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William R Alban
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1814
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1889
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA

Alban Family

Reprinted from Pedigree Pointers, Vol. XII, No. 4, Summer 1990

A family reunion of the Alban family was held on August 30th and 31st, 1882 north of Findlay, Ohio at the residence of George B. Alban. At this time the genealogy of the family was written and it is from this genealogy that most of the information comes. Thanks to Diane Siegfried for a copy of this genealogy. Information was also obtained from THE VIRGINIA ALBIN'S by Ethel Albin.

George Alban, the earliest known ancestor, was a member of Washington's Life Guard in the Revolutionary War. He was born 18 August 1760 in Winchester, VA, the son of William Albin and Mary Bruce. He was married to Jane Green. They had 10 children. In about 1798 the family moved to Ohio and settled in Island Creek Township in Jefferson County. George died 29 January 1840. George consistently spelled his name Alban, while other branches of the family spelled the name Albin.

William Alban, son of George and Jane, was born at Winchester, Virginia 22 March 1786. He was married 1st to Elizabeth Shane on 2 February 1809. They had 8 children. They moved to Stark Co. Ohio in 1814. He was married 2nd to Jane Whitcraft. He had 8 more children by his 2nd wife. He married 3rd Isabelle McCaughey and they had 3 children. He served as a Captain in the War of 1812. He died 1 July 1845 at Canal Fulton, Ohio of Typhoid Fever.

James Shane Alban was born 30 October 1809, the oldest son of William Alban and Elizabeth Shane. He was married 1st on 30 October 1833 to Amanda Harris, daughter of Stephen Harris. They came to Sauk Co. Wisconsin in 1837 where Amanda died 5 October 1843. They had 5 children: Lucinda married Luther Hanchett. They had 2 children, Anna who married Anderson Brown and James, who lived in South Dakota. Lucinda married 2nd, James O. Raymond and lived in Plover. She died in Rhinelander at the home of her daughter on 27 February 1928. Stephen Harris Alban was a lawyer and lived in Wausau. He married Helen Cowan 29 September 1869 and died in 1914. Elizabeth S. Alban was said to be the first white child born in Sauk Co. Wisconsin on 3 October 1858. She married Andrew O. Brown. They lived at Plover. After the death of her husband in 1878, Elizabeth moved to Iroquois, South Dakota. Sybil C. Alban was married to John Halladay on 11 October 1865. They moved to Beatrice, Nebraska. Amanda Alban was 8 months old when her mother died. She was adopted by her mother's sister, Lucinda Robinson. She never married and lived in Millersburg, Ohio.

James Alban married 2nd Clarissa Danforth in 1846. They had 5 children: George, who died in childhood, William, who settled in Kansas, James, who settled in Wausau, Kittie, who married R. H. Johnson, editor and publisher of the Central Wisconsin at Wausau and Cora, who married Winfield Wylie, a doctor in Wausau.

James Alban was a lawyer who practiced in Plover before the Civil War. He was a Colonel in the 18th Wisconsin in the war and was killed in the Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862. His body was brought back for burial in the Plover Cemetery.

William R. Alban was a brother of James Alban, another son of William Alban and Elizabeth Shane. He was born 8 June 1814 in Jefferson Co. Ohio. He was also a lawyer and a teacher. He served 3 terms as superintendent of schools and was elected county judge twice. He married Rachel Harris 5 September 1837, a sister of Amanda. They came to Plover in 1861. They had 6 children. Samuel Clark Alban was born 3 June 1838 in Stark Co. Ohio. He married Eliza Celina Steward 22 September 1872. He also served in the 18th Regiment during the Civil War. He died 15 June 1908 at the Veteran's Home at King. Stephen H. Alban was born 11 September 1840 and died 5 January 1842. He has a stone in the Plover Cemetery but it is unlikely that he is buried there since the family did not come here until 1861. William Harvey Alban was born 23 May 1843 and died in 1863 at the Battle of Vicksburg at age 20. Milton Lindley Alban was born 9 June 1845 or 9 January 1846. He married Chloe S. Blodgett 4 May 1872. He died 16 May 1879. He has stones in both the Plover Cemetery and Forest Cemetery. It seems more likely that he is buried in Forest Cemetery next to his wife. Laura V. Alban was born 23 December 1846. She was a teacher at Green Bay. She died 19 January 1880 and is buried in the Plover Cemetery. Ada Alban was born 17 December 1854. On 19 July 1871 she married John W. Strope. She died 21 February 1882. Rachel Alban, mother of the above children, died on 13 January 1888 and William R. Alban died on 11 August 1889. They are both buried in the Plover Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Rachel Harris Alban (1814 - 1887)
  Samuel C Alban (1838 - 1908)*
  Steven H Alban (1840 - 1842)*
  William Harvey Alban (1843 - 1863)*
  Milton Lindley Alban (1845 - 1879)*
  Laura V Alban (1846 - 1880)*
  Ada A Alban Strope (1851 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Plover Cemetery
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Jan 12, 2012
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