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Galland Family descending from Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno

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Re: Matthew Galland

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 9:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 May 2013 4:01PM GMT
The Galland/Gallant family is very interesting. Our Matthew Gallant served in The Queen's Loyalists during the Rev War, but never his family. He was given land in Canada after the War, and stayed there a few years before returning to Boston, and marrying Hanna Fenno. The Ohio Company gave him 100 acres of land in Ohio near Marrietta. Several women joined the DAR through him, until he was discovered on the Queen's Loyalist List. He could talk about the battles he was in, just did not say which side he was fighting on! His son, Isaac, was a land speculator, bought land from the Indians, and sold it to settlers moving West. He wrote a book "The Iowa Emigrant" encouraging people to move there. He gave some of his land in Illinois to Joseph Smith, and became his confidant for a time. The historic Navuoo visitors' center in Illinois will treat any of Isaac's relatives as VIP's. I know, I was there. Isaac's sister, Mary, joined the Mormons on their trek to Salt Lake City, and her descendants have done a lot of research on the family. Isaac's brother, David, followed Isaac to Illinois and Iowa, was the first Justice of the Peace in Iowa, helped write the State Constitution, and served 12 years in the Iowa Legislature. Before moving West, David, Abel and Matthew, Jr. served in the War of 1812. Young Matthew was killed, and David taken prisoner by the British when they overran Fort Detroit. After the War, David returned to Ohio and married Phoebe Gandy, then they started West to Illinois and Iowa. Very interesting family.
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theduke0404 10 Sep 2008 11:11PM GMT 
wrhcgh1 11 Sep 2008 4:17PM GMT 
theduke0404 11 Sep 2008 10:15PM GMT 
wrhcgh1 12 Sep 2008 3:28AM GMT 
tperry71 14 Sep 2008 2:00AM GMT 
wrhcgh1 12 Sep 2008 3:50PM GMT 
beckygalland 22 Nov 2008 10:33PM GMT 
theduke0404 13 Feb 2009 12:10AM GMT 
acpoole57 26 Apr 2012 3:18PM GMT 
nschweber 3 Aug 2013 5:19PM GMT 
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