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Rachel (Galbraith) Jones -Biography

Born 1826,Pittsburgh, PA
Her mother, Elizabeth (McPherson)Galbraith born Co. Tyrone
Extracted, Transcribed & Submitted by Susan Thomas

MRS. RACHEL (GALBRAITH) JONES, post office Jones Station, was born at Pittsburgh in 1826, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (McPherson) Galbraith[person by same name mentioned in bio for Thomas Liggett], former of whom was a native of this country, latter of County Tyrone, Ireland, born in 1804. Their children were Mary (now Mrs. Joseph Caldwell, of West Virginia), James, Eliza (deceased), Hugh (who died when a child), Sarah Jane, Elizabeth (deceased) and Rachel. The last named married George Jones (now deceased), and they settled at Point Perry, where he was engaged in the coal trade; later he purchased works near Saltsburg, and finally bought works near Jones Station, in Jefferson township, this county. Their children are Fanny (now Mrs. W. V. Mickey), Thomas M., Mary (now Mrs. Robert Donaldson), Jennie (now Mrs. M. G. Conlin), Eva (now Mrs. Payne), Kate, Will, Addie, George, Alice, Edward P., Annie, George and John, all living except the last two. Jones Station and Jones postoffice were named in honor of this family, and their property occupies a delightful site on the river.


Cushing, Thomas, Dr. (1975) 'Mrs. Rachel (Galbraith) Jones'. A Genealogical and Biographical History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. p. 575.