Benadam Gallup, II (1693 - 1755) MP

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
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About Benadam Gallup, II

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Source: Gallup Genealogy, Vol 1, page 20.

Born Apr. 18, 1693, Groton, New London County, CT. Died Sept 30, 1755, Groton, New London County, CT. He's buried in Ledyard Cemetery, Ledyard, Connecticut.

He was the son of Benadam Gallup and his wife Esther Prentice. He married Eunice Cobb at Stonington January 11, 1715/16.

"Benadam Gallup, his mark for his creturs is two half pennys on ye under side ye right ear, and one half penny on ye under side ye left, and a slit on ye top of ye left ear. - June ye 24, 1718." Afterward the mark was used by Henry Gallup, his son.

Benadam and Eunice had the following children:

  1. Benadam Gallup, who married Hannah Avery
  2. Esther Gallup, who married Samuel Miner
  3. Eunice Gallup
  4. Lois Gallup
  5. William Gallup
  6. Henry Gallup
  7. Colonel Nathan Gallup, who married Sarah Giddings
  8. Ebenezer Gallup
  9. Hannah Gallup
  10. Thomas Prentice Gallup, who married Prudence Allyn
  11. Sarah Gallup

WILL OF BENADAM GALLUP, OF GROTON, August 28, 1755

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Ben-adam Gallup, of Groton, in the County of New London, and Colony of Connecticut, yeoman, Being Sick and Weak in Body, but of sound minde and memory, and knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. Principally I Give my Soul to God and my Body I Recomend to the Earth to be buried. And touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life, I Dispose of the same in the Following manner and form:

Imprimis--I order and Impower my Executors hereafter Named to sell all my Lands and Rights in Lands in Voluntown, in the county of Windham, Except the Cedar Swamp, and the money to be improved towards paying depts, funerall charges and charge of administration. Item--I Give to my Beloved wife, Eunice Gallup, my Negro Girl named Cloe; also I give her one-third Parte of ye Remainder of my movable Estate after depts and charges as above said are paid to be to her for ever. I also Give her the use and improvement of one-third parte of my Real Estate in the town of Groton afforesaid, during her Naturall Life.

Item--I give to my son, Benadam Gallup, aboute four acres of Land in said Groton, Bounded on the North with John Wells, his land on the West, with Hubbard Burrows' Land on the South with Billings' land, &c., on the East with Salt Water or however otherways Bounded, as in the survey thereof; I also Give to my said son Benadam Gallup, besides the Land I heretofore Gave him by Deed,$a twelve acre Lot of Land in Plainfield, in the county of indham, it Being the Southernmost Lott of my twelve acre Lotts Lying at a place called the burnt swamp bounded as the same was Laid out and on Record, said Parcels of Land I Give and Devise to him, his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item--I Give and Devise to my son, Henery Gallup, that part of my Land in said Groton whereon he now Lives, Bounded as follows: Beginning at a stump with stones about it, Being the Northwest corner of Capt. Joseph Gallup's Land, thence Northwesterly a straight Line to a white oak tree, being the Southwest corner bound of Samuel Williams, his Land, and the North West corner bound of ye Land I Bought of Stephen Williams, Late of said Groton deceased, as may appear by the deed thereof; thence from said white oak Easterly with said Williams, his Land, to a heape of stones, and is said Williams' South East Corner and Edmond Fanning's South West Corner, and so bounded Northerly with said Fanning's Land and Mr. Winthrop's twenty Rods, and southerly on said Joseph Gallup's Land to said stump, with a Dwelling House and Barn thereon and appurtenances thereunto Belonging, to be to him his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item--I Give and Devise to my son, Nathan Gallup, that parte of my Lands in said Groton whereon he now lives, Bounded as follows: Beginning at a maple tree marked with stones about it, being the most Eastward Corner Bound mark of my said son Benadam's Land which I Gave him by Deed, thence Easterly to a Black Oak tree marked, Standing on the East side of a swamp, thence near Easterly to a mear stone standing on the westerly side of the Highway and at the South End of a stone wall, thence Easterly across ye Highway to a fence, and still Easterly a Straight Line near ye course that the fence stands unto a Brook, and whare said fence joyns to said Brook in the Westerly Land of sd Joseph Gallup's Land, and so Bounding Easterly on said Joseph Gallup's Land and south partly on sd Gallup's Land and partly on Thomas Powers, his land, and partly on Samuel Morgan's Land, and Westerly on my said son Benadam's Land, to said maple tree with ye Dwelling House, Barn and appurtenances thereunto Belonging to be to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever.

Item--All ye Remainder of the tract of Land in said Groton whereon I now dwell with ye Dwelling House, Buildings and appurtenances now on and Belonging to the same, I Give and Devise to my two sons, Namely, William Gallup and Thomas Prentis Gallup, to be Equally Divided Between them for quantity and Quality, to be to them their Heirs and Assigns for ever. Item--I Give and Devise to my son, Ebenezer Gallup, all the Remainder of my Lands and Right in Lands in the town of Plainfield aforesaid with the Priviledgs and appurtenances to the same Belonging to be to him, his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item--I Give to my daughter, Esther Minor, one thousand pounds old tenor Bills of Credit, accounting what I have already Given her towards making said thousand pounds (that is to say) my account of those articles already Given her to be Reconed to her as I myself have charged them and to be accounted towards making up said sum.

Item--I Give to my Daughter, Eunice French, one thousand pounds old tenor Bills of Credit, accounting what I have already Given her towards making said thousand pounds (that is to say) my account of those articles already Given her to be Reconed to her as I myself have charged them and to be accounted towards making up said sum.

Item--I Give to my Daughter, Hannah Allyn, one thousand pounds old tenor Bills of Credit accounting what I have already Given her towards making said thousand pounds (that is to say) my account of those articles already Given to be Reconed to her as I myself have charged them, and to be accounted toward making up said sum.

Item--I give to my Daughter, Sarah Gallup, one thousand pounds old tenor Bills of Credit and also a Woman's Saddle and Bridle. Item--I Give and Devise to my two sons, Namely, Benadam Gallup and Nathan Gallup, all my Lands in Westerly, in Kings County and Colony of Rhode Island, to be Equally Divided between them for Quantity and Quality, to them and their heirs and assigns for ever.

Item--I Give and Devise to my four sons, Namely, William Gallup, Henery Gallup, Nathan Gallup and Thomas Prentis Gallup, all my Right of Land Lying on Sixpenny island in sd. Groton, to be Equally Divided among them for Quantity and Quality, to them their Heirs and Assigns for ever. Item--I Give and Devise to my sons, Namely, Benadam Gallup and Nathan Gallup, all my Right in the common and undivided Lands in New London, in said county, to be Equally Divided for Quantity and Quality Between them, to them their heirs and assigns for ever.

Item--I Give and Devise to my sons, Namely, William Gallup and Thomas Prentis Gallup, all my Right in ye common Lands in said Groton, to be Equally Divided Between them to them their heirs and assigns for ever, Giving to my said son, Thomas Prentis; my Silver Buttons for Wesscot and Britches.

Item--I Give and Devise to my son, Henery Gallup, my Right or Lott of Land in ye Cedar Swamp in Voluntown, in ye County of Windham, to him his heirs and assigns forever, and my Silver Coat Buttons to him, &c.

Item--My Will is, and I order that all ye Remainder of my movable Estate, after Debts and Charges are paid and ye Legacy above Given to my Wife is taken out as above said, and also a silver headed cain and silver Shew Buckels, after mentioned, are taken out, shall be by my Executors Disposed of and Improved towards the paying of ye above Legacies Given to my Daughters, and the Remainder of ye said Legacies Given to my said four Daughters to be paid in old tenor Bills of Credit by my four sons, Namely, William, Henery, Nathan and Ebenezer, above named in Equal proportion among them, and on this condition I give them ye Lands above mentioned. Item--I Give to my Grandson, Benadam Gallup, my silver headed cain. Item--I Give to my Grandson, Benadam Minor, my Silver Shew Buckels.

I do Hereby Nominate, appoint and ordain my three sons, Benadam Gallup, William Gallup and Nathan Gallup, Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, hereby Revoking and making null and void all other former Wills by me made, Rattifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of August, 1775.

[Seal] BEN ADAM GALLUP.

Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by ye said Benadam Gallup, to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of HUBBARD BURROWS, HOBERT MASON, NATH'L WILLIAMS.

At a Court of Probate holden in New London, Nov. 11th, 1755, the Last Will and Testament of Lieutenant Ben Adam Gallup, late of Groton, deceased, was exhibited in this Court, and being proved before Mr. Justice Williams, was approved and ordered to be Recorded.

The foregoing is a true Copy of Record, Examined.

GILBERT SALTONSTALL, Clerk.

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Lieut. Benadam Gallup II's Timeline

1693
April 18, 1693
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1716
October 26, 1716
Age 23
Groton, New London, CT
1718
February 24, 1718
Age 24
New London, CT, USA
1725
October 5, 1725
Age 32
Groton, New London, CT, USA
October 5, 1725
Age 32
Groton, New London Co., CT, USA
1727
November 13, 1727
Age 34
Groton, New London Co., CT
1732
June 19, 1732
Age 39
Groton, New London, CT
1733
1733
Age 39
1755
September 30, 1755
Age 62
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
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November 16
New London, Connecticut, United States