J C H Albright

J. C. H Albright, an eminently successful planter of Rover, was born in Georgia in 1840, and was the tenth of thirteen children born to Henry and Meeky (Blair) Albright orginally of North Carolina and Georgia, and whose ancestors wer of German and American Extraction, the garndfather, Albright, a silversmith by trade eigrated from Germany to America and settled in South Carolina, and later on moved to Georgia, where he died; the maternal grandfather an American by birth and an Indian trader lived and died in Georgia.  The father, a farmer, which occupation he followed all his live, early taught his son, J. C. H., the principles of farming, and gave him what few educational advantages the common schools of his day afforded.  I 1860 he was married, and to himself and wife were born eleven children, six of whom are living:  Lucy (wife of J P Briggs), Annie (wife of J. H. Hunt--see sketch), Martha Gertrude (wife of W.C. Pugh), Jake and Elizabeth (twins and deceased), Frank W (died at the age of sixteen), Julia Maud, James Edward, John (died at the age of eight months) and Mary Darling  The year succeeding his marriage he became a soldier in the Confederate Army, enlisting in a company of the fourth Georgia Regiment, under command of Capt Farris, and fought in the battles of the Kenesaw Mountain and the Atlanta campaign; later moved with Gen Johnston, the with President Davis, and finally surrendered at Washington, Ga., going thence home and re-engaging in farming, and in 1870 settled in Yell County subesquently coming to Rover in 1878, where he purchased some valuable farm property, putting 100 acres under a complete state of cultivation, and in 1883 built his present neat and commodious residence.  Religiously he and his family are members of the ethodist Episcopal Church South, and socially in the A.F.& A. M , belonging to Rover Lodge No. 467, wher he has done duty as worshipful aster.  He has always been deeply interested in the welfare of his community, doing everything in his power to aid its growth.



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