Hart Pruitt GALLAWAY. The story
as told to Katherine Townley by Mary GALLAWAY WHITTEN [A direct
descendant of Dr. Amos]: Amos & his wife were visiting the building site
of their new home with their infant daughter, Mary Frances. They laid
her on a blanket/quilt on the porch floor (or ground). Later they heard
the baby cry out. They found she had been bitten by a snake and she
died shortly thereafter. Amos preserved the snake (copperhead?) in a
bottle where it has remained for the past 130 years and is in the
possession of Mrs. Whitten, Laneville, TX. Mrs. Whitten showed the
preserved snake to us.

3. Levi James GALLAWAY; b. 5/24/1819 Huntsville, AL; d. 2/1/1867 near
Milton, FL; m. (1) Caroline RODDY, lived less than a year; sister of
Gen. Philip Roddy.; m. (2) 12/29/1842 Rowena McCORD near Moulton, AL;
She b. 5/31/1816 near Winchester, TN; d. 7/1/1849 near Moulton, AL; c.
John Bell, Harriet McCrary; Parents James & Dorcas Cowan McCord; m. (3)
Eliza DAVIDSON; m. (4) 7/10/1856 Susan Dorcas ROSE; Parents Hugh
Fitzhugh & Eliz Roberson Rose; c. Laura Elizabeth, Julia Lorraine, Mary
~His widow lived at Gordon, TX.
~See biography of Civil War years compiled by Irene D. Gallaway
~Early Settlers of AL, p. 84 - "The Moulton Advertiser" was est. in 1841
by Levi; Levi J. was a cousin of Matthew C. GALLAWAY. Levi J. moved to
Mississippi after years of publishing the "Advertiser" and died in FL in
~Memorial & Biographical History, McLennan, Falls, Bell & Coryell Cos.
TX, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1893, p. 430

This thread:

[GALLOWAY] 1.Tate/Tait, 2. Matthew GALLAWAY/GALLOWAY, Part 1 by Barbara Wright
[GALLOWAY] 1.Tate/Tait, 2. Matthew GALLAWAY/GALLOWAY, Part 2 by Barbara Wright
[GALLOWAY] 1.Tate/Tait, 2. Matthew GALLAWAY/GALLOWAY, Part 3 by Barbara Wright
[GALLOWAY] 1.Tate/Tait, 2. Matthew GALLAWAY/GALLOWAY, Part 4 by Barbara Wright
[GALLOWAY] 1.Tate/Tait, 2. Matthew GALLAWAY/GALLOWAY, Part 5 Final by Barbara Wright

Added by deborah hunt on May 11, 2017 2:22 PM
deborah hunt
from doing a little research of my own I have found that we are all seem to be connected,,, thanks Karen Gallaway mann and Debbi Markham Speight
Added by deborah hunt on May 11, 2017 2:03 PM
deborah hunt
mittie lee hunt gallaway and mathew campbell gallaway
I was just wondering if you are kin to the gallaway's Karen gallaway mann
thanks Deborah Hunt Millner
Added by deborah hunt on May 08, 2017 6:36 PM
Sue Ellen
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 91844032
Thank you so much. I've done this before and it's sure easy to enter the wrong person. I'm just doing family trees and can't travel far to check out graves, but sure wish I could. Looks like you two have done some traveling!

Added by Sue Ellen on Apr 28, 2017 11:00 AM
Sue Ellen
Find A Grave Memorial# 91844032
Rebecca Ann Pate was Thomas Jefferson Duncan's wife, not his child. They were married
19 Dec 1871 in Colbert County, Alabama. They had another son, Thomas R Duncan, born April 1885.
Thank you for all your contributions and the great photos!!
Added by Sue Ellen on Apr 26, 2017 5:43 PM
Brad Stark
Question about G. A. "Coxie" Stark
Hi, I'm doing a bit of research on my family tree and came a across a bit of confusion.
According to this entry: ( There was a George A. Stark born to Jacob and Lori Lou Stark on the same date and same area as this George Alton "Coxie" Stark that you post info on here:
But "Coxie" seems to have at least one different parent, only the mother is listed (Mary Emma Magee Stark). Can you tell me where you got the info about Coxie's mother? I find it hard to believe there could be two George Stark's born in the same small "town" back in the 1800's.
Added by Brad Stark on Mar 15, 2017 1:49 PM
Cassandra Booth
My grandmother was Lillian Golda Hix. Her parents were William Riley Hix and Martha Elizabeth Summers. Her mother's name was Mahala Summers and was supposed to have been full blooded Cherokee Indian. In researching I found a Mahala Sumner that Married a George Summers. The story goes her parents owned Cumberland Falls, kY but lost it because they were Indian and could or would not pay the taxex. They did live in the Cumberland River.
Now I have found a Mark Sumner, married to a Jane Davis Sumner who had a daughter named Mahala "Haley" Davis. Relatives in this familygroup were occupants of Ky, Arkansas and Oklahoma. We cannot seem to find out this branch of my maternal gt grandmother's family. Maybe because of these moves to other locations. Do you have any idea of family linkages, history, etc to Martha Elizabeth "Lilly" Summers and her mother Mahala?
Added by Cassandra Booth on Dec 08, 2016 2:33 PM
P Day
Lizzie Love Grissom
Are you related to the Love or Grissom families?
If you are would love to have wonderful pictures.
Added by P Day on Oct 19, 2016 11:34 AM
P Day
Lizzie Love Grissom
Added by P Day on Oct 19, 2016 11:32 AM
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