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?
In the 1800 election, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr had equal numbers of Electoral votes. The election then went to the House of Representatives where Albert Gallatin was the Democratic-Republican’s leader. Gallatin's influence led to Jefferson’s election on the 36th ballot. More...