The Gallup Family Association thanks Bill and Jane Pearson for sharing the following article from a newspaper found while going through items that survived storage while renovating their historic family farmhouse on Gallup Hill Road in Ledyard.
Norwich Bulletin – August 31, 1934
At the annual meeting of the Gallup Cemetery Association, held Tuesday at Ledyard, the following paper was read by Miss Grace D. Wheeler, of the Road district, Stonington:
Meeting here today among this honored dead it seems that the only fitting subject to talk about is the Gallup family. I think we are all acquainted with the first John Gallup and his wife Christobel, also his son, John Gallup and his wife Hannah Lake, whose coming to New London in 1651 was the first of the Gallup family in this part of New England. Then I believe to think about my Gallup blood. I find I have four strains, one each on all four sides of my ancestry. Hannah Gallup’s son, Benadam, had three daughters. Hannah who married William Wheeler, which comes down on my Hewitt side, and the youngest daughter, Lucy, married George Denison, who comes down to me on my Denison side. These girls, who lived where now one can see an old chimney not far from the old Denison Homestead, had a cousin, Mary Gallup, daughter of William, sister of Temperance, who had the wonderful wedding where the Indians came, living at White Hall; she married Deacon John Noyes, which come to me on my Noyes side of the house.
Christopher Gallup, The Teacher