I am so glad that you contacted me. What I have is below.I THINK I have some info on Robert's parents as Robert and Martha Galloway who were in Green Co KY.BUT I haven't found any documentation to prove it.
I am curious, which child of Robert's do you descend from and may I add your family info to my files?
1.ROBERT M.2 GALLOWAY(ROBERT1) was born 1808 in KY, and died March 05, 1870.He married (1) SARAH WILLIAMS July 05, 1827 in Hamilton Co Illinois.She was born 1807 in TN.He married (2) LETHA MELZANA ASBERRY October 20, 1859 in Perry Co Illinois, daughter of WILLIAM ASBERRY and KATHARINE.She was born 1837 in Clinton County, KY, and died 1874.
Notes for ROBERT M. GALLOWAY:
On Feb 1, 1837, Robert M. Galloway was living in Franklin Co Illinois when he purchased 40 acres at a public land sale for $1.25/acre in Perry County Illinois.
From Perry Co Illinois 1860 census Du Quoin - all in same household:
220975 1GALLOWAYRobert52MWFarmer 6,0001,200KY.
230975 1GALLOWAYLetha23FW KY.
240975 1GALLOWAYAndrew21MW IL.
250975 1GALLOWAYMatilda C.18FW KY.
260975 2ASBERRYW.48MWFarmer 700KY.
270975 2ASBERRYCatherine48FW KY.
280975 2ASBERRYAnna E.26FWDomestic KY.
290975 2ASBERRYGeo. W.21MWFarmer KY.
300975 2ASBERRYJohn16MW KY.
310975 2ASBERRYWm.13MW KY.
320975 2ASBERRYMelvinie9FW KY.
1850 Perry County Illinois Census - 901/907
Robert Galloway 42 Penn.
Sarah 43 TN
Isabell A. 21 Ill
John 16 Ill
Andrew J. 10 ill
Margaret E. 8 Ill
CLS 3 Ill
More About ROBERT M. GALLOWAY:
Burial: Perry Co., Ill
Notes for SARAH WILLIAMS:
On December 21, 1838, Sarah Galloway purchased 40 acres in Perry County for $1.25/acre at a public land sale.At the time of purchase, she was living in Perry County.
Notes for LETHA MELZANA ASBERRY:
1870 Perry County Illinois Census, Lathy Galloway is listed as head of household age 30 b. in KY and value of Real Estate property at $6000.00 She is living next to John ASbury, Jack Galloway, Wm ASbury Wm ASbury Jr. and Christopher E. Thurman.
Children of ROBERT GALLOWAY and SARAH WILLIAMS are:
i. MILTON3 GALLOWAY, b. 1828; m. FRANCIS RAE; b. 1828.
ii. ISABELLA A. GALLOWAY, b. 1829; m. SAMSON R. OWENS, September 27, 1853.
iii. JOHN GALLOWAY, b. 1834, Illinois; m. SENIA; b. 1837, TN.
2. iv. ANDREW JACK GALLOWAY, b. 1840, Perry County, Illinois; d. 1915.
3. v. MARGARET ELIZABETH GALLOWAY, b. March 25, 1844, Ill; d. August 26, 1914, Ill.
vi. C.L.S. GALLOWAY, b. 1847.
Children of ROBERT GALLOWAY and LETHA ASBERRY are:
vii. GEORGE W.3 GALLOWAY, b. February 01, 1860, Illinois; d. 1878.
viii. LETHIA M. GALLOWAY, b. 1868, Perry County Illinois; m. JOSEPH R. TEABEAU, September 23, 1885, Perry Co Illinois; b. Fountain Bluff, Illinois.
ix. WILLARD GALLOWAY, b. February 1870, Illinois.
Generation No. 2
2.ANDREW JACK3 GALLOWAY (ROBERT M.2, ROBERT1) was born 1840 in Perry County, Illinois, and died 1915.He married (1) MATILDA C. ASBERRY January 13, 1860 in Perry Co Illinois, daughter of WILLIAM ASBERRY and KATHARINE.She was born 1841 in KY, and died 1879.He married (2) DIANA TEANA March 30, 1879 in Perry Co Illinois.
Children of ANDREW GALLOWAY and MATILDA ASBERRY are:
i. MARTHA4 GALLOWAY, b. 1860.
ii. SARAH GALLOWAY, b. 1861.
iii. MARGARET GALLOWAY, b. 1865.
iv. ROBERT GALLOWAY, b. 1869.
3.MARGARET ELIZABETH3 GALLOWAY (ROBERT M.2, ROBERT1) was born March 25, 1844 in Ill, and died August 26, 1914 in Ill.She married CHRISTOPHER E. THURMAN March 21, 1866 in Pickneyville, Perry Co., Ill, son of BERRY THURMAN and WILLIE DAVIS.He was born April 12, 1837 in Cumberland Co., KY, and died January 19, 1909 in Marion Co., Ill.
Notes for MARGARET ELIZABETH GALLOWAY:
Family story goes that Christopher and Margaret had two more children that died as babies and that they were buried on the farm.This has not been verified.
More About MARGARET ELIZABETH GALLOWAY:
Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery, Salem, Ill
Notes for CHRISTOPHER E. THURMAN:
The first time Christopher's name appears on a census in 1850 Cumberland Co KY with his parents.He is listed as Chris age 9 male.
1860 St. Genevieve Co MO census - Christopher shows up living in the household with his brother John R. Thurman.Christohper is listed as 22 male farm laborer b. KYWhat is interesting is that there is a boy named Alfred age 2 below Christopher and appears to be Christohper's son but I have not been able to find a record of a marriage.Alfred's information appears age 2 male born in Missouri.This census is the last I've found of Alfred.
The next time Christopher shows up is when he enlists for the Civil war in the 14th REg Illimois CAvalry
At the time of invalid pension application, Christopher was 6'2", 165lbs. 52 years of age, 70 pulse rate.
Christopher purchases 40 acres from a Public Land Sale for $6.00/acre in Marion Co Illinois on April 23, 1878.
More About CHRISTOPHER E. THURMAN:
Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery, Salem, Ill
Coloring: Light skin, dark hair, hazel eyes
Height (Facts Pg): 6'2"
Military service: Civil War - served with the Illinois Cav. 14th Regiment Co F
Pension: Civil War pension - disease of stomach and general disability.And disease of left side of heart
Children of MARGARET GALLOWAY and CHRISTOPHER THURMAN are:
i. NELLIE ANN4 THURMAN.
ii. WILLIAM THURMAN, b. Abt. 1867; d. Bef. 1880.
iii. SARAH WILLIE ANNIE THURMAN, b. March 19, 1867; d. 1938; m. WILLIAM ELSER, December 24, 1887, St. Clair County Illinois; b. 1863, Belleville, St. Clair County Illinois.
Notes for SARAH WILLIE ANNIE THURMAN:
According to a letter written by Norma Harrington dated March 1999 about her grandmother Minney Annie, "looks so much like me, as she had a full face".
Many family members have stated that Minnie had a tough time raising her children.
More About SARAH WILLIE ANNIE THURMAN:
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Salem Ill
iv. MARY ETTA THURMAN, b. 1869; d. 1954; m. ED THOMPSON; b. 1864; d. 1952.
v. MARY J. THURMAN, b. Abt. 1871.
vi. WILLIAM BARKLEY THURMAN, b. April 11, 1874, Cave-in-rock, Hardin Co., Illinois; d. May 08, 1935, VA Hospital, Leavenworth , Kansas; m. ROSA EDITH FARTHING, March 07, 1909, at home in Marion County, Ill; b. March 03, 1886, Raccoon Township, Marion Co., Ill; d. August 12, 1988, Twin Willows Nursing Home, Salem, Ill.
Notes for WILLIAM BARKLEY THURMAN:
See VA file on his illness and death.Also see his NARA file for his service in the Spanish American War.
According to a newspaper clipping provided by Rosa Farthing Thurman dated Feb 8, 1900, Barkley spent a fair amount of time in the Walled City, Manila.The following is from an online site regarding the Walled City:
Principal Street of Walled City, Manila, P.I.
Lat. 15° N.; Long. 121° E.
Manila is the chief seaport, the largest city, and the capital of the Philippines. It is a city of about 250,000 people. It is situated on Manila Bay, which affords only a fairly good harborage for vessels. Hurricanes sometimes sweep across the broad bay and scatter the shipping. The bay is noted in American history for the battle of Manila, fought May 1, 1898. Here the American fleet under Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet and hammered the Spanish forts to pieces.
The Pasig River divides the City of Manila into two parts -- an old and a new section. The old section is on the south side of the river. It was founded by the Spanish in 1570-71, by Legaspi. It was at once made the capital of the islands, and this it has been ever since. The old city is walled in. The wall dates from 1590. It is built of stone throughout, and is 2½ miles long. Six gates through it connect with the chief streets. Along this wall are old forts, and in front of it is a moat, once crossed by drawbridges where the gates are. This is the way in which most cities were fortified in the Middle Ages.
More About WILLIAM BARKLEY THURMAN:
Burial: Bethelem Baptist Church Lot #46
Elected: According to a newspaper article, Barkley served on the school board where Rose worked.That was how they met.
Military service: Bet. 1898 - 1899, Served in the Spanish American War as a PVT 68 Co. Coast Artilery.Caught malaria while in Phillipines and had a life long problem with his colon and rectum.Sometime had blood piles.Also referred to as diahrea and dysentary in surgeons report.
Occupation: Farmer according to census
Notes for ROSA EDITH FARTHING:
Rosa was reared on a farm and later married Barkley, a farmer.She loved the rural community.Rosa graduated from Ray School at 15 with the recognized highest gradepoint average in Marion County which earned her a scholarship to Ewing College.She began teaching at age 17.Duties then included building and keeping a fire going in the large, heavily jacketed heating stove, being a janitor, a bus driver, and carrying the fresh water from the well.She taught six years before she was married to Barkley and another 20 years after her children were grown.She retired at age 70.She continued to drive until the age of 95 and at one time was noted the oldes woman with a driver's license in the State of Illinois.She was a member of both the USWV Auxiliary and VFW.
According to Norma Harrington, in a letter dated March 1999, Rosa "baked her own cake and her new sister-in-laws Maryetta and Eva were very unhappy when she married Uncle Barkley, as their father died in 1909 and they stayed single to care for their mother, Margaret."In this same letter, Norma writes that "Aunt Rosa lost her 1 and 6th child and the last time we took her to the country church she told me she never got over the loss of her children."
Helen Doris wrote:"My mother taught school when her children were young.I rode to school with her one year in a covered buggy because I had an injurred leg.My brother Howard put me on a horse and I fell off and injured my legs.This was when I was under school age.Howard was in trouble!They took me to Salem (we lived on a farm) to see Dr. Bogan, who was married to a sister of Emma Farthing (my grandmother).Her name was Ollie Bogan.I wouldn't get out of the car, so they took me in to the doctor, in spite of my kicking and screaming, and he gave me chloroform in order to examine my leg.I remember this well.I can and was a lot like my mother.We drove to Salem in a model T Ford.I even remember that old car.
More About ROSA EDITH FARTHING:
Burial: Bethelem Cemetery, Salem Ill
Education: Ewing College; received her high school equivalency Cert. May 24, 1972 from the State of Illinois.
Military service: Served as president of both the USWV Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary.
Occupation: Began her teaching career in the East Nation Schoolhouse which is now preserved as a historical monument on the Salem Community High School campus.She was 17 when she began teaching.
Religion: Member of First Baptist Church, Salem
vii. KELL F. THURMAN, b. March 11, 1878, Illinois; d. October 28, 1920, Racoon Twp, Marion Co Il; m. EFFIE BRYANT, December 04, 1901; b. 1874, Illinois; d. 1967.
More About KELL F. THURMAN:
Burial: October 29, 1920, Antioch Cemetery Lot 3, Row 6
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): "valvular disease of heart together with high blood pressure".was treated by Dr. Schoonover
Time of Death: 2:00am
Undertaker: N.H. Crossett, Salem Illinois
Notes for EFFIE BRYANT:
On Effie Bryant Thurman's tombstone, her parents are listed as W.J. Bryant and marieta Short.
More About EFFIE BRYANT:
Burial: Antioch Cemetery
viii. EVA M. THURMAN, b. 1880; d. 1955; m. VERNON BENJAMIN TELFORD; b. 1886; d. 1962.
More About EVA M. THURMAN:
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Salem Ill
More About VERNON BENJAMIN TELFORD:
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Salem Ill