|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1804|
|Death: ||May 17, 1886|
Simpson Albright was born in Lewisburg, November 2, 1804, and received only a limited education. He was an excellent reader but had little knowledge of other branches of study. As his father was lame and in limited circumstances most of the farm work fell to his sons, and when he died the family were left poor. Simpson was only thirteen years of age at that time and was forced to earn his own livelihood by working as a farm hand, being thus employed until his marriage. He drifted to Anderson county, Tennessee, where he met Miss Mary Snoderly, who became his wife November 9, 1828. She was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, November 1, 1808, and was a daughter of Philip and Mary (Thomas) Snoderly, who moved to Tennessee about 1816.
After his marriage, Mr. Albright continued to make his home in that state until August, 1832, when he returned to Ohio and located in the northeast corner of Preble county. The following spring he rented a farm in Preble county, where he resided two years, and during that time bought eighty acres of wild land in Twin township, this county. At that time no improvements had been made and there were but few families in the neighborhood. Philip Mullenix had squatted near the Albright farm and built a house, but William Nealeigh, of Lewisburg, had paid him a small sum for his right to the tract and entered the land. The property Mr. Albright rented until he could clear a small tract of his own land and erect a cabin thereon, which was accomplished in April, 1836. The house, which was sixteen by twenty feet, was built of round logs and contained but one room. He cleared his land and transformed it into a beautiful farm, finally selling it, after his children were grown, for one hundred dollars per acre. He then moved to Arcanum and lived retired until his death, which occurred May 17, 1886. His wife died November 7, 1883. They were leading members of the United Brethren church of Arcanum, and were very charitably disposed, their home being a refuge for the poor and needy. In early life the father was a Democrat, but in 1854 severed his connection with that party and later became an ardent Republican.
A Biographical history of Darke County, Ohio, pg 421-423.
Philip Albright (1756 - 1820)
Anna Christina Clapp Albright (1756 - 1817)
Mary Snodderly Albright (1808 - 1883)*
Johnson King Albright (1829 - 1914)*
Henry M Albright (1830 - 1878)*
Daniel Sharp Albright (1834 - 1906)*
Philip Snodderly Albright (1836 - 1908)*
Sarah Ann Albright Hapner (1846 - 1907)*
Elizabeth Albright Ford (1848 - 1883)*
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