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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Independence County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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William R. Albright was born in North Carolina on the 16th of November, 1849, and is a son of Alvis and Mary (Stockard) Albright, both of whom were born in North Carolina, also, and were there reared, educated and married. Five sons and five daughters blessed their union: Samuel, George A., Alson G., Peggie, Nancy A., Julia E., William R., Franklin P., Mary Jane and Harriet E. Alvis Albright was a Mason, and he and wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which faith he died, on March 3, 1881. His widow still survives him, and finds a pleasant home among her children, but the most of her time is spent in Izard County, with one of her children. William R. Albright acquired a good practical education in Independence County, and was married on the 22d of February, 1877, to Miss Mary Ann Meacham, who was also born, March 2, 1855, in this State and county. Their family numbers four children, three sons and one daughter: Alvis E. and William F. (twin sons, born June 22, 1880), Oscar A. and Cora L. Mr. Albright owns a farm of 300 acres, and is careful and painstaking in the cultivation of his land, and is very thorough in everything connected with its management. One hundred acres he devotes to the raising of the different cereals. He has been secretary and conductor, holding also other offices in the order of the I. O. O. F., of which organization he is a member, and he and Mrs. Albright have been members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for some time.

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This family biography is one of 158 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Independence County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Independence County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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