My daughter is attending Albright College in Reading, PA named after Jacob ALBRIGHT (1759-1808).Following is an excerpt from their web site at http://www.albright.edu/150/lifeandtimes.htmlhttp://www.albright.edu/150/lifeandtimes.html:
Christened Johannes Jacob ALBRECHT, Jacob ALBRIGHT was one of nine children born on a farm in the “Fuchsberg” (Fox Mountain Region), three miles northwest of Pottstown, Pa., Montgomery County, on May 1, 1759. His parents, Johannes and Anna ALBRECHT, came to America from the Palatinate Region (Wittenburg) of Germany on the ship Johnson of the Holland-American Line, arriving in the port of Philadelphia in September 1732.
The two-and-one-half story home in which he was born no longer stands, but foundations of stones, on which another home was built, are still visible.
Helping on the family farm was how ALBRIGHT spent his early life. Baptized at a young age into the Lutheran Church, his early education was acquired through the study of the Bible and the Lutheran catechism. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1776 and educated in German, his native language. Historians note that ALBRIGHT was an intelligent, able student, although it is unknown to what extent he participated in any formal schooling.
As the above excerpt was only a small portion of the web page, you may be of interest to note that there is much more to read at the college's web site.
Although not a descendant myself, I am interested in Jacob ALBRIGHT's descendancy because of a plaque I found in the Merner-Pfeiffer Hall of Science on Albright's campus.The plaque had inscribed upon it the names of the recipients of the LUCILLE GRISWOLD ALBRIGHT prize, of which I know nothing about.My quest is to learn how LUCILLE GRISWOLD ALBRIGHT may be related to Jacob ALBRIGHT and how she is related to other GRISWOLD's, if at all, since I'm a descendant of that name.To me it seems there could be an interesting connection.
If you have any information that may help me out, please contact me when you're able.Your help would be much appreciated.Thank you!