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GALBRAITH, Andrew, colonist, born in the north of Ireland about 1692; died after 1747. His father, James, was of Scotch descent, and accompanied William Penn on his second visit to America. Andrew came to this country with his father, and settled in 1718, with other Scotch-Irish colonists, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he had received from the Penns a patent for 212 acres of land. He organized the Donegal Church, was its first ruling elder, and selected the site for its building, which is represented in the accompanying illustration. This Church was built about 1730 in place of a temporary log structure, of ten years before, and is of rough stone, laid in mortar. The Donegal settlement became the nursery of Presbyterianism in a large part of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. Mr. Galbraith was the first coroner of Lancaster County, and a justice of common pleas for six years. He was elected to the general assembly in 1732, and was a justice of the peace from 1730 till 1747, when he sold his farm and removed to a place west of the Susquehanna river.
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