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Jacob Albright #197

 

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Jacob Albright #217

 

 

197/217. Jacob Albright (Married: Sophia Catharine Welder (#198/218)) in 1746/47 (about 1746 in Berks County, Pennsylvania). (The source of the green information is e-mail from Maria Bruce 2005 (mBruce9681@aol.com) (Source of purple: Ancestry of Albright and Holt Families of Clay County, Missouri Book 1,1984, p. 81-82, Compiled by Claribel Albright McClain. great granddaughter of Daniel Albright and Amelia Holt.)

Born: ? 1748 (According to Russell Leach's (#3) research) [Note: This Jacob, must have been a different Jacob because he would have been only 11 years old when he fathered his son, Henry (#99)] (1727 in Germany) (1727 in Germany) (1727 in Germany) According to his tombstone at Stoner's Cemetery, he was born in 1729 of John Albright (Johannes Albrecht) (#393/433/441) and Anna Barbara Gossauer (#394/434/442) [Source for the gray information is research done by Michael Cavenaugh (Glass family genealogist denoted on the Guilford County Genealogy Association Website)

Died: (After 28 July 1791 in Orange County, North Carolina.) According to his tombstone at Stoner's Cemetery, he died in 1791. A photograph of his tombstone is shown at the bottom of this page.

 

[His siblings included:

a) Magdalena Albright (Matelina "Magdalina"): (Married: Phillip “Lebs” Foust); Born: 20 February 1715 / 16 (about 1718) (1716 in Germany). Died: 5 April 1789 in Berks County, Pennsylvania;

b) Anna Barbara Albright: (Married: Johannes "John" Foust (Faust) Sr. about 1740 in Berks County, Pennsylvania) Born: 10 October 1719 in Germany. Died: 1 March 1802 at the age of 82 in Orange (now Alamance) County, North Carolina; buried at Stoner's Church, Alamance Co. NC. (The source of this blue information is Stoner's (Steiner's) Church records...a copy of Calvin Hinshaw's transcription of Rev. D. I. Offman's translation)

c) John Christian Albrecht: (Married: Elizabeth Gertrude Rick in 1745 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.) Born: 9 October 1726 in Germany. He became a naturalized citizen in 1761-Penn. Archives, 3rd series. Died: 3 May 1784 in Berks County, Pennsylvania;

d) Ludwig Albright (#221): (Married: Anna Marie Keller (#222) on 18 August 1751 in Berks County, Pennsylvania) Born: 11 November 1731 in Germany. Died:: 16 November 1810 in Orange County, North Carolina;

e) Judith Albright: Married: Jacob Heck ca 1753 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.) Born: 1 June 1734 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Died: Before 1850 in Pennsylvania; ].

 

[Note: Jacob Albright (#197/217) and his wife, Sophia (#198/218), are the webmaster's 5th Great Grandparents. Ludwig Albright (#221) (Jacob's brother) and his wife (Anna Maria Keller (#222) are also the webmaster's 5th Great Grandparents. Jacob Albright (#197/217) and Sophia (#198/218)'s grandson, Jacob Albright (#55) married Sarah Abright (#56), Ludwig and Anna's granddaughter .]


Miscellaneous:

It is likely that Jacob arrived as a passenger on The Johnson Galley of London into the port of Philadelphia, PA on 18 September 18 1732 with his father Johannes, mother Anna, and some of his siblings. [Note: In the list of passengers below, there is a Johannes above 16 years, an Anna above 14, two boys under 16, and three girls under 14. Jacob would have been about three years old. Lodawick would have been almost one year old. Barbara is probably Anna Barbara. Anna Barbara would have been 13. Matelina would have been close to 14. Christiana might be an additional sister who should be listed above; or perhaps, since John Christian is missing from the list, but would have six at the time, a mistake was made in the list. Maybe "Christiana" should have been "Christian" and listed as another boy under 16]. [Note: Another ancestor of Susan Snyder (#2) ... (Valentine Renner (#155) was on the ship.]

 

Jacob settled in Orange County, North Carolina before the Revolutionary War. (This family moved from Berks Co., Pennsylvania to Orange (now Alamance) County, N.C. in 1763). "The Jacob Albright family moved from Berks County Pennsylvania, to Orange County, North Carolina, (now alamance County) in 1763. Jacob Albright bought 200 acres of land in Feb., 1764."

From The Albrights (copyright 1981 TXU 69-571 By: Shannon D. Albright [found at the Ft. Worth Public Library], paraphrased by Susan Leach Snyder): Three of John Albright (Johannes Albrecht) (#393/433/441)'s children, Jacob, Ludwig, and Barbara, left Berks Co., Pa. for Orange Co., N.C. in the 1760's. High taxes and land prices probably prompted their move. They settled in the Haw River plains of northern North Carolina, an area of rich farm land. The Albrights settled along the Alamance and Stinking Quarter Creeks. This part of Orange Co. was later divided to form Alamance (1849) and Guilford Counties. [Note: Jacob was married at the time of the move to N.C. if he was married to Sophia Catherine Welder in 1746, as sources say.]

At some point, Jacob and his sister (Barbara) joined Stoner's Church, because that is where they and their spouses are buried. Quoted from Stoner's (Steiner's ) Church "Colonial Records", "In its earliest days Jacob Albright, Peter Sharp and John Foust were the Elders."

Jacob and his wife, Sophia, had eight children: Daniel (#109), Sophia, Jacob, John, Joseph, Henry (#99), George, and Katie. [Note: Both Daniel Albright (#109) and Henry Albright (#99) are direct ancestors of the webmaster. Both are 3rd Great Grandfathers. Daniel's Great Great Granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Donnell (#14) married Henry's Great Great Grandson, Julius Henry Sharpe (#13). Mary Elizabeth Donnell and Julius Henry Sharpe are the webmaster's Great Grandparents.

According to The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 157, page 127, Record #132,042: "Jacob Albright served as drummer in Captain Murray's company, Col. Ambrose Ramsey's regiment, Orange County, North Carolina militia. He was born in Berks County, Pa.; died in Orange County, N. C." DAR ID #: 156401. [Note: If Jacob was born in 1729 as written on his tombstone, then he would have been 47 when the Revolutionary War began. One of his sons, Jacob Jr. (See Henry Albright (#99)'s web page) may have been in the war too. He was born in 1753 according to ancestry.com and would have been 23 at the time. There was a least one more Jacob Albright who may have been living in the area during the Revolutionary war. He was the brother of John Ludwick Albright (#111) . That Jacob was born in 1758 according to ancestry.com. He would have been 17 when the war began.]

According to Land Grant Records of North Carolina Volume 1, Orange County, 1752-1885, by Pat Shaw Bailey, 1990, p 1, a Jacob Albright was issued a grant on 9 November 1784 for 320 acres at Rock Creek-Great Allemance (File: 1511, Grant: 648, Entry: 261, Entry date: 14 August 1778, Book 57, Page 86.)

Jacob Albright's Will is below. (It is provided by Tim Mitchell of Wellington, New Zealand.) A copy of this will is at NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. This document is recorded in Orange County Will Book B. page 156 and dated 28 July 1791. Wife: Catherine....left the home and son George was to live at home and take care of his mother. Sons: George, John, Jacob, Joseph, Henry, Daniel. Daughters: Sophia, Catherine. Executors: son John Albright, son-in-law Lodwick (Ludwig) Clapp, husband of daughter Sophia. Witnesses: William Ray, Boston Sharp. [Note: Boston Sharp, named as a witness was likely Sebastian (Boston) Bostonian Sharp (#97). This Boston Sharp also attended Stoners Church and was a 4th Great Grandfather of the webmaster.) One of Jacob Albright (#197/217) 's daughters, Katie, married John Sharp (Boston Sharp's brother.)

 

 

In the name of God amen; I Jacob Albright Senior of Orange County and Province of No. Carolina Planter Being very sick and weak in body, but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Calling unto mind the mortallity of my Body do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner following: I recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian burial at the Discration of my Executors. And as toutching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life I give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form. ~

First I give and bequeath to Cathrin my dearly beloved wife during her widowhood or natural life possesion of the Dwelling house wherein I now live also one fourth part of my Orchard and garden also one Cow and four sheep to be Wintered by my son George to be his with their increase at her Death also her mintenence during life off the plantation whereon I now live also what money she may necessarily want to be suplied her at the Discration of my Executors out of my Estate also one Bed and furniture one third of the flax and lining Cloth now on the place one iron pot one kittle full share of all house furniture. –

I give to my son George one hundred and seventy acres of land whereon I now live also all the Crop in barn or in the feild all the hogs two horses Gears for two horses one Large family Bible one Great Coat one stove one table on Dresser all the Chairs in the house also at the Death of his mother one iron pot one kittle and one loom. –

I give to my sons John Jacob and Joseph to Each the plantations they now possess also Each to have one Equal part of all my Estate which shall be sold my three sons John Jacob and Joseph above named each to pay fifteen pounds hard money for the use of my Daughters I give to my son Henery the plantation where he now lives also one Equal part of all my Estate that shall be sold I give and bequeath to my son David the plantation which he now posesses also one Equal part of all my estate that shall be sold I give and bequeath to my two Daughters Sophia and Cathrin to Each twenty five pounds hard money also Each one Equal part of my property that shall be sold I further Devise that after my Death all my property not above desposed shall be sold and Equally devided among all my Eight Children John Jacob and Joseph Each to pay fifteen pounds out of their part as above mentioned which shall be so much of the fifty pounds bequeathed to my two Daughters all the Estate or property of which my wife shall be possest at her Death not otherwise disposed of shall be sold and Equally Devided amongst all my Eight Children after the payment of my lawful debts. –

I make and ordain my son John Albright and Ludwick Clap my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow and revoke all former testaments wills Legasies and executors ratifying and Confirming This and no other to be my last will and testament. –

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty Eight Day of July in the year of Our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and ninety one. –
                                                 Jacob Albright
Signed Sealed published pronounced and
Declared by the said Jacob Albright
As his last will and testament in               Exm Qualified
The presence of us. –
William Ray

???, alias , Boston Sharp, Jurat

 

 

Jacob's Tombstone confirms that he was on the Continental Line in the Revolutionary War and that he was born in 1729 and died in 1791. The Bronze insert in the stone reads "Member of the Sons of the American Revolution."

 

 

 

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