JACOB AMOS ALBRIGHT
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
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:
- John O. Albright, m Jessie Middleton, He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, AL;
- E. A. Albright, deceased by 1921., m. Ada Sherrod;
- Dessa Albright, m. E. B. Smith;
- J. J. Albright, m. Fannie Monk;
- Kate Albright, m. Robert C. Patterson;
- 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.
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- Find A Grave.com Memorial# 26863584 # 114061494 # 114061720 # 26863607
- Alabama Official and Statistical Register