Prudence BAILEY

8 Jul 1817 - ____

Father: James BAILEY
Mother: Elizabeth STEWART

Family 1 : William TOTTEN

 _James BAILEY _______|
|                     |
|                     |_____________________
|--Prudence BAILEY 
|  (1817 - ....)
|                      _William STEWART ____+
|                     | (1738 - 1811) m 1760
|_Elizabeth STEWART __|
  (1777 - ....)       |
                      |_Mary GASS __________+
                        (1742 - ....) m 1760


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Arthur GALBRAITH ([Or10, Gi21])

[24] [25]

14 Jan 1728 - 21 Jan 1818

Father: Andrew GALBRAITH
Mother: Mary KYLE

Family 1 : Mary Martin SHARPE
  1.  John GALBRAITH
  2.  Elizabeth GALBRAITH
  3.  Sarah GALBRAITH
  4.  Arthur Sharp GALBRAITH
  5.  Julia GALBRAITH
  6.  Tabitha GALBRAITH
  7.  Joseph GALBRAITH
  8.  Lucinda GALBRAITH
  9. +Margaret GALBRAITH
  10. +Mary GALBRAITH
  11. +Andrew GALBRAITH
  12. +Aeneas Sharp GALBRAITH

                       _James GALBRAITH ____+
                      | (1666 - 1744)       
 _Andrew GALBRAITH ___|
| (1692 - 1762)       |
|                     |_Rebecca CHAMBERS ___+
|--Arthur GALBRAITH 
|  (1728 - 1818)
|                      _____________________
|                     |                     
|_Mary KYLE __________|
  (1688 - 1735)       |


[24] Source of following; ( Bill Watkins, direct descendant of Arthur) But, again portions probably originated with Loree.

Served in the revolutionary War with his two brothers Andrew and Hugh.

Arthur Galbraith was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the year 1728, son of Andrew Galbraith and his wife Mary Kyle Information on his first 40 years is almost non-existent, as his father Andrew moved to the West of the Susquehanna river in 1747. At that time Cumberland County was the limit of Westward expansion, and as a result of the rough and tumble life of the Pennsylvania frontier, records are few and far between. Really, documentation on the life of Arthur begins with his marriage to Mary Sharp on 15 January 1768 in the St. James Episcopal Church in the town of Lancaster. Arthur was 40 years old when he married Mary Sharp.
Evidently, Arthur remained behind when his father Andrew went west [wpg]
Arthur Galbraith on 22 September 1766, took up 250 Acres of land on Shaver's
Creek, (according to Mr. M. Luther Heisey, of the Lancaster County HistoricalSociety this is near Petersburg, in what is now Huntingdon County, PA).Huntingdon County, was created in 1787 from Bedford County, which in turnwas erected in 1771 from Cumberland.

Since we know that Arthur's father Andrew, moved in 1747, to CumberlandCounty, (when Arthur was 19) and since Arthur took up the acreage at Shaver'sCreek, in 1766 when he was 38 years old this would place Arthur in CumberlandCounty, for 19 years before he became a land owner. We do not have a record of the sale of Arthur's holdings on Shaver's Creek, but we do know that Arthur and his new bride departed Pennsylvania shortly after their marriage. Why did Arthur leave? Was it because he wanted to start a new life in new surroundings? Well no matter, the fact is he did leave and started down the Shenandoah valley to finally come to rest in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
Now, through the courtesy of Lewis Preston Summers, lets follow Arthur as hemade his odyssey down the Valley on the Kings Hiway (now US 11) to his newhome, as shown by the Annals of Botetourt, Fincastle & Washington Counties, Virginia.


13 March 1771: Botetourt County Court: It is interesting to note that the first official documentation of Arthur in his new home, concerns a breach of the peace on the part of Arthur, against his neighbor Arthur Campbell. Arthur Campbell was an adversary of no mean stature, of the same Scotch blood as Arthur Galbraith, and a lawsuit is much better than starting a Scotch Clan feud. Testifying to that is the fact that both of these men had traveled 105 miles, in the cold, stark weather of March to be present to settle the matter. The full minutes of the County Court, set out in the austere language imported directly from the British Isles, is given below, as being worthy for our modern day appetites. "Upon the complaint of Arthur Campbell agst. Arthur Calbraith for a breach of the peace, the parties being heard it is ord. that the sd. Arthur Calbraith give security for his good behaviour for a year & day next ensuing."
Arthur must have known that he was going to lose as he brought his bondsmen with him as we see in the verdict next listed: "Arthur Calbraith, James Dewis & Peter Willey came into court & acknd. themselves severally indebted to our Sovereign Lord George the third, now King of Great Britain & in the sums following, viz.: The said Arthur Calbraith in the sum of one hundred pounds and the said James Dewis & Peter Willey in the sum of fifty pounds each of their respective goods and chattels,lands and tenements, to be levied, and to our said Lord the King, his heirs & successors rendered. Yet upon this condition that if the said Arthur Calbraith shall be of good behavior towards said Lord the King and all His Majesty's liege people, particularly the said Arthur Campbell, for a year & a day now next ensuing, then this recognizance to be void else to remain in full force." [L. P. Summers, ANNALS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, Abington, V A, 1929, pp 106-107]

12 November 1771 A Grand Jury held on this date returned an indictment against Arthur Galbreath for "stopping the Kings Hiway between the Royal Oak and the Seven Mile Ford on Holston River ." The crime of stopping the Kings Highway, could mean any one of several things, but most likely it had to do with erecting a barrier of some sort to fence in cattle. This offense was seemingly minor as occurrences in the early days of Botetourt County were frequent. [Summers p 141]

13 November 1771 Arthur must have been considered a reliable citizen for the day after his indictment for stopping the Kings Hiway he was selected to serve on a Jury in the case of William Simpson agst William Herbert. [ Summers page 142]

14 November 1771 Well Arthur's quick temper and hasty tongue got him in trouble again. This time he was being sued by Thomas Hamilton for slander. Arthur was found guilty, but the jury apparently thought that there was some justification on the part of Arthur, as the assessment against Arthur was only one penny. [Summers page 145]

10 September 1772 Arthur and his neighbor Arthur Campbell are at it again. This time around Arthur Galbreath is suing Arthur Campbell for debt. No better luck this time as Arthur Campbell is found not guilty. [Summers, page 154]


4 May 1773, Fincastle County Court. Apparently people and cattle are becoming more numerous as the new county of Fincastle granted Arthur Galbreath a mark for his cattle, a Swallow fork on the left ear. [Summers, page 604]

5 May 1773 Ordered Arthur Galbreath to pay William Davis and James Davis 50 pounds of tob. for two daies attendance at this court as witnesses for him against Arthur Campbell. [Summers, page 605 & 606]

7 February 1775 "Ordered that John Campbell John Hayes Arthur Galbraith and William Lockhart or any three of them who being first sworn do appraise the personal estate and slaves if any of William Fowler deceased and return the appraisement to the court." [Summers, page 637]

6 June 1775 "On the motion of Arthur Galbreath It is ordered that his servant woman Mary Johnson serve him twelve month for the trouble of his house in having a bastard Child after her present time by Indenture or otherwise is Expired. [Summers, page 643.]

7 November 1775 "Ordered that Archibald Buchanan, Arthur Galbreath, Jacob Anderson, and Charles Bowen or any three of them being first sworn to appraise the Estate of James McElhenny Deceased according to Law."{Summers, page 646]


19 August 1778 Ordered that Arthur Galbreath be overseer of the road in the room of William Elliott. [Summers, page 999] This entry in the minutes of Washington County helps us locate the home of Arthur in that portion of Washington County, Virginia that became Sullivan County, North Carolina when the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina was surveyed in 1779. Sullivan County, North Carolina became Sullivan County, Tennessee in 1796. In August of 1777, William Elliot had been appointed surveyor "in the room of David Steel", [Summers page 965] and in January 1777 David Steel had been appointed "surveyor of the Main Road from Steel's Creek to the Meeting House. [Summers, page 954.] William Taylor in his "Historic Sullivan", located the Meeting House four miles west of what is now Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee.

18 May 1779 "Ordered that James Brigham, George Maxwell, Arthur Galbreath & Thomas King or any three of them being first sworn appraise the estate of Samuel Looney deceased and make return to Court." [Summers, page 1021]

19 May 1779 Arthur Galbraith sworn to jury duty. This is the last record of Arthur we have of him in Virginia. So far he has lived in four different counties without moving. Augusta County, Virginia, Botetourt County, Virginia, Washington County, Virginia and Sullivan County, (NC& TN). Now, he moves, into Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Although scanty, early records of the New Providence Presbyterian Church Congregation indicate that it was organized in the home of William Armstrong Jr. in Carter's Valley. William Armstrong came to Carter's Valley from the New Providence Congregation of Virginia in 1776. Minutes of Holston Presbytery in the Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian Church at Montreat, NC show New Providence on the roll of churches as of 1780. It is one of the oldest Presbyterian Churches in Tennessee. At the time of it's organization it was in Sullivan County, NC. Since then it has been in Spencer County, State of Franklin, The Territory South of the River Ohio, Hawkins County, NC and Hawkins County, TN, when it became a State in 1796. No roll of charter members has been preserved but a partial list of members compiled more than 100 years ago show Arthur Galbraith and his wife Mary Sharp arriving prior to 1800. According to a letter written by William Galbraith, grandson of Arthur, the date of arrival in Hawkins County was 1779. This was the last move on the part of Arthur, as he lived the rest of his life in Hawkins County, dying shortly after 23 February 1818 (date of his will) and his wife Mary preceding him by about 10 days, possibly on 11 February 1818.
Downloaded from Jim Kyle's database at the Rootsweb WorldConnect project.
Material transcribed by wpg:
Arthur Galbreath Mar. 18, 1780 70 Carters Valley: son to Andrew G. and Mary Kyle 67-481
Arthur Galbreath Oct. 17, 1779 271 Carters Valley, N side of Holston (became Hawkins Co) 71-272

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5 Mar 1789 - 1811

Father: Arthur GALBRAITH
Mother: Mary Martin SHARPE

Family 1 : Martha SHANKS

                       _Andrew GALBRAITH ___+
                      | (1692 - 1762)       
 _Arthur GALBRAITH ___|
| (1728 - 1818) m 1767|
|                     |_Mary KYLE __________
|                       (1688 - 1735)       
|--Joseph GALBRAITH 
|  (1789 - 1811)
|                      _John SHARPE ________
|                     |                     
|_Mary Martin SHARPE _|
  (1747 - 1818) m 1767|
                      |_Jane HAMILTON ______


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1799 - ____

Father: William GALBRAITH
Mother: Mary HOLLIDAY

                       _James GALBRAITH ____+
                      | (1738 - 1802) m 1758
 _William GALBRAITH __|
| (1763 - ....) m 1791|
|                     |_Martha MCCLELLAN ___
|                       (.... - 1795) m 1758
|--Martha GALBRAITH 
|  (1799 - ....)
|                      _____________________
|                     |                     
|_Mary HOLLIDAY ______|
  (.... - 1833) m 1791|


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ABT 1748 - Sep 1831

Family 1 : Benjamin GASS


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Lizzie Catherine ROWE

26 Jan 1883 - 18 Sep 1887

Father: John A. ROWE
Mother: Anneliza (Lida A) GALBRAITH

 _John A. ROWE ________________|
|  m 1883                      |
|                              |______________________
|--Lizzie Catherine ROWE 
|  (1883 - 1887)
|                               _Andrew Galbraith JR _+
|                              | (1823 - 1899) m 1855 
|_Anneliza (Lida A) GALBRAITH _|
  (1864 - 1887) m 1883         |
                               |_Elizabeth FUDGE _____+
                                 (1836 - 1922) m 1855 


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[585] [586]

ABT 1816 - ABT 1870

Father: Robert STOCKTON
Mother: Agnes GALBRAITH

Family 1 : James J. BOWEN
  1.  John Armor BOWEN
  2. +Mary Ellen BOWEN
  3.  Sarah Jane BOWEN
  4.  Francima BOWEN
  5.  James Edward BOWEN
  6.  Nancy Elizabeth BOWEN
  7.  R. Craig BOWEN
  8.  William Linn BOWEN
  9.  Josiah BOWEN

 _Robert STOCKTON ____|
|  m 1815             |
|                     |_____________________
|--Mary Ann STOCKTON 
|  (1816 - 1870)
|                      _John GALBRAITH _____+
|                     | (1748 - 1802) m 1775
|_Agnes GALBRAITH ____|
  (1794 - 1830) m 1815|
                      |_Mary MCCAULEY ______+
                        (.... - 1821) m 1775


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