Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Galloway Family of South Carolina


Our Galloway family settled in Darlington County, South Carolina. Galloway is a territorial name from a region in southwest Scotland. The associated clan name for Galloway is a sept of MacFarlane Clan.

My gg-grandmother was Elizabeth Galloway who married William Wesley Hudson. Her parents were George Galloway and Susanna Pipkin. Her grandfather was Absalom Galloway. Based on circumstantial evidence, we believe that Absalom's birth was during or before the 1760's. Our Galloway family cemetery is still in the Galloway family and in excellent condition on private property. While we aren't sure exactly when and where our Galloways came to the Carolinas, we do know they were here by the mid-to-late 1700's due to the land deeds and will records from the area.
As time permits, I plan to continue researching the the Galloways in the Carolinas.
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17 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I'm a SC Galloway. I was born in Florence, but my Galloway family is from Greenville. I know NOTHING and I'm trying to piece it together.
    Nice to meet you. Good luck on your hunting!
    ~Allison

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    1. That seems to be common.... Most of the Galloways I know (my family and I are from Mississippi) know very little past our Grand parents/ G-grand parents.... My last name is Galloway....

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  2. Thank you! And I hope the best for you as well.

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  3. Hello! I am a Galloway as well. My gg grandparents were Spencer and Mary Sarvents Galloway(Darlington). My g-grandparents were Albert Bruce(Sr) and Susan Elizabeth Richburg Galloway.
    Nice to see the Christian lineage : )
    Let me know if you find the origins..
    NGP
    maybe I'll find you on facebook

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  4. Hi Jennifer! I came across your blog today while researching some family history. I, too, am a Galloway. My 4th ggrandfather was George Galloway. I then follow Nathan(married to Hannah Meigs-it seems he had 19 children in all, 2 marriages), Benjamin John, Carl Cleveland(my ggrandfather), Doyle Benjamin(my grandfather), and Doyle David(my father). My line had a move to Cabot, Arkansas in the late 1800's from what I can tell. My father was born in Cabot then shortly moved to Cleveland, Mississippi where he was raised. My grandparents lived there until they died. I grew up in Pennsylvania and now live in Wilmington, NC. Is the cemetery that you show on your blog in Darlington? I am fairly close and would be interested in visiting it someday. How far back have you been able to go?
    On another note, my nephew from my husband's side is currently attending Elon. It's funny how small the world gets!
    My name is Gwendolyn Kay (Galloway) Abraham (02/06/66)

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    1. I just ran across your post. I am a great grand-son of Benjamin John Galloway. My grandmother, Amy Alice Galloway, was born in Cabot, as well as my father , Kenneth Glenn Rorie, and my aunt, Mary Alice Rorie Brown. If you want more information about that part of the family let me know.

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  5. Hi My name is Edwin Bass. My great grandfathers were Hartwell(father side} and Robert Charles(mother) Galloway, both brothers. I am a direct descendant of the original Gslloway family who settled in Darlington County SC. The family cemetery sits behind my gradfather Henry Lee Baas's home, who was was married to Hartwell's daughter, Alma. I lived at the house from 1975 until 2009. This house sits on the original settlement of the first Galloway family. My email is vacumman@aol.com.

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  6. im jessica mahaffey, but my maiden name was galloway. im from oconee county,sc

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  7. Researching the Galloway family , my maternal line in Barnwell , sc . Any help would be appreciated .

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    1. Can only offer you cousins. William Galaway born 1800 of SC married a "Mary" Their daughter Sarah Ann Galaway born 1832 married James Shellhouse born 1828. Most of my family was in the Barnwell area. All of our family bibles were lost to fires. Mother's in the 1980's and ours in 1990. Good Luck!

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  8. Update-according to Ancestry.com
    Absolam Galloway 1765-1793 Darlington (records)my gggg
    James Galloway 1730-1838!! Darlington (records) x5
    William Galloway 1700-1749 ?? no records x6

    It would interesting to see find out William's story & when he came over.
    NGP

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  9. My Galloway family was in Marlboro county next to Darlington. My father was William Alexander Galloway and my Grandfather was James Alpheus Galloway. There has been a William and James in each generation as far as we as aware of. It has been traced all the way back to William Galloway (b. 1765) marrying the daughter of Moses Pearson, Mary, on Aug. 30, 1804. A few of the other male names besides William, James, and Moses are Maston and Herbert Arial. I'm interested in finding out information on the William who married Mary Pearson and farther back. I've gotten other information about the family coming into Maryland or Virginia around 1730, but nothing definite. I grew up in Latta, SC. Many of the early Galloways are buried at Parnassus Methodist Church Cemetery on HWY 38 east of Bennettsville. On our direct line, I was the last Galloway to leave the old home area. The old family homes with in the Mallory area with the farm stretching from Marlboro County just over into Dillion County.

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    1. Wonderful news. Our documents based on Family Traditions have William's birth 1757, came to VA in 1782 and SC in 1799. Married Mary Ann Polly Pearson 1804. Her Parents were Moses Pearson Jr and Rachel Blair. William disapeared in 1812. any suggestions?

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  10. I am looking for info on Luella Galloway that married Julius Oliver Davis in the 1800's probably in the upper part of S.C.

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  11. I am looking for info on find my family my name is Steven G Galloway i live in Oklahoma and was born in Mississippi and my fathers name was Ernest M Galloway who died in 2003. If there is anyone how might able to help i would greatly appreciate it Thanks. You can Email me at ggalloway1987@gmail.com

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  12. My line is daughter of George Galloway and Susannah Pipkin, Margaret Galloway, who married Benjamin Best Jr. of Greene County, NC. She was born near Lydia, Darlington District, SC about 1809.

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  13. So happy to see this website blog. My Galloway's are from Clarendon Co. going back to James M. Galloway (b.1849)a blacksmith, who was in the Civil War. His mother was Ann, and she and her presumed mother Mary Bryant were born in NC. Ann seems to have additional children in early census and no spouse listed, hence a brick wall on this line.
    I've been to visit the Galloway area of Scotland in the 1980's and found it to be lovely with rolling hills as well as coastline. This area is where the poets and writers are from...so, if you have a silver tongue or verbose (and write long e-mails and blogs!) you might have some of those genes...just an opinion!
    Also, I had a few dinner glasses in my cupboard that I just liked the design...then I found on E-bay something called Galloway Glass (a particular design) and then I realized that what was in my cupboard was almost a match design!! How cool was that!! Also read that the Galloway's in early Virginia had a foundry for iron works. That would go along with "blacksmith" and those trades were passed down from generation to generation. Iron works would also be associated with furnace for glass making, I believe (but, I'm no expert to speak of that as a fact!) However, to this day in Scotland, there is a company that makes a version of or what they call Galloway Glass (as per their website) I've looked on Find A Grave website and they have some early Galloways listed in Hampton Co., SC. One more piece of goodie. There is in Maryland a plantation house at Tulip Hill built by a Samuel Galloway (shipping merchant) about 1755/6 that has an official historic marker that says that George Washington dined here. Here is the wiki site for a look up (and there are other sites): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_Hill

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