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Agnes M. Gallaher[1]

Female 1871 -

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  • Name Agnes M. Gallaher  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Born August 1871  Oregon, Holt Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Across from Falls City Neb; 1920 census suggests 1870
    Alias/AKA Martha A. Gallaher; Agnes M Massey  [5
    Residence 1880: Bradford, Mckean, PA; 1920: 46 Columbia Ave, Kearny Ward 3, Hudson, NJ  [5, 7
    Person ID I70909  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 February 2006 

    Father Thompson Gallaher,   b. about 1840, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 November 1898, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Tait,   b. January 1843, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1930  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Family ID F49481  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hugh J Massey,   b. about 1869, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1890  [2, 4
    • or 1889
    +1. Margaret Massey,   b. 12 July 1897, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1969, Port Chester, Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Hugh J Massey, Jr.,   b. 3 May 1909, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. February 1965  (Age 55 years)
    Family ID F49529  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Finally they came to Nebraska shortly before Annie's birthday (November 3rd). They lived in with Mrs. Wilson's cousin's sons. Three sons (druggist, doctor and farmer boy who came along with them). (Fall City --county seat).

      A new house was being built so L. and T. waited there for two weeks with the Wilson's. Rented the new house in Fall City [Falls City, SE corner of Nebraska] that winter. Thompson teamed from Fall City to Reulo [Rulo, Nebraska on the very SE corner of the state on the Missouri River.] all that winter for one of the town merchants. One night the stuck on a sandbar in the middle of the river (Missouri River) on a ferry--had to wait till daylight. River washed the sand bars away--changed its course every five years they say. Lizzie very uneasy and anxious--a little girl stayed all night with her.

      They bought a house and four lots so moved into the house. They went to the ranch where four boys kept bachelor’s hall and farmed and Lizzie kept house for them while Thompson rented 50 acres of land from them. Prairie land broken only the year before. He put it all in corn and it hardly was well sprouted till grasshoppers came--ate wheat first and then when the wheat _ _ _[was gone] they went to the corn . When the grasshoppers were old enough to fly they went away in great clouds--new clouds came to take their places. They planted and replanted and finally the grasshoppers flew away. Would not eat potato vines but ate everything else. They cut the corn off at the ground and sucked the juice. Had corn to use at home--to feed and to grind but not marketable. That ended the farming that year. They went back to town.

      Some Ohioans came over from Missouri (old acquaintances) and told of the advantages there--lots of timber, fruit, etc. and no grasshoppers. The following spring they went to a farm 5 mi. out of Oregon, Missouri. Farm was not fenced so Thompson split the rails and then spit for his rent. Splendid crop of corn--no pests.

      In the meantime Agnes was born 1871, August. ---

      1890 Agnes and Hugh Massey were married.
      Agnes lived near New York City most of her married life. Daughter Margaret, son Hughie. Margaret married Edmund G. Wermund [?] 1923. Two children, Jerry 4, Jay 2 (1930).

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Thompson Gallaher
      Age: 40
      Estimated birth year: <1840>
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Occupation: Grocery Store
      Relationship to head-of-household: Self
      Home in 1880: Bradford, Mckean, Pennsylvania
      Marital status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's name: Elizabeth Gallaher
      Father's birthplace: OH
      Mother's birthplace: OH
      On June 5, 1880, Thompson Gallaher (40, Grocery Store) b. in Ohio id Ohio parents is living on Corydon St., Bradford, McKean Co, PA. With him is his wife Elizabeth Gallaher (36, keeping house) b. in Scotland of Scottish parents. Their children are Anna E Gallaher (12, at home) b. in Ohio, and Marth [sic] A Gallaher (8, at home) b. in MO. Also living in the household is Marshal A Walker (33, Grocery Clerk). [This may be a relative of the Mrs. Walker associated with meddling in Joseph M. Tait's marriage], [4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1930: Kearny, Hudson, NJ.

    3. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam, Ptobably name was Agnes Martha Gallaher.

    4. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.

    5. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1880: Bradford, Mckean, PA.

    6. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920: Kearny Ward 3, Hudson, NJ`.

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920: Kearny Ward 3, Hudson, NJ.

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