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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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B. C. Gallup, proprietor of the City Bakery and Confectionery Store, Paragould. In this city are found quite a number of prosperous establishments, and of none can mention be made with more pleasure than of the bakery of B. C. Gallup. Mr. Gallup was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 12th of August, 1840, and is the son of Henry and Elizabeth Gallup, the father a native of Massachusetts, of French descent, and a fluent speaker of three different languages. He was a carpenter by trade, and after his removal to Quincy, Ill., in 1841, he built the first Methodist Episcopal Church on Vermont Street. He died in that city, as did also his wife, leaving B. C. Gallup, who was then but an infant. A guardian was appointed for the little orphan, but, after growing up, his relations with his guardian were not of the most pleasant nature, and consequently he took French leave of him, and engaged as cook on a Mississippi steamer, serving in that capacity for about five years. During this time he learned the turner’s trade, but did not put it to immediate use, for in 1857 he engaged in the bakery business in Quincy, Ill., where he remained until the breaking out of the Civil War. He then left the bakery to shoulder a musket, and in 1861 enlisted in the Tenth Illinois Infantry, and served three years. He was at the battles of Belmont, Tiptonville, Shiloh, Farmington, Corinth, Iuka, Nashville, Chattanooga, and at Atlanta, being under fire for three months. He was at Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Dalton, etc., but never received anything but a flesh wound. He was mustered out in 1865, and returned to Quincy, Ill., where he continued until 1868. From there he went to Kansas City, remained there a few years, and then went to Missouri, but only tarried in that State a short time, and then went to Kansas, Colorado, and thence to Texas, where he was engaged on journey-work. After residing in that State for six or seven years, he came to Greene County, Ark., in 1884, and located in Paragould, when there were but few business men in town. He bought a little property, and immediately embarked in business for himself. He has built up a good trade, and by his upright and honest dealings has won the confidence of his patrons. He has bought considerable town property, and is doing well. While in Kansas City he married Miss Katie Lightman, who bore him four children, all deceased. Mr. Gallup’s second marriage was at Jacksonport, Ark., in December, 1881, to Miss Hannah E. Bickel, a native of Ohio. One child, now deceased, was born to this union. Mr. Gallup is a member of the G. A. R., and also belongs to the I. O. O. F.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Greene County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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