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James Galbreath Theaker

James Galbreath Theaker

Male 1830 - 1910

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  • Name  James Galbreath Theaker 
    Born  15 Aug 1830  Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Mar 1910  Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5285  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2002 

    Father  George Mitchell Theaker,   b. 19 Mar 1796, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1880, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Isabella Galbreath,   b. 19 Jan 1801, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1853, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jul 1820 
    Family ID  F1563  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Ellen Sharon,   b. 27 Feb 1842,   d. 1 May 1918, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Apr 1872  Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Roland Theaker,   b. 15 Dec 1875,   d. 18 Dec 1940
     2. Lucy Sharon Theaker,   b. 20 Jan 1878,   d. 15 Oct 1945
     3. Helen Galbreath Theaker,   b. 28 May 1879,   d. 3 Jun 1965
     4. Martha Carlotta Theaker,   b. 25 Jun 1884,   d. Abt 1969
    Last Modified  9 Sep 2001 
    Family ID  F1490  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1830 - Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Apr 1872 - Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1910 - Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • James G. Theaker enlisted in the 50th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 8, 1862. Was promoted to 1st Lieutenant August 18, 1862 and to Captain, April 1, 1864 and was honorably discharged June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, N. C. His father, George Theaker, was a soldier in the war of 1812.

      Captian Theaker

      James Galbreath Theaker was born August 5, 1838 and decended from a long line of Presbyterian elders and ministers. His two brothers, father and grandfather were elders, and on his mother's side were four ministers.

      He served his county faithfuly for three years during the Civil War, being captain of Co. F. 50th O. V. I. In this service he was wounded at Franklin, Tenn. His comrades bear testimony to his pronounced Christian character and bravery during the war. He bore testimony to a tender and lasting love for his comrades.

      On April 4, 1872, he was united in marriage to Martha Ellen Sharon, by Rev. Benj. Mitchell, and was called home by his Heavenly Father only three days before their 38th anniversary. On April 25, 1875, he took oath of allegiance as ruling elder in the Presbyterian church at Mt. Pleasant, and for 35 years, lacking 25 days, he honored that office.

      High ideals of Christian character have been exemplified in his long and useful life. In the home he maintained the family alter throughout his married life. His devotion as husband and father in the family was such as could come only from a Christian life.
      Only eleven of his company survive, and of these three were at his funeral. They were: D. K. Allen of Martins Ferry; R. H. Clayland of Bridgeport and J. F.Young of this place.

      Funeral services, conducted in the Presbyterian church, Mt. Pleasant, April 3, 1910, at 2 p.m., by the pastor, Rev. J. C. Mergle assisted by Revs. Issac Kinsey, A. J. Allman and Jacob Meul. [1]
    • (Research):James Galbreath Theaker
      Born at Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio 15 August 1830; died at Mount Pleasant, Belmont County, Ohio 31 March 1910.
      James grew up on his fathers farm and attended a nearby country school and also a private academy at Mount Pleasant.
      After attending a business school in Cleveland, Ohio, he returned to his home county, where he farmed and taught school until the outbreak of the Civil War.
      He served in the war from 30 August 1862 to 6 June 1865 and was wounded at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. In the course of his service, he was promoted to captain in Company F, 50th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
      From his induction into the army until his discharge, James wrote many letters to various members of his family. In 1973 a collection of 95 of these letters were published in a book called Through One Man's Eyes.
      After leaving the army, James served for some time in Washington D. C., as secretary to his uncle, Thomas Clarke Theaker who was U.S. Commissioner of Patents. He then returned to his native Ohio and settled at Mount Pleasant.
      James married Martha Ellen Sharon 4 April 1872.
      Both James and his wife Martha Ellen Sharon are buried in Highland Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Ohio.

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] County and Family Histories: OHIO, Chapter XIX; Page 203 (Reliability: 3).