James Galley

22 June 1798–24 April 1861 (Age 62)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Galley was born on 22 June 1798, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Galley, was 38 and his mother, Mary Fishborn, was 26. He married Ann Whittaker on 21 February 1827, in Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hurdsfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Platte, Nebraska, United States in 1860. He died on 24 April 1861, in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States.

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James Galley
Ann Whittaker
Marriage: 21 February 1827
Hanna Amelia Galley
George Whittaker Galley Sr
Martha Galley
Samuel James Galley
Sarah Gatley
Mary Jane Galley
James Henry Galley
Sarah Ann Galley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1827Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812 · Manchester Food Riots
    Age 14
    The Manchester Food Riots started on April 18, 1812, in Shudehill. The main focus was on the potato market. By 3pm, calvary and infantry soldiers began patrolling the streets and breaking up the crowds.
    Age 17
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English galei(e), gallie ‘seagoing vessel with sails and oars, galley’ (Old French galee, galie), perhaps denoting an oarsman.English: variant of Galilee, topographic or occupational name from Middle English galile(e), galilie ‘small chapel or porch at the entrance to a church’, possibly denoting someone who lived near a galilee or whose work was associated with one.Scottish: variant of Gailey .

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

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    Sources (37)

    • James Galley in household of Mary Galley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Galley in entry for Martha G Barrow, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • James Galley, "United States Census, 1860"

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