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Gallion / Galyean Family History

Many genealogists have tracked our family, spelled "Gallion" at the time, back to Maryland in the mid-1600s when they arrived from England. Some have gone as far back as John Galland, born in Berkshire England in 1550.

Joseph Gallion is said to have been the original Gallion immigrant to America. Joseph was born in London about 1633 to William and Joan Palmer Gallion and traveled to Maryland in 1664 to plant tobacco. Accuracy across such a long span is never certain, but here's what the direct line may have been.

John Galland
b 1550 - Berkshire England
d 1582 - Whitechapel England

m ?

Unknown

John Gallion
b About 1570 - Wantage England
d 1638 - England

m ?

Agnes Annis Wilmot
b 1579 - Wantage England
d 1638 - England

William Gallion
b 1592 - London England
d 1635 - London England

m ?
London England

Joan Palmer
b 1594 - London England
d 1635 - London England

Gallion NameBirthDeathSpouse NameS BirthS DeathChild Count
Joseph Gallion1635
London England
1674
Baltimore MD
Alice Gallen / Paulin1637
England
1675
Baltimore MD
?
John Gallion1680
Harford MD
1733
Harford MD
Mary Williams / Wright1678
Harford MD
1726
Baltimore MD
9
Thomas Gallion1709
St Georges MD
1751
Baltimore MD
Mary Young1720
St Georges MD
?
Baltimore MD
6
Jacob Gallion1733
Baltimore MD
1812
Surry NC
Elizabeth Arnold1737
Baltimore MD
1768
Rowan NC
14
Samuel Gallion1762
Surry NC
1850
Surry NC
Molly Tolliver1768
Harford MD
1850
Surry NC
7
Shadrach Galyean1801
Ashe NC
1877
Hiwasse AR
Edna Rutha Lowe1826
Surry NC
1898
Hiwasse
21
(13+8)
Ama Perilla Galyean1865
Hiwasse AR
1942
Hiwasse AR
Robert Franklin Nichols1857
Hiwasse AR
1925
Hiwasse
10

For well over 300 years, Kevin descended down the male Galyean family line. As shown above, his great-great-grandmother Ama Galyean married into the Nichols family. Two generations later, his grandmother, Clarease Nichols, married into the Ireland family.

If this record is correct, John Galland was Kevin's 11th-great-grandfather - and was born more than 400 years before Kevin.


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