Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
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Subject:Eli Albertson b. December 1, 1818, father from NC, Eli mar Roxana Culbertson
Post Date:January 25, 2003 at 03:55:09
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 407, West Point Township, White County, Indiana

"ELI ALBERTSON was born in Wayne County, Indiana, December 1, 1818, and is one of twelve children, whose names were ELMIRA, ELI, ELIZA, MILTON, BENJAMIN, MARTHA, SARAH, ELIZABETH, ELLEN, WILLIAM, CYRUS, and REBECCA; of these, ELMIRA, MILTON, BENJAMIN, MARTHA, SARAH and WILLIAM are deceased. The father of ELI was born in North Carolina in May, 1790; was a carpenter and farmer, and died in Indiana in 1878. When ELI was twenty-six years old, he went to Miami County, Indiana, where he remained eighteen years, coming to his present abode in November, 1862. On November 9, 1843, he was married to ROXANA CULBERTSON, by whom he had twelve children, seven of whom are living - MILTON, WILLIAM, EVALINE, MELISSA, ANNA, CHARLES and JAMES. MR. ALBERTSON's farm is located five miles south of Wolcott, and comprises of 180 acres; he is a general farmer, but gives some attention to raising cattle and hogs. His place is very beautiful, having a fine dwelling house, commodious stables, windmill, etc. MR. ALBERTSON was at one time, in Wayne County, a schoolmate of HON. O. P. MORTON. He is an esteemed citizen and liberal gentleman, prominent among the people and foremost in every enterprise for the public weal."