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  • ID: I75802
  • Name: Phillip Albright
  • Given Name: Phillip
  • Surname: Albright
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 Feb 1756 in Berks, PA 1
  • Death: 20 Nov 1820 in Preble, Ohio 2 1
  • Burial: Euphemia Cemetery, Lewisburg, Ohio, United States
  • _PPEXCLUDE: 3 1
  • Event: Fact Lived In Guilford, NC
  • Event: Fact Abt 1800 Moved To Campbell, TN
  • Event: Fact Abt 1803 Moved To Preble, Ohio With All Kids Except John
  • _UID: B82FCB0BB1544EE5B77E92075EAD95A407F1
  • Change Date: 1 Apr 2012 at 23:31
  • Note:
    After years of active labor as an agriculturist, this worthy citizen oftwin township, Darke county, is now living a retired life. He belongs toan honored pioneer family of this state, and traces his ancestry back tothree brothers who came to America from Germany prior to the
    Revolutionary war. One settled in North Carolina and one in
    Pennsylvania, but all trace of the third has been lost. It was from thefirst that our subject is descended. He served all through theRevolutionary war. His son, Philip Albright, the grandfather of our
    subject, was born and reared in Orange county, North Carolina, and in
    early life learned the tailor's trade. Some time previous to 1804 he
    and his wife Christina came to Preble county, Ohio, and he entered land
    on the present site of Lewisburg, where he erected a primitive log cabin
    and followed farming throughout the remainder of his life. He died
    November 20, 1820, his wife, December 29, 1817, and both were buried at
    Lewisburg. Of their children John died in Arkansas; Catherine, the wife
    of John Thomas, died in Preble county, this state; Elizabeth, the wife
    of Daniel Sharp, died in Twin township Darke county; Barbara, the wife
    of Lewis Thomas, died in Preble county; Philip died in Twin township,
    Darke county; Adam died in the same township; Mary, the wife of Philip
    Nation, died in Eaton, Ohio; Jonas also died in Eaton; and Simpson, the
    father of our subject, died in Arcanum.
    Simpson Albright was born in Lewisburg, November 2 1804, and received
    only a limited education. He was an excellent reader but had little
    knowledge of other branches of study. As his father was lame and in
    limited circumstances most of the farm work fell to his sons, and when
    he died the family were left poor. Simpson was only thirteen years of
    age at that time and was forced to earn his own livelihood by working as

    a farm hand, being thus employed until his marriage. He drifted to
    Anderson county, Tennessee, where he met Miss Mary Snoderly, who became
    his wife November 9, 1828. She was born in Guilford county, North
    Carolina, November 1, 1808, and was a daughter of Philip and Mary
    (Thomas) Snoderly, who moved to Tennessee about 1816.


    After his marriage Mr. Albright continued to make his home in that
    state until August, 1832, when he returned to Ohio and located in the
    northeast corner of Preble county. The following spring he rented a
    farm in Preble county, where he resided two years, and during that time
    bought eighty acres of wild land in Twin township, this county. At that
    time no improvements had been made and there were but few families in
    the neighborhood. Philip Mullenix had squatted near the Albright farm
    and built a house, but William Nealeigh, of Lewisburg, had paid him a
    small sum for his right to the tract and entered the land. The property
    Mr. Albright rented until he could clear a small tract of his own land
    and erect a cabin thereon, which was accomplished in April, 1836. The
    house, which was sixteen by twenty feet, was built of round logs and
    contained but one room. He cleared his land and transformed it into a
    beautiful farm, finally selling it, after his children were grown, for
    one hundred dollars per acre. He then moved to Arcanum and lived
    retired until his death, which occurred May 17, 1886. His wife died
    November 7, 1883. They were leading members of the United Brethren
    church of Arcanum, and were very charitably disposed, their home being a
    refuge for the poor and needy. In early life the father was a Democrat,
    but in 1854 severed his connection with that party and later became an
    ardent Republican.
    Our subject is the oldest in a family of eleven children, the others
    being as follows: Henry M., born in Anderson county, Tennessee, December
    29, 1830, married Elizabeth Eichelberger. He was a member of Company A,
    One Hundred and Fifty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the
    one-hundred-day service during the civil war, and was a farmer of Van
    Buren township, Darke county, Ohio, where he died August 24, 1878.
    Henderson L., born in Tennessee, February 19, 1832, married Catherine
    Leedy. He was a member of the same regiment as his brother, and
    now resides on a farm in Neave township, this county. Daniel S., who
    was born in Preble county, this state, October 6, 1834, married
    Elizabeth Leedy. He, too, was a member of Company A, One Hundred and
    Fifty-second Regiment, and is now living in Arcanum. Philip S., born in
    Twin township, Darke county, in 1836, married first Malinda Raines and
    secondly Nancy____________, and is now a farmer of Greenville township,
    this county. He served for three years in the One Hundred and Tenth Ohio
    Volunteer Infantry, and then veteranized, remaining in the service until
    hostilities ceased. William K., born in Twin township, March 22, 1838,
    married Nancy Clark, and resides in Greenville. He enlisted first for
    nine months in the Eighty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and afterbeing discharged
    joined Company B, One Hundred and Tenth Regiment, serving until the
    close of the war.
    Adam C., born in Twin township, November 21, 1842, married Nancy Robeson
    and now lives in Adams county, Nebraska. He served through the war as a
    member of the Thirty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Catherine S., born
    in Twin township, November 24, 1843, married Anderson Tillman, and died
    in Arcanum. Sarah Ann, born in Twin township, February 13, 1845,
    married George F. Hapner and resides in Arcanum. Elizabeth, born in
    Twin township, August 13, 1848, married Dr. Royalston Ford, of
    Greenville, Ohio, and died in Arcanum. Margaret Minerva, born in Twin
    township, January 21, 1856, died in infancy.

    Johnson K. Albright was born in Anderson county, Tennessee, Jun
    and was only three years old when brought by his parents to Ohio.
    He received his education, as he says, “in the woods.” He attended
    school when he was not needed at home; was fond of study and spent much
    time with his books. He qualified himself for a teacher, received a
    certificate from the county examiners and taught one year. He passed
    through all the different phases of pioneer life. Being the oldest son
    the responsibilities of the farm work fell upon him at an early age, as
    his father was not strong, and he did much of his father’s business
    until leaving home.
    On the 11th of September, 1851, at Phillipsburg, Montgomery county,
    Ohio, Mr. Albright was united in marriage with Miss Mary Ann Reichard,
    who was born in Pyrmont, that county, December 8, 1834, a daughter of
    John and Elizabeth (Winicke) Reichard. Two children were born to them,
    but Edward Henry, born September 28, 1853, died April 6, 1854; and
    Granville Moorey, born May 15, 1859, died May 3, 1870. Mrs. Albright
    died September 21, 1897, and was laid to rest in Abbottsville cemetery.
    She was a devout member of the United Brethren church, possessed a
    beautiful disposition and was a loving wife and mother.
    After his marriage, Mr. Albright remained with his father until the
    following December and then moved to his present farm of eighty acres,
    which he purchased November 3, 1851. His first home here was a
    hewed-log house, 18x20 feet, but he and his wife were very happy in
    their humble abode, and in 1876 he built his present beautiful home of
    red brick. When the civil war broke out he was operating a saw-mill,
    and was engaged in that business for three years. He also owned and
    operated a threshing machine for the same length of time. The first
    school house erected in the north precinct of Twin township was built on

    a corner of his farm, it being of round logs and about 12x20 feet in
    dimension. The first teacher was William McGriff, who taught the first
    year in an old log cabin which was built by Alfred Ayers and stood on
    what is now the Aaron Wellbau place.
    Mr. Albright was also one of the “boys in blue” during the war of the
    Rebellion, enlisting May 2, 1864, in the one-hundred-day service, as a
    private in Company A, One Hundred and Fifty-second Ohio Volunteer
    Infantry. The regiment was continually on the march, and participated
    in Hunter’s raid. Mr. Albright was discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio,
    September 2, 1864, and is now an honored member of Rosser Post, G.A.R.,
    at Arcanum, of which he has been the commander two years. He cast his
    first presidential vote for Franklin Pierce, in 1852, and is now a
    stanch supporter of the Republican party. Quiet and unassuming, he has
    the confidence and respect of all who know him, and justly merits the
    high regard in which he is held.

    Hope you can use this info and enjoyed the reading!
    There is an article on Peter Albright, says his great-grandfather was
    George Albright, a native of Germany, who settled in Berks county,
    Pennsylvania, and his grandfather, Jacob Albright was from there. His
    father Peter Albright moved to Cumberland county, Penn.

    Mary Wrenn Ellis <mwellis@worldnet.att.net>

    Father: Ludwig Albright b: 11 Nov 1731 in Germany
    Mother: Anna Maria Keller b: 11 Nov 1733 in Germany Or PA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: 10 Oct 1780 in Guilford, North Carolina, USA 4
    • Change Date: 27 Nov 2006

    Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: 5 Jul 1819 in Preble, Ohio 4
    • Change Date: 27 Nov 2006

    1. Abbrev: Ludwick Albright Family Bible, see copy in notes section of Ludwick
      Title: Ludwick Albright Family Bible, see copy in notes section of Ludwick
      Publication: M. Carey, No. 121, Chestnut-Street. 1815

      Source Media Type: Book
        Name: Not Given
    2. Abbrev: Biographical Hist. of Darke Co., OH, Compendium of Natioal Biography, Johnson K. Albright, p 421
      Title: Biographical Hist. of Darke Co., OH, Compendium of Natioal Biography,Johnson K. Albright, p 421
      Publication: Chicago, the Lewis Pub. Co., 1900
      Source Media Type: Book
        Name: Not Given
    3. Media: Online Database
      Abbrev: Jon Gary Dean - WorldConnect Online Database
      Title: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=:2538531
      Author: Jon Gary Dean
      Publication: Jon Gary Dean
      RR2 Box 943
      San Augustine, TX 75972
      The online database of Jon Gary Dean is riddled with errors. I made the unfortunate mistake of importing it in its entirety early on in my genealogy research. It is a mistake I have regretted since then.

      Much of the information from Jon Gary Dean's database is correct, but the errors make it difficult to sift through sometimes and can be a source of aggravation. Births after the death of a parent. Merged individuals that were NOT the same person have combined families that shouldn't be connected. Plus some duplicates with alternate spellings make it very difficult to fix.

      I have elected not to remove the data because much of it is valid, and eventually as we weed through the errors they will all be fixed. Please understand this, and make sure you research the data yourself before you accept it as fact.
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    4. Abbrev: Larry Noah, 153 W U. S. Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050, 816-252-0728, larmil-1@att.net
      Title: Larry Noah, 153 W U. S. Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050, 816-252-0728,larmil-1@att.net
      Source Media Type: Book
        Name: Not Given
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