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Biography: James Gallagher born ca. 1800



(ca. 1800- ca. 1843)

Lawrence and Mobile County, Alabama


Judge James Gallagher was the third probate judge of Lawrence county and was a younger brother of John Gallagher, circuit clerk. He was an Irishman and was the son of James Gallagher, Esq., of Swilly View, near Letterkenny, Ireland. He was of small stature and a lawyer.

He married a daughter of Rev. Cunningham living near Rogersville, Alabama. “Judge James Gallagher’s lived but a short time, his constitution having been injured by the too free use of intoxicating liquors.”



  1. Saunders, Col. James Edmonds, Lawrence County, Alabama EARLY SETTLERS OF ALABAMA, NOTES AND GENEALOGIES, by his granddaughter Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs, New Orleans, LA. 1899

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This biography is included in the book Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable  Alabama Pioneers Volume I

and in

First Families of Lawrence County, Alabama Volume I


By (author):  Causey, Donna R

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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One comment

  1. Surely enjoyed the articles we have received.
    Since I was born in Luverne, Alabama, I keep watching for history on that area of AL.
    Also I have tried to trace my Indian heritage in AL but was not successful.
    Shannon Gardner Kelemen

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