The name Galloway is closely associated with the history of Xenia and Greene county. The pioneers of the Greene county branch of this family came from Lexington, Kentucky, in 1797, and settlef upon the banks of the Little Miami river about four miles north of Xenia, near Old Chillicothe, now Oldtown. This family is of Scotch origin and they are known to have lived in the southwest part of Scotland, in the district composed of Wigton and Kirkeudbright of to-day. During the era of the persecution of the Christians in Scotland they migrated across the Irish sea and settled in County Antrim, Ireland. This is known as the Galloway district and it was from this place that the family of seven brothers—George, Samuel, John, William, James, Peter and Thomas,—yearning for civil and religious liberty, set sail for the new world. They made a settlement in the province of Pennsylvania early in the eighteenth century near the famous spring of the noted Indian chief Logan, in what is now Cumberland county.
George Galloway, one of these brothers, was born in Scotland about 1700, emigrated to Ireland to avoid religious persecution, coming thence to America and founding a branch of the family in Cumberland county, Pennsvlvania. He married Rebekah Junkin, a native of Scotland, and died August 3, 1783. In their family were five sons and four daughters: William. Joseph, John, Samuel, James, Jane, Margaret, Martha and Sarah.
Of tliis number James Galloway was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. He was born May 1, 1750, and married Rebekah Junkin, wlio was born October 2, 1759. They were residents of Greene county. Ohio, at its organization, having settled near Old Chillicothe (now Oldtown) in 1797. The former died near Xenia. August 6, 1838, and the latter August 31, 1812. their remains being interred in Massies Creek burying ground, four miles east of Xenia. In their family were eight sons and two daughters: George, James, Joseph, William, Samuel, Andrew, Anthony, John, Rebecca and Ann. Rebecca became the wife of George Galloway and they were the parents of James Collins Galloway.
George Galloway was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1784, and was the son of Joseph Galloway. His brothers and sisters were John, William, Jane, Isabel, Joseph, Jr., James, Sophia, Ann Eliza, Agnes and Elizabeth. He married Rebecca Galloway, who was born near Lexington. Kentucky. October 7, 1791, and died February 25. 1876, at Xenia, Ohio. Her husband, George Galloway, died at the same place January 29, 1857. Their children were James Collins, Madison, William. Ann, Martha and Eleanor.
James Collins Galloway was boirn in Xenia township, Greene county, Ohio, June 30, 1817. He was a man of broad mind and liberal education for the period in which he lived. He was closely associated with the educational interests of the county, and the common school system was materially promoted through his efforts. He was a strong abolitionist, an earnest Christian and organized the first Sabbath school for freedmen in the county. In politics he was a Whig in early life, and when the Republican party was fomied to prevent the further extension of slavery he joined its ranks. In religion he was a Seceder and later a Presbyterian. On the 18th of November, 1841, James Collins Galloway and Mary Ann Kendall were married by Rev. James R. Bonnar. She was born in Xenia township, May 12, 1822, and was a daughter of William and Eleanor (Jackson) Kendall. Her father was born at Stoney Creek, Kentucky, in 1795. and was a son of Robert and Nancy (Wilson) Kendall. Robert Kendall was born October 12, 1752, and died on the 12th of October, 1843. His wife, who was born in 1770, died February 18. 1852. Their children were William, John, James, Francis, Milton, Newton, Martha, Ann, Isabel and Nancy. Of this family William Kendall died near Xenia, August 6, 1879. He had married Eleanor Jackson, a daughter of Robert Jackson, a granddaughter of David Jackson and a great-granddaughter of Dr. Joseph Jackson. The last named was born in County Antrim, Ireland, in 1690, and about 1762 emigrated to America, his children having preceded him. Of his large family Hugh, Robert and David were full brothers, while Andrew, a half brother, was the father of Andrew Jackson, who became president of the United States in 1829. Dr. Jackson died in 1768. His son, David Jackson, was born in Ireland in 1730, was a soldier of the Revolutionary war and lost one of his hands in the battle of Trenton on Christmas day, 1776. He died in 1814. The third child born unto him and his wife Elizabeth was Robert Jackson, the father of Mrs. William Kendall. He was born at Newtown, Limavady, County Derry, Ireland, in 1758. He had two brothers and one sister: Hugh, James and Mary. Robert
Jackson came to .America with his father and his family in 1762 and in 1786 was married to Elizabeth McCorkle, a beautiful girl and the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier killed in battle. She was born in Scotland and had two brothers, one of whom was killed in the Revolutionary war and the other was killed by accident. Both Robert and Elizabeth (McCorkle) Jackson spent their last days in Greene county, Ohio, and were buried in Massies Creek burying ground. He died September 26, 1828. There were two sons and eight daughters in their family: David, Robert, Margaret, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, Martha, Nancy and Eleanor. Of this family Eleanor Jackson became the wife of William Kendall. She was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, March 15. 1800, and died June 6, 1888, near Xenia. Their children were Robert, Clark, Henry, Mary Ann, Eliza and Caroline. Mary Ann became the wife of James Collins Galloway. He died in Xenia, November 28, 1899, and his wife died in the same city, Septanber 10, 1892, They were the parents of four children, all yet living: Clark Madison, born April 20, 1843; Alethia Ellen, March 27, 1846; Rebecca Alice, December 28, 1851; and William Albert, April 8, 1860, all born in Xenia township.
Clark Madison Galloway. M. D., A. M., enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for one hundred days' service in the spring of 1864, and during that term was in West Virginia. He afterward re-enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Eighty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and took part in the battle of Nashville where Hood's veteran army was destroved by General Thomas. He was present when Johnston surrendered to General Sherman at Raleigh, North Carolina. At the close of the war he was mustered out of service and returned home. His preliminary education had been acquired in the public schools and in 1866 he continued his education as a student at Xenia College. In 1869 he entered Miami University, in which he was graduated in 1871, after which he began teaching, being professor in Greek, Latin and mathematics in Xenia College. For four years he was one of the instructors in that institution and during the summer months he also taught in its summer normals. In 1875 he entered the Medical College of Ohio, from which he was graduated in 1877. He then located for the practice of medicine and surgery in Xenia and is now associated with is brother. Dr. W. A. Galloway. He took a special course at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1879. He is now and for ten years has been secretary of the Xenia board of United States pension surgeons; was coroner of Greene county for eight years; a member of the board of education of Xenia for twelve years; was physician and surgeon to the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Xenia from 1888 until 1891; and is assistant surgeon of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Company; was a member of the board of health for two years; and for a similar period represented the first ward in the city council of Xenia. In 1891-2 he was medical director of the Department of Ohio, Grand Army of the Republic, and is a member of Lewis Post, No. 347, G. A. R., and Nathaniel Greene Chapter, S. A. R. In religious faith he is a Presbyterian and in political belief a Republican. Fraternally he is connected with the Masonic Lodge of Xenia, No. 49, and in the line of his profession is a member of tlie Greene County and Ohio State Medical Societies.
Alethia Ellen Galloway is a graduate of and received her degree of M. E. L. from Xenia College in 1864. In the same year she was married by the Rev. R. D. Harper, D. D., to William J. Parrett, of Lyndon, Ross county, Ohio. They have two children living: Carrie Dell, who was educated in Wooster University; and Clark Sherman, who was graduated in the same institution in 1897 and was married January 23, 1902, in Springfield, Ohio, to Sylvia Jones.
Rebecca Alice Galloway is a graduate of Xenia College of the class of 1873, at which time the degree of M. L. L. was conferred upon her. She taught lor one year in the Osborn public schools; two years in Xenia College: attended Antioch College for one year; taught for two years in the public schools of Yellow Springs; and from 1888 to 1896 in the public schools of Xenia. She is a past regent of Catharine Greene Chapter, D. a. R.; a member of the Woman's Club of Xenia: is Ohio Federation secretary of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs; and a member of the Xenia Library Association. On the 6th of February. 1896, she became the wife of Henry Harrison Eavey, the marriage being performed by Rev. J. C. Ely.
William Albert Galloway, B. S., L. L. D., was educated in Antioch College, being graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science. On his graduation from the Medical College of Ohio, in March, 1890, he became associated w'ith his brot'ner. Dr. Clark M. Galloway, and has practiced continuously to this date. He was married April 2, 1891. in Newark, Ohio, by Rev. E. B. Jones, to Maude Evelyn, only daughter of William C. and Evelyn (Spitzer) Lyon. Her father was lieutenant governor of Ohio from 1888 to 1890. Three children have been born to them: Evelyn Helen, born February 8, 1893; William Lyon, born March 29, 1895; and Elizabeth Mary, born May 21, 1902.
Dr. W. A. Galloway was apoointed a member of the State Normal and Industrial board of trustees at Wilberforce University by Governor Bushnell in 1896, and has been president of the board continuously since. He belongs to Xenia Lodge, No. 49, F. & A. M.; is corresponding secretary of Nathaniel Greene Chapter, S. A. R.; vice president of the Ohio Society, S. A. R.: and in his church relations is a Presbyterian. From 1899 to 1902 he was physician to the Greene County Infirmary and Children's Home; is surgeon to the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad; is a member of the Greene County, Ohio State and Mississippi Valley Medical Associations: and is a frequent contributor to medical and other journals.
From History of Greene County, Ohio, by George F. Robinson (S. J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1902)