Newberry County, SC, Will Book A--1787-1796
Pp. 30-32: Will of JOHN GALLMAN, deceased, dated 3 Sept. 1788. Admin. granted to Gasper Piester. Appraisers: Frederick Gray [his brother-in-law], Jeremiah Williams, George Ruff, Esq. and James Sheppard.
Pp. 350-354: Will of GEORGE GRAY, deceased, dated 9 Nov 1795, proven 28 Feb 1796. Wife Eva Margaret to have slave and $200.00 case. Also, furniture, books, livestock, and to live on the plantation during natural life. Children: (1) George, Jr., (2) Frederick, (3) Peter, (4) CHRISTINA GALLMAN--150 acres adj. JOHN GALLMAN's land, (5) Barbara, wife of Frederick Boozer, (6) Elizabeth, wife of David Ruff, Esq. Remainder of estate divided among my six children above named. Exrs: George Ruff & Jacob Buzhardt. Wit: Michael Dickert, Sr, Frederick Boozer, Michael Long.
John Gallman/Goleman married Christina Gray in ~1771, and they had a single child by 2 Mar 1773, when he petitioned for a 200-acre land grant. The land was surveyed on the Pacolet River, and he let the plat expire without claiming it. Instead, he bought 350 acres on Cannon's Creek (near his Gray in-laws) from local Dunker minister David Martin in May 1773. John died in 1788. He and Christina are buried together in the Gallman cemetery 8 miles east of Newberry SC. Their son George (1772-1807) is buried near them, along with other family members.
John Gallman's father Henry (called "Henry Jr." to distinguish him from the older Capt. Henry Gallman from Zürich) died before 1768. In 1769, his mother Keziah died and his older sister Elizabeth (married George Keith in 1759) was the administratrix of her estate. This suggests that John was not yet a legal adult by 1769, and may have been born ~1753. His wife Christina was born no earlier than 1755, so they were a very young couple when they married in ~1771.