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Galbraith, James Jr.

Jas. Galbraith, Jr., was elected Sheriff of Lancaster Co. in 1742; he was made Judge of the Common Pleas in 1745, and was for many years a Justice of the Peace; he removed to Cumberland Co, in 1760, and in 1763 was appointed Judge in that county. He took an active part in the French and Indian war in 1755-56, and during the Revolution in 1777, was appointed Colonel for Cumberland Co., being then seventy-three years of age; he was obliged, however, to resign after a twelve-months’ service, on account of his advanced years and bodily infirmities. In Egle’s history of Penn., the writer says: "The Galbraiths of Cumberland Co. all came from James Galbraith, Jr.; every one of his sons became prominent in the Revolutionary war on the side of the patriots. Bertram Galbraith, First Lieutenant in Lancaster Co., was his son, and did noble service in the cause of his country.

Biography of John Galbraith

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