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John Galbraith

John Galbraith, son of Arthur Galbraith and his wife Mary Sharpe, born 12 June 1769, died 13 August 1833 at LaGrange, MO. Married Martha Larkins on 14 April 1790. She was born 8 March 1772 and died 9 July 1826 in Hawkins County, TN. The place of birth of John Galbraith is uncertain, but it probably is Lancaster County, PA, where his father was married 15 January 1768. However it could possibly be Augusta County, VA in the portion that became Botetout County in 1769, as Arthur was living in Botetourt County by the 13th of March 1771.

CHILDREN:
1. Priscilla Galbraith , born 14 August 1791, married Robert Wright 2 August 1813.
2.Elizabeth Galbraith , born 4 January 1794, died 11 August 1816
3. Andrew Larkins Galbraith born 25 January 1796, married Orlena McCraw 24 May 1827.
4. Matilda Galbraith, born 20 May 1798, married William Hagood 18 May 1826, was living in Lewis County MO, in 1841 [09.GAL]
5. Sarah Galbraith, born 7 December 1800, died in 1876 in Hawkins County, TN married James Watterson, 21 August 1823. He was born 7 January 1799, the son of Edward Watterson and Margaret Cooper.
6. Charlotte Galbraith, born 22 September 1803, died August 1823
7. Malinda Galbraith 1 born 7 September 1803, died 19 February 1873, married John Sprowl 11 June 1829
8. Lavina Galbraith, born 31 August 1808, died 27 August 1829
9. John Sharp Galbraith, born 6 October 1810, married 1st: Harriet Long 5 April 1832 and 2nd Elizabeth D. Fore, was living in Clark County, MO in 1840.
10. Julia A. 2 born 4 July 1813, married George Maxwell Lyons 27 July 1842 in Hawkins County, TN, she died 17 July 1863. George was born 28 February 1808, died 3 July 1867.


11. Arthur W. Galbraith 4, born 18 September 1816, died 16 May 1837

1Malinda and her husband John Sprowl are buried in the New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Stony Point, TN. Their tombstones read: John Sprowl October 26, 1793 - September 10, 1880. "Let me rest, let me rest in Jesus" Malinda wife of John Sprowl, September 7, 1803 - February 19, 1873. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints"
2Julia Ann and her husband are also buried in the New Providence Cemetery. Their tombstones read: In Memory of Julia A. Lyons, consort of G. M. Lyons, July 4 1813 - July 17, 1863, George M. Lyons, February 28, 1808 - July 3, 1867.
3These two children are shown in the Census of 1850, and their birth dates are calculated on the age shown in the census
4Arthur W. Galbraith died lacking 4 months of reaching age 21. When he died he left a will. This will was successfully challenged by Robert Wright et al. Andrew the principal legatee under the will appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court. In a trial held at Knoxville in July 1840 the decision of the lower court was upheld. In a deed registered on 9 December 1840 Robert Wright and the other parties to the lawsuit sold their portion of this land to James Watterson who had married Sarah Galbraith one of the Galbraith children.


This info was submitted by: William Watkins .