BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
(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.”
- 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
This biography is included in the book Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume I