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John Peter Albaugh, Sr.
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1804
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1881
Forest County
Pennsylvania, USA

12-26-1804 -- 4-26-1880

Mr. Albaugh died at Forest Hills, Hickory Twp., at 4:30 AM of April 26, 1880, at the age of 77 years and 4 months.

It is with sorrow and regret we are compelled to chronicle the death of another of our most esteemed, well-known citizens. Unfortunately, we are without the exact date in regard to the place of birth of our late departed neighbor, and other items from which we could have better given a short sketch of his life, but from the best of our knowledge Mr. Albaugh settled in Hickory township on the old furnace tract about 25 years ago. By hard labor and economy he purchased a farm which he improved and lived upon until death called him hence. He raised a family of sons and daughters who are living mostly in the same neighborhood.

He was a man of sound judgment, well informed upon all general subjects, and we believe that up to within a half dozen years was frequently employed to teach the district school in his neighborhood. Mr. Albaugh had, all his life, been a prominent member of the Democratic party in this county, but seeing the abandonment of all the old Jacksonian principles by the leaders of
that party in the year 1878, he with all his 5 sons, joined the National party, since which time he has been an earnest worker in the new party.

About a year since his estimable Lady was called away from his side since which his health has been declining. He was soon afflicted with scrofulous swellings upon the neck, which at the time of his death were of large size. During last week at times, he suffered periodical attacks of pain in the left side. A physician was summoned and his sufferings were greatly relieved. We learned that he was able to go about the house and that on the evening before his death he retired feeling quite well. On his son's entering his sleeping room in the morning to ask after his health, it was discovered that his spirit had flown from its earthly tenement and that his long and useful life was sweetly and painlessly ended. It is needless to add that his family and friends have the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew him.

Obituary source:
History of Starr Cemetery by Lois Wike and published by Forest Press Inc. in Tionesta, PA

For burial plot location
See the “History of Starr Cemetery” for a location map.

Inaccuracies: The death date in the above Bio by Lois Wike is most probably a typo since the marker states he died in 1881 not 1880. Also his name appears in the Federal Census of 1880 taken in June 1880, 2 months after the listed death date.

Son of Soloman and Catherine (Boyer) Albaugh.

Children: Born between 1828 and 1844, in the order of their births: Elias, Charles Steward, John Wesley, James Wilson, William, Mary S. and Jonathan Albaugh.
Family links: 
  Margaret S. Schenck Albaugh (1801 - 1880)
  Elias Robert Albaugh (1828 - 1922)*
  Charles Hollis Albaugh (1830 - 1915)*
  John Wesley Albaugh (1833 - 1853)*
  James Wilson Albaugh (1834 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Starr Cemetery
Church Hill
Forest County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: O-40
Created by: JD Moore II
Record added: May 05, 2010
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John Peter Albaugh, Sr.
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