Biography of Moore Galway
Howard County, IN Biographies





MOORE GALWAY was born in Philadelphia, Penn., in 1826, and is the son of Moore and Mary (Edgely) Galway. His parents were natives of England, and moved to Washington, D. C., where his father was reporter for two sessions in the House of Representatives, at the time of Jackson's administration. His father was a printer, and was book keeper for Chapman & Bros., when they edited the Indianapolis Sentinel. He was editor of a paper in Liverpool, Eng., called the Liverpool Mercury. Failing in that business, he started a book and stationery store in the same city. The subject of this sketch worked as a roller boy in the printing office, and later in a bindery in Indianapolis. He was apprenticed to learn the tanner's trade, and continued in this business for ten years. In 1854, he removed to Howard County, and he and his brother started a tannery in Jerome. They remained there two years, and January 1, 1856, our subject was married to Miss Mary Hodson, of Grant County, Ind. This union has been blessed with eight children. After his marriage, he moved on his own farm in Union Township, and has since spent his life in agricultural pursuits. March 5, 1872, he moved to Kansas, but was driven home in four weeks by the sickness of his children. Mr. Galway enlisted in March 1862, in the Fifty seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and remained two years. He was wounded in the hand, and again in the breast, at the battle of Stone River. He was in the battle at Shiloh and Corinth, Miss; was on Buell's retreat to Louisville; followed Bragg to Perryville, where they had an engagement; thence they went to Cumberland Gap, where they drew no rations for several days. He was discharged June 21, 1863. Mr. Galway has a farm of seventy acres in Jackson Township, well improved. He has held some of the minor offices of his township; is a member of the Society of Friends, and formerly belonged to the Masonic order.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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