John Montgomery Galbraith & Elizabeth Harmon

John M. Galbraith was the fourth child of Andrew Galbraith and his first wife Elizabeth Laughlin. He was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee on 14 December 1805 and moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky, about 1827 as he was married in Hopkins County on 15 November 1827 to Elizabeth Harmon.  He died on 19 November 1864 His wife Elizabeth was born 23 November 1811 and died in 1878. [From the papers of his Grandaughter Helen Elizabeth Girvin Rouse]

1. Louisa Galbraith {2148}, born 1830, married William G. Hicklin {2645} on 13 January 1859
+2. Andrew Galbraith, {2126}, born on 6 December 1832, married Mary Franklin Galbraith {1781}
3. John F. Galbraith, {2150}, born in 1836. [In the census schedule for Hopkins County for 1860, John Galbraith age 24 is shown living in the household of James Compton in the City of Madisonville. James Compton’s occupation is shown as Justice of the Peace and John is listed as a student of law.]
4. William A. Galbraith, {2151} born in 1841, married Junia R. ???
1. Maggie E. Galbraith {2460}, born in 1866.
2. Amanda T. Galbraith {2461}, born in 1867
5. Lydia Caroline Galbraith, {2152}, born in 1846, married John J. Girvin {2466} on 20 June 1866 [From Hopkins County Marriages, published by Hopkins County Library. Lydia was his second wife. He had been previously married to E. A. Welch.]
6. Charles J. Galbraith, {2153}, born in 1847
7. Elizabeth Galbraith, born in 1850 8. Leander Galbraith, born in 1852, died 5 October 1889

NOTE FOR FURTHER RESEARCH: In October 1994 I came into possession of a small book,(Found in a second hand bookstore in Florida). On the flyleaf was the notation, “Household Scrapbook Mollie Davis Galbraith, Carthage, Miss. Sept. 7th 1880” On an inside flyleaf was the notation “Webster Circuit Court, Feb. 26th 1861”. Mollie had used this little book to paste household hints, cut from newspapers on the pages. However she did not cover all pages and from the the writing that was still visible I learned that this book was originally a day book of John F. Galbraith, the son of John M. Galbraith, of Hopkins County, Kentucky. He practiced law in Webster County and was a member of the firm Brooks & Galbraith. The 1880 census for Leake County, Mississippi (Carthage is the County Seat) shows that L. W. Galbraith, age 28 a teacher was living in Carthage with his wife, M. D. Galbraith. The father of L. W. is shown as born in Kentucky and the mother as being born in Tennessee. This fits OK for a son of John F. Galbraith. The name M. D. Galbraith for the wife surely can only stand for Mollie Davis. I need to go back to Kentucky and see if I can find a marriage for John F. and with luck a listing in the 1870 census for either Hopkins or Webster County.


This information was submitted by Bill Watkins.

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