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Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana, (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 441

Joseph GALBREATH, wagon maker, Linden, one of Indiana's native born mechanics, came to Linden in 1858 where he has since remained. He was bred a farmer, but disliking the business learned the trade of wagon making in Fountain County, this state. His parents, John and Martha Galbreath, emigrated to Wayne County, where Joseph was born before Indiana was a state. His father was a native of Pa, and his mother Ky, who, after remaining in Wayne Co. for some time, moved to Cass County. Mr. Galbreath settled in Fountain County in 1840, where he remained till he located in Linden. He was married in 1853, to Louhala DALEY, of Preble County, OH daughter of Edmund and Anna (EMERY) Daley, the former a native of SC, and the latter of NJ and emigrated to Ohio in 1828. By this union there are 9 children: John; Thomas J; James; Anna; Martha; Mary; Joseph; Samuel and Edmund. During the 22 years Mr. Galbreath has lived in Linden he has carried on his business with success. In his shop, and by him, was made the 1st wagon in Madison Twp. He has given employment to from 3 to 5 men for the past 15 years. His early school education was limited, but being a close observer he soon became well acquainted with practical life and business. Mr. Galbreath and wife are devout members of the Christian Church, known as the Reform or Disciples' Church, in which he has held the office of elder for 10 years and officiated as minister for the past 20 years and he is also a member of the ancient order of Masons. His father's family originally came from No. Ireland. His grandmother was the only survivor of her family, all of the rest having been massacred in Ky. by the Indians, she having escaped by concealing herself under a log. Several times the blood thirsty villains passed up and down on that friendly trunk while she lay crouched beneath it. Mr. Galbreath is respected by all for his generosity and integrity of character.

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