William R Albey Obituary

William R Albey Dies in Hospital 

William R. Albey, aged 83, a retired contractor and lifetime resident of Malvern,  (Arkansas) died May 9 (1970) in the Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 20, 1886 and was married to Bessie Draper.  Mr Albey was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. 

Survivors include his wife; one son, Claude V Albey of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Mrs Hazel L Albey of Arlington, Va. and Miss Lois A Hubbard of Narco, California and one step-daughter, Mrs Vera M Wilcox of Reseda, California, and one brother Austin A Albey of Malvern; three sisters, Mrs Doris Davis and Mrs Annie Hightower both of Malvern and Mrs Elva Richardson of Gilliam, Mo. and six grandchildren. 

Funeral will be Tuesday at two o'clock in the chapel of Atkinson Funeral Home with Rev Earnest Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers will be Loren Albey, David, Autry Lee and Eudell Hightower, Claudie Draper and Wallace Hall.  Honorary pallbearers will be W.S. Behrens, P.E. Mikels, Charlie Brooks and Edwin Helms. 

from:
Malvern Daily Record 
Malvern, Arkansas 
May 1970
William Albey was my grand uncle
 Austin Albey was my grandfather

Shipman Denton Estate



Shipman Denton
Born 1804 to Benjamin & Sarah Jane Shipman 
White County Tennessee

Married in Perry County Tennessee
unknown date to 
Sarah Shumake (daughter of  Robert Carrol & Dicey Shumake) 

Died before July 19, 1870 
Drew County Arkansas 

Children: 
Elmira, Annanasis, Kemp, Martha, Marian, Samuel, Ozais, Dicey Jane, Matilda and Alexander

Most children born in Tennessee, with a couple born in Mississippi before Shipman and Sarah brought family to Drew County Arkansas.  

There are no headstones to be found for Shipman, his wife Sarah, or my 2 greats grandmother Elmira, who married a young man named Simon Peter Sumner very shortly after the family arrived in Drew County, and when he passed in 1871, she almost immediately remarried to a Yankee soldier (John Maes) from Wisconsin, and then she disappeared until 1910, when found living with her daughter and family.  
Once a prominant land owner, what the family owned was lost during and after the civil war. Carpetbaggers ravaged the county.  This document is one of a couple of documents that gives me a clue as to the approximate date of Shipman's death.  The children scattered between 1870-1880, with Sarah passing between 1876-1877.  Drew County Courthouse is very small and several records have been removed to other storage. 

I do not have the source for this document.  It was sent to me many years ago by a family researcher.  All I have is the page number of the estate book - 326.   The Denton and Sumner family research folders are both fairly slim books and have been for most of my 42 years of researching.  I'll never give up though!  

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