|Posted By:||Juli Morgan|
|Subject:||Re: George. b. ca. 1760, father of Baxter (?)|
|Post Date:||March 27, 2005 at 14:20:10|
|Forum:||Gilbreath Family Genealogy Forum|
Hi James! I am descended through Baxter, through his son also named George Gilbreath.
The only info I've ever been able to find about William Gilbreath/Galbraith, James' son, is that he had two sons by his mistress, Hester Rees. One son was William Noble Galbraith b. ca. 1775, married to Mary Range. The other son was Thomas Galbraith, b. ca. 1777, married to Catherine Kissecker and father to Bartrom Galbraith, b. 26 Oct 1811 in Virginia. The only marriage on file for William Galbraith (son of James) is to Mary Buchanan. They married in Carlisle Pennsylvania on 23 Jan 1754. No one has ever been able to turn up any children born to them, and since William died in Baltimore, Maryland in 1788, there's also no word of his going into South Carolina where it's been reported that George was born. However! <g>
My Baxter Gilbreath had a son named Marcus Noble Gilbreath. This man, a grandson of Marcus Noble named Noble W. Gilbreath and the William Noble Galbraith mentioned above are the only instances I've found for Gilbreath men to have the moniker of Noble. This would lend much persuasion to the argument that Baxter and Henry's father was William son of James.
So it now appears that we might need to do further research on William's son, William Noble Gilbreath. This may be our "George." Or try to unearth some proof that William & Mary Buchanan Galbraith had children. I've only seen William referred to twice: 1) page 84 of Edited by William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A. First & Second Series, Vol. 2 Originally published Harrisburg 1895, Reprinted with the cooperations of the Pennsylvania State Library, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore. 1970. The author listed the children of James Galbraith and Elizabeth Bertram and included William. and 2) William evidently conducted a survey for a German church in 1753, but I've not seen this for myself. Also his brother, Bertram, confirmed the signature of William Galbraith as that of his brother, I'm assuming on this church survey. I've seen reference that his marriage to Mary Buchanan is listed in a book entitled, "Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania." If William Galbraith did marry a Lutheran girl, it might have been a huge problem to his staunchly Presbyterian family and may explain why James Galbraith did not mention William in his will. I'm going to keep digging on this line. If you'd like to contact me privately, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.