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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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DAVID M. GALLOWAY, a pioneer of this county, was born July 10, 1819, in North Carolina. His parents were John and Lucy (Thompson) Galloway, natives of North Carolina. The father was of Irish descent. He moved to Bedford County, Tenn., in 1823, and came to Graves County in 1838. He was a farmer, and died in 1859, aged seventy-five. He and wife were members of the Seceder Church. The mother died in 1826, aged thirty-eight years. David M., on commencing for himself, had $300. He farmed until 1857, when he began serving as deputy sheriff, and was elected jailer and served until 1861. He was appointed sheriff in 1865, and the same fall was elected to that office. During the war he went to Texas and bought 250 head of horses, and sold them to good advantage. He next went into the saw-mill business, and later went security for $10,000, and through that risk was broken up. He then moved to Dukedom and went into the dry goods business with H. F. Summerville, in which he continued for six years. Later he pursued the same business in Wingo. In 1877 he went to Florida and invested in eighteen and one-half acres of land, which he purchased at $20 per acre. He spent four winters there, and after putting his land into an orange grove, sold the same at near $500 per acre. He now owns eight acres of land with a home-like residence in Wingo, besides a tract of sixty acres, one mile from town. He is one among the oldest residents of the county. He and his wife are well and favorably known as respected pioneer settlers of the county. He was married August 29, 1839, to Miss Martha Walker, of Stewart County, Tenn. These parents have had four children, viz.: Adaline (deceased at two years of age); Evaline F., the wife of G. W. Fowler; Molly S., the wife of Henry George; Elizabeth S. was the wife of H. S. Summerville, who died July, 1877. Elizabeth died in September, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Galloway are both members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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