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Family Research in Albany

Please visit the Orleans County page
if you do not find the correct piece to your personal puzzle in Albany.


Books Cemeteries Census Records
Churches Demographics Descriptions
Historical Society History Land Records
Library Lookups Maps
Military Veterans Obituaries Schools
Settlers Vital Records Wills


Books

The only book of which I am aware concentrating solely
on Albany is The History of Albany, Vermont, 1806-1991, edited by
Virginia Wharton, and published by the Albany Historical Society.


Cemeteries in Albany

There are seven cemeteries in Albany:
Albany Center Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Albany Center.
Albany Village Cemetery, Route 14, West Albany village.
Chamberlin Hill Cemetery, Chamberlin Hill, northeast part of town.
Hovey Cemetery, Route 14, north of Albany Center Cemetery.
Rowell Cemetery, Creek Road, south part of town.
St. John of the Cross Cemetery, East Albany.
South Albany Cemetery, South Albany.
Map of the cemeteries. UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Census Records for Albany

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Churches in Albany

There have been, at various times, seven churches in Albany:
Baptist Church, West Albany.
Congregational Church, West Albany.
Freewill Baptist Church, Creek Road, East Albany.
Methodist Church, South Albany.
St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, East Albany.
United Methodist Church, West Albany.
Wesleyan Methodist Church, South Albany.


Demographics for Albany

The U.S. Census Bureau: American FactFinder can provide the most recent
demographic statistics for the four villages comprising
the Town of Albany:

Step 1:
Select Facts About My Community.
Step 2: Select Vermont, then Place, then Albany Village.
Step 3:
Returning to menu on left side of page, choose Select Profile.
Choose the statistical report you desire.
Step 4:
Click on Create the report.


Descriptions of Albany

"Albany is located in the southern part of the county, in lat.
44* 43', and long. 4* 32', bounded northeasterly by Irasburgh,
southeasterly by Glover, southwesterly by Craftsbury, and
northwesterly by Lowell, being a tract of land six miles square,
set diagonally north and south. The general surface of the town
is hilly and uneven, though not mountainous, the only elevation
approaching the dignity of a mountain being Harveny's mountain,
in the northwestern part of the township, which is cut off from
the main chain of the Green Mountains by Phelps' brook. The soil
is varied and productive, being especially fertile in the valley of
Black river. This stream flows through the central part of the
town from south to north, having a number of quite considerable
tributaries. Lord's creek flows north through the eastern part of
the township, having several tributaries. Aside from these are
numerous other minor streams found throughout the territory,
affording sample irrigation to the soil. There are also several
ponds, the principal of which are Great Hosmer, Heartwell, Page,
Heart, Duck ponds. The timber is that indigenous to the towns
of northern Vermont, mostly beech, birch, maple, pine, spruce,
hemlock, cedar, tamarac, fir, butternut and ash."
Source: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and
Orleans Counties, VT., for 1883-84
. Compiled and Published
by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y., July 1883. Pages 189 and 190.

"ALBANY, a post village located near the western part of the town
in the valley of Black River, contains two churches (Congregational
and Methodist), an hotel, three stores, two blacksmith shops,
harness shop, shoe shop, and about thirty-five dwellings.
SOUTH ALBANY, a small post village located in the southern part
of the town, contains one church (Wesleyan Methodist), an hotel,
one store, blacksmith shop, shoe shop, carriage shop, planing-
mill, and about a dozen dwellings.
ALBANY CENTER (p. o.), a hamlet located in the central part of
the town, contains the town-house, a store, and about eight dwellings.
EAST ALBANY (p. o.) a hamlet located in the eastern part of
the town, on the creek road, contains one church (Roman
Catholic), a store, and a few dwellings."
Source: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and
Orleans Counties, VT., for 1883-84
. Compiled and Published
by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y., July 1883. Pages 190-191.

Virtual Vermont: Albany


Historical Society in Albany

You may join the Albany Historical Society by writing to
Paul Daniels, President, whose mailing address is through the
adjacent town:
P.O. Box 123, Irasburg VT 05845-0123.
Calendar year dues (as of June 5, 2000) are
$5.00 per person per year.

Because his business takes a good deal of his time,
most of Mr. Daniels' correspondence is by telephone
in the evenings, so please include your phone number.

Photos of the memorial to veterans erected by the historical society.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

In response to my query, Mr. Daniels advised that
donations in any amount may be made to the
Albany Historical Society at the same mailing address.


History of Albany

"The town was originally granted by the State June 27, 1781."
"The name of Lutterloh was retained until 1815 when, by petition to
the legislature, it was changed to the one it still bears."
Source: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and
Orleans Counties, VT., for 1883-84.
Compiled and Published
by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y., July 1883. Page 189.

The History of Albany, Vermont, 1806-1991, edited by
Virginia Wharton, is available for purchase by the publisher,
the Albany Historical Society, for $35.00 plus shipping
(as of Fall 1999). Please mail your request with $35.00
payable to Albany Historical Society, c/o Paul Daniels, President,
at P.O. Box 123, Irasburg VT 05845-0123.
He will advise you as to the amount of postage needing to be
reimbursed to the Historical Society, depending on your location.


Land Records in Albany

Land records for Albany are maintained by the Town Clerk.
In my experience, the rates charged for research and
copying are very reasonable, and the service is very good.
Please contact Debra Ann Geoffroy, Town Clerk and Treasurer,
Town of Albany, PO Box 284, Albany VT 05820-0284.
Her telephone is 802-755-6100; her e-mail is Albany@tax.state.vt.us.
The office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm
and Wednesdays from 9 am to 7 pm (as of June 2000).

"The first Grand-List of the town of Lutterloh, taken A. D. 1807.
- the selectmen being the first listers.
Eli Chamberlin$ 58,00Aar'n Chamberlin75,12
Thos. Cogswell105,00Silas Downer81,50
Joseph Fairfield76,50Henry Gale39,75
Isaac Lougee20,00Benj. Neal86,75
Walter Neal58,00Daniel Skinner46,50
Joshua Stanton20,12Jesse Rogers70,00"
Source: The History of Albany, Vermont 1806-1991. Edited by
Virginia Wharton and published by the Albany Historical Society.


Library in Albany

The library in Albany is located in Albany village on Route 14.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Lookups for Albany

My Lookups page lists surnames from copies of the actual birth,
death, and marriage registers I obtained from the Town Clerk
of Albany for years of interest to me. If you would like details
on any of the following births, please e-mail me at Chip@monad.net,
specifying which year and allowing a week for a reply.
For records not listed here or for copies of these records,
contact the Town Clerk or the Vermont Department of Health


Maps of Albany

Albany villages
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Albany cemeteries

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Military Veterans for Albany

The following surnames are from either the memorial stone erected by
the Albany Historical Society or The History of Albany, Vermont, 1806-1991.
If you would like details on any of the following veterans, please e-mail
me at Chip@monad.net, specifying which war, and allowing a week for a reply.

Revolutionary War:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

War of 1812:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Civil War:
Aiken, Ames, Annis, Badger, Baro, Bartlet, Bee, Beede,
Bill, Blaisdell, Brewer, Brooks, Bumps, Chafey, Chandler, Clifford,
Clough, Cobb, Colburn, Critchett, Crowley, Cutler, Davis, Dewery,
Dix, Durkee, Estus, Farr, Freeman, Green, Haines, Haladay,
Harvey, Higgins, Hight, Hood, Hunt, Hunter, Johnson, Johnstone,
Kelley, Kendall, Kizer, King, Kirk, Leonard, Livingston, Lord, Lounge,
Magoon, Marckriss, Martin, Mason, McClary, McGuire, Miles,
Mitchel, Moore, Moxley, Niles, Norris, Nowell, Page, Paine, Perkins,
Phelps, Phipps, Powers, Putnam, Redding, Reed, Rogers, Rowell,
Scott, Shaw, Shonyo, Skinner, Somers, Spaulding, Spennard, Spinner,
Stiles, Story, Sweetland, Tucker, Walcott, Watson, Way, Whitcher,
White, Wilcox, Williams, Wilson, Wright.
Source: The History of Albany, Vermont, 1806-1991. Edited by
Virginia Wharton and published by the Albany Historical Society.
Pages 25-27.

Spanish-American War:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

World War I:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

World War II:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Korean War:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Vietnam War:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Click here to see photos of the memorial to veterans
erected by the historical society.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Obituaries for Albany Residents

1999: UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

2000: UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Schools in Albany

"In 1880, Albany had a population of 1,138, and in 1882, was divided
into thirteen school districts and contained fourteen common schools,
employing five male and fifteen female teachers."
Source: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and
Orleans Counties, VT., for 1883-84
. Compiled and Published
by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y., July 1883. Pages 189, 190, 191.

Teachers of Albany
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Settlers of Albany

"The town was originally granted by the State June 27, 1781, to
Col. Henry E. Lutterloh, Major Thomas Cogswell, and fifty-nine
associates, as follows: Gen. Joseph Badger, Col. Ebenezer Smith,
Col. Antipas Gilman, Noah Dow, Charles Clapham, Richard Sinclair,
Gen. John Tyler, John Tyler, Jr., James Lord, Nathaniel Coit,
Hezekiah Lord, John Mott, Nathan Geer, Joshua Stanton,
Abiel Fellows, Andrews Lester, Noah Holcomb, Ruluff Dutcher,
Nehemiah Lawrence, Rachel Fellows, Elisha Sheldon, Jr.,
Elijah Stanton, David Whitney, Correl Merrill, Samuel B. Sheldon,
Calvin Ackley, Andrew Carney, Elisha Lee, Timothy, O'Brien,
Joshua Porter, Jr., Nergalsharezzer Rude, James Jordan,
Frank Moore, Arthur Frink, John Wheeler, Jacob Galusha,
Samuel Moore, Jr., Ebenezer Fletcher, Jacob Vosburgh,
Moses Rinesdale, Ebenezer Reed, Gabriel Dutcher, Isaac White,
Andrew Frink, John Park, Samuel Hull, Gideon Smith,
Ezra Crane, Jr., James Holmes, John Fellows, Caleb Nichols,
James Parks, John Russell, Joshua Fitch, Jr., Isaac Peck,
John Caton, Thomas Selleck, and Elias Lord."
Source: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and
Orleans Counties, VT., for 1883-84
. Compiled and Published
by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y., July 1883. Page 189.


Vital Records in Albany

The Town Clerk of Albany can provide copies of all the local
birth, marriage, death, and land records that exist.
I heard from one researcher that wills sometimes are recorded
with land records in some Vermont towns.

Contact Debra Ann Geoffroy, Town Clerk and Treasurer,
Town of Albany, P.O. Box 284, Albany VT 05820-0284.
Her telephone is 802-755-6100; her e-mail is Albany@tax.state.vt.us.
The office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm
and Wednesdays from 9 am to 7 pm (as of June 2000).


Wills from Albany

Contact the Orleans County Probate Court
83 Main Street, Newport VT 05855
Telephone: 802-334-3366
The Honorable John Monette, Presiding Judge
Lorraine Gray, Registrar

The Probate Court also would handle records of adoptions and divorces.


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