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Re: Tecumseh/Rebecca Galloway
Posted by: Kimi Wood Date: May 24, 2001 at 12:51:07
In Reply to: Re: Tecumseh/Rebecca Galloway by Mitchell Bedford of 3161

The Rebecca Galloway who had the relationship with Tecumseh was the daughter of Judge James Galloway and Martha Townsley Galloway. His father was James Galloway, mother Rebecca Junkin Galloway. Judge James Galloway was sent to up from KY to the wilds of Ohio to secure Tecumseh's missing singature on the Treaty of Greenville after 1795. He buit a house, sent for his wife Martha and daughter Rebecca (daughter Amanda and perhaps others born later,) proceeded to lay out the town of Old Town (now Xenia, OH.) The love affair of Rebecca and Tecumseh began when Rebecca set out to teach English to the local Tribal Chiefs in her father's library of 300 books with the intent of imroving Indian/Settler relations. She and Tecumseh spent a considerable amount of quality time in and out of the house with her parents knowledge of the blossoming relationship (and talk of the town.) Tecumseh was later killed in war with the Brittish near Lake Erie in 1813. It seems very likely that the relationship could have produced a child. If so, Rebecca probably would have been sent back to KY (or even PA) to say with relatives-where your side of the story picks-up. I have a book that was my father's in High School in Cincinnati called "THE OHIO STORY" by Frank Siedel, 1950, the World Publishing Company, Cleaveland and New York. Chapter 12, pages 150-161 "Tecumseh and Rebecca" is where my information comes from. -Kimi


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