James Galbraith


JAMES GALBRAITH, a well-known resident of Island Creek township, was born in Richland county, Ohio, July 19, 1819, the son of Samuel and Isabella (Galbraith) Galbraith. His parents were born and married in Ireland, and shortly after their union they came to America, in 1814 and first settled in Richland county where they lived two years. They then removed to Washington county, Penn., and thence in 1835 removed to Harrison county, Ohio, where the father died in 1875. His widow survived until March 31, 1884. TO them ten children were born, seven of whom are now living. James Galbraith received the schooling which was available in the days of his youth and then began farming. This is still his occupation and he has succeeded in doing well, and gaining a comfortable home and the esteem and respect of all who know him. In 1875 he came to Island Creek township and settled upon the farm he now occupies. On June 17, 1845, Mr. Galbraith was married to Elizabeth McBride who died November 6, 1848 leaving one child, Mary. On December 8, 1853 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of James Kerr of Washington county, Penn., and they have eight children: James K., Isabella J., Margaret C., Rebecca E., Samuel R., Lizzie E., William G. and John R. Samuel died in April 1875 aged twelve years. Mrs. Galbraith is a member of the United Presbyterian church of which he is a regular attendant and supporter. In politics, he is a republican.

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