Sunday, April 28, 2013


© Kathy Duncan, 2013

Thomas Resin Galt and sister Sarah Rachel Galt c. 1865

Thomas Resin Galt and his sister Sarah Rachel were the children of James Junius and Mary Ann (Brown) Galt.

Sarah Rachel Galt was the eldest of the Galt children and called "Sadie" by the family. She was born 30 July 1858 in Farmington, Sangamon County, Illinois. As the eldest daughter, she was named after both of her grandmothers: Sarah (Happer) Galt and Rachel (Earnest) Brown.  She married Aemesiah Howard DeWeese. She died 8 January 1933 and is buried next to her husband in the Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, St. Clair County, Missouri.

Thomas Resin Galt was one and a half years younger than Sadie. His death certificate states that he was born on 7 February 1860 in Springfield, Illinois. More than likely, he was also born in Farmington, which was only a few miles from Springfield. As the eldest son, he was named after both of his grandfathers: Rev. Thomas Galt and Resin D. Brown. At the age of 30, Thomas R. Galt married Florence May Brown, age 21, on 24 September 1890 in Weldon, DeWitt County, Illinois. He died on 25 May 1953 in Hale Center, Hale County, Texas.

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