William A. Albright

*William A. Albright owns 179 acres of good land on Trace fork of Four-Mile-Creek, and has made his home in this district since 1868.  He was born in Wythe County, Virginia, January 19 1817, a son of Moses and Elizabeth (Camper) Albright, now many years deceased.  In Boone county, (then) Virginia, on October 18, 1837, he was united in marriage with Frances Adkins; the birth and death record of their children (listed below).  Frances Adkins was a daughter of Rev. Witham (William) and Elizabeth Meadows Adkins, and she was born in Monroe County, Virginia on July 30, 1818.  Her parents came to Lincoln County in 1840. Mr. Albright, his wife, and all their children save one, are members of the Church of Christ. One son belongs to the Missionary Baptist Church. During the war between the States, Mr. Albright was a member of the 8th Virginia Calvary, Company G; confederate service, and among the battles in which he fought were Winchester, Lacy Landing, and Harrisonburg.  He has served his district as overseer of the poor, and as a deputy sheriff and constable.  His post office address is Bowen, Wayne County, Virginia.

(The above extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.)

William and Frances had the following children:
Moses A. Albright b: 1839 d: 1863
Elias E. Albright b: 1840 d: unk
Cynthia Jane Albright b: 1841 d: unk
Isaac M. Albright b: 1843 d: 1853
Silas R. Albright b: 1845 d: 1894
Mathew Albright b: August 5, 1846 d: January 13, 1918
*William C. Albright b: 1849 d: 1926
George W. Albright b: 1851 d: unk
James P. Albright b: 1853 d: unk
Joseph S. Albright b: 1855 d: 1856

William Albright served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War as a Pvt, Co G, 8th Virginia Cavalry. He enlisted in May 1862 and was mustered out in Feb 1865. Company G was known as the Mountain Rangers with many of the men from several counties of present-day West Virginia, including Monroe County and Putnam County. Among the battles in which he fought were Winchester, Lacy Landing, and Harrisonburg. [2] [3]
Court records Lawrence County, Kentucky show William Albright was involved in a nasty lawsuit to maintain possession of his farm. The allegations (intended to show he was out of his mind) were never proven and there were sworn affidavits that the accusations were not credited. [4] There was also a Grand Jury Indictment, Commonwealth vs Wm A. Albright. A number of prominent members of the community guaranteed his bail, court appearance and made depositions about his good character. On 10 April 1895 the case was filed away.[5]
In the mid 1890's William Albright made several purchases of land on Cat's Fork in Lawrence County, Kentucky. It is not known if this was where he died or if he returned to Lincoln County, West Virginia. Neither William nor his wife were in the 1900 census. [6]
LDS shows William Albright died 1902 in Boyd County, Kentucky.[7]

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