Hester Galbreath

16 April 1804–12 December 1888 (Age 84)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Life of Hester

When Hester Galbreath was born on 16 April 1804, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Thomas Galbrith, was 58 and her mother, Catherine A. Kessinger, was 31. She married John Harrell Jr. on 23 August 1827, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Smith River Magisterial District, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 12 December 1888, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Meadows of Dan, Patrick, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harrell Jr.
Hester Galbreath
Marriage: 23 August 1827
Sarah C. Harrell
Mary E. Harrell
William B. Harrell
Thomas G. Harrell
David Kent Harrell

Spouse and Children

23 August 1827
Wythe, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Galbrith


    Catherine A. Kessinger




World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 8

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 26

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Galbraith .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hester Harrold in household of John Harrold, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hester Harrell in household of John Harrell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hester Galbreath in entry for Sarah C Robertson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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