Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of 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, in 1837, he was united in marriage with Frances Adkins; and the birth and death record of their children is: Moses A., born January 7, 1839, died in 1863; ELias E., born September 20, 1840, lives in Cabell county; Cynthia J., February 12, 1841, lives near home; Isaac M., May 17, 1843, died September 15, 1853; Silas R., born May 27, 1845; Matthew A., August 10, 1847, lives in Boyd county, Kentucky; William C., February 5, 1849; George W.. February 3, 1851; James P., June 10, 1853; Joseph S., May 31, 1855, died September 13, 1856. The wife of Mr. Albright was a daughter of Rev. Witham and Elizabeth (Meadows) Adkins, and she was born in Monroe county, (then) Virginia, 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 Cavalry, 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 deputy sheriff and constable. His postoffice address is Bowen, Wayne county, Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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