Albert Gallup

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Albert Gallup
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839
Preceded byGerrit Y. Lansing
Succeeded byDaniel Barnard
Personal details
Born(1796-01-30)January 30, 1796
Berne, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 30, 1851(1851-11-30) (aged 55)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Resting placeSwan Point Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Eunice Smith
(m. 1818; his death 1851)
ChildrenCaroline Gallup Reed
ParentsNathaniel Gallup
Lucy Latham

Albert Gallup (January 30, 1796 – November 5, 1851) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Early life[edit]

Gallup was born in East Berne, New York to Nathaniel Gallup (1770–1834) and Lucy (née Latham) Gallup (1773–1862).[1]

His ancestors fought in the colonial wars, including, Capt. John Gallup, who was killed in the Narraganset Swamp fight with the Indians, and another, William Latham, who was killed at the Battle of New London.[2]

As a child, Gallup received a limited schooling. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Albany.[3]


From 1831 to 1834,[4] he served as sheriff of Albany County.[3]

Gallup was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress serving from March 4, 1837 until March 4, 1839.[5] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-sixth Congress in 1838.[3]

He was appointed by President Polk collector of customs at Albany.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On April 26, 1818, he married Eunice Smith (1799–1872), daughter of Capt. Amos Denison Smith and Priscilla Mitchell.[6] Together, they were the parents of:[1]

  • Caroline Gallup Reed (1821–1914),[2] who was a noted educator and who married Rev. Sylvanus Reed (1821–1870)
  • Albert Smith Gallup (1823–1906), who was a member of the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island from 1853 to 1854.[7][8]
  • Priscilla Gallup (b. 1828), who married George H. Whitney, in 1852.[1][9]
  • Lucy Gallup (b. 1832), who married Dr. Henry Delavan Paine (1816–1893), in 1858.[1][10][11]
  • Edwin C. Gallup (b. 1835), who married Anna B. Calket, in 1870.[1]
  • Eunice Ida Gallup (1840–1898), who married William W. Rhoades (1837–1893).
  • Francis William Gallup (1841–1842), who died young.[1]

Gallup died on November 5, 1851 in Providence, Rhode Island.[3] He was interred in Swan Point Cemetery.[12]


He was the grandfather of Latham Gallup Reed (1855–1945), a prominent New York lawyer,[13] and Anna Dewitt Reed (1858–1958), who married William Barclay Parsons (1859–1932)[14] in 1884.[15]

He was also grandfather of Isabel Whitney,[16] a member of New York Society who married William H. Sage, of "Uplands" in Albany, New York.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Smith, Henry Allen (1889). A Genealogical History of the Descendants of the Rev. Nehemiah Smith of New London County, Conn: With Mention of His Brother John and Nephew Edward. 1638-1888. J. Munsell's Sons. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "MRS. S. G. REED DIES AT 93.; Once Widely Known for Her School for Girls in This City,". The New York Times. 18 November 1914. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "GALLUP, Albert - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ Howell, George Rogers (1886). Bi-centennial History of Albany: History of the County of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886. W. W. Munsell & Company. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ American Political Leaders 1789-2009. CQ Press. 2012. p. 139. ISBN 9781452267265. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  6. ^ "The Berne Historical Project". Hope Farm Press. 5 December 2007. Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ "NEW PARK COMMISSIONER.; ALBERT GALLUP APPOINTED TO SUCCEED STEVENSON TOWLE". The New York Times. 10 July 1889. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  8. ^ "DEATH LIST OF A DAY.; Albert Smith Gallup". The New York Times. 22 March 1906. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  9. ^ Phoenix, Stephen Whitney (1878). The Whitney Family of Connecticut, and Its Affiliations: Being an Attempt to Trace the Descendants, as Well in the Female as the Male Lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878. Bradford Press. p. 783. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  10. ^ "HENRY G. PAINE DIES; AUTHOR AND EDITOR; Literary Agent, 70, Helped to Found Columbia Spectator as Semi-Monthly in 1877. FOR SIMPLIFIED SPELLING He Was Treasurer of Board Favoring the Movement--Edited Authors' League Bulletin". The New York Times. 31 May 1929. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  11. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society (1896). Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting. The Society. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  12. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 239.
  13. ^ "LATHAM REED, 89, A RETIRED LAWYER; Former Barrister of London Inner Temple Dies--Athlete at Columbia, Cambridge". The New York Times. 30 November 1945. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  14. ^ "WILLIAM BARCLAY PARSONS". The New York Times. 10 May 1932. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  15. ^ "UNITED AT THE ALTAR.; TWO FASHIONABLE AND LARGELY ATTENDED CHURCH WEDDINGS". The New York Times. 21 May 1884. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  16. ^ Social Register: Summer. Social Register Association. 1900. p. 241. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  17. ^ Browning, Charles H. (1911). Americans of Royal Descent: Collection of Genealogies Showing the Lineal Descent from Kings of Some American Families ... Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 229. ISBN 9780806300542. Retrieved 14 August 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gerrit Lansing
United States House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Daniel Barnard