|Birth: ||1799, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 1866|
Jacob Albright was from Switzerland and came to America on a boat leaving Amsterdam, Netherlands in July 1819. He arrived in Philadelphia on August 28th, 1819. His letters of passage said he was a farmer and he worked as a farmer in Spring Garden, Philadelphia in the early years. In later years, he worked in Philadelphia, working for a "Bill Broker" company on Dock Street. I think the job would have been that of a bill collector.
His Oath of Allegiance was taken, as seen on his Naturalization Record, in Philadelphia on February 7th 1829.
He married Anna Dunlap in 1831 and had seven children. Five of his children are linked below. Two others, Ellen and Edward, are presumed to have died young.
He is listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 Census data as living in Philadelphia with his family. He also can be seen 1861 City Directory as living at 445 Garden Street.
His death date and burial in American Mechanics Cemetery are documented in the Philadelphia Death Certificate Index. The Jacob Albright family burial locations in this cemetery can still been seen in the original books. In 1951, the cemetery was purchased by the Philadelphia Housing Authority for the purpose of removing the remains and building subddivisions on the location. The remains in this cemetery were removed in 1951, and the Raymond Rosen Housing Project was built.
In August of 1951, Jacob Albright and his family were re-interred in the Philadelphia Memorial Park in Division F, Section 2, Lot 24. The site is marked with a surface marker reading "ALBRIGHT".
Anna Andreola Dunlap Albright (1808 - 1891)*
George W Albright (1833 - 1904)*
Sarah Elizabeth Albright Magee (1838 - 1881)*
Alfred Albert Albright (1841 - 1872)*
Emily Theresa Bryant Albright Hill (1844 - 1909)*
Martha Louise Albright Dodge Hill (1849 - 1892)*
Philadelphia Memorial Park
Plot: Div F, Sec 2, Lot 24, Grave site 3
Created by: Kline Lynch
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97306716