AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Re: Galloway in VA (now WV) and MO
In Response To: Galloway in VA (now WV) and MO ()
Dear Mr Brown,
I believe James Galloway, Sr. to be a direct descendent of mine. He fought in the Revolutionary War and received a land grant(?) for his services in Virginia. He supposedly was there at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis in Yortown, Virginia.
What I am sure of, is that my great-great-great grandfather was born in Hampshire County, Virginia (W.V.) in 1798. His name was Charles Galloway.
I have read that James and family lived in the area for 15 years or more (?). He did appear in the census records you mentioned and held property in the county until some time after 1810. They left the area to go south and west. At around 1820 they ended up in Missouri, however I am not entirely sure this is absolutely correct.
My great-great grandfather, Charles, left Missouri, went to Illinois, eventually acquired land in Wisconsin and started a family, and then in 1852 emigrated to Oregon to settle in the Willamette Valley area.
Much of Charles life is a mystery to us all, especially his years in Virginia and his travels up to his time in the Midwest.