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John Carpenter Albright

Male 1803 - 1875  (72 years)


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  • Name John Carpenter Albright 
    Born 15 Apr 1803  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Bible pruchased by John C. Albright. Marjorie Albright reported that the parents were named in the Bible. Since then I located a copy of the bible information. There is no mention of his parents.
      where the vital records of Williamstown, MA; the town where his first three children were born, were searched with no Albright birth records found during the time that John Carpenter Albright was born.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 17 Jul 1803  New Salem, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Address:
    Dutch Reformed Church 
    • This information is from Marjorie Adams (nee Albright), the sister of my husband, who had been researching . Baptism is not recorded in the original church records
    Census 1830  Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1830 census Wayne County, New York;
      1 male 5 to 10
      1 male between 30 to forty.
      2 females under 5
      3 persons under 20
      1 person 20 to 50
    Misc 25 Jul 1836  Newburg, Winnebago County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • To Miss Eunice Ann Gilbert of Pownal;, Bennington County, Vermont
      From Moses William Gleason of Newberg; July 25, 1836
      It has not been for want of inclination of forgetfulness that I have thus long neglected writing to you but every day has brought with it various & new occupations & through my friends have not been forgotten yet I confess, I have not been as punctual as I ought. I need not assure that a letter from you would procure many pleasing sensations & hope this letter will find you enjoying the best of health & a contented mind & then you will be happy. When I bade you a parting adieu, my mind was in a state of agitation which I can never express.
      I arrived in Troy that night, saw your Father there & had a long talk with him & the next morning, he went down to the boat with me and visited until we started & he bade me farewell & wished me a pleasant voyage & I was blessed with one. I have traveled about fourteen hundred miles since I last saw you & it is with pleasure that I can assure you that I am comfortably settled here in Illinois, Winnebago Co. on the river called Kishwaukee, Eight miles east of Rock River which is navigable. I have a lot on the river for my shop, being 6 rods in the river & twenty back for a house lot. They are going to lay out a village here. I have the privilege of drawing three feet of water from their dam to cary a trip hammer, bellows or other works. I have built a small shop since I came here & burnt some coal, & I have been to Chicago which is about 100 miles east of here. I bought a new set of tools & now I have everything in ample order for business & I have more than double for work here to what I used to in Vermont. I have $2.25 for shoeing a horse & $4.50 for oxen & 25c per pound for mill irons & plows & all other heavy irons-etc. I am going to get out timber for a ship this winter & build another 60 ft. by 30 for carriage ship. I have bought me a yoke of oxen that measure 7 ft. 7 in., paid $90 for them & I calculate to keep them drawing timber.
      I found my brother well & doing well & we are going to build a dwelling house this fall & together we have the house in company, one thousand & 40 acres of the best land, one mile square. It is as handsome a meadow as you ever say & as level as a house floor, not a stump or bush nor stone on the while of it but covered with green grass & flowers of the most beautiful kind. It does not take a great sum of money to buy a farm here, land can be bought for $1.25 an acre & the day you get you duplicate your land is worth from $10 to $20 an acre. We have no clearing of land to do. leaving me having nothing to do but plow so ____ & _____.
      Our water is good, good springs & brooks & a healthy climate. The timber of this country consists of black-walnut, hickory, several kinds of oak, black & white ash, hackberry, elm, maple, beech, locust, buckeye, catalpha, sycamore, cottonwood, mulberry, basswood, cherry & poplars. One year ago & a little better but little did I thin that I should see Blackhawk's battle ground & his wigwams where the Indians camped. but the very ground that the wigwams stood on is not but a few rods from the house but they have sold their lands to the government & moved West of the Mississippi River. All is at peace.
      The change has been great with me for two months, but I am far from being unhappy. I have found many valuable sources of enjoyment & I believe I can say not-withstanding my separation from everything which once I loved, yet, I never was happier or more contented in my life, but there shall be remembrances of scenes past in a circle of my Powel friends to dwell within & never be forgotten.
      Eunice, I shall trust to you to give my love to all. Eunice, with respect to Keziah & Thomas, give my respects to them & tell them that I have a claim of land for them & I shall write to your Father soon, for when I saw him in Troy, he requested me to look around for him & I fund a plot that I thought would do. For than to write him & he would send the money or come & fetch it & see the country himself.
      With respect to the country, there is no better, it is the Glory of the United States & Garden of America. I which you to write your Father & inform him that I am well & that I shall write him soon & be more particular in describing the situation of the land which I have now for the boys. There is 160 acres of land which they can have.
      Dear friend, I wish you to inform Raymond Morganson where to direct his letters & give my best respects to him & Betsey & tell them that my well wishes ever attend them & I wish they were here in Illinois with me for here is the place for young men to make money and furthermore to please inform them that I have as good a water privilege as there is in the state of Vermont-situated on the Kishwaukee River with pleasant little grove on it & that I'm going to build a dwelling house on it this fall.
      N.B. Direct your letter to Chicago, Cook Co. State of Illinois.
      Eunice, I have two thousand things that I would like to write but paper will not admit & so you will have to wait for the next letter. You know, Eunice, I can say more in one minute than in 10 letters could contain.
      Yours while life remains, so good night. Please write by the 1st mail & do no fail to give me a general history or a brief sketch of all that has taken place since I left.
      Kishwaukee July 25, 1836
      Eunice Ann Gilbert this is from your friend.
      M W GLEASON
    Census 1840  Sherburne, Chenango County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John C Albright, 2 males under five,
      1 Male between 5 and 10,
      1 male between 15 and 20,
      1 male between 30 and 40.
      2 females under 5,
      2 females between 10 and 15,
      1 female between 20 and 30. Total 10.
    Residence Between Apr 1845 and Dec 1845  Spring, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Spring Township 
    • as determined by the birth places of his children
    Residence 16 Apr 1847  Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Eliza Ann the daughter of John and Hannah, John's first wife, on 16 April 1847 was married in Samford Vermont. She stated her residence as Williamstown, Massachusetts. This may indicate she remained with another family while her father and family moved to Illinois.
    Census 31 Aug 1850  Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Ohio District, Spring Township 
    • John Albright age 40 Farmer, born New York,
      Eliza age 38 born Massachusetts,
      John Jr. age 16 born New York,
      Franklin W. age 15, born New York,
      Francis W. age 14 born New York,
      Geo D. age 13 born New York,
      Elizabeth E. age 11 born New York,
      Delos age 9 born New York,
      Etta age 7 born New York,
      Harrison D. age 5 born New York,
      Mary J. age 3 born Illinois,
      Thos G. age 1 born Illinois.

      Living next household with the family of William H. Chamberlin is: William H. Albright age 26 (John's first son) born Massachusetts and is a farmer.
    Possessions 2 Apr 1856  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • with his wife Eliza, et al Grantee and William D Robertson, wife Rhoda J (or I), Grantor, dated 2 April 1856, recorded same date, into book 141, page 21. Lot 17 N side Albany and Schenectdy turnpike road, N to Sand St.
      Is it possible that this a probate settlement? The clue is that John and Elizabeth are not the sole grantee's.

      Upon receipt of the deed this is not my John Albright
    Possessions 24 Nov 1856  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Henry Albrectt Grantee and John Albrecht and wife Eliza Grantor, dated 24 November 1856, recorded same date, into book 141, page 21. Lot 17 N side Albany and Schenectdy turnpike road, N to Sand St.

      Upon receipt this is not my John Albright
    Census 11 Jun 1860  Spring, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • John C Albright age 57, farmer, real estate value 11500, personal property value 1900, born New York,
      Eliza age 48 wife, born Massachusetts,
      Frank age 24 farmer born New York,
      Delos age 19 born New York,
      Harrison L age 6 born New York,
      Mary I, age 10 born New York,
      Thos J age 11 born New York.
    Possessions 1 Nov 1862  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Possessions 1 May 1864  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    1 horse carriage 
    Possessions 31 Dec 1865  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Carriage 
    • John C Albright taxed for a carriage May 1, 1864
    Census 1870  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • household 102, family 103
      John Albright age 67
      Eliza age 58
      household 102, family 104
      E E Garcelon age 26 auctioneer, born Maine, married Dec
      Mary age 23, born Illinois
    • Role: Head of Household
    Census 7 Jun 1870  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • John Albright age 67, born New York, farm value 21,000,
      Eliza age 68 born Massachusetts,
      Thomas age 20 general farmer born Illinois.
    Info
    • Henry Albright and Sarah Jones were designated as the parents of John Carpenter Albright. Marjorie Albright Adams the sister of Ray, my husband, had the family Bible. She indicated that Henry and Sarah were the parents of John C. Albright. She was also a serious genealogist. I found the marriage of Henry and Sarah Jones and designated them as the parents from the sparse knowledge I have.
    Died 4 Sep 1875  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Address:
    Belvidere Cemetery 
    Buried 6 Sep 1875  Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Address:
    Belvidere Cemetery 
    • Birth: 1803, Vermont, USA
      Death: Sep. 6, 1875, USA

      John C. Albright was born in Vermont. He lived and farmed near Belvidere, Illinois. (Boone County Spring Township) He immigrated to Boone County from Sherburne, New York. He was married to Eliza White Albright (1813 - 1875) They had Nine children. One of their children Delos (1841 - 1862) served with the Ninth Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War. Another son, Noble John C. (1834 - 1905) also lived for most of his life in the Belvidere, Illinois area. John and his wife Eliza, along with another child Thomas (1849 - 1876) along with Delos are buried in the Belvidere, Illinois cemetary. Noble John C. along with several other family members are buried in Shattuck's Grove Cemetery which is located in a rural area in the SE corner of Boone County, Illinois. According to cemetery records, John C. died from a nervous affliction and paralysis.

      Burial: Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, USA
    Person ID I239  Goheen
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 

    Father John Henry Albright,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Jones,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 15 Oct 1802  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21, 22, 23
    • Marriage; Henry Albert and Sarah Jones in Records of Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York.
      In the year of 1790 in Watervliet town census was Henry Albreagh with 4 males over 16 three males under 16, and 5 females. A family of John Albreagh with one male over 16, 2 males under 16 and 3 females. One family of Jones was John Jones with one male over 16, two males under 16 and 2 females.

      Family Bible which I have never seen or have vibable information indicates they were married 8 July 1801 and Reformed Church of Albany indicated marriage of 15 October 1802.
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza Jane White,   b. 1 Jan 1813, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1875, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1833  Petersburg, Rensselaer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    • The newspaper stated:
      At Petersburg, N.Y. on the 31st ult. by the Rev. Mr. Weaver, Mr. John Allbright, of Pownal, Vt. to Miss Eliza White, of Hancock.
      At the time of his marriage John was living in Pownal, Bennington County and Eliza was living in Hancock, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, (next to the border of New York).
    Children 
     1. Noble John Carpenter Albright,   b. 24 Jun 1834, Chenango County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1905, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Francis White Albright,   b. 1835, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Franklin Wesley Albright,   b. 1835, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Clackamas County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. George Deforest Albright,   b. 1 Apr 1838, Sherman Village, Chautauqua County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1922, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Elizabeth Eunice Albright,   b. 6 Sep 1839, Chenango County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1915, Portland, Mulnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Delos G. Albright,   b. 20 Jan 1841, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1862, Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     7. Etta Albright,   b. 6 Apr 1843, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Iola, Allen County Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Harrison Dewitt Albright,   b. 12 Mar 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1905, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Mary Jane Albright,   b. 2 Jun 1849, Spring, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1880, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     10. Thomas Gilbert Albright,   b. 24 Jun 1849, Spring, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1876, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     11. Maria I. Albright,   b. 11 Oct 1851, Spring, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1854, Spring, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah McMaster,   b. 20 Dec 1804, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1833, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1822  Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Children 
     1. William Henry Albright,   b. 5 Nov 1823, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1889, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Lucy Ann Albright,   b. 23 Dec 1824, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1825, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Eliza Ann Albright,   b. 17 Jan 1827, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1864, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     4. Sally Mariah Albright,   b. 24 Jan 1829, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1849, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Bible of Albright Family, Bible first purchased by John C. Albright (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S9] Letter from Marjorie Albright (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S129] Book, Records of Reformed Church at New Salem, NY 1786-1899, )Reformed Church (New Salem, Albany County, New York), FHL microfilm 533490.

    4. [S1048] Census 1830, 1830 US Census, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Williamson, page 336, NARA micropublication M19, roll 62 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S829] Moses Gleason to Eunice Gilbert.

    6. [S1043] Census 1840, 1840 US Census, Chenango County, New York, village of Sherburn page 226, line 24, John Albright, NARA micropublication M904, roll 273 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S129] Book, General Index to Vital Records, State of Vermont, Office of Secretary of State, Montpeline, Vermont; filmed by Genealogical Society Salt Lake City, Utah; FHL microfilm 27457. (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S1049] Census 1860, 1850 US Census, Boone County, Ohio, population schedule, town of Ohio, family 110, line 21, page 94, John C Albright, NARA micropublication M432, roll 98 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S456] Land Albamy New York, Vol 139, page 175-176, FHL microfilm 534293; Henry Albright wife Caroline- John Albright wife Eliza; 2 April 1856.

    10. [S456] Land Albamy New York, Volumn 144-145, page 24; FHL mirofilm 334286; John Albrecht and Eliza his wife; 24 November 1856.

    11. [S1050] Census 1860, 1860 US Census, Boone County, Illinois, town of Spring, family 307, lie 20, page 406, John C Albright, NARA micropublication M653, roll 157. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S383] Tax Boone County Illinois, J C Albright; 1 Nov 1862, 1 horse carriage.

    13. [S383] Tax Boone County Illinois, J C Albright; 1 May 1864, 1 horse carriage.

    14. [S383] Tax Boone County Illinois, John C Albright; Tax lists, downloaded 20 Oct 2015.

    15. [S248] Census 1870 Boone Illinois, 189; Belvidere PO; p. 327 printed; family 103, line 23; John Albright.

    16. [S1051] Census 1870, 1870 US Census, Boone County, Illinois, population schedule, town of Belvidere, page 31, family 103, John C Albright, NARA micropublication M593, roll 189 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S7] Boone Co, IL Cemeteries, 72 years old (paralys and Nervous Afflic) 9/6/1875, spouse Eliza Albright. (Reliability: 2).

    18. [S58] Electronic Datebase, Burials in Belvidere Cemetery, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/belvcem/cem_belvidere.html, downloaded 10 Jun 2014 (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S146] FindAGrave, Find A Grave Memorial# 11714922 (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S8] Bible of Albright Family, Bible owned by a granddaughter of John C. Allbright recorded that John C.'s father was Henry Albright and his mother was Sarah Jones and that they were married July 8, 1801 (Reliability: 2).

    21. [S69] Albany, NY; Reformed Church, part 8; 1789 - 1809, page 12. (Reliability: 2).

    22. [S129] Book, Year Book of the Holland Society of New York - 1926 and 1927, prepared by the recording Secretary, New York City. page 12.

    23. [S129] Book, Versteeg, Dingman, Records of the Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, N.Y., 1683-1809, FHL microfilm 1016558 item 2 page 157.

    24. [S8] Bible of Albright Family (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S23] News paper, Pittsfield Sun, newspaper, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 15 August, 1833. (Reliability: 3).