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Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana, (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 347
D.W. GALEY, farmer, Brown's Valley, is one of the old and most respected citizens of Montgomery Co. He was born in Mercer Co, Ky Oct 19, 1801. His father, Benjamin, was a native of SC and removed to Montgomery County with his family in 1822. His wife was Elizabeth WOODS. They lived a pioneer life, having settled in the woods, and improved a large farm. They both died in the County, after living to a good old age. The subject of this sketch has taken an active part in improving and cultivating quite a large tract of land in the County, and now owns 540 acres. Feb 16, 1832, he married Sophia FISHER, daughter of Samuel Fisher. She was born in Fayette County KY August 9, 1809. They have had 6 children: Thomas M served in the rebellion and had two horses killed from under him, and had the crown of his hat shot off; Benjamin M; Sarah E wife of J. ARMSTRONG; and the deceased are: Eliza, wife of R. SMITH, during her life; Samuel F, taken prisoner at Macon GA and died from the effects of starvation; William B, killed at Chattanooga. Mr. Galey has been a constant member of the Church since 1844 and Mrs. Galey has been since 1827 which speaks well for them in their old days.