Jefferson County, New York

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Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY

Located on the West side of Benton Road, just North of the intersection with Jefferson Park Road.
GPS: 43.7797012, -76.2050018

BEMIS, BENJAMIN d 13 Jan. 1872 at 87 years
  BEMIS, DIMMIS (SPINK), widow of WILLIAM GALLEA ; as his widow she married 2nd BENJAMIN BEMIS.
   Demis was born 26 November 1785.** Died probably after 1859
   when Parismus Gallea's will was probated.

BRUCE, EDWIN B. died at age 15 months

GALLEA, CLARISSA M. d 1848 at 23 years, 1 month, 6 days
GALLEA, LUCINDA d 1854 at 21 years?
GALLEA, PARISMUS d 1858 at 18 years***
GALLEA, WILLIAM b 15 Dec. 1779 d 1830*

GIFFORD, LUCY bc 1799 d 1832 at 33 years, wife of Gainan,
GIFFORD, GAINAN bc 1794 d 1832 at 38 years


In the probate records of Jefferson County, NY, it was on October 10, 1835, that Benjamin Bemis and James Gallea petitioned to open probate on the estate of William Gallea. They stated that William died in September of 1829 and left no will. Under the heirs and next of kin was daughter, Almira Pool, wife of David Pool of Ellisburgh; she died 1858 and is buried in the Gallea Cemetery.

Within the administrative papers for William Gallea, is a statement from Dimmis Bemis and Benjamin Bemis. In the statement, Benjamin Bemis stated that he married the widow of William Galley about four years ago and her name was Dimmis. The letter was dated 21 October 1834.That letter was also signed by James Gallea. On the same date, Dimmis wrote to the court and stated that she renounced her rights and asked that those rights be granted to her present husband, Benjamin Bemis, and her son, James Gallea.

More information can be found on the Pioneer Gallea Family page and on William Gallea's Will page

The estate papers of Parismus Gallea contain additional information on the Gallea family. On 7 March 1859, Franklin Brown of Ellisburgh, NY, petitioned to open probate on the estate of Parismus. The petition details the heirs and next of kin and Demis Gallea's name is first on the list as the mother of the deceased. Others named were: Almira Pool, wife of David Pool; Olive Brown, wife of Franklin Brown; Betsey Nutting, wife of Riley Nutting, Polly Bassinger, wife of John Bassinger, all sisters of the deceased and of full age. Also named was William Gallea, Burton Gallea, and Delilah Pool, wife of William Pool, also of full age. For additional details see the estate of Parismus Gallea on the Jefferson County Genweb.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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