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Re: Galloway in VA (now WV) and MO
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I am also looking up info on the Galloway's from VA. Here is some information below I found. Interesting...in regards the picture of Charles Galloway (appearing to be creole) My great great great father is a Galloway from Virginia of racially mixed descent. Would you be able to send me a copy?
The Galloway's were pioneer settlers of Virginia and Charles Galloway, the great-grandfather of Francis V. Galloway, owned a large plantation in the Old Dominion, keeping many slaves. He was a fine type of the southern gentleman and in politics was a stanch democrat. In 1852 he brought his family to the Pacific northwest, crossing the plains in a covered wagon drawn by oxen, and established his home in Yamhill county, Oregon, where he spent the remainder of his life. His son, William Galloway, attended the old Bethel Academy in Polk county, Oregon, and in 1867, was graduated from the legal department of Willamette University at Salem. He returned to the farm and followed agricultural pursuits for a number of years. During that time he was elected to the state legislature on the democratic ticket and occupied a seat in the house for two terms. In 1886 he was elected judge of the old third district, which comprised five counties in western Oregon, and served until 1894, when he became a candidate for governor, but was defeated by Judge Lord, of Marion county. Judge Galloway opened an office in McMinnville, Oregon, and there followed his profession for two years. He was then appointed receiver of the land office at Oregon City and acted in that capacity until 1902. For two years thereafter he was engaged in the practice of law in Oregon City and was then appointed circuit judge. He held the scales of justice with an even hand and his decisions were sustained by the higher courts upon appeal. After twelve years of service he retired from the bench on December 31, 1916, and moved to The Dalles, where he spent the remainder of his life. Judge Galloway was a high-minded man of superior intellectual attainments and sustained the dignity and honor of his profession. His demise occurred March 14, 1921, at the home of his son, Francis V., and Mrs. Galloway passed away January 10, 1920.