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Notes for George Albert and Elizabeth Greenawalt

1773 Elizabeth Greenawalt was reported born about this time. [1]

1793 George Albright [2] and Abram Grinewalt [perhaps Elizabeth's father] [3] were listed on the Pennsylvania septennial census for Lancaster Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

1800 George Albert, Abram Greenewalt [Elizabeth's father] and Abram Greenewalt Junr [Elizabeth's brother] were listed on the Pennsylvania septennial census for Manor Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [4]

1815 Elizabeth, the wife of George Albert, was named as a daughter in the will of Abraham Greenawalt of Manor Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dated October 6, 1808. Abraham's children may have been named in birth order. [5] [Photocopy, Extract of Abraham Greenawalt's will.]

... and I order that all my children shall have equal share out of my estate to wit Abraham Greenawald, Jacob Greenawald, Elizabeth the wife of George Albert, Christopher Greenawald, Susanna the wife of Henry Shoff, Christian Greenawald, Michael Greenawald, John Greenawald, Henry Greenawald, and Peter Greenawald each of them an equal share.

1825 George and Elizabeth Albert, along with the families of some of their daughters and of Elizabeth's siblings, moved to Richland County, Ohio, later to become Milton Twp, Ashland County, Ohio. Ashland County was formed in 1846, from townships in several counties. [6]

1825 George Albert, Peter Brubaker [perhaps a son-in-law married to daughter Catherine], and Peter Greenawalt [perhaps a brother of Elizabeth] were named as settlers in Milton Twp, Ashland County, Ohio [7]. Peter Brubaker and Joseph Bechtel were early settlers in Milton Twp, Ashland County [8].

1825 Daughter Catherine, married to Peter Brubaker, moved to Milton Twp, Ashland County, Ohio. [9]

1826 George Albert received a patent from President John Quincy Adams for land in Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio. The tract was 160 acres in section 28. The original title was to John Kirk of Brook County, Virginia, signed in 1813 with price 259.88. John Kirk assigned the land to Davidson King, who assigned it to George Albert. [10]

1826 George Albert appeared on the tax list for Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio with 160 acres valued at $283 in section 28NE. [11]

1827 George Albert bought land from Michael and Susannah Smeltzer on February 12. The tract was 100 acres of land in section 27 of Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio, sold for $265. [12] This land was sold in 1846, after the death of George Albert, by several of his heirs (George, deceased, was not named).

1827-34 George Albert appeared on the personal property list for Milton Twp with horses and cows. [13][14][15][16]

1827-38 George Albert appeared on the tax list for Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio, with lands in sections 27 and 28. [17][18][19][20][21][22]

1830 George Albert lived in Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio in a household with males: 1 (50 thru 59); and females: 2 (15 thru 19) and 1 (50 thru 59). The adjacent listing was for son-in-law John Moyer [Mires]. [23]

1840 George Albert lived in Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio in a household with males: 1 (20 thru 29), 1 (30 thru 39), and 1 (60 thru 69); and females: 1 (20 thru 29) and 1 (60 thru 69). Nearby listings included son-in-law John Moyer and near brothers-in-law Peter and Michael Greenawalt. [24]

1842 A memorial stone for George Albert (1772-1842) and Elizabeth his wife (1773-1842) is at the Brubaker Cemetery in Ashland County, Ohio. [25]

Memorial marker for George and Elizabeth Albert, Brubaker Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

1842 The Richland Court of Common Pleas considered, on February 12, the estate of George Albright, deceased, of Milton Twp. Widow Elizabeth relinquished right of administration of the estate of her deceased husband in favor of Abraham Myers and John Hall. Israel Staley, Thomas Braden, and David Stoner were appraisers. [26]

1842 Letters of administration were issued on February 12, to John Hall in Richland County, Ohio for the estate of George Albert. Extensions were granted in August 1843 and April 1845. John Hall resigned in April 1845. [27]

1842 Letters of administration were issued in June or July, to John Hall in Richland County, Ohio for the estate of Elizabeth Albert
[28]:

In the matter of the [estate of] Elizabeth Albert, Dec.

On motion to the Court it is ordered that John Hall & Abraham Myers be appointed Administrators of the Estate of Elizabeth Albert Dec'd, and require them to give bond with security in the final sum of $500 conditioned for the faithful performance of their trust. Robert Lee & Leonard Polyard being offered as such security were accepted of by the court & the court do further appoint Israel Stalsy, David Stoner, & Thomas Braden [named as the grantee in a deed dated 1848] appraisers of the personal property of said intestate. Thereupon the said John Hall & Abraham Myer appeared in open court and accepted said appointment & executed & filed this Bond, Thereupon Letters of Administration were issued according to Law.

1845 Letters of administration had been issued to John Hall in Richland County, Ohio for the estate of Elizabeth Albert in June, 1842. John Hall resigned in April, 1845. Commissioner's report filed & approved in June term, 1845. [29]

1846 Several heirs of George Albright sold land in Ohio on January 5.

1846 Peter Brubaker and wife Catherine, Abraham Moyer and wife Susan, Henry Hartman and wife Barbara, Mary Birke, Jacob Bechtel and wife Anna, William Kercher and wife Elizabeth, Michael Gongaway and wife Catherine, John Moyer Jr, Christian Moyer, Barbara Moyer, George Moyer, Harriet Moyer, and Abraham Moyer minor heirs of Elizabeth Moyer by guardian John Moyer Jr, sold sold 13 acres to Nancy Newcomer in section 27 of Milton Twp, Ashland/Richland County, Ohio, on January 5. [30][31]

1846 Peter Brubaker and wife Catherine, Abraham Myers and wife Susan, Henry Hartman and wife Barbara, Benjamin Newcomer and wife Nancy, Jacob Bechtel and wife Anna, Williamm Kircher and wife Elizabeth, Michael Gangaway and wife Catherine, John Myers Jr, Christian Myers, Barbara Myers, George Myers, Harriett Myers, and Abraham Myers minor heirs of Elizabeth Moyer by guardian John Moyer Senior, sold sold 33 acres to Mary Burk, in section 27 of Milton Twp, Ashland/Richland County, Ohio, on January 5. [32][33]

1848 Accounts and inventories were filed in Richland County for the estates of George Albert [34][35] and Elizabeth Albert [36][37].

A statement of notes, due bills, and book accounts for George Albright listed Peter Zehner, John Burk, Peter Albert, John Moyer, A Meyer, Peter Bitten, Henry Brubaker, John Greenwalt, Augustus Baughman, Henry Hartman, and Peter Albert and Benjamin Newcomer.

The inventory for George Albert was dated February, 1842. Purchasers at the estate sale for George, on March 16, included widow, Joseph Bechtel, Peter Burk, John Moyer, Henry Hartman, Abraham Moyer, Peter Greenwalt, John Gongaway, Barbara Albert, Peter Albert, David Moyer, Michael Greenwalt, and others

Elizabeth died soon after George. The inventory for Elizabeth Albert was dated July 11, 1842. Many of the same people purchased items at the estate sale for Elizabeth Albert.

1848 Abraham Moyer, on behalf of the heirs of George Albert, sold land in Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio to Thomas Braden [one of the appraisers of the estate of George Albert], on June 21. [38]

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting. Whereas on the fourth day of February in the year of our Lord eight hundred and forty five, Abraham Moyer and John Hall as administrators of George Albert filed in the Court of Common Please of Richland County Ohio their certain Petition to complete real contract entered into by the said George Albert and Matthias Dier with Thomas Braden for the Sale of certain real estate as in said petition described by referencing to the Recorder of Richland Common Pleas where said petition Contract and proceedings are recorded will more fully and at large appear. And whereas said petition was filed against Peter Albert, Polly Burks, John Myers, Jacob Bechtel and Anna his wife, William Carick and Elizabeth his wife, Michael Gongaway and Catharine his wife, John Myers, Christian Myers, Barbara Myers, George Myers, Harriet Myers, Abraham Myers, Peter Brubaker and Catharine his wife, Benjamin Newcomer and Nancy his wife, Henry Hartman and Barbary his wife, Defendants & heirs at Law of George Albert deceased Defendants. And whereas at the June Term of the Court of Common Pleas of Richland County Ohio A.D. 1848, said petition came on to be heard upon the petition exhibits and testimony And the Court being satisfied that said Defendants were duly Subpoened and that the said written contract in the petition described was the actual contract of the said George Albert and by him executed in his lifetime, and the Court being satisfied that the said Thomas Braden has paid to the said Abraham Myers the ballance of the purchase money, since the Death of the said George Albert and order at the said Term last aforesaid. That the said Abraham Myers as administrator of said George Albert deceased, make execute and Deliver to the said Thomas Braden a Deed in fee simple for the full equal undivided half of the said premises so sold as aforesaid the same being all the full interest and share which the said George Albert had in said premises at the time of his death, and that said deed be by said administrator executed on behalf of said heirs, and in lieu of all legal and equitable interest of the heirs aforesaid. Now therefore I the said Abraham Myers as administrator of the said George Albert … do grant … to the said Thomas Braden … six acres of land out of the southeast quarter of section sixteen in Milton Township, Richland County, Ohio … this 21st day of June A.D. 1848.

1849 John Myers gave an account of the guardianship of John, Barbara, and Christopher Myers, all minor heirs of Elizabeth Myers, deceased, who were now of full age. [39]

1849 John Myers gave an account of the guardianship of George A Myers, Harriet Myers, and Abraham Myers, all minor heirs of daughter Elizabeth Myers, deceased, who were still minors. [40]

1861 Several relatives still lived in the area. Maps of Ashland County shows lots in Milton Twp owned by H Hartman (perhaps the spouse of daughter Barbara), P W Brubaker (perhaps the spouse of daughter Catharine), Jos Bechtel (perhaps husband of grand-daughter Anna Moyer), and J Halls (perhaps the administrator of George's will) in section 28. P Gongway and M Nucumber [Newcomer] had land in section 27. P Brubecker also had lands in sections 33 and 35. [41][42]

Research Notes:

It is not entirely clear which of the heirs of George Albert were his children and which were children of daughter Elizabeth Moyer, deceased. We have not figured out who Mary/Polly Burk, an heir of George Albert, was. The estate of George Albert listed a note to John Burk, perhaps Mary's husband. Was Mary a daughter of George, or a grand-daughter by daughter Elizabeth Moyer? There are several census records that could be this Mary:

1840 Mary Berk lived in Petersburgh Twp, Richland County, Ohio in a household with males: 1 (10 thru 14), 1 (15 thru 19), and 2 (20 thru 29); and females: 2 (5 thru 9), 1 (10 thru 14), and 1 (40 thru 49). [43]

1850 Mary Burk (age 38, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Mifflin Twp, Ashland County, Ohio, in a household with Peter Burk (age 32), Henry Burk (age 7), Nancy Burk (age 6), Mary Burk (age 4), Susanna Burk (age 2), and Ira Burk (age 1). [44] The death certificate of Ira Burk names his mother as Mageline Burk. [45] Mennonite records suggest that Magdalena Landis was Ira's mother. [46]

1850 Mary Burk (age 23, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Mifflin Twp, Ashland County, Ohio, in a household with John Burk (age 24), and John W Burk (age 2). [47] However, the death certificate for John W Burk, perhaps the child listed in this census record, names Mary Moore as his mother. [48]

1796 Elizabeth Greenawalt reportedly married George Albert on May 17 [49] at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [http://genforum.genealogy.com/greenawalt/messages/356.html, Greenawalt Ancestry, Genforum, undocumented][50]. We seek documentation about the marriage of Elizabeth Greenawalt and George Albert.


Footnotes:

[1] Louise Redfern Pells, Frances Redfearn Family (1982), 406, year undocumented.

[2] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1793, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1793, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1800, Manor Twp, Lancaster County, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[5] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Lancaster, Will L-337, [FamilySearchImage].

[6] William Alexander Duff, History of North Central Ohio, embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Knox Counties (1931), 57, [HathiTrust].

[7] George William Hill, 1809: History of Ashland County, Ohio (Williams Bros., 1880), 97, [GoogleBooks].

[8] H. S. Knapp, A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County (Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co., 1863), 538, [HathiTrust].

[9] S. Riddle, History of the Ashland County Pioneer Historical Society (Ashland, Ohio: The Brethren Publishing Co, 1888), 129, Catherine Albert's spouse Peter Brubaker was a member of this society and may have been the source of this information, [InternetArchive].

[10] United States Bureau of Land Management Patent, [US_BLM].

[11] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1826, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[12] Richland County, Ohio, Deed 5-16, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[13] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1827, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[14] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1828, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[15] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1829, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[16] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1830, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[17] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1827, 160 acres, 28NE, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[18] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1828, 160 acres, 28NE, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[19] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1829, 160 acres, 28NE and 100 acres 27NW, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[20] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1830, 160 acres, 28NE and 100 acres 27NW, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[21] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1837, 160 acres, 28NE and 100 acres 27NW, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[22] Richland County, Ohio Tax Records, 1838, 160 acres, 28NE and 100 acres 27NW, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[23] US census, 1830, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[24] US census, 1840, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[25] Find A Grave Memorial 36329927, [FindAGrave].

[26] Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Richland, Administration Record 4-22, [FamilySearchImage].

[27] Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Richland, Administration Docket 1-130, estate 477, [FamilySearchImage].

[28] Ohio, Will and Probate Records, Richland County Administration Records 4-116 (between will probate dated 27 June, 1842 and will probate dated July 9, 1842), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[29] Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Richland, Administration Docket 1-139, estate 503, [FamilySearchImage].

[30] Recorder of Deeds, Ashland, Ohio, Deeds, 2-115, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[31] Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ashland County, Ohio Research Aid Mifflin and Milton Townships (1994), 140, citing Ashland County, Ohio deed 2-115, [GoogleBooks].

[32] Recorder of Deeds, Ashland, Ohio, Deeds, 5-669, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[33] Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ashland County, Ohio Research Aid Mifflin and Milton Townships (1994), 140, citing Ashland County, Ohio deed 5-669, [GoogleBooks].

[34] Richland County, Ohio Probate Record, Administration Record 7-555, [FamilySearchImage].

[35] Ohio, Will and Probate Records, Richland, Administration Record, 7-555, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[36] Richland County, Ohio Probate Record, Administration Record 7-566, [FamilySearchImage].

[37] Ohio, Will and Probate Records, Richland, Administration Record, 7-566, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[38] Recorder of Deeds, Ashland, Ohio, Deeds, 12-123, [Family Search Image], [FHLCatalog].

[39] Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Richland, Administration Record 12-75, [FamilySearchImage].

[40] Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Richland, Administration Record 12-76, [FamilySearchImage].

[41] Map of Ashland County, Ohio (Surveyed, drawn & published by John McDonnell, 1861), [LibraryOfCongress].

[42] Nunan's map of Ashland Co., Ohio (Surveys by Philip Nunan & H.S. Plumb; William Schuchman, practical lithographer, 1861), [LibraryOfCongress].

[43] US census, 1840, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[44] US census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[45] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[46] Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[47] US census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[48] [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[49] Louise Redfern Pells, Frances Redfearn Family (1982), 406.

[50] Donna R. Irish, Pennsylvania German Marriages (1982), Not found, [GoogleBooks].


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