Thomas Agustus Galt

The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, page 246

Thomas Agustus Galt was born in Spartanburg district, South Carolina, in the year 1830. His father, Jabez Galt, was engaged principally in farming, following at times his profession of civil engineering. The parentage was of Irish descent, on the maternal side was of the family of Machin. The religion of the ancestry was Protestant. In the year 1841 the family removed to Cherokee county, Georgia, and assumed the occupation of farming. In 1852 joined the emigration which had already set in for California, arrived in the month of March; taking up his residence in this county in which he has ever since resided. He engaged in mining until a few years past, when he became interested in agriculture. In the year 1855 he was married to Miss Marion Gray, with whom he has reared a family of five children.

In the year 1873 was elected on the Democratic ticket to the office of Assessor and Collector for two years. Was re-elected to the same office in the year 1877, and was again his successor by election in 1879, to a four year term, to expire in January, 1883.

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