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  • ID: I9706
  • Name: Lemuel Leak GALLOWAY
  • Sex: M
  • Occupation: Furniture Merchant
  • Birth: FEB 17 1856 in Harmony Twp, Warren Co, NJ
  • Baptism: SEP 13 1856 Harmony Presbterian Church, NJ
  • Death: OCT 30 1940 in Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas
  • Burial: Harper Cem, Harper, Harper Co, KS 1
  • Note:
    In the 1870 census he is listed as living with his mother in Harmony Twp, Warren Co, NJ (GALLAWAY PHEOBE 50 F W NJ NJ WARREN HARMONY TWP 1870; Series: M593 Roll: 892 Page: 161). His name could be read as either Samuel or Lamuel, and he was
  • Note: In 1880 he was living with his brother James I and his family in Kansas (GALLAWAY LEMUEL 23 W NJ KS HARPER HARPER 1880; Series: T9 Roll: 382 Page: 401).
  • Note: The 1895 Kansas State census, among other Galloways on different volumes of the census, lists only the following in Harper County, City of Harper, Vol 146: Anna H 22 b IL, Florence 2 b Kansas, Horace L 9 b Kansas, LL 39 b NJ, and Lily M 11 b Kansas.
  • Note:
    The 1900 census shows Lemuel, b NJ with wife Anna b IL Dec 1862, with father b NY and mother b ME, and married 17 years, with 3 of 4 children living and listing Lillie M b Dec 1883, Lea (male) b Jun 1885, and Florence b May 1892 (GALLOWAY LEMUEL 44
    M W NJ KS HARPER HARPER 1900; Series: T623 Roll: 482 Page: 287).
  • Note: In 1910 Lemuel L, b NJ is listed with wife Anna H 46, married once 27 years, and with daughter Florence. Noted as 3 of 4 children living (GALLOWAY LEMUEL L 53 M W NJ KS HARPER 4-WD HARPER 1910; Series: T624 Roll: 441 Page: 58).
  • Note: The 1920 enumerator listed his name as Leonard L, 63 b NJ with wife Anna H 56. He was a furniture merchant (GALLOWAY LEONARD [sic] L 63 M W NJ KS HARPER 4-WD; HARPER 1920; Series: T625 Roll: 534 Page: 26).
  • Note:
    The following notes are from the research of Ric Hoover, family researcher.
    Lemuel obtained 1/2 interest in Lot 11 in February 1887, Deed Book R, page 604. The other half interest was obtained by John Gardner in April 1886Deed Book 3, page 188. These transactions were in the official records of Harper County, KS. Copies in
    possession of Ric Hoover.
    Lemuel L. owned a quarter section (160 acres) of land in Harper County, KS in Township 31 South, Range 7 West, Sec 20 according to the 1886 Atlas of Harper County, KS. This was across (south) from his brother's (James I. Galloway) quarter in
    Section 17. Lemuel, in Deed Book N, pages123-124, Harper County, KS, on 29 June 1885 purchased School Lands from the State of KS, W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and W 2 SW 1/4 Section 16 in Township 31, Range 7 West of 160 acres for $480. He paid $48 down and had
    until June 1905 to pay the balance at 6 % interest. The patent to Lemuel for this land was recorded in Deed Book N, pages 273, 274, Harper County, KS. Lemuel and his wife Anna H. sold the west 1/2 of the NW 1/4 and the west 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section
    16, Township 31, Range 7 West to Anna Kaufman on 16 February 1887. Several mortgages were accepted by Lemuel from Kaufman. This transaction was recorded in Harper County, KS in Book R, page 605. Copies (and of map) in possession of Ric Hoover.
    Lemuel in partnership with Robert M. Kiefer purchased property on 21 Mar 1892 from F. L. Watkins for $125 described as Lot 11 in Block Two (2) of Glen's Addition in the City of Harper, Harper County, KS. Recorded in Book 1, page 197. Per an
    affidavit by Lemuel on 24 Dec 1935 filed with the Harper County, KS register of Deeds, recorded in Book 13M, page 515 Lemuel explained the following: That he and Robert M. Kiefer were business partners and purchased the above property in March 1892 as
    a grantee of "Galloway & Kiefer". Robert M. Kiefer died testate on 26 Sep 1901. Lemuel and his brother James I were appointed executors of Robert's estate and guardians of Louis and Frank Kiefer, minor heirs of Robert. 13 Feb 1901 as legal executors
    the property was quit claimed to R. Y. Gill. On 14 Jul 1913, when Frank reached majority he executed a quit claim deed to Sue E. Presnell. On 30 Nov 1915 when Louis reached majority he executed a quit claim deed to Sue E. Presnell. The final result was
    that Lots 1, 2, 11, and 12, Block 2 in Glenn's Addition in Harper, Harper County, KS was conveyed to Sue E. Presnell. This property was later, January 1936, involved in a sheriff's sale recorded in Book 64, pages 137-138. The Galloways and Kiefers
    appeared not to be involved. Copies in possession of Ric Hoover.
    Lemuel filed an affidavit with the Register of Deeds for Harper County, KS on 14 Nov 1927 recorded in Book 10 MP, page 307-308. The affidavit advised the following: That on 26 Sep 1905 page following: Sep James and Elizabeth McKean by warrantee
    deed conveyed to Lemuel and R. M. Kiefer property described as SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 31, Range 8, W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 26, Township 31, Range 8, Harper County, KS containing 240 acres. This previous deed was filed in Book 34, page
    453. The property was purchased under the second and fourth items in the will of R. M. Kiefer, deceased. Instead of the estate being made grantee Lemuel and his brother James
    I. were made grantees. Lemeul and James I. had no interest in the property and executed contemporaneously a quit claim deed. Copies are in the possession of Ric Hoover.
    The following was copied from the DAR Genealogical Record of Early Settlers, Martha Vail Chapter, Anthony, KS dated 4 July 1933. The information was obtained through a personal interview by a DAR member with Lemuel. A copy is in the possession of
    Ric Hoover:
    Lemuel Leak Galloway was born on a small farm near Harmony, NJ. At the age of sixteen he went to work for a neighbor. Stayed four years, then for one year rented a farm for himself. When twenty-one years old he went to Grandville, MI, where he lived
    with an older brother on the farm during the summer, and with other relatives in Pontiac, MI, during the winter. In April 1879 he came to Harper, KS and took a homestead. He took a homestead near Cherokee, OK living there two years. Came back to his
    farm hear Harper. Went into the grain business for four years. In 1907 he bought a furniture and undertaking business, where he was active until 1928. Then retired on account of his wife's health.
    A 25 June 1877 Release in Warren County, NJ listed Lemuel giving the release to Joseph Koch and John S. Galloway, as executors of Phebe Galloway's estate. Lemuel received the sum of $31.89. A copy is in the possession of Ric Hoover.

    Father: Robert GALLOWAY b: DEC 1 1815 in New Jersey
    Mother: Phebe DALRYMPLE b: APR 5 1817 in New Jersey

    Marriage 1 Hanna Anna LEE b: DEC 20 1862 in Peoria, IL
    • Married: FEB 27 1883 in Harper Co, Kansas 2
    1. Has Children Lillie Mae GALLOWAY b: DEC 15 1883 in Harper, Kansas
    2. Has Children Horace Lee GALLOWAY b: JUN 19 1885 in Kansas
    3. Has No Children Clifford GALLOWAY b: JUN 9 1889
    4. Has Children Florence M. GALLOWAY b: MAY 1892 in Kansas

    1. www.findagrave.com, Harper Cem, Harper, Harper Co, Kansas
      Birth: 1857 Death: 1940 Lemuel L. Galloway
    2. Harper County, KSGenWeb Marriage Records on file with the District Clerk
      Galloway, L. L. Lee, Hannah 02/27/1883 A 52
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