Thursday, April 25, 2013

Silence Gallup Brewster


When you first start researching a family, you don’t always recognize the significance of certain members of the family tree.  The Gallup family is pretty well documented and spelled out from a genealogy that has been researched since the late 19th century.  My 4th Great Grandfather, Ebenezer Gallup, was only a year old when his father died and almost four when his mother his mother died.  I always wondered what happened to him and who took care of the little boy after his parents died.

Silas Gallup and Sarah Gallup were second cousins who married on 13 Jan 1774.  I’m relatively sure that in Stonington, New London Co., CT that there were many families that had intermarriages like this one – because I doubt that there was much choice because the families had lived in the same area for over 100 years.  Silas and Sarah had eleven children, eight of who lived to adulthood.  Around 1792 or so, Silas and a few  of his brothers and cousins left Connecticut and went to Schoharie Co., NY.  I’m sure that the reason they left was a better opportunity to support their families and better themselves.   I believe that that is the primary reason why most people leave home and go someone where else…better opportunities.

Silas and Sarah’s youngest son was named Ebenezer Gallup and he was born in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY on 25 Sep 1795.  I have no idea what his parents died of…but both were gone by August 1799.  I read in some lose papers that a cousin had…that Ebenezer was raised by his sister, Silence Gallup.   Silence was third of the eleven children.  She had two older sisters one of whom was married.  I know her sister; Sally was married to Robert Babcock and lived in Otsego Co., NY.  Her sister, Margaret married a Joseph Crary in 1809 (they were also third cousins).  However, from what I have read, it was Silence who took the parenting role for her younger siblings.   Silence had three living younger brothers (Nathan b. 5 Jan 1787, Eli b. 11 Feb 1791 and Ebenezer b. 25 Sep 1795).  I am sure that Silence had the help and support of nearby Gallup family members and perhaps the older boys lived with those uncles who lived close by. 

Silence married Silas Brewster on 22 Aug 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.  Silas was the  son of Jedidiah Brewster and Prudence Robinson and was born 2 Nov 1775 in Canterbury, Windham Co., CT and died on 10 Jan 1841 in Schoharie, NY. By the time her little brother married Susan Harden on 19 Nov 1826, Silence had 10 children.  Silence died on 14 Aug 1830 and is buried in the Gallupville Rural Cemetery, Schoharie Co., NY.  You can see a photo of her grave at www.findagrave.comSilence Gallup Brewster .  The following is a list of her siblings and her children!

Descendants of Silas GALLUP

Generation No. 1

1.  SILAS10 GALLUP  (NATHANIEL9, NATHANIEL8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5 GALLOP, JOHN4 GOLLOP, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 09 Mar 1749 in Stonington, New London Co., CT, and died 28 Oct 1796 in Knox, Albany Co., NY.  He married SARAH GALLUP 13 Jan 1774 in Stonington, New London Co., CT, daughter of NATHAN GALLUP and SARAH GIDDINGS.  She was born 29 Dec 1751 in Ledyard, New London Co., CT, and died 18 Aug 1799 in Knox, Albany Co., NY.
     
Children of SILAS GALLUP and SARAH GALLUP are:
               i.   SALLY11 GALLUP, b. 30 Sep 1774, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 27 Nov 1852, Decatur, Otsego Co.,  NY; m. ROBERT BABCOCK, Abt. 1795; b. 06 Jul 1773, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 04 Apr 1862, Decatur, Otsego Co.,  NY.
              ii.   MARGARET GALLUP, b. 21 Jul 1776, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. Bef. 1860, Monroe Co., NY (?); m. JOSEPH CRARY, Abt. 1809; b. 28 Jan 1781, Groton, New London Co., CT; d. 11 Jul 1845, Sweden, Monroe Co., NY.
             iii.   SILENCE GALLUP, b. 07 Jun 1778, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 14 Aug 1830, Schoharie Co., NY; m. SILAS BREWSTER, 22 Aug 1802, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY; b. 02 Nov 1775, Canterbury, Windham Co., CT; d. 10 Jan 1841, Schoharie Co., NY.
             iv.   FANNY GALLUP, b. 24 Mar 1780, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 28 Dec 1862, Monroe Co., NY; m. FREDERICK BABCOCK; b. 16 Jun 1782, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 17 Aug 1861, Monroe Co., NY.
              v.   SILAS GALLUP, JR., b. 04 Jun 1782, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 17 Apr 1783, Stonington, New London Co., CT.
             vi.   LOIS GALLUP, b. 11 Apr 1784, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 28 Apr 1784, Stonington, New London Co., CT.
            vii.   HANNAH GALLUP, b. 08 Jun 1785, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 13 Sep 1785, Stonington, New London Co., CT.
            viii.   NATHAN GALLUP, b. 05 Jan 1787, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 23 Apr 1844, Berne, Albany Co., NY; m. (1) NANCY MORGAN, 24 Sep 1809, Berne, Albany Co., NY; b. 24 Jul 1789, Preston, Litchfield Co., CT; d. 04 Aug 1813, Berne, Albany Co., NY; m. (2) PHEBE STRONG, 20 Feb 1814, Scipio, Cayuga Co.,  NY; b. 27 Jul 1793, Scipio, Cayuga Co.,  NY; d. 13 Jan 1851, Scipio, Cayuga Co.,  NY.
             ix.   SILAS GALLUP, JR., b. 25 Jul 1789, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. 14 Jun 1790, Stonington, New London Co., CT.
              x.   ELI GALLUP, b. 11 Feb 1791, Stonington, New London Co., CT; d. Apr 1882, Brockport, Monroe Co., NY; m. (1) SARAH CRARY, 01 May 1818; b. 1799; d. 06 Mar 1829; m. (2) HANNAH WETZEL, 18 Apr 1830; d. 13 Jul 1835.
             xi.   EBENEZER GALLUP, b. 25 Sep 1795, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY; d. 08 Oct 1865, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY; m. SUSAN HARDEN, 19 Nov 1826, Middleburg, Schenectady Co., NY; b. 08 Jul 1808, Duanesburgh, Schenectady Co., NY; d. 09 Nov 1884, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.



Descendants of Silence Gallup
  
Generation No. 1

1.  SILENCE11 GALLUP  (SILAS10, NATHANIEL9, NATHANIEL8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5 GALLOP, JOHN4 GOLLOP, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 07 Jun 1778 in Stonington, New London Co., CT, and died 14 Aug 1830 in Schoharie Co., NY.  She married SILAS BREWSTER 22 Aug 1802 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, son of JEDIDIAH BREWSTER and PRUDENCE ROBINSON.  He was born 02 Nov 1775 in Canterbury, Windham Co., CT, and died 10 Jan 1841 in Schoharie Co., NY.
     
Children of SILENCE GALLUP and SILAS BREWSTER are:
               i.   SALLY12 BREWSTER, b. 05 Jun 1803, Berne, Albany Co., NY; d. 10 Aug 1859, Harrisburg, Lewis Co., NY; m. ELIAS GALLUP, 23 Dec 1824, Berne, Albany Co., NY; b. 15 Nov 1800, Knox, Albany Co., NY; d. 25 Oct 1864, Harrisburg, Lewis Co., NY.
              ii.   SILAS BREWSTER, b. 29 Jun 1805, Wright Town, Schoharie Co., NY; d. 13 Jan 1851, Wright, Schoharie Co., NY; m. (1) NANCY OESTHERHAUT, 23 Feb 1827; b. 15 Nov 1805, NY; d. 06 Feb 1836, NY; m. (2) LOIS BABCOCK, 02 Mar 1842, East Worcester, Otsego Co., NY; b. 17 Dec 1810, Decatur, Otsego Co.,  NY; d. 03 Sep 1884, Worcester, Otsego Co., NY.
             iii.   EZRA BREWSTER, b. 23 May 1807, Wright Town, Schoharie Co., NY; d. 30 Jul 1876, Independence Cuyahoga Co., OH; m. ELIZABETH MATTICE, 1834, Schoharie Co., NY; b. 09 Nov 1812, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY; d. 11 May 1888, Independence Cuyahoga Co., OH.
             iv.   SILENCE BREWSTER, b. 10 Aug 1810, NY; d. 17 Sep 1815, NY.
              v.   ELIZABETH BREWSTER, b. 04 Nov 1812, NY; d. 25 Jan 1885, Gallupville, Schoharie Co., NY; m. CHARLES GALLUP, 06 Sep 1836; b. 14 Mar 1802, Berne, Albany Co., NY; d. 28 Jun 1848, Gallupville, Schoharie Co., NY.
             vi.   MARY BREWSTER, b. 04 Nov 1812, NY; d. 18 Sep 1815, NY.
            vii.   RALPH BREWSTER, b. 31 May 1814, NY; d. 04 Feb 1888; m. CHRISTINA DOCKSTADER, 20 Dec 1843; b. 01 Nov 1822, Johnstown, Montgomery Co., NY; d. 22 Feb 1909.
            viii.   ALLEN BREWSTER, b. 30 Jan 1816, NY; d. 05 Feb 1897, Wright, Schoharie Co., NY; m. (1) NANCY; b. Abt. 1825, NY; m. (2) RHODA FORSYTH, 13 Sep 1842, NY; b. 05 Sep 1821, Wright, Schoharie Co., NY ?; d. 27 Sep 1848, Wright, Schoharie Co., NY ?.
             ix.   NATHAN BREWSTER, b. 04 Mar 1818, Berne, Schoharie Co., NY; d. 26 Jun 1876, Schoharie Co., NY.
              x.   ETHAN BREWSTER, b. 17 Nov 1822, Schoharie Co., NY; d. 23 May 1823, Schoharie Co., NY.