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99. Henry Albright: (Married: Mary "Polly" Gibbs (#100) Circa 1784, probably inOrange County, North Carolina (about 1783 in Orange County, North Carolina).

Born: 12 April 1759 (According to Stoner's Old Meeting House Graveyard records, Alamance, North Carolina records) (4 May 1759 in Berks County, Pennsylvania) (4 May 1759 in Berks County, Pennsylvania) of Jacob Albright (#197/217)& Sophia Catharine (Catherine) (Cathrin) Welder (#198/218 in Pennsylvania (According to The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 157, p. 127).(The source of the green is e-mail from Maria Bruce 2005 ( [Source for the gray information is research done by Michael Cavenaugh (Glass family genealogist denoted on the Guilford County Genealogy Association Website)
[Note: if Henry died on 9 June 1840 and was 81 years and 29 days as Stoners Cemetery Records say, then he would have been born on May 20 1759, not in April as those same Stoners Cemetery Records state.]

Died: 2 June 1840 in Orange County, N.C. (Source of blue information: the statement below at the end of Henry's Will); 9 June 1840 (Source: Stoner's Old Meeting House Graveyard records ) in Orange County, now Alamance County, North Carolina. He is Buried at Old Stonerís Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina. According to the tombstone records, he died at the age of 81 years and 29 days.

[His siblings included:

a) Daniel A. Albright (#109): (Married:Catherine "Katie" Loy (#110) about 1789) Born: 24 June 1765 (1757 in Berks County, Pennsylvania) [Michael Cavenaugh note: The Joseph H. Vance book says he was born in 1757] Died: 13 February 1831 in Orange County, N. C. 13 February 1831 in North Carolina, he is buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Alamance County, North Carolina ; (Albright, Clapp and Berk Families by Joseph H. Vance copyright 1987 Library of Congress catalog card number 87-050664 published March 1, 1988 Pg. 14 states that he and his wife had nine children.);

b) Sophia Catherine Albright: (Married: John Ludwig Clapp Jr. 4 July 1766 in Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania, son of John Ludwig Clapp Sr. and Anna Margaret Strader) Born: about 1749 in Orange County, N.C.(in Berks County, Pennsylvania, christened 3 September 1749 in Reformed Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania); Died: 1821 in Guilford County, North Carolina/ buried in the Brick Church Cemetery, Guilford County, North Carolina Miscellaneous:"Ludwig served in the Revolution (Pension #5157. At one time he served under his brother, Lt. Jacob Clapp. Both brothers fought in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Sophia and family were said to have been harrassed by Tories who destroyed all the crops and stole everything from the barn..." copied from Albright, Clapp and Berk Families by Joseph H. Vance copyright 1987 Library of Congress catalog card number 87-050664 published March 1, 1988;

c) Jacob Albright: (Married: Sallie Wolf (Wolf) (Wolff) in 1776 in Orange County ) Born: 6 August 1753 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Died: before February 1825, buried at Stoner Church Cemetery Alamance County, NC.;

d) John Albright: (Married: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Graves about 1780, she is the [sister of Maria Graves (#52)] daughter of John Jacob Graves (#103) and Anna Dorothea "Turley" Coble (#104)) Born: after 1750 (about 1750) in Berks County, Pennsylvania; Died: 24 October 1830 (24 October 1824), buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Alamance, North Carolina, buried at the Brick United Church of Christ in Guilford County, North Carolina: Source: The Guilford Genealogist, Published by the Guilford County Genealogical Society of N. C., Vol. 23, No 2, Spring 1996, Number 73, p. 64; [Michael Cavenaugh note: Source for John Albright: Albright Family Records, Revision 1, January 1993, edited by McBane and Donnell.]

e) Joseph A. Albright: (Married: Barbara Basin after May 1778 (about 1780) in Orange County, NC.) Born: (about 1755 in Berks County, Pennsylvania). Died: About 1821 in Orange County, North Carolina. (July 1817 in Orange County, North Carolina) [ Michael Cavenaugh note: His will was dated 28 July 1816 and probated in May 1821 in Orange County, North Carolina;

f) George Albert Albright: (Married: Barbara Catherine “Katie” Holt 1791); Born: 1761 in Berks, Pennsylvania, 1761 Berks County, Pennsylvania (1751 in Berks County, Pennsylvania) Died: 1838 in Orange (Now Alamance ) County, N.C.; buried Mount Hermon (Harmon) Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina), another source says 27 August 1835 in Guilford, N. C.;

g) Katie ("Katy") (Catherine) Albright: (Married: John Sharpe (Sharp) [Note: John Sharp is the brother of Bostian Sharp (#97) and brother-in-law to Catharine Garrett (#98)] Born: 1763 in Berks County, Pennsylvania Died: Before 1880 in North Carolina.]



Henry was the brother of Daniel A. Albright (#109). Both Henry and Daniel are Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfathers of the webmaster, Susan Leach Snyder.

According to his Revolutionary War pension apllication, "He was born in the State of Pennsylvania on the 4th of May 1759--and was removed to the County of Orange in North Carolina when about four years of age, where he hath resided every since."

Henry was in Ambrose Ramsey's regiment, the Company of Captain Trousdale and Lieutenant John Campbell. He was a private and a sergeant in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War. The following is taken from The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 157, p. 127, Record #132,042: "Henry Albright (1759-1840) received a pension, 1833, for service as private and sergeant in the North Carolina militia. He was born in Pennsylvania; died in Orange County, N.C." DAR ID Number: 156401.
[Note: the details of his pension application were read at the dedication of a new tombstone at the Old Stoner's Cemetery honoring Henry in November, 2009. The application statement in its entirety is included at the end of this web page.]

Below: The U.S. Pension roll of 1835 for Orange County, North Carolina shows Henry Albright, listed with the rank of Sergeant, was receiving an Annual Allowance of $55, Sums received: $137.50. He had served in the North Carolina line and was placed on the pension roll on August 28, 1833. The commencement of his pension was March 4, 1831 and he was 75 years old.

According to Nicholas Gibbs and his descendants, 1733-1977 by Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society, 1977, Ohio Historical Society Library, "In 1783 Henry was listed as a single man on the Orange County Tax lists, as having failed to send in his list of taxable property. In 1800, Orange County, North Carolina Census, page 498 Henry Albright was listed with a family consisting of himself, wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters." The 1800 Census is linked here.

Henry is listed in the 1820 North Carolina Federal Census Index, p. 364 . In this census, he is listed as the head of the household. In the household there is one free white male of forty five and upwards, one free white female of ten and under sixteen, one free white female of forty five and upwards, three foreigners not naturalized, and two slaves (one a male of fourteen under twenty-six and the other a female of fourteen and under twenty-six). According to church records, in 1820, Henry would have been 61.

In the 1830 North Carolina Federal Census Index, p. 291, Henry is listed as the head of his family. His home has one free white male of seventy and under eighty, and one female of sixty and under seventy. According to church records in 1830, he would have been 71. There were 5 slaves in the household. 1 male 24-35, 3 females under 10, and one female 10 thru 23

Henry and Mary "Polly" had 6 children: Jacob, Catherine, Elizabeth (#50), Joseph, Mary, and Nicholas.

HenryAlbright's Will: (Provided by Tim Mitchell of Wellington, New Zealand to Mary Wrenn Ellis and posted at Henry's Will is recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, Will Book F, page 59, dated 28 August 1837 and proven in August Court, 1840. A copy of the will can be found at NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. "It was proved in open Ct that he died 2nd June 1840"


"In the name of God Amen
                        I Henry Albright of the County of Orange & State of North Carolina in bodily health & perfect mind & memory, calling to minf the Mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do make & ordain this my last will & testament; and principally & first of all I give my Soul to God who gave it, & my Body to the dust to be Buried in a Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, & my wordly property wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, I give demise & dispose of the same in the following manner, & form Viz – first I give & bequeath to my son Joseph Albright after my Decease the plantation whereon I now live = I give & bequeath to my Daughter Catherin or the heirs of her Body Lawfully begotten one Negro girl by the name of Nelly & Fifty Dollars = I give & bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth & the Heirs of her Body Lawfully Begotten one Negro girl by the name of June, & Fifty Dollars = I give & bequeath to my Daughter Polly & the heirs of her Body Lawfully Begotten one Negro girl by the name of Julia, & One hundred & Fifty Dollars = My will & desire is that my two Oldest Negroes Alen & Aga be kept together, & my other Negroes not heretofores dispos’d of, be Divided among all my Children also my other property of every description to be equally divided among all my Children – And I do Constitute my Sons Nicholas  & Joseph Jointly Executors of this my last will & Testament
In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seal 28th August 1837

Signed & Sealed in                                                 Henry    X       Albright
presence of -                                                                     mark
                                Levin Wood (?)
                                Daniel Webb  jurat
N.B. Intestin’d before sign’d
                                            Exm qualifd



On April 26, 2006 Norman Sharpe (Great-Great-Great-Grandson), Helen Leach (#4) (Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter) and Sandra Henson, Mary Lue Finch, and Susan Snyder (#2)... all Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughters.... visited Stoners Church Cemetery located in a pasture on Rufus J. Dale's farm in Alamance County on Bellemont-Kimesville Rd. near the village of Belmont (near Graham) just off highway 49. While referring to a map that showed the location of tombstones in the cemetery, Henry's stone was found buried in the earth. (The source of the map is in the document Investigations at Historic Stoner's Cemetery (31 AM 174,174***), June 21, 1998 by Dr. Linda France Stine, PO Box 268, Julian, NC 27283 and Prepared for Stoner's Cemetery Preservation Fund Board, PO Box 2191, Burlington, NC 27216-2191.)

Below: Three photographs taken of Henry's very small tombstone on April 26, 2006 by Susan Leach Snyder (#2).

The stone was very eroded and difficult to read. But the name, Henry Albright, was discernible.

In November, 2009, the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Henry Albright at his gravesite with a ceremony and a new tombstone, as shown below. Below this picture of the stone is information that was shared at the ceremony:


“Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

Pension application of Henry Albright S6485
---Transcribed by Will Graves

State of North Carolina, Orange County

On this 14th day of September 1832, personally appeared before the Superior Court of Law, of the County & State aforesaid, Henry Albright, of the said County & State, aged seventy three years on the 4th of May 1832, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, passed June 7th, 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, & served as herein stated.

The declarant was drafted in the County of Orange aforesaid in the summer of 1781, in the militia of the State aforesaid, for the term of three months and was attached to a company commanded by Captain Trousdale & Lieutenant John Campbell. The declarant’s said Company was stationed at Hillsboro in the State aforesaid, for the purpose of guarding said Town. He was appointed Sergeant in his Company at Hillsboro. After being at Hillsboro a few weeks, the Tories captured the said Town, & took Governor Burke of No. Ca. And many of the soldiers stationed there prisoners--among whom was this declarant. He was conveyed by the Tories to Wilmington, North Carolina, & then placed on board a British prison-ship--where he lay some weeks-- & thence was carried in said prison-ship to Charleston, South Carolina; -- where he was detained nearly eleven months, as a prisoner & was exchanged by the British for British soldiers who had been made prisoners by the American forces. From the time of his capture as aforesaid at Hillsborough, to the time of his arrival at home in Orange aforesaid after his discharge from his British said imprisonment on board the British prison-ship--there was the lapse of precisely eleven months. He did not entered the service again after his return from Charleston as aforesaid. Previously to his draft for three months as aforesaid, the declarant turned out as a soldier in the Western part of Orange County, under the command of Colonel Oneal [sic. O’Neal?] on three different occasions--for the purpose of suppressing the Tories in that section of the Country, under the command of the Tory Colonel Fanning. He was not in service on those occasions more than three weeks or thereabouts, -- was in no general battle in the time--but aided in taking many of the Tories prisoners. He did not enter the service on those occasions for any particular length of time-- but did so in particular emergencies, as the safety of the neighborhood was supposed to require it. The declarant knew Genl Butler of the North Carolina Militia in the revolutionary War--was his neighbor.

He hath no documentary evidence of his service. He can prove a part of his service aforesaid by George Nease of the County & State aforesaid whose affidavit is hereunto appended.

This declarant is known to Doctor James J. Smith of the Town of Hillsboro aforesaid--and to Willie P. Mangum and Dr. James A. Craig of the County aforesaid-- and to the Reverend Alexander Albright of his neighborhood, whose affidavit is hereunto appended.

He was born in the State of Pennsylvania on the 4th of May 1759--and was removed to the County of Orange in North Carolina when about four years of age, where he hath resided every since. He has a record of his age at home. He did not receive a written discharge from the service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State.

Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid........... S/Henry Albright, X his mark
S/ S.B. Bruce, C.S.C.

State of North Carolina, Orange County: Superior Court of same September Term 1832

I Abner B. Bruce Clerk of the Superior Court of Orange County do hereby Certify that the foregoing Declaration of Henry Albright was made, subscribed & Sworn to in Open Court and that the affidavit of George Nease [sic] was duly sworn to & Subscribed in open court.

In testimony whereof I do hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of said Court at Office in Hillsborough this 21st day of September A.D. 1832.---S/ A. B. Bruce, C.S.C.

North Carolina, Orange County

Personally appeared before me William Montgomery, a Justice of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid (it being a court of record) on this 4th day of July A.D. 1833, Henry Albright, an applicant for a pension under the act of the 7th June 1832, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following supplemental declaration amendatory of His former declaration, To wit.

That he was drafted into the Service of the United States on or about the 20th of August 1781, and was stationed at the Town of Hillsboro, as in his original declaration set forth, and for the term as there mentioned--and that he was a Sergeant of his company from its first organization at Hillsboro: That he was captured at Hillsboro on or about the 6th day of September following and was conveyed to Wilmington in North Carolina, and thence To Charleston in South Carolina as in his original declaration set forth, and that he was Exchanged at Charleston some time in July 1782, and returned directly to his home in Orange County North Carolina without any delay, and arrived at his home on or about the 6th day of August 1782, eleven months from the time of his capture, and eleven and a half months from the day of entering into the Service, which with his other service of three weeks, will make twelve months & one week [of service].

Sworn to and subscribed or me the day & date above...... S/ Henry Albright, X his mark
S/W. Montgomery, J

Personally appeared before me on the 4th day of July 1833 Ludwick May aged about seventy years, resident in the county & state above written, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath say that he has been acquainted with Henry Albright during & since the war of the revolution, that He was attached to the company of Captain James Trousdale and stationed at Hillsborough at the Time of the capture of Governor Burke in September 1781 when the said declarant Henry Albright was made a prisoner by the Tories, but does not now recollect the period of the said declarant’s imprisonment, and that he also [digital image posed on Heritage Quest ends here].”


The webmaster's DNA has matched no less than 29 other members in a Henry Albright DNA circle in

Lifetime Events Summary for Henry Albright:

Henry's age
Moved from PA to NC
Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
16 - 24
Prisoner of War
Sept 1781- July 1782
22 - 23
~ 1784
~ 25
Death of Father
Birth of Daughter
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
53 - 56
Death of Wife


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