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Re: Ben Alberry, Burke Co., N.C., 1810
Posted by: James E. Hargraves Date: July 12, 2000 at 00:11:16
In Reply to: Re: Ben Alberry, Burke Co., N.C., 1810 by valette of 28

Hi Valette, I can't tell you how surprised and pleased I am to hear from you. Talk about dead ends, it seems like if you try to trace an Alberry, you will be assured of an endless procession of dead ends. I finally found out the reason for this....You simply can't trace an Alberry because the name will surely be spelled differently no matter where you look for it. I did some research on the name variations and found that in long ago England, the name was Aylesbury, but when they lived in Maryland, it was spelled Alberry, Allbarry, Ellsberry and other variations. It was several Elsberry and Alberty families who came from Cecil County, Maryland and settled in Surry, Wilkes and Ashe Counties of North Carolina in the late 1700's and then later Benjamin Alberry got into Burke County before 1810. Almerry is just another variation in the spelling, and I am sure that this is the same person, as I have finally learned to ignore the spelling if it's even close. The information you included really fills in a lot of blanks for me. My gg grand father was Alberry Harris and his father was the Isaac Harris who lived in Burke County, North Carolina in 1810, which was the only place in the world where Isaac Harris ever connected to an Alberry family. I was 99 % sure that Isaacs' wife was Sarah Alberry, but was never able to prove it until your message arrived. My ggg grand mother Sarah must be the unknown daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Almerry. Isaac and Sarah Harris moved out to Humphreys County, Tennessee about 1825. Yes, I am absolutely sure that we do connect and will be happy to send you the records of my Alberry (Elsberry)(Aylesbury) family. Thanks for answering my message, I didn't think I would ever make a connection and would really appreciate any information that you could send. Do you want the data sent through the GenForum or direct to your E-Mail address.? Best Regards, James.


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