ALBRIGHT, Mrs. FRANCES, daughter of Charles Gemberling, was born about 1789. Her father came to Harrisburg about 1793 and established himself in business. Frances received an excellent education and on July 20, 1809, married Lieut. Jacob W. Albright, of the U. S. army, who was then in the recruiting service at Harrisburg. Lieutenant Albright was appointed from Pennsylvania ensign of the First Infantry March 6, 1806; promoted second lieutenant November, 1807; first lieutenant August 26, 1812; district paymaster September 4, 1813; disbanded June 15,1815; appointed paymaster Second Infantry July 9, 1816; resigned May 13, 1823. He died at Erie about 1830. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Albright began teaching school, and until the establishment of the common school system was quite successful. Subsequently she received the appointment of teacher in one of the public schools, where she remained until her advanced years compelled her to resign. Mrs. Albright was a conscientious and faithful teacher, and the writer of this brief sketch holds her memory in reverence as being his first tutor. Besides this, she was a strict Presbyterian of the old school, exemplary in her faith and belief. She died at Harrisburg, October 13, 1862, aged about seventy-three years.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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