Capt. David GALUSHA
Charity LATHROP
Rhoda Marie GALUSHA


Husband:  Capt. David GALUSHA
Birth:  30 Oct 1748, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut 
Death:  26 Aug 1804, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont 
Burial:  Aug 1804, Center Shaftsbury Cemetery, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont    (pic)
Father:  Jacob GALUSHA
Mother:  Lydia HUNTINGTON

Marriage-1:  31 Dec 1773, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont  

Wife-1:  Charity LATHROP 
Birth:   7 Apr 1750, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut
Death:  15 Apr 1777, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont  
Burial:   Apr 1777, Center Shaftsbury Cemetery, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont     (pic)
Father:   Ezra LATHROP 
Mother:   Charity PERKINS 

Marriage-2:  21 Nov 1779, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont  

Wife-2:  Rhoda Marie GALUSHA 
Birth:   20 Oct 1760, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts 
Death:  1 Jun 1835, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont  
Burial:   Jun 1835, Center Shaftsbury Cemetery, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont     (pic)
Father:  Jonas GALUSHA 
Mother:  Ann AUSTIN 

Children - Marriage-1:
1. Gersham GALUSHA, b: 27 Mar 1774, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
2. Mary GALUSHA, b: 15 Mar 1776, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont 
  
Children - Marriage-2:
1. Henry GALUSHA, b: 21 Aug 1780, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
2. Charity E. GALUSHA, b: 13 Nov 1782, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont 
3. Semantha GALUSHA, b: 1784, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
4. Rhoda GALUSHA, b: 5 Feb 1788, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
5. Maria GALUSHA, b: 19 Oct 1793, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
6. David GALUSHA Jr., b: 19 Dec 1795, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
7. Julia GALUSHA, b: 3 Jun 1798, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
8. Lydia Huntington GALUSHA, b: 20 Oct 1800, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont
9. Nancy GALUSHA, b: 28 Sep 1802, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co,. Vermont
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Notes:
David served as 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Company Militia of Col. Seth Warner's Regiment on 28 July 1778.  He later became a Captain.  David served in an expedition to Canada and in the Battle of Bennington.  The David Galusha Inn, a tavern and stage coach stop in Shaftsbury, was a short distance from the homes of his brothers Jacob and Jonas and was the site of many political meetings.

Taken from This is Vermont1787: Showdown at the David Galusha Inn
  Late in 1786 Shays' Rebellion erupted in western Massachusetts.  David Shays was a former Revolutionary War Captain who led a rebellion of farmers whose property was being seized for nonpayment of taxes.  The farmers marched on courthouses and were preparing to attack the federal arsenal in Springfield, Massachusetts, when they were dispersed by the militia.  Many of the farmers fled north into Vermont and sought sanctuary in Center Shaftsbury.  As noted in the Vermont Gazette, "on Monday, April 30, 1787, almost 100 of the rebels from Massachusetts, who fled from justice, met at Captain Galusha's Inn in Shaftsbury, in convention.  The authority of Shaftsbury, being alarmed at such an illegal collection, immediately met and demanded of the insurgents the occasion of their meeting; on being duly questioned the insurgents produced two letters, one from Shay and one from another of their principals, encouraging them to hold out and be spirited in their opposition for a few weeks longer and they might be assured of relief."
  "Judge Gideon Olin informed the insurgents that no unlawful assembly would be allowed in Vermont.  The sheriff of the county, Jonas Galusha, who had been previously notified, was present for the purpose of dispersing the insurgents in case they refused to withdraw.  The rebels pled for leave to be by themselves for a few minutes which was granted, and after which they dispersed, and proceeded immediately to White Creek, in the state of New York, where there was a considerable body collected, who sat in convention from day to day without opposition."

David was also a Congressional Representative from Shaftsbury, VT in 1779.  In 1781, he was a charter grantee in Williamstown, VT and sheriff of Bennington County, VT.

        1790 Federal Census Data (M637_12, Page 21),  Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont

 NAME

Males < 16

Males 16 +

Females

  GALUSHA, David

5

1

8

Indicates:

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 5 Males

< 16

     1775 - 1790

  =  Gersham    (b:1774)     
  =  Henry         (b: 1780)
  =  3 Unknowns

 1 Male

16 +

   1774 or Before

  =  David         (b: 1748)

 8 Females

any

   1790 or Before

  =  Rhoda        (b: 1760)
  =  Mary          (b: 1776)
  =  Charity       (b: 1782)
  =  Samantha  (b: 1785)
  =  Rhoda        (b: 1788)
  =  3 Unknowns

         1800 Federal Census Data (M32_31, Page 165),  Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont 

 NAME

Males

Males

Males

Males

Males

Females

Females

Females

Females

Females

 

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

 GALUSHA, David

1

0

3

0

1

2

3

1

2

0

Indicates

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 1 Male

< 10

1790 – 1800

  =  David          (b: 1795)

 3 Males

16 - 25

1775 – 1784

  =  Gersham    (b: 1774)
  =  Henry         (b: 1780)

 1 Male

45 +

1755 or Before

  =  David         (b: 1748)

 2 Females

< 10

1790 – 1800

  =  Maria         (b:1793)
  =  Julia           (b: 1798)

 3 Females

10 - 15

1785 – 1790

  =  Samantha  (b: 1785)
  =  Rhoda        (b: 1788)
  =  Charity       (b: 1782) ?

 1 Female

16 - 25

1775 – 1784

  =  Mary          (b:1776)

 2 Females

26 - 44

1756 – 1774

  =  Rhoda        (b: 1760)
  =  Unknown

        1810 Federal Census Data (M252_64, Page 129),  Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont 

 NAME

Males

Males

Males

Males

Males

Females

Females

Females

Females

Females

 

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

 GALUSHA, Rhoda

0

1

0

1

0

2

1

2

0

1

Indicates:

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 1 Male

10 - 15

1795 – 1800

  =  David  (b: 1795)

 1 Male

26 - 44

1766 – 1784

  =  Henry  (b: 1780)

 2 Females

< 10

1800 – 1810

  =  Lydia  (b:1800)
  =  Nancy  (b:1802)

 1 Female

10 - 15

1795 – 1800

  =  Julia  (b: 1798)

 2 Females

16 - 25

1785 – 1794

  =  Maria  (b: 1793)
  =  Unknown

 1 Female

45 +

1765 or Before

  =  Rhoda  (b: 1760)

After David died in 1804, Rhoda lived with their daughter, Charity, and her family.
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Sources:
1) Marriage-1 & Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book 1, Page 1
2) Birth - Child #1, Marriage-1:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 25
3) Birth - Child #2, Marriage-1:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 25
4) Birth - Child #1, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 25
5) Birth - Child #2, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 25
6) Birth - Child #4, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 27
7) Birth - Child #5, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 37
8) Birth - Child #6, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 37
9) Birth - Child #7, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 37
10) Birth - Child #8, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 37
11) Birth - Child #9, Marriage-2:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Births, Book 1, Page 41
12) Death - Husband:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Deaths, Book 1, Page 124
13) Death - Wife #1:  Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont Vital Statistics - Deaths, Book 1, Page 123
14) Biography - Husband:  Vermont Families in 1791, Vol. 1