History of Waverly, N.Y.
By: Capt. Charles L. Albertson
Selected genealogical biographies taken from the work of Capt. Charles L. Albertson’s book History of Waverly, N.Y. and vicinity published in 1943.
ALBERTSON, DANIEL JR. Daniel Albertson, Jr., farmer, b. Southampton, Long Island, May 27, 1768 died on the Wisner farm on East or Watercure Hill just east of the City of Elmira on Jan. 10, 1849. He was first buried on the bank of the Chemung River, a few rods east of the mouth of Wynkoop Creek in the town of Chemung, but about three years later his remains were removed to the Dry Brook Cemetery near the church about two miles north where he is buried among many of his descendants. His headstone gives his age as 80y 7m 13d. Daniel Jr., one of seven children, who came with his parents Daniel Albertson, Sr. and Elizabeth Albertson to the Wallkill in Orange Co., N.Y. about 1780 after Daniel Sr. had made an application asking Gov. George Clinton for permission to move from Southampton, Long Island to Wallkill, Orange County. When the first census was taken in 1790 Daniel Sr. lived in the town of Minisink, Orange Co., N.Y. with his wife and seven children: Daniel Albertson, Jr., Nathaniel Albertson, Uriah Albertson, Perrinah Albertson, Elizabeth Albertson and Winifred Albertson. In September 1790, Daniel Jr. married Sarah Harding, daughter of Captain Abraham Harding (Captain Harding was born in Connecticut May 15, 1746, and was a Revolutionary Soldier in Col. Allison’s Orange Co. Regiment). When first married, Daniel Jr. and Sarah lived in the town of Minisink, later he moved into a neighborhood called Dolesentown and from there they moved to a farm that he purchased at the foot of Shawangunk Mountain about one mile from State Hill, Orange Co., N.Y. where he remained until 1838, then he went and lived with his youngest daughter Pauline Albertson Allen, sometimes called Prenina, at Great Bend, PA. Later in life he spent his time living among his children in Ontario and Chemung Counties. At the time of his death he was living with his son Uriah Albertson, and left the house to take a short walk, and when he didn’t return to his noon meal search was made and his lifeless body was found in a beautiful glen a short distance from the house. He was a tall well-formed and intelligent man. Daniel Jr.’s wife, Sarah Harding Albertson was b. April 11, 1773 d. Nov. 27, 1827, buried in the southeast corner of Pine Hill Cemetery on the road from Middletown to Ridgebury. The grave is marked with an old style flat marble slab. Daniel Jr. and Sarah had eleven children: (1) Winifred Albertson Blizzard (b. July 6, 1791 d. May 24, 1872, married John Blizzard, son of Oliver Blizzard, they had 10 children); (2) Abraham Albertson (b. Feb. 22, 1794 d. May 20, 1870; married Rheny Hoyt; see separate bio); (3) Olive Albertson Wheat (b. July 16, 1798 d. Nov. 4, 1856; married at Goshen, N.Y. Dec. 1826 to Thomas Wheat b. Mar. 12, 1800 d. Feb. 22, 1878 lived on a farm one mile south of Caton Center, Steuben Co., N.Y., had 3 children: Mary Ann Wheat; Amos Wheat; John Nelson Wheat); (4) Ann Albertson Steineback (b. May 17, 1798 lived to an advanced age; married Samuel Steinbeck);(5) Uriah Albertson (see separate bio-b. Feb. 28, 1800 d. near Elmira, N.Y Dec. 28, 1882, buried Dry Creek Cemetery; married Delilah Penny); (6) Ruth Albertson Knight (b. Oct. 24, 1801 d. Waverly, N.Y. Dec. 19, 1867 buried Dry Creek Cemetery; married George Washington Knight); (7) John Canton Albertson b. Dec. 4, 1803, d. Apr. 6, 1808; (8) William Albertson; (9) Lewis Albertson; and (10) Paulina Albertson Allen (sometimes called Prenina).
ALBERTSON, ABRAHAM Abraham Albertson, farmer, son of Daniel Albertson, Jr., born Orange Co., N.Y. Feb. 22, 1794 came to the town of Chemung in 1836 and purchased a farm one mile northwest of Dry Brook Church, where he is buried. He married Rheny Holt who was born Aug. 9, 1792 died Oct. 25, 1845. They had three children: (1) Andrew W. Albertson, farmer on the homestead in Chemung, born Orange Co. 1821 died and buried in Waverly Dec. 1892, married 1st Hannah Warner, daughter of Sayre Warner, she was born Oct. 10, 1819 died Dec. 4, 1876, they had no children. He married 2nd widow Phebe Jasles of Orange Co. and they had no children; (2) Sarah Albertson; (3) Mary Albertson, b. Feb. 1826 d. June 24, 1879, never married and was a tailoress.
ALBERTSON, URIAH Uriah Albertson, son of Daniel Albertson, Jr., b. Feb. 28, 1800 d. near Elmira, N.Y. Dec. 28, 1882, buried Dry Creek Cemetery. In 1824 he married Delilah Penny of Newburgh, N.Y. who was b. Dec. 28, 1802 d. June 4, 1872. They had 4 children: (1) George Albertson; Mary Albertson; Eliza Albertson; Virgil Albertson.
Albertson, Daniel Daniel Albertson, son of Daniel Albertson, Jr., b. May 19, 1810 d. Sept. 28, 1890 at Waverly, buried Dry Creek Cemetery, was a farmer for many years in the town of Chemung. He married in Orange Co., N.Y. to Deborah Hawkins b. July 9, 1810 d. Sept. 24, 1881. They had 4 children: (1) Paulina Albertson b. July 13, 1834 married 1st Stephen DeWitt, son of Adam and Sarah Dewitt of Elmira, he was b. 1832 d. 1857, no children; married 2nd July 6, 1865 Horace Tinney of Chemung, he was b. July 1831 d. July 1867, they had no children); (2) Merritt Albertson died young; (3) Mary Albertson married Lewis Brewster, a blacksmith, they had no children; (4) Charles Albertson, farmer town of Chemung, had a creamery, born May 24, 1837 in Orange Co., N.Y. was killed by a runaway horse in Sayre, PA in Aug. 1915. On Jan. 20, 1863 he married Lounda Beekman who was born May 18, 1837 d. Oct. 7, 1913, they had one son Clarence Albertson b. July 17, 1865 married 1stCora Case and had no children, married 2nd Oct. 21, 1896 Effie Hawkins, daughter of Ira Hawkins and Elizabeth Comstock Hawkins of Deposit, N.Y. and had twin sons Daniel Albertson and Donald Albertson who were born Sept. 26, 1900.