The Gallup Family celebrated the 300th Anniversary of Pequotsepos Manor located at 120 Pequotsepos Road in Mystic, Connecticut. The historic manor house was built in 1717 by George Denison for his new bride Lucy Gallup.
The Gallup Family has been invited to join the Denison Society in a shared reunion celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Pequotsepos Manor located at 120 Pequotsepos Road in Mystic, Connecticut. The historic manor house was built in 1717 by George Denison for his new bride Lucy Gallup. George is the grandson of Captain George Denison who settled in Mystic in 1654. Lucy is daughter of Benadam Gallup and Esther Prentice.
The Denisons have several days of activities planned and the Gallups are welcome to participate.
Friday – August 18, 2017
The Denisons have chartered the 81 ft schooner Argia for a two and a half hour cruise the Friday before the Gallup/Denison reunion. The cruise takes in the scenic views of coastlines and lighthouses. Seating is limited to the first 48 people to register. Cost is $50/person. To register, please call the Denison Homestead at 860-536-9248 to purchase tickets with a credit card. Payments by check can be submitted to: Denison Society, Inc. P.O. Box 42 Mystic, CT 06355.
The 2016 Gallup Family Reunion took place on Gallup Hill Road in Ledyard, CT. Once again, Bill and Jane Pearson have graciously hosted the event. The day started off with a Board of Trustees meeting and the GFA annual meeting and elections. The meeting was followed by a luncheon that included BBQ chicken, ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, summer salad, and corn on the cob, desserts and beverages.
Connecticut State Historian Dr. Walter Woodward and his Band of Steady Habits gave a musical performance on “What Makes Connecticut, Connecticut?” A slide show of notable places throughout Connecticut accompanied the music.
The second guest speaker was Lindsay Randall and her presentation, “Udder Destruction.” Ms. Randall provided a historic and entertaining look at the role of dairy farming in the creation of 17th Century New England. She first developed an interest in early ceramics discovered during excavations at Plimoth Plantation. Many of the discoveries included remnants of redware that was often used for the storage of dairy products. One of her favorite discoveries was that you could even pay your taxes with butter. The arrival of cows was historically very important because it was the end of the period of starvation for colonists.