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Galiga's / Gallagher's of Arkansas





Mary Jane (Wallis) Galiga / Galligher


My ggGranny


My great Granny was born Mary Floyd Galligher, on July 2, 1889 in Boone County, Arkansas.   Her mother was Mary Jane Wallis who was born about 1862 in the same county.  WILLIAM T. GALLIGHER settled in the Marshall Prairie (now Western Grove) area of Newton County, AR. He married Mary J. Wallis on November 20, 1879. He was 33 and she was 18. They had 11 children, but only 9 survived infancy. He owned his own land and paid taxes in 1890.  He died most likely in the early 1900's.  According to Illinois Civil War Roster.........
William T Gallagher, 5; 8"..brown hair, blue eyes, dark complexion.  He was born 1845 in Bedford County, Tennessee.  He enlisted April 13, 1862 at McCleansboro, IL (where he resided)
and was mustered out November 5, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

Name:    William Gallagher
Company:    A  
Unit:    6 Illinois Cavalry.  
Rank - Induction:    Private  
Rank - Discharge:    Private  
Allegiance:    Union  

Mary Floyd Gallagher married William Henry Phillips about 1904 or 5.  They moved to Okeene, Oklahoma and had three children; Ola, Norman Allen and Clarence Henry.  Even though they lived in Oklahoma, all three of these children were born in Valley Springs, Arkansas.  Mary went home to her Mama all three times to have her children.

Claude Gallagher married a man by the name of Bethany.  That is all I know of her. 

Mary Floyd (Gallagher) Phillips passed away February of 1986 in Bristow, Oklahoma where she is buried.  Her Mama, Mary Jane died sometime after 1928 in Boone County.   If you recognize any of these names, please contact me.  The names which have an * beside them are my direct ancestors.  


Descendants of Joseph Galiga / Gallagher

 
Generation No. 1

 

1.  *JOSEPH GALLAGHER  was born December 08, 1818 in Tennessee, and died November 12, 1878 in Texas.  He married NANCY TAYLOR Bef. 1840 in Tennessee, daughter of WILLIAM TAYLOR.  She was born 1820 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1880 in Arkansas.

 

Notes for JOSEPH GALLAGHER:

He came to Texas in the early fall of 1878. The family came to

Texas from Golconda, Illinois.

 

The family shows up in the 1850 & 1860 Census in Charleston, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 

 

Inscription reads on his tombstone:

"Remember friends as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, now soon must be, Prepare for deathe and follow me."

 

 
More About J
OSEPH GALLAGHER:

Burial: Covington Cemetery, Covington, Texas

     

Children of JOSEPH GALLAGHER and NANCY TAYLOR are:

                   i.    RACHEL GALLAGHER, b. 1840, Tennessee.

                  ii.    SARAH GALLAGHER, b. 1842, Tennessee.

2.              iii.    *WILLIAM T GALLAGHER, b. 1844, Bedford Co., Tennessee; d. May 16, 1899, Newton County, Arkansas.

                 iv.    JOSEPH B GALLAGHER, b. 1847, Tennessee; m. MELVINA E YATES, May 29, 1871, Pope County, Illinois.

3.               v.    JOHN T GALLAGHER, b. 1852, Kentucky; d. 1936, Itasca, Texas.

                 vi.    THURSY GALLAGHER, b. 1856, Kentucky.

                vii.    MARY L GALLAGHER, b. 1859, Kentucky.

               viii.    FRANCIS GALLAGHER, b. 1861, Kentucky.

                  ix.    P. WILLIAM GALLAGHER, b. December 18, 1874; d. October 18, 1898, Midlothian Ellis Co., Texas.

 

Notes for P. WILLIAM GALLAGHER:

Not sure if this is Nancy's and Joseph's son.  Found him living with Nancy in Washington Co Arkansas 1880 Census.  

 

 

Generation No. 2
 

2.  WILLIAM T3 GALLAGHER (JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born 1844 in Bedford Co., Tennessee, and died May 16, 1899 in Newton County, Arkansas.  He married MARY JANE WALLIS November 20, 1879 in Newton Co., Arkansas, daughter of EDWARD WALLIS and MARY MORRIS.  She was born December 1863 in Boone County, Arkansas, and died May 20, 1941 in Boone County, Arkansas.

 

Notes for WILLIAM T GALLAGHER:

William T. Galligher settled in the Marshall Prairie (now Western Grove) area of Newton County, AR. He married Mary J. Wallis on November 20, 1879. He was 33 and she was 18. They had 11 children, but only 9 survived infancy. He owned his own land and paid taxes in 1890.  According to Civil War Pension Index, William became an invalid in 1890. 

 

There was a Gallagher that owned 160 acres of land around Boone County, Arkansas.

Eoff Cemetery in Boone Co.

96. Floyd, Capt. E. N. - 25 July 1829 - 25 June 1904 Mason 8th Ark. Vol. (wf./Martha)

97. Floyd, Ertie - 30 Nov. 1886 - 8 Apr. 1888 dau./Dr. C. J. & F.

98. Floyd, Martha - 5 Sept. 1822 - 23 Jan. 1911 (next to E. N.) (wf.)

*99. Gallagher, Marvin - 8 Aug. 1893 son/W. T. & M. J.

*100. Gallager, W. T. - 2n d Co. A 6 Ill. Cav. (federal military mkr.) UNION

(a fieldstone beside this no inscription)

 

According to Illinois Civil War Roster.........

William T Gallagher, 5; 8"..brown hair, blue eyes, dark complexion.  He was born 1845 in Bedford County, Tennessee.  He enlisted April 13, 1862 at McCleansboro, IL (where he resided)  and was mustered out November 5, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

 

Name:    William Gallagher ,  

Residence:    McLeansboro, Illinois 

Enlistment Date:    15 April 1864 

Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

Side Served:    Union 

State Served:    Illinois 

Unit Numbers:    250 250 

Service Record:    Enlisted as a Private on 15 April 1864

Enlisted in Company A, 6th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 13 May 1864.

Mustered out Company A, 6th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 05 November 1865 in Selma, AL

 

 

Name:    William Gallagher

Company:    A 

Unit:    6 Illinois Cavalry. 

Rank - Induction:    Private 

Rank - Discharge:    Private 

Allegiance:    Union 

 

 

William was my 2nd great Grandfather.

 

More About WILLIAM T GALLAGHER:

Burial: Eoff Cemetery, Boone Co., Arkansas

Military service: Bet. 1862 - 1865, Illinois 6th Calv. Co. A

 

Notes for MARY JANE WALLIS:

Married William T Galiga / Galiger

 

1900 Newton Co. Arkansas  Census 

Mary Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1854  Arkansas  White Head widowed

Charly Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1881  Arkansas  White Son

Lizzy Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1883  Arkansas  White Daughter   

John Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1884 Arkansas White Son

William G. "Buck" Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1888  Arkansas  White Son

Azro Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1890  Arkansas  White Son   

Marvin Floyd "Crack" Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1892  Arkansas  White Son   

Mary Floyd Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1894  Arkansas  White Daughter   

Claudia Galigah Prairie, Newton, Arkansas abt 1896  Arkansas  White Daughter

 

In 1910 Newton co. Prairie Twp. Mary J Gallagher age 46 is living with both sons, Azro E. age 21 and William G. age 24.

 

1920 Jefferson twp Boone Co. Arkansas living with son James O. Gallagher and family, and son, David H Wallace.

 

1930 Jefferson Twp Newton Co. Arkansas living with son, David H Wallace and family.

 

Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 

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Name:    Mary J Galiger

Estimated Birth Year:    1860 

Age:    81 

Gender:    Female 

Race:    White

Death Day:    20

Death Month:    May 

Death Year:    1941 

County:    Boone 

Volume Number:    32 

Roll Number:    1941 

Certificate Number:    66 

  

More About MARY JANE WALLIS:  Burial: Maplewood Cemetery

     

Children of WILLIAM GALLAGHER and MARY WALLIS are:

                   i.    LISEY GALLAGHER, b. July 1882.  

 

Notes for LISEY GALLAGHER:

Elizabeth Galliger

 

4.               ii.    JOHN GALLAGHER, b. 1883.

5.              iii.    WILLIAM G. GALLAGHER, b. 1886.

6.              iv.   * MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER, b. July 02, 1889, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. February 1986, Bristow, Oklahoma.

                  v.    CHARLEY GALLAGHER, b. October 1889, Arkansas; m. ADA; b. 1884, Tennessee.

 

Notes for CHARLEY GALLAGHER:

Name:    Charlie B Galgher

Age in 1910:    28 

Estimated birth year:    abt 1882 

Birthplace:    Arkansas 

Home in 1910:    7-Pct, Dallas, Texas

Neighbors:    View Results 

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Series:    T624 

Roll:    1544 

Part:    2 

Page:    250A

Year:    1910 

 

Name:    Charlie Galagher

Age:    41

Estimated birth year:    abt 1889 

Birthplace:    Arkansas 

Relation to head-of-house:    Head 

Spouse's Name:    Ada Galagher

Race:    White 

Home in 1930:    Dallas, Dallas, Texas

 

Image source:    Year: 1930; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: 2320; Page: 34A; Enumeration District: 93; Image: 851.0.

 

 

7.              vi.    AZRO E. GALLAGHER, b. 1890.

8.             vii.    JAMES O. GALLAGHER, b. April 20, 1891; d. August 08, 1960, Newton Co. Arkansas.

               viii.    MARVIN FLOYD GALLAGHER, b. July 1893; d. August 09, 1893.

 

Notes for MARVIN FLOYD GALLAGHER:

Eoff Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas

96. Floyd, Capt. E. N. - 25 July 1829 - 25 June 1904 Mason  8th Ark.Vol.(wf./Martha)

97. Floyd, Ertie - 30 Nov. 1886 - 8 Apr. 1888 dau./Dr. C. J. & F.

98. Floyd, Martha - 5 Sept. 1822 - 23 Jan. 1911 (next to E. N.) (wf.)

99. Gallagher, Marvin - 8 Aug. 1893 son/W. T. & M. J.

100. Galliger, W. T. - n d Co. A 6 Ill. Cav. (federal military mkr.) (a fieldstone beside this no inscription) This is the father of Mary Floyd Galliger.  My ggGrandfather.

 

9.               ix.    CLAUDIA GALLAGHER, b. March 25, 1895, Arkansas.

 

 

3.  JOHN T3 GALLAGHER (JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born 1852 in Kentucky, and died 1936 in Itasca, Texas.  He married ALVAIRA GILLIAM. 

 

Notes for JOHN T GALLAGHER:

J. T. came to Texas in 1872, about 6 years before his parents.  He was a Baptist minister.

     

Child of JOHN GALLAGHER and ALVAIRA GILLIAM is:

10.              i.    JOHN4 GALLAGHER, b. Covington, Texas; d. Covington, Texas.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  JOHN4 GALLAGHER (WILLIAM T3, JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born 1883.  He married KATHRYN PHALEN. 

     

Child of JOHN GALLAGHER and KATHRYN PHALEN is:

                   i.    SHELIA JEAN5 GALLAGHER, m. DALE DEAN, August 12, 1956, Newton Co., Arkansas.

 

 

5.  WILLIAM G.4 GALLAGHER (WILLIAM T3, JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born 1886.  He married NANCY BETHANY December 25, 1904 in Newton Co., Arkansas. 

 

Notes for WILLIAM G. GALLAGHER:

Name:    William G Gallagher

Age in 1910:    24 

Estimated birth year:    1885

Birthplace:    Arkansas 

Home in 1910:    PRAIRIE TWP, Newton, Arkansas

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Series:    T624 

Roll:    59 

Part:    1 

Page:    39B

Year:    1910 

 

     

Children of WILLIAM GALLAGHER and NANCY BETHANY are:

                   i.    ADA5 GALLAGHER.

                  ii.    OTIS GALLAGHER.

 

 

6.  *MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER (WILLIAM T, JOSEPH) was born July 02, 1889 in Valley Springs, Arkansas, and died February 1986 in Bristow, Oklahoma.  She married WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS March 16, 1905 in Valley Springs, Arkansas, son of JAMES PHILLIPS and HANNIE FERBER.  He was born August 13, 1889 in Mt. Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, and died December 18, 1949 in Bristow, Oklahoma.

 

Notes for MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER:

All three children that Mary and William had were born in Valley Springs, Arkansas, where Mary's Mother lived.  No matter where they were living, Mary always went home to her Mother to have her babies.

Granny was a hard working woman.  She canned peaches, blackberries, did wash ing (using a washboard) and ironing for people.  When they had chickens, she sold eggs.

 

More About MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER:

Baptism (LDS): buried in Bristow, Oklahoma

Burial: 1986, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Bristow, OK

 

Notes for *WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS:

"Willie" passed on Dec. 18, 1949 at Bristow, Okla.  60 yrs. 4 mos. 5 days  He worked in oil fields.

 

Name:    W H Phillips

Age:    30 years 

Estimated birth year:    abt 1890 

Birthplace:    Iowa 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920:    Beggs, Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Roll:    T625_1475 

Page:    19B 

ED:    105 

Image:    963 

 

 

Name:    William H Phillips

Age:    40

Estimated birth year:    abt 1890 

Birthplace:    Iowa 

Relation to head-of-house:    Head 

Spouse's Name:    Mary Phillips

Race:    White 

Home in 1930:    Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma

 

Image source:    Year: 1930; Census Place: Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma; Roll: 1900; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 102.0.

 

 

More About WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS:

Burial: 1949, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Bristow, OK

Occupation: Oil worker

     

Children of MARY GALLAGHER and WILLIAM PHILLIPS are:

                   i.    OLA5 PHILLIPS, b. June 15, 1906, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. February 25, 1991, Tulsa, Oklahoma; m. RILEY WALDRIP; b. October 29, 1895; d. June 1960.

 

Notes for OLA PHILLIPS:

Parent's were living in Kansas when Ola was born.

Ola and Riley had no children.

Services for Ola

2:00 P.M. March 4, 1991

Schumacher Funeral Chapel

Bristow, Oklahoma

officiating

Rev. Gene Jackson

interment

Magnolia Memorial Gardens

Bristow, Oklahoma

 

More About OLA PHILLIPS:

Burial: March 04, 1991, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Bristow, OK

 

More About RILEY WALDRIP:

Burial: 1960, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Bristow, OK

 

                  ii.    NORMAN ALLEN PHILLIPS, b. June 12, 1912, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. October 25, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri; m. MARY MAXINE SUMNER, June 18, 1934, Bristow, Oklahoma; b. May 16, 1916, Cureall, Howell Co, MO.

 

Notes for NORMAN ALLEN PHILLIPS:

Name:    Norman A. Phillips

SSN:    440-05-1732 

Last Residence:    63136  Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Born:    12 Jan 1912

Died:    26 Oct 2001

State (Year) SSN issued:    Oklahoma (Before 1951 )

 

 

More About NORMAN ALLEN PHILLIPS:

Alias: "Short"

Occupation: Monsanto

Social Security Number: 440-05-1732

 

                 iii.   * CLARENCE HENRY PHILLIPS, b. October 22, 1913, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. January 09, 2002, Casper, Wyoming; m. MILDRED ANN BAKER, July 24, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma; b. April 29, 1916, Allen, Oklahoma.

 

Notes for CLARENCE HENRY PHILLIPS:

Clarence Henry or "Red" as he is known, went to Bristow High School.  He was on the track team and played football there. The Bristow High School football team went to State in the 1920's.  They beat Sapula 7 to 6.  Red made the touchdown and the extra kick that won the game.  He received letters from Notre Dame and Penn State offering him scholarships.  He declined and went to Tulsa University where he was a football and track star.  Red, "alone" qualified to go to Oklahoma City for state track to represent Bristow.  He won the 100, 220, 440 and placed high in the high and low hurdles and pole vault.  Red then went to the Drake Relays and to the National's in Chicago, where he met Jesse Owens.  In the first race Red beat Jesse Owens.  In the next, he hit a hurdle and fell down, but still got 3rd place.  Jesse Owens borrowed Red's shoes for the race in which he won.  My Grandpa, Red, kept those shoes and gave one to each of his son's.

He was asked to go to the Olympics and enter the decathelon in 10 events, but he didn't.  Instead, he married my Grandma and stayed in Oklahoma until he went to work for Gulf Oil where he was employed for over 40 years.

When "Red" was younger, he delivered his Mother's washings in his little wagon. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for her.  He worshipped his Mother.  If she was canning two bushels of peaches, he would be helping her, if it took all day.  That meant washing jars, peeling peaches, getting them ready to put in the pressure cooker, a few at a time, or bringing them to a boil, then canning them.

He and his Father would go out and pick about two bushels of wild blackberries; then "Red" and his Mother canned them; it is very hot in Oklahoma and they had no electic fans or air conditioners.  No matter what his Mother had to do, he was there.

 

*Even though they lived in Oklahoma, Red's mother, Mary Gallagher Phillips, always went home to Arkansas when she had her three babies.

 

 

More About CLARENCE HENRY PHILLIPS:

Burial: January 12, 2002, Casper, Wyoming

 

 

7.  AZRO E.4 GALLAGHER (WILLIAM T3, JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born 1890.  He married SUSAN ANDERSON December 24, 1908 in Newton Co., Arkansas. 

 

Notes for AZRO E. GALLAGHER:

Name:    Azro E Gallagher

Age in 1910:    21 

Estimated birth year:    1888

Birthplace:    Arkansas 

Home in 1910:    PRAIRIE TWP, Newton, Arkansas

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Series:    T624 

Roll:    59 

Part:    1 

Page:    39B

Year:    1910 

 

     

Children of AZRO GALLAGHER and SUSAN ANDERSON are:

                   i.    LEONARD5 GALLAGHER, b. 1910.

                  ii.    JESS GALLAGHER, b. 1912.

                 iii.    SHERMAN GALLAGHER, b. 1914.

                 iv.    FRANCES GALLAGHER, b. 1917.

 

 

8.  JAMES O.4 GALLAGHER (WILLIAM T3, JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born April 20, 1891, and died August 08, 1960 in Newton Co. Arkansas.  He married WILLIE MAE COOK March 09, 1913 in Boone Co. Arkansas.  She was born January 08, 1896 in Arkansas, and died June 01, 1924 in Boone Co. Arkansas.

 

Notes for JAMES O. GALLAGHER:

Name:    James O Galigher

Age:    28 years 

Estimated birth year:    1891

Birthplace:    Arkansas 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920:    Jefferson, Boone, Arkansas

Home owned:    View Image

Sex:    View Image

Marital status:    View Image

Year of immigration:    View Image

Able to read & write:    View Image

Roll:    T625_54 

Page:    8A 

ED:    47 

Image:    1050 

 

In 1920 census James' mother, Mary J. age 56 was living with the family along with his half brother, David H. Wallace.

 

More About JAMES O. GALLAGHER:

Burial: Western Grove Cemetery

 

More About WILLIE MAE COOK:

Burial: Western Grove Cemetery

     

Children of JAMES GALLAGHER and WILLIE COOK are:

                   i.    VIRGINIA D.5 GALLAGHER, b. 1914, Valley Springs, Arkansas; m. AFTON DAVIS.

                  ii.    RUBY GALLAGHER, b. 1916, Valley Springs, Arkansas; m. CHARLES MATHENY.

                 iii.    PAUL F. FLOYD SR. GALLAGHER, b. June 16, 1918, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. January 06, 2002; m. HELEN NICHOLS, 1941, Searcy Co., Arkansas.

 

Notes for PAUL F. FLOYD SR. GALLAGHER:

Valley Springs School 1928 and 1934

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~arboone/valspg.html

 

Name: Paul F Galligher

Birth Year: 1918 

Race: White, citizen 

Nativity State or Country: Arkansas 

State: Arkansas 

County or City: Boone 

   

Enlistment Date: 15 Oct 1942

Enlistment State: Arkansas 

Enlistment City: Little Rock 

Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 

Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 

Grade: Private 

Grade Code: Private 

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 

Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) 

Source: Civil Life 

   

Education: Grammar school 

Marital Status: Married 

Height: 66 

Weight: 123

 

 

 

9.  CLAUDIA4 GALLAGHER (WILLIAM T3, JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born March 25, 1895 in Arkansas.  She married WILLIAM M. BETHANY.  He was born 1899 in Arkansas.

     

Children of CLAUDIA GALLAGHER and WILLIAM BETHANY are:

                   i.    BEAULA5 BETHANY.

                  ii.    WANDA MAE BETHANY.

                 iii.    BETTY BETHANY.

 

 

10.  JOHN4 GALLAGHER (JOHN T3, JOSEPH2, STEPHAN1) was born in Covington, Texas, and died in Covington, Texas.  He married ETHEL REID. 

 

More About JOHN GALLAGHER:

Burial: Covington Cemetery, Covington, Texas

     

Child of JOHN GALLAGHER and ETHEL REID is:

                   i.    JOHN5 JR., GALLAGHER, b. 1927; d. 1990, Covington, Texas.

 

More About JOHN JR., GALLAGHER:

Burial: Covington Cemetery, Covington, Texas