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Biography: Jacob Amos Albright born August 27, 1843

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JACOB AMOS ALBRIGHT

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(1843-AFT. 1921)

LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA

Jacob Amos Albright, a teacher, was born August 27, 1843, at Plains of Dura, Sumter County, Georgia, the son of Oswell Albright and Sara (Wheeless) Albright, the former a merchant and blacksmith, removing in 1846 to Alabama. He was the grandson of Jacob Albright and wife, a Miss Dixon, of North Carolina, and of Amos Wheelers, a native of middle Georgia. Mr. Albright is of German and English descent.

Jacob was educated in the schools of Wacoachee Valley; was a teacher for over forty years; superintendent of education of Lee County, 1909-1917; and elected to the house of representatives of 1919 from Lee County. He served as a noncommissioned officer in Co. C, 2nd Georgia infantry regiment, C. S. A.

He was a Democrat; Methodist; Mason; and an Odd Fellow. From time to time he contributed article to the educational press

Jacob married: (1) Frances E. Williams, daughter of John F. Williams and Susan (Florence) Williams; (2) Mrs. Leila Whitaker, daughter of William and (Ross) Trimble, both families came to Alabama from Georgia.

His children, by first wife:

  1. John O. Albright, m Jessie Middleton, He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, AL;
  2. E. A. Albright, deceased by 1921., m. Ada Sherrod;
  3. Dessa Albright, m. E. B. Smith;
  4. J. J. Albright, m. Fannie Monk;
  5. Kate Albright, m. Robert C. Patterson;
  6. Bird Albright, m. T. Hicks Foot; no children by second wife.

Jacob Amos Albright’s last residence was Opelika, Lee County, Alabama. He died in 1923 and is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama.

SOURCES

  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. Find A Grave.com Memorial# 26863584 # 114061494 # 114061720 # 26863607
  3. Alabama Official and Statistical Register

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