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Samuel Albro (abt. 1729 - 1791)

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Samuel Albro
Born about in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in North Kingstown, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotiamap
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Samuel Albro was born about 1738 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

He married 3 Dec 1758 in North Kingstown, RI, Jane Cole. She was born in 1739, in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the daughter of Captain John and Anna (Wilbur) Cole, died 18 Apr 1828 in Falmouth, Hants Co., NS and is buried in the Old Burying Ground in Halifax.

Samuel and Jane moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they raised a family of several children. Their son, John was a political figure in Nova Scotia. Samuel and some of his children are buried in the Old Burying Ground in Halifax.

In Surgeons, Smallpox and the Poor: A History of Medicine and Social Conditions in Nova Scotia, 1749-1799, Allan Marble states that “Samuel Albro, the keeper of the orphan house, was paid £393 for the care and support of the orphan children in 1784”.

The Halifax Gazette circa 1772 advertises that Samuel Albro informs "all gentleman, travellers, and others" that he has opened "a house of entertainment for men and horse, in Halifax, at the house lately occupied by Waitstill Lewis."

He died 9 Dec 1791, aged 53 in Falmouth, Hants Co., Nova Scotia and is buried in the Old Burying Ground, Halifax.

The Inscription on his tombstone reads: In memory of Samuel Albro who departed this Life the 9th of December 1791 Aged 53 Years. Also Mary daughter of Samuel and Jane Albro who departed this Life the 25th of October 1784 Aged 20 Years. Also John Albro Son of John and Elizabeth Albro who departed this Life the 21st of July 1843 in the 47th year of his age.


  1. Annie A., b. 24 Dec 1759 in Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, m(1). Pierce Hurley in 1776, m(2) Michael Bennett, d. 1847 in Halifax, bur. Old Burying Ground, Halifax.
  2. John, b. 6 May 1764 in Newport Station, Hants Co., NS.
  3. Mary, b. 6 May 1764, Newport Station, Hants Co., NS, d. 25 Oct 1784 in Halifax.
  4. Samuel William, b. 11 Jul 1779 in Halifax, Halifax Co., NS.
  5. Nancy, b. 26 Nov 1784, m. Stephen Loomer, d. 1863.

Samuel was in Newport, NS in 1761


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