In the book ' A History of the Evangelical Church' (1942), it states that Jacob Albright was born May 1, 1759 to Johannes and Anna Albrecht. After serving in the Revolutionary War, he began farming and also manufactured tile for roofing... He made his home near Reamstown in the vicinity of Hahnstown in northeastern Lancaster CO, PA.... Jacob Albright traveled extensively in PA and VA in which he preached in churches, school houses, and private homes as early as 1796....'
In James Alcorn's 'The 20th Century Bio Dictionary of Notable Americans: Vol I (1904), has: "Albright, Jacob; bishop, born in Pottstown, PA, May 1, 1759. His father, Jacob Albright, was a native of Germany, and by occupation a tile burner. The son was brought up in the business. In 1790, he became an exhorter, and soon after he entered the Methodist ministry, working among Germans and making many converts. In 1800, he founded a separate church organization, known as the 'Evangelical Association.' and he was made first presiding elder and in 1807, the first bishop. The sect was popularly known as the 'Albrights' Bishop Albright was greatly respected by the wide circle among whom he ministered. He died in 1808."
The Index of Wills Book, Lancaster CO, 1729-1850, has a JACOB ALBRIGHT, year 1808.