|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1803|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1885|
SOURCE: Biographical Encyclopedia of HUNTINGDON, MIFFLIN, JUNIATA AND PERRY COUNTIES. Pp. 469 , published 1897 in Chambersburg, Pa., by J.M. Runk & Co.
JOHN ALBRIGHT, deceased, was born March 27, 1803, in Berks county, Pa. His parents were George and Elizabeth (Miller) Albright, whose family consisted of ten children. His uncle was the celebrated Jacob
Albright, founder of the Evangelical church.
After passing his boyhood in attending the schools of his neighborhood, and in such other duties and pleasures as usually enter into the lives of farmers' sons, John Albright went to serve an apprenticeship of three years' duration at tanning with Mr. Hilbish, of Carlisle, Pa. This trade acquired, he began business in his own name in Ferguson's Valley, Derry township, Mifflin county. Here he met with encouraging success, and in the course of a few years purchased a lot, and built the Albright tannery, at Reedsville; this was about 1840. At a later date he conducted a store in the same place, in addition to his tannery. He was successful in both enterprises, and after carrying on a flourishing business for many years, he sold out his interests, having secured a sufficient income to maintain himself in comfort during the decline of life. He
then removed to Lewistown, and spent his remaining days with his daughter, Sarah C., who now resides on the homestead.
Mr. Albright always adhered to the Democratic party; his first ballot was cast for President Jackson.
John Albright was married April 3, 1825, to Rebecca, daughter of Daniel and Gertrude Klose. Their children are as follows: Elovina
(Mrs. Samuel Aurandt), whose husband died, leaving seven children; Mary Margaret (Mrs. W. W. Long), has four children living; George Washington, married Caroline Driver, has five daughters; and Sarah Catherine, residing on the old homestead at Lewistown, Mifflin county, Pa.
The mother died January 21, 188O, aged eighty-two years, nine months and four days. The father survived her until February 16, 1885. He was a faithful and devout member of the Lutheran church.
George Albright (1774 - 1852)
Maria (Elizabeth) Miller Albright (1783 - 1869)
Rebecca Klose Albright (1797 - 1880)*
Sarah Catharine Albright (1831 - 1913)*
Jacob Albright (1800 - 1842)*
John Albright (1803 - 1885)
Salome (Sallie) Albright (1810 - 1889)*
Daniel S Albright (1813 - 1884)*
George Albright (1817 - 1839)*
Henry Albright (1818 - 1897)*
Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Jesse Davis
Record added: Sep 27, 2002
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