Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 474 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
witnessed the marriage of all but our subject.
The eldest, Amanda, now deceased, was the
wife of William Spurgin, of Missouri; William
is deceased, but his family now reside in
Tennessee; Eliza is the widow of A. H. Beard;
Jane is the wife of Jesse Crouch, of Tennessee;
James H. is deceased, and his family
reside in Tennessee; John M., deceased,
whose family also reside in Tennessee;
Thomas resides in Washington county, Tennessee;
Sarah, deceased, was the wife of J.
R. Smith, of Phelps county, Missouri; B. F.,
our subject; Mary, deceased, the wife of Rev.
William A. Keen, of Tennessee; George W.
resides in Virginia; and Nathan, of Washington
county, Tennessee. George W. was a
Lieutenant in the late war, was twice severely
wounded, once in the back and again in'the
eye, and after surrendering he was supposed
to have been shot the last time by a neighbor
boy, with whom he had attended school. The
mother died in 1870; she was a member of
the Baptist Church.
Benjamin F., our subject, received his
education in the common schools, and also,
when twenty-one years of age, attended the
Boon's Creek Seminary for twenty months,
when his eyes failed and he was obliged to
quit school. At the age of twenty-three
years he commenced farming on rented land,
which occupation he followed until the breaking
out of the war. He enlisted in Company
G, Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment, under
Colonel Cummins, and participated in the
battles of Murfreesboro, Atlanta, Jonesborough,
Franklin, Chickamauga, Missionary
Ridge, and numerous skirmishes. He surrendered
with Joseph E. Johnston, after which
he came home on foot, but found his place a
wreck. Mr. Galloway continued farming in
Tennessee until 1870, when he traveled for
three months, and afterward sold goods for
two years. He was married October 8, 1872,
at 11 o'clock, and three hours later started for
Texas, with a two-horse wagon, and December
10 landed at the east side of this State..
He came to this county in January, 1873,
where he rented land for about two years,
and in 1874 bought his present place of 101
acres, with no improvements. He has since
added 117 acres, and now has 100 acres under
a fine state of cultivation. Mr. Galloway
pays much attention to the rearing of mules,
and also horses and cattle, but is now reducing
his herd of cattle.
His wife, Eliza Fletcher, was a daughter of
Reuben Fletcher, of Washington county,
Tennessee. To Mr. and Mrs. Galloway have
been born four children, two of whom are
now deceased. The living are Bedford F.
and Nathan L. The mother died in 1883, at
the age of twenty-nine years, and in 1887
Mr. Galloway was married to Amanda J.
Miller, of Washington county, Tennessee.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Galloway and eldest son
are members of the Baptist Church, and the
former has been a member of the A. F.
where Daniel M. grew to manhood, and
received his education. He had just attained
his majority when he enlisted in Company F,
Twenty-ninth Illinois Infantry, United States
Army, and entered upon a long and severe
term of service in a cause which he esteemed
of the highest importance. He participated
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/474/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.