Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Galbraith Stewart and Elizabeth Scott




Husband Galbraith Stewart 1 2 3

         Born: 26 Dec 1766 - America 3
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 
     Marriage: 7 Apr 1791 3



Wife Elizabeth Scott 2 3

         Born: 31 Oct 1768 - Scotland 3
   Christened: 
         Died: 
       Buried: 


       Father: Richard Scott (1731-      ) 3
       Mother: Elinor [Unk] (1733-1775) 3




Children
1 F Eleanor Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: 10 Apr 1874 - ? West Middletown, Washington Co, PA 2
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Thomas Boon (      -1822) 2



2 F Mary Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Thomas McCall (      -      ) 2



3 F Eliza Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Dr. David Adams (      -      ) 2



4 F Margaret Stewart 2 3 4

         Born:  - West Middletown, Washington Co, PA
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: James McFadden (      -      ) 2 4 5



5 F Rebecca Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: David McKennen (      -      ) 2



6 F Harriet Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: George Pentecost (      -      ) 2



7 F Clarissa Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: After 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


8 M William Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Mary Cummins (      -      ) 2



9 M Benjamin Stewart 2

         Born: 
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1893
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Elizabeth Acheson (      -      ) 2



10 M Galbraith Stewart 6 7

         Born: Abt 1813
   Christened: 
         Died: 13 Sep 1877 - Washington, Washington Co, PA 6
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Phoebe McKeever (      -After 1889) 2 6




General Notes: Husband - Galbraith Stewart


He was born in America, of Irish descent, and early evinced the economical and industrious traits of his people. He learned the blacksmith's trade, and secured a large tract of land, lying north of the present site of West Middletown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and after his marriage erected a shop and the first cabin of what afterward became West Middletown. It was situated on the north side of the road, which was much traveled by emigrants for Ohio County, Virginia, this being for some time the only building in the neighborhood. Plenty of custom came to the pioneer smithy, and when her household duties were done Mrs. Stewart would work the bellows, while her husband mended a chain or forged a bolt for the broken wagon of some traveler. As time passed on the place became a stopping point for westward bound emigrants, and Mr. Stewart erected a more commodious building for the accommodation of travelers. The fire in the blacksmith shop died out as the labors of the tavern-keeper and his wife increased. Prosperity came to them, Mr. Stewart erected several other buildings, and the nucleus of West Middletown was formed. [CBRWC, 969]

He was named Galbraith in honor of his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Galbraith.

Eleven children were born to his marriage union, ten of whom reached maturity: three sons and seven daughters.

He was of Scotch ancestry, and came from Carlisle to West Middletown before 1789.


General Notes: Wife - Elizabeth Scott


With two other children, she was left an orphan at an early age. She was afterward brought to Pennsylvania by an uncle, and there grew to womanhood.

She was of pure highland Scotch blood, her parents coming from influential clans.
He parents dying while she was still young, she was brought to Pennsylvania by an uncle, and there grew to womanhood.

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Sources


1 The History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Part II (Chicago, IL: A. W. Warner & Co., 1889), Pg 329.

2 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 969.

3 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Her People Past and Present (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1914), Pg 407.

4 John W. Jordan, LL.D, Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), Pg 1382.

5 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Her People Past and Present (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1914), Pg 408.

6 The History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Part II (Chicago, IL: A. W. Warner & Co., 1889), Pg 330.

7 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 201, 969.


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