Galbreath McMullen

 


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Galbreath McMullen is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sandy Lake Township, Mercer County

GALBREATH MCMULLEN (deceased). —Probably one of the oldest, if not the oldest man that ever lived in Mercer County was Galbreath McMullen, of Mill Creek Township, who died at the home of his son, A. J. McMullen, about mid way between Sandy Lake and New Lebanon, on the 24th of September, 1884, aged one hundred and four years, five months and sixteen days. He was born at Winchester, Va., on the 8th of April, 1779, the son of Galbreath and Margaret (Lukens) McMullen. His ancestry was of Scotch descent. He was twice married, the first time to Rebecca Angell in 1809. By her he had these children: John A., Margaret, Ellen, Elizabeth, James, Sarah, Hannah, Galbreath and infant unnamed. The second, in 1824, to Mary Park; by her he had Samuel, Archie, Joseph, William, Andrew J. and two girls who died before they received names. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 from what is now Lawrence (then Beaver) County. For more than seventy years he was a resident of Pennsylvania. In early days he hunted on the site of the present city of New Castle. He was always a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Thomas Jefferson, at his first election in 1800. He never used tobacco in his life, and never used spectacles. He could read ordinary print with ease up to a point within a few weeks of his death. His descendants are numerous in Mercer County. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1088 

 

                                                         

                      

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