1860 census showed him as Alba but looking at the census I see how the made that mistake the double "ee" could look like an "a".
In 1860 it showed him living at Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts
wife; Elmira 38
children: Edward 16 Mary 14 Emevetto 10 James 6 George 4 Albert 1
James is my Great great grandfather.
In the 1870 census Edward C. is living at Kankakee, Illinois.This is were the trail ends.No more census records or death records in Illinois.Son's Edward, James and Albert are also living in the areaaround Kankakee.
I was told that you have the Maine Albee's and might be able to help.
I am at a dead end with James also....his wife Lucretia Josephine Albee committed suicide in 1906 at Mason City , Iowa and then in 1917 James son David, my great grandfather killed himself in Chatsworth, IL.James signed the death cert for David and listed his address as Muskegon, Michigan...that is the last I find on James.
When David killed himself my grandfather was only 6 years old...and he never talked about it.
I guess I am looking to see if you have and records on Edward C. Albee from his time on the east coast.Also do you have any suggestions about proceeding the dead ends on Edward C. in Illinois and James in Michigan.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.