M. L. Galloway, a well known member of the firm of Galloway & Elkins, was born In Henderson County, March 2, 1835, and is the sixth of a family of seven children born to M. J. and Martha (Norris) Galloway. The father was born in Chatham County, N.C., in 1800, and was of Scotch-Irish descent. He married a native of his State, who was born in 1798. They immigrated to Middle Tennessee in 1824, and a year later located in the Second District of Henderson County. They lived in different parts of the county, and the father was one of its most respected and influential citizens. He was a teacher for several years, also twice a representative of Henderson County in the State Legislature. He died in 1874, two years previous to the death of his widow. Our subject was reared at home and educated in the county schools. He began farming at an early age, continuing until 1875, when he entered the mercantile business in Lexington. Two years later he and Mr. Elkins established a livery and feed stable, but were burned out in 1878. The next year they rebuilt and have now a fine stable, in connection with which they manage a first-class grocery. In 1856 Mr. Galloway married Miss Helen M. Bartholomew, a native of Henderson County, born in 1835. She died in 1884, leaving one child, Amanda W., wife of K. K. Muse. In 1872 Mr. Galloway married Miss P. A. Reed, of Henderson County, and a daughter of W. A. Reed. Mr. Galloway is one of Lexington's worthiest and most substantial citizens. He is a Democrat, and his first presidential vote was given to James Buchanan. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Lodge No. 64, Chapter No. 37.
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