|John Gale||Miriam Stacey||Jonas Dennis||Susannah Devereux|
|b. 13 Dec 1679 in Marblehead||b.. 1655 in Marblehead||bp. 18 Nov 1688 in Marblehead||b. 1688 in Marblehead|
|d. Probate 6 May 1714 in Marblehead||d. Apr 1723 in Marblehead||d. 1751 in Marblehead||d. Aft. 1751 in Marblehead|
|John Gale||Susannah Dennis|
|b. 15 Mar 1704 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts||b. abt. 1707 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|d. after 1775 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts||d. in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Marriage||23 Oct 1727||John Gale to Susannah Dennis in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Children (Events in Marblehead Unless Stated Otherwise)|
|Susannah Gale b. 6 Jun 1728; m. 20 Feb 1755 Thomas Nichols (Nicholson) (bp. 15 Oct 1732, probate 22 Nov 1764); two children: Thomas and William Nicholson; 2) 10 Jul 1768 James Hewes; d. aft. 1768|
|Miriam Gale bp. 2 May 1731; m. 11 Oct 1753 John Ball (d. bef. 1809); six children: John, Jonas, Meriam, Susannah, Hannah, and Hannah Ball; d. 17 Apr 1809|
|Hannah Gale bp. 17 Jun 1733; m. 30 Oct 1754 John Glover (b. 5 Nov 1732 in Salem, Essex; Massachusetts, d. 30 Jan 1797); eleven children: John, Hannah, Daniel, Hannah, Samuel, Jonas, Tabitha, Susannah, Mary, Sarah, and Jonathan Glover; d. 13 Nov 1778|
|Sarah Gale bp. 30 Mar 1735; m. 31 Jul 1753 Richard Bessom (bp. 24 Oct 1734, d. 3 Feb 1812); twelve children: Sarah, Jane, Mary, Richard, John, Mary, John, Susannah, John, Susannah, Richard, and Jonas Bessom; d. 17 Sep 1802|
|John Gale bp. 17 Apr 1737; m. 20 Dec 1759 Sarah Oliver (bp. 24 Sep 1738); eight children: Sarah, John, Sarah, Susanna, Hannah, John, Hannah, and Jonas Gale|
|Jonas Gale bp. 19 Aug 1739; d. bef. 25 Aug 1741|
|Jonas Gale bp. 25 Aug 1741; no further records|
|Mary Gale bp. 19 Jun 1743; m/. 14 Dec 1765 Andrew Barton; no further records|
The Gales were the parents of Hannah, the wife of Brigadier General John Glover. The schooner Hannah owned by Glover and named for his wife, is considered the first vessel in the U,S, Navy by virtue of her brief stint in the Revolutionary War.
John and Susanna Dennis Gale both came from old Marblehead families and lived in the affluent era that preceded the Revolutionary War. John and Ann Devereux were the immigrant ancestors for both of them, John through Agnes Devereux and Susannah through Agnes's brother, John Devereux, Jr. They and some of their children were kissing cousins to many of the ancestors in this tree. The Gales were mariners and probably the builders of maritime vessels. A John Gale "master of the Hannah" was mentioned by Nathan Bowen, a Marblehead resident who kept a journal. Whether he referred to the father or the son I cannot determine. The Gales were in-laws to General John Glover and to Richard Bessom, husband of Sarah, a recent immigrant from Jersey Isle who was also a Revolutionary War patriot.
Vital statistics and probate material are our best proof of relationship.
The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.
The research on this family is complete.