Willis Hodges Gallop was born Oct. 1, 1864 at Martins Point,
Currituck Co. and died in Alachua, Florida on Nov. 5, 1947 [see Willis'
biography]. He was the son of son of Rev.
Hodges B. [Bensham] Gallop (1807-1877) [read about Rev. Gallop
here] and his 2nd wife,
Janie Elizabeth Owens (1830-1913).
Willis married twice -- 1st
to Alice O'Neal (1870-1936) in Currituck Co. on July 13, 1887 and
they had 13 children. After Alice's death in March 1936 Willis married
a much younger woman, Alma I. Brockington (1892-1971), in Alachua,
Florida later in 1936. Willis & Alice, as well as their son
Raymond, are buried in the
Newnanville Cemetery in Alachua, Florida.
Willis and Alice's 13 children were:
Willis Hodges Gallop, Jr. - b. Nov. 4, 1890 Currituck Co. d. May 13, 1963 Los
Angeles, CA; married Mamie/Mary East before 1920. Mamie was
born in Tennessee. They lived in Norfolk, Va. in 1920 and by 1930 they
were in Los Angeles, Ca.
2) Rebecca A. Gallop
- b. July 14, 1892 d. Aug. 31, 1975 Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL and
is buried in Forest Meadows Memorial Park East Cemetery in Gainesville; married
Copeland Davis Newbern, Sr.
3) Lucullus William Gallop - b. July 18, 1894
Point Harbor, NC d. Aug. 6, 1945;
married Mildred Gertrude Baum in Currituck Co. in 1922. Buried in New
Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC. His
tombstone reads: "NC Pvt. 1CL, Med Dept." After Lucullus'
death Mildred married a Schafer and died in Grand Rapids, MI
4) Zebulon Vance Gallop - b. July 30, 1896
Currituck Co. d. Feb. 17, 1989 Prince
Georges Co., MD; married Edith ______
5) Raymond F. Gallop
- b. Feb. 1, 1898 d. June __, 1955; married Loiselle Dowling in
1933 in Alachua, FL
6) Janie E. Gallop - b. Aug. 15,1899
d. Oct. 18, 1906 [see
7) Alice I. Gallop - b. May 18, 1901 d.
Nov. 11, 1982 Petersburg, Va.; married 1st Charles Jennings McCotter
(1897-1940) on Christmas Day 1921 [see the
marriage announcement]; married 2nd Clarence Moore.
Alice and her first husband are buried in
Sandhill Cemetery in Pamlico Co., NC.
8) Parron Graham Gallop - b. May
19, 1903 d. Nov. 5, 1982 Jacksonville, FL; Buried
Raleigh National Cemetery in Raleigh, NC; married 1st Agnes Powell in 1931; married 2nd
Iva May Lord in 1945
in Duval Co., Florida. Iva was born c1920 and died Feb. 22, 2009 [see
9) Robanna Gallop - b. Mar. 1906 d.
July 6, 1906 [see
10) Marshall Clayton Gallop, Sr. - b. June 5, 1907
d. Mar. 17, 1981 Alachua, FL; married Louise E. Dubose in Columbia
Co., FL in 1934
11) Clarence Marcellus Gallop - b. July 9, 1909
d. Mar. 10, 1992 Virginia; married Mary _______
12) Janie Elizabeth Gallop - b. Aug. 1,
1911 d. Sept. 27, 1981 Green Grove, Clay Co., FL; married 1st
Wilbur Lee Brown c1930 & divorced in 1948, married 2nd
Wendell Beck c1961
13) Birdie M. Gallop - b. Sept.
2, 1913 Currituck Co. d. _________; married Cecil Roberts (b.
Gallop, Sr. at different stages of life
Gallop, Sr. Home in Currituck County
Willis Hodges Gallop &
2nd wife, Alma
Gallop, Sr. Family in Alachua, Florida - late 1940s
(These 2 photos and identification courtesy of
Roger Gallop, son of Parron G. Gallop)
Standing (left to right):
Kneeling (left to right):
Raymond (Ray) F. Gallop
Zebulon (Zeb) V.
Gallop (took the right picture)
(wife of Ray)
Alice Gallop McCotter
Alice Virginia Barnard
Frank (Frankie) McCotter
(husband of Alice Virginia)
Janie Gallop Brown Beck
Charlie McCotter, Jr.
(holding Becky Gallop)
Alma Brockington Gallop
(left to right)
Nancy Gallop Gay
Gallop (Grand Pa)
(wife of Marshall)
Birdie Gallop Roberts
Rebecca (Sissy) Gallop
(husband to Rebecca)
(took the left picture)
Annie L. Vansciver
From c1882 - 1907,
Willis G. Banks ran a boat line and owned the
General Lee. His line was acquired by the LeRoy Steamboat Company
of Elizabeth City probably in 1907, and the LeRoy Line ceased to
exist in 1911 due to some banking improprieties. After that, the
Elizabeth City Boat Line served Currituck briefly.
On July 29, 1911 corporate papers were filed in Elizabeth City
for the Pasquotank and North River Steamboat Line, Inc. The line
purchased two LeRoy boats, the Harbey and the Virginia. Its
homeport was the Norfolk & Southern Railway freight docks in
Elizabeth City. In Aug. 1912 the Virginia was completely
destroyed by fire. On April 14, 1914 an amendment to the
Certificate of Corporation changed the company name to North River
Line, Inc., and the homeport was Jarvisburg, to avoid paying taxes
in Elizabeth City. Built in 1905 as Annie L. Vansciver at
Camden, NJ, she was acquired by the Navy March 20, 1918 and
and renamed Samoset. She was placed in service as Samoset and placed out of service
on March 24, 1922 at New York. She was sold June 16, 1922 and struck from the Naval Register the same day.
She returned to
mercantile service under her original name Annie L. Vansciver.
[see another photo made prior to WWI
The Annie L. Vansciver was originally a passenger ferry in Boston Harbor and
later in New York City Harbor. It weighed 194 tons, was 127 feet
long and 27 feet wide. Probably in Sept. of 1922, Capt. Monroe Richardson, first mate Charlie
Gaskins, and several stockholders of the line went to Camden, NJ,
and bought the Annie L. Vansciver. A 3-hr. afternoon run
commenced in Elizabeth City and also stopped at Shiloh and Old Trap
in Camden Co., and then at Newbern's Landing, Maude's Landing,
Fisher's Landing, and Barnett's Creek - all four Currituck docks
were within three miles of each other. The Annie L.
Vansciver was last seen about 1964
docked at the Colonna Shipyard near the Campostella Bridge in South
Norfolk, Virginia. Some shareholders were:
John Melvin Newbern, President (d. 29 Apr 1928) (brother of
Horatio D. &
Nicholas C. Newbern)
Walter Scott Newbern, Jr., Secretary (d. 25 Mar 1929)
Willis Hodges Gallop (may
have become President after the deaths of Dr. J.M. Newbern, Jr. &
Walter Scott Newbern)
Horatio Drinkwater Newbern
Nicholas C. Newbern (d. 29 May
Walton W. Newbern (moved to Florida in
1929, brother of Copeland D. Newbern, son-in-law of Willis H.
William B. Newbern
Robert Lee Griggs (wife, Martha
Ann Newbern was sister of Walton & Copeland D. Newbern)
John W. Fisher (owned Fisher
Wharf at Jarvisburg - his son, Isaac moved to Florida 1929 and was
married to Mary Newbern, sister of Walton & Copeland)
Marshall P. Gallop (brother of
Willis, lived in Elizabeth City)
David R. Scott (storekeeper at Jarvisburg, moved to Elizabeth City)
Nathan H. Caroon (moved to
L. C. Bean
H. Brock (d. 3 Jun 1936,
brother-in-law of Walter S. Newbern)
L. J. Gregory (possibly Lemuel
Gregory of Jarvisburg)
William T. Brickhouse
James F. Brown (storekeeper and
builder, of Grandy)
W. K. Leary & son (Camden farmer)