Chapter 22 - The Gale Families of New England - Edmund Gale (1602 - 1642)
The New England colony played an important role in overseas trade with the West Indies, West Africa and South America. Cloth and utensils were exchanged for slaves
and a brisk trade emerged in molasses, sugar, rum, timber and salt fish. Many Colonial families grew rich as merchant mariners and shipbuilding became a major industry in
a number of port towns. Essex for example, named for the English county of the same name and one of the oldest settlements in Connecticut, evolved as an important
maritime town. Shipbuilding began there in 1733 and the first warship built for the Revolution, the Oliver Cromwell, was launched in 1776. By the time of the War of 1812
Essex was so renowned for its shipbuilding that British marines raided the town during the night, burning a total of 28 ships. Throughout the first half of the 1800s, Essex
was dotted with shipyards building transatlantic packets, schooners for the Caribbean trade, and ships that carried cotton from the Gulf ports to the mills of Europe and
elsewhere in New England.
Generally speaking, favorites of the Crown and religious conformists [Anglicans] were awarded land in the Southern and Caribbean colonies, considered the most
desirable due to the climate. Religious dissenters or non-conformists [Puritans and Quakers] were given less profitable lands in the North with climates similar to Great
Britain, namely the New England colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This latter group was referenced by Edward Chenery Gale who remarked,
It is known that of the Puritan emigrants of 1630 - 1640 some two-thirds, roughly speaking, came from that part of England known as East Anglia, from the Counties of
Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, a region always marked and perhaps still marked for its spirit of non-conformity. Of the remaining one-third, one-half,
roughly speaking again, came from Devonshire, Dorset and Somerset and the other half from other portions of England…Furthermore, not infrequently a New England
settlement was first peopled by families or individuals from the same county or even from the same parish migrating together in groups as was natural or occasionally
under the leadership of a single non-conformist Minister. Watertown was essentially a Suffolk colony. Conspicuous among these immigrants were the Shermans who
came from Dedham, and John Winthrop, who altho' he settled in Boston came with his Suffolk neighbors from Groton…(E. C. Gale)
George Gale, LL. D., a descendant of Edmund Gale, cited a family tradition in his monumental work, The Gale Family Records in England and the United States, published in 1867. The tradition was that four brothers who were natives of England landed
at Boston and later settled in different parts of the country. The first of these brothers was JOHN GALE, who was employed by one John Button in Boston, Massachusetts. He was admitted to the church in 1634 but died soon afterwards. HUGH GALE
(Living 1652) of Kittery or York, was admitted a freeman in 1652. EDMUND GALE (1602 - 1642) settled at Cambridge and died in Boston on 7/29/1642. Finally, RICHARD GALE (1618 - 1678) was born in Devonshire and purchased land at Watertown in
1640. Of these four, only Edmund and Richard seem to have left descendants.
In tracing the family of Richard Gale, George Gale found individuals who were not Richard's descendants and stated, "If the tradition is true, then these persons were evidently the children of Edmond and Hugh or one of them, but as we do not find any
of them as far north as York, or bearing the name of Hugh, the writer is forced to assume the probability that they were the children of Edmond of Cambridge, but were born in England, as no record of their birth has yet been found in this country."
Another account of Richard's descendants, Richard Gale, Yeoman of Watertown - in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1614 - 1678, was written by Edward Chenery Gale and published in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1932.
By the time of the Revolution branches of the Gale family were firmly established all over New England. Members of the family became United Empire Loyalists and settled in Ontario, where a graveyard at the Anglican Church in Port Whidby contains the
gravestones of five generations of the family. The publications of both George Gale and Edward Chenery Gale formed the basis of this study of the descendants of Edmund and Richard Gale. I have made no attempt to confirm or deny the early findings
and am merely reporting them. That said, additional information not found in the earlier works has been added and sources listed in the bibliography.
DESCENDANTS OF EDMUND GALE (1602 - 1642)
I. Edmund Gale of Cambridge (1602 - 1642) m. (Unknown) - [Possible son of John Gale (ca. 1571 - ??) of Bedford, England, but no proof]
II. Thomas (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
III. Martha (Bapt. 1655 - 1660)
III. Abigail (1660 - ??)
II. Robert (?? - ??)
II. Ambrose (Ca. 1628- 1708) m. (1) Deborah (Unknown) m. (2) Mary (Unknown) - (1631 - 1694) and had children.
III. Benjamin (Bapt. 1663 - ??) married (1) Lydia (Unknown) and (2) Deliverance (Unknown)
IV. Mary (1677 - ??)
IV. Joseph #1 (1679 -??) died young.
IV. John (Ca. 1681 - ??) m. Marian (Unknown)
V. John (Bapt. 1704 - ??) m. Susanna Dennis
VI. Susannah (1728 - ??)
VI. Marian (1731 - ??)
VI. Sarah (1732 - 1812)
VI. Hannah (1733 - 1778) m. John Glover
VI. John (Bapt. 1737 - ??)
VI. Jonas #1 (Bapt. 1739 - Before 1741)
VI. Jonas #2 (1741 - ??)
VI. Mary (1743 - ??)
V. Annis (Bapt. 1705 - ??)
V. Joseph (Bapt. 1706 - ??) m. (Unknown)
V. Benjamin #1 (Bapt. 1706 - ??) died young
V. Ambrose (Bapt. 1710 - ??)
V. Benjamin #2 (Bapt. 1713 - ??)
V. Edward (Bapt. 1713 - ??)
IV. Ambrose (1683 - ??)
IV. Elizabeth (/1685 - ??)
IV. Dolly (1690 - ??)
IV. Benjamin (1694 - ??) m. Elener (sic) Scadlock
V. Deliverance (Bapt. 1718 - ??) m. William Smith
V. Mary (Bapt. 1719-20 - ??) m. (Unknown) Cross
V. Eliza (Bapt. 1721 - ??)
IV. Joseph #2 (Bapt. 1696 - ??) m. Hannah Charter
V. Joseph Jr. (1730 - ??)
V. Ambrose (1732 - ??)
V. John (Bapt. 1735 - ??)
V. Hannah (Bapt. 1737 - ??)
V. Samuel (Bapt. 1739 - ??)
IV. Samuel (1699 - ??) m. Mary Hadden
V. Mary (Bapt. 1722 - ??) m. Moses Phillips, Jr.
V. Samuel (Bapt. 1724 - ??) died young.
V. Eliza (Bapt. 1727 - ??)
V. Deliverance (Bapt. 1730 - ??)
V. Hannah (Bapt. 1733 - ??)
V. Samuel (Bapt. 1735 - ??) m. Hannah Vickery
VI. Hannah (Bapt. 1762 - ??)
VI. Samuel (Bapt. 1763 - ??) m. (1) Bertha Humphrey, (2) Elizabeth Proctor
VII. Samuel (1784 - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Samuel (1808 - ??)m. Eliza (Unknown)
IX. Hannah (1835 - ??)
IX. Samuel (1838 - Living 1860s) m. 1859 Susan A. Churchill
X. Samuel (11/11/1860 - ??)
IX. Mary (1841 - ??)
IX. Sarah Jane (1848 - ??)
IX. Charles (1852 - 1861)
VIII. Anna (1810 - ??)
VIII. William (1814 - ??)
VIII. Charles (1819 - ??)
VII. Hannah (?? - Living 1865)
VII. William (?? - 1802)
VII. Benjamin (?? - Living 1865)
VII. Elizabeth (?? - 1821)
III. Elizabeth (Bapt. 1663 - ??) m. Thomas Roots
III. Charitey (Bapt. 1664 - ??) m. Mark Haskoll
III.Ambrose (Bapt. 1665 - ??) m. Jemima (Unknown)
IV. Elizabeth (1690 - ??)
IV. Mary (1693 - ??)
IV. Sarah (1696 - ??)
IV. Deborah (1697 - ??)
IV. Ambrose (1700 - ??)
IV. Thomas (1712 - ??)
IV. Benjamin (1714 - ??)
III. Deliverance (?? - ??) m. Benjamin James
II. Bartholomew (Living 1640) m. (1) Martha Lemon (2) Mary Bacon
III. Samuel (?? - ??) m. Mary (Unknown)
IV. Mary (1690 - ??)
IV. Samuel (1693 - ??)
IV. Sarah (1699 - ??)
IV. Abraham (?? - ??)
III. Isaac (1669 - ??)
III. Jacob (1671 -1727) died in Boston
III. Bartholomew (1674 - ??)
III. Daniel (1676 - ??) twin of Mary, m .Rebecka Sweat
IV. Jacob (1708 - ??) m. Susannah Morrill Collins
V. Jacob (?? - ??) m. Abigail (Unknown)
VI. Abigail (1763 - ??)
VI. Jacob (1762 - ??)
VII. Amos (?? - ??)
VII. Patty (?? - ??)
VII. Jacob (?? - ??)
VII. William (?? - ??)
VII. Mary (?? - ??)
VII. Daniel (?? - ??)
VII. Stephen (?? - ??)
VII. Others Unknown
VI. Henry (1767 - ??) m. Mary Atkinson
VII. Eldridge Gerry (?? - Est. 1847) m. Anna Maria Barnes
VIII. Mary Ann (Est. 1838 - ??)
VIII. John Eldridge (Est. 1840 - ??)
IX. Henry E. (?? - ??)
VIII. Stephen Henry (1846 - ??) m. Anna M. Brown
IX. Son #1 (Died in infancy)
IX. Son #2 (Died in infancy)
IX.Alice C. (?? - ??) m. Arthur L. Hobson
VI. James (1769 - ??)
VI. Apphia (1771 - ??)
VI. Israel (1775 - ??)
VI. Stephen (1777 - 1782)
VI. Susanna (1781 - ??)
V. Susanna (1737 - ??)
V. Daniel (1739 - 1801) m. Patience Eastman
VI. Susan (?? - ??)
VI. Jacob (?? - ??) m. Mary Rowell
VII. Amos (?? - ??)
VII. Patty (?? - ??)
VII. Jacob (?? - ??)
VII. William (?? - ??)
VII. Mary (?? - ??)
VII. Daniel (?? - ??)
VII. Stephen (?? - ??)
VII. Others Unknown
VI. Joseph (?? - ??)
VI. Shuah (3/28/1767 - ??), twin of Daniel, m. Thomas Potter, 1793
VI. Daniel (3/28/1767 - 3/26/1829), twin of Shuah, m. Dolly Smith, 1790
VII. William (?? - ??)
VII. Betsey (?? - ??)
VII. Susan (?? - ??)
VII. Ebenezer (?? - ??)
VII. Dolly (?? - ??)
VII. Daniel (?? - ??)
VII. Robert (?? - ??)
VII. Smith (?? - ??)
VII. Eliphalet (?? - ??)
VI. Elizabeth (?? - ??)
VI. Mary (?? - ??), twin of Stephen
VI. Stephen (?? - ??), twin of Mary, m. (1) Susanna Flanders, (2) Polly Eastman
V. Eliphalet (1741 - ??) m. (Unknown)
V. Amos (1744 - 1813) m. Hannah Gilman
VI. Gilman (1766 - ??)
VI. Amos (1768 - ??) m. Sally Bartlett
VII. Ezra Bartlett (1797 - ??) m. (1) Ruth White, (2) Emily Atwood
By Ruth White Gale:
VIII. Ezra White (1824 - ??)
VIII. Richard White (1826 - ??)
VIII. Amos Levi (1828 - ??)
VIII. Sarah Ruth (1832 - ??)
VIII. Mary Bartlett (1835 - ??)
VIII. Josiah Bartlett (1838 - 1862)
VIII. Rebecca White (1840 - ??)
By Emily Atwood Gale:
VIII. Emily F. H. (1843 - ??)
VIII. Harriet Newell (1845 - ??)
VIII. Helen Susan (1846 - ??)
VIII. Moses Atwood (1850 - ??)
VIII. James Atwood (1853 - ??)
VII. Levi Bartlett (1800 - 1859) m. Sarah B. Keygan
VIII. Isabel Bartlett (1840 - ??)
VIII. Frances Josephine (1843 - ??)
VII. Josiah Bartlett (1803 - Living 1860s) m. Hannah F. Merrill
VIII. Josiah Bartlett (??- ??)
VIII. Howard (?? - ??) died in infancy
VII. Amos Gilman (1807 - 1861) m. Mary G. Ayer
VIII. Susan Rebecca (1833 - 1855)
VII. Stephen Madison (1809 - ??) m. (1) Hannah W. Johnson, (2) P. Jane How, (3) Mary How
By Hannah Johnson Gale:
VIII. Alice Bartlett (1844 - 1846)
VIII. Anna Bartlett (3/14/1848 - ??)
By P. Jane How Gale:
VIII. George How (5/1/1860 - ??)
VII. Sarah Bartlett (1811 - ??) m. R. White, Esq., 1835
VII. Mary Bartlett (1815 - ??) m. John Brown
VI. Benjamin (1771 - ??)
VI. Jonathon (1773 - ??)
VI. Hannah (1777 - 1855) m. Dr. Ezra Bartlett
VI. Nathaniel (1780 - ??)
VI. Stephen (1783 - ??)
VI. Susannah (1785 - ??) m. Mr. Atwood
VI. Polly (1789 - ??) m. Dr. John French
VI. Sally (1793 - ??) m. Josiah (Unknown)
V. Eli (1745 - ??) m. Dorithy Blaisdell
VI. Ephraim Blaisdell (1766 - ??)
VI. Hannah (1768 - ??) m. 1794 Ichabod Titcomb
VI. John (1769 - ??) m. Sally Bagley
VI. Stephan (1771 - ??)
VI. Besorleal (1773 - ??) m. Mary Worthen
VI. Dimend Framea (1775 - ??)
VI. Eli (1777 - ??)
VI. Daniel (1780 - ??) m. 1806 Sally Quimby
VI. William (1781 - ??) m. Lucy (Unknown)
VI. Dorothy (1786 - ??) m. Josiah Barns
VI. Reuben (1788 - ??)
V. Mary (1747 - ??)
V. Benjamin (1749 -1771)
V. John Collins (1750 - ??)
V. Stephen (1752 -1754)
V. Henry (1754 -1754)
V. Stephen (1756 -1770)
IV. Benjamin (?? - ??) m. Hannah Clements
V. Ruth (/1731 -1736)
V. Samuel #1 (1734 -1736)
V. Samuel #2 (1736 - ??) m. Deliverance Wakefield
VI. Benjamin (1762 - 1763)
VI. Sarah (1763 -1801)
VI. Benjamin (1765 - ??)
VI. Samuel (1766 - ??)
VI. Joseph (1768 - ??) m. Susannah Frye
VII. Sally (1795 - 1804)
VII. Wakefield (1797 - ??) m. Mary Louisa Bigelow
VIII. William Wakefield (Born & died 1832)
VIII. William Turner (Born & died 1833)
VIII. Ann Eliza Safford (1835 - ??) m. Lyman R. Williston, 1857
VIII. William Turner (1837 - Living 1865)
VIII. Wakefield (1839 - Living 1865) m. 1863 Hattie L. Jewell.
VIII. Edwards (1841 - 1842)
VIII. Justin Edwards (1844 - Living 1865) twin of Jeremiah Edwards
VIII. Jeremiah Edwards (Born & died 1844) twin of Justin Edwards
VIII. Mary Louisa (1846 - Living 1864)
VIII. John Newton (1848 - 1849)
VIII. Newton Bigelow (1850 - 1851)
VII. John (Born & died 1798)
VII. Susan (1799 - 1845) m. Rev. Calvin N. Ransum, 1828
VII. Lucinda (1803 - 1859) m. Rev. Solomon Kittridge
VII. John Adams (1807 - Living 1864) wife & 2 sons
VII. Joseph Worcester (1809 - ??)
VII. Sally White (1812 - 1814)
VII. Mary White (1815 - 1817)
VII. Abraham Burnham (1817 -1825)
VII. Samuel Mills (1822 - 1825)
V. Daniel (1739 - ??) m. Ruth Carter
VI. Hannah (1762 - ??)
VI. Ezra (1763 - ??)
VI. Moses (1765 - ??)
VI. Daniel (1767 - ??)
VI. Benjamin (1769 - ??) m. Prudence Varnum
VII. James Varnum #1 (1804 - by 1806)
VII. James Varnum #2 (1806 - ??)
VII. Ruth (1809 - 1809)
VII. Ruth C. (1810 - ??)
VII. Elenor V. (1812 - ??)
VII. John Varnum (1814 - 1885) m. Philla U. Marshall
VII. Benjamin (1819 - ??)
VII. Levi B. (1821 - ??)
VI. Ruth (1771 - ??)
VI. Molly (1773 - ??)
VI. William (1775 - 1776)
VI. William (1777 - ??) m. Jane McCoy
VII. Adams Hugh (1806 - ??) m. Louisa Slack
VIII. William Adams (1854 - ??)
VII. Sarah (?? - ??) m. Thompson Patter
VII. Hubbard C. (?? - ??) m. (Unknown) no children
VII. Jane (?? - ?? ) died at age 23
VII. Page T. (?? - ??) m. Laura Chamberlain
VIII. Jane (?? - ??)
VIII. Laura (?? - ??)
VIII. Joseph (?? - ??)
VI. Judith (1779 - ??)
VI. Hubbard Carter (1780 - ??)
VI. Sarah (1783 - ??)
VI. Betsey (1786 - ??)
VI. Susey (1788 - ??)
V. Benjamin #1 (1741 - 1746)
V. Ruth (1743 - ??)
V. Moses (1745 - ??) m. Mary Appleton
VI. Moses (1771 - ??)
VI. Mary (1772 - ??)
VI. Hannah (1779 - ??) m. Mr. Appleton
VI. Samuel (1781 - 1829)
VI. Nathaniel (?? - 1800)
V. Benjamin #2 (1748 - ??)
V. Hannah (1751 - ??)
IV. Stephen (1700 - 1736) m. Ednah Little
V. Stephen Jr. (1736 -1815) m. (1) Phebe Piper Page and (2) Mehitable Plummer
VI. Stephen III (1770 - ??) m. Molly Jewett
VII. Phebe (1801 - ??) m. Benjamin Butler Brown
III. Mary (1676 - ??), twin of Daniel
III. Rachel (1678 - ??)
II. Edmond (?? - ??) m. Sarah Dixey
III. Edmund #1 (?? - ??)
III. Miriam (?? - ??) m. John White
III. Abraham (?? - ??) m. Lydia Ropes
IV. Edmond (1696 - ??) m. Anna (Unknown)
V. Edmond (1723 - ??)
V. Lydia (1725 - ??)
IV. William (1699 - ??) m. Elizabeth Grant
V. William (10/5/1722 - ??)
V. Elizabeth (7/26/1724 - ??)
V. Samuel (6/25/1726 - ??)
V. Mary (10/3/1728 - ??)
V. Ann (3/3/1730 - ??)
V. Abigail (10/3/1735 - ??)
V. Sarah (4/3/1738 - ??)
V. Lydia (9/9/1740 - ??)
V. Abraham (8/2/1742 - ??)
IV. Abraham (?? - ??)
III. Samuel (1665 - ??)
III. Sarah (1666 - Bef. 1726) married John Stone
III. Azor (1668 - 1726-27) m. Mary Roots of Boston
IV. Edmond (??- ??) m. Anna (Unknown)
IV.Mary (?? - ??)
IV.Sarah (?? - ??)
IV. Elizabeth (1701 - ??)
IV. Azor (ca. 1702 - 1728) m. Anna Noyes
V. Anna (1726 - ??)
IV. Roots (8/7/1704 - 12/24/1728)
IV. Joseph Sr. (2/11/1710-11 - ??) m. Mary Alden (6/12/1706 - ??)
V. Joseph Jr. (1736 - 1799) m. Sarah Huntington
VI. Azor (1766 - ??) m. Eunice Lord
VII. Sarah Edgerton (1793 - 1808)
VII. Charles (1796 - ??) m. Annie M. Marshall
VIII. David Lord (1823 - ??) m. Lydia M. Phillips
IX. Charles William (1846 - ??)
IX. Ella Lucy (1849 - ??)
VIII. John Hamilton (1825 - ??) m. Phebe A. Pendleton
IX. Mary Emma (1855 - ??)
IX. Annie Pendleton (1859 - 1859)
IX. Clara (1861 - 1861)
VIII. Eunice Lord (1827 - ??) m. William N. Delanoy
VIII. Thomas Marshall (1829 - ??) m. Lucy M. Nimocks
IX. Frank Walter (1862 - ??) twin of Charles Piercy
IX. Charles Piercy (1862 - 1862) twin of Frank Walter
VIII. Horace Eugene (1832 - 1842)
VIII. George Horace (1833 - ??) m. Ellen Green
IX. Edward Russell (1852 - ??)
VIII. Charles Eugene (1836 - Living 1860s)
VIII. William Lyman (1840 - Living 1860s)
VII. Lydia Lord (1800 - died in infancy)
VI. Sarah (1768 - ??) m. Josiah Boutell
VI. Joseph (1770 - ??) went south and married.
VI. William (1776 - ??) m. Elizabeth Barr
VII. Betsy (1802 - ??) married Nathaniel Richards
VII. Mary Ann (1805 - ??) m. 1822 Charles Bolbes
VII. Sarah Edgerton (1810 - ??) m. 1832 Samuel Lloyd
VI. Mary #1 (1779 - 1780)
VI. John (1781 - Abt. 1833) went south, married Joseph's widow and moved to Alabama
VI. Mary #2 (1783 - ??) m. Augustus Lathrop
VI. James (1786 - 1787)
V. Mary (1738 - ??)
V. Elizabeth (3/18/1740 - 9/1817)
V. Lydia (1743-44 - ??) m. Mr. Symmes
V. William (1746 - Before 1817) m. (Unknown)
VI. Elizabeth (?? - ??)
VI. Lydia Symmes (?? - ??)
VI. William Alden (?? - ??)
IV. Jamima (Bapt. 1712 - ??)
IV. Thomas (1713-??) m. (1) Alice Bray, m. (2) Eliza (Unknown)
V. By Alice Bray: Ambrose (Bapt. 1736 - ??)
V. By Eliza (Unknown): Eliza (Bapt. 1739 - ??) m. 1758 Stephen Chipman
IV. William #1 (Bapt. 1714 - Died young)
IV. Ambrose (Bapt. 1717 - ??)
IV. William #2 (Bapt. 1718 - 1762) m. Sarah (Unknown) no children
III. Anna (1676 - ??) married Walter Shaw
III. William (1677-78 - ??)
III. Abigail (1680-81 - 1769) married (1) William Hooper, (2) Joseph Morse
III. Charity (1683 - 1768) married Jonathan Raiment
III. Edmund #2 (1684 - ??)
III. Mary (1685 - ??) m. James Chapman
III. Edmund #3 (Abt. 1687 - ??) m. Anna Trow
II. Abell (ca. 1640 -??) m. Dinah 1667, Queens, NY
III. John (ca. 1670 - 1750) m. 1696 Mary Bellamy
IV. John (1697 - 1760) m. Hannah Coe
V. Anna (1724 - ??) m. Rev. Elmer
V. Daniel (1726 - By 1757) m. Dinah (Unknown)
VI. Moses (?? - 1757) m. Temperance Worthington
VI. Daniel Jr. (?? - ??)
V. Moses (1728 - ??)
V. John (1731 - ??) m. Ann Jones
VI.Arabella (?? - ??) m. Sanford Clark
VI. Other unknown daughters
V. Benjamin (1734 - will proved 1782) m. Eleanor Carpenter
V. Sarah (1737 - ??) m. Thomas Bull.
V. Keziah/Cuzziah (1740 - ??) m. Roger Townsend
V. Samuel (1743 - 1799) m. Elizabeth, daughter of his uncle, Benjamin Gale.
VI. Kesiah (?? - ??)
VI. Benjamin (1767 - 1817)
VI. John (1769 - 1846) m. Remember Mary Sherman, widow of a Mr. Brown
VI. Samuel Jr. (1772 - 1839) m. Mary Thompson
VII. Samuel William (1812 -1813)
VII. William Samuel (1816 -1817)
VII. Ezra Thompson (1819 -1887) m. 1844 Caroline deForest
VIII. Alfred deForest (1845 -1877) unmarried
VIII. Eliot Thompson I (1847 -1848)
VIII. Benjamin Herbert (1850 - 1851)
VIII. Mary deForest (1852 -1905) m. 1882 John Clatworthy
VIII. Margaret Eliza (?? - ??)
VIII. Edward Courtland (1861- ??) m. Mary Warren
IX. Alfred Warren (1892 - ??)
IX. Harold deForest (1896 - ??)
IX. Marie Caroline (?? - ??)
IX. Katherine (?? - ??)
VIII. Caroline deForest (?? - ??) m. (1) 1888 to S. Alexander Troy
VII. Mary Elizabeth (1822 -1829)
VII. John Benjamin (1824 -1906) m. (1) 1846 Elizabeth Van Schoonhoven Wells, (2) 1873 Catherine J. Wells
VIII. May Elizabeth (1847 - ??)
VIII. Caroline deForest (1848 - ??) m. 1874 Edward Reynolds Hun
VIII. Frederick Wells (1850 -1876)
VI. Juliana (1774 - 1791) unmarried
VI. Daniel (1776 - 1776)
VI. Sarah/Sally (1778 - 1862) unmarried
VI. Roger Townsend (1780 - 1854) unmarried
VI. William (1782 - 1813) unmarried
V. Coe (1745 - 1826) m. (1) Unknown Carpenter; (2) Elizabeth Waters Wisner
VI. John (??- Living 1782) m. (Unknown)
VII. Two daughters living in NY in 1866
VI. Moses (?? - Living 1782) m. Susan (Unknown)
VII. Edward B. (?? - Living 1866)
VII. John C. (?? - ??)
VII. Coe (?? - ??)
VII. Eliza (?? - ??)
VI. Benjamin (?? - Living 1782) died young
VI. Sally (?? - ??) m. Morris Thompson
VI. Hannah (?? - ??) m. Mr. Jones
VI. Coe (?? - Before 1840) m. (Unknown) Steinbec
VII. Two married daughters living in Europe in 1866
VI. Thomas Waters (1790 - Living 1866) twin of Benjamin C. Gale
VI. Benjamin Carpenter (1790 - Living 1866) twin of Thomas W. Gale
IV. Daniel (?? - ??)
IV. Thomas (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
V. Thomas Jr. (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VI. John (?? - ??)
VI. Henry (?? - Living 1817) m. (Unknown)
VII. Benjamin Carpenter (1819 - ??) m. Elizabeth C. King
VIII. William Henry (1843 - Living 1866)
VIII. Sidney K. (1854 - ??)
VII. Cornelia M. (1817 - ??) m. William Fullerton, Esq.
VI. Rebecca (?? - ??)
VI. Sarah (?? - ??)
VI. Abigail (?? - ??)
V. Richard (?? - ??)
V. Henry (?? - ??)
IV. Abraham (?? - ??)
IV. Hezekiah (?? - ??) m. Martha Denton
V. Abel (?? - ??) m. Phebe Denton, 1770
V. Moses (?? - ??)
V. Samuel (?? - ??)
V. Hannah (?? - ??) m. Mr. Smith
V. Martha (?? - ??) m. Mr. Lowes
V. Mary (?? - ??) m. John Denton
V. John (?? - ??) m. Saray Cyr
IV. Joseph (?? - ??) m. Rebeckah Clason
V. John (1732 - ??) married (1) Sarah Waterbury (Abt. 1734 - ??), (2) Ann Jones
VI. John (1753 - ??) m. (Unknown)
VI. Sarah (1755 - ??) m. Mr. Olmsted
VI. Silvanus (1758 - ??)
VI. Griffin (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VII. Samuel (1770 - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Freelove (1802 - ??)
VIII. Clarissa (1803 - ??) m. Timothy Conklin
VIII. Thurza (1805 - ??)
VIII. Phebe (1807 - ??) m. Josiah Travis
VIII. Susan (1808 - ??) m. James Travis
VIII. Jane (1810 - ??)
VIII. Edmond (1811 - ??) m. (Unknown)
I X. James C. (?? - ??)
IX. Sarah (?? - ??)
IX. Susan (?? - ??)
IX. Charles Edmond (?? - ??)
IX. Cornelia (?? - ??)
IX. Mary Frances (?? - ??)
IX. George (?? - ??)
IX. Amelia (?? - ??)
VIII. Esther (1813 - ??) m. Henry Griffin
VIII. Leonard (1815 - ??) m. (Unknown)
IX. Rosetta (?? - ??) m. Aaron Underhill
IX. Elizabeth (?? - ??)
IX. Nathan (?? - ??)
IX. Leonard (?? - ??)
IX. Frankie (?? - ??)
IX. Adelaide (?? - ??)
IX. Georgiana (?? - ??)
VIII. Stephen (1820 - ??) m. Miss Summerbell
VIII. Moses (1822 - ??) m. (Unknown)
IX. Ophilia (?? - ??)
IX. Thurza (?? - ??)
IX. Virginia L. (?? - ??)
IX. Lucy P. (?? - ??)
IX. Emma L. (?? - ??)
VIII. Martha (12/7/18?? - ??) m. James Letchell
VII. Sylvanus (1773 - 1837) m. Abigail Smith
VIII. Walter C. (?? - 1855) m. Ann Terpenning, 1824
IX. Maria (?? - ??)
VIII. Sarah S. (1797 - 1858) m. Gilbert Mulford 1821
VIII. Ann (1800 - ??) m. Sepharine Masten 1820
VIII. Elizabeth (1808 - ??) m. 1837 Isaac Seudder
VIII. Abel S. (1801 - ??) m. 1832 Jennette Ray
VIII. Deborah (1803 - ??) m. A. Lane 1839
VIII. Freelove (1799 - 1878) m. Joshua Reynolds 1824
VIII. John (1809 - ??) m. Eliza Seymour
IX. Charlotte (?? - ??) m. Isaac Decker
IX. Mary Susan (?? - ??)
IX. William (?? - ??)
IX. Electa (?? - ??)
IX. Rebecca (?? - ??)
IX. Isaiah (?? - ??)
IX. Sylvanus (?? - ??)
IX. Abel (?? - ??)
VIII. Maria (1806 - ??) m. Daniel Termilliger.
VIII. Abigail (1811 - ??) m. 1833 Marcus Houston
VIII. Dewitt Clinton (1813 - ??) m. Mary Jane Smith
IX. Abel S. (1836 - ??)
IX. Sylvanus G. (1838 - ??) m. (1) 1861 Lettie M. Brinton, (2) 1864 Jennie E. Cloyd
IX. Louisa S. (1840 - ??)
IX. Anna Maria (1842 - ??) m. 1864 George B. Travis
IX. Hannah Jane (1844 -??)
VIII. Peter Jay Monroe (1814 - ??) m. Catharine Garrison
IX. Adelaide (1840 - ??)
IX. Dewitt (1842 - ??)
IX. Anna Eliza (1843 - ??) m. 1860 David Davis
IX. Catharine (1845 I- ??)
IX. Abigail (1847 - ??)
IX. Sarah Maria (1850 - ??)
IX. Monroe (1852 - ??)
IX. Isaac (1853 - ??)
IX. Rachel Jane (1855 - ??)
IX. Emeretta (1857 - ??)
IX. Sylvanus (1862 - ??)
VIII. Bathsheba H. /Batherbera S. (1819 - ??) m. Denton Gerow 1839
VII. Andrew (?? - 1825) m. Hannah Deveau
VIII. Benjamin (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Nicholas (?? - ??)
VIII. John (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Lorinzo Dow (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Andrew Deveau (1808 - ??) m. (1) Lilles Carpenter (?? - 1855), (2) Susan Dwight Shepherd
IX. Hanna Louisa (1833 - ??)
IX. Francis Asbury (1835 - ??) m. Adalaide Powell
X. Lillis Adalaide (1858 - ??)
X. Charles Irving (1864 - ??)
IX. Georgiana (1837 - died young)
IX. Charles Insley (1839- died young)
IX. John Griffin (1841 - died young)
IX. John Summerfield (1844 - died young)
IX. Caroline Hull (1846 - ??)
VIII. Mary (?? - ??)
VIII. Phebe (?? - ??)
VIII. Anna (?? - ??)
VIII. Susan (?? - ??)
VII. Griffin (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Hiram (?? - ??)
VIII. Stephen (?? - ??)
VIII. William (?? - ??)
VIII. Abba Jane (?? - ??) m. Henry Strong
VIII. Phebe (?? - ??) m. Floyd Cox.
VIII. Sands (?? - ??)
VIII. Matilda (?? - ??)
VIII. Elizabeth (?? - ??)
VIII. Leonard (?? - ??)
VIII. James (?? - ??)
VIII. Griffin (?? - ??)
VIII. Elisha (?? - ??)
VIII. John (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
IX. Leander (?? - ??)
IX. Morgan (?? - ??)
IX. Arthur (?? - ??)
VII. Dorothy (?? - ??) m. Stephen Carpenter
VII. Abby (?? - ??) m. Stephen Roe
VII. Elizabeth (?? - ??) m. Mr. Lewis.
VII. Mary (?? - ??) m. Haviland Cornell
VII. Sarah (?? - ??)
V. William (1735 - ??) m. Rebeckah Jagger 1758
VI. William (1759 - ??)
VI. Isaac (1760 - ??) m. Anne Lockwood
VII. Josiah (1780 - ??)
VII. Rebecca (1782 - ??)
VII.Amy (1784 - ??)
VII. Seymour (1787 - ??)
VI. Reuben (1763 - ??) m. Martha Reynolds
VII. Sally (1782 - ??)
VII. William (1784 - ??)
VII. Polly (1787 - ??)
VII. Nathaniel (1790 - ??)
VI. Joseph (1764 - ??) m. Sarah Smith
VII. Seymour (1787 - ??)
VI. Nat (1766 - ??)
VI. Isaac #2 (1768 - ??) possible per GG
VI. Betsey (1770 - ??)
VI. Rufus (/1774 - ??)
VI. Jeremiah (1780 - ??)
V. Roger (1739 - ??) m. (Unknown)
VI. Jacob (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VII. Jeremiah (?? - ??) m. Elizabeth Armstrong
VIII. Peggy (?? - ??) m. Dr. Christopher Kinsted
VIII. Eliza (?? - ??) m. Dr. Frieghley
VIII. Anson (1794 - ??) m. Polly Hornbeck
IX. Anson Jr. (1814 - ??) m. (1) Lucinda Johnson (2) Eliza Bonner
X. By Lucinda Johnson: Edwin (1853 - 1858)
X. George (?? - ??) adopted son of Anson & Eliza Bonner Gale
IX. Elizabeth (?? - ??) m. Dr. Hiram Dale
IX. Jane (?? - ??) died at age 19.
IX. Hiram (?? - Living 1860s
VIII. Sally (?? - ??) died around age 20
VIII. Edwin (?? - Abt. 1859) m. Miss Thompson, no children
VI. Ira (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
VIII. Joseph (?? - Living 1864) Lived in Michigan
VIII. Daniel (?? - Living 1864, NY)
VII. Joseph (?? - ??) m. (Unknown)
V. Mary (1740 - ??)
V. Josiah (1742, Rutland, Vt. - 1796) m. Rachel Mead (ca. 1745 - ??) 1765
VI. Sarah (1767 - 1828) m. Henry Kinney
VI. Rebecca (1769 - 1806) m. Enoch Goodrich
VI. Rachael (1772 - 1856) m. Leonard Barton
VI. Phoebe (1774 - 1850) m. Andrew Finch
VI. Roba (1776 - 1821) m. Lewis Curtis
VI. Elizabeth (1781 - 1838) m. Nathan Beckwith
VI. Nancy (ca. 1782 - ??) m. Henry Griffin
VI. Josiah (1787 - 1809)
VI. George Washington (1789 - 1861) m. (1) Harriet Selden, (2) Esther William Coon (1809 - ??) & (3) Lucy Merriam (?? - ??)
VII. By Harriet Selden Gale: William Selden (1822 - ??) m. Caroline Ferris
VIII. William Selden (1846 - ??)
VIII. George Washington (1848 - ??)
VIII.Charles (1850 - 1851)
VIII. Calvin (1852 - ??)
VIII. Harriet (1854 - 1925)
VIII. Joseph Dudley (1856 - 1857)
VIII. Josiah (1858 - 1889)
VIII. John (1859 - 1862)
VII. Harriet Y. (1823 - ??)
VII. George (1826 - ??) m. 1857 Elizabeth Kennedy
VII. Josiah (1827 - 1863) m. Louisa Jackson
VII. Mary Elizabeth (1829 - ??) m. 1856 Rev. Edwin L. Hunt
VII. Margaret (1831 - ??) m. 1851 Professor Henry E. Hitchcock
VII. Charles Selden (1835 - 1836)
VII. Joseph Dudley (1837 - 1856)
VII. Roger (Born & died 3/1840)
VII. By Esther Williams Coon Gale: Henry Williams (Born & died in 1842)
VI. Clarinda (1784 - 1853) m. Eber Leete
V. Rebeckah (1744 - ??)
V. Sarah (1747 - ??)
V. Samuel (1748 - ??) m. (1) Lydia Skinner, (2) Jerusha Hibbard
VI. Joseph (?? - ??)
VI. Hulda (?? - ??)
VI. Nathan (?? - ??) m. Eleanor Miller
VII. Harriet (1807 - ??) m. Henry Young
VII. Alonzo H. (1809 - ??) m. Harriet Amanda L'amoreaux
VIII. Orphilia A. (?? - ??)
VIII. Nathan A. (?? - ??)
VIII. Francis L. (?? - ??)
VIII. Laura A. (?? - ??)
VII. Calvin S. (1811 - ??) m. Harriet N. Blair
VIII. Alanzo (??- ??)
VIII. Adalaid (??- ??)
VIII. Charlotte Newell (??- ??)
VIII. Albert Hibbard (??- ??)
VIII. Amelia (??- ??)
VII. Fanny (1814 - ??) m. Royal B. Wright
VI. Samuel (?? - Living 1815)
VI. William (?? - Living 1815)
VI. Lydia (?? - ??)
VI. Jerusha (?? - ??)
VI. Prinia (?? - ??)
V. Noah (1751 - ??) m. (Unknown)
VI. Platt (?? - ??)
VI. Augustus (?? - ??)
VI. Walter (?? - ??)
IV. Benjamin (1715 -1790) m. Hannah Eliot
V. Elizabeth (1740 - 1818) m. Samuel Gale
V. Catherine (1742 -1797) m. Jeremiah Atwater
V. Mary (1744 - ??) m. Dr. John Redfield
V. Juliana (1746 - ??) m. Leverett Hubbard
V. Hannah (1748 - 1797) unmarried
V. Mehitable (1749 - ??) m. Archibald Austin
V. Samuel (born & died 1751)
V. Benjamin (1755 -1855)
IV. Catherine (?? - ??) m. Mr. Ludlam
III. Thomas (1673 - ??) m. Abigail Smith in 1703-04
III. Possibly Samuel (1676, Jamaica - ??) m. Mary Covenhoven in 1705
III. Nehemiah (1680 - ??), a weaver, married (Unknown) and had children
IV. Jemima (?? - ??)
IV. Keziah (?? - ??)
IV. Joseph (?? - ??) m. Martha Alison on 5/6/1728 in Southold, Suffolk Co. NY
IV. Nehemiah (?? - ??)
IV. Jeremiah Gale (Bet. 1700-21 - ??) m. Anne Dickens (1715 - ??)
V. Jeremiah (?? -??)
V. Abigail (7/6/1742, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI - ??)
V. John (6/11/1747, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI - ??)
V. Elijah (Aft. 1747 - 1771, Westchester Co. NY)
V. Nehemiah Gale (1746 - Bet. 1810-20) m. Jane Anne "Ginny/Janie"Rush
VI. John Gale (?? - Bef. 8/1826, at sea)
VI. Polly (?? - Aft. 8/1820) m. (Unknown) Holmes
VI. Anna (1768, CT - 1845) m. William Case (Abt. 1762 - 1826)
VI. Elijah B. (Abt. 1772 - 1848) m. Olive Beach
VI. Elizabeth "Betsey" (1775 - 1865) m. Asa Evans
VI. Nehemiah Gale (1776 - 1853) m. Susanna Lyon
VI. James Sr. (1781 - 1841) m. Dorcas Blackmar
VI. Sarah "Sally" (Abt. 1788 - 1868) m. Henry Feathers
VI. Demaris (Abt. 1789 - Bef. 1870) m. Gardner Gifford
VI. Isaac (Abt. 1794 - Aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth (Unknown)
III. Andrew (1683 - Bet. 1742-43) m. Mary (Unk.)
III. David (1686, Jamaica, NY - ??)
III. Jacob (?? - 1720) house carpenter
III. Sarah (?? - ??) m. Benjamin Smith
III. James (1679-1689)
III. John (1681 - ??)
III. Abigail (1684 - ??)
III. Ruth (1687 - ??)
III. Edward (1689 - ??)
III. James (1691 - ??)
III. Samuel (1698 - ??)
III. Eliezer (1699 - ??)
III. Mehetible (1701 - ??)
II. Eliezer (?? - ??) m. Elizabeth Bishop
I. EDMUND/EDMOND GALE (Abt. 1602 - 1642) was probably born in Cambridge, England between 1596 and 1602 to JOHN (Abt. 1571, Oakleigh Parish, Bedforshire, England - ??) and MARGERY WADAM GALE, who married at Cambridge on 10/15/1596.
Edmund immigrated to Newtown, Massachusetts in 1630, married (UNKNOWN) and had seven children. He died at Boston, Massachusetts, on 7/29/1642. His children were II. THOMAS (?? - ??) married (Unknown) and had two daughters; II. ROBERT (?? -
??) mentioned as having "receipted" sugar of William Hollisworth at Salem on 5/14/1659 and again in 1666 - 3700 pounds of Muscovado Sugar at Salem; II. AMBROSE (ca. 1628 - 1708) married (1) Deborah (Unknown), (2) Mary (Unknown), and possibly
another wife; II. BARTHOLOMEW (Abt. 1628 - ??) married (1) Martha Lemon and (2) Mary Bacon; II. EDMOND II (?? - ??) married Sarah Dixey; II. ABELL (Abt. 1640 - ??) married Dinah (Unknown); and II. ELIEZER (?? - ??) married Elizabeth Bishop.
[Another Edmund Gale of Salisbury and Falmouth was admitted as a freeman in 1666, removed perhaps to Marblehead and went to Falmouth before 1689]
II. THOMAS (?? - ??), son of Edmund and (Unknown) Gale, married (Unknown), probably in England, settled in New Haven, Connecticut and had two daughters, III. MARTHA (5/6/1655, baptized 3/18/1660) and III. ABIGAIL (5/5/1660, baptized 6/22/1660).
II. AMBROSE GALE (CA. 1628- 1708) was born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to Edmund and (Unknown) Gale. He resided first at Salem and later at Marblehead. He married (1) DEBORAH (UNKNOWN), by whom he had three children
baptized at Salem, and (2) MARY (UNKNOWN) - (1631 - 2/5/1694, Marblehead). He may have married more than twice.
Ambrose Gale House (ca. 1663), Marblehead, Massachusetts
Ambrose was referred to as a fisherman, planter, cooper and merchant. He first purchased land at Marblehead on 12/4/1663 and was referred to as a fisherman. In a land transaction on
6/28/1666 he was called a planter. On 6/1/1677 Ambrose was appointed "a commissioner to end small causes" by the general Court of Massachusetts of Marblehead. On 10/11/1682
he was appointed surveyor of damaged goods for the same port. He was also the founder of the church at Marblehead and its leading member.
The house where Ambrose and his family lived still stands at 17 Franklin Street at Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials he
testified, along with Charity Pitman and Sarah Doddy, stating that, "Wilmott Redd had cursed a Mrs. Syms with an enduring case of constipation."
Ambrose Gale's wife Mary died on 2/7/1694-95 at age 63 and was buried at Old Burial Hill in Marblehead where her tombstone still stands. Her epitaph reads, "Here Lyeth ye Body of
Mary Galle ye Wife of Ambros Galle Aged 63 Years Decd February ye 5 1694/5." (http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/tour/mbhd.shtml) Ambrose Gale died at Marblehead in August
of 1708 and was also buried at Old Burial Hill, although no stone exists. He was 77 years of age.
Tombstone of Mary Galle (sic),
wife of Ambrose Galle of Marblehead
Tombstone of Mary Gale (Unknown), Old Burial Hill
CHILDREN OF AMBROSE & DEBORAH GALE: III. BENJAMIN (Bapt. 5/17/1663, Salem - ??) married (1) Lydia (Unknown) and (2) Deliverance (Unknown). III. ELIZABETH (Bapt. 5/17/1663, Salem - ??), baptized at the same time and place as Benjamin, married
Thomas Roots/Rootes of Boston, mariner, whose will, dated 9/18/1683 and proved 1/31/1683, placed him on a voyage to Jamaica and named Elizabeth, his children, and his father-in-law. Their daughter Mary married Azor Gale. III. CHARITY: (Bapt. 6/17/1664 -
??) married Mark Haskoll. III. AMBROSE: (Bapt. 1665 - ??) married Jemima (Unknown). III. DELIVERENCE (?? - ??) married Benjamin James.
III. BENJAMIN GALE (Bapt. 1663 - ??), son of Ambrose and Deborah Gale of Marblehead, was baptized at Salem on 5/17/1663 and probably born sometime in the 1650s based on the birth of his first daughter, Mary, in 1677. He married (1) LYDIA
(UNKNOWN) and had children. Lydia died about 1699 and Benjamin married (2) DELIVERANCE (UNKNOWN) but no children were found for them. In a deed dated 1710 Benjamin was referred to as a cordwainer. He died in August of 1714 and was survived
by his second wife. CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN & LYDIA GALE: IV. MARY (4/6/1677 - ??); IV. JOSEPH #1 (9/13/1679 -??) died young; IV. JOHN (CA. 1681 - ??) married Marian (Unknown); IV. AMBROSE (1/1/1683 - ??); IV. ELIZABETH (2/1/1685 - ??); IV.
DOLLY (2/29/1690 - ??); IV. BENJAMIN (11/5/1694 - ??) married Elener (sic) Scadlock and had three children; IV. JOSEPH #2 (Bapt. 2/9/1696 - ??) married Hannah Charter; and IV. SAMUEL (10/3/1699 - ??) married Mary Hadden.
IV. JOHN (CA. 1681 - 1724) born ca. 1681 to Benjamin and Lydia Gale at Marblehead, He MARIAN (UNKNOWN) and had seven children. CHILDREN OF JOHN & MARIAN GALE: V. JOHN (Bapt. 5/14/1704 - ??) married Susanna Dennis; V. ANNIS (Bapt.
10/14/1705 - ??); V. JOSEPH (Bapt. 11/24/1706 - ??) married (Unknown); V. BENJAMIN #1 (Bapt. 11/24/1706 - ??) died young; V. AMBROSE (Bapt. 10/8/1710 - ??); V. BENJAMIN #2 (Bapt. 2/22/1713 - ??); and V. EDWARD (Bapt. 5/31/1713 - ??).
V. JOHN GALE (1704 - ??), was born to John and Marion Gale on 3/15/1704 and baptized on 5/14/1704. On 10/23/1727 he married SUSANNA DENNIS (4/23/1710 - ??) of Marblehead and had eight children. CHILDREN OF JOHN & SUSANNAH DENNIS: VI.
SUSANNAH (6/6/1728 - ??) baptized 7/11/1728, married Thomas Nichols in Novembeer of 1774. ; VI. MARIAN (3/2/1731 - 4/17/1809) baptized 5/2/1731, married John Ball on 10/11/1753; VI. SARAH (3/30/1732 - 7/22/1812) baptized 3/30/1735 - 9/17/1802, married
Richardd Besome; VI. JOHN (Bapt. 4/17/1737 - ??); VI. JONAS #1 (Bapt. 8/19/1739 - Before 1741); VI. JONAS #2 (8/16/1741 - ??) baptized 8/25/1765; VI. MARY (bp. 6/19/1743 - ??); possibly married Andrew Bartonh on 12/14/17865; and VI. HANNAH
(6/13/1733 - 11/13/1778), baptized 6/17/1733, married John Glover (11/5/1732, Marblehead - 1797) on 10/30/1754 and had eleven children before her death on 11/13/1778.
JOHN GLOVER, a shoemaker by trade, entered the fishing business with markets in France, Spain, and the West Indies. When the Revolutionary War began he was 43 years old and had acquired a number of vessels. He was an ensign in the third military
foot company in Marblehead under the command of Richard Reed, Esq. in the fifth regiment of militia in the County of Essex, under Colonel Jacob Fowle, Esq. He later became Colonel of the Marblehead Regiment. Glover was such an accomplished mariner
that George Washington enlisted him in organizing the first Continental Navy, known as Glover's "Marblehead Mariners." Glover's own coasting schooner, the Hannah, was named for his wife and moored to a pier he owned in nearby Beverly. She was
called into service on 9/2/1775 under the command of Nicholas Broughton and is said to be "...the first regularly commissioned ship fitted out by the United Colonies." (Miller) Glover was so confident about the outcome of the struggle that he allowed his 20
year old son, John Jr., to sail on the Hannah's first mission. During her last days at sea, the Hannah was engaged by the British ship Nautilus. With defeat imminent Broughton ran her aground on a sandbar at Beverly Harbor. The Nautilus opened fire while
the Hannah's officers and crew escaped to the shore, only to return later to strip the Hannah of her armament, thereby preventing plunder by the British. At the turn of the tide, the badly damaged ship limped back to sea under cover of darkness, leaving her
anchor behind. Badly damaged, the Hannah was subsequently removed from service. John Glover became a Brigadier General and was in charge of the boats when Washington crossed the Delaware River.
Hannah Gale Glover died in 1778 and was buried at Old Burial Hill in Marblehead. Her tombstone, pictured below, reads, "In Memory of Mrs. HANNAH GLOVER, wife of the Honbl. General JOHN GLOVER, who departed this Life Novr. 13th 1778, Aged 45
Years & 5 months." Afterwards John married a widow, Mrs. Frances Fosdick, also from Marblehead. He died on 1/30/1797 and was also at Old Burial Hill in a brick tomb surrounded by other family members. CHILDREN OF JOHN & HANNAH GALE
GLOVER: John (3/23/1756 - ??) married Fanny Lee; Hannah (5/15/1757 - died in infancy); Daniel (4/8/1759 - died in infancy); Hannah (4/19/1761 - ??) married Richard Cowell and had seven children; Samuel (12/19/1762 - ??) married (1) Martha Bowden and (2)
Betsy Skillins, by whom he had three children; Jonas (4/1/1764 - ??) married Sally Pierce and had two children; Tabitha (12/8/1765 - ??) married William Brooks; Susannah (3/28/1767 - ??) married Captain Nicholas Broughton and had five children; Mary
(1/8/1769 - ??) married Robert Hooper on 12/11/1788 and had thirteen children; Sarah (2/10/1771 - ??) married Samuel Lewis and had one child; and Jonathan (5/9/1773 - ??) who died unmarried.
Burial plot of General John Glover & Grave of Hannah Gale Glover, Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, Mass. (http://www.oldburialhill.org/glover/glover_01.html)
IV. BENJAMIN GALE (1694 - ??) was born to Benjamin and Lydia Gale on 11/5/1694 and married ELENER (sic) SCADLOCK ON 12/7/1715. CHILDREN: V. DELIVERANCE (Bapt. 4/29/1718 - ??) married William Smith; V. MARY (Bapt. 2/14/1719-20 - ??)
married (Unknown) Cross; and V. ELIZA (Bapt. 11/5/1721 - ??).
IV. JOSEPH GALE (BAPT. 1696 - ??) was born to Benjamin and Lydia Gale at Marblehead and baptized on 2/9/1696. Joseph married HANNAH CHARTER of Marblehead on 10/21/1729 and had five known children. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH & HANNAH
GALE: V. JOSEPH (3/21/1730 - ??); V. AMBROSE (1/1/1732 - ??); V. JOHN (Bapt. 5/4/1735 - ??); V. HANNAH (Bapt. 4/17/1737 - ??); and V. SAMUEL (Bapt. 11/25/1739 - ??).
IV. SAMUEL GALE (1699 - ??) was born on 10/3/1699 to Benjamin and Lydia Gale at Marblehead. He married MARY HADDEN on 12/7/1718. CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & MARY HADDEN GALE: V. MARY (Bapt. 10/21/1722 - ??) married Moses Phillips, Jr;
V. SAMUEL #1 (Bapt. 2/28/1724 - ??) died young; V. ELIZA (Bapt. 9/17/1727 - ??); V. DELIVERANCE (Bapt. 6/21/1730 - ??); V. HANNAH (Bapt. 5/20/1733 - ??); and V. SAMUEL #2 (Bapt. 10/26/1735 - ??) married Hannah Vickery.
V. SAMUEL GALE (BAPT. 1735 - ??) was born to Samuel and Mary Hadden Gale at Marblehead and baptized on 10/26/1735. On 12/19/1758 he married HANNAH VICKERY and had two children. Samuel Gale of Marblehead was Master of the ship Content
and was said to have been lost at sea. After his death the Content was carrying a cargo of salt, rum and sugar when it was captured by H. M. S.Preston, Capt. Samuel Uppleby, Master. (Howe's Prize List, 7/8 - 7/12/1777, published in The London Gazette).
The date of Samuel's death is unknown. CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & HANNAH VICKERY GALE: VI. HANNAH (Bapt. 1/17/1762 - ??) and VI. SAMUEL (Bapt. 6/19/1763 - ??) who married (1) Bertha Humphrey and (2) Elizabeth Proctor.
VI. SAMUEL GALE (BAPT. 1763 - 1802), son of Samuel and Hannah Vickery Gale, was baptized on 6/19/1763 at Marblehead. Samuel married (1) BERTHA HUMPHREY on 11/20/1783 and at her death married (2) ELIZABETH PROCTOR on 2/5/1795.
Children were born to each marriage but their mothers were not identified. Like his father, Samuel was lost at sea with his son William in 1802. CHILDREN: VII. SAMUEL (9/1/1784 - ??) married (Unknown) and had children; VII. HANNAH (?? - Living 1865);
VII. WILLIAM (?? - 1802) was lost at sea with his father in 1802; VII. BENJAMIN (?? - Living 1865); and VII. ELIZABETH (?? - 1821).
VII. SAMUEL GALE, JR. (1784 - ??) was born on 9/1/1784 to Samuel and Bertha Humphrey Gale at Marblehead. Samuel Gale, Jr. married (UNKNOWN): CHILDREN OF JOHN & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VIII. SAMUEL (11/8/1808 - ??) married Eliza (Unknown);
VIII. ANNA (5/27/1810 - ??); VIII. WILLIAM (10/17/1814 - ??); and VIII. CHARLES (2/15/1819 - ??).
VIII. SAMUEL GALE (1808 - ??) was born on 11/8/1808 to Samuel Gale and an unknown wife. Samuel married ELIZA (UNKNOWN) and had five children. He was a shoe manufacturer in Lynn, Massachusetts. CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & ELIZA GALE: IX.
HANNAH (11/25/1835 - ??); IX. SAMUEL (8/14/1838 - Living 1860s) married 5/30/1859 to Susan A. Churchell; IX. MARY (11/30/1841 - ??); IX. SARAH JANE (5/29/1848 - ??); and IX. CHARLES (1852 - 1861).
IX. SAMUEL GALE (8/14/1838 - Living 1860s) was the son of Samuel and Eliza Gale. On 5/30/1859 he married SUSAN A. CHURCHELL (sic) and had a son. Samuel was a shoe-cutter and lived at Lynn. CHILD OF SAMUEL & SUSAN CHURCHELL GALE:
X. SAMUEL (11/11/1860 - ??).
III. AMBROSE GALE, JR. (BAPT. 1665 - 1717) was born to Ambrose and Deborah Gale and baptized in 1665 at Marblehead. He married JEMIMA (UNKNOWN) and had several children prior to his death in 1717. CHILDREN OF AMBROSE & JEMIMA
GALE: IV. ELIZABETH (Bapt. 3/22/1690 - ??); IV. MARY (Bapt. 11/12/1693 - ??); IV. SARAH (Bapt. 1/12/1696 - ??); IV. DEBORAH (11/26/1697 - ??); IV. AMBROSE (Bapt. 1/30/1700 - ??); IV. THOMAS (1712 - ??); and IV. BENJAMIN (Bapt. 8/8/1714 - ??).
II. BARTHOLOMEW GALE (CA. 1640 - Aft. 1670) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edmund and (Unknown) Gale. In 1662 he married (1) MARTHA LEMON, daughter of Robert Lemon, who died the same year. He then married (2) MARY
BACON (2/18/1640, Winston, Suffolk, England - ??) and had several children. Bartholomew was a shipwright and died sometime after 1670 at Salem, Essex County, Mass. CHILDREN OF BARTHOLOMEW & MARY BACON GALE: III. SAMUEL (?? - ??)
married Mary (Unknown); III. ISAAC (5/2/1669 - ??); III. JACOB: (8/15/1671 - 8/6/1727, Boston) a shipwright who settled in Kingston, NH. He married (UNKNOWN) and had children but their identities are not known. Jacob was a shipwright and a
representative for the town of Kingston, NH. III. BARTHOLOMEW (4/26/1674 - ??); III. DANIEL (8/17/1676, Salem, Essex, Mass. - 6/30/1743, Bradford, Essex, Mass.), twin of Mary, married Rebecka Sweatt/Swett in 1700 at Bradford, Esssex, Mass. and had
children; III. MARY (8/17/1676) twin of Daniel; and III. RACHEL (3/17/1678 - ??).
[According to Edward Chenery Gale in his history of Richard Gale, the Gales of Crediton in Devonshire had a branch in Hennock in England and there was a possible connection between this branch and the American descendants of Bartholomew Gale of
Salem. In fact, a Bartholomew Gale of Hennock died before 12/15/1562 leaving a will naming eight children, one of whom was Robert. Robert died leaving a will naming a son Bartholomew, a minor in 1648, who may have been the immigrant Bartholomew. The
arms of Bartholomew Gale of Hennock were Azure on a fesse argent, three saltaires of the field (another, gu.) The crest and motto are unknown. Citing the Title Registry of Wills of Hennock, Devonshire, Edward Gale identified Bartholomew's brothers as
Ambrose (1628 - ??) and Edmund Gale who settled in New England.]
III. SAMUEL GALE (?? - ??) was born to Bartholomew and Mary Bacon Gale at an unknown date. Samuel married MARY (UNKNOWN), resided in Salem. CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & MARY GALE: MARY (1/17/1690 - ??); IV. SAMUEL (1/25/1693 - ??); IV.
SARAH (11/19/1699 - ??); and IV. ABRAHAM (9/6/?? - ??).
III. DANIEL GALE (1676 - ??) was born on 8/17/1676 to Bartholomew and Mary Bacon Gale. In November of 1700 he married REBECKAH SWEAT, daughter of Stephen Sweat of Newbury, where they settled. According to George Gale one son, Jacob, was
found in records and two other sons were listed based on circumstantial evidence. Daniel was a shipwright and later speculated in real estate in Newbury, Haverhill, Amesbury and Bradford, where he was living in 1742. PRESUMED CHILDREN OF
DAMIEL & REBECKA SWEAT GALE: IV. JACOB (11/30/1708 - Living 1774) married Susannah (Unknown); IV. BENJAMIN (?? - ??) married Hannah Clements; and IV. STEPHEN (Abt. 1700, Haverhill, Essex Co. - 1736) married Ednah Little and had a son,
Stephen Gale II.
IV. JACOB GALE (1708 - LIVING 1774) was born on 11/30/1708 to Daniel and Rebecka Sweat Gale. Jacob married SUSANNAH MORRILL COLLINS and had twelve known children. Jacob was married and living in Kingston, New Hampshire by 1742
when he and Susannah deeded a house and lot in Newbury, Massachusetts. In the deed Jacob was referred to as a "joiner." Records indicated that the family moved to East Kingston after 1756 and prior to 1770. Jacob fought in the Revolutionary War and
was buried in the old cemetery at East Kingston. CHILDREN OF JACOB & SUSANNAH GALE: V. JACOB (?? - ??) married Abigail (Unknown). [According to George Gale, he had a family in East Kingston, and was a son of Jacob, Sr. by circumstantial
evidence only. V. SUSANNA (11/28/1737 - ??) was born at East Kingston, NH and married Nathaniel Batchelder on 1/5/12757. V. DANIEL (9/2/1739 - 11/1801) married Patience Eastman (12/14/1734 - ??) on 5/29/1760 and had children Susan, Jacob, Joseph,
Shuah, Daniel, Elizabeth and twins Mary and Stephen. V. ELIPHALET (9/5/1741 - ??) was born in East Kingston, NH and married (Unknown). V. AMOS (4/20/1744 - ??) married Hannah Gilman. V. ELI (2/23/1745 - ??) married Dorithy Blaisdell. V. MARY
(11/22/1747 - ??). V. BENJAMIN (3/6/1749 - 9/22/1771). V. JOHN COLLINS (11/26/1750 - ??). V. STEPHEN (10/12/1752 - 10/23/1754). V. HENRY (10/2/1754 - 10/19/1754). and V. STEPHEN (6/5/1756 - 1/22/1770).
V. JACOB GALE, Jr. (LIVING MID-1700s) is placed here based on circumstantial evidence suggested by George Gale as the son of Jacob Gale, Sr. and his wife Susannah. Jacob married ABIGAIL (UNKNOWN) and was said to have had eight children.
The family lived in East Kingston, New Hampshire. Jacob Gale, Jr. acquired considerable property in and around East Kingston. He was a delegate to the First Provincial Congress of New Hampshire, which met in Exeter on 7/21/1774 to initiate New
Hampshire's freedom from England and to establish a constitutional form of government. He was later a lieutenant-colonel in the New Hampshire militia in 1778 and 1779 under the command of the famous Josiah Bartlett. Jacob later succeeded Bartlett as
colonel and marched with the regiment from New Hampshire and joined the Continental Army in Rhode Island in August of 1778. CHILDREN OF JACOB & ABIGAIL GALE: VI. ABIGAIL (11/28/1763 - ??). VI. JACOB (10/5/1762 - ??) married (Unknown) and
had children. VI. HENRY (12/28/1767 - ??) married Mary Atkinson and had children. VI. JAMES (10/23/1769 - ??). VI. APPHIA (7/29/1771 - ??). VI. ISRAEL (3/12/1775 - ??). VI. STEPHEN (7/24/1777 - 1/26/1782). VI. SUSANNA (8/6/1781 - ??).
VI. JACOB GALE (1762 - ??) was born on 10/5/1762 to Jacob and Abigail (Unknown) Gale. He married (UNKNOWN) and had children. CHILDREN OF JACOB & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VII. AMOS (?? - ??); VII. PATTY (?? - ??); VII. JACOB (?? - ??); VII.
WILLIAM (?? - ??); VII. MARY (?? - ??); VII. DANIEL (?? - ??); VII. STEPHEN (?? - ??); VII. OTHERS UNKNOWN.
VI. HENRY GALE (1767 - ??) was born on 12/28/1767 to Jacob and Abigail Gale in New Hampshire. He married MARY ATKINSON of Newburyport, Massachusetts. CHILD OF HENRY & MARY ATKINSON GALE: VII. ELDRIDGE GERRY (?? - Est. 1847)
married Anna Maria Barnes and had children.
VII. ELDRIDGE GERRY GALE (?? - EST. 1847) was born to Henry and Mary Atkinson Gale at an unknown date. He married ANNA MARIA BARNES (Abt. 1841, Boscawen, N. H. - 2/21/1891, East Kingston, NH), daughter of Josiah and Dorothy Gale
Barnes. Josiah Barnes was a hotel keeper. Eldridge and Anna had three children before Eldridge died on 7/8/1847. Sometime before 1870 Anna married Joseph Follett, a brick mason. Both were still living in 1880. Eldridge Gale was a farmer of moderate means.
When he died in 1847 his children were still young. Stephen was only 16 months old, Mary Ann was not quite 9, and John Eldridge was between 6 and 7. Ann Maria Gale sold their farm, keeping only the house and a small plot of land. CHILDREN OF
ELDRIDGE & ANNA MARIA BARNES GALE: VIII. MARY ANN (EST. 1838 - ??); VIII. JOHN ELDRIDGE (EST. 1840 - ??), who married (Unknown) and had a son, Henry E. Gale; and VIII. STEPHEN HENRY (3/23/1846 - ??). [Additional information from
VIII. JOHN ELDRIDGE GALE (EST. 1840 - ??) was born about 1840 to Eldridge Gerry and Ann Maria Barnes Gale. He married (UNKNOWN) and had a son. After his father died John remained at home until age 14 when he went to Portsmouth, New
Hampshire. After three years at high school he clerked in a store in Portsmouth and then traveled to Haverhill, Massachusetts where he found work in a shoe factory. In 1862 he established his own shoe manufacturing business and later partnered with his
brother, Stephen Henry, to form a company that operated as Gale Brothers. John later established another company, The Gale Shoe Manufacturing Company, for his son, Henry E. Gale. It had two factories in operation, one in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and
another in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. When John E. Gale retired from the shoe manufacturing business, he became president of the Haverhill National Bank. CHILD OF JOHN ELDRIDGE & (UNKNOWN) GALE: IX. HENRY E. (?? - ??) who assumed the
operation of The Gale Shoe Manufacturing Company.
VIII. STEPHEN HENRY GALE (1846 - ??) was born in East Kingston, New Hampshire on 3/23/1846 to Eldridge Gerry and Ann Maria Barnes Gale. In 1866 Stephen married ANNA M. BROWN, daughter of Addison Brown, a prosperous shoe manufacturer
in Haverhill. The couple had three children, but only one daughter survived to adulthood. Stephen's father died when Stephen was only 16 months old and he remained at home with his mother until age 17 and attended the village schools. He also attended
Kingston Academy and took a course at Boston Commercial College, traveling to Boston and back each day. Like his brother John, Stephen also worked at shoemaking and in 1863 traveled to Haverhill, Massachusetts, where he found employment in
William M. Chase's shoe factory as assistant bookkeeper. After about a year he went to work in his brother's factory. John assisted Stephen in establishing his own business in the manufacture and sale of shoes. The business grew and in order to acquire
more capital he formed a partnership with Captain Samuel L. Blaisdell, a former resident of East Kingston and friend of his father and mother. Blaisdell was not personally involved with the business and in about a year the partnership was dissolved and
Stephen continued alone, devoting all his time and energy to the growth of the firm.
In 1869, after his business had become well established, Stephen and his brother John consolidated their two companies, operating out of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The business continued to grow and in 1884 the brothers decided to open a branch
factory in Exeter. They erected a four-story brick building, 40' x 150,' that was completed in November of that year. Stephen relocated to Exeter to run the new firm and John remained in Haverhill, working with his cousin, John H. Sanborn, who had joined
them in business. As a result of this expansion, sales at Gale Brothers, primarily of medium-grade women's shoes, climbed to about a million dollars annually. The Exeter factory manufactured part of the women's and all of the men's shoes, the latter styled
under the name of Exeter Boot and Shoe Company. All of the capital was provided by Gale Brothers. The factory was enlarged after six years and the Haverhill business was transferred to Exeter, allowing John E. Gale to partially retire and devote himself to
banking and to establishing a new shoe company, the Gale Shoe Manufacturing Company, for his son, Herbert E. Gale. The Exeter business was converted into a stock company in 1902 under the name of Gale Brothers, Inc. Listed as stockholders and
officers were Stephen H. Gale, president and treasurer; John E. Gale, vice-president; John H. Sanborn, general manager; Charles A. McGreggor, secretary; and John A. Towle, selling agent. The firm continued to be an important part of the business
community for over half a century.
In Massachusetts Stephen was elected in 1874 as a member of the Haverhill city council and seated on the Republican city committee. He did not enjoy political life and served only one term, declining further advancement. Ten years later, after settling in
Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, he became interested in local and state politics but continued to devote his time to the operation of his business. In 1892, with the business well established, he began campaign work and assisted in
re-establishing Republican control to Rockingham County. He was elected the following year by the legislature of New Hampshire and served on the staff of Governor John B. Smith. He was also elected in 1894 to the State Senate, 21st District, and served
until 1896 as chairman of the committee on finance and as a member of the judiciary committee. In 1896 General Gale was elected as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, during which McKinley was nominated for
president. In 1898 he was elected from the 2nd District as a member of General Rollins' council and again served on the finance committee. He made a short campaign in 1902 for the Republican gubernatorial nomination but withdrew over differences
concerning prohibition. In 1905 he was elected to the state Legislature by the largest vote ever given a candidate for that office in the history of Exeter. While in office he worked diligently to revise the liquor laws in New Hampshire.
General Stephen H. Gale was a member of the Congregational Church, a Knight Templar, vice-president of the Republican Town Club of Exeter, director in the Haverhill National Bank, member of the Derryfield Club of Manchester and of the New Hampshire
Club of Boston. CHILDREN OF STEPHEN & ANNA GALE: IX. ALICE C. GALE (?? - ??) who married Arthur L. Hobson and resided in Boston near Brookline and maintained a summer house at Little Boar's Head, Rye Beach. IX. TWO SONS WHO DIED IN
V. DANIEL GALE, ESQ. (9/2/1739 - 11/1/1802), son of Jacob and Susanna Gale of Kingston, New Hampshire, married PATIENCE EASTMAN (12/14/1734 - 5/1804) on 5/29/1760 and had children. The family moved to Gilmanton, NH in 1780 where Daniel
served as a Magistrate, a Selectman, a Representative, and a Judge of the Court of Sessions. At their deaths Captain Daniel Gale and his wife Patience were buried at the Smith Meeting House, the first church in the area of Gilmanton. CHILDREN OF
DANIEL & PATIENCE EASTMAN GALE: VI. SUSAN (?? - ??); VI. JACOB (1762 - ??) who married Mary Rowell and had children; VI. JOSEPH (?? - ??); VI. SHUAH (3/28/1767 - ??) twin of Daniel, who married Thomas Potter on 9/29/1793; VI. DANIEL
GALE (3/28/1767 - 3/26/1829), twin of Shuah, who married Dolly Smith (1/17/1764 - ??) on 8/5/1790 and had children. VI. MARY (?? - ??) twin of Stephen; VI. STEPHEN (?? - ??) twin of Mary, who married (1) Susanna Flanders and (2) Polly Eastman and had
two sons; and VI. ELIZABETH (?? - ??)
Capt Daniel Gale passed to the Spirit Land Nov 1, 1802 ae 62
Patience his wife passed to the Spirit Land May 1804, ae 63
Daniel Edwin son of Robert S. and Betsey Gale d. Oct 22, 1839 ae 11 mos.
Robert S. Gale d. Jan 16, 1894 ae 89 years 7 mos.
Betsey wife of R.S. Gale died Nov 24, 1870 ae 66 years 6 months
Mehetable Gale wife of Rev. Horace Wood died in Ossipee NH Feb 3, 1894 ae 45
Frederic P. Burroughs Jan 8, 1809-Jan 14, 1902
Lois Gale his wife Aug 8, 1808-Apr 23, 1894
Martha Anna only daughter of Eliphelet and Hannah Gale died in Concord June 21, 1847 ae 2 years 6 months.
Hannah Gale wife of Eliphalet Gale died in Concord Aug 19, 1849 ae 35
Eliphalet Gale died April 16, 1891 ae 84 years 4 months.
Willie and Seddie children of N. and M.J. Gale
Stephen E. Gale Jan 7, 1842-Jan 29, 1890
Clara Peaslee his wife Aug 16, 1846
John F. Nelson May 4, 1807-July 28, 1868
His wife Hulda Kimball 1810-1902
Caroline M. Nelson born in Gilmanton July 18, 1832 died at Concord Jan 26, 1883.
Rufus E. Gale 1832 - ------
his wife M. Lizzie Nelson 1830-1901 Life to her was love and honor.
Fitz I Gale born in Gilmanton Sept 3, 1868 died at Concord May 30, 1882.
Lewis J. Gale died at Roanoke Island, N.C. Aug 16, 1862 ae 23. Member 6th Reg NHV (Flag)
Julia Ann dau of John C. and Sophia Gale died Mar 18, 1839 aged 10 years.
Sophia wife of John C. Gale died Aug 17, 1888 ae 87
John C. Gale died June 30, 1860 ae 62
VI. JACOB GALE (1762 - ??) was born to Daniel and Patience Eastman Gale on 10/5/1762 and married MARY ROWELL on 4/5/1787. CHILDREN OF JACOB & MARY ROWELL GALE: VII. AMOS (?? - ??); VII. PATTY (?? - ??); VII. JACOB (?? - ??); VII.
WILLIAM (?? - ??); VII. MARY (?? - ??); VII. DANIEL (?? - ??); VII. STEPHEN (?? - ??); and others unknown.
VI. DANIEL GALE (1767 - 1829) was born a twin on 3/28/1767 to Daniel and Patience Eastman Gale. - 3/26/1829) He married DOLLY SMITH (1/17/1764 - ??) on 8/5/1790 and had children. He left a will filed in Stafford Co., NH, (Vol. 39, 1829) CHILDREN OF
DANIEL & DOLLY GALE: VII. WILLIAM (?? - ??); VII. BETSEY (?? - ??); VII. SUSAN (?? - ??); VII. EBENEZER (?? - ??); VII. DOLLY (?? - ??); VII. DANIEL (?? - ??); VII. ROBERT (?? - ??); VII. SMITH (?? - ??); and VII. ELIPHALET (Est. 1807 - Probably
1891), who was probably the Eliphalet Gale who died 4/16/1891, age 18, and buried at Smith Meeting House Burial Ground in Gilmanton, NH with his wife Hannah, who died in Concord on 8/19/1849, age 35.
VI. STEPHEN E. GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to Daniel Gale and Patience Eastman Gale of Exeter and was the twin of Mary Gale. He married (1) SUSANNA FLANDERS and (2) POLLY EASTMAN, daughter of Lt. Ebenezer Eastman, on
3/28/1816. Stephen lived first in Raymond and later moved to Meredith Bridge about 1775. He had mills operating in both locations. In 1780 he moved to a place then occupied by a Judge Gale. He had two sons, but their mother is unknown. CHILDREN OF
STEPHEN & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VII. STEPHEN (?? - ??) and VII. DANIEL (4/23/1775 - ??).
V. DR. AMOS GALE (1744 - 1813) was born on 4/20/1744 to Jacob and Susannah Gale at East Kingston, NH. On 11/12/1765 Amos married HANNAH GILMAN (1749 - 1826), the only daughter of Daniel and Hannah Gilman, and had ten children. Amos
studied medicine with Dr. Josiah Bartlett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and governor of New Hampshire from 1790 to 1794. He was a member of the Committee of Safety during the Revolution and afterwards engaged in the practice
of medicine. He was a prominent citizen in East Kingston, and an early member of the New Hampshire Medical Society. Dr. Amos Gale died of paralysis on 6/8/1813. CHILDREN OF AMOS & HANNAH GILMAN GALE: VI. GILMAN (9/13/1766 - ??); VI.
AMOS (10/15/1768 - ??) who married Sally Bartlett; VI. BENJAMIN (11/25/1771 - ??); VI. JONATHAN (12/9/1773 - ??); VI. HANNAH (1/30/1777 - 1855) who married Dr. Ezra Bartlett (1770 - 1848) of Haverhill, N. H., a descendant of Josiah Bartlett, a signer of
the Declaration of Independence; VI. NATHANIEL (1/18/1780 - ??) - circumstantial evidence suggests that this was the same Nathaniel Gale who on 8/13/1838 testified on the pension application for Abigail Burley/Burleigh that he was acquainted with
Stevens and Abigail Burley for over 50 years, that he had lived near them, and that Abigail had not remarried following Stevens' death. (Draper, Mrs. Amos G., New Hampshire Revolutionary Pension papers, 1917 - 1922); VI. STEPHEN (1/28/1783 - ??); VI.
SUSANNAH (11/17/1785 - ??) married a Mr. Atwood; VI. POLLY (12/12/1789 - ??) married Dr. John French of Bath, NH; and VI. SALLY (1/4/1793 - ??) married Josiah (Unknown) of Saco, Me.
VI. AMOS GALE (1768 - ??) was born on 10/15/1768 to Amos and Hannah Gilman Gale at Kingston, NH. On 4/24/1796 Amos married SARAH/SALLY BARTLETT (7/29/1773, New Hampshire - ??), youngest daughter of GOVERNOR JOSIAH BARTLETT
(1729 - 1795) and had seven children.
JOSIAH BARTLETT, Sally's father, was born on his family's farm, The Lion's Mouth, at Amesbury, Massachusetts on 11/21/1729. In 1754 he married his cousin, Mary Bartlett, and had twelve children. Bartlett was a
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire and the first man to vote for independence on 7/2/1776. After the war he served as the Chief Justice for the Supreme Court of New Hampshire and as
Governor of the stae from 1790 to 1794. He died at age 65 on 5/19/1795.
Dr. Amos Gale studied medicine with his father and with Dr. Levi Bartlett and also attended medical lectures in Boston. He held a variety of town offices and in 1800 was elected a member of the New Hampshire
Medical Society. In 1808 he became a member of the State Legislature. About 20 young men received their medical education under his instruction.
JOSIAH BARTLETT (Photo: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=2802&page=gr)
CHILDREN OF AMOS & SALLY BARTLETT GALE: VII. EZRA BARTLETT (10/13/1797 - ??) married (1) Ruth White and (2) Emily Atwood; VII. LEVI BARTLETT (8/29/1800 - ??) married Sarah B. Keygan; VII. JOSIAH BARTLETT (1/11/1803 - ??) married
Hannah F. Merrill; VII. AMOS GILMAN (2/17/1807 - ??) married Mary G. Ayer; VII. STEPHEN MADISON (10/20/1809 - ??) married Hannah W. Johnson; VII. SARAH BARTLETT (9/5/1811 - ??) married R. White, Esq., of South-Hampton, New Hampshire,
in 1835; and VII. MARY BARTLETT (8/20/1815 - ??) married John Brown of Haverhill, Massachusetts.
VII. EZRA BARTLETT GALE (1797 - 1854) was born on 10/13/1797 to Amos and Sally Bartlett Gale at Kingston, NH. On 7/31/1823 Ezra married RUTH WHITE, daughter of Richard White Esq., of South Hampton, New Hampshire. They had seven
children before Ruth died on 7/6/1841. On 11/22/1842 Ezra married EMILY ATWOOD, daughter of Moses Atwood, Esq., of Atkinson, New Hampshire. They had five children. Dr. Ezra Bartlett Gale studied medicine with his father and uncle, Dr. Levi
Bartlett, and attended medical lectures in Boston and at Brown University where he received his medical degree in 1823. Ezra was a highly respected member of his community and during his career as a physician was elected to the New Hampshire
Medical Society. He died suddenly in church of heart disease on 3/19/1854 leaving his wife Emily and several young children.
CHILDREN OF EZRA BARTLETT & RUTH WHITE GALE: VIII. EZRA WHITE (5/9/1824 - ??) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1843; VIII. RICHARD WHITE (2/21/1826 - ??) moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1849; VIII. AMOS LEVI (8/2/1828 -
??) living in Methuen, Massachusetts in the 1860s; VIII. SARAH RUTH (2/10/1832 - ??); VIII. MARY BARTLETT (1/20/1835 - ??); VIII. JOSIAH BARTLETT (7/2/1838 - 1862) was killed at the battle of Antietam in 1862; and VIII. REBECCA WHITE
(11/16/1840 - ??). Children of EZRA & EMILY ATWOOD GALE were VIII. EMILY F. H. (10/7/1843 - ??); VIII. HARRIET NEWELL (7/17/1845 - ??); VIII. HELEN SUSAN (3/9/1846 - ??); VIII. MOSES ATWOOD (8/23/1850 - ??); and VIII. JAMES ATWOOD
(8/19/1853 - ??).
VII. LEVI BARTLETT GALE (1800 - 1859) was born on 8/29/1800 to Amos and Sally Bartlett Gale. In May of 1837 Levi married SARAH B. KEYGAN and had two children. Levi studied medicine with his father and attended medical lectures in Boston and
at Brown University where he received his medical degree. He was a practicing physician in Kingston, New Hampshire for a short time before moving to New York in 1828. In 1830 he moved to Boston where he became a distinguished surgeon and
optometrist and was admitted as a fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Boston Medical Association in 1832. Dr. Levi Bartlett Gale died of dysentery in August of 1859. CHILDREN OF LEVI BARTLETT & SARAH KEYGAN GALE: VIII.
ISABEL BARTLETT (1840 - ??) and VIII. FRANCES JOSEPHINE (1843 - ??).
VII. JOSIAH BARTLETT GALE (1803 - LIVING 1860s) was born on 1/11/1803 to Amos and Sally Bartlett Gale. In 1829 Josiah married HANNAH F. MERRILL and had two children. Josiah Bartlett studied medicine with his father and brother, Levi,
attended medical lectures and received his degree in medicine at Brown University. He practiced a short time at Brentwood, New Hampshire, before settling in 1826 at Salisbury, Massachusetts, where he was still living in the 1860s. CHILDREN OF
JOSIAH BARTLETT & HANNAH F. MERRILL GALE: VIII. JOSIAH BARTLETT (??- ??) and VIII. HOWARD (?? - ??) who died in infancy.
VII. AMOS GILMAN GALE (1807 - 1861) was born on 2/17/1807 to Amos and Sally Bartlett Gale. Amos married MARY GREEN AYER, daughter of Hon. Richard H. Ayer. He studied medicine with his brother, Levi Bartlett Gale, and attended medical
lectures at Dartmouth College. He practiced for several years at Hocksett, New Hampshire and later moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he was a practicing physician and surgeon. Dr. Amos Gilman Gale died of typhoid fever on 1/24/1861 and
the Manchester Mirror wrote, "It is a heavy loss to any place to have the king of terrors remove such a man ad Dr. Gale. Wealthy, enterprising, liberal to the poor, particularly encouraging to all deserving young men, his loss will be sincerely mourned by
this community." (Gale) CHILD OF AMOS & MARY AYER GALE: VIII. SUSAN REBECCA (1833 -0 7/5/1855).
VII. STEPHEN MADISON GALE (1809 - ??) was born on 10/20/1809 to Amos and Sally Bartlett Gale. On 3/28/1843 Stephen married (1) HANNAH W. JOHNSON and had two children before Hannah died on 3/19/1850. Stephen married (2) P. JANE HOWE
of Haverhill, Massachusetts on 4/28/1858. They had a son before her death on 5/7/1860 following childbirth and on 4/3/1861 Stephen married (3) MARY H. HOW (sic). Her relationship to his first wife was not given and no children were found. Dr. Stephen
Madison Gale studied medicine with his brothers, Dr. E. B. Gale of Kingston, NH and Dr. L. B. Gale of Boston. He also attended medical lectures at Boston for three successive years and received his medical degree at Harvard University in 1837. He began
practicing at Derry, NH but moved in 1839 to Methuen, Massachusetts, and was admitted as a Fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society. In 1850 Stephen settled at Newburyport, Mass. and in 1856 was admitted as a Fellow of the Massachusetts
Homoepathic Medical Society. CHILDREN OF STEPHEN MADISON & HANNAH W. JOHNSON GALE were VIII. ALICE BARTLETT (5/22/1844 - 9/14/1846) and VIII. ANNA BARTLETT (3/14/1848 - ??). The child of STEPHEN MADISON & P. JANE
HOW GALE was VIII. GEORGE HOW (5/1/1860 - ??).
V. ELI GALE (1745 - ??) was born on 2/23/1745 to Jacob and Susanna Gale, married DORITHY (sic) BLAISDELL and had eleven children. Eli Gale was was a Lieutenant of Frye's Massachusetts Regiment from May to December, 1775. He was a Lieutenant
in the 8th Massacusetts Regiment from 7/22/1779 to 4/22/1780 and lst Lieutenant of Baldwin's Artillery Artificer Regiment, 11/12/1779 and dropped as without leave since 6/1/1780. At his death he was buried at Union Cemetery at Amesbury,
CHILDREN OF ELI & DORITHY BLAISDELL GALE: VI. EPHRAIM BLAISDELL (9/12/1766 - ??); VI. HANNAH (4/8/1768 - ??) married Ichabod Titcomb of Amesbury on 2/18/1794; VI. JOHN
(12/14/1769 - ??) married Sally Bagley of Salisbury 1/1/1797 at Amesbury; VI. STEPHEN (9/16/1771 - ??); VI. BESORLEAL (6/19/1773 - ??) married Mary Worthen; VI. DIMEND FRAMEA
(7/13/1775 - ??); VI. ELI (12/25/1777 - ??); VI. DANIEL (3/11/1780 - ??) married Sally Quimby on 5/15/1806; VI. WILLIAM (11/3/1781 - ??) married Lucy (Unknown); VI. DOROTHY (4/14/1786 - ??)
married Josiah Barns; and VI. REUBEN (3/7/1788 - ??).
Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Mass.
IV. BENJAMIN GALE (1706-07 - 1790) was born at an unknown date to Daniel and Rebecka Sweat Gale. Benjamin married HANNAH CLEMENTS (3/26/1711 - 7/23/1783), daughter of Samuel and Ruth Peaslee Clements of Haverhill, Massachusetts on
3/20/1729 and had nine children. Benjamin Gale was prominent in Haverhill as constable in 1741. He was noted as being in the militia in 1757 and served as both Lieutenant and acting Captain. He died on 3/29/1790. CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN & HANNAH
CLEMENTS GALE: V. RUTH (3/31/1731, Haverhill, Mass. - 8/10/1736, Haverhill, Mass.); V. SAMUEL #1 (3/15/1734 - 4/17/1736) born and died at Haverhill; V. SAMUEL #2 (10/11/1736 - ??) who married Deliverance Wakefield; V. DANIEL (4/5/1739 - ??)
who married Ruth Carter; V. BENJAMIN #1 (4/1/1741 - 7/19/1746) born and died at Haverhill; V. RUTH (2/2/1743 - ??); V. MOSES (3/21/1745 - ??) who married Mary Appleton; V. BENJAMIN #2 (3/19/1748 - 6/25/1750) born and died at Haverhill; and V.
HANNAH (6/1751 - ??).
V. SAMUEL GALE (1736 - 1778) was born on 10/11/1736 to Benjamin and Hannah Clements Gale. On 4/2/1761 Samuel married DELIVERANCE WAKEFIELD and had five children. Samuel was a blacksmith in Haverhill and died there in 1778. CHILDREN
OF SAMUEL & DELIVERANCE WAKEFIELD GALE: VI. BENJAMIN #1 (1/2/1762 - 7/7/1763); VI. SARAH (8/9/1763 - 6/2/1801); VI. BENJAMIN #2 (3/12/1765 - ??); VI. SAMUEL (12/20/1766 - ??); and VI. JOSEPH (11/18/1768 - ??) who married Susannah
VI. JOSEPH GALE (1768 - ??) was born on 11/18/1768 to Samuel & Deliverance Wakefield Gale. On 11/4/1794 he married SUSANNAH FRYE, lived in Pembroke, New Hampshire, had eleven children. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH & SUSANNAH FRYE GALE:
VII. SALLY (8/12/1795 - 10/25/1804). VII. WAKEFIELD (1/18/1797 - ??) married Mary Louisa Bigelow. VII. JOHN (4/13/1798 - 5/2/1798). VII. SUSAN (6/27/1799 - 7/29/1845, Jackson, Ohio) married on 9/28/1828 Rev. Calvin N. Ransum who was living in
Springfield, Ohio, in 1865. Susan died in Jacksontown, Ohio, on 7/29/1845. VII. LUCINDA (4/17/1803 - 12/26/1859) married Rev. Solomon Kittridge and died in New Albany, Ia. on 12/26/1859. They had no children. VII. JOHN ADAMS (5/19/1807 - Living
1864) was a merchant in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was connected with the Commissary Department of the U. S. service in 1864. He had a wife and two sons. VII. JOSEPH WORCESTER (2/8/1809 - ??) was a teacher and later a Sabbath School Missionary and
agent. He was living in 1864 and had a wife but no children. VII. SALLY WHITE (12/8/1812 - 7/18/1814). VII. MARY WHITE (12/6/1815 - 9/20/1817). VII. ABRAHAM BURNHAM (10/17/1817 - 8/27/1825). VII. SAMUEL MILLS (4/16/1822 - 8/28/1825).
VII. WAKEFIELD GALE (1797 - ??) was born on 1/18/1797 to Joseph and Susannah Frye Gale. On 9/18/1828 Wakefield married MARY LOUISA BIGELOW of Colchester, Connecticut and had eleven children. Wakefield attended Phillips' Academy and
Andover and entered Dartmouth College in 1818, graduating in 1822. The same year he entered the Theological Seminary at Andover and graduated in 1825. On 10/30/1825 he began ministerial duties at Eastport, Maine, and was ordained as an evangelist
at Salem on 5/17/1826 but continued his work at Eastport, where he was installed as a pastor in 1829. He was dismissed on 11/24/1835 and on 5/4/1836 was installed as a pastor at the First Congregational Church at Rockport, Massachusetts. He held this
post until his dismissal on 2/10/1864.
V. DANIEL GALE (1739 - 1800) was born on 4/5/1739 in Haverhill, Mass. to Benjamin and Hannah Clements Gale. In 1761 Daniel married RUTH CARTER, daughter of Dr. Ezra Carter of Concord, New Hampshire where Daniel settled about 1760 after
leaving Haverhill. They had fourteen children. Like his brother Samuel, Daniel worked as a blacksmith until about 1765. Afterwards he was a hotel keeper in Concord for 35 years and was noted in the history of the town. In 1798 Daniel was Commissary of
troops raised in New Hampshire for the war with France. He died on 8/16/1800 and his wife Ruth died on 4/1/1833 at the age of 89. Daniel Gale died on 8/16/1800 at Concord. CHILDREN OF DANIEL & RUTH CARTR GALE: VI. HANNAH (4/20/1762 - ??);
VI. EZRA (12/20/1763 - ??); VI. MOSES (11/15/1765 - ??); VI. DANIEL (10/10/1767 - ??); VI. BENJAMIN (6/5/1769 - ??) married Prudence Varnum; VI. RUTH (10/6/1771 - ??); VI. MOLLY (7/19/1773 - ??); VI. WILLIAM #1 (8/2/1775 - 1776); VI. WILLIAM #2
(3/17/1777 - ??) married Jane McCoy; VI. JUDITH (1/17/1779 - ??); VI. HUBBARD CARTER (12/11/1780 - ??); VI. SARAH (5/3/1783 - ??); VI. BETSEY (1/13/1786 - ??); and VI. SUSEY (3/27/1788 - ??).
VI. BENJAMIN GALE (1769 - 1856) was born on 6/5/1769 in Concord, NH to Daniel and Ruth Carter Gale. On 11/28/1801 at Concord Benjamin married PRUDENCE VARNUM, daughter of Col. James Varnum of Dracut, Mass., and had eight children.
Benjamin and his family lived in Concord where he succeeded his father Daniel in the hotel business. Benjamin Gale died on 8/11/1856. CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN & PRUDENCE VARNUM GALE: VII. JAMES VARNUM #1 (8/18/1804 - By 1806) died
young; VII. JAMES VARNUM #2 (11/2/1806 - ??); VII. RUTH (9/23/1808 - 10/3/1809); VII. RUTH C. (8/23/1810 - ??); VII. ELENOR V. (9/16/1812 - ??); VII. JOHN VARNUM (4/5/1814 - 4/1/1885) who married Philla U. Marshall on 5/18/1842 and had children;
VII. BENJAMIN (4/13/1819 - ??); and VII. LEVI B. (5/17/1821 - ??).
VII. JOHN VARNUM GALE (1814 - 1885) was born on 4/5/1814 at Concord, Merrimack, NH to Benjamin and Prudence Varnum Gale. John married PHILLA U. MARSHALL on 5/18/1842 and had children. He died on 4/1/1885. CHILDREN OF JOHN
VAARNUM & PHILLA MARSHALL GALE: VIII. RUSSELL V. (Abt. 1847, Oregon, Ogle, IL - 12/12/1861, Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL); VIII. SCOTT (1/27/1849, Pine Rock, Oregon, Ogle, IL - 1928) married Ida L. Burroughs on 6/9/1871 at Paynes Point,
Ogle, IL. Their children were Maude, Blanche, George G., Jennie, Blanche and Bernice Gale; VIII. CHARLES M. (1853, Oregon, Ogle, IL - ??) married Julia McKenney on 1/2/1883 in Oregon, Ogle, IL.; VIII. FRANK B. (Abt. 1855, Oregon, Ogle, IL - ??,
Creston, Ogle, IL); VIII. JAMES V. (Abt. 1857, Oregon, Ogle, IL - ??); VIII. ALBERT S. (?? - ??); and VIII. FREDERICK V. (Abt. 1861, Oregon, Ogle, IL - ??, Rochelle, Ogle, IL).
VI. WILLIAM GALE (1777 - ??) was born on 3/17/1777 to Daniel and Ruth Carter Gale. William married JANE McCOY of Dracut, Massachusetts, lived in Hebron, New Hampshire, and had five children. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM & JANE McCOY
GALE: VII. ADAMS HUGH (1806 - ??) married Louisa Slack. VII. SARAH (?? - ??) married Thompson Patter of Cornwall, Vermont. VII. HUBBARD C. (?? - ??) married (Unknown) but had no children. He was living in Wrenthan, Mass. in the 1860s. VII.
JANE (?? - ??) died at age 23. VII. PAGE T. (?? - ??) married Laura Chamberlain.
VII. ADAMS HUGH GALE (1806 - LIVING 1864) was born in 1806 to William and Jane McCoy Gale. In 1829 Adams married (1) LOUISA SLACK, who died in 1844. He then married (2) MARGARET HARRISON of New York and had one child. Adams
was the principal of the firm of A. H. Gale & Company, No. 107, E. 12th Street, New York, Piano Forte manufacturers. His partners were Page T. Gale, his brother, and Edward G. Moran. According to George Gale, in addition to the manufacture and sale of
"superior toned instruments" the firm was "also distinguished for their benevolence in aiding in the establishment of education institutions. They donated to Galesville University, in 1864 one of their best $450 pianos." (G. Gale) CHILD OF ADAMS
HUGH & MARGARET HARRISON GALE: VIII. WILLIAM ADAMS (9/12/1854 - ??).
VII. PAGE T. GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to William and Jane McCoy Gale. Page married LAURA CHAMBERLAIN of New York City and had three children. Page T. Gale was an active member of his brother's piano manufacturing firm,
A. H. Gale & Company of New York City, where the family lived. CHILDREN OF PAGE T. & LAURA CHAMBERLAIN GALE: VIII. JANE (?? - ??), VIII. LAURA (?? - ??), and VIII. JOSEPH (?? - ??).
V. MOSES GALE (1745 - ??) was born on 3/21/1745 to Benjamin and Hannah Clements Gale. On 10/12/1769 Moses married MARY APPLETON of Haverhill, Massachusetts and had five known children. Moses was a prominent merchant and leather
dealer in Haverhill and advertised that he would "exchange hides for shoes. His name appears several times in Chase's History of Haverhill." (G. Gale) CHILDREN OF MOSES & MARY APPLETON GALE: VI. MOSES (1/3/1771 - ??); VI. MARY
(12/23/1772 - ??); VI. HANNAH (9/25/1779 - ??) who married a Mr. Appleton; VI. SAMUEL (10/11/1781 - 6/30/1829); and VI. NATHANIEL (?? - 1/1800).
IV. STEPHEN GALE (Abt. 1700 - 1736) was born at an unknown date to Daniel and Rebecka Sweatt Gale at Haverhill, Essex County, MA. Stephen married EDNAH LITTLE of Haverhill, Massachusetts on 12/17/1734. CHILD OF STEPHEN & EDNAH
LITTLE GALE: V. STEPHEN, JR. (1736 - 1815) married (1) Mehitable Plummer and (2) MRS. PHEBE PAGE.
V. STEPHEN GALE, JR. (1736 - 1815) was born on 6/8/1736 as the only child of Stephen and Ednah Little Gale. His occupation was given as a "joiner." He married (1) PHEBE PIPER PAGE, widow of Joseph Page, and had three children. In 1775 they
family were members of Sanbornton Congregational Church. Phebe died around 1776 and Stephen married (2) MEHITABLE PLUMER who died shortly after the birth of an only daughter. [He is also said to have married 3) SUSANNAH FOSTER.]
Stephen Gale, Jr. served in the 3rd Company of the Haverhill Militia in New Hampshire in 1757 and moved to Epping, New Hampshire, prior to 1760. According to DAR records he was one of the first men to scale the walls at Fort Ticonderoga during the
Revolutionary War and afterwards received honors for bravery and was promoted to Major. Records show his occupation as a "joiner." Stephen Gale, Jr. died in 1815 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, NY. [There are two Stephen Gales referenced by
Patricia Hatcher in ABSTRACT OF GRAVES OF REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS, VOL 2. One was buried at Cass Cemetery, Tilton, New Hampshire and the other at Orig farm, Belmont, now Union Cemetery, Laconia, New Hampshire.]
CHILDREN OF STEPHEN & PHEBE GALE: VI. EDNAH (?? - ??). VI. ELIZABETH (?? - ??). VI. STEPHEN III (11/23/1770, Sanbornton, Belknap Co., NH - ??) married Molly Jewett who had a daughter, VIII. PHEBE (1801, Sanbornton - ??), who married
Benjamin Butler Brown. CHILD OF STEPHEN MEHITABLE PLUMER GALE: VI. MEHITABLE (1777 - ??).
II. EDMOND GALE (BY 1642 - BY 1717) was the son of Edmond Gale I and an unknown wife. He married SARAH DIXEY, daughter of Captain William Dixey, yeoman of Beverly, and had children. Edmond first appears as a freeman at Salem. By 1660 he
was said to be of Salisbury. On 2/18/1663 he purchased property at Marblehead, which he sold on 6/8/1669. At the time he is referred to as a fisherman. In April of 1672 he appears at Beverly, where he is called a seaman. There are several recorded land
transactions for Edmond prior to 3/10/1717 when "Sarah, of Beverly, widow of Edmond Gale," sells land to her son, Azor Gale. The same year Azor gives the land to James Chapman, his brother-in-law and husband to his sister Mary, "in consideration of
money furnished by Chapman to Edmond" and for Mary and James caring for their "honored father" during his last sickness. (Gale, E. C.) CHILDREN OF EDMOND & SARAH DIXEY GALE: III. EDMUND #1 (?? - ??); III. MIRIAM (?? - ??) married John
White on 1/14/1695-96; III. ABRAHAM (?? - ??) born in Beverly, Essex County, married Lydia Ropes on 3/19/1696 at Beverly; III. SAMUEL (3/12/1665, Salem, Essex County - ??); III. SARAH (2/5/1666, Salem, Essex County - Bef. 1726) married John
Stone; III. AZOR (1668, Beverly, Essex County - 1/23/1726-27) married Mary Roots of Boston on 5/9/1698 at Marblehead; III. ANNA (7/17/1676, Beverly, Essex County - ??) married Walter Shaw on 12/4/1696; III. WILLIAM (2/16/1677-78, Beverly, Essex
County - ??); III. ABIGAIL (3/12/1682 - 10/9/1769, Manchester, Essex County) married (1) William Hooper on 1/5/1703-04 in Beverly, Essex County, married (2) Joseph Morse 01 May 1746; III. CHARITY (10/23/1683 - 3/9/1768) married Jonathan Raiment on
1/8/1705-06; III. EDMUND #2 (1684 - ??); III. MARY (3/7/1685 - ?) married James Chapman on 12/8/1708; and III. EDMUND #3 (Abt. 1687 - ??) married Anna Trow on 11/3/1718. [George Gale only listed Azor & Mary. The others are from a listing on
III. ABRAHAM GALE (1666 - ??) was born on 9/18/1666 to Edmund and Sarah Dixey Gale at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. On 3/31/1695-96 Abraham married LYDIA ROPES and had three known children. CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM & LYDIA
ROPES GALE: IV. EDMOND (6/22/1696 - ??) married Anna (Unknown) and had children. IV. WILLIAM (8/13/1699 - ??) married Elizabeth Grant. IV. ABRAHAM (?? - ??)
IV. EDMOND GALE (1696 - ??) was born on 6/22/1696 to Abraham and Lydia Ropes Gale at Salem. Edmond married ANNA (UNKNOWN) and had two known children. CHILDREN OF EDMOND & ANNA GALE: V. EDMOND (7/7/1723 - ??) and V.
LYDIA (8/12/1725 - ??).
IV. WILLIAM GALE (1699 - ??) was born on 8/13/1699 to Abraham and Lydia Ropes Gale at Salem. William married ELIZABETH GRANT of Salem on 12/15/1721 and had nine children. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH GRANT GALE: V.
WILLIAM (10/5/1722 - ??); V. ELIZABETH (7/26/1724 - ??); V. SAMUEL (6/25/1726 - ??); V. MARY (10/3/1728 - ??); V. ANN (3/3/1730 - ??); V. ABIGAIL (10/3/1735 - ??); V. SARAH (4/3/1738 - ??); V. LYDIA (9/9/1740 - ??); and V. ABRAHAM (8/2/1742 -
III. AZOR GALE (1668 - 1727) was born to Edmund and Sarah Dixey Gale in 1668. Azor married MARY ROOTS (Est. 1704 - 1728) of Boston, granddaughter of Ambrose Gale of Marblehead, and daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Gale Roots. Azor and
Mary Gale had twelve children.
Azor lived in Boston from about 1699 to 1710. A mariner and captain of a vessel, he was listed in The Boston News-Letter on 6/17/1706. "On Fryday the 14th. Currant arrived here, Azor Gale in 19 days from Barbadoes, who came out in Company with
about 70 Sail of Vessels, whereof about 30 Sail for Boston, Salem, Marblehead and Piscataqua; some for Rhode-Island, New- York, Pensilvania, Virginia, Carolina, and London." On the same date he was listed from Barbadoes, "Azor Gale Ship
Friend-ship. Azor became a merchant in Marblehead and dealt in real estate. He died 1/28/1727. When his will was proved on 2/9/1727 an inventory showed his estate valued at £2,943, 8 shillings and 9 pence. Azor was buried with other family members
at Old Burial Hill in Marblehead where a "very old stone" stands in his memory. Burials in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston include Anna Gale in 1801; Azor Gale in 1810; and Edwin A. Gale, of the family of Reuben Gale, age 1year and 4 months,
buried on 11/17/1843. Also in Boston the Old South Church listed members Azor, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph and Mary Gale. There are several references to the latter name but the dates are not clear.
CHILDREN OF AZOR & MARY ROOTS GALE: IV. EDMOND (?? - ??) married Anna (Unknown); IV. SARAH (?? - ??); IV. MARY (?? - ??); IV. ELIZABETH (3/25/1701 - ??); IV. AZOR (ca. 1702 - 1728) who married Anna Noyes of Boston and had a
daughter Anna, born on 4/24/1726. His widow married the Reverend Mather Byles, a celebrated Tory minister of Boston, on 2/14/1733; IV. ROOTS (8/7/1704 - 12/24/1728); IV. JOSEPH (Bapt. 2/17/1711 - ??) who married Mary (Unknown) and had children;
IV. JAMIMA (Bapt. 9/28/1712 - ??); IV. THOMAS (Bapt. 8/30/1713- ??) married Alice Bray; IV. WILLIAM #1 (Bapt. 10/10/1714 - ??) who died young; IV. AMBROSE (Bapt. 1/16/1717 - ??); and IV. WILLIAM #2 (Bapt. 8/24/1718 - 1762) who married Sarah
(Unknown) and served as Captain of the Marblehead militia in 1756. He died childless on 1/30/1762 and his will was proved on 7/25/1762. He left his estate, valued at over £966, to his wife. His monument was still standing at Old Burial Hill in the 1860s.
GALE FAMILY MEMBERS INTERRED AT BURIAL HILL
AZOR GALE: no age or date but a very old stone.
AZOR GALE: age 59, 1/28/1727-28
MARY ROOTS GALE, age 24, 1728
MARY GALE CROSS, age 29, 1749: Daughter of Benjamin and Elener (sic) Scadlock Gale.
MARY GALE, age 70, 5/2/1772: Widow of Samuel Gale.
CAPT. WILLIAM GALE, age 44, 6/30/1762: Son of Azor and Mary Roots Gale.
WILLIAM HUMPHREY, age 27, 4/10/1811, bricklayer: Probably great-grandson of William Humphrey (4/28/1775 - ??), son of
Benjamin & Jemima Gale Humphrey, daughter of Thomas Gale and granddaughter of Azor Gale.
ALICE GALE, age 19, 10/24/1735: Wife of Thomas Gale (Bapt. 8/30/1713 - ??), son of Azor Gale. Marblehead Vital Records note a
marriage between Thomas Gale and Alice Bray on 12/25/1735.
WILLIAM KNIGHT, age 77 years, 6 months, 8/27/1799: Son of Robert & Deliverance Knight, Bapt. 3/4/1721-22. Robert Knight
married Delyverance (sic) Gale, 1713)
Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, Massachusetts
IV. AZOR GALE (ca. 1702 - 1728), son of Azor and Mary Roots Gale, married ANNA NOYES of Boston and had a daughter before his death in 1728. On 2/14/1733 his widow married the Reverend Mather Byles, a celebrated Tory minister of Boston.
CHILD OF AZOR & ANNA NOYES GALE: V. ANNA (4/24/1726 - ??).
IV. JOSEPH GALE (2/11/1710-11 - 3/22/1774) was born to Azor and Mary Roots Gale in 1710-11 and baptized on February 17th of that year. On 4/29/1736 in Boston Joseph married MARYALDEN (6/12/1706, Boston - 7/17/1787), daughter of Wiliam
Alden, and had children. He was called an "Upholsterer" and lived in Boston. He died prior to 1785 and was survived by his wife. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH & MARY GALE: V. JOSEPH, JR. (3/5/1736 - 1799) who married Sarah Huntington; V. MARY
(7/30/1738 - 5/3/1745); V. ELIZABETH (5/18/1740 - 9/1817) never married and willed her property, valued at $1,200.00, to her nieces and nephew. Her tomb is at King's Chapel & Burying Ground, Boston, where Governor John Winthrop is buried. See
below]; V. AZOR (1/2/1741 - 9/23/1742); V. LYDIA (1/2/1743-44 - 10/16/1770) married a Mr. Symmes, 10/20/1763; and V. WILLIAM (4/26/1746 - Before 1817), a merchant in Boston who married an unknown woman and had two daughters, Elizabeth and
Lydia Symmes, and a son, William Alden.
V. JOSEPH GALE, JR. (1736-37 - 1799) was born on 3/5/1736-37 to Joseph Gale and his wife Mary. He settled in Norwich, Connecticut and on 6/13/1765 married SARAH HUNTINGTON. They had eight children before Sarah's death at age 44. At the
siege of Boston in 1775 Joseph served as Captain of the 6th Regiment under Colonel Parsons, General Putnam's Brigade. At the close of the war he was appointed by President Washington as Collector of Customs in Connecticut and held that post for
several years. He was an associate of Captain John Glover, who married a Gale daughter and was one of Washington's "Marblehead Mariners." Glover said that "Captain Gale was the only honest officer he ever knew, as he was the only one he could not
bribe." (Gale) In 1785 a deed referred to Joseph as a "Tin plate worker." His wife Sarah died in 1787 and Joseph died in 1799. [A Joseph Gale is listed in book ABSTRACT OF GRAVES OF REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS, VOL 2, by Patricia Hatcher. He
was buried at Separate Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess County, NY]
CHILDREN OF JOSEPH & SARAH HUNTINGTON GALE: VI. AZOR (6/10/1766 - ??) who married Eunice Lord; VI. SARAH (3/10/1768 - ??) who married Josiah Boutell; VI. JOSEPH (11/28/1770 - ??) who went south where he married and died; VI.
WILLIAM (12/10/1776 - ??) of Norwich married Elizabeth Barr; VI. MARY #1 (8/21/1779 - 1/27/1780); VI. JOHN (5/4/1781 - Abt. 1833) who went south, married Joseph's widow and moved to Alabama; VI. MARY #2 (7/21/1783 - ??) who married Augustus
Lathrop; and VI. JAMES (1/3/1786 - 4/26/1787).
VI. AZOR GALE (1766 - ??) was born on 6/10/1766 to Joseph and Sarah Huntington Gale. On 2/3/1793 he married EUNICE LORD at Norwich, Connecticut. CHILDREN OF AZOR & EUNICE LORD GALE: VII. SARAH EDGERTON (11/9/1793 - 1808). VII.
CHARLES (3/18/1796 - ??) married Annie M. Marshall. VII. LYDIA LORD (7/21/1800 - ??) died in infancy.
VII. CHARLES GALE (1796 - ??) was born on 3/18/1796 to Azor and Eunice Lord Gale. On 4/4/1822 Charles married ANNIE M. MARSHALL. They lived in Norwich, Connecticut, and had eight children. CHILDREN OF CHARLES & ANNIE MARSHALL
GALE: VIII. DAVID LORD (2/22/1823 - ??) married Lydia M. Phillips. VIII. JOHN HAMILTON (1/12/1825 - ??) married Phebe A. Pendleton. VIII. EUNICE LORD (5/4/1827 - ??) married William N. Delanoy. VIII. THOMAS MARSHALL (9/8/1829 - ??) married
Lucy M. Nimocks and had twins, Frank Walter and Charles Percy. VIII. HORACE EUGENE (5/14/1832 - 8/3/1842). VIII. GEORGE HORACE (8/3/1833 - ??) married Ellen Green. VIII. CHARLES EUGENE (2/21/1836 - Living 1860s) resided in Warren, Jo Davis
County, Illinois. VIII. WILLIAM LYMAN (1/26/1840 - Living 1860s) resided in Warren, Jo Davis County, Illinois.
VIII. DAVID LORD GALE (1823 - ??) was born on 2/22/1823 to Charles and Annie M. Marshall Gale. On 1/14/1844 David married LYDIA M. PHILLIPS of Norwich and had two children. CHILDREN OF DAVID LORD & LYDIA PHILLIPS GALE: IX.
CHARLES WILLIAM (7/1/1846 - ??) and IX. ELLA LUCY (7/1/1849 - ??).
VIII. JOHN HAMILTON GALE (1825 - ??) was born on 1/12/1825 to Charles and Annie M. Marshall Gale. On 10/8/1849 John married PHEBE A. PENDLETON of Norwich, Connecticut and had three children. John Hamilton Gale was a Commission
Merchant with his brother George Horace Gale under the name of J. H. Gale & Co., No. 3, Hillard's Block, corner of Clark and S. Water Street. He lived in Chicago, Illinois. CHILDREN OF JOHN HAMILTON & PHEBE PENDLETON GALE: IX. MARY
EMMA (11/8/1855 - ??), IX. ANNIE PENDLETON (8/4/1859 - 9/1859), and IX. CLARA (3/1861 - 7/14/1861).
VIII. THOMAS MARSHALL GALE (1829 - ??) was born on 9/8/1829 to Charles and Annie M. Marshall Gale. On 9/2/1857 Thomas married LUCY E. NIMOCKS at Carthage, New York, moved to San Francisco, California and had twin boys. CHILDREN
OF THOMAS MARSHALL & LUCY NIMOCKS GALE: IX. FRANK WALTER (2/2/1862, Folsom, California - ??) and IX. CHARLES PIERCY (2/2/1862, Folsom, California - 5/1862).
VIII. GEORGE HORACE GALE (1833 - ??) was born on 8/3/1833 to Charles and Annie Marshall Gale. On 5/1/1861 George married ELLEN GREEN of Chicago, Illinois where they lived. CHILD OF GEORGE HORACE & ELLEN GREEN GALE: IX.
EDWARD RUSSELL (2/16/1852 - ??). George Horace Gale was a Commission Merchant with his brother John Hamilton Gale under the name of J. H. Gale & Co., No. 3, Hillard's Block, corner of Clark and S. Water Street.
VI. WILLIAM GALE (1776 - ??) was born on 12/10/1776 to Joseph and Sarah Huntington Gale. On 5/23/1801 William married ELIZABETH BARR, resided at New London, Connecticut, had three children. CHILDREN OF WILLAM & ELIZABETH BARR
GALE: VII. BETSEY (2/13/1802 - ??) married 5/12/1825 Nathaniel Richards and had a daughter, Elizabeth (3/30/1833 - ??). VII. MARY ANN (6/15/1805 - ??) married 11/18/1822 Charles Bolbes and had Charles Bolbes (2/3/1824 - ??), Elizabeth Richards Bolbes
(12/6/1825 - ??), William Gale Bolbes (11/19/1827 - ??), and Nathaniel Richards Bolbes (11/11/1829 - ??). VII. SARAH EDGERTON (9/21/1810 - ??) married 8/15/1832 Samuel Lloyd and had Ann Huntington Lloyd (5/26/1833 - 1837), and Samuel Hubbard
Lloyd (4/8/1841 - ??).
V. WILLIAM GALE (1746 - BEF. 1817) was born on 4/26/1746 to Joseph Gale and his wife Mary. He married (UNKNOWN) and had three children. William Gale was a merchant in Boston and, according to George Gale, died sometime before 1817.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VI. ELIZABETH (?? - ??), VI. LYDIA SYMMES (?? - ??), and VI. WILLIAM ALDEN (?? - ??).
IV. THOMAS GALE (BAPT. 1713 - 1770), baptized on 8/30/1713, was the son of Azor and Mary Roots Gale of Marblehead. Thomas married (1) ALICE BRAY on 12/25/1735 and had one child before Alice's death at age 19 on 10/24/1736, probably
following childbirth. Her grave was still standing at Old Burial Hill in the 1860s. Following Alice's death Thomas married (2) ELIZA (UNKNOWN) and had a daughter, Eliza, born in 1739. Thomas died in 1770 and his will was proved on April 2nd of that
year by his son Ambrose. CHILD OF THOMAS & ALICE BRAY GALE: V. AMBROSE (Bapt. 10/31/1736 - ??). CHILD OF THOMAS & ELIZA GALE: V. ELIZA (Bapt. 10/14/1739 - ??) who married Stephen Chipman on 7/15/1758.
II. ABELL GALE (Living 1683), son of Edmund Gale and an unknown wife, married DINAH (UNKNOWN), probably in England. On 10/18/1665 Abell was granted "a lot to set his house on" by his father at Jamaica, Long Island, New York. Called a
husbandman, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and records show several real estate transactions. In 1683 Abell owned 21 acres of land, two horses, two oxen, four cows and six swine. CHILDREN OF ABELL & DINAH GALE: as follows.
III. JOHN (ca. 1670 - Before 10/1750) was born and died at Jamaica, Queens, New York. A miller by trade, he married Mary (Unknown) in 1696 at Goshen, Orange County, NY. III. THOMAS (1673, Jamaica, Long Island, NY - ??) a weaver, who married
Abigail Smith on 1/1/1703-04 at Flushing, NY. III. SAMUEL (1676, Jamaica, Long Island, NY - ??) married Mary Covenhoven in 1705 at Flushing, NY. III. NEHEMIAH (By 1680, Jamaica, Long Island, NY - Aft. 8/9/1721) a weaver. III. ANDREW (1683,
Jamaica, Long Island, NY - Bet. 1742-43) married a woman named Mary and had at least one daughter. III. DAVID (1686, Jamaica, Long Island, NY - ??). III. JACOB (?? - 1720) a house carpenter. III. SARAH (?? - ??) married Benjamin Smith.
III. JOHN GALE (?? - BET. 1746-50), eldest son of Abell and Dinah Gale, was born at an unknown date in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. He married MARY BELLAMY and had children. John owned mills in Jamaica and lived there until 1721, when he
sold his mills for £1500 and moved to Goshen, Orange County, New York, where he became one of the proprietors of the town. According to Jamaica records he was a soldier in Captain Peter Schuyler's company in 1692, probably serving against the
French. He served as a vestryman in 1717. His will, dated 5/3/1746 and proved 10/24/1750, named his children.
CHILDREN OF JOHN & MARY GALE: IV. JOHN (5/30/1697 - 1760) married Hannah Coe. IV. DANIEL (?? - ??). IV. THOMAS (?? - ??) married (Unknown) and had children. He was a member of the New York house of assembly, 1739 to 1750, and judge of
the court of common pleas, of Orange County, 1740 to 1749. IV. ABRAHAM (?? - ??). IV. HEZEKIAH (?? - ??) of Walkill, Ulster County, New York married MARTHA DENTON and had children. In 1799 the Orange County deed for John McCamby of
Warwick to James W. DeKay of Walkill cites property in Walkill where Jacobus DeKay now lives bordering Eliza Rews and Hezekiah Gale on the Ulster - Orange County line. [Descendant Susan Reynolds provided four additional descendants of this line,
although the information is not substantiated. According to her notes, a son of Hezekiah and Martha Denton Gale was JOHN GALE who married SARAY CYR. Their son RICHARD married ABIGAIL COX, their son RICHARD married MARY
LINDSWEILER, their son DEMUS married CORDELIA WILFLEY. IV. JOSEPH (?? - ??) married Rebeckah Clason. IV. BENJAMIN (12/14/1715 - 5/6/1790) married Hannah Elliot and had several children. IV. CATHERINE (?? - ??) married a Mr. Ludlam.
IV. JOHN GALE (5/30/1697 - 1760), son of John and Mary Gale, was born 5/30/1697. John married HANNAH COE (8/24/1704 - ??) on 11/8/1723 and had nine children. [George Gale lists all children except Anna and Moses who probably pre-deceased
their father.] The family lived at Goshen in Orange County, New York, and is believed to have lived at Stamford, Connecticut from 1732 to 1736 where John was a surveyor. He died in 1760 and his will, dated 10/10/1760, named several family members.
Bequests included ?5 to his son Dr. John Gale; and 5 shillings to his grandson, Daniel Gale. He left his son Benjamin, "my homestead farm, with all appurtenances, and wagon plough and harrow, and ½ my interest in the undivided lands, but if he die
without issue, then to his brother and sisters." (Tami) To his son Roe Gale [This probably refers to Coe Gale] he left "a certain piece of land lying in the East Division, being 120 acres, lying between Timothy Carpenter's land and the land of Old Mr.
Drake"(Tami) and also the other half of his undivided lands. He noted that if his son Roe were to die without issue then his son Dr. John Gale would receive ?100 and the rest of the bequest would go to his brothers and sisters. John also gave ?10 each to
his daughters Sarah and Cuzziah and noted that his son Benjamin was to pay Dr. John Gale ?45 "as soon as he reasonably can, but at his own discretionary time." He made special mention that his executors "take especial care in a fatherly like manner of
my son Samuel, in providing for him as becometh at their discretion." (Tami) John's executors were his sons John and Benjamin Gale and witnesses were John Everitt, John Ludlann and Samuel Gale, shop keeper. The will was proved on 1/27/1761 before
John Gale, Surrogate.
CHILDREN OF JOHN & HANNAH COE GALE: V. ANNA (8/21/1724 - ??) married Rev. Elmer, of New Jersey. She was not named in her father's will and may have died prior to 1760. V. DANIEL (1/5/1726 - By 1757) married Dinah (Unknown). V. MOSES
(9/2/1728 - ??) was not named in his father's will and may have died prior to 1760. On 1/10/1756 a deposition by Moses Gale of Orange County concerning an incident involving the Indians was recorded. V. JOHN (8/18/1731 - ??) surgeon in the American
army in the French war; surrogate of Orange county, New York, 1768; married on 5/10/1756 to Ann, daughter of David Jones, of Queens County, New York; speaker of the Colonial Assembly and Judge of the Supreme Court. V. BENJAMIN (9/8/1734 - will
proved 1782) married Eleanor Carpenter. V. SARAH (4/2/1737 - ??) married Thomas Bull (1727 - 1801) as his second wife. Thomas was the son of William Bull who came to Orange County, NY about 1716, married Sarah Wells and had eight children.
Thomas married (1) Mary Carr about 1750 and had several children before her death around 1786. Thomas and Mary Carr Bull were named in the will of Mary's father, George Carr of Florida, dated 7/30/1759 in Orange County. Carr also named his wife Jean
[Thomson]; son George; Negro man JACK; daughters Anna, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jean, Phebe, Mary Bull and Margaret Howell; granddaughter Elizabeth Jackson; grandson George Smith and sons-in-law Matthew Howell and Thomas Bull. Witnesses were
George Bloom, John Martin and William Denn. The will was proved on 4/7/1760 before JOHN GALE, Surrogate, who was probably Sarah's father. V. KEZIAH/CUZZIAH (4/5/1740 - ??) married Roger Townsend and had a daughter Sarah, named in her
uncle Benjamin's will. V. SAMUEL (1743 - 1799 married Elizabeth Gale, daughter of Dr. Benjamin Gale. V. COE (12/17/1745 - 1826) married (1) Unknown Carpenter; (2) Widow Wisner.
V. DANIEL GALE (1726 - By 1757) was born on 1/5/1726 to John and Hannah Coe Gale. He married a woman named DINAH (UNKNOWN), resided in Connecticut and had two sons. Daniel left a will dated 7/3/1757 and proved on 10/14/1757. CHILDREN
OF DANIEL & DINAH GALE: DANIEL (?? - ??) and VI. MOSES (??, CT - 1757) who married Temperance Worthington (4/18/1732, Stonington, New London, CT - 6/26/1800 in Albany, NY).
VI. MOSES GALE (??, CT - 1757) was born to Daniel and Dinah Gale at an unknown date. Around 1750 he married TEMPERANCE WORTHINGTON (4/18/1732, Stonington, New London, CT - 6/26/1800 in Albany, NY), daughter of Reverend William
Worthington. Moses was a physician at Goshen County, CT. He died in 1757 and Temperance married (2) Cotton Mather Smith on 5/31/1758. CHILD OF MOSES & TEMPERANCE WORTHINGTON GALE: VII. TEMPERANCE (Aft. 1750 - ??).
V. JOHN GALE (1731 - ??) was born on 8/18/1731 to John and Hannah Coe Gale. On 5/10/1756 John married ANN JONES, daughter of David Jones of Queens County, New York, Speaker of Colonial Assembly and Judge of the Supreme Court. They
lived at Goshen, New York and had children, but only one was identified. In 1756 John Gale was a surgeon in the American Army in the French War and was also a prominent physician in Goshen. He was a surrogate for Orange County, New York, in
1768. CHILDREN OF JOHN & ANN JONES GALE: VI. ARABELLA (?? - ??) married Sanford Clark of Goshen, NY on 7/18/1790. VI. OTHER UNKNOWN DAUGHTERS [According to George Gale's research, a nephew, Thomas W. Gale, remembered other
daughters, but no sons.]
V. BENJAMIN GALE (1734 - BEFORE 1782) was born to John and Hannah Coe Gale on 9/8/1734. He married ELEANOR CARPENTER by license dated 6/2/1763 and had, a daughter. On 9/4/1775 a petition was filed naming Benjamin as a deacon of the
First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, NY. He was listed as a Treasurer (1777 to 1786) with Calvin Gale, Executor (1786 to 1787); an Elder (1803 - 1812) along with Peter Gale (1801); and a Trustee (1802 - 1811) with Peter Gale (1789), Dr. John Gale (1789 -
1792) and James Gale (1825 - 1828).
Benjamin also served as one of the Inspectors of Election when Deputies to the Provincial Convention were elected on 11/27/1775. Benjamin wrote his will, dated 2/8/1782 and proved on 5/13/1782, naming his daughter Kesiah; his nephew Benjamin, son
of his brother Samuel; niece Sarah, daughter of Roger Townsend; and nephews John, Moses and Benjamin, sons of his brother Coe. Benjamin's property included grist mills and a lot in possession of Coe Gale. His brothers Coe and Dr. John Gale were
named as executors. A deed dated 1799 between David M. Westcott and wife Kezia to Coe Gale, Jr. referenced Lot 27, previously owned by Benjamin Gale, deceased. Witnesses were John Gale, Jr. and Eleanor Carpenter. CHILD OF BENJAMIN &
ELEANOR CARPENTER GALE: VI. KESIAH (?? - ??).
CHILDREN OF WAKEFIELD & MARY LOUISA BEGELOW GALE: VIII. WILLIAM WAKEFIELD (Born & died 3/5/1832); VIII. WILLIAM TURNER (Born & died 8/18/1833); VIII. ANN ELIZA SAFFORD
(10/19/1835 - ??) married 8/5/1857 Lyman R. Williston, a teacher at a school for young women in Cambridge; VIII. WILLIAM TURNER (12/31/1837 - Living 1865) was a merchant in Boston. VIII.
WAKEFIELD (9/18/1839 - Living 1865) married 11/26/1863 Hattie L. Jewell and was a merchant in Rockport; VIII. EDWARDS (8/31/1841 - 9/22/1842); VIII. JUSTIN EDWARDS (11/10/1844 - Living 1865)
twin of Jeremiah Edwards Gale. In 1865 Justin was a member of the Junior Class at Harvard University; VIII. JEREMIAH EDWARDS (Born & died 11/10/1844) twin of Justin Edwards Gale; VIII. MARY
LOUISA (5/22/1846 - Living 1864) was attending Mr. Williston's school in 1864; VIII. JOHN NEWTON (2/4/1848 - 1/27/1849); and VIII. NEWTON BIGELOW (12/2/1850 - 1/4/1851).
First Congregational Church, Rockport, Mass.
V. SAMUEL GALE (1743 - 1799) was born to John and Hannah Coe Gale in Goshen, NY on 3/3/1743. After graduating from Yale College he joined his uncle, Dr. Benjamin Gale of Killingworth, Connecticut in the practice of medicine. On 9/4/1766 he
married his cousin ELIZABETH GALE, Benjamin's daughter, and had eight children.
On 5/1/1775 Governor Trumbull of Connecticut appointed Samuel as Captain of the Eighth Company, Sixth Regiment, Connecticut Continental Line under Colonel Samuel H. Parsons. This regiment served at the siege of Boston in General Putnam's
brigade. Samuel appeared on the Lexington Alarm List from the town of Killingworth showing a service of six days. His first term of service under his commission expired on 12/19/1775 but he continued on active duty in New England and New York
during his first campaigns. During Tryon's invasion of Connecticut in July of 1779 Samuel headed a regiment under Colonel Worthington with other Connecticut troops sent to repel the invasion.
In August of 1787 Samuel sailed with his wife and children from Killingworth for the upper Hudson Valley; but passage on the river was so slow that the family did not reach Troy, then known as Van Der Heyden's Ferry, until the beginning of September.
Consequently Samuel lost a previously rented house at Lansingburg and instead occupied part of the dwelling owned by Jacob D. Van Der Heyden. While there he built a home of his own on the west side of what is now River Street on the second lot
south of present Ferry Street. In 1798 he moved to his second home in Troy at 119 First Street, where he and his wife lived until their deaths. His daughter Sarah lived there until her death in 1862. In Troy, Samuel was a well-known physician and enjoyed
a large practice that included residents of Troy and neighboring farmers. He was one of the organizers of First Presbyterian church of Troy and was elected a member of the first board of trustees on 12/31/1791, holding the office many years. He was a
member of the Masonic order and a charter member of Apollo Lodge, No. 40, the first lodge established in the village in 1796. Samuel Gale died at Troy, New York on 1/9/1799. He appears to have been the Samuel Gale who was buried at Milford Cemetery,
Milford, CT., referenced by Patricia Hatcher in ABSTRACT OF GRAVES OF REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS, VOL 2.
CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & ELIZABETH GALE: VI. BENJAMIN (8/8/1767 - 8/26/1817) merchant of Troy, NY. No known children. VI. JOHN (12/8/1769 - 9/29/1846) married Remember Mary Sherman, widow of a Mr. Brown. John was a merchant in Troy,
NY. No known children. VI. SAMUEL, JR. (1772 - 1839) married Mary Thompson and had children. VI. JULIANA (4/28/1774 - 4/1/1791) unmarried. VI. DANIEL (8/24/1776 - 9/24/1776). VI. SARAH/SALLY (2/20/1778 - 9/2/1862) unmarried. VI. ROGER
TOWNSEND (9/15/1780 - 1/8/1854) unmarried. VI. WILLIAM (8/17/1782 - 3/3/1813) unmarried.
VI. SAMUEL GALE, JR. (1772 - 1839), son of Samuel and Elizabeth Gale, was born on 4/24/1772. On 9/15/1811 Samuel married MARY THOMPSON (12/19/1788 - 1/1/1853), daughter of Ezra Thompson of Stanford, Dutchess County, New York, and had
children. Samuel studied medicine and graduated on 5/9/1792 from the First Medical Society in Vermont. He traveled to the West Indies where he practiced his profession for a short time but returned to the United States and settled in Troy, New York,
where he established a drug store that was the forerunner of John L. Thompson Sons & Company, a leading wholesale firm of Troy. In 1804 Samuel was appointed postmaster of Troy and held that post until 1828. He was a member of the first board of
directors of the Rensselaer and Saratoga Insurance Company, incorporated in 1814; a manager of the Troy Savings Bank, incorporated 1823; director of the Farmers' Bank of Troy; and treasurer of the Rensselaer County Medical Society, organized 1806.
Samuel Gale wrote his will on 12/19/1834. It named his wife Mary, sister Sally, and sons Ezra Thompson and John Benjamin Gale. Executors were his wife, his brother John Gale of Greenwich, Alfred Mason, John Leland Thompson and Jonas C. Heartt, all
of Troy. Witnesses were J. L. Lane, Jno. T. McCoun and William H. Bliss. Samuel Gale died on 7/21/1839 and his will was proved on 8/12/1839 at Troy, NY.
CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & MARY THOMPSON GALE: VII. SAMUEL WILLIAM (9/1/1812 - 9/27/1813); VII. WILLIAM SAMUEL (7/10/1816 - 6/30/1817); VII. EZRA THOMPSON (4/27/1819 - 7/4/1887) who married 1/17/1844 to Caroline deForest, of New
York City; VII. MARY ELIZABETH (2/13/1822 - 11/12/1829); and VII. JOHN BENJAMIN (5/9/1824 - 5/17/1906) who married (1) 10/6/1846 to Elizabeth Van Schoonhoven Wells (8/8/1824 - 6/5/1871) and (2) on 1/27/1873 to Catherine J. Wells (2/16/1829 - ??)
sister of his first wife, a resident of Williamstown, Massachusetts.
VII. EZRA THOMPSON GALE (1819 - 1887), son of Dr. Samuel and Mary Thompson Gale, was born at Troy, New York on 4/27/1819. On 1/17/1844 Ezra married CAROLINE DEFOREST (5/27/1823 - 3/2/1864) of New York City, a descendant of Isaac
deForest, an early Huguenot settler on Manhattan Island. They had seven children. Ezra, a prominent resident of Troy, was educated in preparatory schools and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1837. He engaged in the hardware
business in Troy and in 1840 was a junior partner of the firm of Brinkerhoff, Catlin & Gale. In 1843 the firm became E. Thompson, Gale & Company, continuing until 1853 when it was changed to Catlin & Sexton, with Mr. Gale as a special partner. The firm
conducted an extensive business in the manufacture and sale of hardware.
In 1850 Ezra was elected a director of the Farmer's Bank and in 1857 he left the hardware business to devote his time to banking. He became president of Farmer's Bank from 1859 to 1865 when the bank was consolidated with the Bank of Troy. At that time
Ezra was chosen president of the new institution and held that position until 1885. Ezra was also one of the promoters of the Troy & Boston railroad in 1848, an organizer of Troy Gas Company, director of Troy Savings Bank, director of Rensselaer &
Saratoga railroad, and a trustee of his alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an institution he supported all his life. Ezra was also a supporter of the Young Men's Association and after his son, Alfred deForest Gale, died in 1877, Ezra established
the "Gale Alcove" in its library in Alfred's memory. Socially minded, Ezra supported the Troy Female Seminary, built a memorial chapel at the Day Home and used his money and influence in many educational and charitable causes throughout the city,
regardless of creed or nationality. Ezra Thompson Gale died on 7/4/1887.
CHILDREN OF EZRA THOMPSON & CAROLINE DEFOREST GALE: VIII. ALFRED DEFOREST (10/8/1845 - 3/30/1877) unmarried. Member of Lane, Gale & Company. VIII. ELIOT THOMPSON (8/21/1847 - 12/2/1848). VIII. BENJAMIN HERBERT
(3/23/1850 - 5/14/1851). VIII. MARY DEFOREST (9/10/1852 - 2/17/1905) married on 1/4/1882 to John Clatworthy (7/26/1836 - 10/26/1902, Troy, NY) of Taunton, England. VIII. MARGARET ELIZA (?? - ??) lived in Washington, DC. VIII. EDWARD
COURTLAND (10/28/1861, Troy, NY - ??) married Mary Warren and had children. VIII. CAROLINE DEFOREST (?? - ??) married (1) on 1/17/1888 to S. Alexander Troy, of Troy, NY.
VIII. EDWARD COURTLAND GALE (1861 - ??), son of Ezra Thompson and Caroline deForest Gale, was born 10/28/1861 in Troy, New York. Edward was educated at Troy Academy, St. John's School at Sing Sing, New York and entered Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute where he graduated as a civil engineer in 1883. On 4/24/1888 Edward Courtland Gale married MARY WARREN, daughter of John I. Thompson, of Troy, and had four children. Arms emblazoned on Edward's bookplate were attributed
to the Gales of York and described as "Gu a griffin segreant or within a bordure gobonated argent and vert. CREST: A unicorn's head paly of six azure and or, the horns twisted of the second and first (or and azure). MOTTO: Tiens Ta Foy."
Edward never pursued engineering, but instead followed in his father's footsteps following Ezra's death. He became a banker and manufacturer of hardware, director of the United National Bank of Troy and trustee of Troy Savings Bank beginning in 1888,
trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a trustee of Troy Public Library. He was president of Eagle Square Manufacturing Company of South Shaftsbury, Vermont making steel carpenter's squares and other hardware. He was also president of
Albany & Vermont Railroad Company, vice-president of Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad Company, vice-president of Saratoga & Schenectady Railroad Company, and secretary and treasurer of Troy & Greenbush Railroad Company.
Edward served in the New York National Guard from 1883 to 1892 and during the Spanish-American war was captain of Company A, Second Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers, United States Army. He was also president of the Troy Citizens Corps
and for eight years was a volunteer fireman of Troy, belonging to the Arba Read Steamer Company. In politics he was an Independent Republican and from 1905 to 1907 served on the Republican county committee. He was a member of Delta Phi (R. P. I.
fraternity), the Troy, Pafraets Dael and Island Golf clubs of Troy, and the Grolier Club of New York City. CHILDREN OF EDWARD COURTLAND & MARY WARREN GALE: IX. ALFRED WARREN (1/2/1892 - ??). IX. HAROLD DEFOREST (1/18/1896 -
??). IX. MARIE CAROLINE (?? - ??), and IX. KATHERINE (?? - ??).
VII. JOHN BENJAMIN GALE (1824 - 1906) was born on 5/9/1824 to Samuel and Mary Thompson Gale. He lived in New York and married (1) 10/6/1846 to ELIZABETH VAN SCHOONHOVEN WELLS (8/8/1824 - 6/5/1871). At her death he married (2) on
1/27/1873 to Elizabeth's sister, CATHERINE J. WELLS (2/16/1829 - ??), of Williamstown, Massachusetts. There were three children from the first marriage.
According to "The Families on Gale Hill," by Annette R. Jenks, John graduated from Williams College in 1842 and practiced law in Troy, NY. (http://www.williamstownhistory.com/?page_id=195) In 1881, while planning for retirement, he purchased a home
on South Street in Williamstown and became active in local affairs. From 1884 to 1887 he purchased farms adjoining his property in the areas of Water Street and Green River Road where he operated a farm of 278 acres. By 1890 John divided part of his
land and sold three lots, two to relatives. E. Courtland Gale, his 31 year old nephew, purchased 20 acres in the northeast corner of the farm property. James Ide, husband of Courtland's sister Katherine, purchased 11 acres to the west of Courtland's lot.
The two men hired a Boston architectural firm, Cram and Wentworth, to design their homes and engaged contractor Levi Worden of Easton, Rising and Worden, to oversee the projects. Both houses were completed within a two year period and
Courtland's was named Casa Loma [Hill House] and James' was called Imfelden [In the Fields]. The third lot was purchased by Marion Whittemore, who sold it in 1910 without building on it. The purchaser was James Ide's half-brother, George P. Ide, Jr.,
who built his own home on the property, thus expanding the family compound, known as "Gale Hill."
John Gale built a common driveway for both estates that ran up the hill from Water Street, branching off to circle both houses. He then arranged for "a road to be built past the point where the driveways branched off. The road continued over the hill until
it connected to Gale Road on the other side. It was called Gale Hill Road at first, but later the name was changed to Ide Road." (Jenks) According to family lore, "E. C. Gale had two boys and two girls. They had a pony and a cart. With their governess,
they would ride in the pony cart around the circular driveway at their house because their father didn't want them to drive on the main road…Another story tells of how the head of the families would commute every day to their businesses in Troy. Their
chauffer's would take them through town and down to the railroad tracks…The morning train would make a special stop to pick them up, and they would ride in style in a special railroad car to Troy." (Jenks)
CHILDREN OF JOHN & ELIZABETH WELLS GALE: VIII. MAY ELIZABETH (8/12/1847 - 4/17/1857), VIII. CAROLINE DEFOREST (12/27/1848 - ??), who married on 4/29/1874 to Edward Reynolds Hun of Albany (?? - 3/14/1880), and VIII. FREDERICK
WELLS (3/29/1850 - 5/6/1876)
V. COE GALE (1745 - 1826) was born on 12/17/1745 to John and Mary Gale. He married(1) MISS CARPENTER and had six children. After his first wife died Coe married (2) ELIZABETH WATERS WISNER, a widow, and had two sons. Coe was a
merchant and also a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church at Goshen. He moved to New York City about 1803 lost his property due to unknown circumstances. He died in 1826 and was buried, at his request, at the side of his old Pastor in Goshen.
Elizabeth W. Gale died in 1831 and was also buried in Goshen next to her husband. CHILDREN OF COE & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VI. JOHN (??- Living 1782) married (Unknown) Dunning and had two daughters who were living in New York in 1866. John
was a merchant in New York and was named in his uncle Benjamin's will. VI. MOSES (?? - Living 1782) married Susan (Unknown) and had children. He was named in his uncle Benjamin's will. VI. BENJAMIN (?? - Living 1782) died young. Benjamin was
named in his uncle Benjamin's will. VI. SALLY (?? - ??) married Morris Thompson. VI. HANNAH (?? - ??) married a Mr. Jones. VI. COE (?? - Before 1840) married the only daughter of Anthony Steinbec, the architect of the City Hall in New York. Coe was a
prominent lawyer in N. Y. and died prior to 1840. He had two daughters who were married and living in Europe in 1866. Coe and Elizabeth Waters Wisner Gale had twin boys. VI. THOMAS WATERS (8/3/1790 - Living 1866) twin of Benjamin C. Gale. Coe
Gale lost his property after moving to New York around 1803 when Thomas was about 13 years old. Subsequently, Thomas became a merchant in N. Y. City and "amassed a large fortune…He was still unmarried in 1866 and boarded at the popular
Gramarcy Park Hotel, N.Y." (Gale) VI. BENJAMIN CARPENTER (8/3/1790 - Living 1866) twin of Thomas W. Gale. Like his twin brother Thomas, Benjamin was a successful N.Y. merchant. He never married, secured a fortune and boarded at the same Hotel.
VI. MOSES GALE (?? - Living 1782) was born to Coe Gale and an unknown wife. A merchant in New York, Moses married SUSAN (UNKNOWN) and had four children. He was named in his Uncle Benjamin's will and wrote his own will on 9/17/1824. It
was proved on 6/24/1825. His children were minors at the time of his death. CHILDREN OF MOSES & SUSAN GALE: VII. EDWARD B. (?? - Living 1866) was living in Mobile, Alabama, in 1866. VII. JOHN C. (?? - ??) unmarried. VII. COE (?? - ??)
unmarried. VII. ELIZA (?? - ??) unmarried.
IV. HON. THOMAS GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to John and Mary Gale. He married (UNKNOWN) and according to tradition had three sons "familiarly known as Tom, Dick, and Harry." (Gale) Thomas Gale lived at Goshen, NY and
served as a member of the New York General Assembly from Orange County beginning on 10/2/1739 to 1750, and Judge of the Common Pleas Court of Orange County from 1740 to 1749. He and his brother Abraham were petitioners for a grant and patent
of Minissink in 1770, but Judge Gale died in the spring of that year and had previously sold his interest, leaving Abraham as owner of the patent. CHILDREN OF THOMAS & (UNKNOWN) GALE: V. THOMAS (?? - ??), V. RICHARD (?? - ??), and V.
HENRY (?? - ??).
V. THOMAS GALE, JR. (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to the Honorable Thomas Gale and an unknown wife. He married (UNKNOWN), lived at Wallkill, Ulster County, NY, and had five children, CHILDREN OF THOMAS & (UNKNOWN)
GALE: VI. JOHN (?? - ??), VI. HENRY (?? - ??), VI. REBECCA (?? - ??), VI. SARAH (?? - ??), and VI. ABIGAIL (?? - ??).
VI. HENRY GALE (LIVING 1817 - ??) was born at an unknown date to Thomas Gale and an unknown wife. He married (UNKNOWN), lived at Wallkill, Ulster County, NY, and had two children. CHILDREN OF HENRY & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VII.
CORNELIA M. (9/17/1817 - ??) married William Fullerton, Esq., a prominent lawyer at 11 Pine Street, New York, in 1866. VII. BENJAMIN CARPENTER (9/15/1819 - ??) married Elizabeth C. King.
VII. BENJAMIN CARPENTER GALE (1819 - LIVING 1866) was born on 9/15/1819 to Henry Gale of Wallkill, New York and an unknown wife. On 12/14/1842 Benjamin married ELIZABETH C. KING of Middletown, Orange County, New York. Benjamin
was a very successful wholesale and retail carpet merchant at 413 Canal St., New York. he had three children. CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN & ELIZABETH KING GALE: VIII. CORNELIA (?? - ??). VIII. WILLIAM HENRY (9/16/1843 - Living 1866) was
admitted to the bar of the New York Supreme Court in April of 1866. His office was at 11 Pine St. in New York where he shared a practice with his brother-in-law, William Fullerton, Esq., husband of his sister Cornelia. VIII. SIDNEY K. (9/10/1854 - ??).
IV. HEZEKIAH GALE (?? - ??) was born to John and Mary Gale at an unknown date. He married MARTHA (UNKNOWN), had six children and lived at Wallkill, New York. In 1799 the Orange County deed between John McCamby of Warwick and James
W. DeKay of Walkill cites property in Walkill where Jacobus DeKay now lives bordering Eliza Rews and Hezekiah Gale on the Ulster - Orange County line. Hezekiah Gale died in 1784 leaving a will dated 8/20/1784 and proved 11/12/1784. CHILDREN OF
HEZEKIAH & MARTHA GALE: V. ABEL (?? - ??) married Phebe Denton in 1770, V. MOSES (?? - ??), V. SAMUEL (?? - ??), V. HANNAH (?? - ??) married a Mr. Smith, V. MARTHA (?? - ??) married a Mr. Lowes, and V. MARY (?? - ??) married John
Denton of Goshen.
IV. JOSEPH GALE (1705 - ??) was born in Stamford, Connecticut at an unknown date to John and Mary Gale. [According to George Gale, The family traditions are that Joseph came from Yorkshire, England, and that he had two uncles who came over
and settled in Massachusetts some years previous. The traditions are so common in the different families that the writer thinks that they are not entitled to much credit and has therefore placed Joseph as a grandson of Abel of Long Island, and as
Joseph, the son of John, who otherwise could not have been accounted for.] Joseph married REBECKAH CLASON (8/15/1710 - ??) and lived for a time in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut where most of their children were born. Joseph owned a "Fulling
Mill" that he sold in April of 1760 for £160 to his son, William, along with his mansion house and shop. He was fond of mathematics and is said to have calculated eclipses and made almanacs. After he sold his property to William, there is no further
record of him. [Arms were attributed to a Captain Joseph Gale of Connecticut described as "He beareth Sable within a bordure checkey or and azure; a griffin rampant of the second, by the name of Gale." The crest and motto are unknown.]
CHILDREN OF JOSEPH & REBECKAH CLASON GALE: V. JOHN (10/9/1732, Stamford - ??) married (1) Sarah Waterbury (?? - Bef. 5/1756) on 9/20/1752 and (2) Ann Jones on 5/11/1756 at Trinity Church Parish, New York, NY. Children were born to both
marriages. V. WILLIAM (5/29/1735, Stamford - ??) married Rebeckah Jagger on 7/4/1758 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT. V. ROGER (11/11/1739, Stamford - ??). V. MARY (3/25/1740, Stamford - ??). V. JOSIAH (6/5/1742, Rutland, Vt. - 1796) married Rachel Mead
(ca. 1745 - ??) on 12/25/1765. V. REBECKAH (10/22/1744, Stamford - ??). V. SARAH (6/20/1747, Stamford - ??). V. SAMUEL (12/10/1748, Stamford - ??) married (1) Lydia Skinner and (2) Jerusha Hibbard. V. NOAH (10/31/1751, Stamford - ??).
V. JOHN GALE, SR. (1732 - ??) was born on 10/9/1732 to Joseph and Rebeckah Gale in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. On 9/20/1752 in Connecticut he married SARAH WATERBURY (Abt. 1734 - ??), sister of General Waterbury of
Revolutionary War fame. They had three or four children. John was a mariner and died at sea sometime before 1765. On July 2nd of that year Sarah posted bond in Stamford as guardian of John and Sylvanus Gale, children of John Gale, deceased. She
again posted bond on 11/11/1767. The bonds did not mention children Sarah and Griffin and, according to George Gale, there were no records of him or his family; "but solely on the ground of the similarity of family names and location, we have taken the
liberty to assign to him as a son, Griffin, who was known to have lived at Mamaroneck, N. Y." CHILDREN OF JOHN & SARAH WATERBURY GALE: VI. JOHN (5/28/1753, Stamford - ??) who may have become a sailor, like his father. VI. SARAH (7/8/1755
- ??) married a Mr. Olmsted. One of Sarah's descendants married William Sheldon Gale of Galesburg, Illinois; VI. SYLVANUS (3/25/1758 - ??). and possibly VI. GRIFFIN (Abt. 1759 - ??).
VI. GRIFFIN GALE (Abt. 1759 - ??) was born at an unknown date and may have been the son of John and Sarah Waterbury Gale. "Nothing is known of his wife and the usual tradition says he was from England or Wales. We have placed him on
probabilities, as the son of John, of Stamford, Conn." (Gale, G.) George Gale assigned nine children to Griffin. The family lived at Mamaroneck, New York. CHILDREN OF GRIFFIN & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VII. SAMUEL (1/17/1770 - ??); VII. SYLVANUS
(1773 - 1837) who married Abigail Smith; VII. ANDREW (?? - 1825) who married Hannah Deveau; VII. GRIFFIN (?? - ??) who married (Unknown) and had children; VII. DOROTHY (?? - ??) who married Stephen Carpenter; VII. ABBY (?? - ??) who married
Stephen Roe; VII. ELIZABETH (?? - ??) who married a Mr. Lewis; VII. MARY (?? - ??) who married Haviland Cornell; and VII. SARAH (?? - ??).
VII. SYLVANUS/SILVANUS GALE (1773 - 11/30/1837) was born on 1/30/1773 to Griffin Gale and an unknown wife. In 1792 Sylvanus married ABIGAIL SMITH (1/23/1776 - ??) and had thirteen children. The family lived at Galesville, Ulster County, NY.
Silvanus Gale died on 11/30/1837. CHILDREN OF SYLVANUS & ABIGAIL SMITH GALE: VIII. WALTER C. (?? - 1855) married Ann Terpenning on 12/8/1824 and had a daughter, Maria. [The birth of ? Gale was given as __ber 24, 1795 and since Walter C. is the
only child with on assigned birthdate that notation probably pertains to him.] VIII. SARAH S. (9/7/1797 - 1858) married Gilbert Mulford on 4/28/1821 and had children James G., Abigail, Catharine and Green R. Mulford. VIII. ANN (5/14/1800 - ??) married Sepharine
Masten on 1/27/1820 and had children Syulvanus, Sepharine, Abba Jane, George, Emily and Seelah Smith. VIII. ELIZABETH (1/8/1808 - ??) married Isaac Seudder on 7/22/1837 and had children Abba Jane, Mary and Emery Gale Seudder. VIII. ABEL S.
(9/15/1801 - ??) married Jennette Ray on 1/14/1832. VIII. DEBORAH (5/5/1803 - ??) married A. Lane on 12/30/1839 and had five children. VIII. FREELOVE (10/27/1799 - 4/12/1878) married Joshua Reynolds on 12/9/1824 and had children Abba Jane and
Sylvanus Reynolds. VIII. JOHN S. (7/12/1809 - ??) married Eliza Seymour. VIII. MARIAH (12/22/1806 - ??) married Daniel Termilliger. VIII. ABIGAIL, "ABBA" (6/1/1811 - ??) married Marcus Houston on 8/27/1833 and had a daughter, Matilda Houston.
VIII. DEWITT CLINTON (4/9/1813 - ??) married Mary Jane Smith. VIII. PETER JAY MONROE (9/5/1814 - ??) married Catharine Garrison. VIII. BATHSHABA H. or BATHERBERA S. (10/15/1819 - ??) married Denton Gerow on 8/1/1839 and had children
Green, James, Baily and Mary Jane Gerow.
[Most of the dates for this family are from a Gale Family Bible dated 1825 and posted on the internet by Tracy St. Claire. Related names are Terwilliger, Dolce, Hulforde, Houston, Masten, Reynolds, and Mulford. Grandchildren listed but not attributed to
parents were Mary Elizabeth, 8/2/1835; John Jay; Able S., 7/20/1835 and Silvenus (sic) Gale, 8/28/184?. There were two death dates listed for "Abigail," 1/14/1835 and 12/13/1840, and it is not known which was for the mother or which was for the daughter
VIII. JOHN GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to Sylvanus and Abigail Smith Gale. John married ELIZA SEYMOUR and lived in New York. CHILDREN OF JOHN & ELIZA SEYMOUR GALE: IX. CHARLOTTE (?? - ??) married Isaac Decker, IX.
MARY SUSAN (?? - ??), IX. WILLIAM (?? - ??), IX. ELECTA, (?? - ??), IX. REBECCA (?? - ??), IX. ISAIAH (?? - ??), IX. SYLVANUS (?? - ??), and IX. ABEL (?? - ??).
VIII. DEWITT CLINTON GALE (1813 - 1863) was born on 4/9/1813 to Sylvanus and Abigail Smith Gale in New York. In September of 1835 Dewitt married (1) MARY JANE SMITH and had five children before Mary Jane's death on 12/5/1844. After Mary
Jane's death Dewitt was left with five small children and on 9/11/1860 he married (2) RACHEL MILLER but was killed three years later at Wilmington, Illinois, on 7/10/1863 in a railroad accident. CHILDREN OF DEWITT CLINTON & MARY JANE SMITH
GALE: IX. ABEL S. (7/21/1836 - ??) was a first Lieutenant in Captain Rogers' Battery and was at the capture of Vicksburg. He resigned his commission and enlisted in the 6th New York Cavalry serving under Sheridan on the Shenandoah and at the
capture of General Robert E. Lee's army. IX. SYLVANUS G. (8/22/1838 - ??) married (1) Lettie M. Brinton in 1861 and (2) Jennie E. Cloyd in 1864. IX. LOUISA S. (12/22/1840 - ??) was a teacher in the New York Conference Seminary from 1864 through 1866.
IX. ANNA MARIA (11/21/1842 - ??) married 7/24/1864 to George B. Travis. IX. HANNAH JANE (12/5/1844 -??) was a teacher in Monticello, Illinois, in the 1860s.
IX. SYLVANUS G. GALE (1838 - LIVING 1866) was born on 8/22/1838 to Dewitt Clinton and Mary Jane Smith Gale. On 9/11/1861 Sylvanus married (1) LETTIE M. BRINTON, who died soon after the marriage. He then married (2) JENNIE E. CLOYD on
9/9/1864 and resided in Charlottville, New York. Reverend Sylvanus G. Gale, A. M., "pursued a classical course of study and graduated A.B. in 1860 at the Wesleyan University, at Middleton, CT and joined the NY Conference of the M.E. Church the
same year." (Gale) In July of 1861 he was appointed First Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment of the New York Volunteers and took part in the expedition to Port Royal, SC. He resigned his commission on 5/1/1862 and in 1864 was appointed Principal of the
N.Y. Conference Seminary. NO RECORD OF CHILDREN.
VIII. PETER JAY MONROE GALE (1815 - ??) was born on 9/5/1815 in New York to Slyvanus and Abigail Smith Gale. In 1841 Peter married CATHARINE GARRISON and had eleven children. CHILDREN OF PETER JAY & CATHARINE GARRISON
GALE: IX. ADELAIDE (11/20/1840 - ??), IX. DEWITT (1/13/1842 - ??), IX. ANNA ELIZA (9/16/1843 - ??) married David Davis in October of 1860, IX. CATHARINE (3/24/1845 - ??), IX. ABIGAIL (8/5/1847 - ??), IX. SARAH MARIA (11/27/1850 - ??), IX.
MONROE (5/9/1852 - ??), IX. ISAAC (8/13/1853 - ??), IX. RACHEL JANE (10/16/1855 - ??), IX. EMERETTA (10/26/1857 - ??), and IX. SYLVANUS (10/10/1862 - ??).
VII. ANDREW GALE (?? - 1825) was born at an unknown date to Griffin Gale and an unknown wife. Andrew married HANNAH DEVEAU and had nine children. The family lived in Westchester County, New York and Andrew died there in 1825.
CHILDREN OF ANDREW & HANNAGH DEVEAU GALE: VIII. BENJAMIN (?? - ??) who married an unknown woman and had a son, Benjamin; VIII. NICHOLAS (?? - ??); VIII. JOHN (?? - ??) who married (Unknown) and had children Frederick, Cornelia,
Angeline and Amarillae Gale; VIII. LORINZO DOW (?? - ??) married and had a daughter, Lucy; VIII. ANDREW DEVEAU (8/22/1808 - ??) who married (1) Lilles Carpenter and (2) Susan Dwight; VIII. MARY (?? - ??); VIII. PHEBE (?? - ??); VIII. ANNA (?? -
??), and VIII. SUSAN (?? - ??).
VIII. ANDREW DEVEAU GALE (1808 - LIVING 1866) was born on 8/22/1808 to Andrew and Hannah Deveau Gale. Andrew married (1) LILLES CARPENTER in 1831, lived in New York and had seven children. Lilles Carpenter Gale died in 1855 and
Andrew married (2) SUSAN DWIGHT SHEPHERD, widow of Reverend Vincent Shepherd. Andrew was a prominent wholesale shoe merchant at 44 Dry St., New York and a member of the Methodist Church. CHILDREN OF ANDREW DEVEAU & LILLES
CARPENTER GALE: IX. HANNAH LOUISA (12/8/1833 - ??); IX. FRANCIS ASBURY (6/28/1835 - ??) who married Adalaide L. Powell and had children, Lillis Adalaide (1858 - ??) and Charles Irving Gale (1864 - ??); IX. GEORGIANA (4/29/1837 - ??) died
young; IX. CHARLES INSLEY (1839 - ??) who drowned as a young boy; IX. JOHN GRIFFIN (7/5/1841 - ??) who died young; IX. JOHN SUMMERFIELD (4/17/1844 - ??) who died young; and IX. CAROLINE HULL (12/17/1846 - ??).
IX. FRANCIS ASBURY GALE (1835 - ??) was born on 6/28/1835 to Andrew Deveau and Lilles Carpenter Gale. In 1857 he married ADALAIDE L. POWELL and had two children. Francis Asbury Gale was a prominent wholesale leather merchant at No. 2,
Ferry St., New York. CHILDREN OF FRANCIS ASBURY & ADALAIDE POWELL GALE: X. LILLIS ADALAIDE (1858 - ??) and X. CHARLES IRVING (1864 - ??).
VII. GRIFFIN GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to Griffin Gale and an unknown wife. Griffin married (UNKNOWN), lived in New York, and had thirteen children. CHILDREN OF GRIFFIN & (UNKNOWN) GALE: IX. HIRAM (?? - ??); VIII.
STEPHEN (?? - ??); VIII. WILLIAM (?? - ??); VIII. ABBA JANE (?? - ??) married Henry Strong; VIII. PHEPE (?? - ??) married Floyd Cox; VIII. SANDS (?? - ??); VIII. MATILDA (?? - ??); VIII. ELIZABETH (?? - ??); VIII. LEONARD (?? - ??); VIII. JAMES
(?? - ??); VIII. GRIFFIN (?? - ??); VIII. ELISHA (?? - ??), VIII. JOHN (?? - ??) married (Unknown) and had children Leander, Morgan, and Arthur Gale.
VII. SAMUEL GALE (1770 - ??) was born on 1/17/1770 to Griffin Gale and an unknown wife. Samuel married (UNKNOWN), lived in New York, and had twelve children: CHILDREN OF SAMUEL & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VIII. FREELOVE (6/5/1802 - ??);
VIII. CLARISSA (8/20/1803 - ??) married Timothy Conklin; VIII. THURZA (5/10/1805 - ??); VIII. PHEBE (1/21/1807 - ??) married Josiah Travis; VIII. SUSAN (4/20/1808 - ??) married James Travis; VIII. JANE (2/28/1810 - ??); VIII. EDMOND (10/4/1811 - ??);
VIII. ESTHER (8/8/1813 - ??) married Henry Griffin; VIII. LEONARD (11/14/1815 - ??); VIII. STEPHEN (4/24/1820 - ??) married a Miss Summerbell; VIII. MOSES (1/1/1822 - ??); VIII. MARTHA (12/7/18?? - ??) married James Letchell.
VIII. EDMOND GALE (1811 - ??) was born on 10/4/1811 to Samuel Gale and an unknown wife. Edmond married (UNKNOWN), lived in New York, and had eight children: CHILDREN OF EDMOND & (UNKNOWN) GALE: IX. JAMES C. (?? - ??); IX.
SARAH (?? - ??); IX. SUSAN (?? - ??); IX. CHARLES EDMUND (?? - ??); IX. CORNELIA (?? - ??); IX. MARY FRANCES (?? - ??); IX. GEORGE (?? - ??); IX. AMELIA (?? - ??).
VIII. LEONARD GALE (1815 - ??) was born on 11/14/1815 to Samuel Gale and an unknown wife. Leonard married (UNKNOWN), lived in New York, and had seven children: CHILDREN OF LEONARD & (UNKNOWN) GALE: IX. ROSETTA (?? - ??)
married Aaron Underhill; IX. ELIZABETH (?? - ??); IX. NATHAN (?? - ??); IX. LEONARD (?? - ??); IX. FRANKIE (?? - ??); IX. ADELAIDE (?? - ??); and IX. GEORGIANA (?? - ??).
VIII. MOSES GALE (1822 - ??) was born on 1/1/1822 to Samuel Gale and an unknown wife. Moses married (UNKNOWN), lived in New York, and had five children: CHILDREN OF MOSES & (UNKNOWN) GALE: IX. OPHILIA (?? - ??); IX. THURZA (??
- ??); IX. VIRGINIA L. (?? - ??); IX. LUCY P. (?? - ??); IX. EMMA L. (?? - ??).
V. WILLIAM GALE (1735 - ??) was born on 5/29/1735 to Joseph and Rebeckah Gale. William married REBECKAH JAGGER on 7/4/1758 and had nine children. In 1760 William purchased his father's mill and dwelling house in Stamford, CT, probably
supporting his father during the rest of his life. He was a surveyor and "renewed his allegiance to this government in 1777. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM & REBECKAH JAGGER GALE: VI. WILLIAM (2/1/1759, Stamford, CT - ??); VI. ISAAC (11/17/1760 -
Abt. 1810, Stamford, CT) married Anne Lockwood and had children; VI. REUBEN (1/30/1763, Stamford, CT - ??) married Martha Reynolds and had children; VI. JOSEPH (12/14/1764, Stamford, CT - ??) probably married Sarah (Unknown) and is the same
Joseph Gale buried at the Smith Meeting House Burial Ground at Gilmanton, N.H. [SEE BELOW] Their son was Seymour Gale (17887 - ??); VI. NAT (10/20/1766, Stamford, CT - ??); VI. ISAAC (#2) - (9/27/1768, Stamford, CT - ??) - [George Gale noted this
was probably an error in the name since there was already an Isaac who lived to adulthood]; VI. BETSEY (12/19/1770, Stamford, CT - ??); VI. RUFUS (7/14/1774, Stamford, CT - ??); and VI. JEREMIAH (1/21/1780, Stamford, CT - ??).
VI. ISAAC GALE (1760 - ??) was born on 11/17/1760 to William and Rebeckah Jagger Gale. On 7/4/1779 Isaac married ANNE LOCKWOOD. They lived in Stamford, CT, and had four children. CHILDREN OF ISAAC & ANNE LOCKWOOD GALE: VII.
JOSIAH (3/18/1780 - ??), VII. REBECCA (4/6/1782 - ??), VII. AMY (8/13/1784 - ??), and
VII. SEYMOUR (7/1/1787 - ??).
VI. REUBEN GALE (1763 - ??) was born on 1/30/1763 to William and Rebeckah Jagger Gale. In June of 1782 Reuben married MARTHA REYNOLDS. They lived in Stamford, CT, had four children. CHILDREN OF REUBEN & MARTHA REYNOLDS
GALE: VII. SALLY (9/13/1782 - ??), VII. WILLIAM (10/3/1784 - ??), VII. POLLY (4/5/1787 - ??), and VII. NATHANIEL (1/1/1790 - ??).
VI. JOSEPH GALE (1764 - 1846) was born on 10/30/1764 to William and Rebeckah Jagger Gale. He married SARAH SMITH on 4/16/1789 and had children. At his death on 8/7/1846 at age 82 Joseph was buried at the Smith Meeting House Burial Ground
at Gilmanton, New Hampshire. Sarah, who died at the age of 89 on 8/24/1861, was also buried there. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH & SARAH SMITH GALE: VII. ABRAHAM (?? - ??), VII. MARY (?? - ??), VII. JOHN (?? - ??), VII. PATIENCE E. (Est. 1803 -
10/16/1846, age 43), VII. DANIEL (Est. 1795 - 9/11/1857, age 62), VII. STEPHEN (1804 - ??) married Betsey Dudley (1808 - ??), VII. JAMES M. (Est. 1809 - 9/16/1819, age 10), VII. DOROTHY S. "DOLLY" (Est. 1801- 10/18/1819, age 18), VII. THOMAS (?? - ??),
and VII. MOSES (?? - ??). [A Dorothy Gale (1808 - 6/23/1840) married Peter Dudley (1795 - ??) on 7/9/1833 in Gilmanton, Belknap, N.H. and had children, Dorothy Dudley (1836 -??), and Sarah E. Dudley (1839 - ??). They were obviously part of this family
but their exact identies are unknown.]
V. ROGER GALE (1739 - ??) was born on 11/11/1739 to Joseph and Rebeckah Gale. Roger moved with his brothers from Stamford, Connecticut and supposedly had a large family. Anson Gale of Washington, D.C. stated that his ancestor, "Jacob Gale,
was born on the Nine Partner's Patent, and if so, we think he must be the son of Roger, as we do not find Jacob named among the children of the other Gale families on that Patent." (Gale) PRESUMED SON OF ROGER GALE: VI. JACOB (?? - ??).
VI. JACOB GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to Roger Gale and an unknown wife. Jacob married (UNKNOWN) and lived at Stanford, New York. CHILDREN OF JACOB & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VII. JEREMIAH (?? - ??) who married Elizabeth
Armstrong, VII. IRA (?? - ??), and VII. JOSEPH (?? - ??) who married (Unknown) and had sons, Joseph and Daniel.
VII. JEREMIAH GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to Jacob Gale and an unknown wife. Jeremiah married ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG of Pokepsie, New York where the couple resided. CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH & ELIZABETH GALE: VIII.
PEGGY (?? - ??) married Dr. Christopher Kinsted of New York City; VIII. ELIZA (?? - ??) married Dr. Frieghley of New York City; VIII. ANSON (3/20/1794 - ??) married Polly Hornbeck; VIII. SALLY (?? - ??) died at about twenty years of age; and VIII.
EDWIN (?? - Abt. 1859) married the daughter of a Judge Thompson of Sullivan County, N.Y. Edwin was connected with the New York Sun for several years.
VIII. ANSON GALE (1794 - ??), born on 3/20/1794 to Jeremiah and Elizabeth Armstrong Gale, married POLLY HORNBECK and lived in Monticello, NY. CHILDREN OF ANSON & POLLY GALE: IX. ANSON (1814 - ??) married (1) Lucinda Johnson and
(2) Eliza Bonner; IX. ELIZABETH (?? - ??) married Dr. Hiram Dale and had a daughter, Jane. Dr. Dale died and in the 1860s Elizabeth was living with her father; IX. JANE (?? - ??) died at 19 years of age; and IX. HIRAM (?? - ??) living in Wawasing, Ulster
County, NY in the 1860s.
IX. ANSON GALE (1814 - ??) was born in 1814 to Anson and Polly Hornbeck Gale. In 1832 Anson married (1) LUCINDA JOHNSON, daughter of the Sheriff of Hunterdon County, Pennsylvania. She died after only 12 weeks of marriage and in 1852
Anson married (2) ELIZA BONNER of New Jersey. They had a son who died at age 5 and adopted another boy. Anson maintained a hotel and boarding house in Washington, DC and was living in the 1860s. CHILDREN OF ANSON & ELIZA GALE: X.
EDWIN (3/1853 - 1858) who died at 5 years of age and X. GEORGE (?? - ??) their adopted son.
VII. JOSEPH GALE (?? - ??) was born at an unknown date to Jacob Gale and an unknown wife. Joseph Gale served in the Revolution, married (UNKNOWN), and had two children. He lived at Peakskill, New York. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH &
(UNKNOWN) GALE: VIII. JOSEPH (?? - Living 1864) who lived in Michigan and VIII. DANIEL (?? - Living 1864) who operated a provision store at No. 109 First St., N. Y.
V. JOSIAH GALE (1742 - 1796) was born on 6/5/1742 in Rutland, Vermont to Joseph and Rebeckah Gale. In 1765 He left Stamford, Connecticut with several of his brothers and moved to Stanford, Dutchess County, NY. George Gale noted that he could
not locate a town named Stamford and presumed that it later became Amenia, where Josiah died on 11/22/1798. The town is located in the eastern part of the County on what was long ago The Great Nine Partner's Patent. Josiah married RACHEL MEAD
(ca. 1745 - ??) on 12/25/1765. CHILDREN OF JOSIAH & RACHEL MEAD GALE: VI. SARAH (10/16/1767, Rutland, Vt. - 3/10/1828) married Henry Kinney (7/9/1759 - 9/26/1846 in North Greenbush, Rensselaer, NY. VI. REBECCA (1769, Rutland, Vt. -
8/7/1806) married Enoch Goodrich on 1/1/1786 in NY. VI. RACHAEL (1772, Rutland, Vt. - 2/22/1856) married Leonard Barton of Amenia. VI. PHOEBE (1774, Rutland, Vt. - 6/27/1850) married Andrew Finch. VI. ROBA (1776, Rutland, Vt. - 7/1821) married
Lewis Curtis. VI. ELIZABETH (1781, Rutland, Vt. - 3/1838) married Nathan Beckwith in 1802 and had Josiah Gale Beckwith (1803 - 1871) who married Jane Maria Seymour in 1831. VI. NANCY (ca. 1782, Rutland, Vt. - ??) married Henry Griffin. VI. JOSIAH
(1787 - 1809). VI. GEORGE WASHINGTON (12/3/1789, Stanford, Dutchess, NY - 9/15/1861) married (1) Harriet Selden in 1820 at Troy, Rensselaer, NY, (2) Esther William Coon, (1809 - ??) at Galesburg, Illinois, (3) Lucy Merriam (?? - ??) in New Haven,
Connecticut. VI. CLARINDA (1784, Rutland, Vt. - 2/13/1853) married Eber Leete.
VI. GEORGE WASHINGTON GALE (1789 - 1862) was born on 12/3/1789 to Josiah and Rachel Mead Gale in Dutchess County, New York. An early biography of George stated that he was a man of acute intellect and strong prejudices. According to
family lore his father, Josiah Gale, was descended from immigrants from Yorkshire. George Gale graduated from Union in 1814 and was licensed as a Presbyterian clergyman in October of 1819. He took charge of the Church at Adams, Jefferson County,
New York, until 1823 and afterwards established the Oneida Manual Labor Institute at Whitesboro, New York where he remained from 1827 until 1834. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity and in 1835 established Knox College at Galesburg,
In George Gale's book is a biographical sketch written by Dr. Brainard of Philadelphia, taken from Wilson's Presbyterian Almanac for 1863. It is presented here in the belief that the story is best told in the language, and from the perspective, of the time.
George W. Gale, son of Josiah and Rachael Gale, of Amenia, N. Y., was born at North East, Dutchess county, New York, December 3, 1789. He graduated at Union College, N.Y., studied Theology at Princeton, N. J., and was licensed to preach the
gospel by the Presbytery of Hudson, in Sept. 1816. His first charge was at Adams, Jefferson County, N. Y., where he was ordained by the Presbytery of St. Lawrence, Oct. 29, 1819. Here he enjoyed a great revival of religion, among the converts of
which he reckoned Rev. Charles G. Finney and many other eminent men.
His health failing about 1826, he gave up his pastoral charge, hired a farm in western, Oneida Co., N. Y., and took a class of students whom he instructed, allowing them to pay for their board and tuition by laboring three or four hours a day on his
farm. Succeeding in his enterprise, he founded the Oneida Manual Labor Institute, at Whitesboro, N. Y. For a time the Institution had a great popularity and usefulness, educating probably some hundreds of ministers and influential laymen, and
prompting to the establishment of similar institutions elsewhere over the country. We believe that his prosperity continued so only as Mr. Gale managed its affairs; but after he left, a spirit of ultraism and division arose, so that finally the Institution
passed into other hands and lost its distinctive character. Nearly all Manual Labor Schools have failed, showing that the Oneida Institute owed its long success more to the wisdom, energy and benevolence of its founder than to the complex
principle on which it was established.
But the great life-work of Mr. Gale was the founding of Knox College, at Galesburg, Illinois, in the year 1835. With Herculean labor he first procured among Eastern churches funds for the purchase of a township of land and induced a large number
of intelligent and influential families to migrate West, as the nucleus of a Christian community, in the midst of which the new college was to rise. He headed this migration, spent his first season in a log shanty, and shared the general hardships and
perils of the undertaking. As our readers know, the enterprise was a complete and glorious success. The city of Galesburg with its ten thousand inhabitants, moral, healthy and prosperous; and Knox College, with an endowment of near a hundred
thousand dollars, attest the wisdom, energy and benevolence of Mr. Gale…
In the College which he had founded, Dr. Gale officiated many years as a Professor, and held the office of Trustee at the time of his death. He was, from intellectual conviction, a sound Presbyterian; and therefore he resisted, with great earnestness
and final success, all efforts from any quarter to unsettle the principles on which Knox College was founded. He was also much interested and engaged in protecting the Presbyterian churches of his vicinity from sectarian Proselytism, which has
been attempted with plausible motives and on a grand scale. Hence he urged and advocated those Presbyterian organizations for Home Missions, which should secure the fair and natural development of Christianity under the church forms which
he loved and regarded as most wise, orderly and scriptural. For this faithfulness to his ordination vows and his honest convictions, he received from influential sources a great storm of opposition and abuse, which burdened his last days, but which
he bore with unflinching fortitude, and as great a measure of meekness as ordinarily pertains to the best of men.
In person, Dr. Gale was rather slightly formed, but his air was graceful, dignified and commanding. His features were regular and his countenance habitually expressed pensive thoughtfulness, firm resolution, and Christian benevolence. His mental
constitution fitted him for bold enterprises; and in the early part of his ministry, especially, he moved in the front rank with those who ventured upon strong measures for the advancement of Revivals, Sabbath-keeping and Temperance. He hated
slavery always, but never allowed himself to run into a ruinous fanaticism 'making havoc of the church'…
As a husband and father he was without reproach. So far as we know, his children not only inherit the honored name, but many of the virtues of their excellent father. His health was always feeble, especially in his latter years. Probably his active
mind, acute sensibility, and laborious habits, wrought too powerfully for his physical strength. His trembling hand gave long premonition of that sudden paralysis, which closed his life at Galesburgh, September 13, 1862, at the age of seventy-two.
At a good age, in the bosom of his family, of a gentle disease, with the hopes of the gospel, surrounded by the rich and enduring monuments of his piety, energy, and benevolence, he passed quietly from earth to heaven. So far as he is concerned such
a life needs no eulogy, such a death no regret. But we may remind ourselves of his virtues for our imitation, and we may lament a death which bereaves us of his friendship, his example, and his prayers; and the church of his presence and his
His intellect was strong, clear, logical, acute, penetrating, active, well furnished, and well disciplined. In imagination, style, and pulpit power he was respectable, but not eminent. His judgment of men and things was sound; his hopefulness was
large, his faith confiding, his will resolute, his fortitude unshrinking, and his courage unfaltering. A man governed by reason and conscience, rather than by impulse and passion, you knew where to find him. His prejudices, founded in conviction,
were strong, and his antipathies liable to be shaded with severity. His friendships were affectionate, trustful and enduring; justifying the adhesion and confidence of his true friends. His piety was a governing principle organized into his whole
being, and controlling his plans, his labors, his comforts and his purse. Before those who deserved rebuke he stood up sternly, but before his Maker he lay in the dust. His works praise him, and his memory will long be fresh and fragrant in the
George married (1) in 1820 to (1) HARRIET SELDEN (1800 - 1840), daughter of Hon. Charles Selden of Troy, New York, an officer in the Revolutionary War. Harriet died in 1840, probably in childbirth. CHILDREN OF GEORGE & HARRIET SELDEN GALE:
VII. WILLIAM SELDEN (2/1/1822 - ??) married Caroline Ferris. VII. HARRIET Y. (10/1823 - ??). VII. GEORGE (1/1826 - ??) married in 1857 to Elizabeth Kennedy. They were living in California in 1866 and were apparently childless. VII. JOSIAH (11/1828 -
6/1863) married Louisa Jackson, daughter of Samuel Clinton Jackson of Galesburg, Illinois in December of 1862. VII. MARY ELIZABETH (11/1829 - ??) married in 1856 to Rev. Edwin L. Hunt of Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois. VII. MARGARET (12/1831
- ??) married in 1851 to Professor Henry E. Hitchcock of Galesburg. VII. CHARLES SELDEN (1835 - 1836). VII. JOSEPH DUDLEY (1838 - 1856). VII. ROGER (Born & died in March of 1840).
In 1841 George married (2) ESTHER WILLIAMS, daughter of Daniel Williams of Galesburg, Illinois. CHILDREN OF GEORGE & ESTHER WILLIAMS GALE: VII. HENRY WILLIAMS (1841 - 1842) was born to George and Esther Williams Gale but mother
and son both died in 1842. Following Esther's death George married (3) LUCY MERRIMAN, daughter of James Merriman of New Haven, Connecticut in 1844. George Washington Gale died on 9/13/1862 and was survived by his third wife.
GALES BURIED AT THE SMITH MEETING HOUSE BURIAL GROUND, GILMANTON, NH
The following list was originally copied by Mary Lovering Holman in 1911 & provided courtesy of the New Hampshire Historical Society] -
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, established by George Washington Gale
VII. WILLIAM SELDEN GALE (1822 - 1900) was born on 2/15/1822 to George Washington and Harriet Selden Gale at Galesburg, Illinois. In 1845 William married CAROLINE FERRIS and had eight children. In 1880 William Selden Gale of Galesburg was
a Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois. He died on 9/1/1900 and was buried in Hope Cemetery at Galesburg with other members of his family. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM & CAROLINE FERRIS GALE: VIII. WILLIAM SELDEN
(6/8/1846 - 12/12/1912). VIII. GEORGE WASHINGTON (8/16/1848 - 10/4/1938). VIII. CHARLES (1850 - 1851). VIII. CALVIN (1852 - ??). VIII. HARRIET (1/25/1854 - 8/27/1925). VIII. JOSEPH DUDLEY (1856 - 1857). VIII. JOSIAH (9/18/1858 - 8/29/1889), VIII.
JOHN (1859 - 1862).
Other Gales buried at Hope Cemetery are Ann V., 1908; Charles Selden; 1850-51; Frances Candee; 1850 - 1904; George Candee, 1873 - 1927; Georgiana; 14 Mar 1864 - 16 Aug 1925; Gale, Harriet, 25 Jan 1854 - 27 Aug 1925; Gale, Harriet Y.; 1824 - 1913; Gale,
John, 1847 - 1858; Gale, John, 1859 - 1862; Gale, Josiah; 18 Sep 1858 - 29 Aug 1889; Gale, Selden, Jan 1878 - Sep 1878; Gale, William J. Selden, 1798 - 1857; and Gale, William Selden, 1834 - 1854.
V. SAMUEL GALE (1748 - ?) was born on 12/16/1748 to Joseph and Rebeckah Clason Gale. Samuel resided at Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY. He married (1) LYDIA SKINNER and had two children before her death. He then married (2) JERUSHA
HIBBARD and had six children. It was not stated which children were born to Lydia and which to Jerusha Gale. CHILDREN OF SAMUEL GALE: VI. JOSEPH (?? - ??) became a prominent physician, VI. HULDA (?? - ??), VI. NATHAN (?? - ??) married
Eleanor Miller, VI. SAMUEL (?? - ??) moved to Michigan in 1815, VI. WILLIAM (?? - ??) moved to Michigan in 1815, VI. LYDIA (?? - ??), VI. JERUSHA (?? - ??), and VI. PRINIA (?? - ??).
VI. NATHAN GALE (?? - 1814) was born at an unknown date to Samuel and Jerusha Hibbard Gale. Nathan married ELEANOR MILLER and had four children. The family lived at Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York where Nathan died in 1814. Eleanor
was still living in 1865. CHILDREN OF NATHAN & ELEANOR MILLER GALE: VII. HARRIET (1807 - ??) who married Henry Young and had Henry, Martin Van Buren and Elenor Frances Young; VII. ALONZO H. (1809 - ??) who married Harriet Amanda
L'amoreaux; VII. CALVIN S. (1811 - ??) who married Harriet N. Blair; and VII. FANNY (1814 - ??) who married Royal B. Wright and had Louisa Amanda, Cordelia Frances, Fredrick Nathan, Harriet Jane, Mary Melvina, Emma Adelia and Albert Wright.
VII. ALONZO H. GALE (1809 - ??) was born in 1809 to Nathan and Eleanor Miller Gale. He worked at several jobs and was described by George Gale as "a clothier by trade." From 1828 to 1836 he was engaged in transportation and from 1836 to 1849 he
worked as a financial broker in New York City. From 1849 to 1853 he worked in the Revenue Department and from 1853 to 1858 he practiced law in New York City. He was Port warden of the Port of New York from 1858 to 1861 and from 1861 to 1866 he was
Maser Laborer of the Navy Yard. The family lived in Brooklyn. Alonzo married HARRIET AMANDA L'AMOREAUX and had four children. CHILDREN OF ALONZO & HARRIET AMANDA GALE: VIII. ORPHILIA A. (?? - ??), VIII. NATHAN A. (?? -
??), VIII. FRANCIS L. (?? - ??), and VIII. LAURA A. (?? - ??), all of whom died young.
VII. CALVIN S. GALE (1811 - ??) was born in 1811 to Nathan and Eleanor Miller Gale. Calvin lived in New York, married HARRIET N. BLAIR and had five children. CHILDREN OF CALVIN & HARRIET BLAIR GALE: VIII. ALANZO (??- ??), VIII.
ADALAID (??- ??), VIII. CHARLOTTE NEWELL (??- ??), VIII. ALBERT HIBBARD (OR HUBBARD) - (??- ??), and VIII. AMELIA (??- ??).
V. NOAH GALE (1751 - ??) was born on 10/31/1751 to Joseph and Rebeckah Gale. Noah married (UNKNOWN) and had three children. CHILDREN OF NOAH & (UNKNOWN) GALE: VI. PLATT (?? - ??), VI. AUGUSTUS (?? - ??), and VI. WALTER (?? -
??). The family lived at Amenia, New York.
IV. BENJAMIN GALE (1715 - 1790) was born on 12/14/1715 to John and Mary Gale at Long Island, NY. On 6/6/1739 he married HANNAH ELIOT (10/15/1713 - 6/27/1781), daughter of Jared and Elizabeth Smithson Eliot. Benjamin graduated from Yale
College in 1733 where he studied medicine under Dr. Jared Eliot, of Killingworth, CT, who became his father-in-law. He then settled in Killingworth where he became a physician. He was also a distinguished writer on the Old Testament prophecies,
medical subjects and agriculture and one of his articles, "A Dissertation on Inoculation" (1763), was published in the London Medical Magazine. He also contributed a paper on the "Bite of Rattlesnakes" to the Philadelphia "Transactions" and wrote
essays in that publication for the New Haven Medical Society. In addition, the London Society for the Promotion of Arts and Commerce awarded him a gold medal for an improvement in the drill plow.
During the Revolution Gale served as commander of a vessel that sailed from Cape Ann to Salem. Extracts of many of his letters to associates, including Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane, appear in the Volumes of Naval Documents of the American
Revolution. A serious inventor, Benjamin Gale was a mentor to David Bushnell, who engineered the submarine Turtle. According to writer Frederick Wagner who wrote about Bushnell, "Dr. Gale had a tongue like a whip: it could practically flay the skin
from a man's back when he suspected humbug." As only one of two people to see the Turtle in its infancy, the other being David's brother Ezra, Gale was so impressed with Bushnell's work that he asked and was granted permission to inform his friend
Benjamin Franklin of the invention. As a result, Franklin stopped at Killingworth on his way to confer with General Washington at Cambridge and met with Bushnell. Benjamin also wrote to Silas Deane, a Connecticut delegate to the Continental
Congress. Unfortunately, a tavern-keeper and postmaster at Killingworth who was a Tory opened many of Gale's letters and as a result the submarine became known to the British military. Despite this Bushnell succeeded in raising funds to continue the
project. On 8/22/1776 about ten thousand troops commanded by Sir William Howe landed on Long Island and forced the Continental troops to evacuate. John Glover led his Marblehead mariners in the evacuation and the troops, their armaments, and
their provisions were carried to the safety of Manhattan. Disheartened by their defeat, many of the Continentals returned to their homes but Bushnell saw an opportunity to test the Turtle against the British vessels anchored near Governor's Island, New
York. Plans to attack the ship Eagle commanded by Admiral Lord Richard Howe were hatched in secrecy but a series of errors plagued the mission and the Turtle was saved to fight another day.
Dr. Benjamin Gale died on 5/21/1790 in Killingworth, Connecticut. CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN & HANNAH ELIOT GALE: V. ELIZABETH (12/3/1740 - 11/18/1818) married Samuel Gale; V. CATHERINE (6/21/1742 - 6/19/1797) married Jeremiah Atwater, of
New Haven, CT; V. MARY (2/3/1744 - ??) married Dr. John Redfield, of Guilford, CT; V. JULIANA (11/14/1746 - ??) married Leverett Hubbard, of New Haven, CT; V. HANNAH (4/12/1748 - 11/26/1797) unmarried; V. MEHITABLE (12/13/1749 - ??) married
Archibald Austin, of New Haven,CT: V. SAMUEL (12/9/1751 - 12/21/1751); V. BENJAMIN (2/22/1755 - 3/31/1855); and V. CATHERINE #2 (?? - ??) married a Mr. Ludlam.
III. ANDREW GALE (1683, Jamaica, NY - Bet. 1742-43), son of Abell and Dinah Gale of Queens, NY, married MARY (UNKNOWN) and had a daughter who married Andrew Yarinton. In his will, dated 12/24/1742 and proved 7/26/1743, Andrew
bequeathed to his son-in-law, Anthony Yarinton of "Pekepsee", £1, "for I think he has had sufficient already." He gave grandsons Gale Yarinton a "gun, sword and baldfaced mare," and Andrew Yarinton a gun. The balance of his estate was left to his
wife Mary. CHILD OF ANDREW & MARY GALE: IV. (UNKNOWN) DAUGHTER.
III. THOMAS GALE (Living 1717), born at an unknown date to Abell and Dinah Gale at Queens, NY, is said to have married ABIGAIL SMITH on 1/1/1703-04 at Flushing, NY, but no children have been identified. According to George Gale, Thomas was
called a weaver in 1708 and in 1717 his father gave him his homestead "for natural love and affection." George Gale speculated that Thomas and his brother Nehemiah may have joined their brother John and moved from Long Island to settle in one of the
other counties in New York.
III. NEHEMIAH GALE (1680 - ??) was born in 1680 to Abell and Dinah Gale in New York. He married (UNKNOWN). CHILDREN OF NEHEMIAH & (UNKNOWN) GALE: IV. JEMIMA (?? - ??); IV. KEZIAH (?? - ??); IV. JOSEPH (?? - ??) married Martha
Alison on 5/6/1728 in Southold, Suffolk Co. NY; IV. NEHEMIA (?? - ??); IV. JEREMIAH (Bet. 1700-21 - ??) married Anne Dickens, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Dodge Dickens, and had children.
IV. JEREMIAH GALE (Bet. 1700-21 - ??) was born to Nehemiah and (Unknown) Gale, probably in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. On 6/6/1741 he married ANNE DICKENS (5/7/1715, New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island - ??), daughter of
Thomas and Sarah Dodge Dickens. CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH & ANNE DICKENS GALE: V. JEREMIAH (?? -??), V. ABIGAIL (7/6/1742, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI - ??), V. JOHN (6/11/1747, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI - ??), V. ELIJAH (Aft.
1747 - 1771, Westchester Co. NY), V. NEHEMIAH (3/2/1746 - Bet. 1810-20) married Jane Anne "Ginny/Janie" Rush.
V. NEHEMIAH GALE (1746 - Bet 1810-20) was born on 3/2/1746 at New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island, to Jeremiah and Anne Dickens Gale. He married JANE ANNE "GINNY/JANIE" RUSH (Bet. 1745-50 - 9/1826) and had children. He and Jane
made their home at Gale Hill, Lebanon, Columbia County, NY, where they both died. CHILDREN OF NEHEMIAH & JANE RUSH GALE: VI. JOHN (?? - Bef. 8/1826, at sea); VI. POLLY (?? - Aft. 8/182) m. (Unknown) Holmes; VI. ANNA (6/16/1768, CT -
7/17/1845, Manchester, Washtenaw Co. MI) m. William Case (Abt. 1762 - 1/27/1826, Rush, Monroe Co. NY); VI. ELIJAH B. (Abt. 1772, CT - 12/30/1848, Nassau, Rensselaer Co. NY, m. Olive Beach (8/3/1774, Goshen, CT - 6/1/1835, Columbia Co. NY,
daughter of Daniel and Susannah Beach; VI. ELIZABETH "BETSY" (4/9/1775 - 5/2/1865, Columbia Co. NY) m. Asa Evans (11/11/1759, Upton, Worcester Co. Mass. - 8/23/1851, New Lebanon, Columbia Co. NY); VI. NEHEMIAH (10/11/1776, Greenwich,
Fairfield Co. CT - 1/17/1853, Gale Hill, New Lebanon, Columbia Co. NY) m. on 11/24/1801 in NY to Susannah Lyon (8/1/1786, Westchester Co. NY or Dutchess Co. NY - 2/25/1875, Gale Hill, New Lebanon, Columbia Co. NY), daughter of Thomas and
Benjamina "Nina" Valentine Lyon; VI. JAMES SR. (10/12/1781, Columbia Co. NY - 1/6/1841, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co. NY) m. Dorcas Blackmar (12/11/1784, Woodstock, Windham Co. CT - 3/1/1838, Cobleskill NY), daughter of Stephen and Lydia A. White
Blackmar; VI. SARAH "SALLY" (Abt. 1788, New Lebanon, Columbia Co. NY - 9/2/1868, Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co. NY) m. on 4/24/1808 to Henry Feathers (3/27/1786, Livingston Manor, Ulster/Sullivan Co. NY - 9/30/1859, Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co. NY),
son of George A. and Elizabeth Jacobi Feathers; VI. DEMARIS (Abt. 1789, Columbia Co. NY - Bef. 1870, Granby, OswegoCo. NY) m. Gardner Gifford (Bet. 1778 - 1800 - 10/27/1865, Granby, Oswego Co. NY); and VI. ISAAC (Abt. 1794, Columbia Co. NY -
Aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth (Unknown) (Bet. 1794-1804, Mass. - ??)
II. ELIEZER GALE (Living 1679), the son of Edmund Gale and an unknown wife, resided at Salem, Mass., married ELIZABETH BISHOP on 9/25/1679. CHILDREN OF ELIEZER & ELIZABETH BISHOP GALE: III. JAMES (11/15/1679 - 5/20/1689); III.
JOHN (8/31/1681 - ??); III. ABIGAIL (12/7/1684 - ??); III. RUTH (7/12/1687 - ??); III. EDWARD (4/28/1689 - ??); III. JAMES (5/25/1691 - ??); III. SAMUEL (9/17/1698 - ??), III. ELIEZER (7/8/1699 - ??); and III. MEHITABLE (4/11/1701 - ??).
Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois, Photo courtesy of Matt Hucke
V. Azor (1/3/1742-43 - Before 8/2/1769)
V. John (?? - ??) m. Saray Cyr
VI. Richard (??- ??) m. Abigail Cox
VII. Richard (?? - ??) m. Mary Linksweiler
VIII. Demus (?? - ??) m. Cordelia Wilfley
[The following 4 descendants of Hezekiah & Martha Denton were provided by descendat Susan Reynolds (not substantiated) - ]