"About 1645, Albro married Dorothy, the widow of Nathaniel Potter, whose maiden name is not known. John and Dorothy had five known children, all of whom grew to maturity, married, and had children. Their two sons Samuel and John were both original proprietors of the settlement of East Greenwich."
Major John Albro was one of the most active and influential settlers of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He came from Ipswich, England, in the ship Francis, sailing from Ipswich Apr 30, 1634. He was born in England in 1617. He came under the care of William Freeborn and was only seventeen years of age.
They landed at Boston and four years later (1638) came to Portsmouth RI. John then being 21 yrs. of age. �His fellow townsmen soon began to give him much to do with the affairs of the community. In 1649 he was a member of the town council and he often served as moderator of the town meetings, even into old age.
In 1686 King James appointed him as a member of Sir Edmund Andros' Council for New England and he attended the first meeting of this council in Boston, Dec. 30th of that year.
He served as one of the commissioners of the Colony to lay out the western line of the Colony in 1678. During King Phillip's War he was one of the commissioners to order, watch and ward the the island.
He died at Portsmouth in 1712, in the 95th year of his age. The Friends' Records, in recording the death of this useful man state that he "was buried in his own orchard".
He died at the Quaker settlement of Portsmouth, RI. He was known as "Quaker John Alburro". His surname may have also been adjusted to be spelled, "Alborough". The pronunciation of the name is "Albro". His date of death may have been 1 Nov 1712 or 17 Dec 1712. He was a Major in the Colonial Service.
John b. by 1655; 1679 child with Margaret Hall m. 27 April 1693 Mary Stokes
Susanna b. by late 1650s m. abut 1697 John Anthony
Anderson, Robert Charles; Sanborn, George F. Jr.; Sanborn, Melinde L. (1999). The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634–1635. Vol. I A–B. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society. ISBN 0-88082-110-8, p. 18.
Austin, John Osborne (1887). Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. Albany, New York: J. Munsell's Sons. ISBN 978-0-8063-0006-1, pp. 234-7.
Source: S45 Type: Book Author: John Osborne Austin Title: Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode island Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1969 Repository: Chula Vista Public Library Source Locality: 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Edition: Reprint