Joseph Porter Albee's father Joseph was on the tax list of Wheatsboro, Huron Co., OH. in 1815 so he was probably born there on 10may1815. His grandfather Eleazer was born 17dec1738 Townsend, Middlesex Co., MA. son of John & Abigail (Searle) Albee who was probably the son Benjamin & Abial (Wheelock?)Albee of Mendon, MA. Eleazer's wife was Dinah Hastings according to the DAR patriot index, possibly the daughter of Thomas Hastings of Granville, Washington Co., NY. Eleizer Albie in the 1781 cencus of Granville,Charlotte Co., VT. and 1790 in Granville (then NY).Joseph Porter Albee' wife must have remarried as she is listed in the 1880 cencus at Yeager Creek, Humbolt Co. CA. as Caltha Hyer along with her three youngest sons, Joseph,Lincoln & George Albee. The Proof that Caltha was Daniel Baldwin Putnams' daughter can be found in his will dated 11jun1875, Marshalltown,IA.