John Colby Galloway Sr.

13 November 1793–8 January 1872 (Age 78)
York, York, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Colby

When John Colby Galloway Sr. was born on 13 November 1793, in York, York, South Carolina, United States, his father, William D Galloway, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Harriet Essary, was 28. He married Hannah Aiken in 1814, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 8 January 1872, in Oconee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salem, Oconee, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Colby Galloway Sr.
Hannah Aiken
Marriage: 1814
William Jackson Galloway
Thomas Harrison GALLOWAY
Elizabeth Galloway
John Colby Galloway
Joseph Berry Galloway
James Madison Galloway
Lewis Perry Galloway
Sarah Crittenden Galloway
Mary Jane Galloway

Spouse and Children

Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William D Galloway


    Sarah Harriet Essary




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 6

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John C Gallaway, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Colby Galloway, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1830 United States Federal Census

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