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2014 Updates

The 2014 Winter Meeting of the Board and Trustees

Will be held on Saturday, April 5th at the Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. The meeting will start at 10:30 and will be followed by lunch.

Please contact President Arch Gallup (agallup@stny.rr.com) if you plan to attend. Members are welcome to attend and to find out how you can participate in Gallup Family Association activities.

2014 Annual Reunion

This year we will gather on Saturday, August 16 at the Pearson Farm on Gallup Hill Road in Ledyard.

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More details will be posted soon. Please know that our website is being redone. The new site enable us to update information more easily and rapidly. It will also make the Family Store more user friendly. Thank you for your patience.

2013 Updates

2013 Annual Reunion

This year on Saturday, August 17, we will meet at historic Fort Griswold in Groton Heights, Connecticut. Fort Griswold was at the center of the Revolutionary War. Several of our Gallup ancestors answered the call and fought in the Battle of Fort Griswol in 1781.

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Fort GriswoldThe Battle of Groton Heights, also known as the Battle of Fort Griswold is an important chapter in the Gallup family story. As one of the founding families in the area, the Gallups were lucky during the Battle of Groton Heights. On September 6, 1781, "more than half of the 158 men and boys who were at Fort Griswold were killed in the British attack of the garrison. Nearly all were wounded." Of those surviving the attack, twelve were Gallup men.

This year, the Gallup family returns to this important historic site in Groton, Connecticut as we gather to celebrate and honor the Gallup family heritage on the grounds of the Bill Memorial Library adjacent to Fort Griswold. This year's event will include a special tour of the Fort.

Saving Three Centuries of Heritage by the Mystic River

If you were able to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting you heard Maggie Jones, Executive Director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC), tell us about efforts to purchase and preserve land on the east side of the Mystic River. Maggie, the Nature Center, the Trust for Public Land and a dedicated group of volunteers from throughout the community are working to preserve this land. They seek to purchase the land and secure it from development forever. read more

The 2013 Winter Meeting of the Board and Trustees

Will be held on Saturday, March 16th at the Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. The meeting will start at 10:30 and will be followed by lunch.

Please contact President Arch Gallup (agallup@stny.rr.com) if you plan to attend. Members are welcome to attend and to find out how you can participate in Gallup Family Association activities.

2012 Updates

2012 Annual Reunion

2012 ReunionThis is an important year for Gallups everywhere. We proudly celebrate our 110th Anniversary of the Gallup Family Association, Inc. The original founders would be happy that their wishes have been respected and carried on.

This year, on Saturday, August 18th, we will meet at the 1730 BenAdam Gallup House at 241 Gallup Hill Road in Ledyard. BenAdam was the grandson of the first John Gallup to arrive in America and the grandson of John and Hannah (Lake) Gallup.

The home has been lovingly preserved. You will enjoy a visit to the 18th Century underground root cellar that is like taking a step back in history. You will also want to visit the family cemetery that is a very short walk down Gallup Hill Road.

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2011 Updates

2011 Annual Meeting and Reunion

Smith CastleThe 109th Reunion was held on Saturday, August 20th at Smith’s Castle in North Kingston, RI.

The catered picnic lunch began at noon, followed by the annual meeting with updates on activities, the new genealogy, our guest speaker, and a tour of Smith's Castle. Click here for photos

The 2011 Winter Meeting of the Board and Trustees

Will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. The meeting will start at 10:30 and will be followed by lunch.

Please contact President Arch Gallup (agallup@stny.rr.com) if you plan to attend. Members are welcome to attend and to find out how you can participate in Gallup Family Association activities.

2010 REUNION & WEDDING CELEBRATION

The joint reunion of the Gallup and Denison families was held in the meadow of the Denison Homestead. The festivities began with a traditional civil marriage ceremony conducted by a colonial magistrate. Arch Gallup played the role of the magistrate while Amy Scott and Jonathan McCue were Mercy Gallup and Williams Denison. Dressed in period clothing, they looked as if they stepped out of a page in history. As with all weddings, the bride’s dress was a conversation piece.  It was made by a friend of Amy Scott, who specializes in making period clothing.  Designed in a colonial style, the dress was made of fabric which was woven on a loom of the period in a traditional color and pattern.

After the ceremony, a picnic lunch buffet was served complete with British Punch and a large sheet cake decorated with both the Gallup and Denison coat of arms.  The punch recipe was provided by Gail White. The cake and lunch were organized by Anne Nolwalk.

After the lunch, Colonial New England Historian, Gail White, gave a talk on what a  young married couple would require to set up housekeeping in 1710  Connecticut.  Gail’s presentation included many examples of kitchen and other interesting period artifacts.

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2010 Updates

2010 Annual meeting and Reunion

Will be on Saturday, August 21st at the Denison Family Homestead in Mystic, CT. We are happy to announce that our 2 families will come together for a joint meeting. We will be celebrating the 300th wedding anniversary of our common ancestors Mercy Gallup and William Denison. Click here for more.

New Edition of Gallup Genealogy

geneology book set

We are pleased to announce that the Gallup Genealogy 2009 edition is finished and ready for your order. The two-volume edition contains over 23,000 names and stories of the Gallup Family and its American descendents. Volume 1 covers Generations 1-10; Volume 2 covers Generations 10-14, and the set includes a large index. Extensive research has been completed over the past several years to update, correct and add to this collection. Wills, documents, family letters, historical society records and every research tool possible have been used to provide a complete and fascinating history of our family. Click here for more.

The 2010 Winter Meeting of the Board and Trustees

Will be held on Saturday, April 17th at the Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. The meeting will start at 10:30 and will be followed by lunch.

Please contact President Arch Gallup (agallup@stny.rr.com) if you plan to attend. Members are welcome to attend and to find out how you can participate in Gallup Family Association activities.

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