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Sophia Catharine Welder #218

 

 

198/218. Sophia Catharine (Catherine) (Cathrin) Welder: (Married: Jacob Albright (#197/217) 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)

Born: 1749 (According to Russell Leach's (#3) research [Note: this date must be the birth of her daughter Sophia Catherine Albright]),1729 (1729) of an Unknown Father (#395/435/443) and an Unknown Mother (#396/436/444).[Source for the gray information is research done by Michael Cavenaugh (Glass family genealogist denoted on the Guilford County Genealogy Association Website) (Source of purple: Ancestry of Albright and Holt Families of Clay County, Missouri Book 1,1984, p. 120, Compiled by Claribel Albright McClain. great granddaughter of Daniel Albright and Amelia Holt.)

Died: between 1802 -1810; her name is found in Stoner's Church Records Guilford County, NC in 1802, but not found in the 1810 Census. "In 1802 Stoner's Church communicant records list Sophia Catherine attending church with son Daniel ("Daniel Albright, his mother and his wife Catherine"). Then in 1810 census Catherine was no longer listed in the household of her son George Albright. She is buried in Stoner’s Church Cemetery, now on Rufus Dale’s farm in Orange (now Alamance ) County, North Carolina. (after 1802).

 

[Her siblings, if any, are unknown.]


Miscellaneous:

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).

From The Albrights (copyright 1981 TXU 69-571 By: Shannon D. Albright...found at the Ft. Worth Public Library): Three of John Albright (Johannes Albrecht (#393/433/441), 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. [If the wedding date 1746/47above is correct, then Sophia, or Cathrin, as she was named in Jacob's will, was with her husband, Jacob, when he moved to North Carolina.]

Sophia and her husband had eight children Henry Albright (#99), Daniel A. Albright (#109), Sophia Catherine Albright, Jacob Albright, John Albright, Joseph Albright, George Albert Albright, (Catherine) Katie Albright. [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: Jacob Albright served as drummer in Captain Murray's company, Col. Ambrose Ramsey's regiment, Orange County, North Carolina militia. [Since Jacob served, Cathrin would have been at home, probably alone, raising her children.]

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

[Note: Although Jacob's tombstone has been located in the Stoner's cemetery by Susan Snyder (#2), Cathrin's tombstone hasn't been found. Also, her name doesn't appear in the document Investigations at Historic Stoner's Cemetery (31AM174,174**) by Dr. Linda France Stine, PO Box 268, Julian, NC 27283; Prepared for Stoner's Cemetery Preservation Fund Board PO Box 2191, Burlington, NC, 27216-2191, June 21, 1998. If she is buried there, her stone hasn't been seen in many years.]

Cathrin outlived her husband, who died in 1791. His will, mentioning her, is below:

Jacob Albright's Will: (Provided by Tim Mitchell of Wellington, New Zealand. A copy of this will is at NC Archives, Raleigh, NC)

 

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

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