According to a history of the county, there were a few black families in Roane County. One was that of Felson Bazzel, and another was that of the Gallimores. These two Roane County Tennessee families, closely allied because of marriage, are 'under construction' at the present time, due to a scarcity of information, and the compilers would welcome any additional information or corrections. These particular families appear actually to be of mixed descent, that is, a mixture of free black, white, and Cherokee or Choctaw Indian. This particular branch of Gallimores tended to spell their name with an 'a'. The name 'Bazzle' has been found spelled in many ways: Basil, Bazzel, Bazzell, even Boggle. As there was quite an extensive family in early Virginia named Duprée, one wonders if the 'Duppee' name could be a variation.
Information provided by Barbara Strickland and Anna Williams
1. James Gallimore m. Unknown Wife
2. i Unknown Gallimore
3. ii James Gallimore
2. Unknown Gallimore m. Unknown Wife
i James Gallimore b. ca 1792, VA or NC; m. Elizabeth Duppee, b. NC. Lived in Morgan Co. TN. Cousin to David Gallimore, according to Indian rolls. Children (from 1850 Morgan Co. census):
Susan, b. ca 1825
David, b. ca 1827
James, b. ca 1829
Additional Children attributed to this family by Barbara Strickland:
Nancy, b. ca 1834
Esquire, b. ca 1820
3. James Gallimore m. Unknown Wife
i David Gallimore b. ca 1790, VA, m. 1) Polly ( ). Married 2) Susan Duppee. Was in Morgan Co. TN in 1850; David was apparently a free black, while Susan appeared to be a white woman. Said to be a cousin to James (married Elizabeth Duppee). Bought 150 acres in 1832 in Roane Co. Claimed Indian descent through his father Jim Gallimore and his grandfather James Gallimore, both of whom he claimed were full-blooded Cherokee.
Note: If David is the first cousin to James, directly above, then their ancestry would be as is shown in the First Generation, that is, they would have the same grandfather, but different fathers; however, if they are more distant cousins, then their ancestry would, of course, be different.
Children (from 1850 Morgan Co. TN census):
James Gallimore, b. ca 1827
George Gallimore, b. ca 1835
Mary 'Polly' Gallimore, b. ca 1837
Tandy S. Gallimore, b. ca 1843
Children (from 1910 Cherokee Supplemental Application of Polly Cochran, apparently the daughter of Susan, or Susannah Gallimore, also called 'Annie', and Daniel Bazzle; the dates of birth of the later children are taken from the 1850 Morgan Co. TN census list above):
4. Tom Gallimore
James Gallimore, b. 1827
George Gallimore, b. 1835
Polly Gallimore, b. 1837
Tandy Gallimore, b. 1843
Susan/Susannah Gallimore m. Daniel Bazzle (information from Anna Williams)
Note: It appears at the present time that a 'Polly' was David's first wife, and that the first children were hers.
4. Thomas Gallimore b. Roane Co. TN, m. Nancy Bazzle, b. Cherokee Co. NC, (daughter of Samuel Bazzle and Elizabeth Scott) d. 1900.
i Sallie Gallimore
ii James Gallimore b. 1854, Poor Oak TN, m. Sallie ( ). Claimed right to share in the fund for Cherokees through his mother Nancy. (Sallie was 50 in 1907.)
iii John Gallimore
iv Samuel Gallimore
v Robert Gallimore
vi Susan Gallimore
1. Felson Bazzle, a black man, b. in the 1750s, d. Roane Co. TN 1822, married Catherine ( ), a white woman.
2. Samuel Bazzle
2. Samuel Bazzle, b. NC, m. 5 May 1812, in Roane Co. TN, Elizabeth Scott. Living in Roane Co. TN in 1851. Elizabeth, or Eliza, it was said, was a full-blooded Cherokee.
3. i Nancy Bazzle m. Thomas Gallimore 23 Feb 1847
ii Daniel Bazzle m. Susannah Gallimore
(1) Polly Bazzle, b. ca 1856 Roane Co. TN, m. David Cochran. The Miller rolls show that, while she applied for Government money, she had no proof other than the statement that 'Elizabeth was said to be a full-blooded Cherokee'.
(2) Eli Bazzle, b. 1850
(3) John Bazzle, b. 1852
(4) Susan Bazzle, b. 1854, twin to David
(5) David Bazzle, b. 1854
(6) Polly Bazzle, b. 1856
(7) Tom Bazzle, b. 1857
(8) David Bazzle, b. 1865 (yes, there are 2 Davids in the family)
(9) Nettie Bazzle, b. 1867
(10) Sallie Bazzle, b. 1869
iii John J. Bazzle, b. 11 Oct 1822 Kingston TN, d. 21 Mar 1913 Monroe Co. KY, m. Nancy Gallimore 23 Feb 1847. Nancy d. 6 Jan 1863 Nobob KY. They had a total of 11 children. They were in Roane Co. in 1850, and in Cumberland Co. TN in 1860. Later, they moved to Monroe Co. KY. In KY, they are listed as white. Their skin was darker than others, but John told everyone that they were 'Portagee'.
iv Elizabeth 'Betty' Bazzle
v. Charles Bazzle, b. ca 1825 TN; m. Lucinda Brown (listed as mulatto in 1850 Roane Co. census)
3. Nancy Bazzle b. Cherokee Co. NC, m. Thomas Gallimore, b. Roane Co. TN, (son of David Gallimore and Polly ( ). Nancy died 1900.
i. Sallie Gallimore, b. 1852
ii James Gallimore, b. 1854, Poor Oak TN, m. Sallie ( ). Claimed right to share in the fund for Cherokees through his mother Nancy. Sallie was 50 in 1907.
iii John Gallimore.
iv Samuel Gallimore
v Robert Gallimore.
vi Susan Gallimore
Knox County Tennessee Gallimore Records
David Gallamore m. Mariah Bacon 5 Jan 1866
James Gallamore m. Alice Turner 4 Jan 1866
Morgan County Tennessee Gallimores
Please see the Roane County Gallimores, as they appear to be the same family grouping.