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Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Posted: 1217104659000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galliher; Roy
I am researching my family line and hitting brick walls everywhere I turn trying to find the Galliher line I need. My grandmother was Anne (Anna) C. Galliher (had a twin brother William) born in 1903, and four other siblings (Otis; Mayne;MacKie; and Conley). Fathers name was Mack (MCJ; McClelland?), mother Mallie or Mary, depending on what census record you are looking at. Anna married Norman Roy in 1920 and moved to Ohio. Had 3 children, and died in 1988 in Columbus, Ohio. If anybody has a clue to give me, I'd certainly appreciate your help.

Re: Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Posted: 1280002419000
Classification: Query
I am updating this post with information I have found since posting to see if anyone can help me.
Anne Galliher (1903) Abington area of Virginia was the dauther of McClelland Galliher and Mary McGuire. McClelland was the son of Joel Alexander Galliher and Susan Emeline Keller. Joel Alexander was the son of Joel Galliher (1794) and Nancy Jones. Joel Galliher was the son of Joel Galliher (1760) and Elizabeth Dickerson. I believe Joel Galliher 1 was the son of Hugh Galliher from Ireland. Can't prove that. Anyone have any better info I'd appreciate a post. Thanks

Re: Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Posted: 1307227193000
Classification: Query
I am descended from from Rachel Galliher who is a descendant of Hugh. I don't know where in Ireland that Hugh came from but I do have a list of many of his descendants from the 1750s down to me. Rachel settled in Southern Indiana and its where my family has lived ever since.

Re: Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Posted: 1307491311000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1307492186000
I have a Rachel Galliher who was the daughter of Hugh Galliher. Is this your Rachel? If so, she would be the sister of Joel Galliher, which is the line from which I am descended.

In my research, I have found 2 Hugh Gallihers who came here from Ireland about the same time period. Their information seems to be intertwined. My Hugh Galliher came to Rowan County, NC, and from there entered what is now Washington Cty, Virgina.

If this is the same family and you have any information on them, I would be very excited to know if any of it might fit in with what I currently have.

Re: Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Posted: 1307503570000
Classification: Query
Sure thing, here is the information that I have.

Hugh Galliher Sr I show having Joel, Hugh, William, Mary, and Rachel.
Joel was born in 1760 Washington Co VA and Married Elizabeth Dickerson born 1764 in Washington County VA died 1852

They had William, Joel, James, John, Samuel, Nancy, Rachel H (my gggg grandmother), Jane, and Catherine D.

I mainly have information on Rachel H (daughter of Joel) on down but don't have info on Rachel, daughter of Hugh. I also have here that Nancy, daughter of Joel, married a Keller and had a son, John.

Do you have other info on your Galliher line? I'm on 23 and me and am trying to piece together the links of my ancestry. I have many people in Ireland that I share DNA with but it could be through the Gallihers or through other Irish.

Best regards,


Re: Galliher family of Bristol Virginia

Posted: 1307557021000
Classification: Query
Wow! We are truly following the same line.
I am going back from Anna Galliher, my grandmother
McClelland J. Galliher married to Mary McGuire
Joel Alexander Galliher, who was married to Susan Emeline Keller
Joel Galliher, Jr. who was married to Nancy Jones
Joel Galliher, Sr. who was married to Nancy Dickerson
Hugh Galliher from Ireland - spouse unknown

I have little to no information on the siblings of any of these people. I show your Rachel, daughter of Joel. But absolutely no information for her. You could probably furnish me with some information like birth, death, etc. And I could do the same for you on some of my ancestors along this line.

I'm also looking for pictures, stories about them, anything I can find that would pertain. It has been a rather difficult road finding the info I have. I never knew my grandmother Anna, and my father and his brothers have little to no information about this family. So, there are no family records or remembrances to help in my search.

I have accumulated a bit of information on the web, etc. that I would be glad to share with you if helpful. Let me know.
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