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Transcribed biography of Joseph Galbreath

JOSEPH GALBREATH was born in Butler County, Ohio, May 12, 1812, and is one of the ten children (two living) of John and Elizabeth (Aikman) Galbreath, who were natives of Pennsylvania. Joseph's grandfather was a Scotchman, and came to this country during the last century. Joseph's father served as a non-commissioned officer in the war of 1812, and his nephew was killed during the war with Mexico, at the battle of Monterey. Our subject was reared a farmer. In 1833, he married Eliza Bricker, a native of Virginia, by whom he had ten children - John C., Martin V., Samuel, La Fayette and Bryon, living; and Charlotte, Nancy, Elizabeth J., Benjamin F. and William, deceased. Benjamin, while in the west, was accidentally killed by a self-inflected gunshot wound, after serving in the late war, as did also John and Martin. In 1838, Mr. Galbreath and family removed to Kosciusko County, Ind., built a cabin and commenced clearing amid the usual vicissitudes of pioneers. In 1866, they came to Porter County, where Mrs. Galbreath died January 21, 1873. In August, 1873, Mr. Galbreath married his present wife, Mrs. Mary (Whitney) Clover, by whom he has had two children - Edgar P. and Nellie May. Mr. Galbreath is a Republican and an influential, energetic citizen.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 283

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