John Galbreath1

#3928, (say 1710 - between 24 September 1769 and 3 October 1769)
Last EditedMay 31, 2004
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsJ Balkcom Tree (Maternal) - Ancestors of Zela (Franks) Balkcom
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1710  
Marriage* Principal=Catherine (?)1 
Occupation1754 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; a wheelwright2 
Land11 March 1754 Straban Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; The deed states: (11 March 1754) ...I, Michael Lynch in the Township of Straban...for the sum of 21 pounds...delivery of these presents by John Galbreath wheelwright in the township of Mount Pleasant...do bargain, sell and deliver the said John Galbreath a tract of land with improvements and joining John Helsays ______ Line and Rock Creek extending down till John Anderson till the Road to be the line to Livingstons Path and Livingstons Path to be the line to the East and to have and to hold said tract of land and improvements...
Witnesses - Robert Moore and Alexander McCarter
Recorded 26 October 1772

This land was sold to Robert Galbreath, Esq. in 1765.3 
Occupation1758 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; constable4 
Tax List1762 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, tax £0.10.65 
Tax List*1762 Straban Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, tax £0.4.6. Although, there is a John also on the Mount Pleasant list, I am making the assumption this is the same person in the Straban list, being taxed for the land that he had bought in 1754.6 
Occupation1764 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; Overseer7 
Land30 October 1765 Straban Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; The deed states: "...I, John Galbreath of Straban Towhship...for the sum of 105 pounds paid by Robert Galbraith of Philadelphia...tract of land situated in Straban township...known by the name of Livingstons Path and also by land of Samuel Hays and John Anderson to the Great Road leading to York and thence along the said Road to Rock Creek to land of Margaret Patterson containing...150 acres...which said tract of land purchased by John Galbreath from Michael Lynch by investment of writing having date the 11th day of March 1754..."
This is on the current day Route 30, just east of current Gettysburg.; Principal=Robert Galbreath Esq.2 
Will*24 September 1769 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA;      Transcription of Will by Lillian Brown-Vesta Johnson:
In the Name of God Amen, The 24th day of September 1769, I John Galbreaith of Mount Pleasant Township and county of York being in a weakly frame of body in perfect mind and memory. Thanks be to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and know that it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors doubting but at the general resurrection I shall know the same again by the mighty power of god and in thinking of such worldly estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to bless one with in this life. I give and dismiss and dispose of the same in the following manor and form.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catron Galbreaith her bed and its furniture and a young bay mare and her saddle and bridle and spinning wheel and her choice cow as a dower beside the third part of all the movables after the death and funeral charges are paid off with the command of her own house while unmarried with a lawful maintenance for herself and feed for her creatures.
I leave to my son William Galbreaith the sum of twenty shillings. I leave to my son Robert Galbreaith the sum of ten pounds. I leave to my sons John Galbreaith, Benjamin Galbreaith, and Thomas Galbreaith my land to be divided in three equal parts according to quantity and quality, John to have his part where he now lives, Ben his part right due him and Carter Thomas the place part where I now live; and further that my sons John, Ben, and Thomas shall all through equally lay in for the support of my wife and creatures as afore said.
I further leave to my daughter Agness Steefinson the sum of five pounds, further to my daughter Elizabeth Galbreaith the sum, fifty pounds, to Catey, fifty pounds to Rebecka Galbraith fifty five pounds ten shillings. I leave the fancy mare, to my son Thomas two pounds five shillings to buy a jacket for him. I further allow that if the movables will no pay the legalities, the three boys, John, Ben, and Thomas is to pay an equal proportion of what is wanting.
I do further allow my daughter Elizabeth shall have her patramony eighteen months after my demise, further I allow my daughter catron shall have her patrimony three years after my demise, further I allow Rebeccka shall have hers five years after my death. I further allow that the improvements that John has made himself may not be valued to his division. I do further appoint my well beloved wife and my son John to be executress and executor I do further appoint my loving friend James Galbreaith guardian. Signed, sealed and published in presents of us:
His Mark - John J. Galbreaith
Witnessed: James Galbreaith
Alexander McCarter

York County, Pennsylvania
Before me Samuel Johnson, Esq. Deputy Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administratin in and for the County of York in the province of Pennsylvania personally appeared James Galbreaith and Alexander McCarter the two subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing and on their solemn oaths respectively taken according to law do say that they were personally present and saw and heard the above named John Galbreaith sign, seal, publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and at the time of doing there of the said John Galbreaith was of sound and disposing mind and memory and to the best of tese Dependents knowledge and belief and that the said James Galbreaith and Alexander McCarter subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and at his request.8
Death*between 24 September 1769 and 3 October 1769 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA9,10 
Probate*30 October 1769 York County, Pennsylvania, USA11 
Estate30 January 1770 York County, Pennsylvania, USA; I have a copy of the inventory of John Galbreath's estate, it has been attached to TMG as an exhibit. I am making the assumption that this is the correct "John", as the estate was settled in York County in Jan. 1770 and "our" John reportedly died three months earlier in York Co. The estate contained mostly farm and household items, a Bible, beehives, and farm animals. The estate was valued at about 250 pounds. Items left to "the widow" in the inventory are the same items mentioned in John's will which further supports that this is the correct John's inventory.12

Family

Catherine (?) d. a 1769
Marriage* Principal=Catherine (?)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, Volume 2 (Smyrna, TN: 1991), p. 28.. Hereinafter cited as My Findings.
  2. [S125] York County, Pennsylvania Deed Books: Vol. E, p. 241-2.. Hereinafter cited as York County Pennsylvania Deeds.
  3. [S125] York County Pennsylvania Deeds: Vol. E, p. 241.
  4. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County [Pennsylvania], 1946) p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, General Quarter Sessions Dockets, 1758.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County.
  5. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 107.
  6. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, Tax Lists, transcript in the Historical Society of York County.
  7. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, General Quarter Sessions Dockets, 1764.
  8. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 29.
  9. [S122] Will of John Galbreath. Written 24 Sep 1769. Copy of will found at the Adams County Historical Society. Will proved 30 Oct. 1769.
  10. [S122] Caveat to the probate of the Will of John Galbreath by son, William Galbreath. Written 03 Oct 1769. Copy of will found at the Adams County Historical Society.
  11. [S147] York County Historical Trust Records, Originals filed in the Office of the Register of Wills, Court House, York, Pa.
  12. [S122] Inventory of Estate of John Galbreath. Papers filed 30 January 1770, York County, Pa.
  13. [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."
  14. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 17. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  15. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 28. Her source is John's will.

John Galbreath1

#3741, (before 1740 - April 1814)
Last EditedApr 26, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*before 1740  
Military*30 May 1758 Fort Lyttleton, Pennsylvania, USA; Young's book states: "I am able, and fotunate to add to our knowledge of the events in York County, Pa. in 1756 to 1758, these accounts were preserved by Robert McPherson who was Hamilton's principal executor, and preserved these records placed in his hands. These records, now more than a century and a quarter old (1883). " On the list is John Galbreath May 30, 31, 1758 paid 14 pounds at Fort Lyttleton. This was during the French and Indian War.
Note: Fort Littleton
The village of Fort Littleton lies one mile north of Exit 13 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and 10 miles north of McConnellsburg along Route 522. Governor Robert Hunter Morris established the fort in 1756 at what was then known as Sugar Cabins, named after the existing settlement of log cabins located in a grove of sugar maple trees. The fort was part of the western defenses Pennsylvania Governor William Morris had built beyond the Kittochtinny Hills (now the Cumberland Valley) and marked the western end of the line of four original provincial forts west of the Susquehanna River. (current Fulton Co.)
According to the Backgrounds of Adams County article, John was only enlisted one time and that was at Bigers on Conowagon Creek on Bell's Mill for the term of three years during the French and Indian War. During the time he served, Pittsburgh was taken and his officers were Colonel Hance Hamilton and Major George Washington (the later President).

2,3,4 
Marriage* Principal=Margaret Bell5 
Tax List*1762 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA6 
Land*1765 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; She and her husband later bought the other half from sister Jane and John Moore of Macklinberg County, (sic) NC. This was for £315 on 25 Aug 1766. The original tract was granted to John Bell on 30 Jan 1737.; Principal=Margaret Bell7 
Land*3 April 1765 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; 65 acres in Menallen Township from Henry Donaly.8 
Tax List1772 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Gilbreth, valuation £24, tax £0.4.0.9 
Land25 December 1772 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbraith of Menallen Township to Isaac Durbrough of the same township for £85...tract of land in the same township, 65 acres, purchased by the grantor from Henry Donaly 25 May 1765.10 
Occupation*between 1775 and 1776 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; as Overseer11 
Militarybetween 1777 and 1780 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, of Menallen Township, private in the Fourth Batalion, York County Militia, in which capacity he paid substitute fines aggregating £25 from April, 1777 to March, 1780.12 
Militarycirca 1780 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Mr. John Galbreath of the Second class of Manalan township Sir/ the Under Written persons are the Second Class Residing in your Respective township and you are hereby Required to be particular in Notifying Each and Every of them that the Class is to procure one Able Bodied Recruit to serve During the war Agreeable to the foregoing Direction should the Class fail as afsd. you are hereby Required to Notify us on or Before the first Day of march Next Without fail."
From the "Backgrounds" article - 'At the time of the War of the Revolution he (John Galbraith) was draughted to go to Philadelphia. His officers were Richard McAlester, Colonel of the Regiment, James Dickson was Captain of the company, William Gilliland was First Lieutenant, and John Galbraith was Second Lieutenant.'13,14 
Tax List1783 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Gilbreath, weaver, land 300, 3 houses, 5 outhouses, 13 inhabitants, 2 negroes, 7 horned cattle, 9 horses, 20 sheep, valuation £382, tax £12.15 
Tax List1785 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John had 300 acres, 1 Negro, 6 horses, and 6 cattle and an evaluation of 378-10-0 and he was taxed at 4-2-8.16 
Occupationcirca 1787 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; shown on tax lists as a weaver17 
Land18 October 1787 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbraith of Menallen Towhship, yeoman, and Margaret his wife to John doll the younger of York Town, scrivener for £10, the tract of 317 acres in Menallen Township of which John Bell died seized and which came into possession of the grantors 29 May 1787. On 23 Oct 1787, Rosanna Bell of Menallen, widow of John Bell, deceased to John Glabraith of the same township, yeoman for £240 releases her dower right in the tract of 317 acres.18 
Land19 November 1787 Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbraith, received 124 acres of land by patent in Butler Township which was later willed to John's son, William.19 
Occupation1789 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; listed as a civil officer - a collector20 
Tax List1795 Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbraith with land 300, value £346, tax £2.7.9, 1 Negroe, 4 horses, 6 horned cattle.21 
Cen-Head*1800 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Gilbrath" with:
Free White Males -
16 - 25: 1 (William)
26 - 44: 2 (John, Jr. and ?)
45 and over: 1 (John)
Free White Females:
0 - 9: 1 (?)
16 - 25: 5 (Margaret, Roseanna, ?)
26 - 44: 1 (Mary or Jane)
45 and over: 1 (Margaret)
Other Free Persons: 1
Neighbors are Schmeyser and Hendricks.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 180022 
Cen-Head*1810 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbreath" with:
Free White Males:
26 - 44: 1 (possibly William)
45 and over: 1 (John)
Free White Females:
16 - 25: 2 (possibly Margaret and Roseanna)
26 - 44: 3 (possibly Ann, Jane, ?)
Other Free Persons: 1
Slaves: 1

Living next door to his son, John. Other close neighbors are Schmysor, Hendricks, Rife, Gilliland.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 181023 
Will*5 December 1811 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; (I have a copy of the will)
In the name of God Amen. This fifth day of December in the year of our Lord 1811. I John Galbraith of Menallen Township Adams County and State of Pennsylvania, being at perfect mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God for the same. Do make _____ and publish this and no other to be my last Will and testament. And as touching such worldly substance wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give demise and dispence of the same, in the following form and manners. First I order that all my just debts and Funeral Expenses be paid by my Executors in a reasonable time after my decease.
Thereby give and bequeth, unto my daughter Mary Gilliland, Wife of William Gilliland Fifty Pounds Pennsylvania Currency at the expiration of one year after my decease and a suit of mourning. And if she should have living issue by the said husband then I allow the further sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds to be put to Interest, and the principal and interest to be paid to such issue, when of the usual age of maturity, if one only, and if more, to be equally divided between them. But in such case, that she has no living issue at her decease, then I allow the aforesaid One hundred and Fifty Pounds to be equally divided among my Children then living. These several sums to be paid out of their share bequeathed by me to my son John Galbraith hereinafter mentioned.
I give and bequesth unto my son John Galbraith, One Hundred acres of Land, that part included, whereon he now lives, together with all the improvements he now occupies and possesses on the same, to be taken off the south side of the place next to land of George Smyser, subject to such legacy as aforementined or maybe hereinafter mentioned, and I allow to him a suit of mourning at my decease.
I hereby give and bequeath to my two grand children, daughters of John Galbraith, Jane and Margaret, the sum of Twenty Five Pounds to each, to be paid to either of them, at the age of Twenty-One years, or when married which ever should first happen. This is to be paid by their father, out of the share already bequeath to him.
I hereby give and bequeth unto my four daughters now living with me namely Jane Bell Galbraith, Margaret Galbraith, Ann Galbraith and Rosanna Galbraith, One Hundred and six acres of my Land, part of that wherein I now live and possess, to be taken off that part next to and adjoining lands of Nich. ______ and William Flemming.
And I do hereby further allow, to my two daughters Ann and Rosanna, a good new woman's riding saddle and bridle to each of them, to be paid for out of the money rising from my personal property.
I further allow to my four daughters, as aforesaid, their choice of all my household and kitchen furniture, except as may be hereafter excepted.
I hereby give and bequeath unto my son William Galbraith, the remaining quantity of land when the aforesaid shares are divided off to my son John, and four daughters as aforementioned. I likewise allow to him my Desk a feather bed and the usual furniture for the same.
And I do hereby further allow to my four daughters aforesaid, the room I now occupy as my bedroom and fire place therein, as and for a place of residence for them, and each of them, during their natural lives, or until they may ______ of themselves, or be other's wife, more suited to their convenience, together with all necessary privileges, in going out or coming in as here before, and their maintenance and subsistence, and living as formerly and would water as in time past, with the privilege of the kitchen, Spring house and wash house, according to their several uses. Also a sufficient part of the Garden, or a piece of Ground fitting for the same, with a suitable fence around the same, and every other necessary for the same. My two sons, John and William bearing such as equal shares as to my daughters maintenance and support while remaining single and on the premises as already mentioned.
And I further allow my four daughters the privilege of keeping two horse creatures and two Cows for their sole use and to be kept in the same manner as in my life.
And I do further allow my black man named Tom to be wholely for the service of my four daughters above mentioned, to be employed such manner as they may deem best, and for all such work and device, as may by them deemed necessary to their purpose and convenience, and the use of the little house for him wherein he now sleeps as formerly, and to him to be supported as hertofore. And I allow him to be under care and control and direction of my son William for this and such other valuable purposes.
And Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons John Galbraith and William Galbraith sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, reposing an intire confidence in them, that they will well and trully execute all the several specifications herein mentioned to be done, according to the true intent and meaing of the same, to the best of their skill and capacity in understanding and doing the same as all aforementioned.
And I do hereby revoke and disannull, all other Wills and Legacies, and bequests that might be me, be hereto fore made, Declaring Ratifying and Confiming this and no other to be last Will and Testament only.
Witness my hand and seal this day and year first above written.
Signed: John Galbraith
Witness: William McGrew, Sr. William McGrew, Jr. and John McGrew.


24,25 
Land*1814 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, Sr. bequeathed in his will 100 acres of land to his son, John Jr. This land was later released in about 1850 by his brother, William, following John, Jr.'s death. The location of the land is described in the deed releasing the land: Beginning at a post and running by the land then of Phillip Shriver, North 31 degrees and a half, West 205 perches to a post, thence by the same, South 10 degrees and a half, East 35 perches to a Walnut, thence by the same, North 59 degrees and a half, East 12 perches to a post thence by the lands of the other heirs of said Will (John, Sr.) and through said tract and South 45 degrees, East 16 perches to a post thence by the same, South 31 degreees, West 60 perches to a post thence by South 36 degrees, East 53 perches and two tenths to a stone, hence by the land of John King, South 59 degrees and a half, West 40 perchest to the beginning.
Witnessed by Eliza Galbreath andW. McGrew.; Principal=John Galbreath26 
Death*April 1814 Pennsylvania, USA27 
Probate*21 April 1814 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; The inventory of John's estate (I have a copy of it) showed his estate, without land, to be worth about $1200. This included farm and household items and farm animals.28 
BurialApril 1814 Greater Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Greater Conewago Church and Cemetery Gives some church history - The present church was built in 1787 and replaced a log building which was the fifth Presbyterian Church in America. Little is known of the initial congregation but mention is made of it in the minutes of the Presbytery of Donegal in 1740. For the first nine years the Presbytery supplied a minister - the first from Falling Springs Church in Chambersburg - a Rev. Samuel Coven. The first resident minister was Rev. Samuel Thompson in 1749 - he remained until his death in 1787. In 1780 the Rev. Joseph Henderson became the minister, he resigned in 1795 and three years later the church united with the upper Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church to which the charge was given to Rev. David McConaughty. Most church and cemetery records are missing or incomplete. Article goes on to discuss those buried in the graveyard. "In the Galbraith plot is the grave of William Galbraith, a soldier in the War of 1812. The father of this soldier is buried in the same lot but the grave is not marked. John Galbraith, the father ..."4 

Family

Margaret Bell b. b 1755, d. bt 1800 - 1810
Marriage* Principal=Margaret Bell5 
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. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.fultoncountypa.com/towns.html. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 29. Her source "York County, Pennsylvania, in the American Revolution, asource Book Compiled by Henry James Young, 1935, Vol. 1."
  4. [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.
  5. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  6. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  7. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath. Original Source Deed 2E-138 to 142.
  8. [S125] York County, Pennsylvania Deed Books: Book 2A, p. 440. Hereinafter cited as York County Pennsylvania Deeds.
  9. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County [Pennsylvania], 1946) p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, Tax Lists, transcript in the Historical Society of York County.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County.
  10. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 111. Her source: York County Court House, Deed Book 2A, p. 440.
  11. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, General Quarter Sessions Dockets, 1775-6.
  12. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 121. Her source: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, VII, p. 57.
  13. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 30.
  14. [S113] B. F. Macpherson, Backgrounds of Adams Co., No. 124 (13 Jan. 1940).
  15. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 108. Her source: York County, PA, Tax Lists, transcript in the Historical Society of York County.
  16. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath.
  17. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  18. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 113. Her source: York County Court House, Deed Book 2E, p. 139-142.
  19. [S119] Adams County, Pennsylvania Deed Book: Book W, page 123, 20 March 1861., Adams County Clerk, n.p.. Hereinafter cited as Adams County PA Deed Book.
  20. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, General Quarter Sessions Dockets, 1789.
  21. [S147] York County Historical Trust Records, 1795 Tax Records.
  22. [S45] U.S. Census 1800, PA, Adams County, p. 487, Image #15 at www.ancestry.com.
  23. [S36] U.S. Census 1810, www.ancestry.com, PA, Adams County, Menallen Township, p. 97, Image #1 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1810.
  24. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XX (Sept. 1998), p. 11," Wills of John Galbraith and Mary Galbraith of Adams Co., PA" by Frances Williams.
  25. [S122] Will of John Galbreath. Written 05 Dec 1811. Copy of will found at the Adams County Historical Society.
  26. [S119] Adams County PA Deed Book: Book R, page 204, 1848-51..
  27. [S70] Lillian Vesta Brown-Johnson, My Findings, p. 30. John's will.
  28. [S122] Inventory of Estate of John Galbreath. Written 03 May 1814. Copy found at the Adams County Historical Society.
  29. [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.

John Galbreath1

#3795, (say 1785 - )
Last EditedApr 27, 2003
Father*Robert Galbreath1 b. b 1756, d. c 1831
Mother*Elizabeth Walton
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1785 1 
Witness*19 November 1816 Guilford County, North Carolina, USA; a bondsman for marriage bond for Martain Fifer and Betsey Star2 
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 Galbreath3 

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. [S110] Guilford County Genealogical Society, compiler, Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages 1771-1868 (Greensboro, NC: , 1981), p. 56. Hereinafter cited as Guilford Co. NC Marriages.
  3. [S94] Irene Webster, Guilford Co., NC Will Abstracts, p.113, Will of Robert Galbreath, Will Book B, File #0659.

John Galbreath1,2

#3803
Last EditedJan 18, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Marriage*22 December 1807 North Carolina, USA; Peggy Galbreath is mentioned as a daughter of Nathaniel Kerr in his will of 23 Oct 1821. Also listed are wife, Margaret, and other children, Samuel, William, Polly McLean, James, and Nathaniel.; Principal=Peggy Kerr1,2 

Citations

  1. [S94] Irene Webster, compiler, Guilford County, North Carolina Will Abstracts 1771-1841 (NC: self published, 1979), p.96.. Hereinafter cited as Guilford Co., NC Will Abstracts.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Jean Ann Ables-Flatt at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2181729&id=I112827166. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

John Galbreath1

#3903, (say 1735 - before 1805)
Last EditedMay 23, 2004
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*John Galbreath1 b. s 1710, d. bt 24 Sep 1769 - 3 Oct 1769
Mother*Catherine (?)1 d. a 1769
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1735  
Marriage* Principal=Mary Ann (?)1 
Tax List*1762 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, tax £1 per head, (paid only a head tax as he was probably living and tending family farms not deeded to him).2 
Land1769 York County, Pennsylvania, USA; When John's father died, he left him one-third of his land - and John was to have his part where he (the son) now lives and the improvements which he had made on them. 
Tax List1772 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Gilbreth, valuation £12, tax £0.2.03 
Military10 May 1777 Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, of Mountpleasant Township, fined £3.10.0 by warrant of 10 May 1777 for failure "to meet and exercise in order to learn the art military" as was required by Act of Assembly of 14 Feb 1777. Deleted. (I am making the assumption that this is the correct John they refer to.)4 
Military*circa 1778 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; along side his sons William and Andrew in the Revolutionary War. When the British captured Philadelphia in September of 1777, all able bodied men of western Pennsylvania were recruited for war service, and John, was called. John served at Philadelphia as a second Lieutenant. According to the family manuscript by Mrs. Byron Gilbreath, John was undoubtably at Valley Forge during the severe winter of 1777-8.5,6 
Land*1788 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; The transfer was to his sons John and Andrew and the land was between the forks of the Loyalhanna and White Oak Run. This is to the east of current day Stahlstown.7 
Cen-Head*1790 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Killbreath", with 3 males over 16, none under 16, and 2 females.; Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 17908 
Land1794 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; from William Parker7 
Will*8 February 1800 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; This is my transcription of the will:
In the name of God Amen I John Galbraith of Donegal Township and Westmoreland county and State of Pennsylvania Seriously Considering the uncertainty of human life and more particularly of my own do while in a sound state of health and mind make this my last will and testament and as my intention always was and still is so to dispose of all my wordly affairs not as humour may or might prompt me to but as equity and Justice may direct I most humbly recommend my soul to the mercy of that Eternel Supreme Intelligent Being who give it to me most Earnestly at the same time _____ his Justice and Mercies to me in this terestrial wold always confiding in the Crucified Saviour Jesus Christ Imprimus I give and bequeath of worldley effects which it hath pleased God to bless me with after all my Just Debts and Funeral expences being paid I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Maryann Galbraith wither the one third of the yearly profits that my real estate might amount to according to just estimation or judgement of judicious men to be mutually chosen between my sons and wife or between my sons guardian or guardians ____ and respectively her wearing apparel a cow her bed and bedclothes the above to be paid in what may be raised on said place wither Cattle Grain Linnen Beef or pork to be paid quarterly or cash in lieu thereof if my heirs or executors think proper but not otherwise and the price of any produce she receives is to be rated or valued by the Judicious honest men to be chosen as aforesaid with Liberty to have a cabin and garden and one acre of ground well fenced so as to keep out creatures from destroying the produce there of and said cabin and gardens to be situated as convenient to any of the springs on said place will permit together with a sufficient quantity of firewood as her own Expences all the above she is to enjoy peaceably during her natural life.
Then I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter, Marey Campbel the sum of seven shillings and sixpence. I give and bequeath to my oldest son William Galbraith the sum of sevevn Shillings and sixpence. Then I give and bequeath to my second son Andrew the sum and of seven shillings and sixpence. Then I five and bequeath to my second Daughter Ann McCann the sum of seven shillings and sixpence. I give to my third daughter Hannah Campbell the sum of seven shillings and sixpence. Then I give to my fourth daughter Maryann Willson the sum of seven shillings and sixpence. Then I give and bequeath to my fifth daughter Elizabeth Campbell a saddle or bridle or five pounds in lieu there of. I then give and bequeath to my son John Galbratih the sum of ten pounds allowing one year for the payment after my decease. Lastly I give and bequeath to my son James Galbraith all my plantation in Donegall Township Westmorland County with all my personal property that belong to said estate and I do hereby appoint Robert Campbell and James Galbraith to be sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking by me all former wills made in wittness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred.
Witness - William Scott and Samuel Hunter
Note: Executors were probably his son-in-law and son.9 
Death*before 1805 John's wife remarried in 1805, so he had died earlier.; Witness=Mary Ann (?)1 
Probate*13 April 1809 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA10 

Family

Mary Ann (?)
Marriage* Principal=Mary Ann (?)1 
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. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County [Pennsylvania], 1946) p. 107.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County.
  3. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 107. Her source: York County, PA, Tax Lists, transcript in the Historical Society of York County.
  4. [S137] Edith Beard Cannon, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Sociey of York County, p. 121. Her source: Class Lists, MSS., (at The Historical Society of York County.) Young, H.J. York County, PA in the Revolution: a Source Book, Black Series, p. 217.
  5. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  6. [S120] Family History Manuscript, Mrs. C. Byron Gilbreath, 1978, copy at Balkcom Household.
  7. [S145] Jean Harriger, "Jean Harriger Research Papers", Clan Galbraith CD No. 9 : File - John Galbraith of Donegal Township, Westmoreland County,PA.. Hereinafter cited as "Jean Harriger."
  8. [S60] Census, U.S. of 1790, Westmoreland County, PA, p. 95. Image #2 at www. ancestry.com.
  9. [S121] John Galbreath will (8 Feb. 1800), Will Books Westmoreland County Pennsylvania, Book 1, p. 238, Westmoreland County, PA Court House, Greenburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Hereinafter cited as Westmoreland Co PA Will Books.
  10. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) county Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath. Original source Westmoreland Will book 1-238.
  11. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.
  12. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, No.1 (Sept. 2002), p. 18. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) county Pennsylvania" by William Gilbreath.

John Galbreath1

#3919, (between 1755 and 1774 - )
Last EditedFeb 3, 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*between 1755 and 1774 2 
Marriage* Principal=Isabella Campbell3 
Cen-Head*1800 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbraith" with 3 males under 9, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 26-44. I am making the assumption that this is the correct "John", son of John who appears to have died in 1800 as he is missing from the census and wrote his will in Feb.; Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18002 
Cen-Head*1820 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbreath" with 2 males 18-25, 2 males 26-44, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female over 45. Living next to Robert Galbraith, who, based on the age spread, is probably his son.; Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18204 
Cen-Head*1830 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbrath" with 1 male 10-14, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 50-59.; Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18305 

Family

Isabella Campbell b. 1772
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. [S60] Census, U.S. of 1790, Westmoreland County, PA, Donegal Township, p. 1041.
  3. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 100.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  4. [S47] U.S. Census 1820, unknown url, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 88.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1820.
  5. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 287.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.
  6. [S45] U.S. Census 1800, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 1041.

John Galbreath1

#3941, (1768 - 29 July 1843)
Last EditedAug 23, 2003
Father*John Galbreath b. b 1740, d. Apr 1814
Mother*Margaret Bell b. b 1755, d. bt 1800 - 1810
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1768 Pennsylvania, USA; Birthdate based on age on gravestone.2 
Marriage* Principal=Sarah McKnight3 
Cen-Head*1810 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbreath" with:
Free White Males:
     26 - 44: 1 (John)
Free White Females:
      0 -9: 2 (Jane, Margaret)
     26 - 44: 1 (Sarah)
Living next door to his father, John. Close neighbors are Schmysor, Hendricks, Rife, Gilliand.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 18104 
Military*1812 5 
Land*1814 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; John Galbreath, Sr. bequeathed in his will 100 acres of land to his son, John Jr. This land was later released in about 1850 by his brother, William, following John, Jr.'s death. The location of the land is described in the deed releasing the land: Beginning at a post and running by the land then of Phillip Shriver, North 31 degrees and a half, West 205 perches to a post, thence by the same, South 10 degrees and a half, East 35 perches to a Walnut, thence by the same, North 59 degrees and a half, East 12 perches to a post thence by the lands of the other heirs of said Will (John, Sr.) and through said tract and South 45 degrees, East 16 perches to a post thence by the same, South 31 degreees, West 60 perches to a post thence by South 36 degrees, East 53 perches and two tenths to a stone, hence by the land of John King, South 59 degrees and a half, West 40 perchest to the beginning.
Witnessed by Eliza Galbreath andW. McGrew.; Principal=John Galbreath6 
Cen-Head*1820 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbreath" with:
     Free White Males: 10 - 15: 1 (?)
      45 and over: 1 (John)
     Free White Females: 10 - 15: 2 (Jane, Margaret)
      45 and over: 1 (Sarah)
Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Living next to siblings William and Jane and neighbor is Hendricks.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 18207 
Cen-Head*1830 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbreath" with:
Free White Males:
     50 - 59: 1 (John)
Free White Females:
     15 - 19: 2 (Jane, Margaret)
     50 - 59: 1 (Sarah)
Living next to brother, William. Neighbors are Daniel Rife, Samuel Hendricks, and Detrick.; Principal=PA Adams Co Census 18308 
Cen-Head*1840 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Listed as "John Galbreath" with
Males 70-79: 1
Females 20-29: 2
70-79: 1
Living beside brother, William.; Principal=PA Adams Co. Census 1840, Resident=Sarah McKnight, Resident=Jane Galbreath, Resident=Margaret Galbreath9 
Death*29 July 1843 Pennsylvania, USA; Date on gravestone.2 
Burial*July 1843 Greater Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Gravestone states:
In Memory of John Galbreath
who departed this life
July 29th 1843
Aged 75 yrs, 8 (?)m, ? days 
Estate21 August 1843 Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; In this document (which I have a copy of), Sarah Galbreath, widow of John, renounces her right to Letters of Administration on the estate of her husband and gives that right to her neighbor, Henry Worts. Farm implements and cattle sold from the estate brought $132. 13.10 

Family

Sarah McKnight b. 11 Sep 1769, d. 22 Sep 1851
Marriage* Principal=Sarah McKnight3 
Children

Citations

  1. [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."
  2. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 16. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath.
  3. [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.
  4. [S36] U.S. Census 1810, www.ancestry.com, PA, Adams County, Menallen Township, p. 97, Image #1 at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1810.
  5. [S113] B. F. Macpherson, Backgrounds of Adams County (Gettysburg, PA: Gettysburg Newspaper, 1938), No. 101, Aug. 5, 1939. Hereinafter cited as Backgrounds of Adams Co.
  6. [S119] Adams County, Pennsylvania Deed Book: Book R, page 204, 1848-51.., Adams County Clerk, n.p.. Hereinafter cited as Adams County PA Deed Book.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [S13] U.S. Census 1840, PA, Adams County, Menallen Township, p. 158, Image #11 at www.ancestry.com.
  10. [S122] Inventory of Estate of John Galbraith. Papers filed 21 August 1843, Gettysburg, Pa.

John Galbreath1

#4052, (circa 1758 - 1818)
Last EditedMay 10, 2004
Father*James Galbreath b. c 1738, d. Dec 1802
Mother*Martha McClellan b. c 1739
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*circa 1758 Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; This is now Franklin County.2 
Military*circa 1776 private in the PA militia during the American Revolution. Enlisted July 1, 1776, in Col. Frederick Watts' regiment of the famous "Flying Camp", composed of 10,000 men called into service from PA, MD, and DE. He was captured by the British at the battle of Long Island in August , 1776 and imprisoned for 4 months in New York, "undergoing extreme hardships and suffering." After his release he returned to PA and was a soldier in the Bedford Co. militia during the war. John became a captain in the militia.

3,2 
Marriage*31 August 1785 West Conococheague Presbyterian Church, Mercersburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Performed by Rev. John King. (Now Franklin County.; Principal=Anne White1,4 
Occupation*1792 Huntington County, Pennsylvania, USA; sheriff2 
Death*1818 Moses Thompson Farm, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA2 

Family

Anne White
Children

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/franklin/church/marr0001.txt West Conococheague Presbyterian Marriage Records, 1769-1812: Mercersburg, Franklin Co, PA

    . Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, by Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9222
    His source DAR Application #129286.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S132] Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution, Patriots Index Members and Ancestors 1893-1993 (PA: Passar, 1995), p. 596. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Patriots Index.
  4. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association, from "John of Ireland" database submitted by B. J. Galbreath, updated 2002.. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.
  5. [S25] Ancestry.com, by Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9222
    His source: Jean Harriger's "Galbraiths of PA Origin."
  6. [S25] Ancestry.com, by Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9222.
  7. [S135] Floyd Hoentstine, compiler, 1955 Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Pennsylvania: PA Society SAR, 1956), p. 399. Hereinafter cited as 1955 Pennsylvania SAR Year Book.

John Galbreath1

#4153
Last EditedJul 20, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 

Citations

  1. [S114] Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 29 September 1824.. Hereinafter cited as Gettysburg Compiler.

John Galbreath1,2

#4158, ( - 1906)
Last EditedAug 7, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Death*1906 Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA1,3 

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S114] Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 14 March 1906.. Hereinafter cited as Gettysburg Compiler.
  2. [S118] Orphan's Court Record for Adams County, Pennsylvania, . Hereinafter cited as Orphan's Court for Adams County PA.
  3. [S118] Orphan's Court for Adams County PA 8 March 1906.

John Galbreath1

#4168, (28 March 1799 - 8 September 1874)
Last EditedAug 6, 2003
Relationship2nd cousin 4 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Galbreath1 b. Oct 1757, d. 3 May 1839
Mother*Phebe Foreman1 b. 1771, d. 12 Mar 1852
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*28 March 1799 Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Marriage* Scott County, Indiana, USA; Principal=Polly Ann Keath1,2 
Death*8 September 1874 Coles County, Illinois, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S120] Family History Manuscript, Mrs. C. Byron Gilbreath, 1978, copy at Balkcom Household.
  2. [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."

John Galbreath1,2

#4181
Last EditedMay 5, 2004
Relationship2nd cousin 4 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*William Galbreath1 b. Oct 1757, d. 3 May 1839
Mother*Phebe Foreman1 b. 1771, d. 12 Mar 1852
Death* Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA; Died young.1 
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth* Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA; Died young.1 

Citations

  1. [S120] Family History Manuscript, Mrs. C. Byron Gilbreath, 1978, copy at Balkcom Household.
  2. [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."

John Galbreath1

#4209, (29 March 1785 - 22 September 1855)
Last EditedNov 22, 2003
Father*Robert Galbreath1 b. c 1742, d. 1793
Mother*Mary Dill1 b. 25 May 1747, d. b 17 Dec 1825
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*29 March 1785 Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Marriage*23 May 1811 Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA; Principal=Elizabeth Aikman1 
Death*22 September 1855 Arcanum, Darke County, Ohio, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.

John Galbreath1

#4229
Last EditedDec 31, 2005
Father*Alexander Galbreath1
Name Variation Galbraith 

Citations

  1. [S122] Estate Files, York County, Pa., 09 Aug 1821.

John Galbreath1

#4280, (1736 - December 1757)
Last EditedJan 21, 2004
Father*Robert Galbreath1 b. c 1717, d. Mar 1746
Mother*Rebecca Work1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1736 Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Death*December 1757 Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Estate28 December 1757 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA; From John of Ireland database: Study of an Estate Inventory for John Galbreath: On the Cover: 'The Inventry of Jxx Galbreath Decd 1758'. And, inside: 'A True Inventry of Goods & Chattels Rights and Credits of Jxx Galbreath Late of Dunigale Deceasd Takin by Jxx Byers Admr Decbr 28th 1757'      A Bond Due by Jxx Bayly & Jxx Anderson           84      Cash Coming from his Grandfathers Estate 30 Cash from the Revd Joseph Tate                     1 115 (in Pounds) My first problem was the script. Although clearly written many of the letters were poorly formed. The 'T' of Tate and 'Takin' were clearly made as an 'E' and only from the context and finding references to Rev.Tate, I knew them to be a 'T'. The 'a' in 'Chattles' and some otherwords looked to be a 'u' or an 'n'. Thus I was confronted in five placeswith a three letter name beginning with 'J' followed with either 'a' or'n' and ending with a vertical squiggle. Is it 'Jas' or 'Jno'? I would say that the Anderson first name is James, 'Jas' as the second letter is partly closed and I was able to identify a likely James Anderson in other records. Then, since the remaining four cases were all similar to each other they might well be Jno, John. As it appeared this document was, as the first, for a John Galbreath and filed by Mrs. Booth alongside the first estate document and the reported death dates were only days apart I suspected that the two individuals were the same. However, I worried about two points. The first John wa s'Late of Midleton' and the other 'Late of Dunigale'. I even excused this, thinking that the poor spelling of Donegal was due to limited knowledge of a Clerk in Cumberland and the 'Late' meant John had recently moved from there. However, there was no way to rectify the fact with the second document the inventory had been conducted by Jxx (likely John Byers who was acting as Administrator. This is a Court appointed individual, usually of the family, who acts when there is no will with an acceptable executor. We know that the first John had made a will that was probated and thus there were two John Galbreaths, dying at the nearly the same time. Turning then to the Internet, especially Google search, I first tried to identify the other parties coupling them with Donegal and sometimes Galbraith or Galbreath. The Rev. Joseph Tate (pre 1728-1774) is prominent among early American Presbyterians and in his early years,beginning in late 1748 was the pastor at Donegal. He was ordained and married Margaret Boyd, both events on 23 November 1748. James Anderson(son of James from Scotland, the predecessor to Rev. Tate) was born May14, 1721 in New York City, New York; died June 1, 1790 in Donegal in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Anderson married (1) Ruth Bayley and (2)Margaret Tate. Margaret Tate was the widow of Rev. Tate. Brothers John and James Bayly both lived in Donegal. The Galbraiths had several connections with that family. Margaret, daughter to John Galbraith (born1690) married John Bayley. Ann, daughter to Bertram (son of James Galbraith) married Thomas, the son of James Bayly of Donegal. When I searched John Byers/Donegal/GalbraithORGalbreath I got several hits, one on own material, and the identity of this John Galbreath was immediately apparent. Robert Galbraith at age three had come to America with his father John and grandfather James in 1718. Robert married Rebecca Work and they had a John (1739) and a Rebecca (1742) . Robert died in 1746, directing mother Rebecca as guardian, with the proviso for grandfather John Galbraith to assume responsibility after four years. Grandfather John died in Donegal in 1753 leaving bequests to daughter (in-law) Rebecca,and grandchildren John and Rebecca. Widow Rebecca subsequently married Captain John Byers of Donegal. Orbison strays at this point and builds a considerable biography for our John Galbreath ending with his death in1824. Jean Harriger proved that this was a different John and said 'no records have been found to show just what did happen to this John Galbraith, son of Robert and Rebecca Work'. However, Lela Booth had found the record. Thus we have that John Galbreath (1736-1757) was related to three people in the inventory document: John Byers, his step-father, John Bayly, his uncle (spouse to Margaret) and his grandfather John Galbreath who raised him for several years and left him property rights. ENDNOTES: Deciphering the script is a normal problem with early documents because of poor handwriting, lack of punctuation, archaic or misspelling and document damage. With this document the script is beautiful and the paper was in good shape, however, the numeral '8' isvery oddly made and the cover year seems to be 17507, as the '8' is rather like as a Greek Theta on its side. Note that alternative spellings were used for 'Chattels' and 'Middleton' Township. I have attempted to correctly quote the material as written in the documents,without resorting to sic. It is obviously important that the researcher provide the location of the document. Material from the Orbison manuscript with amendments and corrections byJean Harriger. Typed by Barbara Patterson in the Collection of Galbraith Families of Donegal, Lancaster County. I have made his birth year earlier since there was no mention of John as a minor in the Estate Inventory and this birth would make him 14, a transition age for minor rights, when his grandfather took charge in 1750. I would disregard Egle's conjecture that this John Galbreath married Mary McCormick.1 

Citations

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

John Galbreath1

#4296
Last EditedDec 5, 2003
Father*Thomas Galbreath1 b. c 1742, d. 1785
Mother*Elizabeth (?)1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Will4 October 1798 East Pennsborough Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Mentions Dau. Dorcas Buchanan.
Grandson John Galbreath, son of late son Thomas Galbreath, Dec'd.
Dau. Elizabeth Torrance.
Exs: Moses Gilmore and Robt. Whitehill.
Exs: Nancy Pollock, Andw. Galbreath, Mary Galbreath.
; Principal=Elizabeth Bertram2 

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. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association,, Listing of Wills by Simon Parker in the Members Only Area. Cumberland County, PA Will Book F. 135-136 East Pennsborough.

John Galbreath1

#4340, (23 August 1785 - 1824)
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*23 August 1785 East Pennsborogh Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA1,2 
Marriage*1807 Principal=Sarah Davenport3 
Death*1824 3 

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.
  3. [S142] Lela Booth, "Descendency Chart of James Galbraith and Rebecca Chambers", 1980 (Toronto, Canada). Unknown comments. Hereinafter cited as "Lela Booth's Family Chart."

John Galbreath1

#4355, ( - before 1795)
Last EditedMay 9, 2004
Father*Joseph Galbreath1 b. c 1736, d. c 1795
Mother*Unknown (?)1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Death*before 1795 2 

Family

Child

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. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: "Notes on Colonia Joseph Galbraiths" , Vol. XXIV, No. 3, March, 2003, p. 79.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."

John Galbreath1

#4372, (circa 1748 - 1818)
Last EditedMay 10, 2004
Father*James Galbreath1 b. 1715, d. 1770
Mother*Rhoda (?)1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*circa 1748 Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Death*1818 Butler 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.

John Galbreath1

#3756, (circa 1712 - )
Last EditedMay 23, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*circa 1712 1 
Marriage*4 July 1742 First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Principal=Jenette McCullough2 
Will*18 March 1766 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; Will drawn on this date and recorded 12 April 1766. Mentions wife "Jean" in the will, but listed as "Jane" in the estate papers and brothers, James and Robert, sisters "Lettice", Sarah, Nancy, and Elizabeth, and Margaret dec'd (items go to her children) and niece, Hannah Lord.. States he is a merchant in the city of Philadelphia. It states that the plantation in Chester County and the one near the City Of Philadelphia be sold. Executors are: Jean Galbreath, Hugh McCulley, merchant in the City and Rev. Dr. Francis Allison. Witn: John Jackson, Hannah Allison, William McCay (nephew, son of Wm. McCay, Sr.) John had an extensive inventory valued at 3360 pounds. The proceedings continue until 1785 when Hugh MCColough, surviving executor, made the final submittal.3 
Probate*12 April 1766 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA 

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. [S112] Clan Galbraith Association, The Red Tower Journal: Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath. Original source Philadelphia Will Book N #260.. Hereinafter cited as "The Red Tower Journal."
  3. [S112] "The Red Tower Journal", Vol. XXIV, Sept. 2002, p. 5. "Early Galbreaths of Adams (York) County Pennsylvania", by Willliam Galbreath. Original source Philadelphia Will Book N #260. Also Volume XXIV (Dec., 2002), p. 35.

John Galbreath1

#4407, (say 1780 - )
Last EditedDec 26, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1780 1 
Land*1807 Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA; John is listed as a landowner bu is not taxed in the 1807 taxables. 
Cen-Head*1820 Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA; as "John Galbraith" with -
Males: 0 -9: 1
10 - 15: 1
16 - 18: 1
18 - 25: 1
26 - 44: 1
Females: 0 -9: 3
26 - 44: 1; Resident=PA Armstrong Co. Census 18202 
Cen-Head1830 Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbraith" with:
Males - 5 - 10: 2
40 - 50: 1
Females: 5 - 10: 1
10 - 15: 1
15 - 20: 1
40 - 50: 1; Resident=PA Armstrong Co Census 18303 

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S127] Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Her People, Past and Present
    (Transcription at http://www.pa-roots.com/~armstrong/ )
    (Chicago, Ilinois: J. H. Beers and Co., 1914). Hereinafter cited as Armstrong County Pennsylvania People.
  2. [S47] U.S. Census 1820, unknown url, PA., Armstrong Co., Buffalo township, p.293. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1820.
  3. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, PA., Armstrong Co., Buffalo Township, p. 258. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.
  4. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, PA., Armstrong Co., Buffalo Township, p. 265.

John Galbreath1

#4409, (say 1800 - )
Last EditedDec 26, 2003
Father*John Galbreath1 b. s 1780
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*say 1800 1 
Cen-Head*1830 Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Galbraith" with -
Males 5 - 10: 1
10 - 15: 1
30 - 40: 1
Females: 10 - 15: 2
15 - 20: 1
30 - 40: 1; Resident=PA Armstrong Co Census 18301 

Citations

  1. [S27] U.S. Census 1830, www.ancestry.com, PA., Armstrong Co., Buffalo Township, p. 265. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1830.

John Galbreath1

#4410
Last EditedDec 28, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Occupation*1828 Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA; the treasurer for the borough1 

Citations

  1. [S129] Robert Walker Smith, History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, Illinois: Waterman, Watkins and Co., 1883), Ch. 1. Hereinafter cited as History of Armstrong Co. PA.

John Galbreath1

#4411
Last EditedDec 28, 2003
Name Variation Galbraith 
Occupation*1811 Freeport Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA; assistant tax assessor1 

Citations

  1. [S129] Robert Walker Smith, History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, Illinois: Waterman, Watkins and Co., 1883), Ch. 19. Hereinafter cited as History of Armstrong Co. PA.

John Galbreath1

#4418, (1794 - 15 June 1860)
Last EditedJan 4, 2004
Father*John Galbreath1 b. c 1758, d. 1818
Mother*Anne White1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1794 Huntington County, Pennsylvania, USA1 
Occupation* a pioneer newspaperman of Butler Co., PA. He established both The Butler Palladium and Republican Star. He also taught school and studied law under Gen. William Ayres (his wife's uncle) and admitted to law in Butler in 1818. He was elected to the Legislature in 1828. In 1832 & 1834 he was elected to Congress. In 1837 they moved to Erie where became president judge and was prominently associated with the formation of several railroads.2 
Marriage*May 1822 Principal=Amy Ayres1,2 
Death*15 June 1860 Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA1 

Family

Amy Ayres
Child

Citations

  1. [S135] Floyd Hoentstine, compiler, 1955 Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Pennsylvania: PA Society SAR, 1956), p. 399. Hereinafter cited as 1955 Pennsylvania SAR Year Book.
  2. [S25] Ancestry.com, Tom Robertshaw at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2214606&id=I9176. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

John Galbreath1

#4426
Last EditedJan 10, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Marriage*20 June 1743 Hanover, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA; John is listed as "Callbreath"; Principal=Martha Henderson1 

Citations

  1. [S136] Henry James Young, compiler, York Springs Lutheran Charge Registers, Adams County, Pennsylvania 1840-67 1939), from records of John Casper Stoever. Hereinafter cited as York Springs Lutheran Charge Registers, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

John Galbreath1

#4443, (between 1804 and 1805 - 3 June 1845)
Last EditedJan 17, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Marriage* Principal=Leah (?)1 
Birth*between 1804 and 1805 1 
(Witness) Burial1838 Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Gravestone states 34y, wife of John.; Principal=Leah (?)1 
(Witness) Death1841 Pennsylvania, USA; Principal=Julian Galbreath1 
Burial*1845 Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; Gravestone states he is 40 years old. 
Death*3 June 1845 Pennsylvania, USA1 

Family

Leah (?) b. 1804, d. 1838
Marriage* Principal=Leah (?)1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Web site for the Big Spring Presbyterian Church at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/nevbigs0001.txt
    . Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

John Galbreath1

#4459, ( - 20 January 1758)
Last EditedMay 31, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Will*28 December 1757 Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John of Middleton Twp" , signed with his mark. Legatees were son Robert, daughter Jannet, and daughter Sarah. Stated son Robert was to be put to learn trade of gunsmith with Henry Willis or some other person. Executor was his brother James Galbreath. Wit: John Stewart, John Kinkead, Joseph Davis. A. 39.


2 
Death*20 January 1758 Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; His notes say 1757 but it would have to be 1758 based on date of will.1,3 
Probate*24 January 1758 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA2 

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S143] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Wills ), Book A,39. Hereinafter cited as Cumberland County PA Wills.
  2. [S46] Rootsweb,, Abstracts of PA Wills, Cumberland County, PA Will Book A60.. Hereinafter cited as Rootsweb.
  3. [S96] Clan Galbraith Association, from "John of Ireland" database submitted by B. J. Galbreath, updated 2002.. Hereinafter cited as Clan Galbraith Association.

John Galbreath1

#4476
Last EditedJan 28, 2004
Father*Samuel Galbreath1 b. c 1746, d. c 1814
Mother*Elizabeth (?)1
Name Variation Galbraith 

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.

John Galbreath1

#4480, ( - 1787)
Last EditedJan 28, 2004
Father*Robert Galbreath1 b. c 1752, d. 1787
Mother*Hannah Wilson1
Name Variation Galbraith 
Inherited*1787 Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA; From his father...I bequeath unto my four youngest children John, William, Elizabeth & Nancy Galbreath they are to ___ share and share alike of the two part of the land I now live upon only I allow the two boys to have fifteen pounds apiece more than the two girls and likewise I allow my son William Galbreath to be bound to Samuel Hanna until he is eighteen years of age. 

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.