Subject: Letter to George Washington from Fielding Lewis Dear Sir June 25th 1758 I recd yours inclosing Forty Pound wch I have placed to your Credit and shall settle your Acct with Mr Strother. James Gallemore the bearer some time sinc(e) deserted from Colo. Byrds Regmt and is now return'd on my promise that he shall be excused for it, as he voluntarily surrenders himself I immagine he will meet with a ready Pardon, I am Yr most Humble Servt, Fielding Lewis Located in "Colonial Series of the Papers of George Washington" Vol 5, p244 October 1757-Sept 1758 Anna Gallimore Williams
"A History of Fountain County, Indiana", p 224 second paragraph: " The last case was William Woolen, killed at a dance at John Johnson's on the Flora place, two miles west of Newtown, in November, 1878, as charged, by a Mr. Gallimore and Mat McDaniel. McDaniel was arrested, tried and sentence to the state's prison for six years. He was taken to prison, but soon brougt out under a grant for a new trial, but as yet has had not trial and is at liberty on bail. Gallimore fled the country and has never been arrested. Woolen was stabbed to the heart with a knife, dying at once." This reminds me that sometimes it isn't so good to delve into your relative's past. You may find something you wish you hadn't. Interesting though, isn't it? Katherine Smith
William Alfred Gallimore, born 11 Nov 1784, lived in Rowan Co. NC, and had married Esther Bullen there; he eventually moved from NC to Adams Co. IL. His son George was born 16 Dec 1807 in Rowan or Davidson Co. NC; George's wife was Nancy Medlin. After George's death in Illinois, Nancy moved with some of her children to the Pueblo CO area. Esther Holt, some years ago, compiled a book about most of these Adams Co. IL Gallimore settlers, including a bit about the murder of a John Gallimore later in Pueblo. The murdered John (Monroe) Gallimore was the son of George and Nancy. She spoke of the tradedy: He was "beaten to death with a revolver one night as he was going home from Denver, and robbed, his team going home, and they found him dead in his wagon."
Noah Gallimore was among the first to own land in Indiana, with original land sales in Morgan County dated Sep 30 1834,[Note from DickPuz: the land transactions in Morgan County, Indiana dated11-23-1823 is wrong. The date was 9-30-1834. I have a certified copy of the land patent. In September 1832, Noah and Mary were in NC asevidenced by two land transactions. Also, all land transactions in Morgan County, IN. after that 1834 are attributable to Noah C. which is the Noah's son. The elder Noah went to Missouri arriving in 1836, and with landrecords and census data, appears never to have returned to Indiana. Nov 1 1841, another parcel Nov 1 1841, Feb 26 1844,Oct 26 1846, another on Oct 26 1846, May 19 1848, and Apr 19 1850. Because of the unusual soil content on some of the land owned by Noah in Morgan County which was referred to as Gallimore Knob, geologists refer to the particular type of soil as "Gallimore Soil" !! Not everyone can say that their name is DIRT!!! The Gallimore Soil is unique to a very few particular areas of the United States because of its chemical makeup. The soil was first found by geologists who were analizing the growth potential of various soils for agricultural purposes. It's location was on a hill known as 'Gallimore's Knob' in Morgan County, Indiana on land owned by Gallimore ( presumably Noah), so was referred to as 'Gallimore Soil' .