In 1870, Albert was a clergyman living in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the household of Joseph Shockley. He married Annie H. Howland on August 13, 1874 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Annie died before 1880, at which time Albert was a widow living in the household of Annie's brother, Nicholas E. Howland.
He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Lodge of the Massachusetts Masons. According to his membership card, he was a pastor in Lynn and New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Rev. Albert J. Kirkland died on February 25, 1882 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. He was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
↑ 1861 census and 1870 census say New Brunswick, Marriage records says PEI. 1880 census says Nova Scotia, but that is unlikely.
↑ "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDSL-NH8 : accessed 13 December 2015), Albert Kirkland in household of Joseph Shockley, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 37, family 317, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,104.
↑ "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWTC-W96 : accessed 13 December 2015), Albert J. Kirkland and Annie H. Howland, 13 Aug 1874; citing p133, New Bedford, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,033.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH6Q-X11 : accessed 13 December 2015), Albert Kirkland in household of Nicholas E Howland, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district 108, sheet 81D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0525; FHL microfilm 1,254,525.
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Massachusetts Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards 1733–1990. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Albert by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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