Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When was Albert Gallatin born?
Q: Where was he born?
Q: When did Gallatin come to America?
Q: How did Gallatin end up in Western Pennsylvania?
Q: Why did Gallatin name his property Friendship Hill?
Q: What types of business ventures did Gallatin pursue?
Q: How Gallatin meet Sophia Allegre?
Q: When did Gallatin and Sophia marry?
Q: What did Sophia die from?
Q: Why was Gallatin expelled from the U.S. Senate?
Q: How many terms did Gallatin serve in the U.S. House of Representatives?
Q: How long did Gallatin serve as Secretary of Treasury?
Q: What was Gallatin’s political affiliation?
Q: How did Gallatin meet Hannah Nicholson?
Q: Why did Hannah Gallatin not like living at Friendship Hill
Q: How many children did the Gallatins have?
Q: How long did Gallatin serve as Minister to France?
Q: What is the longest span of time the Gallatins resided at Friendship Hill?
Q: What did Gallatin do after leaving Friendship Hill?
Q: Where is Albert Gallatin buried?
Did You Know?
Although Albert Gallatin was an ardent abolitionist, he did buy a slave in Virginia by the name of Charlotte Smith. As he was negotiating her purchase, he was also working with a lawyer on the legal act of manumission to change her slavery to an indenture.