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 Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.
  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 Transcribed and Compiled Records On Line.

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.

John Galbreath1

#4521, (between 1811 and 1820 - )
Last EditedFeb 1, 2004
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*between 1811 and 1820 1 
Cen-Head*1840 Lingonier Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Gilbreath" with 2 males 20-29, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 60-69.; Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 1840 

Citations

  1. [S13] U.S. Census 1840, PA, Westmoreland Co., Ligonier Township, p. 198.

John Galbreath1

#4527, (1800 - )
Last EditedFeb 3, 2004
Relationship2nd cousin 4 times removed of Zela Naomi Franks
ChartsDescendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*John Galbreath1 b. bt 1755 - 1774
Mother*Isabella Campbell1 b. 1772
Name Variation Galbraith 
Birth*1800 1,2 
Marriage* Principal=Nancy (?)2 
Cen-Head*1840 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Gilbreath" with 1 male 5-9, and 1 male 40-49, 2 females 0-4, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 20-29. Living beside Robert Gilbreth who I assume is his brother. Also close to the Lloyd family who I suspect is the family of his sister Isabel (based on 1850 census).3 
Cen-Head*3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Gilbreath" in House 506, beside the Lloyd family and Isabella Gilbreath, who I believe are his sister and mother. John is a 50 yr. old white male farmer, born in PA. His farm is worth $800. Living with him are his wife and 6 children (assumed relationships).; Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 1850, Resident=Nancy (?), Resident=John Galbreath, Resident=Rebecka Galbreath, Resident=Margaret Galbreath, Resident=Nancy Galbreath, Resident=William Galbreath, Resident=Hannah Galbreath2 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Nancy Gilbreath", 38 yr. old white female, born in PA, living in House 906, with her husband and six children (assumed relationships).; Principal=Nancy (?), Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18502 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Gilbreath", 18 yr. old white male, born in PA, attended school. Living with his parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=John Galbreath, Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18502 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "John Gilbreath", 18 yr. old white male, born in PA, attended school. Living with his parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=Rebecka Galbreath, Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18502 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Margaret Gilbreath", 10 yr. old white female, born in PA, attended school. Living with her parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=Margaret Galbreath, Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18502 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Nancy Gilbreath", 5 yr. old white female, born in PA. Living with her parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=Nancy Galbreath, Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18502 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "William Gilbreath", 1 yr. old white male, born in PA. Living with his parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=William Galbreath, Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 1850 
Cen-Enum3 September 1850 Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA; "Hannah Gilbreath", 3 yr. old white female, born in PA. Living with her parents and 5 siblings (assumed relationships).; Principal=Hannah Galbreath, Principal=PA Westmoreland Co Census 18502 

Family

Nancy (?) b. 1812
Marriage* Principal=Nancy (?)2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S45] U.S. Census 1800, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 1041.
  2. [S12] U.S. Census 1850, www.ancestry.com, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 100.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Census 1850.
  3. [S13] U.S. Census 1840, PA, Westmoreland Co., Donegal Township, p. 209.