Thanks, Judith.I live in Eureka and Uriah T Albee is not my Albee line.I am descended from Joseph Porter Albee, b. May 28, 1815 in Ohio.He was the son of Joseph Albee, b. 1772 in New York and Electa Crippen, b. 1792 in New York.Then we get muddy.Most of the postings on the internet put this Joseph as son of Eleazer, died July 1808 in New York.
Joseph Porter came to California following the gold, but quickly understood the best way to get gold was to provide for the miners, not to pan for it himself.His wife, Caltha Putnam, brought her three daughters from Michgan by herself in 1852, joining him in Weaverville, CA.By 1854 they had moved over to Humboldt Bay and soon after that established a ranch on Redwood Creek.It was on one of the main trade trails to Hoopa.The ranch served as a hotel and post office for a while, until the Indian Wars disrupted ordinary trade.He moved his family into Arcata in 1862 after pressure from the neighbors, friends, and the military to do so.His last son was born in Arcata, November 1, 1862.Joseph P. Albee went back to his ranch to do some work and was killed by Indians, probably on Nov. 4, 1862.
The Albees seem to use names over and over.We have Electa, and Crippen and Joseph and Porter used in several generations as well as names from the Putnam line.I would like to know where "Porter" comes from since it was perpetuated.