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Colonel Bertram Gillespie Galbraith

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 9, 1804 (65)
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt Col James G Galbraith Jr and Elizabeth Galbraith
Husband of Ann Galbraith and Henrietta Galbraith
Father of Josiah Galbraith; Jane Elder; James Galbraith; Henrietta Galbraith; Mary Galbraith and 5 others
Brother of William Gilbert; Robert Galbraith; Dorcas Galbraith; Thomas Galbraith; John Galbraith and 5 others

Occupation: Colonel
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About Colonel Bertram Gillespie Galbraith

DAR# A043152

Birth: Sep. 24, 1738 Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 9, 1804 Bainbridge Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Colonel Bertram Galbraith commanded a battalion of Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War. He died on his plantation where Bainbridge, PA. is now located.

"Bertram, B.24 Sept 1738 in Derry Township, Lancaster, now Dauphin County, Pa. Died 9 Mar, 1804 in Cumberland Co. Pa while on a visit to his brother, Andrew, buried in Donegal churchyard. He received the best education the schools of his day afforded, and studied surveying, a profession he followed many years.

During the French and Indian Wars, Col. Galbraith served as an officer in the company of Rangers formed for the protection of the frontiers. Between 1760 and 1775, acting in his professional capacity, he surveyed the greater portion of the lands located in the present countries of Dauphin, Perry and Janiata.

He was a member of the Provincial Convention of 15 July 1776. During the war elected colonel of one of the Lancaster Battalions of Associators, and was on duty in the Jerseys during 8 Nov, one of the Commissioners to collect clothing for the army and on 16 Dec.; appointed by the Assembly to take subscriptions for the Continental Loan.

He acted as one of the Commissioners which met at New Haven Conn., Nov. 1777 to regulate the prices of commodities in the States. After four years of excessive and exhaustive labor, Colonel Galbraith was compelled to resign the office of county lieutenant but remained in service as a officer of the militia until the restoration of the peace.

In 1789 he was appointed one of the commissioners to view Juniata and Susquehanna rivers, and mark places where locks and canals were necessary to render these streams navigable. He was appointed deputy surveyor Nov. 4, 1791 and while acting as such, took up large tracts in Lykens Valley, but dying before patents were issued to him, his heirs lost them all nemberless (sic) litigations which ensued.

Married first 30 March, 1759. Second Feb. 15., 1798 Married Anna Scott first"

From "Galbraiths of Lancaster County,Pa"

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Colonel Bertram Gillespie Galbraith's Timeline

September 24, 1738
Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 20
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 33
March 9, 1804
Age 65
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 1804
Age 65
Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States