Andrew Gallup, a retired farmer and a veteran of the Civil war, who is residing in Conroy, was born in Connecticut
on the 24th of February, 1836, a son of Andrew H. and Nancy (Ayer) Gallup, also natives of that state. The mother
passed away there and after the war the father removed to Iowa and settled with his family upon a farm in this
state, where he remained for some time but subsequently removed to Nebraska, where his demise occurred. Three of
their five children are still living.
The educational opportunities of Andrew Gallup were those afforded by the common schools and he also received practical
training in farm work as he began to assist his father when but a boy. Upon attaining his majority he began farming
on his own account and was so engaged when he put aside personal interests and enlisted in the Union army in 1864
as a member of Company I, Thirty fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, remaining with that command until the conclusion
of hostilities. He went with Sherman on the march to the sea and saw considerable hard fighting, in which he bore
his part bravely and well. At Resaca, Georgia, he received a gunshot wound in the right foot and was in the hospital
for four months. He has never fully recovered from the injury, which has always bothered him and now almost disables
him. At the close of the war he was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, and returned to Carroll county, Illinois,
where he remained for a number of years.
Mr. Gallup then removed to Iowa county, Iowa, and settled upon a farm which he operated successfully, accumulating
in time a competence that enabled him to retire from active life. He then took up his abode in Conroy, where he
is now living. As a farmer he was active, forehanded and progressive, and the success which attended his efforts
was the natural result of his practical methods of fanning and close application to business. He owns fourteen
lots, a fine residence and an acre of land in Conroy and is one of the substantial men of the village.
In 1860 Mr. Gallup married Mrs. Carolina Endicott and to them were born two children: A. H., and one who is deceased.
In 1864 Mrs. Gallup passed away and Mr. Gallup subsequently married Miss Sarah Carroll and they became the parents
of four children, three of whom are living. Following the demise of his second wife in 1878 Mr. Gallup was again
married, Mrs. Anna Evans becoming his wife. She was born in Pennsylvania, but in 1881 came to this state.
Mr. Gallup votes the republican ticket and is a stanch supporter of that party. For twenty years he served as justice
of the peace and his fairness and impartiality were above question. Both he and his wife belong to the Presbyterian
church, and the work of that organization is furthered by their active participation in its affairs. With the passing
years the nation realizes more fully the invaluable service that the soldiers of the Union army rendered to the
country as it becomes increasingly apparent that the greatness of a country depends upon its unity and Mr. Gallup
takes just pride in his Civil war record.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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