Joshua Whitmar Galloway
Born: July 16,1819 Ohio Died: October 23, 1883 Hoopeston, IL Will Tombstone
Father: Samuel Galloway Mother: Achsah Witter
Married: Sarah Jane Martin b.Dec 21, 1819 d. December 16, 1907
Brothers: John Galloway James R. Galloway Elijah Galloway Samuel Galloway Joseph Galloway
Sisters: Amanda Galloway Rachel Sabra Galloway Married: Sarah Jane Martin Aug 5, 1850
Children: Mary Adeline Galloway b. May 28, 1854 Married Josiah D. Moore Dec. 26, 1875 Iroquois Co., IL Picture Joshua J. Haynes Galloway1856 Xenophen Hannibal Galloway b. May 15, 1858 Lorinda Prudence Amanda Galloway "Rin" or "Rene" b. Dec. 12, 1860
Joshua Whitmar's father was a New Light minister in the early 1800's. He died on a trip to New York in the early 1820's. His wife joined the Shakers after his death. This broke up the family somewhat, as the girls and boys were segregated.
Joshua left Ohio and moved to Warren County, Indiana prior to 1850. The 1850 census shows him living there with his wife. He is listed as being a blacksmith by trade. Before 1866, he moved to Prairie Green Township in Illinois. He was a tenant farmer until he bought property of his own north of Hoopeston, Illinois in 1866. While in Prairie Green, he served as road commissioner and was responsible for laying out many of the township's roads.
1860 Census The Lorinda in this census should be Joshua's niece, Samuel's daughter.1880 Census This census lists a Zilda and Allen Galloway, both as one year old and daughter and son, respectively. Mary is also shown living there, so these two are likely her children. She married Josiah Moore in 1875 and is mentioned as his widow in 1893.
Letter from Mary A. Galloway in 1887 to Sarah Jane Galloway.
From "Portrait and Biographical Record of Iroquois County Illinois" Lake City Publishing �1893 :
Joshua W. Galloway deceased, was one of the prominent and highly respected citizens of this county for many years . A native of Union County, Ohio, he was born on the 16th of July, 1819, and died at his home on section 25, Lovejoy Township, Oct. 23rd, 1883. He acquired his education in the common schools of his native state, but his advantages were meager. From an early age he was dependent upon his own resources. When a lad of thirteen he began learning tanner's trade and afterward learned the blacksmith's trade. He was always a hard-working man, industry and enterprise being numbered among his chief characteristics. He was reared in Shakertown, Montgomery County, Ohio.
After attaining his majority, Mr. Galloway led to the marriage altar Ms. Sarah J. Martin, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Hughey) Martin. Their union was celebrated on the fifth of August, 1850, unto them were born two sons and two daughters, all of whom are yet living. Mary A. is now the widow of Josiah Moore and resides in Hoopeston, Illinois; Joshua J. Haines is living on the old homestead. He was born Jan. 26, 1856, attended the common schools, and on the 28th of October, 1891, married Miss Anna A. McGill, daughter of George and Hannah (Smith) McGill. They have a little daughter, Sarah Jane. In politics Joshua is a Republican. He is one of the wide awake and enterprising young f armers of the community, and that his life is a busy and useful one is indicated by the neat appearance of his land. Hannibal Xenophon, the third child of the family, married Miss Eva Holmes and is engaged in farming in Nebraska. Lorinda A. is the wife of George Dann, proprietor of the hotel in Jackson, Minnesota. The children were all provided with good educational advantages and thus well fitted for the practical and responsible duties of life.
In early life, Mr. Galloway was a supporter of the Whig party, and on the organization of the Republican party, joined its ranks, being a warm advocate of its principles. He was frequently called upon to fill public positions of honor and trust, and ever discharged his duties with promptness and fidelity, which won him the commendations of all concerned. He was Highway Commisioner in Praire Green Township for many of its roads; he was Supervisor of Lovejoy Township for several terms, was School Trustee for several years, also Collector, and was Justice of the Peace for nine years. He was a progressive and public spirited citizen who gave his support to every enterprise calculated to benefit the community or a dvance its best interests. He aided in the erection of churches and a needy person was never turned away from his door empty handed. From a financial standpoint also his life was certainly a success, for through his own efforts he won a well-deserved competence. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a faithful friend, and the respect and confidence of the entire community were his. He passed away on the 23rd of October, 1883, his death being deeply regretted by all who knew him, and his remains were interred in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, where a beautiful monument has been erected to his memory.
Mrs. Galloway, who traveled life's journey by his side for thirty years and shared with him in its joys and sorrows, and proved herself a faithful helpmate, still survives her husband and is yet living on the old homestead, which is now managed by her son Joshua.
From: JanGalloway@aol.com Subject: Joshua Galloway Iroquois County Illinois 1880 Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:32:03 EST
By H. W. Beckwith Published in 1880 by H. H. Hill and Company of Chicago. History of Lovejoy Township, Iroquois County Illinois 1880 pages 427 &428 reads in part: Joshua Galloway, farmer, Wellington, was born July 16, 1819, in Union County, Ohio, and was raised near Lebanon in that state. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania. His father died when he was three years old. He received a limited education, and at the age of thirteen went to work at tanning and dressing leather, where he remained until he was eighteen. For the next three years he worked on a farm in Warren County, Ohio, and then learned the blacksmith's trade, became a workman, and followed the business steadily for some years. He was also engaged in other mechanical pursuits, and farming, previous to coming to this county in 1859. He first settled in Prairie Green Township, on section 4, where he remained eight years. In 1865 he bought the farm of 160 acres which he now owns, and moved on it in 1868, where he has since remained. He was married in Ohio, August 5, 1850, to Sarah J. Martin. The first nine years of their married life they spent in Indiana, and then came to Iroquois County as before stated. They have four children: Mary A., born May 28, 1854; J. J. Haynes, born January 26, 1856; H. Xenophon, born May 15, 1858, and Lorinda P. A., born December 12, 1860. As a public officer Mr. Galloway has always been honest, and has faithfully discharged the duties of his offices. He was commissioner of highways in Prairie Green for three years. In Lovejoy he has served as school trustee, has been collector for two years, and when his present term expires will have served as justice of the peace nine years. His fine home and farm, about midway between Wellington and Hoopeston, is the result of a long life of unceasing industry and practical economy. Here he expects to spend the declining years of his life.