GEORGE B. ALBAN, farmer, P. O. Findlay, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, March 10, 1811, son of WILLIAM (a farmer) and ELIZABETH (SHANE) ALBAN. WILLIAM ALBAN served in the war of 1812 as captain; he was a justice of the peace for many years; in politics he was a stanch Whig. His father, GEORGE ALBAN, was a Virginia farmer. WILLIAM ALBAN was thrice married, ELIZABETH (SHANE), the mother of our subject, being his first wife. There were eight children in this family: JAMES S. the eldest, was a lawyer by profession, and at the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion was a resident of Wisconsin; he became colonel of the Eighteenth Regiment W. V. L., and was killed in action at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, ELIZA (deceased), JANE (deceased), GEORGE B., MARY, WILLIAM (a lawyer and a former partner of JAMES S.), SARAH, wife of SOLOMON FRANKS, of Medina County, Ohio and Capt. H. H. (of Findlay, Ohio). WILLIAM ALBAN’S second wife was JANE WHITCRAFT, daughter of WILLIAM WHITCRAFT, of Stark County, Ohio, and by here were eight children—three of whom are still living: NANCY, REBECCA and LEVINA. WILLIAM ALBAN’S last marriage was with ISABEL MCCAUGHEY, daughter of JOSEPH MCCAUGHEY, of Stark County, Ohio; she bore him two children: JOSEPH P. and NEWTON. GEORGE B. ALBAN, the subject of this sketch, passed most of his early life in Stark County, Ohio, and there married, October 15, 1835, his first wife, MARIA MCCAUGHEY, daughter of JOHN MCCAUGHEY, of Stark County, Ohio; there were three children by this union, two of whom are living: ELIZA J. and JOHN M. MR. ALBAN came to this county February 12, 1839, and has since resided here, engaged in farming. He has a farm of 160 acres of land which is crossed by the “Nickel Plate” Railroad. His second wife was SUSAN EDGAR, daughter of WILLIAM EDGAR, formerly a farmer of this county. To her he was married in January, 1844. She bore him two children, both of whom died young. Our subject’s third marriage was November 9, 1848, with MARY A. DAVIS, daughter of JOHN DAVIS, a farmer of Wood County, Ohio; the only child born of this union died in infancy. MR. ALBAN’S present wife, JANE, to whom he was married November 1, 1854, is a daughter of JOHN MCLEESTER, a farmer of this county. Two children have been born of this union: MARIA and HELEN. GEORGE B. ALBAN is an energetic and enterprising man, and still retains a goodly share of youthful vigor, both in action and in appearance. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church; one of the old and substantial citizens of this county. He and his family are connected with the West Union Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Republican.
History of Hancock County, Ohio:
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886