|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1806|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1886|
Died in the 82nd year of his age
Son of Adam Wayland Jr and Judah "Judith" Burke. Albert's great grandfather (Thomas Wayland (b. 1681) arrived in America in 1719 as a part of the Germanna Colony in Essex County (now Spotsylvania) Virginia, as German immigrants. Many settled several years later (about 1725) in what is now Madison County, named after James Madison, who the colonist's descendants helped elect through the Hebron Lutheran Church.
Albert married Jane Ledgerwood Moffett (11 Dec 1811, VA - 26 Jan 1849, VA, m. 7 Jan 1830) and had four known children, Sarah Ellen (m. A Brownlee Lightner), Susan Jane (m. Thos Kirkpatrick), Sgt William Hays (unmarried in Mexico), Edward Jenkins (m. Nancy Trimble). Albert's wife, Jane died likely died as a result of childbirth.
In 1852, Albert married Lucy A Early (1820-26 Nov 1888) and had one son, Eugene B. The 1870 Census appears to show Albert has another daughter Mary Alberta "Bertie" (m. Ham Kirkpatrick, 1853-1934). For some reason, Bertie is not included as their child in historical genealogist's records.
OBITUARY: Death of Aged Citizen - Major A G Wayland, a highly respected and worthy citizen of this country, died at his residence near Swoope's Depot at 3 o'clock last Saturday morning the 14th, in the 92nd year of age. He was a native of Madison County and removed to this county when a young man. Mr Edward Wayland of Waynesboro is a brother of the deceased and is the only remaining member of his father's family. The deceased leaves two sons and three daughters. The sons are W. H. Wayland of Nevada, and E. G. Wayland of this county; and the daughters are Mrs. A. B. Lightner of this county, Mrs Thos Kirkpatrick and Mrs Ham. Kirkpatrick (Susan) of Greensbrier County, WVA. The funeral of the deceased at Hebron Church on last Sabbath was largely attended. The service was performed by Rev L B Johnston, Pastor of that church.
Until March 18__, the home of the venerable Maj Alex. G Stuart was in Rockbridge County, near Brownsburg, where, among his kindred, he was reared from infancy, and resided until near four score and ten years of age. At the time named above, he came to reside with Mr. E. J. Wayland, near Swoope's Depot, who is a nephew of his wife. The home of Maj. Wayland, who died Saturday, is but a few roads from that of his son.
Maj. Stuart attended the first part of the funeral ceremonies of his deceased friend, but did not go to the church because of feebleness. Sunday night following, he became unwell, and died Monday night, conversing a few minutes before his death to the last. He was in the 90th year of his age, which would have been completed 19th of Sept. Major Stuart was married three times, the last wife the aunt of Mr Wayland, who survives her husband.
Referring to his long residence in Rockbridge and his association there, where resided other members of his family of his own and preceding generations, and where he leaves younger relatives and a whole community of attached friends. It can be truly said that no one was more highly esteemed for sterling worth and venerated for a long life of Christian example. How many years he was a pillar in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church and a member of the session, its old records would have to be searched, for none of his early associates are there now to speak of his efforts in church affairs, which commenced farther back than the span allotted to human life.
Yesterday afternoon the body was conveyed to the Valley R. R. depot in this city, and thence to Timber Ridge, where the funeral services will be conducted this morning, and the form of the aged Christian and exemplary citizen will be laid to rest under the old sepulchral lake beside the forms of his kindred.Rev L B Johnson, Pastor of Hebron Church, and other friends of the deceased, accompanied the remains.
SOURCE: Staunton Spectator, Staunton, VA, 18 August 1883, pg 3.
NOTE: The Hebron Church where Albert and first wife are buried, is not the same Hebron Church (Madison County,VA) referred to above. They are buried in the Hebron Church cemetery, a Presbyterian Church in Staunton, VA
Adam Wayland (1777 - 1851)
Judah Burke Wayland (1778 - 1822)
Jane Ledgerwood Moffett Wayland (1811 - 1849)
William Hays Wayland (1844 - 1904)*
Edward Jenkins Wayland (1848 - 1915)*
Mary Alberta Wayland Kirkpatrick (1853 - 1934)*
Eugene B. Wayland (1855 - 1880)*
Albert Gallitan Wayland (1806 - 1886)
Edwin A. Wayland (1807 - 1897)*
Susan N. Wayland Stuart (1808 - 1900)*
Nathaniel Skinner Wayland (1814 - 1886)*
Created by: David Simpson
Record added: May 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52997802
Added: Sep. 29, 2011