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John Ridge GALT
Amanda Mary STROUP
Caroline TIPPINS
Husband:  John Ridge GALT
Birth:  1 Oct 1814, SC
Death:  15 Jul 1876, Alatoona, Etowah Co., AL
Father:  Jabez GALT
Mother:  Frances Ballenger MACHEN
Marriage-1:  26 Aug 1841, Cass [now Bartow] Co., GA
Wife-1:  Amanda Mary STROUP
Birth:  21 Aug 1822 or 1823/4, Blacksburg, Union Co., SC
Death:  1855-60, Cherokee Co., GA
Father:  Jacob STROUP II
Mother:  Sarah JENNINGS
Marriage-2:  30 Nov 1862, Cherokee Co., GA
Wife-2:  Caroline TIPPINS / TIPPEN
Birth:  1829/30, GA
Other Spouse:  m1. 3 May 1849, Cherokee Co., GA, George W. LAWHORN
Other Child:  Thompson LAWHORN, b. 1850/1, Cherokee Co., GA
Brother:  Francis Marion TIPPINS, b. 1835/6, GA
Father:  John Lindsay TIPPINS, b. 4 Jul 1784, Spartanburg Co., SC; d. 31 Oct 1857, Cherokee Co., GA
Mother:  Susannah SHEPPARD, b. 17 Nov 1795, SC; d. 1860s
Children with Amanda STROUP:
born in Georgia, either in Cass [now Bartow] Co., GA, or Cherokee Co., GA:
  1.  S. Frances "Fanny" GALT, b. 1842-44 
  2.  Mary E. GALT, b. 1844/45
  3.  Henrietta G? GALT, b. 1846/47
  4.  Mariah J. GALT, b. 1848/49

born in Cherokee Co., GA:
  5.  Malinda GALT b. 1850/51
  6.  Henry S. GALT, b. 1851-53
  7.  Marion A. GALT, b. 1853-55
  8.  Milly L. GALT, b. 1855-58 

Children with Caroline TIPPINS born in Cherokee Co., GA:
  9.  Edwin GALT, b. 1863/64
10.  Lee GALT, b. 1866/67
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina

Sources (n.b., Cass Co. was renamed Bartow in 1861):

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Georgia Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-226):
Gawt, John Stroup, Amanda 26 Aug 1841 Cass
Lawhorn, George W. Tippins, Caroline  3 May 1849 Cherokee

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Amanda M. STROUP
Marriage: 26 Aug 1841, Bartow, Georgia
Source: Marriages, 1836-1907. Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Bartow County)
John R. GALT
Spouse: Caroline LOVEHORN
Marriage: 30 Nov 1862, Cherokee, Georgia
Source: Marriages, 1841-1910. Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Cherokee County)
John Lindsay TIPPIN
Birth: 04 Jul 1784, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Death: 31 Oct 1857, Cherokee, Georgia
Burial: New Hope Church, Bartow, Georgia
Marriage: 1811, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spouse: Susannah SHEPPARD
Birth: 17 Nov 1795
Death: 1858, Cherokee, Georgia
Burial: New Hope Church, Bartow, Georgia
Susannah's death year cannot be correct because she's alive in the 1860 census.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 280):  District No. 15, Cherokee Co., GA, M432_65, p. 406A, 48/48, enumerated 1 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John R Galt 35 M   Farmer 1500 SC
A       " 26 F       "
S F     "  6 F       Geo
M E     "  5 F       "
H G?    "  3 F       "
M J     "  1 F       "
Dudley Leach 25 M       SC

3a.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find John, at least not on any search terms I can think of.  I did a page-by-page check of Bell's District.

3b.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 21 indexed "Gatt," though it's hard to blame the indexer as it does look more like Gatt than Galt):  Canton P.O., Canton District, Cherokee Co., GA, p. 677, PN 20, 143/143, enumerated 6 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
John G Vernan 52 M   Farmer     South Carolina
Margarett " 47 F         "
[John & Margaret's children et al.]
Francis Galt 17 F         Georgia
Mary E    " 15 F         "
Mariah    " 11 M         "
Malinda   "  9 F         "
Henry S   "  7 M         "
Marian A  "  6 F         "
Milly L   "  4 F         "
Margaret (GALT) VERNON is John Ridge GALT's sister, who has taken in most of John's children. 

3c.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 83):  Dalton P.O., Dalton Dist., Whitfield Co., GA, p. 599, PN 86/599,  622/619, enumerated 12 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
E M Galt 40 M   Bap M & Farmer     SC
[Edward's wife and children et al.]
Henrietta Galt 13 F         Ga
Edward Machen GALT is our John Ridge GALT's brother, who has taken in one of John's children. 

3d.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #213 of 263):  Canton P.O., Bells District, Cherokee Co., GA, p. 871, PN 211, enumerated 30 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1626 1635 Susanah Tippen 65 M   Farmer 3000 2000 South Carolina
  1636 Caroline Lawhon 30 F         Georgia
    Thompson   " 10 M         "
Listed next to Caroline's brother, Francis Marion TIPPEN (æ 24, b. GA).  In 1850, we find Susannah (æ 54, b. NC) living with her husband, John L. TIPPINS (æ 64, b. SC) in Cherokee Co., GA; her children include Francis M. (æ 14, b. GA).

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #22 of 22):  Cherokee Mills P.O., Bells District (817th Georgia Military Dist.), Cherokee Co., GA, Roll 143 (Book 1), p. 188B, PN 130, 30/30, enumerated 6 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Galt John R 55 M W Farmer 2000 800 SC
____ Caroline 40 F W Keeping House     Ga
____ Mary 25 F W       Ga
____ Henrietta 23 F W       Ga
____ Malinda 19 F W       Ga
____ Marion 15 F W       Ga
____ Henry 18 M W Farm labor     Ga
____ Milly 12 F W       Ga
____ Edwin  6 M W       Ga
____ Lee  3 F W       Ga
Lawhorn Thompson 19 M W       Ga

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