lineagekeeper's genealogy
genealogy of the drew, huggard, young, merrill families
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

James Albin

Male Abt 1756 - 1827  (~ 71 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name James Albin  [1
    Born Abt 1756  Wilmington, Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1827  Pleasant City, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James may have also married a lady named 'Ruth Shannon'.

      James would have been about seven years old when his father died. He may have been named after his mother's brother, James Bruce. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the 8th Virginia Regiment and served in the 7th and 8th Virgina Regiments through the Revolutionary War. In 1780 he married Ruth who gave him four children. In 1805 he sold his land on Cove Run which he had bought 13th October 1796. In the spring of 1806, James brought his family to Guernsey county, Ohio and entered land south of Derwent, where he made his home. He had stopped on his way one year near Wheeling, then finished the journey, which was made by wagon. Then the county was sparsely settled, with only a small settlement at Cambridge. James Albin spent the remainder of his days on this farm. He was twice married, and by the first marriage was the parent of two daughters and one son, and by the second, of four sons and six daughters. (History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus Sarchet, p. 531)

      After his death, Barbara married George Spaid, a widower, who had lost his wife in 1821. After Spaid's death, Barbara went to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Rachel (Albin) and Peter Jordan near Hiramsburg, OH. James and Barbara are both buried in the Hopewell Cemetery, Guernsey Co., OH. ( Book" The Albins of Virginia")


      She died in 1827, leaving four children and he then married Barbara Hoover and for some time lived in Hampshire county, Va. The records of the Hebron Lutheran church begin with the year 1789 and we found that his daughter Lea was christened there that year. Several of his children were christened there, but the last entry was for Nancy, born in 1800. Polly Albin, born in 1807, was not mentioned in the record, so that it is possible the family came to Ohio soon after 1800. He located with his family on a farm just north of the present town-site of Pleasant City. Here he died about 1825 and was buried in the Hopewell cemetery, located close to his farm. His widow married George Spaid, who had lost his wife in 1821, and with him she lived till his death in 1833. The widow lived to a great age and passed her last years with her daughter and son-in-law, Peter Jordan and wife, near Hiramsburg, Ohio. (Spaid Genealogy, p. 360)

      He appears in Heads of Family - Virginia, 1784 in Hampshire County. In his household are "3 white souls, no dwellings, and 1 other buildings."[Albin verification file.FTW]

      James would have been about seven years old when his father died. He may have been named after his mother's brother, James Bruce. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the 8th Virginia Regiment and served through the Revolutionary War. In 1805 he sold his land on Cove Run which he had bought 13th October 1796 from James Martin.

      , the son of James Albin, who at the age of eighteen enlisted in the Revolutionary army and served through the war. In the spring of 1806, James Albin brought his family to Guernsey county, and entered land south of Derwent, where he made his home. He had stopped on his way one year near Wheeling, then finished the journey, which was made by wagon. Then the county was sparsely settled, with only a small settlement at Cambridge. James Albin spent the remainder of his days on this farm. He was twice married, and by the first marriage was the parent of two sons and a daughter, by the second, of four sons and six daughters. (History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus Sarchet, p. 531)


      He came to Ohio in 1806, stopping for one year near Wheeling, Virginia., After his death, Barbara married George Spaid, a widower, who had lost his wife in 1821. After Spaid's death, Barbara went to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Rachel (Albin) and Peter Jordan near Hiramsburg, OH. James and Barbara are both buried in the Hopewell Cemetery, Guernsey Co., OH. ( Book" The Albins of Virginia")


      James Albin was a Revolutionary soldier (serving in the 7th and 8th Virgina Regiments). He lived in Virginia and we cannot now ascertain the name of his first wife. She died leaving four children and he then married Barbara Hoover and for some time lived in Hampshire county, Va. The records of the Hebron Lutheran church begin with the year 1789 and we found that his daughter Lea was christened there that year. Several of his children were christened there, but the last entry was for Nancy, born in 1800. Polly Albin, born in 1807, was not mentioned in the record, so that it is possible the family came to Ohio soon after 1800. He located with his family on a farm just north of the present town-site of Pleasant City. Here he died about 1825 and was buried in the Hopewell cemetery, located close to his farm. His widow married George Spaid, who had lost his wife in 1821, and with him she lived till his death in 1833. The widow lived to a great age and passed her last years with her daughter and son-in-law, Peter Jordan and wife, near Hirmsburg, Ohio. (Spaid Genealogy, p. 360)

      He appears in Heads of Family - Virginia, 1784 in Hampshire County. In his household are "3 white souls, no dwellings, and 1 other buildings." [1]
    Person ID I16118986  7_families
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2002 

    Mother Mary Bruce,   c. 3 Jun 1715, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1737  , Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5233670  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Anne Marie Albin,   b. 25 Dec 1797,   d. 2 Feb 1898  (Age 100 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F5235082  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Barbara Hoover,   b. 1767,   d. 1854, Pleasant City, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1788  , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Leah Carrol Albin,   b. 22 Apr 1789, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1829 and 1884, Crooked Tree, Noble, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +2. Rachel Albin,   b. 24 Apr 1791, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1881, , Noble, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Albin,   b. 1792, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. David Albin,   b. 1793,   d. 1836, Muskingum, Muskingum, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +5. William Albin,   b. 3 Oct 1793, , Hardy, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1885, , Vinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Anne Marie Albin,   b. 25 Dec 1797,   d. 2 Feb 1898  (Age 100 years)
    +7. Abraham Albin,   b. 25 Dec 1798, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1883, Zanesville, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +8. Nancy Jane Albin,   b. 15 Feb 1800, Hardy, Bedford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1877, Piitsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Delila Albin,   b. 1802,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Mary Albin,   b. 24 Mar 1807,   d. 31 Aug 1889, Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     11. John Albin,   b. 1809,   d. 1828, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F5234143  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Ruth Shannon,   b. Abt 1760, , Hampshire, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, , Hampshire, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Albin,   b. 1781, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, , Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Rebecca Albin,   b. 1782, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Mount Zion, Macon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +3. Sarah Albin,   b. 1784, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +4. James Albin,   b. 1786, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F5234661  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1756 - Wilmington, Hampshire, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1780 - , Hampshire, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1788 - , Hampshire, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1827 - Pleasant City, Guernsey, Ohio Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S364159] Bruce, John of the Shenandoah, Violet Laverne Bruce, (Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Pub. Co., c1987. Book #929.273 B83br), 929.273 B83br..