Thanks for the contact. Rachel Ann Galloway m. Francis Seigel GIDEON abt 1879 I think in
Christian Co. MO. She had previously been m. to John Melton (record states that she was the widow of John Melton. They had one son John Melton who was adopted by Seigel Gideon. Rachel's children by Gideon were:
Edward Franklin b. 5 Nov 1880
Fred Arthur b. 12 Jan 1883
Claude Elmer b. 12 Sep 1885
Jefferson Ross b. 27 Feb 1888 (My late husband descends from Jefferson) I have records of each of these children. Rachel died either at the birth of Jefferson Ross or shortly thereafter. Seigel then m. Missouri Ann Clevenger. I have in my possession "The Descendants of James Isham Gideon and Allied Families" by Gertrude Cleghorn Josserand and Rachel is mentioned in the book....However I do have a list of Christian Co birth records which is as follows: Charles Galoway b. 6 Dec 1850
Nathaniel Galoway b. 19 Jan 1854
Nellie Galoway b. 4 Jan 1856
Rachel Galoway b. 17 Apr 1858
Mary J. Galoway b. 24 Mar 1861
Parents listed are Jesse Galoway and Susan Jackson. That is all I have...but would certainly be interested in any records you might have and also to help in any way to further this research....I show that Jesse Galloway was b. 1826 in Christian Co, MO and Susan Jackson b. 1830 in Christian Co, MO..
Have you got any other information. The Gideon book does mention that Nathaniel m. Cordelia Josephine Gideon b. 1857 and buried at Aurora,Lawrence,MO. It states that her son carved her tombstone with inscription,
"d. Sept 1898" It does list their children, but you probably have that information. If not I can give you what the book has. It would be good to compare what you have on this family with what is in the book. If you will send it to me I will be happy to do that. Anxious to hear from you.
If you could give me you e-mail and address I will send you copies of the information I have....
Mine is P.O. Box 385
Manassa, CO 81141 firstname.lastname@example.org