Farmer. Point Pleasant Township (postofflce Swan Creek); is one of the most prominent stockmen in his vicinity, and In everything that pertains to good farming has few superiors in his part of the State.

He was born near Gladstone, Henderson County, Ill., January 24, 1852, a son of William and Sarah Ann (Harland) Galbreath and a grandson of of Thomas Galbreath, who married a Mrs. White. William Galbreath was born in Rowe County, Tenn., and died June 30, 1883; his wife was born in Frederick County, in 1814, and died October 10, 1899, triumphant in the faith of the Christian Church of which she had long been a member. They emigrated to Morgan County, Ill., in 1829, and in 1834 settled. in Henderson County. There was at that time only one house between Media and Monmouth.

In 1857 they removed to Warren County, where they remained the remainder of their lives. They were married in 1836 and had ten children: Newton, Margaret, May, Thomas, Martha, Sophia, Jane, William, Daniel and Clara. William remained with his father until after he attained his majority. In 1892 he bought 240 acres of land in Section 21. Point Pleasant Township, which he has developed into a fine agricultural property. He was married in Warren County September 9, 1885, to Florence Seymour, who was born in Tompkins Township, in 1864, a daughter of A. G. and Mary (Abdil) Seymour, natives respectively of New York and Steubenville, Ohio.

Mr. Seymour is a son of Rudolph Seymour, who came west from New York at a comparatively early day, and he and his good wife are living near Gravity, Iowa. William and Florence (Seymour) Galbreath have had children named Edna May, Elsie C., Okie William and Mildred Letha. Mr. Galbreath is a Democrat.


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