|Sarah "Mama Sarah" Galmore-Thompson|
and Family Griot on my very first trip to Mississippi
In order for my search to begin, I looked for my oldest known Galmore ancestor which was my great-great grandfather, Candy Galmore. Through census research, I was able to determine that Candy Galmore was born in 1858 in Adams County, Mississippi. The earliest record of Candy was in the 1870 census. Listed as "Kendy" Galimore (a variant of the surname Galmore), he was living in Natchez, Mississippi. There were two other Galimore's who were listed under household #261 with Kendy, Phoebe Galimore whose age is listed as 40 and James Galimore whose age is listed as 5.
|The Galmore Family on the 1870 Census|
|Civil War Pension application card |
for James Galimore
|The service record card|
of James Galmore. This gives
a brief description of the soldier.
|Page two of the letter from |
the Treasury Department's office of the Auditor for the War Department