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From: Nelson Lafon <>
Subject: William/Samuel and Co.
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:10:44 +0000
I have only a minute to respond to some of Virginia's comments about
William, Sr and Elisha, Sr., etc. I appreciate all the work and
compilation that she has done. Great work, Virginia! This shows the benefit
of having someone in a good position to do a synthesis of many records!
(1) I suppose it is the bible record that gives us the birth date for
Jesse, 2nd son of Samuel Gallimore, who moved to Carroll County, VA,
supposedly circa 1804. That record states that Jesse was born 17 August
1803. His 1880 Floyd County census record states that HE, Jesse, was born
in VIRGINIA, and that his father (not named on the census, but we know it
was Samuel), was born in NC. Granted, Jesse may have not remembed ever
living in NC if he was for the moment that the census is right, given we
don't really have another primary record to dispute it (do we?). The
contention, then, that Jesse's elder brother John may have been born in
Virginia in c. 1800 may be correct. It may be the assumption that Samuel
didn't move to VA until 1804 that is in error. Do we have strong evidence
that suggests that Samuel was NOT in VA before 1800?
(2) I think I passed this along before some months back, but it may bear
repeating. I saw on Periodical Source Index (from Ancestry.com) two
references to the settlement of a Jesse Gallimore estate in 1848 in
Randolph County, North Carolina. I never looked them up, but noted that
they were from the Genealogical Journal, Volume 14 (4), Fall, 1990. Excuse
me if anyone responded to me then about this, but I'd be curious if anyone
has looked this up or could venture a guess as to who this Jesse could be.
Perhaps the son of Elisha, Sr. Just more to think about as we seek to find
a patriarch to the NC Gallimores in the 1700's. It may have been a Jesse?!
Thanks again, Virginia.
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