Thomas Galbreath1

#4343, (5 September 1787 - 25 March 1821)
Last EditedJan 18, 2004
Father*John Galbreath1 b. c 1748, d. 30 Dec 1802
Mother*Mary McCauley1 b. 22 Dec 1755, d. 19 Feb 1821
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*5 September 1787 East Pennsborogh Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA1,2 
Death*25 March 1821 2 

Citations

  1. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association, from "John of Ireland" database submitted by B. J. Galbreath, updated 2002.. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.
  2. [S141] Bible of Josiah Bowen of Franklin County, Pennsylvania 1931; Copy at York County Historical Trust. Hereinafter cited as Bowen Bible.

Thomas Jefferson Galbreath1,2

#4924, (circa 1854 - 1936)
Last EditedJan 15, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Benjamin Galbreath1 b. 21 Jul 1814, d. 31 May 1881
Mother*Mary Ann Reed1 b. 14 Feb 1824, d. 23 May 1896
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*circa 1854 Pennsylvania, USA1 
Census3 October 1860 Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Benjamin Galbreath", white, male, age 53, family #161, plasterer, real estate worth $400, personal estate $100, born in Pa. Living with him are:
Mary A., age 35, white, female, domestic, born in PA;
Mary E., age 14, attended school, born PA;
James W., age 11, attended school, born PA;
Rebecca J., age 10, attended school, born PA;
Anny B., age 8, at home, born PA;
Thomas J., age 6, born PA;
Kesiah A., female, age 4, born PA;
John C.,age 2, born PA.; Principal=Benjamin Galbreath, Principal=PA Huntingdon Co Census 18603 
Census12 July 1870 Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Benj. Galbraith", white, male, age 60, family #173, plasterer, real estate worth $250, born in Pa. Living with him are:
Mary A., age 45, white, female, keeping house, born in PA;
Mary E., age 22, at home, born PA; James W., age 20, appren. to plasterer, born PA;
Anna B., age 17, at home, born PA, cannot write;
Thomas J., 16, appren. to plasterer, born PA, attended school;
Kadessa, female, age 14, at home, born PA, attended school;
John C.,age 12, at home, attended school, cannot read or write;
Emma, age 7, at home, born PA, attended school;
Charles R., age 5, at home, born PA;
Ferdinand, age 2, at home, born PA.; Principal=Benjamin Galbreath, Principal=PA Huntingdon Co Census 18704 
Marriage*circa 1875 Pennsylvania, USA; Principal=Alice B. Baker5 
Death*1936 2 

Family

Alice B. Baker b. c 1860
Child

Citations

  1. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Pa., Huntingdon County, Dubliln Township, p. 29.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  2. [S149] Research Report, "Montague-Galbraith-Cluggage", by Charles Montague, (original document thought to have been written in the 1920's). This document supplemented by family members was compiled in June 1976. Found in the Huntingdon Historical Society Library, Huntingdon, PA.
  3. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, Pa., Huntingdon County, Dubliln Township, Mount Union P.O., p. 22.
  4. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, Pa., Huntingdon County, Dubliln Township, Shade Gap P.O., p. 23.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.
  5. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, PA, Huntingdon County, Mount Union Borough, Sheet #13A.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Unknown Galbreath1

#4112, (say 1763 - )
Last EditedMar 17, 2004
Father*(?) Galbreath1
Mother*Ann Scott b. 26 Dec 1741, d. 29 Jun 1793
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1763 1 

Citations

  1. [S113] B. F. Macpherson, Backgrounds of Adams County (Gettysburg, PA: Gettysburg Newspaper, 1938), No. 91, May 27, 1939.. Hereinafter cited as Backgrounds of Adams Co.

Valena Galbreath1

#3786, (1859 - July 1860)
Last EditedApr 18, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Name Variation Valena Gilbreath1 
Birth*1859 Tennessee, USA1 
Death*July 1860 Macon County, Tennessee, USA; Died from flux.1 

Citations

  1. [S92] Tennessee Mortality Schedules - Extracts 1850, 1860, 1880 (Nashville, TN: Byron Sistler, 1984), p. 119.. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee Mortality Schedules.

Viola Jane Galbreath1,2

#4974, (27 February 1895 - )
Last EditedJan 9, 2006
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Robert Elmer Galbreath1 b. 28 Jan 1870, d. 1 Oct 1925
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stone1 b. 31 May 1874, d. 26 Feb 1920
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*27 February 1895 Pennsylvania, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, from John Galbraith (e-mail address). He received information from Charles Galbraith (e-mail address) whose mother, Alberta Shults, kept personal records for the family.
  2. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, PA, Huntingdon County, Marklesburg Borough, p. 171.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Walter Galbreath1

#3638, (3 October 1762 - )
Last EditedJan 21, 2006
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Galbreath b. 6 Mar 1736, d. 1800
Mother*Catherine (?)
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*3 October 1762 Pennsylvania, USA2 
Occupation*1778 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; a chain carrier on a survey team3 
Will4 January 1799 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; (I have copy of the will)
In the name of God Amen, I William Galbreath, of the State of North Carolina and County of Orange, being in perfect health and sound mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God, therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. First of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of God who give it and my body to the earth to b buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the designation of my Executors hereafter mentioned and touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, bequeath and dispose of the same in manner and following, VIZ.
Item 1. I give and bequeath to my eldest son Walter Galbreath five hundred acres of land in the state of Tennessee in the middle district on Mill Creek of equal quantity of the rest of the tract on one thousand acres purchased by Jeremiah Chamberlain and myself No. 1908.
Item 2. I give and bequeath to my second son William Galbreath no other lands but that already conveyed to him viz fifty acres of land lying in Orange County, North Carolina, on back creek known by the name of Mill tract also five hundred acres of land in Tennessee State conveyed to him as it stands on record in the registers of Orange County, also my Negro man named July and my walking cane and Mill stones and the irons belonging to them.
Item 3. I give and bequeath to my third and youngest son John Galbreath the plantation where I now dwell with my mansion house with all appurtenances thereto belonging to the said place; addition also my Negro man named Tony, my bay, Hogs, cattle, Jack, Saddle and bridle and my shotgun and my small chest, and my featherbed and furniture also four hundred acres of land on the Duck River on the East Side of Sugar Creek of No. 2.
Item 4. I give and bequeath to my eldest Daughter Catron Galbreath now McKimey and to her lawful issue two hundred acres of land in the State of Tennessee on the South side of Duck River on the East side of Sugar Creek, also one hundred acres of land I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Francis McKimey also 50 acres of land to my grandson William McKimey both of which shall join the above mentioned two hundred acres left to my daughter Catron of No. 2 in original Grant.
Item 5. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Galbreath now Dickson and her issues two hundred acres in the State of Tennessee, also fifty acres of Land I give and bequeath to my grandson William Dickson adjoining the said two hundred acres of the south Side of Duck River on the East Side of Sugar Creek No. 2 in the original grant.
Item 6. I give and bequeath to my third daughter Elizabeth Galbreath now Cunningham and her lawful issue three hundred acres of land in the State of Tennessee also I give and bequeath to my grandson William Galbreath Cunningham one hundred forty acres of land including a mill seat on Buchanan's Creek not far from the mouth of said Creek joining the above three hundred acres of No. 226 in the original grant with one cow and half my sheep.
Item 7. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Galbreath two hundred acres of land in the State of Tennessee it being a part of the last mentioned tract of No. 226 including whole 140A, also my mare that I usually ride with her saddle and bridle and a bed and furniture called her own and my large Walnut Chest and Tea Table, half dozen of Chairs and my small Dutch oven, a set of cups and saucers and spoons and a set of knives and forks and half dozen of table spoons, one choice of all my cattle and half all my sheep and half dozen of delft plates and a spinning wheel, and my three large pewter dishes and the other pewter be equally divided amongst my four Daughters above named.
Item 8. I give all my other movable property not willed to be sold and debts due me to be collected to pay all my just debts and the surplus if any to be equally divided among my three sons VIZ Walter, William, and John Galbreath.
Item 9. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved son John and my well beloved son-in-law Matthew Cunningham my whole and Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly nominate and revoke all other wills or Testaments heretofore made and I do Testify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness hereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 4th day of January 1799.
     
Test: M. Cunningham (signed) William Galbreath
Wm. Kirk
(executors qualified)

N.B. Provided that either of my unmarried children VIZ Walter, John and Ann Galbreath should be removed by Death intestate or without a lawful heir of their own body then their part of the before willed Estate to be equally divided amongst the Brothers and sisters of their own sex VIZ Walters to be divided between William and John, and John's in like manner between Walter and William Galbreath, and Ann's to be divided in like manner between her other sisters.

Witnesses: M. Cunnigham (signed) William Galbreath
Wm. Kirk

In my lifetime I have traded 250 acres of land for a gray horse at 250 dollars which a loan to be made up out of my surplus money to him on home this is lacking.

Wm. Kirk (signed) William Galbreath; Principal=William Galbreath4
Land*1800 Tennessee, USA; This was 500 acres in the Middle District of TN on Mill Creek, willed to him by his father. His father had bought 1000 acres with Jeremiah Chamberlain. 
Land*16 November 1807 Guilford County, North Carolina, USA; "This indenture made this Sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and seven between Walter Galbreath of the Orange and state of North Carolina also William Galbreath of the county of Adams, State of Pennsylvania of the one part and Robert Dixon of the county of Orange and State of North Carolina of the other part Witnessed that the Walter and William Galbreath for and in consideration of the sum of two and fifty three dollars to them in hand paid by the said Robert Dixon at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged...a certain tract of land lying and being in State of Tennessee, and on the second district and bounded as follows to Wit... Beginning at Sweet Gum marked R S and R D the north East corner of Roger Snell...land Grant hereafter mentioned Smith's south east corner...contained one hundred twenty six acres three quarters Six poles...being part of a Tract of land granted to William Galbreath late of the county of Orange dec'd

In the presence of Archabald D. Murphy, Clerk
Walter Galbreath
William Galbreath

It appears that this was written by John Hamilton Clerk of the county of Guilford and dated 21 day of November 1811, but registered in Bedford County 28th day of May 1813"; Principal=Robert Dixon5 
Land*15 November 1809 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "This indenture made 15th day of Nov. 1809 between William Galbreath of the county of Adams, Pa., Walter Galbreath, Robert Dixon and Mary his wife and William Dixon an infant by his natural guardian and the said Robert Dixon of the County Orange NC., Francis McKamie and Catherine his wife, William McKamie, and Ann Galbreath of the county of Guilford, of the other part Witnessed whereas William Galbreath (Sr.) late of the county of Orange departed this life in and about the year 1800, Having previously published in writing his last will and testament and thereon approved. The aforesaid Matthew Cunningham and his son John Galbreath dec'd his executors and whereas, He died seized aforesaid entitled to Sundry Tracts of Land Lying situated and being in the State of Tennessee and leaving children him surviving. The aforesaid William Galbreath, Walter Galbreath, John Galbreath, Catharene intermarried with Francis McKame, Mary intermarried with Robert Dixon, Elizabeth intermarried with foresaid Matthew Cunningham and Ann Galbreath who are his heirs At law and devises and whereas the said William Galbreath amongst other tracts of land in the state of Tennessee was seized at his death, a certain tract containing one thousand acres more or less, situated lying and being in the Middle District in said state on the south side of Duck River on the East side of Sugar Creek adjoining the lands of Samuel Patton, Jr., Thomas Nicholson, George Martin and Amos Balch and in and by his Last Will devises four hundered acres of this Tract of land to his son John Galbreath, one hundred and Thirty to Francis McKamie, Two hundred and thirty to Catherene McKemie, Wife of Francis, fifty acres thereof to William McCamie, son of said Francis, two hundered acres thereof to Mary Dixon, fifty acres thereof to William Dixon, son of said Mary who by virtue of law devises become same as Tenants in common ot the tract of land aforesaid and whereas the said John Galbreath did sell to one Roger Snell, two hundred and fifty four acres of the four hundred devised to whom as aforesaid and died without issue, whereby all Interest Title and estate in the aforesaid Tract of Land became by virtue of a Claim in the aforesaid William Galbreath Last Will vested in his surviving Brother William Galbreath and Walter Galbreath. And whereas no partition hath yet been made.; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath, Witness=William Galbreath, Witness=Mary Galbreath, Witness=Robert Dixon, Witness=William Dixon, Witness=Francis McKamie, Witness=William Galbreath McKamie, Witness=Ann Galbreath, Witness=John Galbreath, Witness=Catherine Galbreath6,7 
Land*14 August 1814 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "Jeremiah Chamberlain to Heirs John Galbreath. This Indenture made the 14th day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred fourteen between Jeremiah Chamberlain of the County of Granger, State of Tenessee of the one Part and Walter Galbreath, Francis McCamick and Catherine his wife and Matthew Cunningham and Elizabeth his wife and John Huff and Ann his wife, all of the county of Bedford, State of Tennessee and William Galbreath of Adams County, State of Pennsylvania and Mary Dixon widow of Robert, John Galbreath, decd of the other part Witnessed that for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Jeremiah Chamberlain hath bargained and sold and doth by these presents bargain, sell of, Confirm unto the said Walter Galbreath, Francis McKamy and Catherine his wife, Matthew Cunningham and Elizabeth his wife, and John Huff and Ann his wife all of the county of Bedford...all the Heirs of John Galbreath decd. His undivided half of a certain portion of land granted to Jeremiah Chamberland and William Galbreath of Orange Co., State of North Carolina containing one thousand acres lying and being in Bedford County, State of Tennessee by Flat Creek on South branch of Duck River beginning at hickory... It is hereby perfectly understood that the said Jeremiah Chambelain is not bound to defend the above undivided half of the above thousand acres from any claim...but only from himself and his heirs... In Testimony whereof he Hath herewith set his hand and seal this day and year first above.
                                                  
Jeremiah Chamberlain
Ja Polk
C Manalless
State of Tennessee, Granger County
August Term 1814
Ordered to be registered by the Register of Bedford Co.
Registered by Jan 15th 1815 Edw Wade, Registrar.; Principal=Francis McKamie, Witness=Catherine Galbreath, Witness=William Galbreath, Witness=Major William G. Galbreath, Witness=John Galbreath, Witness=Ann Galbreath, Witness=John Huff, Witness=Elizabeth Galbreath, Witness=Matthew A. Cunningham8 
Land15 January 1819 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "Know all men by these presents that We the undersigned of the county of Bedford, State of Tennessee Being a Part of the Heirs Devises and Lagaties of John Galbreath Deceased of the Sate of North Carolina and County of Orange of the one part and Walter Galbreath of the state and county aforesaid of the other part, and we the undersigned heirs as aforesaid do by These presents Relinquish all our right...or claim in and to a certain Tract of land lying and being in the county of Bedford and State of Tennessee...south side of Duck River ...containing One hundred and Eighty three acres, sixty eight poles be the same more or less, being part of a five hundred and sixty acre Tract more or less, which was purchased by John Galbreath dec'd in his lifetime from Jeremiah Chamberland being his part of a One thousand Acre tract entered in the Name of William Galbreath and Jeremiah Chamberland and we the heirs do hereby these presents Transfer said acres over unto the said Walter Galbreath all our aforesaid right, interest and claim to the assigns forever without any Responsibility upon us the said heirs and legatees and do by these presents renounce any claim that we may have had or may hereafter have to said land as heirs aforesaid. in Testimony whereof we and each of us Have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals This 15th day of January 1819.
The above was acknowledged before me and the women that Have signed herewith. Their husbands were privately examined by the assigned. This paper for the purposes Therein names with their own free will to which they did.
William Galbreath
Matt Cunningham
Elizabeth Cunningham
Ann Huff
Cathren Mckamey
Francis Mckamey
Joshua Holt
William Ray
Registered 4th day of July 1821; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath, Witness=Matthew A. Cunningham, Witness=Elizabeth Galbreath, Witness=Ann Galbreath, Witness=Catherine Galbreath, Witness=Francis McKamie, Witness=William Galbreath9 
Land19 June 1819 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; Walter and William Galbreath to Roger Snell.
Sometime in the year 1807 there was conveyed by John Galbreath 285 acres of land whereas the same is lawful unto them by will of William Galbreath decd and whereas also a certain settlement took place between the heirs of John Galbreath of which the said Snell was to be acquitted in his claim and as there has been deemed and found to be a surplus in said tract of land. Now know ye that we the undersigned do hearby relinquish to said Snell all right or claim we have or might have under law of equity to said land or any surplus lands which may be initiated in said lines as...under the authority of said John Galbreath decd on the profits or balances which we might claim. For the same in Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand and Seals this 19th day June 1819.
Walter Galbreath
William Galbreath; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath, Witness=John Galbreath10 
Land1821 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; to John Cunnigham.; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath11 

Citations

  1. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, Volume 2 (Smyrna, TN: 1991), p. 33. Her source Orange County, NC Wills - will of William Galbreath.. Hereinafter cited as My Findings.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Gencircles website (http://www.gencircles.com/users/lynnlamb1/1/data/14788), submitted by Barb Shave of British Columbia.. Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  3. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 17. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  4. [S122] Will of William Galbreath. Written 04 Jan 1799. Copy found at the North Carolina Archives.
  5. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 34. Her source Bedford County, TN Deeds Book D, p. 223-4 located in the State Library, Nashville, TN.
  6. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 34. Her source Bedford County, TN Deeds Book B, p. 202 located in the STate Library, Nashville, TN.
  7. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 39. Original source is Rutherford County Deed Book D, p. 283.
  8. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 35. Her source is Bedford County, TN Deed Book "E", p. 374.
  9. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 37. Her source Bedford County Land Deeds, Book N, p. 426.
  10. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 38, original source Bedford Co., TN, Deed Book P, p. 91.
  11. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 37. Her source Bedford County Land Deeds, Book N, p. 236.

Walter James Galbreath1,2,3

#4975, (21 June 1896 - January 1973)
Last EditedJan 9, 2006
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Robert Elmer Galbreath1 b. 28 Jan 1870, d. 1 Oct 1925
Mother*Elizabeth A. Stone1 b. 31 May 1874, d. 26 Feb 1920
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*21 June 1896 Pennsylvania, USA1 
Death*January 1973 Williamsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, from file of Jesse Davis, copied Jan. 2006.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S44] Email Message, from John Galbraith (e-mail address). He received information from Charles Galbraith (e-mail address) whose mother, Alberta Shults, kept personal records for the family.
  3. [S28] U.S. Census 1910, www.ancestry.com, PA, Huntingdon County, Marklesburg Borough, p. 171.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1910.

Walter Jefferson Galbreath1

#4948, (8 April 1857 - )
Last EditedJan 8, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Walter Galbreath1 b. 23 Feb 1819, d. 22 Nov 1891
Mother*Cynthia Ann Heller1 b. 1820, d. 1900
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*8 April 1857 Pennsylvania, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, from John Galbraith (e-mail address). He received information from Charles Galbraith (e-mail address) whose mother, Alberta Shults, kept personal records for the family.

Wilber Newton Galbreath1

#4950, (20 August 1860 - )
Last EditedJan 8, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Walter Galbreath1 b. 23 Feb 1819, d. 22 Nov 1891
Mother*Cynthia Ann Heller1 b. 1820, d. 1900
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*20 August 1860 Pennsylvania, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, from John Galbraith (e-mail address). He received information from Charles Galbraith (e-mail address) whose mother, Alberta Shults, kept personal records for the family.

Wiley Galbreath1

#4658, (18 January 1805 - 6 January 1892)
Last EditedMay 5, 2004
Relationship2nd cousin 4 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Robert Galbreath1 b. 6 Jul 1787, d. 9 Sep 1870
Mother*Nancy Alvis1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*18 January 1805 Smith County, Tennessee, USA1 
Marriage* Principal=Elizabeth Haney1 
Death*6 January 1892 Johnsonville, Illinois, USA1 

Family

Elizabeth Haney b. 9 Oct 1809, d. 5 Dec 1870
Child

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, "John of Ireland" Database by BJ Galbraith at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clangalbraith&id=I0083. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

William Galbreath1

#2594, (6 March 1736 - 1800)
Last EditedOct 7, 2017
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsJ Balkcom Tree (Maternal) - Ancestors of Zela (Franks) Balkcom
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*John Galbreath b. s 1710, d. bt 24 Sep 1769 - 3 Oct 1769
Mother*Catherine (?) d. a 1769
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*6 March 1736 York County, Pennsylvania, USA2 
Marriage* Principal=Catherine (?)3 
Land22 November 1757 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; William applied for a land grant bordered by the lands of Hugh Cummings, John Rogers, and John Galbreath (probably his father). The warrant was for 50 acres. In 1757, neighbor John Rodgers initiated a court case against William and sometimes John Galbreath, which continued until Rodgers' death in 1761. (York Court of Common Pleas: Jan 1758, p.73; April 1758, p.107; Oct. 1759, and July 1761.)4,5 
Tax List1762 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; William Galbreath with a tax of £0.6.9.6 
Land2 April 1764 Straban Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; "The third town founded in York County was Straban Town on 2 April 1764 and the first deed was issued to William Galbreath. The village, now Hunterstown, was not successful and the founder, David Hunter, left in a few years." The deed states: "David Hunter of Straban Township and William Galbreath of Mount Pleasant for 2 pounds 10 shillings...following piece of ground situated in the town of Straban in the towhship aforesaid and known on the general plan of the said town as number thirty beginning at a cornerpost on Kings Street and Rave(?) Alley running thence down King Street north 78 degrees East in Breadth four perch to a post joining the Lot #30 and thence along said lot 12 rods back to a post on G Street four Rod to a corner post on Rave(?) Alley thence along said alley to the beginning being part of a tract of 180 acres of land granted to said David Hunter by the Commonwealth of PA...bearing the date 14 March 1764 and entered in the county of Philadelphia Patent Book __, Vol. 5, p. 499....(states within 2 years a substantial house with good chimney of brick or stone)..." The land is subject to a yearly rent of £0.6.0.7,8 
Migration*1767 It appears that the family migrated to NC from PA in 1767, shortly after Elizabeth's birth in this year. William (if this is the correct William) is shown in a document with Andrew Galbreath in a document in Nov. of this year in Orange County, NC. 
Witness*November 1768 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William and Andrew were signers of an Orange County petition to the Governor. This possibly indicates a connection between the two.; Principal=Andrew Galbreath9 
Military*circa 1776 North Carolina, USA; in the Civil Service which typically meant he held a Public Office10 
Land3 July 1779 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina to William Galbrath, fifty shillings per hundred acres, 45 acres on Back Cr., Hodge and Strain, begin at a red oak on the bank of the creek, S85E 11 chains to a post oak, N37W 8 ch. to a post oak, S63W 7 ch. to a stake, S77W 19 ch. to a red oak, up the creek to the first station; Survey Dec 11th 1778 by Thos. Taylor, Thos.. Harris and Robt. Gott CC, ... and also one acre on the other side of the Creek which he purchased from Thomas Farmer. signed: R. Caswell, Witness: Wm. Shepherd. No probate date. (See also NC Patent Book 40:455). It appears this land was in the southern bound of District 7, below Haw Creek. (In JSept. 1795, he sold this to his son, William who was living back in Mount Pleasant).11 
Land3 July 1779 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina to William Galbreath, fifty shillings per hundred acres, 160 acres on Mill Cr., bounded by Dickens, Burch, Hanford and Bacon, begin at a BO (black oak), W 10 ch.. to a WO (white oak), S 2 ch.. to a WO, SE 4 ch.. 50 lk. (links) to a BO, E 4 ch. to a WO, S7 ch.. to a BO, E5 ch. to a WO, S 13 ch.. to a BO, E 3 ch.. to a BO, S 14 ch.. to a PO (post oak), E 11 ch.. to a persimmon, N 2 1/2 to a BO, E 12 ch.. to a WO, N 1 1/2 ch.. to a WO, E 33 ch. to a hickory, N 16 ch. to an ash, down branch to first station. Surveyed 10 June 1778 by Thos. Taylor, Daniel Handley and John Baldridge CC, on Middle Creek a Water of Haw River. Signed: R. Caswell Witness: Wm. . Shepherd (See also NC Patent Book 40:477)12 
Land*14 December 1779 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William Galbreath of Orange to Benjamin Cornell of same, eight hundred pounds, 160 acres on Mill Cr...granted Galbreath 3 July 1779, signed William Galbreath; ack. Feb. term 1780, wife (not named) relinquished right of dower.; Principal=Catherine (?)13 
Land17 March 1780 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina to William Galbreath, fifty shillings per hundred acres, 200 acres, on E side Haw R., below mouth of Back Creek, begin at hickory on the creek Butler's corner, about 6 p. below the mouth of a small branch, E54 ch.. to a black jack Butler and Gant's corner, along Gant's line N43W 27 1/2 ch.. to a red oak, N54W 12 ch.. to a hollow on a drain, down to Mill Cr., down Mill Cr. to Back Cr., down to Haw R. down river to beginning. Surveyed January 12th 1779 by Jaames Smith D. S. for Maj. Thos. Taylor, Sam Than and Walter Galbreath SCC, on the North side of Haw River Bounding on Back Creek and on the Claims of Moses Crawford John Homes and others including the improvement where he now lives. Signed Richard Caswell. (See also NC patent book 32:396)14 
Witness*24 September 1781 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; to the will of Joseph Young15 
Land26 April 1784 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; This was Grant No. 61 for 1000 acres to William Galbreath and Jeremiah Chamberlain, also known as Warrant No. 1925 and surveyed 6 Sept. 1785. Bordered Samuel Patton Jr. and Sr. land. Paid taxes in Rutherford County 26 May, 1807.16 
Land24 May 1784 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; This was Grant No. 383 (registered at Raleigh, Nov. 30, 1801), Warrant No. 2265 of 24 may 1784, surveyed 1 Aug 1792, and submitted to the tax court of Rutherford County 26 May 1807 for 640 acres. The land bordered Amos Balch and Robert Buchcannon's and appears to be listed in William's will as No. 226 with 300 acres to daughter, Elizabeth, 140 acres to her son, William, and 200 acres to daughter, Ann.17 
Tax List*1787 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; "Willm. Galbreath".18 
Land8 February 1787 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William Galbreath of Orange, planter, to Andrew Mitchell of same, two hundred pounds, 150 acres, on S side of Haw River, adjoins Daniel Hanley, James McAdams, William Rainey, and John Albright, begin at a stake, S 35 ch. 75 lk. to a stake, W 41 ch. 75 lk. to a stake, W 41 ch. 75 lk. to a black oak near the Great Road leading to Hillsborough, N across the Great Road 35 ch 75 lk to a stake, E 41 ch. 75 lk to first station;
Signed: William Galbreath, Catherine (X) Galbreath
Witness: James Freeland
Proved may Term 1788 by Freeland; Principal=Catherine (?)3 
Tax List1788 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; as William Galbreath, Sr.18 
Land*15 April 1788 Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA; The land grant numbers are somewhat confusing as this appears to be Grant No. 2, that William refers to in his will. Rutherford County records refer to it as Grant No. 2 and Warrant No. 2263 whil Bedford County records appear to refer to it as grant #2815 which was for 1000 acres on the eastside of Sugar Creek and the southside of Duck River in the Middle District of TN. (It appears that there were possibly two grants, each for 1000 acres, but it is not clear. In a deed on the 21 Nov 1808 in Bedford county, TN, it states: " Whereas William Galbreath late of the county of Orange aforesaid was in his lifetime and at the time of his death was in possession of a tract of land lying situated and being in Middle District formerly part of the County of Rutherford in the state of Tennessee on the south side of Duck River between said River and a creek known and called by the name of Sugar Creek containing by estimate one thousand acres to be the same more or less. The same being a Tract of Land Granted by the State of North Carolina to the said William Galbreath by patent bearing date the 15th day of April and in the year 1788 and distinguished by among the surveyed do upon said River by the name of Survey Number eight and whereas the said William Galbraith being seized of the Tract of Land aforesaid duly made and published in subsisting his last will and Testament..." The Rutherford County records staed that it was for 100 acres and began at Samuel Patton's corner and Thomas Nichols, George Martin, Amos Balch, and richard Martin's line to Samuel Patton, Jr's corner, etc. and that it was granted at Edenton on 15 April, 1788, was named Warrant No. 2263 on 15 apri 1788 and surveyed 6 Sept. 1785 by James Riley and recorded in the State tax Rutherford County Court on 26 May 1807.
The 1000 acres is accounted for in William's will - 400 acres to son, John, 200 acres to daughter, Catherine, 100 acres to her husband, Francis, and 50 acres to her son, William, 200 acres to daughter, Mary, 50 acres to her son, William.19,20,21 
Land16 July 1788 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; A deed registered on 9 December 1844, refers to the land of Amos Balch, William Galbreath (Sr.), Jeremiah Chamberlain. It is North Carolina Warrant No. 1883 dated July 16, 1788 - land on the Duck river four miles above mouth of Sugar Creek.22 
Land4 January 1789 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; Agreement Made Between William Galbreath and William Philips. Articles of agreement made between William Galbreath and William Philips, both of Orange County, in which Galbreath and Philips do agree to be equal in expenses in erecting a flat between their plantations on Haw River on his own side. Likewise, each of the above named, to be equal in loss and in gain of the flatt, and to be equal in expense on keeping a hand to attend the flatt from time to time, and their families is to pass and repass ferry free. In witness whereof, they do bind themselves in the sum of one thousand pounds. Witness our hands and seals this 4th day of January 1789. Test: Walter Galbreath and Richard Gatt, Sr. Signed: William Galbreath, William Philips.23 
Land30 October 1790 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William Galbreath and Catherine his wife to James Hopkins, planter, fifty pounds, 50 acres, begin at a B. oak by a branch, N 40 ch.. to an ash tree in a branch, down branch to a conditional line between Peter and John Elmore on S side of branch, down side of branch to mouth of Haw R., down river to mouth of another branch, up branch to first sitting, part of a tract from North Carolina to John Huffman, Huffman to Will Galbraith;
Signed: William Galbraith, Catherine Galbraith
Witness: Rich. Stanford, Peter Elmore
Acknowledged February Term 1795.
Note: James Hopkins sold the land to John Trousdale 15 July 1792.; Principal=Catherine (?)24 
Land12 September 1791 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William Galbraith to Tarry (Terry) Feigh (Fy) (no residence given for either) 12 November 1791, fifty pounds, 100 acres, on N side of Haw Rl, begin at the mouth of a branch on Haw R., up a conditinal line between this land and James Hopkins to a beach on the branch, upbranch to an ash, N to a white oak, W to a white oak, N to the Great Road, along middle of the Great Road to the river, down river to beginning. Signed: W. Galbreath, Wit: Thomas Dickson and James Dickson, proved 13 April 1804 before Spruce Macay Judge of Superior Court by James Dickson.25 
Land12 November 1791 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William Galbrath to Thomas Dixon; twenty-five pounds, 50 acres, quit claim deed, on N side of Haw R., bounded on N by John Embre, on E by Richard Foster, on S by Terry Tigh, on W by the river.
Signed: Wm. Galbreath
Witness: Terry Tigh, James Dixon.
Proved Feb.. 1793.
(See also Granville Deeds and Surveys 69 - 12 Mar. 1755)26 
Land14 January 1793 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; This was Grant No. 1908 registered to William Galbreath and Jeremiah Chamberlain at Newbern, Warrant No. 2171 for 1000 acres (which was situated in the future Bedford County), surveyed 1 Aug 1792 and recorded in the Tax Court of Rutherford County 26 May 1807. It bordered robert Buckcannon and Amos Balch's land. In his will, it appears that William left 500 acres to son, Walter and had previously given 500 acres to his son, William (stated as such in will).27 
Land20 September 1795 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; William Galbraith of Orange to William Galbraith Junior of Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, four hundred dollars, 45 acres, begin at a red oak on bank of Back Cr., S85E 11 ch... to a post oak, S27W 8 ch.. to a post oak, S63W 7 ch.. to a stake, S77W 19 ch.. to a red oak , up creek first station, North Carolina to William Galbraith 3 July 1779 recorded in Secretary's Office in Book K Folio 188. Signed : William Galbraith
Witness: F. Bailey, John Murphy
Acknowledged 29 September 1795 before John Dickson, JP or York County, PA.; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath28 
Land*28 September 1795 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; It appears that this was land granted by patent to David Williams in 1718 and later to William Galbreath and Jeremiah Chamberlain. "This indenture made the Twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five between William Galbreath of Orange Co., NC of the one part and William Galbreath, Junior of Mount Pleasant Township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania of the other part witnessed that the said William Galbreath for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars lawful money of Pennsylvania to the said William Galbreath in hand paid by said William Galbreath, Jnr. at and before the insealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said William Galbreath doth herby acknowledge and...every part thereof doth acquit, release and forever discharge the said William Galbreath, Sr. his heirs, executors and administrators and assigns of them and by these presents he the said Willliam Galbreath had granted bargained sold ...released and confirmed and by these present doth grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said William Galbreath, Junr. and to his heirs and Assigns one undivided half part of the following described plantation or tract of land situated lying and being in Middle District on the South Side of Duck River on East Side of Sugar Creek and being One thousand acres by patent sealed the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and eighteen granted by the state of North Carolina to the said William Galbreath and Jeremiah Chamberlain, their heirs and assigns forever as by the said Patent recorded in the Secretaries office for the State aforesaid in Book m Folio 214 will more fully at large appear reference thereto being that...Together with all and singular the houses, outhouse, buildings, barns, stable, gardens, orchards, meadows, ways, woods, waters, water courses, rights liberties, privileges, rights of easement, improvements, hereditaments, appurtenances whatever to the said described one half of
tract of land belonging or in anywise appertaining and the ____ and remainder rents, issues and profits thereof also all the state right title interest use possession property claim and demand whatever of him the said William Galbreath in law or equity otherwise however...of the described on undivided half part pr any part thereof together also with the copies of all deeds evidence of writing touching and concerning the hereby granted premises or any part or parcel thereof, to be had and taken at the cost and charges of the said William Galbreath, Jnr., his heirs and assigns to have and to hold the undivided half part of the said tract of land as the same is as one described and premises hereby granted mentioned intended to be with the appurtenances unto the aforesaid William Galbreath, Jnr. his heirs and assigns to him only proper use benefit and behalf of the said William Galbreath for himself and his heirs doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said William Galbreath Jnr. his heirs and assigns by these presents that..."
Signed: William Galbraith Witness: F. Bailey, John Murphey
Acknowledged 29 Sept 1795 before john Dickson JP of York County, Pa
; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath29,30 
Will*4 January 1799 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; (I have copy of the will)
In the name of God Amen, I William Galbreath, of the State of North Carolina and County of Orange, being in perfect health and sound mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God, therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. First of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of God who give it and my body to the earth to b buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the designation of my Executors hereafter mentioned and touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, bequeath and dispose of the same in manner and following, VIZ.
Item 1. I give and bequeath to my eldest son Walter Galbreath five hundred acres of land in the state of Tennessee in the middle district on Mill Creek of equal quantity of the rest of the tract on one thousand acres purchased by Jeremiah Chamberlain and myself No. 1908.
Item 2. I give and bequeath to my second son William Galbreath no other lands but that already conveyed to him viz fifty acres of land lying in Orange County, North Carolina, on back creek known by the name of Mill tract also five hundred acres of land in Tennessee State conveyed to him as it stands on record in the registers of Orange County, also my Negro man named July and my walking cane and Mill stones and the irons belonging to them.
Item 3. I give and bequeath to my third and youngest son John Galbreath the plantation where I now dwell with my mansion house with all appurtenances thereto belonging to the said place; addition also my Negro man named Tony, my bay, Hogs, cattle, Jack, Saddle and bridle and my shotgun and my small chest, and my featherbed and furniture also four hundred acres of land on the Duck River on the East Side of Sugar Creek of No. 2.
Item 4. I give and bequeath to my eldest Daughter Catron Galbreath now McKimey and to her lawful issue two hundred acres of land in the State of Tennessee on the South side of Duck River on the East side of Sugar Creek, also one hundred acres of land I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Francis McKimey also 50 acres of land to my grandson William McKimey both of which shall join the above mentioned two hundred acres left to my daughter Catron of No. 2 in original Grant.
Item 5. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Galbreath now Dickson and her issues two hundred acres in the State of Tennessee, also fifty acres of Land I give and bequeath to my grandson William Dickson adjoining the said two hundred acres of the south Side of Duck River on the East Side of Sugar Creek No. 2 in the original grant.
Item 6. I give and bequeath to my third daughter Elizabeth Galbreath now Cunningham and her lawful issue three hundred acres of land in the State of Tennessee also I give and bequeath to my grandson William Galbreath Cunningham one hundred forty acres of land including a mill seat on Buchanan's Creek not far from the mouth of said Creek joining the above three hundred acres of No. 226 in the original grant with one cow and half my sheep.
Item 7. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Galbreath two hundred acres of land in the State of Tennessee it being a part of the last mentioned tract of No. 226 including whole 140A, also my mare that I usually ride with her saddle and bridle and a bed and furniture called her own and my large Walnut Chest and Tea Table, half dozen of Chairs and my small Dutch oven, a set of cups and saucers and spoons and a set of knives and forks and half dozen of table spoons, one choice of all my cattle and half all my sheep and half dozen of delft plates and a spinning wheel, and my three large pewter dishes and the other pewter be equally divided amongst my four Daughters above named.
Item 8. I give all my other movable property not willed to be sold and debts due me to be collected to pay all my just debts and the surplus if any to be equally divided among my three sons VIZ Walter, William, and John Galbreath.
Item 9. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved son John and my well beloved son-in-law Matthew Cunningham my whole and Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly nominate and revoke all other wills or Testaments heretofore made and I do Testify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness hereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 4th day of January 1799.
     
Test: M. Cunningham (signed) William Galbreath
Wm. Kirk
(executors qualified)

N.B. Provided that either of my unmarried children VIZ Walter, John and Ann Galbreath should be removed by Death intestate or without a lawful heir of their own body then their part of the before willed Estate to be equally divided amongst the Brothers and sisters of their own sex VIZ Walters to be divided between William and John, and John's in like manner between Walter and William Galbreath, and Ann's to be divided in like manner between her other sisters.

Witnesses: M. Cunnigham (signed) William Galbreath
Wm. Kirk

In my lifetime I have traded 250 acres of land for a gray horse at 250 dollars which a loan to be made up out of my surplus money to him on home this is lacking.

Wm. Kirk (signed) William Galbreath; Witness=Francis McKamie, Witness=Catherine Galbreath, Witness=William Galbreath McKamie, Witness=Walter Galbreath, Witness=Major William G. Galbreath, Witness=John Galbreath, Witness=Mary Galbreath, Witness=William Dixon, Witness=Elizabeth Galbreath, Witness=Ann Galbreath, Witness=William Galbreath Cunningham31
Death*1800 Orange County, North Carolina, USA1 
Probate*November 1800 Orange County, North Carolina, USA; An account of the sale of the estate amounted to 914 pounds, 14 shillings, 6 3/4 pence. Also mentioned in the inventory were four slaves, Tong, July, Bob, and Cate who were sold for 590 pounds. Executors were Matt Cunningham and John Galbraith. A note was found among the "valuable papers" that mentions Wm Galbreath Junr. and Andw. Galbreath.32
Land21 November 1808 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; The deed entry states the following:
This Indenture made the twenty first day of November 1808 between Francis McKimie of the County of Guilford and state of North Carolina of the one part and Robert Dixon of the County of Orange aforesaid of the other part. Whereas William Galbreath late of the county of Orange aforesaid was in his lifetime and at the time of his death was in possession of a tract of land lying situated and being in Middle District formerly part of the County of Rutherford in the state of Tennessee on the south side of Duck River between said River and a creek known and called by the name of Sugar Creek containing by estimate one thousand acres to be the same more or less. The same being a Tract of Land Granted by the State of North Carolina to the said William Galbreath by patent bearing date the 15th day of April and in the year 1788 and distinguished by among the surveyed do upon said River by the name of Survey Number eight and whereas the said William Galbraith being seized of the Tract of Land aforesaid duly made and published in subsisting his last will and Testament agreeable to the acts of the Governor and assembly describing how to pass real estate be devise and thereon among other things did devise the aforesaid Francis McKemie one hundred acres of the aforesaid Tract of land by virture of which devise the said Francis McKamie became before the death of the said William Galbreath seized in fee of one hundred acres of the Tract of foresaid to hold the same as Tenant in Common with other devises of the said William Galbreath had devised the remaining parts of said tract of land and whereas no division had yet been made among said tract of land and whereas no division had yet been made among the said Devises - those charged under them of the Tract of Land and Francis McKemie is still seized of one hundred acres therein as Tenant in Common.
Now this indenture witnessed that the said Francis McKemie for and in consideration of the sum of $300 to him in hand paid by the said Robert Dixon on or before Issuing or delivery of those payments the receipt is hereby acknowledged hath given said land Bargained, sold, released, and confirmed by these presents doth Give, Grant, Bargain, sell and release and confirm to the said Robert Dixon one hundred acres of land it being the same one hundred acres of land devised to him by the said William Galbreath as before recited out othe Tract of One Thousand Acres granted to said William Galbreath by the State of North Carolina as aforesaid lying situated and being as aforesaid together with all the rights, privileges, even any appearances.
To have and to hold the said one hundred acres of land saith all and singular the appointed acres thereunto belonging unto said Robert Dixon his heirs and assigns forever seized to the only properties and behooves the said Francis McKemie doth hereby covenant that he will guarantee and defend the said one hundred acres of land to said Robert Dixon, his heirs and assigns forever against himself, his heirs and all persons setting up claims to the same in witness thereof said Francis McKemie, his heirs... and office the day and year above written, signed sealed and delivered in the presence of:
Walter Galbreath
A. D. Murphy
Francis McKemie (Seal) Registered 10 February 1810
(Tax was paid on this land in Rutherford County, TN 1807 before Bedford was formed in 1808); Principal=Francis McKamie, Principal=Robert Dixon33,21 
Land15 November 1809 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; to Matthew Cunningham, William's son-in-law.; Principal=Matthew A. Cunningham34 
Land15 November 1809 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "This indenture made 15th day of Nov. 1809 between William Galbreath of the county of Adams, Pa., Walter Galbreath, Robert Dixon and Mary his wife and William Dixon an infant by his natural guardian and the said Robert Dixon of the County Orange NC., Francis McKamie and Catherine his wife, William McKamie, and Ann Galbreath of the county of Guilford, of the other part Witnessed whereas William Galbreath (Sr.) late of the county of Orange departed this life in and about the year 1800, Having previously published in writing his last will and testament and thereon approved. The aforesaid Matthew Cunningham and his son John Galbreath dec'd his executors and whereas, He died seized aforesaid entitled to Sundry Tracts of Land Lying situated and being in the State of Tennessee and leaving children him surviving. The aforesaid William Galbreath, Walter Galbreath, John Galbreath, Catharene intermarried with Francis McKame, Mary intermarried with Robert Dixon, Elizabeth intermarried with foresaid Matthew Cunningham and Ann Galbreath who are his heirs At law and devises and whereas the said William Galbreath amongst other tracts of land in the state of Tennessee was seized at his death, a certain tract containing one thousand acres more or less, situated lying and being in the Middle District in said state on the south side of Duck River on the East side of Sugar Creek adjoining the lands of Samuel Patton, Jr., Thomas Nicholson, George Martin and Amos Balch and in and by his Last Will devises four hundered acres of this Tract of land to his son John Galbreath, one hundred and Thirty to Francis McKamie, Two hundred and thirty to Catherene McKemie, Wife of Francis, fifty acres thereof to William McCamie, son of said Francis, two hundered acres thereof to Mary Dixon, fifty acres thereof to William Dixon, son of said Mary who by virtue of law devises become same as Tenants in common ot the tract of land aforesaid and whereas the said John Galbreath did sell to one Roger Snell, two hundred and fifty four acres of the four hundred devised to whom as aforesaid and died without issue, whereby all Interest Title and estate in the aforesaid Tract of Land became by virtue of a Claim in the aforesaid William Galbreath Last Will vested in his surviving Brother William Galbreath and Walter Galbreath. And whereas no partition hath yet been made.; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath, Principal=Walter Galbreath35,21 
Land14 August 1814 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "Jeremiah Chamberlain to Heirs John Galbreath. This Indenture made the 14th day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred fourteen between Jeremiah Chamberlain of the County of Granger, State of Tenessee of the one Part and Walter Galbreath, Francis McCamick and Catherine his wife and Matthew Cunningham and Elizabeth his wife and John Huff and Ann his wife, all of the county of Bedford, State of Tennessee and William Galbreath of Adams County, State of Pennsylvania and Mary Dixon widow of Robert, John Galbreath, decd of the other part Witnessed that for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Jeremiah Chamberlain hath bargained and sold and doth by these presents bargain, sell of, Confirm unto the said Walter Galbreath, Francis McKamy and Catherine his wife, Matthew Cunningham and Elizabeth his wife, and John Huff and Ann his wife all of the county of Bedford...all the Heirs of John Galbreath decd. His undivided half of a certain portion of land granted to Jeremiah Chamberland and William Galbreath of Orange Co., State of North Carolina containing one thousand acres lying and being in Bedford County, State of Tennessee by Flat Creek on South branch of Duck River beginning at hickory... It is hereby perfectly understood that the said Jeremiah Chambelain is not bound to defend the above undivided half of the above thousand acres from any claim...but only from himself and his heirs... In Testimony whereof he Hath herewith set his hand and seal this day and year first above.
                                                  
Jeremiah Chamberlain
Ja Polk
C Manalless
State of Tennessee, Granger County
August Term 1814
Ordered to be registered by the Register of Bedford Co.
Registered by Jan 15th 1815 Edw Wade, Registrar.; Principal=Walter Galbreath, Principal=Francis McKamie36 
Land15 January 1819 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "Know all men by these presents that We the undersigned of the county of Bedford, State of Tennessee Being a Part of the Heirs Devises and Lagaties of John Galbreath Deceased of the Sate of North Carolina and County of Orange of the one part and Walter Galbreath of the state and county aforesaid of the other part, and we the undersigned heirs as aforesaid do by These presents Relinquish all our right...or claim in and to a certain Tract of land lying and being in the county of Bedford and State of Tennessee...south side of Duck River ...containing One hundred and Eighty three acres, sixty eight poles be the same more or less, being part of a five hundred and sixty acre Tract more or less, which was purchased by John Galbreath dec'd in his lifetime from Jeremiah Chamberland being his part of a One thousand Acre tract entered in the Name of William Galbreath and Jeremiah Chamberland and we the heirs do hereby these presents Transfer said acres over unto the said Walter Galbreath all our aforesaid right, interest and claim to the assigns forever without any Responsibility upon us the said heirs and legatees and do by these presents renounce any claim that we may have had or may hereafter have to said land as heirs aforesaid. in Testimony whereof we and each of us Have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals This 15th day of January 1819.
The above was acknowledged before me and the women that Have signed herewith. Their husbands were privately examined by the assigned. This paper for the purposes Therein names with their own free will to which they did.
William Galbreath
Matt Cunningham
Elizabeth Cunningham
Ann Huff
Cathren Mckamey
Francis Mckamey
Joshua Holt
William Ray
Registered 4th day of July 1821; Principal=Major William G. Galbreath, Principal=Walter Galbreath37 

Family

Catherine (?)
Marriage* Principal=Catherine (?)3 
Children

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  28. [S104] William Bennett, Orange Co NC Records, Volume 8, p. 56. Original source Deed Book 5, p.269.
  29. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 33 and 36. Her source is Bedford County, TN Deed Book "J", p. 243.
  30. [S104] William Bennett, Orange Co NC Records, Volume 8, p. 56. Original source Deed Book 5, p.271.
  31. [S122] Will of William Galbreath. Written 04 Jan 1799. Copy found at the North Carolina Archives.
  32. [S104] William Bennett, Orange Co NC Records, Volume 16, p. 11. Original source Inventories and Accounts of Sale 1800-1808. Scanned image and attached to TMG as exhibit.
  33. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 43. Her source is Bedford County, TN Deed Book "B", p. 183-185.
  34. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 34. Her source Bedford County, TN Deeds Book A, p. 202 located in the STate Library, Nashville, TN.
  35. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 34. Her source Bedford County, TN Deeds Book B, p. 202 located in the STate Library, Nashville, TN.
  36. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 35. Her source is Bedford County, TN Deed Book "E", p. 374.
  37. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, page 37. Her source Bedford County Land Deeds, Book N, p. 426.
  38. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 33. Her source Orange County, NC Wills - will of William Galbreath.

William Galbreath1

#3751, ( - 1803)
Last EditedMay 31, 2004
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*James Galbreath2 d. Jun 1772
Mother*Unknown (?)
Name Variation Galbraith 
Marriage*between 1769 and 1775 Pennsylvania, USA; Principal=Catherine Galbreath3 
Land*1772 Straban Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; by inheriting 1/3 of 2/3's of his father's estate4 
Will27 May 1772 Straban Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; James' will leaves household goods, etc. to an unnamed wife, and children Isabella (10 shillings in 1 yr.), Robert (executor), William, James (the sons received 2/3), Jane (1/3) and Nancy (1/3 (sic) and a two year delay). It is thought that this is the James, that John of York (died Oct. 1769) mentions in his will as "friend". According to the author of the sited Red Tower article, friend referred to relative or kinsman, usually a first cousin rather than brother, but the author thinks James may have been John's nephew. (The author believes James had a brother, John, but that he lived in Philadelphia, and that he had a brother, Robert who lived in Straban Township).; Principal=James Galbreath5,6 
Witness1791 Greene County, Tennessee, USA; William acted as surety for the marriage of Rebecca Galbraith to Richard Bowles. Some believe that Rebecca was sister to Catherine, William's wife.7 
Land1795 Greene County, North Carolina, USA; owned a parcel of land with Alexander Duggen of Orange County, NC.7 
Land1795 Greene County, Tennessee, USA; with John Weems (assume this is the father of Thomas Weems, who William's daughter, Hanna married the same year).7 
Land1797 Greene County, Tennessee, USA; This land sale to John Simpson may have marked William's move from Greene County to Sumner County.7 
Will10 June 1802 Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; The will stated: "First I give to my Daughter Ann Weems one Cow to the value of Ten dollars - also I give and bequeath to my dear wife and four sons, Andrew, John, William, and Robert and my daughter Catharine all my land and moveable estate be equally divided, what Andrew received since he was married to be counted into his part, and at my wife's decease her part to be equally divided among my six children And I make and ordain my wife Executrix and my son John Executor...
Wm. Galbreath (seal)
Nimrod Browning and John Stertison (illegible, but expected to be Stevenson).
Note: Although Catherine is not stated to be his wife, a deed in 1818, Sumner County, states that "Catherine Galbraith, Executrix to the will of William Galbraith Deceased..." The same children are stated in the deed as in the will, except for John who has died.; Witness=Catherine Galbreath, Witness=Hanna Ann Galbreath, Witness=Andrew Galbreath, Witness=John S. Galbreath, Witness=William Galbreath, Witness=Robert Galbreath, Witness=Catherine Galbreath8,9 
Death*1803 Sumner County, Tennessee, USA7 
Land29 July 1818 Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; The deed shows the surviving family of William Galbraith, deceased, selling 150 acres to Elijah Ward. The deed mentions Catherine Galbraith, Executrix and children William, Robert, Catherine Tracey, and Andrew, (son, John had died in 1805).; Principal=Catherine Galbreath, Principal=Catherine Galbreath10 

Family

Catherine Galbreath
Marriage*between 1769 and 1775 Pennsylvania, USA; Principal=Catherine Galbreath3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, Volume 2 (Smyrna, TN: 1991), p. 28. Her source is John's will.. Hereinafter cited as My Findings.
  2. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: "In Memoriam - Bob Galbraith" , Vol. XXV, No. 2, Winter, 2004, p. 43.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  3. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath. Original Sources York County Records D-136 and D-32, 26 Aug. 1778.
  4. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath. Original source York Deed Book E-141.
  5. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath. Original Sources York County Records C-116.
  6. [S122] Estate Files, York County, Pa., 27 May 1772.
  7. [S140] William Gilbreath, Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania (January 2004): p. 14.. Hereinafter cited as "Early Galbreaths of Adams Co PA."
  8. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 42.
  9. [S140] William Gilbreath, "Early Galbreaths of Adams Co PA", p. 14, source was the Sumner County TN Will Book, vol. 1, p. 69.
  10. [S140] William Gilbreath, "Early Galbreaths of Adams Co PA", p. 14, source Sumner County, TN Deed Book No. 9, p. 35.
  11. [S140] William Gilbreath, "Early Galbreaths of Adams Co PA", p. 14, birth estimation on date of marriage.
  12. [S140] William Gilbreath, "Early Galbreaths of Adams Co PA", p. 14, source Sumner County, TN wills, p.45, no.9.

William Galbreath1

#3764, (before 1715 - )
Last EditedMar 27, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*before 1715 "Galbraith"1 
Military*1 July 1734 England; Lt British Army1 
Military25 December 1743 England; Capt. Capt 49th Reg 27 March 17531 

Citations

  1. [S91] "Notes-Lancaster County Historical Society," (MS; Lancaster Co, PA), Handwritten research note - "From British Army Lists, Public Records Office London"; General Research Notes, Lancaster County Historical Society; Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as "Notes-Lancaster County [PA] Historical Society."

William Galbreath1

#3790
Last EditedApr 20, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Tax List*1783 Greene County, Tennessee, USA; Listed as "Wm. Gilbreth" with 1 horse, 7 value, 1 pound, 5 shillings, 8 pence.2 
Land*1787 Greene County, Tennessee, USA; This was Grant #1998 for 200 acres on Cubb Creek waters of Holston.1 
(Witness) Marriage1 August 1791 Greene County, Tennessee, USA; Security for the bond was by William Galbreath.; Principal=Rebecca Galbreath, Principal=Richard Bowers3 
Tax List1800 Blount County, Tennessee, USA; Blount County was formed in 1795 from part of Knox County which was formerly Greene County. Wm Galbreath was listed in Captain McGinley's Company with 1 white poll. Also listed in this area was Hugh and Thomas Galbreath.4 

Citations

  1. [S93] Betty Cartwright, compiler, North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee 1778-1791, 1958), p.71. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee.
  2. [S99] Silas Lucas, compiler, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1980), p. 274.. Hereinafter cited as Early East Tennessee Taxpayers.
  3. [S102] Silas Lucas, compiler, 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981), Vol. 2, p.2. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds.
  4. [S99] Silas Lucas, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, p. 40.

William Galbreath1

#3800, (say 1791 - )
Last EditedApr 27, 2003
Father*Robert Galbreath b. b 1756, d. c 1831
Mother*Elizabeth Walton
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1791  
Will30 May 1831 Guilford County, North Carolina, USA; States that his oldest son Thomas, and children John, James, and Jain Landreth and Mary Forbis each get one dollar. Son William gets "my smith tools", daughter Catherine Gilbreath - "my cow",. Sons William, Joseph and daughter Catherine -get 3 horses, all my lands on the Alamance, all my property. Exrs.: Sons William and Joseph Gilbreath. Wits: John Coe, William Doak.; Principal=Robert Galbreath2 

Citations

  1. [S94] Irene Webster, compiler, Guilford County, North Carolina Will Abstracts 1771-1841 (NC: self published, 1979), p.113, will of Robert Galbreath.. Hereinafter cited as Guilford Co., NC Will Abstracts.
  2. [S94] Irene Webster, Guilford Co., NC Will Abstracts, p.113, Will of Robert Galbreath, Will Book B, File #0659.

William Galbreath1,2

#3806, (15 November 1795 - 13 April 1879)
Last EditedJan 7, 2006
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Major William G. Galbreath1 b. 7 May 1769, d. 21 Sep 1839
Mother*Mary Galbreath3 b. 8 Apr 1776, d. 8 Jul 1845
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*15 November 1795 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA1,2,3 
Land*1822 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; In Box 34 of the Legislative Papers of TN in the TN Archives, there is a petition from William Galbreath in 1822. He purchased in Shelbyville a lot together with a wood (?) carding machine for $2500. The said machine was on the N side of Duck River in the town of Shelbyville. He seeks a permit to build a dam across Duck River. Dated 22 Sept. 1825. Signed by about 350 men including: Jo Galbreath, John Maccadam, Isaac McAddam, Amos McAdams, M. A. Cunningham, and James Dixon.; Witness=Amos McAdams, Witness=Isaac D. McAdams, Witness=Matthew A. Cunningham, Witness=James Dixon4 
Marriage*24 February 1826 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; Published by the National Banner, Feb. 24, 1826 - does not give exact day of marriage. States Mary, was the daughter of Jesse Evans, Esq.; Principal=Mary B. Evans2,5 
(Witness) Death16 June 1833 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; Principal=Anne C. Galbreath6 
(Witness) Death23 January 1835 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; of cholera; Principal=John H. Galbreath6 
(Witness) Death1 June 1842 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; Principal=Sarah E. Galbreath6 
Occupation*1850 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; postmaster5 
Census*5 June 1860 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "Wm. Galbraith", white, male, age 64, family #129, justice of the peace, real estate worth $5850, personal estate, $3250, born in Pa. Living with him are:
Mary B., age 52, white, female, born in TN;
Mary L., age 31, born TN;
Ann, age 20, born TN;
James, age 18, commission clerk, born TN;
Edith, age 14, born TN;
Tipton, age 12, born TN;
Mollie Smith, age 10, born TN.; Principal=TN Bedford Co Census 1860, Resident=Mary B. Evans, Resident=Mary L. Galbreath, Resident=Edith J. Galbreath, Resident=Jesse Tipton Galbreath, Resident=James Albright Galbreath, Resident=Catherine Anne Galbreath7 
Census*5 August 1870 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; "William Galbraith", age 74, family #78, Chairman C. C., real estate $6000, personal estate $1000, born PA. Living with him:
Mary, age 40, keeping house, born TN;
William, age 36, Deputy C. Clerk, real estate $1800, personal estate $500, born TN;
James, age 30, (iron?)smith, personal estate $100, born TN;
Anna, age 25, born TN;
Tipton, age 22, attorney at law, born TN;
Robert, age 34, bookkeeper, personal estate $500, born TN;
Fanny, age 31, with family, born TN;
William, age 7, bor TN;
Frank C., age 5, born TN;
Robert, age 108, cannot read or write, born NC.; Principal=TN Bedford Co. Census 1870, Resident=Mary L. Galbreath, Resident=William E. Galbreath, Resident=James Albright Galbreath, Resident=Catherine Anne Galbreath, Resident=Jesse Tipton Galbreath, Resident=Robert Galbreath, Resident=Sarah Frances Myers, Resident=William A. Galbreath, Resident=John Frank Galbreath, Resident=Robert Galbreath8 
Will*20 December 1878 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA5 
Death*13 April 1879 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA1 

Family

Mary B. Evans b. 1808, d. 17 Sep 1869
Marriage*24 February 1826 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; Published by the National Banner, Feb. 24, 1826 - does not give exact day of marriage. States Mary, was the daughter of Jesse Evans, Esq.; Principal=Mary B. Evans2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.
  2. [S97] Silas Lucas, compiler, Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794 - 1851 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1978), p. 170.. Hereinafter cited as Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers.
  3. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 18. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  4. [S95] Edythe Whitley, compiler, Tennessee Genealogical Records - Records of Early Settlers from State and County Archives (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1980), p.183.. Hereinafter cited as Records of Early Tennessee Settlers.
  5. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, Volume 2 (Smyrna, TN: 1991), p. 41.. Hereinafter cited as My Findings.
  6. [S25] Ancestry.com, by Bill Gilbreath - John of Ireland database at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clangalbraith&id=I0039. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  7. [S11] U.S. Census 1860, www.ancestry.com, TN., Western Division, District #7, Bedford County, Shelbyville P.O., p. 16.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1860.
  8. [S9] U.S. Census 1870, www.ancestry.com, TN., 5th ward in Shelbyville 9th District, Bedford County, Shelbyville P.O., p. 11.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1870.

William Galbreath1

#3844, (say 1805 - )
Last EditedApr 20, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1805 2 
Marriage*2 March 1831 Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; Married by James Latimer.; Principal=Adeline Caruthers1 

Citations

  1. [S102] Silas Lucas, compiler, 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981), Vol. 2, p.2. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a27366&id=I0418. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

William Galbreath1

#3896
Last EditedApr 27, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Marriage*19 September 1838 Guilford County, North Carolina, USA; Bondsman was D. A. Gillaspie.; Principal=Rachel Deens1 

Citations

  1. [S110] Guilford County Genealogical Society, compiler, Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages 1771-1868 (Greensboro, NC: , 1981), p. 66. Hereinafter cited as Guilford Co. NC Marriages.

William Galbreath1

#3805, (October 1757 - 3 May 1839)
Last EditedMay 5, 2004
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*John Galbreath1 b. s 1735, d. b 1805
Mother*Mary Ann (?)1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*October 1757 York County, Pennsylvania, USA2,3 
Military*1776 during the Revolutionary War. William enlisted at Hannastown in Captain Samuel Shannon's company where he served as both a private and sergeant. It was during these first three years that he was in the battles of Ash Swamp and Stawberry Hill. In 1779, he served for 60 days with a horse company. During the later years of the was he served in Virginia companies, in 1781, he was under General Lafayette near Yorktown, Va. and later guarded prisoners at Winchester, Va. He received his discharge from the army in 1782, at Shepherdstown, in Berkeley County, Va. In later years he told his children that part of his job early in the war was hauling salt to the soldiers. Pennsylvania war records show that in 1778, Andrew Galbreath of Westmoreland County was serving in the same company, (this must hve been William's brother). Hannastown was burned by the Indians in 1782 and never rebuilt, it was five miles northeast of the later city of Greensburg in Westmoreland County. William was discharged in Va. in 1782. Note: Extensive pension files are available.4,3 
Marriage*27 March 1788 Third Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; They were married by Rev. George Duffield and the marriage is recorded in Volume 1 of the church archives. The church is currently called "Old Pine Street Church". According to legend, William met Phebe at a dinner in Philadelphia given by her uncle for General Washington and some of his soldiers, William was one of the soldiers present (date of the dinner is not known but it is thought that it was several years after the war.); Principal=Phebe Foreman5,4,6 
Death*3 May 1839 Ashmore Township, Coles County, Illinois, USA1 
Burial*May 1839 Mitchell Cemetery, Coles County, Illinois, USA; Cemetery is located northwest of Ashmore.6 

Family

Phebe Foreman b. 1771, d. 12 Mar 1852
Children

Citations

  1. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) county Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  2. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath. Birth information is evidently stated in his Rev. War pension application.
  3. [S120] Family History Manuscript, Mrs. C. Byron Gilbreath, 1978, copy at Balkcom Household.
  4. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 18. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) county Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath.
  5. [S25] Ancestry.com, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jeff_clark&id=I1963. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  6. [S145] Jean Harriger, "Jean Harriger Research Papers", Clan Galbraith CD No. 9 : Westmoreland Co., Pa material file, p. 11. Original information from Elmer Gilbreath's book, p. 153.. Hereinafter cited as "Jean Harriger."

William Galbreath1,2

#3945, (10 May 1775 - 27 November 1859)
Last EditedApr 17, 2004
Father*John Galbreath1,2 b. b 1740, d. Apr 1814
Mother*Margaret Bell1,2 b. b 1755, d. bt 1800 - 1810
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*10 May 1775 Pennsylvania, USA; Birthdate on gravestone.1,2 
Military*1812 War of3 
Marriage*15 June 1815 Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Star and Sentinel Newspaper article states: "Married, Thursday last, by Rev. Mr. Helfenstein, Mr. William Galbreath to Miss Sarah Rife, both of Menallen Twp."; Principal=Sarah M. Rife1,4,5 
Cen-Head*1820 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "William Galbreath" listed with:
Free White Males: 0 - 9: 1 (John B.)
45 and over: 1 (William)
Free White Females: 0 - 9: 2 (Eliza, Mary Jane)
                     26 - 44: 1 (Sarah)
Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Male Slave 14 - 25: 1
Living next to siblings Jane B. Galbreath and John Galbreath, and neighbor Hendricks.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 18206 
Land*29 March 1820 Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; A deed between James Milligan of the township of Tyrone, Adams County selling to William Galbraith of Menallen Township for $102 62 - a tract of land in Reading Township, adjoining the lands of Samuel Overholtur, doctor, John B. Arnolds and others. Contained 222 acres.7 
(Witness) DeathApril 1820 Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Will mentions daughter, Sarah and her husband William Galbreath.; Principal=Henry Rife8 
Land18 January 1823 Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; William bought 153 acres of land in Straban township by deed poll. It was later bought by his son, John B., following his death.9 
Misc*April 1827 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; was appointed to the Grand Jury for Adams County as the representative from Menallen Township10 
MiscAugust 1828 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "William Galbreath" was appointed to the General Jury for the August Term of 1828 as the representative from Menallen Township.11 
Cen-Head*1830 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "William Galbreath" with:
Free White Males:
     5 - 9: 1 (Henry)
10 - 14: 1 (John B.)
50 - 59: 1 (William)
Free White Females:
     0 - 4: 2 (Sarah, Julian)
10 - 14: 2 (Unknown Daughter, Eliza)
15 -19: 1 (?)
40 - 49: 2 (Sarah - wife, & probably sister, Rosanna)
50 - 59: 2 (probably sisters Jane and Ann)
60 - 69: 1 (probably sister, Mary)
Living next to brother, John. Neighbors are Daniel Rife, Samuel Hendricks, Detrick.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 183012 
Cen-Head*1840 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "William Galbreath" with:
Males 15-19: 1
20-29: 1
70-79: 1
Females: 10-14: 2
15-19: 1
20-29: 1
50-59: 4
70-79: 1; Principal=PA Adams Co. Census 184013 
Land18 May 1840 Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; A deed from William Galbreath and wife, Sarah of Menallen Township to James and John Morrison of Reading Township for $500 -contained 222 acres.14 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Mary Gilliland", Head of Family #24, in same house as brother, William Galbreth, real estate valued at $1200, female, age 87, born PA.; Principal=Mary Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Head*3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "William Galbreth", HH #22, age 75, male, farmer, real estate value of $7495, born in PA. Living with wife, Sarah, and 6 others (appears to be his children) plus sisters Mary, Jane, Ann, and Roseanna. Living beside his sister-in-law, Sarah (widow of John). a 14 yr old male named Samuel Swartz is also living with them.; Principal=PA Adams County Census 1850, Resident=Sarah M. Rife, Resident=John B. Galbreath, Resident=Eliza Galbreath, Resident=Julian Galbreath, Resident=Henry Galbreath, Resident=Sarah Ann Galbreath, Resident=Rosanah Galbreath, Resident=Samuel Swartz, Resident=Jane Bell Galbreath, Resident=Ann Galbreath, Resident=Roseanna H. Galbreath, Resident=Mary Galbreath1 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Sarah Galbreth", age 62, female, born PA, living with (assumed) husband, William.; Principal=Sarah M. Rife, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Julian Galbreth", age 22, female, born PA.; Principal=Julian Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Samuel Swartz", age 14, male, born PA.; Principal=Samuel Swartz, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Jane Galbreth", age 83, female, living with brother William and his family, born PA.; Principal=Jane Bell Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Ann Galbreth", age 77, female, born PA.; Principal=Ann Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Roseanna Galbreth", age 65, female, born PA.; Principal=Roseanna H. Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbreth", age 30, male, laborer, living with parents (assumed) and other siblings.; Principal=John B. Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Eliza Galbreth", age 26, female, born PA.; Principal=Eliza Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Henry Galbreth", male, age 21, laborer, born PA.; Principal=Henry Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Sarah Galbreth", age 19, famlae, born PA.; Principal=Sarah Ann Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Cen-Enum3 August 1850 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Rosanna Galbreth", female, age 17, born PA.; Principal=Rosanah Galbreath, Principal=PA Adams County Census 18501 
Land18 January 1858 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; It appears that William paid $100 for the undivided interest in 106 acres that was left to his sister, Margaret, by their father John. After Margaret died, William's son, John B. Galbreath, acted as administrator to his aunt's estate. (Menallen Township later became known as Butler Township). (I have copies of the court records).; Principal=John B. Galbreath15 
Burial*November 1859 Greater Conewago Presbyterian Church Register, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA16 
Death*27 November 1859 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Obit sttes: William Galbraith of Butler Twp. d. 27 Nov 1859 85 yr. Cannon's book states he died on the 12th of November.8,17 

Family

Sarah M. Rife b. 19 Sep 1787, d. 20 Apr 1877
Marriage*15 June 1815 Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Star and Sentinel Newspaper article states: "Married, Thursday last, by Rev. Mr. Helfenstein, Mr. William Galbreath to Miss Sarah Rife, both of Menallen Twp."; Principal=Sarah M. Rife1,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, PA, Adams County, Butler Township, p.2 Image #3 at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  2. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XX (Sept. 1998), p. 11," Wills of John Galbraith and Mary Galbraith of Adams Co., PA" by Frances Williams.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  3. [S113] B. F. Macpherson, Backgrounds of Adams County (Gettysburg, PA: Gettysburg Newspaper, 1938), No. 24 (15 Jan 1938).. Hereinafter cited as Backgrounds of Adams Co.
  4. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  5. [S115] Gettysburg Sentinel, Gettysburg, PA, 21 June 1815. Hereinafter cited as Gettysburg Sentinel.
  6. [S47] U.S. Census 1820, unknown url, PA, Adams County, Menallen Township, Image #1 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1820.
  7. [S119] Adams County, Pennsylvania Deed Book: Book Q, page 408, 29 Mar 1820., Adams County Clerk, n.p.. Hereinafter cited as Adams County PA Deed Book.
  8. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 18. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  9. [S119] Adams County PA Deed Book: Book W, page 126, 04 April 1863.
  10. [S114] Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 18 April 1827.. Hereinafter cited as Gettysburg Compiler.
  11. [S114] Gettysburg Compiler, 13 August 1828.
  12. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, PA, Adams County, Menallen Township, p. 90, Image #23 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.
  13. [S13] U.S. Census 1840, PA, Adams County, Menallen Township, p. 158, Image #11 at www.ancestry.com.
  14. [S119] Adams County PA Deed Book: Book Q, page 410, 18 May 1840.
  15. [S122] Final Account by John B. Galbraith, administrator of the estate of Margaret Galbraith. Papers filed 14 April, 1858, Gettysburg, Pa.
  16. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County [Pennsylvania], 1946) p. 104.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County.
  17. [S115] Gettysburg Sentinel, 5 Dec. 1859.

William Galbreath1

#3998, (1736 - 1788)
Last EditedJun 13, 2004
Father*James Galbreath Esq.1 b. 1703, d. 11 Jun 1786
Mother*Elizabeth Bertram1 b. 1713, d. 2 Feb 1799
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1736 1 
Marriage*23 January 1754 Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; by Rev. John Caspar Stoever. William and Margaret were both underage and their must have been quite a family dispute since James Galbraith is named guardian over their persons during their minority (opinion by Elizabeth DeCarolis). (Orphan's Court Docket, Oct. 30, 1754, York County, PA Records); Principal=Margaret Buchanan2,3 
Migration*circa 1760 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA; they were part of a group of Carlisle families who would establish the Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. The group included John and William Smith, Margaret's brothers-in-law (husbands to her sisters Mary and Elizabeth) and William, her brother. At this time there were only 30 houses in Baltimore.4 
Land*6 October 1768 Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; Thomas Calhoon, late of Cumberland County, Pa, but now of Nova Scotia, surviving executor of the last will and testament of his father, John Calhoon, late of York county, deceased to William Galbreath of Baltimore Town, Maryland the tract of 402 acres in Manchester Township on the Conewago Creek, which the said John Calhoon had owned at the time of his death.5 
Marriage* Principal=Hester Rees1 
Military*circa 1776 Maryland, USA; as a Captain6 
Will*24 July 1780 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA; "William Galbraith of the Town of Baltimore ...says he is in good health, but bearing in mind that everyone must die, makes his last Will and Testament, first recommeding his soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gives it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a decent maner (sic) if in a Christain (sic) part of the Worrald (sic) and at the discretion of his executors. He disposed of his Worldly Estate as follows: To my Beloved consort Hester Rees, all of the household furniture. To Eldest son, William Noble Galbraith and to Thomas Galbraith boath (sic) sons of my consort Hester Rees my whole Estate, that is the money now in the hands of my Brother Bartram Galbraith likewise that Tract of land in Cumberland County known by the name of Calhoones Land near dunning's spring sold by a certain James Calhoon to one Carruthers for which I have a deed from Thomas Calhoone and recorded in the office for Cumberland County. He also gave all his Landed Estate to the same two sons and his brother Bartram Galbraith was appointed Soal (sic) Executor. The will was witnessed by William Rees, William Cammill and Murdoch Kennedy. William Galbraith signed his own name.7 
Death*1788 Baltimore, Maryland, USA1 
Probate*October 1788 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA7 

Family

Hester Rees
Marriage* Principal=Hester Rees1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XX, No. 3, March 1999, p. 58. "More on William Noble Galbraith" by Betsy Galbraith DeCarolis.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  2. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XX, No. 3, March 1999, p. 58. "More on William Noble Galbraith" by Betsy Galbraith DeCarolis. Original information from Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern PA: The Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730 to 1779, p.64 by Elizabeth Bentley.
  3. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XIX, No. 3, March 1998, "William Galbraith of Donegal/Baltimore" by Elizabeth Galbraith DeCarolis.
  4. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XIX, No. 3, March 1998, "William Galbraith of Donegal/Baltimore" by Elizabeth Galbraith DeCarolis. Original records include: "Presbyterian records of Baltimore City, Maryland" by Henry Peden, Jr. and "The Presbyterians of Baltimore" by J.E. P. Boulden.
  5. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County [Pennsylvania], 1946) p. 112. Her source: York County Court House, Deed Book D, p. 184.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County.
  6. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", "Galbraith Patriots" by Laurel Anderson, Vol. XXV, No. 3, Spring, 2004, p. 99. Original source DAR Patriot Index.
  7. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", "Early Maryland Wills" by Mary D. Fugate, Summer 1993, p. 97. Original source Baltimore Co., MD will Book 4, p. 112.

William Galbreath1

#4005, (26 December 1806 - 27 December 1881)
Last EditedMay 4, 2003
Father*Thomas Galbreath1 b. c 1775, d. 9 Oct 1843
Mother*Catherine Kissecker1 b. c 1780, d. 8 Jun 1857
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*26 December 1806 Maryland, USA1 
Death*27 December 1881 Draper, Pulaski County, Virginia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XX, No. 3, March 1999, p. 58. "More on William Noble Galbraith" by Betsy Galbraith DeCarolis.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."

William Galbreath1

#4011, (1732 - November 1815)
Last EditedMay 31, 2004
Father*(?) Galbreath
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1732 This birthdate is based on age on tombstone.1 
Marriage*29 December 1778 Rock Creek Congregation, Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; They were married by Rev. Alex Dobbin.; Principal=Sarah Kerr1,2 
Will*11 May 1813 Frankford, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; GALBREIATH, WILLIAM, Frankford. Will Book H. 369-370
May 11, 1813. January 3, 1816. [William Galbreath who married Sarah Kerr]
Wife Sarah.
Daus. Jane wife of Matthew Woods and Sarah Galbreiath.
Nieces Nancy and Jane Galbreiath, daus. of bro. John Galbreiath.
Dau. Nancy wife of Joseph Edmiston.
Exs: Wife Sarah and son in law Joseph Edmiston.
Wit: John Scouler, John Ernst.
; Witness=Sarah Kerr, Witness=Sarah Galbreath, Witness=Jane Galbreath, Witness=Nancy Galbreath3 
Death*November 1815 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Date on gravestone.1 
BurialNovember 1815 Big Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Newville Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Gravestone states he was 83 years old.4 
Probate*3 January 1816 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Names wife Sarah, three daughters and late brother, John. Leaves bequest to Nancy and Jane, daughters of John.1 

Family

Sarah Kerr b. 4 Nov 1748, d. 22 Feb 1827
Marriage*29 December 1778 Rock Creek Congregation, Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; They were married by Rev. Alex Dobbin.; Principal=Sarah Kerr1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 17. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  2. [S117] 1886 History of Adams County Pennsylvania (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers, and Co., 1886), p. 26.. Hereinafter cited as 1886 History of Adams Co. PA.
  3. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association, Listing of Wills by Simon Parker in the Members Only Area.. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.
  4. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Web site for the Big Springs Presbyterian Church at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/nevbigs0001.txt
    . Hereinafter cited as Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.

William Galbreath1

#4180
Last EditedMay 5, 2004
Relationship2nd cousin 4 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Galbreath2 b. Oct 1757, d. 3 May 1839
Mother*Phebe Foreman2 b. 1771, d. 12 Mar 1852
Death* Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA2 
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth* Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA; Died young.2 

Citations

  1. [S145] Jean Harriger, "Jean Harriger Research Papers", Clan Galbraith CD No. 9 : Westmoreland Co., Pa material file, p. 11. Original information from Elmer Gilbreath's book, p. 153.. Hereinafter cited as "Jean Harriger."
  2. [S120] Family History Manuscript, Mrs. C. Byron Gilbreath, 1978, copy at Balkcom Household.

William Galbreath1

#4236
Last EditedNov 8, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Marriage* Principal=Hannah Bane1,2 
Will*7 March 1807 Columbiana County, Ohio, USA; COLUMBIANA CO. PROBATE CASE NO. 232

Will of William Galbreath
(transcribed by Lynda Salter Chenoweth from copy obtained from Tina Frantz)

I William Galbreath of Columbiana County and State of Ohio being in my usual state of health but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of perfect mind and memory do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth /that is to say/ first it is my will and I do hereby order that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be timely and punctually paid before any other division or distribution be made of my Estate.

Secondly, I will and bequeath unto my dear wife Hannah Galbreath her [Bead?] and the furniture belonging to it and one cow and her saddle and wheel and a pot and two fluted dishes and half a dozzen [sic] fluted plates and forty Dollars in Cash and my will is that my two sons William and Thomas Galbreath do provide her a sufficient living yearly out of my estate during her natural life time or as long as she continues my widow the which I alow [sic] in lieu of her third.

Thirdly I will and bequeath unto my son Nathan one dollar which is to be his full share. I also bequeath unto my daughter Ann Harbert and her husband Walter Harbert one dollar which is to be their full share and I will and bequeath unto my daughter Amy Ward and her husband Peter Ward twenty dollars which is to be their full share and I will and bequeath unto my son James one dollar which is to be his full share.

Fourthly, I will and bequeath unto my two sons William and Thomas all the remainder of my personal estate to be divided into two as equal shares as may be conveniently done and William to have first choice of shares and I also will and devise unto my two sons William and Thomas the half section of land I now live on to them and theirs forever to be divided into two as equal shares as can conveniently be made and William to have his first choice of either shares and if they cannot conveniently divide it themselves my will is that they may choose three or more judicious friends and that they may divide the land the way that they think it will answer best for both of them and William then to have first choice and Thomas to have the other share.

Fifthly and lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my three well beloved sons Nathan Galbreath, William Galbreath and Thomas Galbreath sole executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking [?] and disannulling of all other and former Wills by me made or sufered [sic] to be made in witness thereof. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of the third month one thousand eight hundred and seven and in the thirty first of American independence.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged to be my last will and testament.

Mary Jones
Mary Farmer William Galbreath
Rachel Jones


1 

Family

Hannah Bane
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, James B. Lindsey at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jghts&id=I02931. Posted transcription of William Galbreath's will.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S125] York County, Pennsylvania Deed Books: Vol. 3-B, p. 66.. Hereinafter cited as York County Pennsylvania Deeds.
  3. [S125] York County Pennsylvania Deeds: Vol. 3-B, p. 439.

William Galbreath1

#4360, (1763 - )
Last EditedDec 24, 2003
Father*James Galbreath1 b. c 1738, d. Dec 1802
Mother*Martha McClellan1 b. c 1739
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1763 Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association, from "John of Ireland" database submitted by B. J. Galbreath, updated 2002.. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.

William Galbreath1

#4392, (29 November 1791 - 3 October 1857)
Last EditedDec 26, 2003
Father*Robert Galbreath1 b. c 1774, d. 1826
Mother*Mary White1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*29 November 1791 1 
Marriage* Principal=Esther Riddle1 
Death*3 October 1857 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Burial*October 1857 Slate Lick Cemetery, North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA1 

Family

Esther Riddle b. 21 Jan 1798
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, David Pitzer at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:748552&id=I36689046
    . Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

William Galbreath1

#4462
Last EditedMay 23, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Witness*5 January 1778 West Pennsborogh Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; named as guardian of the children of Charles Kilgore in his will1 
Witness27 January 1779 West Pennsborogh Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; named executor of the will of Mary Thompson2 

Citations

  1. [S143] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Wills ), Book C, p.131. Hereinafter cited as Cumberland County PA Wills.
  2. [S143] Cumberland County PA Wills, Book C.

William Galbreath1

#4468, (circa 1760 - circa 1800)
Last EditedJan 28, 2004
Father*Samuel Galbreath1 b. c 1717, d. Jan 1796
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*circa 1760 Pennsylvania, USA1,2 
Military*31 July 1777 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; 3rd. Co.,7th Reg.,Cumberland Co.Militia under Commanding Ofc. - Col. Frederick Watts
2 
Will8 June 1789 Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Brief of Will of Samuel Galbraith, Sr. of Rye Twp., Cumberland, PA:
Proved Feb. 26, 1796; daughter Mary Elliott, 5 pounds a year for two years, son Samuel, son William (Executor); William to get the plantation he now lives upon together with the island in the Juniata, and all my personal estate. Witnesses, Frederick Watt, John Thompson.

FREDRICK WATT was the commanding officer of Samuel's sons, Samuel, Jr. and Robert during the Rev. War.

; Principal=Samuel Galbreath3,1 
Witness*8 June 1789 Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; made executor of his father's will and it states he is to get the plantation he now lives upon together with the island in the Juniata, and all my personal estate1 
Death*circa 1800 2 

Citations

  1. [S143] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Wills ), Book F, p. 15.. Hereinafter cited as Cumberland County PA Wills.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9575
    His source is Jean Harriger. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9575

William Galbreath1

#4474, (circa 1770 - 1814)
Last EditedMay 30, 2004
Father*Samuel Galbreath1 b. c 1746, d. c 1814
Mother*Elizabeth (?)1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*circa 1770  
Marriage* Principal=Sarah Kairns2 
Will*17 March 1814 Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Will mentions Bros. Elijah Galbraith and John Galbraith. Sister Sarah Fenton. Describes William as a yeoman.
Ex.: James Fenton, Junr. Wit: Isaac Kip, Geo. Baird.
2 
Death*1814 1 
Probate*31 March 1814 Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA2 

Family

Sarah Kairns
Child

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9575
    His source is Jean Harriger. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association, Listing of Wills by Simon Parker in the Members Only Area.. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.