Albin, Bruce, Hoover
James Albin and Barbara Hoover
Compiled by Judy Griffin, 2007 - email address
James Albin + Anne
...... 2 James Albin + Sarah
.......... 3 William Albin + Mary Bruce
.............. 4 James Albin + Barbara Hoover
.................. 5 Delila Albin + Samuel Leard/Laird
...................... 6 John Laird + Phoebe Burgett
.......................... 7 Squire H. Laird + Mary Jane Purget
Proposed Albin Lineage
James Albin ( ca. 1650 – 1722) + Anne _?_
...... 2 Margaret Albin (1668 – 1711) + John Hunter
...... 2 James Albin (1670 – bef. 1720) + Sarah _?_
........... 3 John Albin (bef. 1708 - )
........... 3 James Albin (1708 - )
........... 3 William Albin (1710 – 1765) + Mary Bruce (1715 – 1772) See Bruce history
.............. 4 John Albin (1740 – 1820) + Ann McNeil
.............. 4 Robert Albin (1743 – 1814) + (1) Elizabeth, (2) Ann
.............. 4 William Albin (1747 – 1796) + Magdelina Godfrey
.............. 4 James Albin (1757 – 1827) + (1) Ruth Shannon, (2) Barbara Hoover (1767 – 1854)
................. 5 George Albin (1781 – 1862) + Margaret Phillips (1785 - )
................. 5 Rebecca Albin (ca. 1782 – 1828) + John Slater (1779 – 1871)
................. 5 Sarah Albin (ca. 1784 – 1840) + Jacob Slater (ca. 1782 – 1839)
................. 5 James Albin (ca. 1786 - ) + Elizabeth Reed
Second wife of James Albin, Barbara Hoover
................. 5 Leah Albin (ca. 1789 – 1881) + William Carroll ( - 1834)
................. 5 Rachel Albin (1791 – 1881) + Peter Jordan (1787 – 1868)
................. 5 Elizabeth Albin (ca. 1792 - 1874) + Joseph Clark
................. 5 David (Daniel) Albin (ca. 1793 – ca. 1836) + Lydia Cooper (1795 – 1879)
................. 5 William Albin (1793 – 1885) + Nancy Clark (1797 – 1874)
................. 5 Anne Marie Albin (1797 - 1798)
................. 5 Abraham Albin (1798 – 1883) + Mary Elizabeth Trenner (1797 – 1875)
................. 5 Nancy Albin (1800 - ) + Joseph Carroll (1796 – 1874)
................. 5 Delila Albin (1805 – 1877) + (1) Thomas Secrist, (2) Samuel Leard/Laird (see Laird history)
................. 5 Polly (Mary) Albin (1807 – 1889) + Frank Kirkpatrick (1807 – 1889)
................. 5 John Albin (ca. 1809 – ca. 1828) + Lydda _?_
.............. 4 George Albin (1758 – 1840) + Jane Green
........... 3 Elizabeth Albin (1713 – 1748) + James Bennett
...... 2 Elizabeth Albin (bet. 1670/1675 - ) + _?_ Evans
...... 2 Mary Albin (1672 - ) + _?_ Guest
...... 2 Barbara Albin (1674 – 1738) + Martin Delany
...... 2 Albin child (1681 - )
...... 2 Robert (1688 - )
Most of the information on the Albin family is from “The Virginia Albins: The History of the Albin Family Out of Old Frederick County Virginia,” Ethel Albin, 1990; Mary Yerian Mainetti; and additional information and revisions from Barbara Wallace. (1)
James Albin was born circa 1650 in Derbyshire, England and died in 1722 in Rogerstown, County Meath, Ireland. James married Anne _?_ circa 1675. He signed his will on December 29, 1720 in County Meath, estate probated circa 1722, executors his wife Ann and John Hunter. (2) They had six children: Margaret, James, Elizabeth, Mary, Barbara, and one additional child.
His will named his children and grandchildren:
Margaret Hunter [daughter, wife of John Hunter]
Elizabeth Evans and John and Thomas Evans [daughter]
Mary Guest [daughter]
Barbara Delany [daughter]
(?) Cansey and James, Margaret and Robert Cansey [(?) Cansey believed to be an Aunt of Albin children or the unnamed daughter]
(?) Albin and James, Elizabeth, William and John Albin. [James’ wife and their children or Robert and children]
Margaret Albin was born circa 1668 in Rogerstown, County Meath, Ireland. She emigrated in 1711 from England to America, living circa 1711 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was mentioned in James Albin’s will of December 29, 1720. She died in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, buried in St. David’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard, Radnor, Delaware County. Margaret married John Hunter in 1693 in Wicklow, County Meath, Ireland. John Hunter, son of John Hunter, said to have been born 1664 in Medomsley, Northumberland, England, and died April 1734.
According to Colonial families of the United States of America (Vol. 1): “John Hunter . . . upon the accession of James II. of England to the throne, moved to the County of Wicklow, Ireland, and settled at the town of Rothdrum; became an extensive grazier, joined the Protestant Army, under William and Mary, and fought in the Battle of the Boyne, beside his friend Anthony Wayne, the grandfather of General Anthony Wayne of the Continental Army; he and Wayne emigrated to America in 1722, and settled at Easttown Township, Chester (now Delaware) Co., Pa. John Hunter and Anthony Wayne were Vestrymen in 1725 of Radnor Church . . .” “Captain Anthony Wayne . . . at an early age adopted the profession of arms. While a lad, he served under John Churchill, in Holland, and later under the great Duke of Marlborough, with his friend, John Hunter. While in the army of William of Orange, he was in command of a troop of horse at the Battle of the Boyne, in 1690, where he was still associated with John Hunter. At the conclusion of the war, both settled as graziers in the County of Wicklow, Ireland, on land conferred upon them by William. Captain Wayne emigrated to America with his family in 1723, landing at Boston, Massachusetts, and from there made his way to Chester County, Pennsylvania, where his friend, John Hunter, had settled in 1722.”
From the Virginia Albins: “Following their daughter and son-in-law, Mary and William Hill, who had come earlier and settled in Middletown Twp., Captain John Hunter (born 1664) and his wife, Margaret (born 1668), daughter of James and Anne Albin, came to the colonies in 1711, settling in Newtown, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA. Here he purchased 350 acres and erected a mansion house ‘considered very pretentious in those days.’ According to Joy Steel Williams this was still standing (1958) a short distance back from the Westchester turnpike and a short distance from Newtown Square. He brought with him holster and pistol used in the Battle of the Boyne (1690 County Meath) and a wedding ring, inscribed ‘keep this in remembrance of me, 1693,’ both of which have been preserved in the family. He brought, also, materials and tools for building this house, and his mechanics accompanied him as ‘servants to this country.’ His friend and former army buddy, Anthony Wayne (grandfather of the celebrated Rev. War General) followed in 1722, bringing two of Hunter’s children who had not come with him - William, christened on December 31, 1706, and Martha, christened on October 21, 1708. Probably these two were considered too small to travel on the lengthy sea journey in 1711. There is some elusive evidence that the four Albin children, along with Mrs. Cansey, ‘believed to be an aunt of the Albin children,’ and her three children also accompanied Wayne on this voyage. This does seem quite likely, for Hunter, one of the executors of James Albin’s estate was in the colonies already when James Albin died. Hunter and Wayne were related by marriage, as John Hunter’s sister, Sarah, married William R. Van Leer, son of Samuel and Hannah (Wayne) Van Leer. In the colonies they were both vestrymen in St. David’s Episcopal Church in Radnor, where sermons were preached in the Welsh language. John Hunter died in April 1734, and both he and Margaret are buried at St. David’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard.” Abstract of John Hunter’s will: (3) Hunter, John. Newtown, yeoman. January 30, 1734. May 19, 1736. B. 4. Provides for wife Margaret. To son George, son John daughters Marth Cole, Ann Baker 5 shillings each. To granddaughter Margaret Baker £20 at 21. To daughter Elizabeth Steel £20. To daughter Mary Hill £20. To daughter Margaret Hunter £30, household goods. To son Peter £50 at 21. To sons William and James, my plantation in Newtown and remainder of personal estate, also executors. Witnesses: Jos. Hawley, Francis Wayne, Wm. Owen, Saml. Cawley.
Children of Margaret Albin And John Hunter were:
William Hunter, born between 1706-09, married Hannah Woodward in 1740. From the Virginia Albins: “It has been reported that Capt. William Hunter, born about 1709, also came into Virginia, and that there he married in 1740, Hannah Woodward. He has not been located in Frederick Co., so he also may have moved on southward.” William is said to have been christened on December 31, 1706.
Martha Hunter, christened October 21, 1708.
Mary Hunter, died May 26, 1760, married (1) William Hill, (2) James Bennett. From the Virginia Albins: “Elizabeth (Albin) Bennett, born about 1713/1714, had married James Bennett of Middletown and Aston, a fuller by trade, whose mill was also on Darby Creek, near the mill of Robert Steel. She died on May 23, 1748 (age 36), leaving three children: Mary, who married Isaac Yarnall (he was disowned for marrying out of unity), Hannah, who married a Grubb, and James Bennett, Jr. She is buried in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard, Concord Twp. After her death, James Bennett maried Mary (Hunter) Hill, widow of William Hill, and daughter of John and Margaret (Albin) Hunter. He died on May 26, 1760, age 51.”
Elizabeth Hunter married (1)Robert Steel, (2) Josiah Harvey, (3) J. Beeson. From the Virginia Albins: “Elizabeth Hunter, daughter of John and Margaret (Albin) Hunter, married 1) Robert Steel, who had a mill on Darby Creek, Chester Co., PA. After Steel’s death (intestate) she married 2) Josiah Harvey and they went ‘to Virginia’ (Frederick Co.?). She is said to have married a third time in 1738 in Virginia to J. Beeson. There was a Beeson family found early in what is now Berkeley Co., WV, but it is understood that they moved on into North Carolina. This may account for the tradition in Beeson family of the Elizabeth Hunter who handed down in the Beeson family two pewter platters. . . .”
James Albin was born in 1670 in Leinster Province, County Meath, Ireland and died before 1720 in County Meath, Ireland (not mentioned in his father’s will). James married Sarah _?_. They had four children: John, James, William, and Elizabeth. Another researcher has the father of these children as Robert, born circa 1676, Leinster, County Meath, died before 1722, married Sarah _?_ (see below).
John Albin was mentioned in James Albin’s 1720 will. He was born in County Meath, Ireland, and was buried in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard, Chester County. He was a tailor. From The Virginia Albins: “A John Albin appears in the tax lists of London Grove Twp., Chester County in 1749/50. He may the same John Albon who was a witness to the marriage of John Pleasanton & Mary Campbell, in Kent County, Delaware, 10 January 1749, along with, among others, Caesar Rodney, later one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and a Governor of Delaware. Kent Co. adjoins present Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He could be the fourth mentioned Albin grandchild of James Albin of County Meath.”
James Albin was born circa 1708 in County Meath, Ireland. He died on September 29, 1750 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. From The Virginia Albins: “James Albin, born about 1708/1709, apparently the oldest of the four Albin grandchildren of James Albin of County Meath, Ireland, settled in Chester Co., PA, where he was a tailor by trade, later acquiring land, thus becoming a yeoman. He married Jane Edge, daughter of John Edge, a Quaker, ‘without her mother’s knowledge and consent.’ They had no children. He died on September 29, 1750, in Chester Co., PA, and is buried in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard, Concord Twp. beside his sister, Elizabeth Bennett, as requested in his will. Most of his estate was left to Elizabeth’s children and to his cousin, Elizabeth Bennett, presumably the daughter of James Bennett by his second wife, Mary Hunter Hill, daughter of John and Margaret (Albin) Hunter.”
William Albin was born circa 1710 in County Meath, Ireland and died before June 6, 1765 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. See below.
Elizabeth Albin was born circa 1713 in County Meath, Ireland. She died on May 23, 1748 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was buried circa May 25, 1748 in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard, Chester County. Elizabeth married James Bennett.
Elizabeth Albin was born between 1670 and 1675 in Leinster Province, County Meath, Leinster Province, Ireland. She was mentioned in James Albin’s 1720 will. Elizabeth married _?_ Evans.
Mary Albin was born in 1672 in Leinster Province, County Meath, Leinster Province, Ireland. She was mentioned in James Albin’s 1720 will. Mary married _?_ Guest.
Barbara Albin was born in 1674 in Rogerstown, County Meath, Leinster Province, Ireland. She signed her will on May 25, 1738. She died in 1739 in Queens County, Ireland. She was mentioned in James Albin’s 1720 will. Other researchers state that she died in Chester, Pennsylvania. Barbara married Martin Delany. From the Virginia Albins: “Martin Delany, Gentleman, of Ballyfin in Queens Co. Wife: Barbara, daughter of James Albin of Rogerstown, Co. Meath. Martin’s will dated Aug. 23, 1731, proved Nov. 24, 1731. Barbara’s will dated May 25 1738, proved May 23 1739.” Their children were David, Martin, Malachy, James, John.
A daughter Albin was born in 1681 in Rogerstown, County Meath, Leinster Province, Ireland. She was mentioned in James Albin’s 1720 will.
Robert Albin was born about 1688 and died circa 1720. From The Virginia Albins: “There is some elusive evidence that the four Albin children, along with Mrs. Cansey, ‘believed to be an aunt of the Albin children,’ and her three children, accompanied Anthony Wayne on his trip from Ireland to the Colonies in 1722. It follows that Hunter, being the executor of James Albin’s estate, would have the responsibility for the orphan grandchildren mentioned in James’s estate. They would need to have guardians and perhaps be indentured to someone to see that they learned a trade to provide for their livelihood. The name of the father of these four children has never been determined. Because of the naming pattern followed in the Albin family, it seems likely that his name was Robert and that both he and his wife were deceased. He was married to Sarah.” Their children, born in County Meath, were (these are currently listed under children of James above): James, born circa 1708; William; Elizabeth, born circa 1713; John, buried St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
William Albin (James2, James1) was born circa 1710 in County Meath, Ireland and died before June 6, 1765 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. (4) Note above that the father of William may have been Robert Albin. William married Mary Bruce, daughter of John Bruce and Sarah Parrell, circa 1738 (before 1747) in Orange County, Virginia. Mary was christened on June 3, 1715 in Aberdeen, Scotland and died in 1772 in Frederick County, Virginia (see Bruce history). William and Mary settled in what is now Frederick County, then Orange County, about 1737. The Albin and Bruce families were among the earliest settlers in the area along Red Bud Run and Opeckon Creek, a branch of the Potomac. Mary’s father, John Bruce, was a neighbor of William Albin. Excerpts from The Virginia Albins:
“The first record of William Albin found in Frederick County, however, was in 1745, when he declared himself a titheable. Alexander Ross declared himself and his sons the same year and Ross is believed to have been there in the early 1730’s. This appears to be the earliest record of titheables in Frederick Co. although individuals had made oath previously in Orange Co. Apparently Frederick Co. was just getting organized after it was formed from Orange Co. The land records indicate that William Albin applied for warrants for a total of one thousand seventy-eight acres from Fairfax, just north of Red Bud, and west of the Opeckon. But from whom he made his original purchase, before Fairfax entered the picture about 1748, we have found no record. Cartmell hints that these settlers probably purchased from one of Jost Hite’s sons. . . . William Albin, like many of his neighbors and Quaker friends, paid his filing fees to obtain warrants from Fairfax. . . . After they had paid for and received their warrants, they next had to have a new survey made, which meant more expense. It was little wonder that money was so scarce in that period of ten or fifteen years after Fairfax came into the county, that neighbor was filing suit against neighbor for unpaid debts. The first plot for which Albin obtained a warrant (copy missing) was for four hundred acres on Red Bud Run, joining Hugh Parrell. He sold this warrant to Thomas Sperry/Perry, who had it surveyed on March 14, 1750/1. The second warrant was dated February 15, 1752, for 200 acres, which he sold to James Agen/Hagen, who in turn sold it to George Meret, who had it surveyed on March 26, 1754. The survey showed 239 acres. The third plot was for two hundred fifty-six acres, lying just northeast of the first. This warrant, dated March 27, 1753, he sold to Earnest Andrews, who had it surveyed on March 26, 1754. These plots surrounded on three sides the 189 acres that William Albin kept for himself. So out of the original purchase, he retained only 189 acres. The warrant was dated September 21, 1751, and the survey was done on November 24, 1752. . . .
“The old court minutes contain some interesting entries which tell us something about William Albin, but they are sketchy. They are listed here in sequence to give a somewhat incomplete picture of his life and times.
“16 Feb. 1751. For examination of Robert Bird on suspicion of feloniously murdering his own child - Witnesses were William Albin, Charles Burns, Thomas Wyat, Stephen Russell and Ann Burns. (5) Court says not guilty.
“In October of 1751, William Albin co-signed a note for William Taylor. (6) This note, signed with his unique mark, which he also used in other documents, so apparently did not read or write. It appears that William Taylor had purchased from a merchant some buckram and thread, and sundry items, had signed a note, co-signed by William Albin. The bond was almost twice the amount of the debt. One wonders why William was willing to co-sign this note. When the note came due, Taylor was not to be found and others were in court trying to collect against him. This left William Albin liable for the debt. He filed a plea before the court and it recorded as follows: 14th Feb 1752 'William Albin vs William Taylor on attachment, this suit ordered dismissed, neither party appearing.' (7) Suit was called twice again, on the 3rd of June and on the 4th of June, with the same order. Taylor owed him 10 pounds, current money, and had absconded and could not be prosecuted. On July 7th, the same year, Taylor was an insolvent debtor in the ‘goal’ (jail), on a suit brought by John Sherman for debt. Taylor took the oath of insolvent debtor, and it is ordered that the sheriff discharge him from goal. With Taylor out of reach of the court, Cocks then filed suit against William Albin: 'Fryday the 9th day of March 1753. William Cocks agt William Taylor and William Albin, defts. On petition. The sheriff having returned that he had left a copy of the summons at the deft Albin’s usual place of abode and the sdd deft being solemly called & failing to appear the plt in court made oath to his accounts aft the deft for four pounds eight shillings & three pence half penny curt money. It is thereupon considered by the court that these pltf recover agt thee deft Albin the sd sum of four pounds eight shillings & three pence half penny curt money & costs and the said deft in mercy & the sheriff having returned the deft Taylor not found, this suit as to him is ordered to be dismisd.’ (8) Now William Albin was left liable for the debt. Apparently he did not have the money to pay the debt, so he set out to collect some that were due him which had not been paid.
“Saturday the 11th day of August 1753. Albin vs Lemon, judgment. William Albin agst James Lemon, on petition. The dft. being solemnly called & failing to appear, the pltf. made oath to his account for four pounds current money. It is thereupon considered by the court that the pltf. recover against the deft. the sum of four pounds currt. money together with his costs, afterwards the deft. appeared and prayed to be heard and offered to prove his acct. agst the plt. and was rejected.” (9) (Lemon continued to petition the court but never could produce any evidence. His last petition was dismissed because Lemon, the plaintiff, was deceased). 4 September 1753. 'Richard Calvert made oath that he attended five days as a witness for William Albin in his suit brought by petition agt James Lemon at his motion. It is ordered that the said William pay him one hundred and twenty five pounds of tobacco, the same according to law.' (10) The courts must have been overloaded for it to take five days to hear his plea. [Richard was probably our Ann Calvert’s brother.]
“8 Aug 1754. 'William Albin produced a certificate under the and of William Cocks, Gent, dated the 22nd day of June 1754 for taking up a Runaway servant belonging to Samuel Hammon of Prince William County above ten miles from his said master’s house and the said William Albin having made oath that he has received no satisfaction for his said claim it is ordered to be certified.' (11) This appears to be a game of ‘tit for tat’. Cox was suing Albin, but Albin was saying that Cox owed him money. Cartmell in his Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants stated that it was a runaway slave that William Albin took up, but this original document shows us that it was instead a runaway indentured servant. . . .
“3rd Aug 1756, 'John Baylis plt agt William Albin, on petition. The Dft failing to appear the plt produced his note, whereupon judgment is granted agt him for forty three shillings with lawful interest from the 27 day of March 1754 until paid and costs.' (12) (Baylis had surveyed William Albin’s land, this may be the payment due for that.) A shilling was worth about 12 to 16 cents, so the debt was about five or six dollars. Times were hard.
“Tuesday the 1st day of February 1757. 'Ann Helm, Thomas Helm, Wm. Helm, Adm. of Meredith Helm, deceased. Agst. John Jones, Jnoth Taylor, Jno Maddin, in debt. William Jolliffe, Jun. and William Albin, in open court undertook for the dft. Jonathan Taylor if he be cast in the sd. action that he shall pay the condemnation of the court for him where upon the sd dfts motion an importance is granted him until next court.' (13) (Albin went bond for his close neighbor, Jonathan Taylor, a Quaker).
“Tuesday the 2nd day of August 1757, 'John Lindsey and Patrick Rice, Exec, of George Martin, decd. In debt against Stephen Pilcher and William Abin, dfts. James Carter and Jonathan Taylor in open court undertook for the dft William Albin if he be cast in the said action that he will pay the condemnation if the court or render his body to prison or that they the sd James and Jonathan will act for him or whereupon the dfts motion, Oyes is granted him.' (14) (Jonathan Taylor is returning the favor. James Carter was the brother of Richard Carter, Albin’s brother-in-law. The nature of the debt is unknown, but it sounds like Albin had co-signed another note).
“2d day of November 1757, 'William Cocks plt ag. William Albin, dft. On petition. This suit being agreed, is ordered to be dismissed.' (15) (William Albin has satisfactorily settled the account of William Taylor with Cocks.)
“In the matter of William Albin against Stephen Pilcher, he had to take a round-about-way to get his money: 'Upon the attachment of William Albon against Stephen Pilcher, the sheriff having returned that he had executed the said attachment in the hands of Henry Heth and summoned him as a garnishee. Whereupon the said Henry came into court and being sworn, declared that he is indebted to the said Stephen Pilcher the sum of forty shillings and the said Stephen failing to appear to display the same tho solemly called, the plaintiff made oath to his account. It is therefor considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant the sum of ten pounds and his costs by him about his suit in the behalf expenses and it is ordered that the said Henry Heth do pay unto the said plaintiff the said sum of forty shillings towards satisfying this judgment.' . . . (16)
“In 1764, William Albin, John Parrell, and Joseph Parrell, were appointed by the Frederick County Court to 'view the ground leading from Lewis Neill’s Mill to the town of Winchester, and make their report. Whereupon it is ordered that a road be opened, this by them said of, and that the titheables two miles and a half on each side thereof work thereon under William Albin, who is appointed overseer of the same.' (17) [John and Joseph Parrell were probably the brothers of our Sarah Parrell who married John Bruce.] The following year, in June 1765, the court order book stated: 'John Parrell’s appointed overseer of the road from Lewis Neill’s Mill to Thomas Perry’s Mill in the room of William Albin, deceased.' (18) [in the room of meant in place of] The exact date of William’s death is unknown, but it probably occurred shortly before that date. He probably was in his early fifties at the time of his death. His oldest son, John as then about twenty-five, his youngest, George was seven, Mary, his wife, was fifty. . . .
“Since William left no will and no other records have been found that would tell us who his children were, it has been necessary to rely on circumstantial evidence. As far as can be determined, there was no other Albin who came into Frederick County during the Colonial period. One can presume then that the young men who appeared on the scene a generation later, were his sons. All evidence seems to substantiate this. All seem to have lived in the area where his land lay, near Red Bud Run and the Opeckon. After they left the area they often lived near former Frederick County people and married into former Frederick County families.”
William and Mary had five children, all born in Winchester (named Frederick Town until 1750), Frederick County:
John Albin was born circa 1739 in Frederick County. John married Ann McNeil circa 1770 in Winchester, Frederick County. He married later than his younger brothers. Ann McNeil was born circa 1754, christened in 1768. Ann died after 1820, she was mentioned in her husband’s 1820 will. John served in the French and Indian War in 1758 under Col. Wm. Byrd in the 2nd Virginia Regiment and in Capt. Hancock Eustace’s Company when Gen. James Forbes captured Fort Duquesne. Like his father, John was an overseer of the building of roads in Frederick County from at least 1771-1773. In 1776 John and Ann were living in what is now Harrison County, West Virginia (Harrison County created in 1784 from Monongalia County, in 1776 became Monongalia, formerly West Augusta District, part of Augusta County, Virginia). He may have obtained this land from his service in the Revolutionary War. John served in the Virginia Continental Line during the Revolutionary War circa 1777, a sergeant in the infantry.
In 1782 John paid taxes in Monongalia County on seven white persons, probably five children, no black persons. In 1785, now Harrison County, there were again seven white persons and only one dwelling. In 1789 there were two titheables (males over 16 of age, including the head of family). In 1793 there were three titheables, two of his sons were now approaching adulthood. He appeared on the census in 1790 in Harrison County, his household contained seven white and one black person. He appeared on the tax lists until 1811, when he had moved to Green County, Ohio (Clark County in 1818). He signed his will on April 4, 1820 in Green Township, Clark County. He died on April 26, 1820 in Clark County and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Green Township. In 1772, John and Ann sold the land he had inherited from his father, William. Since William left no will, under the law of primogeniture, John would have been the oldest living son. John probably sold the land because his mother, our Mary Bruce, was dead and he wanted to settle the estate. If Mary were still alive, she would have had a one-third dower interest in the estate.
The children of John Albin and Ann McNeil were:
Joseph Albin was born circa 1771 in Frederick County. He died circa 1837 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. His death reportedly was from “cramp colic,” he was on his way to Iowa at the time.
William Albin was born in 1775/76 in Harrison County. He died on August 15, 1866 in Green Township, Clark County, Ohio. He was buried August 17, 1866 in Ebenezer Cemetery, Green Township. He was a Methodist. From The Virginia Albins, “About 1809 William and Rebecca (Moreland) Albin moved to what was then Greene County, Ohio. They lived in the part that became Green Township.
John Albin, Jr. was born on April 16, 1780 in Harrison County. Another source gives his birth date as April 16, 1788. He served in the War of 1812 in Capt. Samuel Black’s regiment. He was honorably discharged on account of illness. Forty acres of bounty land were granted to his son, George Nathan, after John Jr.’s death. A record book kept by Capt. Black showed him in Ensign Clavenger’s Company. He married Catherine Moreland on March 25, 1804 in Harrison County, Virginia. Her father, John Moreland, had served as a Private in the Revolutionary War. Catherine Moreland was born on April 24, 1789. The family story is that John and Catherine both died of ‘black tongue fever’ (erysipelas) within three days of each other. John died on August 22, 1838 and Catherine on August 12, 1838, in Springfield Township, Clark County. They were both buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Green Township, Clark County. John Albin Jr. and Catherine Moreland had the following children: Nancy Ann, Joseph C., William Wilkinson, Samuel, Sarah, John M., Charity, Rebecca, Moreland, Nathan, Keziah, Rachel, Eliza Jane, Emily, Benjamin Lee, Moses, and George Nathan. In 1809 John sold land that he had received from his father in 1801, which may be when his father went to Ohio. (19)
Gabriel Albin was born about 1782 in Harrison County. He served in the War of 1812 between December11, 1812 and January 11, 1813. He was a Private in Capt. Arthur Layton’s Co. He died on December 21, 1862 in Hardin County, Ohio. He was buried in Norman Cemetery, Lynn Township, Hardin County. In circa 1818 or 1820, Gabriel donated land for the building of the Ebenezer Church Methodist in Harrison County. The method of heating this church is interesting: “. . . when first built, was heated in a singular manner. Four puncheon boards, four or five feet long, were fastened together so as to make a pen, then placed on the church floor, in which was placed some clay; this was hollowed out, and in the hollow was built a charcoal fire.” (20)
Sarah Albin was born on June 19, 1785 in Harrison County. She is said to have married Amos Lambert on April 5, 1804 in Harrison County. Sarah and Amos Lambert moved from Virginia to Clark County, Ohio between 1808 and 1810. At the time of John Albin Sr’s death they were living on the part of John’s land known as “the fenced-in part” in Green Township. The date of her death has not been determined, but probably occurred in Shelby County. No gravestone has ever been found. When the 1870 U.S. Census was taken, she was living with her daughter and son-in-law (Nancy Ann & Ozias Parke) in Shelby County, Ohio.
Mary Albin was born on September 4, 1786 in Harrison County. The Virginia Albins says circa 1778. She died circa 1833. She reportedly never married. No gravestone has been found. Based on census data, she later lived with her mother, Ann, in the house of Gabriel. She was mentioned by name in her father’s 1820 will.
Samuel Albin was born on September 4, 1787 in Harrison County. He served in the War of 1812 and died on December 22, 1841 in Clark County, Ohio. Samuel married Mary “Polly” McColly Adams on March 13, 1828. Their children were: Rebecca, Gabriel, Martha Jane, Joseph, Mary A., Minerva.
George Albin was born on January 26, 1790 in Clarksburg, Harrison County. He married Isabella Robey circa August 1, 1810 in Harrison County. (21) Isabella’s father was probably Patrick Robey. George served in the War of 1812 with Duncan McArthur and was in active service at the time of Hull’s surrender. He died on February 2, 1872 in Clark County, Ohio. He was buried in Knob River Prairie Cemetery, Mad River Township, Clark County. Said to have had five marriages. George’s children were: Martha Susan, Lemuel, Nancy Ann, Joseph Layton, Cyrus, William Attison, Mary Jane, Ann Pauline, Samuel T., David, Lemuel, Clark, George Jr., Robert Layton.
Rebecca Albin was born on December 20, 1794 in Harrison County. She died on February 28, 1833 in Clark County, Ohio. She was not mentioned in her father’s 1820 will. She married Isaac Martin. The 1830 census report indicates that there were children. Census data suggest that Isaac had a marriage prior to Rebecca based on the birth date of one of his probable children.
Robert Albin served in the Revolutionary War circa 1777. A person by this name was listed as a prisoner aboard the British ship Jersey. He signed his will on March 13, 1814 in Frederick County and died in April 1814 in Frederick County. (22) He was Methodist. One researcher has additional information on Robert. (23) Robert was born in 1743, died in April 1814 at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. He married Ann _?_. He is also said to have married Elizabeth _?_ in April 1791. His children were: Andrew, born circa 1767, died circa 1843 in Frederick County, married Martha Sutton on October 11, 1796; William, born 1770, died in June 1842 in Frederick County, married Catherine Rittenour on March 24, 1800; Robert, born 1771, died on March 14, 1857 in Monroe, Michigan, married Janette _?_ circa 1803; Anna, born circa 1776, married William Edwards on August 23, 1796; Rebecca Albin, born 1782, died on April 14, 1847 in Clinton, Indiana, married Luke Blacker on July 30, 1808; Jane, born circa 1783, married Alexander McWhorter on July 7, 1803; Samuel, born January 12, 1785, died on October 30, 1874 in Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, married Sarah Smith on December 1, 1806; James, born circa 1879, died in 1819 at Hampshire County, West Virginia of lockjaw, married Ann Ellis on January 8, 1809; Elijah, born 1793, died after 1870 in Washington, Iowa, married (1) Susannah “Hannah” Dalby in 1812, (2) Nancy Peters in 1838, (3) Rebecca Lee in 1857.
William Albin Jr., said to have been born circa 1747, died circa 1796 in Nelson County, Kentucky. His wife may have been Magdelina Godfrey. His wife’s name at the time of his death was “Delina.” William served in the Revolutionary War between 1777 and 1783. He was an Ensign with the Rangers of the Frontier from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Capt. John VanMeter’s 3rd Co, 4th Battalion. He also served also in Capt. Andrew Rabb’s Co. in 1778. Sources diverge considerably on his date and place of death. Testimony in a lawsuit in the 1820s indicates that he died on recently purchased land in Nelson County. He was buried in Provident Cemetery, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana. William’s children were: John, William, Mary, George, James, Absolom, Isaac, Sarah, Philip, Joshua.
James Albin was born circa 1757 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, died on April 26, 1827 in Pleasant City, Guernsey Co., Ohio. See below.
George Alban was born February 15, 1758, died January 29, 1840 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, married Jane Green. George served in Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1778. He enlisted in the Virginia Continental Line on February 28, 1776. He became one of Gen. George Washington’s personal bodyguards. His enlistment was up while at Valley Forge but he reenlisted for another hitch. The privations experienced during that period left him with some degree of disability for the rest of his life though it did not deter him from rearing a large and successful family. He was Methodist. In about 1798 the family moved to Ohio and settled in Island Creek Township in Jefferson County. Since his name is rather consistently found spelled “Alban” when referring to him and by his descendants, it is spelled that way here. He may have been a twin of brother James. Both enlisted in the Continental army the same year. He was illiterate and others wrote his name for him. Despite the “Alban” spelling, it was pronounced “Albin.”
James Albin (William3, James2, James1) was born circa 1757 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, died on April 26, 1827 in Pleasant City, Guernsey County, Ohio. He was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Guernsey County. One researcher visited Hopewell Cemetery and James and his second wife Barbara’s tombstones are no longer there. His will was made on March 5, 1827, probated April 26, 1827. James was about seven years old when his father died. James served in the 7th and 8th Virginia Regiments during the Revolutionary War, joining the 8th in 1776. James married Ruth Shannon, daughter of Hugh Shannon and Rachel, circa 1780 and had four children: George, Rebecca, Sarah, and James. Ruth was named in her father’s 1783 will, inheriting “the big kettle that was promised to her plus one full quarter of the breeding hogs.” Ruth was not named in her father Hugh Shannon’s estate settlement; she may have died before the settlement was complete. James was enumerated in Hampshire County in 1784 (now Hardy County), listing three whites, one black person, and nine dwellings. He lived near Capon River. In 1805 he sold his land on Cove Run that he bought on October 13, 1796 from James Martin. He moved to Ohio in 1806, stopping for one year near Wheeling, Virginia. He made the trip to Ohio “in wagons. The country was sparsely settled, with only a small settlement at Cambridge. The nearest mill was at St. Clairsville, so they pounded corn in a hominy box to get meal for food.” (24) St. Clairsville was in Belmont County, became Guernsey County in 1810.
Will of James Albin, 1827: (25) “I, James Albin, of Guernsey Co., being sick and weak, but of sound mind and Memory do made and ordain this my last will and testament. 1st – I give my soul unto God that gave through a crucified Redeemer and my body entered in a Christian like manner and that all my just debts be paid as soon as can be conveniently done after my decease. 2nd – I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Barbary, all my real and personal estate until my son John shall arrive at the age of twenty-one, except the black horse and sorrel mare and one cow. 3rd – I leave and bequeath unto my son George the some of one dollar. 3rd – I leave and bequeath unto my son James the some of one dollar. 4th – I leave and bequeath unto my son William, and my son John jointly and their heirs, the farm I now live on, it being parts of the S. E. Qr. Of Sec. No. 5 T. 8 R. 9 after the death of their mother, my son John to have the east side or Manshion parts, and that after five years possession of the said real estate, the said William and John is to pay unto my son Abraham and my son David the some of (200) two hundred dollars, that is to say one hundred to Abraham and one hundred to David, and if my son John should not live to the age of (21) twenty-one or dye intestate then the one half of my real estate shall go to my son Abraham and then in such case my son William shall pay only fifty dollars to my son David and my son Abraham shall pay fifty dollars in the time as before menshioned. 5th – I also leave and bequeath unto my son John my black horse and my young sorrel Mair and one milk cow, and when my son John arrives at the age of twenty-one, my wife Barbary shall only have the third of the real estate, and lastly, I will and bequeath after the death of my wife Barbary all my moveable property she may be in possession of, to be sold and be equally divided among my daughters of which are Rebecca Slater, Sarah Slater, Leah Carrel, Rachael Jourdan, Elizabeth Clark, Nancy Carrel, Delila Leard, and Mary Kirkpatrick, and lastly, I leave my wife Barbary and my son William executors of my last will and testament, revoking all other will heretofore maid by me. In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of March A.D. 1827. Signed, James Albin. Signed and acknowledged in the presents of: Eli Bishop, Davis Tulles, Isaac Hughes.”
Children of James and Ruth:
George Albin was born circa 1781 in Maryland and died in 1862. He was buried in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He married Margaret B. Phillips on October 29, 1807, possibly in Maryland. Margaret was born in 1783 in Maryland. He was a merchant and they had three children: John, born circa 1809, died 1814; James, born 1811, died 1812; and one more child.
Rebecca Albin was born circa 1782 in Virginia, died in 1828 in Guernsey County, Ohio and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery. She is said to have been the first person buried in this cemetery. She married John Slater and had four children. John was born in 1779 (tombstone) in New Netherland, New York and died in 1871 in Noble County, Ohio. John could not read or write (census). After Rebecca died, John married Polly McLaughlin. There were four daughters: Sarah, possibly born 1800 in Maryland, married James Secrest, September 11, 1817; Mary, married Isaac Secrest; Rebecca, married Samuel Bethel; Barbara, married James Mendenhall. “John Slater was a great deer hunter. He and his brother, Jacob, were descended from an old Patroon family that settled on the banks of the Hudson River when the colony was known as New Netherland. John was born in 1780. He wandered down into the mountains of Virginia where he married Rebecca Albin, the oldest daughter of James Albin and his wife. He loved the frontier and soon after marrying, he and his little family and the large Albin family came to Ohio and settled near where Pleasant City now stands. The wife died in 1828 and was the first person buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, the land having been given by her son-in-law, Isaac Secrest, for cemetery purposes. Three daughters were born of that union. Some time later Mr. Slater married a widow, Polly McLaughlin and one son was born to them. There may have been more children of this marriage but unknown. The boy was named Albert Slater and on reaching manhood went to Missouri and married and left a family still located in Jasper County, Missouri. After the second wife’s death, Mr. Slater lived with his children and grandchildren, especially Levi Secrest in Pleasant City. He lived to a great age and when old enjoyed entertaining the youngsters with his stories of pioneer life and hunting. He had been a soldier in the War of 1812. His home farm is now (1922) owned by Wilbur Gregg on the hill near Pleasant Grove. He died at the home of his niece, Rebecca Larrick, where he had gone for a visit in 1871, and is buried by the side of his two wives at Mt. Zion. We think Harriet Rigdon and Nancy Lyons were daughters of the second marriage – possibly others.”
Sarah Albin was born circa 1784 in Hampshire County, Virginia, died in July 1840 and was buried in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. She married Jacob Slater on January 14, 1807 at St. Clairsville, Belmont County (1810 became Guernsey County). Jacob was born circa 1782 in New York and died in 1839 in Indiana. They had eleven children: James, married Jane M. Kirkpatrick; Eliza, married Benjamin Larrick; Isaac, married Lavina Slonaker; Thomas, married Mary Ann Hart; Maria, married Lewis Kirkpatrick; Keziah, married Johnathan Hughes; John, married Mariah Hughes; William, unmarried; Elizabeth, married William Hellyer; Rachel, married Washington F. Reasoner; Nancy, married Stephen McGeath/McGrath.
James Albin was born circa 1786 in Virginia. He married Elizabeth Reed and had three children, all born in Virginia: Almira/Elmira, born 1837, Hardy County, West Virginia, married Charles E. Moulden; Theresa, born circa 1839; James L., born 1841, Hardy County, married Emma Edwards. James was an infant when his mother died. As a child, he may have lived with his mother’s family for a while after her death. He was the only child of James to live as an adult in Hampshire County. There is no record of a previous marriage, though Elizabeth was about twenty-two years younger than James. In the 1850 census James, a laborer, and Elizabeth were living in Wardenville, Hardy County with their three children. He was found in the 1860 census for Hardy County. James was 71, a farmer, with real estate valued at $400, personal at $100. Living with him were his daughter Almira, age 22, and James L., age 19. Elizabeth was not listed and had probably died.
James next married Barbara Hoover, circa 1787 in Hampshire County. Undocumented information on Barbara’s birth and father is conflicting. Barbara is said to have been the daughter of George Hoover, born in 1767 in Hampshire County, Virginia or Maryland. The IGI lists Barbara Hoover, born 1758 in Maryland, also 1768 in Maryland. One researcher has a Barbara Hoover, born 1760 in Maryland, father Jacob Huber/Hoover (born 1730, Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died December 10, 1800, Woodbury Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania), mother Anna Christina Guth (born May 1734, Lancaster, Pennsylvania).
A clue to Barbara’s family is in the records of the Hebron Lutheran Church, Hampshire County, Virginia. Barbara’s daughter Lea’s baptism in 1789 was witnessed by an unmarried woman of the Huber family. Another child, unnamed in the record, born 1797 and died 1798, was sponsored by an unmarried Annamaria Huber. This latter child born in 1797, may either be the Anna Maria below or someone confused this record and decided the sponsor was the child. The birth of Rachel in 1791 was witnessed by Anna Pennebecker, that of Nancy in 1800 by the unmarried Catharina Auratzler (sic?). So far a search for Hoover/Hubers in Hampshire County has not produced any likely results. The only Hoover/Huber found in Hampshire County in 1784-1790 was a Jacob Hoover/Huber, who was too young to be a father of Barbara, but could have been a brother or other relative.
Barbara died in 1854 in Morgan County, Ohio, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Guernsey County, Ohio. James and Barbara were members of the Hebron Lutheran Church. They had eleven children: Leah, Rachel, Elizabeth, David (Daniel), William, Anne Marie, Abraham, Nancy, Delila, Polly (Mary), and John.
After James’ death in 1827, Barbara married George Spaid, a widower who died in 1833. At that time Barbara went to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Peter and Rachel Jordan in Hiramsburg, Ohio. However, Barbara was not found with Peter and Rachel Jordan in the 1850 Ohio census. She died at the age of 86 and was buried beside her first husband, James Albin.
George Nicholas Spaid was born December 22, 1759 in Germany and died on June 15, 1833 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He first married Elizabeth Cole, who was born in 1759 in Virginia and died in June 1821 in Ohio. Elizabeth was buried beside George at Hopewell Cemetery. George was probably the George Nikolaus Spaeth, a German soldier who fought for the English during the American Revolution. George Nicholas Spaeth (Spaid) settled on the Capon River and became the progenitor of a large family in the Valley. His career: (26) “25 August 1779 - This morning punishment was carried out. A private Nikolaus Spaeth of Quesnoy’s Company, had to run the gauntlet of 200 men fourteen times, and Private Andreas Neubauer, six times, because of pillaging in a garden while on a large command from Princeton’s Point. . . . 12 Feb 1783 - Private Spaeth, of Quesnoy’s Company, came back from Virginia and turned up in the barracks. He had been gone and missing for almost a year. 6 March 1783 - During the night Private Spaeth, of Quesnoy’s Company again deserted. Supposedly, he is married in Virginia and had returned to the Regiment only to pick up his pay and belongings.”
Leah Albin was born on April 22, 1789 in Hampshire County, Virginia and died on August 29, 1881 in Crooked Tree, Noble County, Ohio. She married Henry William Carroll/Carrol circa 1810 in Morgan County, Ohio. He died on March 11, 1834 in Crooked Tree. Their children may be: James, born circa 1811, married Mary Moore, may not belong to this family; George, born in 1814; Jane, born March 23, 1817, married William Wilson Stringer, August 11, 1836, Morgan County, Ohio; William, born October 10, 1812, married Jane Six, October 6, 1842, Morgan County; Nancy, born 1821; Henry, born 1821, married Elizabeth Spicer, July 31, 1845, Morgan County; Washington, born 1824, died 1908, married Elizabeth Six, March 18, 1852, Noble County, Ohio; Eliva, born in 1827.
Rachel T. Albin was born on April 24, 1791 in Hampshire County, Virginia, baptized on May 22, 1791 at the Hebron Lutheran Church, Capon Valley, Hampshire County. She died on August 29, 1881 in Noble County, Ohio. She was buried in Scott Cemetery, Brookfield Township, Ohio. She married Peter J. Jordan on January 25, 1810 in Muskingum County, Ohio. Peter was born April 7, 1787 at Washington County, Pennsylvania, died January 23, 1868, Hiramsburgh, Noble County, the son of Jacob Jordan and Mary Ann Silvers Schriver. Scott Cemetery is on the ground Peter Jordan sold to make a cemetery from his original claim near Hiramsburgh, Brookfield Township. Their children were: Sarah, married James Bodkins/Botkin; Nancy, married Andrew Carr; James, married Sarah A. Turner; Jacob, born circa 1821, never married; John, married Nancy Downey; George, married Sarah Jane Trenner; Delilah, born circa 1827, a domestic; Elizabeth, married Joseph Downey.
Elizabeth Albin was born circa 1792 in Hampshire County, Virginia and died on January 20, 1874, buried near Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. She married Joseph Clark on January 20, 1814 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Joseph was the son of Benjamin Clark and Nancy Finley. The 1820 census for Guernsey County showed two sons and one daughter. Their daughter Nancy Clark married Addison Henderson. According to Addison’s biography, his second marriage was to a Mrs. Nancy Jackson. (27) Nancy Clark must have first married a Jackson. An undocumented source states that Nancy married Burbon Jackson in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
David (Daniel) Albin was born circa 1793 in Virginia and died of rabies, circa 1836 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He married Lydia Cooper (born 1795, Pennsylvania, died August 1879) on August 11, 1825 at Guernsey County, Ohio. Lydia married Silas Brown in 1852 and lived in Vinton County, Ohio. Children of David and Lydia were: Barbara Rebecca, married Thomas McWilliams; Nancy, born 1828, married John Birkhimer, March 11, 1847; Mary M., born 1831, married John Downey Jordan, February 10, 1851; Isaac, also known as David, born 1832, married (1) Ariadney Corbin, March 3, 1855, (2) Rebecca Lacock, (3) Mrs. Sarah Cross Chandler, (4) Eliza Jane Bennett; Almira, born 1837, died 1872, married James L. Tribby.
William Albin was born on October 3, 1793 in Virginia, and died on February 11, 1885 in Swan Township, Vinton County, Ohio. He was buried in Creola Cemetery. He married Nancy Clark circa 1814-16. Nancy was born on August 13, 1797 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, died June 24, 1874 in Vinton County, Ohio, daughter of Benjamin Clark and Nancy Finley. They moved to Vinton County (then Hocking County) where William bought a tract of land and improved a farm. Their children, all born in Guernsey County, were: Mary Ann, born Mary 23, 1818, died December 1, 1893 in Iowa, married John Patterson; Barbara, born February 6, 1819, married John Crawford on September 11, 1845 in Guernsey County, moved to Mt. Giliad, Ohio; James Finley, born January 15, 1821, died April 12, 1895, married Julia Ann Cramblet, March 8, 1849; William Slater, born February 6, 1823, died May 13, 1902 in Missouri, married Elizabeth Ann Tribby; John, born August 18, 1825 in Illinois, married Martha E. Gaffney; Sarah A., born April 28, 1828 in Illinois, married (1) John Wharton, (2) John Chamberlain, lived in Illinois; Samuel S., born August 8, 1830 in Ohio, died February 1926 in Ohio, married Rebecca Reed; Joseph, born December 2, 1832, married (1) Margaret Gilmore, (2) _?_ Siverly, lived in Missouri, then further west; Delilah E., born February 19, 1834, Vinton County, married John Siverly Witherspoon; Nancy J., born July 20, 1836, married James Porter; Rachel, born July 26, 1838, married Jeremiah Reed; Benjamin F., born April 1, 1845, married Margaret Lee/Fee in 1868, died June 1887 in Texas.
Anne Marie Albin was born on December 25, 1797 in Hampshire County, Virginia. Anne died on February 2, 1798 in Hampshire County. She may have been a twin of Abraham.
Abraham Albin was born on December 25, 1798 in Hampshire County, Virginia, died on August, 8, 1883 in Guernsey County, Ohio and was buried in the old Hartford Cemetery, Valley Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. He married Mary Elizabeth Trenner on October 4, 1819 in Guernsey County. Mary Elizabeth was born on January 31, 1797 in Monangalia County, Virginia and died on April 15, 1875 in Guernsey County, daughter of Henry Trenner and Elizabeth Secrest. He kept a store for several years at Pleasant City and later in his own home. They resided in Buffalo Township, Guernsey County. Their children, all born in Guernsey County, were: Amos, born September 27, 1820, died Laclede County, Missouri, married (1) Susan Gibson, (2) Catherine Pettit; Sarah, born May 15, 1823, died February 22, 1864, married George Leazure/Leizure, December 30, 1841; Henry, born March 17, 1825, died April 3, 1903, married (1) Elizabeth Butcher, (2) Mrs. Nancy Smith, (3) Nancy Brown; George Washington, born November 5, 1826, married Charlotte Cooper, January 28, 1847; David Tullus, born December 5, 1828, died August 1829; Moses, born August 17, 1829, died on August 5, 1830; Perry Milton, born January 22, 1832, married (1) Margaret Ellen Trott, (2) Lydia M. McCoy, (3) Christine McElwee, (4) Ettie Victorine Spaid; Thomas, born March 21, 1835, died March 14, 1921, married (1) Elizabeth Ann Savely, December 10, 1857, (2) Delphine Trott; Mary Elizabeth, born April 4, 1837, died on January 20, 1838; Abraham Peter, born April 3, 1840 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, died April 22, 1863 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, never married; Martha Jane, born Mary 30, 1842, married Joseph Dyson, lived Cambridge Ohio.
Nancy Jane Albin was born on February 15, 1800 in Hampshire County, Virginia. She married Joseph Carroll/Carrell/Carrol on July 2, 1817 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Joseph was born in 1796 in Pennsylvania, died in 1874 in Pike County, Illinois, son of George Carrol and Isabella. Their children, all born in Ohio, were: Aaron, born 1820, married (1) Mary Weeks, (2) Sarah Pauline Brown; George, born 1823, married Providence Wells; Mary, born 1826, married Thomas Cadwell; Sarah (Sally), born circa 1828, married David Gepel; Joseph, born circa 1831; Delilah (Lily), born 1833, married Wiley Anderson Foreman; Jane, born circa 1840, married Samuel Chapman.
Delila Albin was born on December 25, 1805 in Guernsey County, Ohio or Virginia, and died on January 25, 1877 in Iroquois County, Illinois. Delilah married Thomas Secrest on October 3, 1822. “I hereby certify that on the Third day of October, 1822, I joined together in the holy state of Matrimony, according to Law, Thomas Secrist and Delilah Albin. Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of October, 1822.” Signed Elijah Thompson, J.P. filed October 24, 1822 and duly entered. (28) According to Paul Laird (no documentation), Thomas Henry Secrest died of alcohol poisoning in 1823. Their children are said to have been: John, James, George, and Charles. They are said to have had two sets of twins, both sets dying in early infancy. These children seems unlikely, even if there were twins as reported, since Delilah had been married less than two years to Thomas Secrest. A search for Thomas Secrest and his family has produced no information. Delilah then married Samuel Leard. “State of Ohio Guernsey County - I do hereby certify that I joined together in the holy estate of Matrimony Mr. Samuel Leard and Delilah Secrist of lawfull age. - Given under my hand seal this 31st day of May, 1824.” David Tulles, J.P. Filed and duly recorded. (29) See Laird family history.
Mary (Polly) Albin was born on March 24, 1807 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died on August 31, 1889, in Indiana, buried in Blackford County, Indiana. She married Frank Kirkpatrick on March 31, 1826 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Frank was born on February 9, 1807, died November 29, 1889. Their children were: John, born 1827, married Elizabeth Sample; Allen, born June 29, 1829 in Ohio; Nancy, born February 25, 1832 in Ohio; Rachel, born September 12, 1834 in Ohio; David, born April 29, 1837 in Indiana; Mahala, born October 3, 1839 in Indiana; Thomas, born April 25, 1842 in Indiana; Henry, born February 18, 1845 in Indiana; Lewis, born January 15, 1848 in Indiana.
John Albin was born circa 1809 in Ohio and died circa 1828 in Ohio. He is said to have died of rabies, possibly before the death of his father. He may have married Lydda _?_. One source says he married Lydia and after his death the widow and children were lost.
1 “Ethel Winifred Albin died in Sabetha, Kansas on September 12, 2006, after a short illness. Ethel was born on October 21, 1913 at her family’s home south of Dawson, Nebraska. She graduated from Honey Creek High School after which she attended Peru State Teachers College and taught school. She later entered the Cadet Nurse Program at the University of Nebraska School of Nursing, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and DePaul University, where she received a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. During that time she also taught neurological and neurosurgical nursing at the University of Illinois Research and Teaching Hospitals and at St. Luke’s School of Nursing Education. She loved Nursing and spent most of her career working in Veterans’ Administration Hospitals. She had many stories of caring for polio victims in iron lungs, wounded soldiers and sailors during the Korean War and of making good friends among the other staff members. She worked at Veterans’ hospitals in Maywood, Illinois, Kansas City, Missouri, East Orange, New Jersey, Poplar Bluffs, Missouri, and Grand Island, Nebraska. She enjoyed traveling in the United States and in Europe. She had a lively curiosity and a wonderful sense of humor. She loved chocolate, impressionist paintings and Asian art, letters, good books and good jokes. She was fascinated by the challenges and experiences of people in earlier times, which she explored through her hobby of genealogical research. She researched, wrote and published many books of family history. She was equally passionate about the future story of her family. She knew the names, birthdays, and life stories to date of each niece and nephew, grand-niece and -nephew, and great-grand niece and nephew. She is dearly loved and will be dearly missed. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Ira Marion Albin and Clara Jane Lanning Albin, her sister Frances Louise Albin Ott and brother-in-law Marcellous Newton Ott, and her brother, Joseph Marion Albin. Ethel is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret Mae Loennig Albin, three generations of nieces and nephews, many cousins and many friends.” Barbara Wallace died in 2000.
2 From History of the Albin Family Out of Old Frederick County Virginia, “James Albin, of County Meath, Ireland, formerly of Derbyshire, England, made his will on December 29, 1720, which was probated in the Prerogative Court about 1722. The original will, unfortunately, was destroyed in the fire in Dublin in 1922. Prior to that, however, Sir William Betham, Ulster King-of-Arms had indexed and took genealogical notes from each will, forming them into chart pedigrees, which are now deposited in the Office of Arms, Dublin. The following diagram illustrates the information found on microfilm in the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Betham’s Genealogical Abstracts, Prerogative Wills of Ireland.”
3 Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1713-1748, homepages.rootsweb.com/~ski/katie/wills/will_abstractsF-I.html.
4 Note from the files of Nancy Porter: She has his full name as William I. Albin, son of Robert Albin, son of James Albin. Her source was The Records of the Swedish Lutheran Churches of Racoon and Penns Neck 1713-1786.
5 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Order Book III, p. 372, 16 Feb. 1751.
6 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Papers, Winchester.
7 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Order Book 4, p. 125, 14th Feb 1752.
8 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Order Book 4, p.443.
9 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Order Book 5, p. 121.
10 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Order Book 5, p. 133, 4 September 1753.
11 Frederick County, Virginia, Court Order Book 5, p. 48, 8 Aug 1754.
12 Frederick County Court Order Book, p. 98, 3rd Aug 1756.
13 Frederick County Court Order Book, p. 172, 1st Feb 1757.
14 Frederick County Court Order Book, p. 270, 2nd Aug 1757.
15 Frederick County Court Order Book, p. 314, 2nd Nov 1757.
16 Frederick County Court Order Book, p. 169 (1763-64).
17 Frederick County, Virginia Court Order Book 11 (1763-64), p. 475.
18 Frederick County, Virginia Court Order Book 12 (1764-65), p. 463.
19 John Albin to Abijah Warner, 1809, Harrison County Deed Book 9, pp. 69-70, transcribed by Cathy Warren.
20 History of Clark County, Ohio, Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1881. Reprinted by Unigraphic Inc., Evansville, IN, 1972, p. 743.
21 Robey, Isabella Albin, George Parent’s Bond: Patrick Robey, Aug 1 1810. Harrison Co VA Marriage Bonds Vol 1/Marriage Record V. 1-4, 2:2; 358.
22 A full transcript appears in The Virginia Albins among the unnumbered pages following p. 238.
23 Subject: Re: Robert Albin, email from: Joyce Lemke, 8 Jan 2000, Prepared 8 Jan 2000 by: Joyce G. Lemke.
24 Sarchet, History of Guernsey County, Ohio, 1911. Vol. I & II. P. 531, “Perry Milton Albin.”
25 Will made March 5, 1827, probated April 26, 1827, Guernsey County, Ohio, Courthouse, Cambridge, Ohio.
26 “A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution” by Johann Conrad Doehla, tranlated and edited by Bruce E. Burgoyne, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1990, pp. 111, 218.
27 Combination Atlas Map of Tippecanoe County, Kingman Brothers, 1878, p. 43.
28 Guernsey County Ohio Marriage Book A, page 173.
29 Guernsey County Ohio Marriage Book A, page 218.
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