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 WISER NEWSLETTER

Volume 7 Issue 4                                                                 April 2002

RESEARCH FINDINGS

 

As a result of the information on James Albro’s land records in last month’s newsletter, I promised to detail James Albro’s children in this newsletter.  As you can see, he had a large posterity, many who still live in the Cortland, NY area. The names below italicized and underlined are the heirs of James Albro mentioned in the 1865 document.

 

1. James Albro was born on 18 Mar 1778 in West Greenwich, Kent, RI. He died on 20 Sep 1863 in Truxton, Cortland, NY.

James married (1) Lydia Corey daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corey on 8 Feb 1799 in Queensbury, Warren, NY. Lydia was born on 10 May 1777 in Near Providence, Providence, RI. She died on 5 Jul 1824 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. She was buried in Truxton, Cortland, NY.   She was a brother of Wanton Corey.

 

They had the following children:

                    2  F             i.   Sarah (Sally) Albro was born on 27 Nov 1799 in Queensbury, Washington, NY. She died on 10 Sep 1865 in Brighton, Livingston, MI. She was buried in Brighton Twp, Livingston, MI.  Sarah married Rev. Ansel N. Clark on 5 Mar 1819. Ansel was born on 24 Oct 1799 in MA. He died on 13 Aug 1875. He was buried in Brighton Twp, Livingston, MI.  Ch: Eliza A. Clark Thomas, Elvira Jane Clark Coe, Nelson Ansel Clark and Cynthia Clark.

                    3  M           ii.   Arvin Albro was born on 2 Mar 1802 in Queensbury, Washington, NY. He died on 18 Oct 1852. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Arvin married Polly Morse daughter of David Morse and Lydia Sutton on 25 Jul 1827 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. Polly was born on 30 May 1811 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She died on 31 Dec 1893 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She was buried on 3 Jan 1894.  Ch: Joel J. Albro, Louis Maria Albro Coe, Lydia V. Albro Hamilton, John M. Albro, Jane Albro Smith, Joseph Potter Albro, Arvin N. Albro, Francis Marion Albro, David J. Albro, Elizabeth J. (Polly) Albro Balch, Maryetta M. Albro, Ancel C. Albro and Lilley D. Albro.

                    4  F           iii.   Elizabeth Albro was born on 2 Feb 1803 in Queensbury, Washington, NY. She died on 29 Jul 1819. She was buried in Truxton, Cortland, NY.

                    5  M         iv.   Samuel Albro was born on 19 Aug 1805 in Fabius, Onondaga, NY. He died on 17 Nov 1893 in Cazenovia Township, Madison, NY.  Samuel married Abigail Guest on 22 Mar 1829 in , Cortland, NY. Abigail was born about 16 Aug 1806 in NJ. She died on 24 Dec 1889 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Ch: Harriet M. Albro McQueen Rainbow Smith , Arvin L. Albro, George W. Albro, William B. Albro, John C. Albro, Albert Duane Albro and Rachel Ann Albro. 

                    6  M          v.   James Albro was born on 25 Mar 1807 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died after 1880. In 1880, James was living in Hillsdale County, MI. James married Eliza. Eliza was born in 1818 in NY. She died before 1880.  Ch: Charlotte E. Albro, Lovinia M. Albro, Laura J. Albro, Moses R. Albro, Sarah E. Albro and Ezra Albro.

                    7  M         vi.   John Simmons Albro was born on 8 May 1809 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 6 Jan 1859 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. John married (1) Rebeckah (Ruhama) Bates on 22 Dec 1834 in Huron, OH. Rebeckah was born about 1809. She died in 1841/1845 in OH.  Ch: Truman Bates Albro, James Samuel Albro and Lydia B. Albro Barnes. John married (2) Zelpha Ann Howard on 29 Nov 1846 in Medina, OH. Zelpha was born on 7 Sep 1821 in Columbus, Chenango, NY. She died after 1900.  Ch: Byron S. Albro, William S. Albro and John Simmons Albro.

                    8  F          vii.   Pheobe Albro was born on 11 Mar 1811 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. She died on 18 Nov 1874 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Pheobe married Unknown .  Ch: Granville Albro.

                    9  M       viii.   Peter Philan R. Albro was born on 22 Feb 1813 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 29 May 1864 in Hanover, Hanover, VA. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Peter married Sally Joslin on 23 Jul 1840 in Fabius, Onondaga, NY. Sally was born in 1818 in Onondaga County, NY. She died on 16 Sep 1898 in Little York, Cortland, NY. She was buried on 18 Sep 1898 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Ch: Perlyette E. Albro Raymond, Ansel C. Albro, Ezra J. Albro, Ellen Maria Albro, Emmy (Emma) M. Albro, Ida May Albro Foster, Enos Albro and Elon Albro.

                  10  F            ix.   Eunice Albro was born on 6 Apr 1815 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. She died in 1902.  Eunice married (1) George Washington Nichols in 1833. George was born about 1809 in Pompey, Onondaga, NY. He died on 21 Mar 1839 in LaGrange, LaGrange, IN. Ch: Sarah D. Nichols Leighty Miller, John Convass Nichols and Juliette Nichols. Eunice married (2) David Lake about 1850. David was born in 1798 in VT. Ch: Edmond (Edward A.) Lake, James E. Lake.

                  11  F             x.   Lydia B. Albro was born on 26 Apr 1817 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. She died on 26 Mar 1895 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She was buried in Truxton, Cortland,NY.  Lydia married Chancy (Chauncy) B. Nye on 6 Jan 1842 in NY. Chancy was born on 28 May 1819 in NY. He died on 25 Apr 1895. He was buried in Truxton, Cortland, NY.  Ch: James Riley Nye, Ansel C. Nye, Nancy Nye, Allen C. Nye, Celestia Caroline Nye Marks Graham, Samuel Despritt Nye, Deportal S. Nye and Leroy B. Nye.

                  12  M          xi.   George Washington Albro was born on 21 Dec 1819 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 12 Oct 1900 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He was buried on 14 Oct 1900 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  George married Emeline Briggs on 12 Sep 1849 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. Emeline was born in 1829 in Otsego County, NY. She died on 16 Feb 1883 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Ch: James Henry Albro, Nelson J. Albro, Jane Albro, George Washington Albro and Hiram Albro.

 

James married (2) Sabra S. Morse daughter of Luther Morse and Alithea (Alathea) Wiser on 29 Sep 1825 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. Sabra was born on 7 Feb 1798 in of Concord, Essex, VT. She died before 1865 probably at Cuyler, Cortland, NY.

 

They had the following children:

                  13  M         xii.   Ezra J. Albro was born on 5 Aug 1826 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 22 Sep 1827. He was buried in Truxton, Cortland, NY.

                  14  M        xiii.   Andrew J. Albro was born on 7 Jan 1828 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 26 May 1895 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. He was buried in Fabius Township, Onondaga, NY.  Andrew married (1) Annie Clarissa Smith about 1852. Annie was born in 1833 in Edmeston, Otsego, NY. She died in 1855/1860.  Ch: Mary Albro. Andrew married (2) Susan Mary Blanchard about 1864. Susan was born on 24 May 1847 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She died on 13 Dec 1904 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. She was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Ch: Edward Adda Albro, Cora M. Albro Jacobe, Minnie A. Albro Hollenbeck, Irving L. Albro and Bertha (Bertie) Sarah Albro Washburn.

                  15  F         xiv.   Elizabeth M. Albro was born on 13 Jan 1830 in Fabius, Onondaga, NY. She died on 26 Aug 1921 in Spafford, Onondaga, NY. She was buried on 29 Aug 1921 in Otisco Valley, Onondaga, NY.  Elizabeth married Lewis E. Smith on 20 Feb 1848 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. Lewis was born on 19 Jul 1827 in Edmeston, Otsego, NY. He died on 6 Apr 1916 in Spafford, Onondaga, NY. He was buried in Otisco Valley, Onondaga, NY.  Ch: Kinsley Laze (Lewis) G. Smith, Chloe A. Smith Cole Case, Orville H.F. Smith, Jeremy Almiron Smith, Albert Albro Smith, Frank Van B. Smith and Anna Elizabeth Smith Bovee.

                  16  M         xv.   Joseph G. L. Albro was born on 18 Dec 1831 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 1 Feb 1891 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Joseph married Anna (Johanna) Doran daughter of Alexander Doran and Almira Dorward. Anna was born in 1839 in Truxton Twp, Cortland, NY. She died on 16 Jun 1904. She was buried in Cuyler, Cortland, NY.  Ch: Silas L. Albro, William Henry Albro, James C. Albro and infant Albro.

                  17  M        xvi.   Albert F. Albro was born on 3 Jun 1834 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. He died on 21 Jan 1899 in Tully, Onondaga, NY. He was buried in Jan 1899 in Fabius,Onondaga, NY. Albert married Permelia Jeannette Beden on 9 Nov 1864 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. Permelia was born on 25 Oct 1844 in Fabius, Onondaga, NY. She died on 6 Mar 1893 in Tully, Onondaga, NY. She was buried in Mar 1893 in Fabius, Onondaga, NY.  Ch: Sabra (Sabrie)  M. Albro, Florence Aurelia Albro Weyeneth, Dorr P. Albro, Karnie or Warnie Albro, Carrie Elnora Albro Neal Sharp and Herbert A. Albro.

                  18  F        xvii.   Melissa Ann Albro was born on 8 Aug 1836 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. She died on 22 Jun 1910 in Fabius, Onondaga, NY. She was buried on 25 Jun 1910 in Keeney Settlement, Cortland, NY.  Melissa married Henry Murdent on 11 Nov 1856 in Truxton, Cortland, NY. Henry was born on 14 Sep 1835 in Deerfield, Oneida, NY. He died on 14 Dec 1900 in Cuyler, Cortland, NY. He was buried in Fabius Township, Onondaga, NY.  Ch: James Albro Murdent, John Scott Murdent, William H. Murdent, Franklin J. Murdent, Morell Albro Murdent and Kingsley M. Murdent.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

Syracuse NY paper, 7 Apr 2002; Angeline P. Albro (Dorr P. Albro, Albert F. Albro, Sabra S. Morse, Alithea Wiser Morse, Benjamin Wiser) Carpenter, 85, of 14 Morgan Drive, Cortland, died Friday. Born in Tully, she lived many years in Nedrow before moving to Cortland three years ago. She worked at Newton Fishing Line in Cortland and Cortland Country Club. Her husband, Bernard, died in 1991. Survivors: A daughter, Beverly A. Carpenter of Cortland; a son, William D. of New Woodstock; a grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartwell Funeral Home. Burial, Cuyler Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 11 Clinton St., Tully. Contributions: American Diabetes Association. 

 

Cortland NY Standard, Friday, 5 Apr 2002; Audry J. Albro, 55 of 124 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY passed away April 4, 2002 at the Cortland Memorial Hospital. Ms Albro was born Sept. 10, 1946 in Cortland, the daughter of Albert (Dorr P. Albro, Albert F. Albro, Sabra S. Morse, Altihea Wiser Morse, Benjamin Wiser) and Rena Bennett Albro. Ms. Albro had been a long time resident of the area. She had been employed at the J. M. Murray center for over 30 years. She is survived by her mother, Rena Albro of Cortland, brothers, Paul Albro of Summerhill, NY, and Alfred of Cortland, NY and two nephews. Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 am at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland. Interment will follow in the Glenwood cemetary in Homer. There are no calling hours.

 

Syracuse NY paper, 12 Apr 2002; Gary R. Moore (Winnifred Mae Smith Moore, Holley Berton Smith, Albert Albro Smith, Elizabeth M. Albro Smith, Sabra S. Morse, Alithea Wiser Morse, Benjamin Wiser), 55, of 5354 state Route 41, Homer, died Tuesday at Northwoods in Cortland. He was a codes enforcement officer and a self-employed master carpenter. He was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church and was a member of Stonehedges Golf Course and the Homer Elks Lodge. Survivors: His wife, the former Kathleen Cincotta; two sons, Christopher of Syracuse and Patrick of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Linda Henderson of Slaterville; two stepgrandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Bertini-Riccardi Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Cortland. Calling hours, 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Contributions: American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., Box 7, East Syracuse 13057.

 

POSTSCRIPT

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