Thomas Galloway

Thomas Galloway (27 Nov 1792 – 3 Sep 1872) was born in Ingelby, Yorkshire, England in Nov 1792, a son of Thomas Galloway and Charlotte Lawrence. He was married there to Ann Sherwood on 13 May 1816. They had 9 children before setting sail to Canada in 1832. Soon after they arrived in Montreal they lost their 2 year old daughter Margaret to cholera and buried her at Coteau-du-Lac before heading on up to Upper Canada by boat. Their youngest son Jonathan was born in Upper Canada in 1833.

In 1844 Thomas took a lease from Titus Cummins for a mill site in Cumminsville. In the 1852 census 59-year-old Thomas and his wife Ann were living on their own in Nelson Township where he was described as a Wesleyan Methodist miller. After Ann died in 18655 Thomas married Mary N Thomas on 11 Mar 1858. In March of 1860 Thomas was appointed a Charter Trustee of the New Connexion Chapel.

In 1861 he was described as a 69-year-old Wesleyan Methodist living with the family of his youngest son Jonathan Galloway in Wellington Square (now downtown Burlington). In the 1871 census Thomas and Mary were living in the farmhouse of the family of his son Thomas Galloway near Carlisle in East Flamborough. Thomas and his first wife Ann Sherwood were buried in the cemetery at Carlisle United Church. His second wife Mary Thomas was buried at Lowville United Church Cemetery in December 1873.

Contributing Author: W. Raymond Cummins