Abijah william Galland was the younger brother of my grandfather, John Wesley, who changed the spelling to Gallant. Abijah was born in 1864 in Lee County, Iowa, and was the son of Artemas N. and Eleanor Mott Galland. Abijah died 27 November 1918 in Denver, Colorado during the flu epidemic. His grandmother was Phoebe Gandy Galland, and there were many Abijah's in the Gandy family. The family knew him as "Bige". I have a picture of him as a young man. If you are interested, I could send you a copy.
Clarice Gallant Hart